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McDonald Suspension Term Shaved On Appeal

Leading Sydney jockey James McDonald has had a three-week riding ban reduced to seven days by the Racing NSW Appeals Panel. The panel upheld the stewards’ decision that McDonald’s effort on beaten favourite Threeood at Randwick last month breached the running and handling rule but reduced his penalty by two-thirds. McDonald was originally suspended for[...]
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Malibu Style Out To Bounce Back In Sprint

West Australian trainer Neville Parnham is at a loss to explain the last-start failure from Malibu Style and is hoping to see him bounce back in his defence of the All Victorian Sprint Series Final at Flemington. Saturday’s Listed 1200m sprint is also likely to prove telling in whether the rising nine-year-old continues campaigning in[...]
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Tony Gollan Chases 50th Listed Race Win

The rapid rise of Tony Gollan as Queensland’s premier trainer will again be emphasised if Nicci’s Spirit can give him his 50th Listed race win. Gollan has trained 62 stakes winners including three in Group One company. He has won 49 Listed races, seven Group Threes, three Group Twos. Gollan has been proficient in targeting[...]
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Benner happy with promising duo

Johno Benner has a bit of time for promising galloper Happy Star and the Otaki horseman, who trains in partnership with Hollie Wynyard, is excited to kick-off his preparation at Awapuni on Saturday. The four-year-old son of Fabulous will contest the Norwood 1400 and takes two solid trial wins into his weekend assignment. “He has[...]
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Vale Mark Buckley

Mark Buckley was simply part of the Whanganui racecourse. The man who was known as Buckles died this week, ending an association with the Whanganui track that lasted for more than 40 years. Buckles, who began his career in racing as an amateur rider, was a full-time member of the track staff at Whanganui for[...]
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Banned Currie Penalties Reduced On Appeal

Disqualified Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie had some of his penalties for presenting horses to race with prohibited substances reduced on appeal. Currie, who was the leading trainer in Queensland on winners, has been on the sidelines for more than a year after a series of inquiries. His nominations have also been refused by Racing Queensland.[...]
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