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Stakes Attention Turns To Hawkesbury

After the excitement of the final Group One events in Sydney, racing moves to the city’s outskirts for the annual Hawkesbury stand-alone meeting. Saturday’s program features four black-type races headed by the Group Three Hawkesbury Guineas with more than $1 million on offer for the day. The club has a new sponsor for what was[...]
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Super Seth Set For Anzac Day Stakes

Having claimed his first stakes race win in the Victoria Handicap at Caulfield, jockey Clayton Douglas might not have to wait long for another. Douglas won Saturday’s Group Three Victoria Handicap on the Shane Nichols-trained Streets Of Avalon and could double his stakes race tally at Flemington on Thursday when he rides unbeaten colt Super[...]
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Begood Toya Mother In Line For Hat-Trick

Patience is a virtue and Warrnambool trainer Daniel Bowman is starting to reap the rewards with Begood Toya Mother. The four-year-old will attempt to extend his unbeaten run to three this campaign in Monday’s The Big Screen Company Handicap (1400m) at Sandown. The gelding has had seven starts for three wins including a Warrnambool victory[...]
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Qric Boss Ross Barnett Backs Organisation

Queensland’s chief integrity officer Ross Barnett has moved to counter growing discontent within the industry at delays in dealing with the charges against Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie. Barnett, who is commissioner of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission, said he was aware of the impact of the investigation on Queensland’s racing community. He issued a statement[...]
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Endless Drama Wins For New Nz Trainer

Endless Drama has found success in his new home with trainer Tony PIke in New Zealand, winning the Group Two Easter Handicap at Ellerslie A Group One placegetter in England and Ireland, the Qatar Bloodstock-owned Endless Drama found his way to Chris Waller in Sydney before being transferred to Pike at Cambridge last month after[...]
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Too Darn Hot To Miss 2000 Guineas

Ten Sovereigns is the new favourite for the 2000 Guineas following the withdrawal of Too Darn Hot from the colts’ Classic at Newmarket. Too Darn Hot had headed the market throughout the winter for the Guineas on May 4 after going through his juvenile campaign unbeaten and being crowned champion European two-year-old. He did not[...]
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Streets Of Avalon Win Special For Douglas

Streets Of Avalon has capped his preparation with the biggest win of his career to date in the Group Three Victoria Handicap, bringing up a milestone for jockey Clayton Douglas. Douglas registered his first stakes race win in Saturday’s 1400m race at Caulfield, guiding the Shane Nichols-trained gelding to a half-neck win over $2.60 favourite[...]
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Castelvecchio Wins G1 Champagne Stakes

A long-range plan by Richard Litt has given the young trainer a magic moment with Castelvecchio winning the Group One Champagne Stakes at Randwick. The colt signalled his class when he won the $2 million Inglis Millennium in February at his second start and Litt and owner Ottavio Galletta resisted the temptation to set Castelvecchio[...]
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