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Aethero leads Moore charge

Purton kicked off the day with an impressive win on Aethero, trainer John Moore’s exciting juvenile. While the jockeys’ premiership is all but done and dusted, Moore did all he could to set the trainers’ title race on fire. Hong Kong’s seven-time champion charged up and grabbed a fistful of defending champion John Size’s coat[...]
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Gennady Gets The Job Done At Sandown

Gennady is lucky to be alive let alone a two-time winner, leading all the way at Sandown to claim his second victory. After a maiden win at Mornington in early May, Gennady proved too strong as a $21 chance in Sunday’s Samson Handicap (1300m). Trainer Robbie Laing revealed Gennady’s dam Citrium suffered a terrible injury[...]
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J J Atkins Poser For Garibaldi

Trainer Tony Gollan is debating whether to run BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes placegetter Garibaldi in the Group One J J Atkins Stakes. Garibaldi led for most of the race before finishing third to Strasbourg in the Sires at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Gollan believes while the run may have indicated Garibaldi would struggle at 1600m[...]
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Excellent Start To New-Look Andrew Ramsden

There is no-one prouder than Leigh Jordon having watched the titanic battle for honours in the new-look The Andrew Ramsden. A nose separated Steel Prince and Surprise Baby at the end of Saturday’s race with the winner gaining a ballot exemption into November’s Melbourne Cup. The Victoria Racing Club altered the conditions of Saturday’s race,[...]
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Verbalizer fulfilling potential

On a day where there were several eye-catching performances, it was the victory in the last race on the card at Ellerslie by the lightly-tried Verbalizer that captured most of the attention. Having just his second run in a new campaign, the Tobique five-year-old stormed home from near last in the hands of Troy Harris[...]
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Spring assignments on cards for Inscription

Progressive mare Inscription will head to the spelling paddock next week after completing an impressive treble of wins for Cambridge trainer Ross McCarroll. The five-year-old Cape Blanco mare showed her customary dogged finishing burst to land the opening event over 1600m at Ellerslie on Saturday, although punters who backed her into favourite at $2.20 did[...]
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Talented Spaceboy To Return At Rosehill

Gary Portelli has experimented with a change of riding tactics on Spaceboy at the barrier trials and believes he might have found the key to unlocking the youngster’s abundant potential. The colt has shown natural speed at his three race starts, which have included minor placings behind one-time Golden Slipper favourite Tassort and Unite And[...]
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New Stewards Appointed To Qric

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has boosted its depleted stewards ranks with some key appointments. The senior stewards ranks in Queensland have been tested in recent months with Ian Brown resigning, Allan Reardon retiring, a steward off ill and another senior steward on office duties. In a media release commissioner Ross Barnett said Dayle Brown[...]
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