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Mamaragan Back For Golden Rose Campaign

Mamaragan showcased his potential as an autumn two-year-old but trainer John Thompson believes the Golden Slipper placegetter can only get better as a spring three-year-old. The colt has already returned to work at Thompson’s Randwick stables and the Group One Golden Rose (1400m) will be his first major spring target. Mamaragan raced three times as[...]
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Vic Spring Plans Unchanged For OTI Stars

A leading Australian syndicator is forging ahead with plans to strengthen an already impressive domestic spring team despite conjecture surrounding potential international carnival runners. OTI Racing is hoping to bring up to six overseas-trained horses to Melbourne as Racing Victoria officials canvas options to counter issues over pandemic restrictions. While there is a growing optimism[...]
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Caulfield Guineas On Radar For Ilovemyself

Greg Eurell has Caulfield Guineas ambitions for stakes-winning colt Ilovemyself but the trainer is keen to know Melbourne’s spring program as soon as possible so he can plan an appropriate course towards the Group One race. The Caulfield Guineas (1600m) is traditionally run in the first half of October. But one proposal being considered by[...]
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Mahamedeis Back In Business At Caulfield

Mahamedeis has broken through for a long overdue win, coming with a late flourish to score at Caulfield. The Nick Ryan-trained gelding had been winless since scoring over 1600m at Caulfield in April last year. Relishing the 2000m journey on Saturday, Mahamedeis registered his third Caulfield victory when taking out the Neds Toolbox Handicap. Sent[...]
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Shalwa Wins Listed Helen Coughlan Stakes

Five-year-old mare Shalwa has led in a stable quinella for Brisbane’s premier trainer Tony Gollan with her first stakes victory in the Listed Helen Coughlan Stakes at Doomben. The 1350m race for fillies and mares offered a ballot exemption to the winner into next Saturday’s Stradbroke Handicap but Shalwa is not among the nominations for[...]
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Godolphin State Switcher Upsets Fiteuse

Promising filly Fiteuse has suffered her first campaign defeat at Rosehill, unable to stave off the late surge of seasoned Godolphin sprinter Esperance. An odds-on favourite, Fituese was extending to 1200m for the first time in the Trapeze Artist@Widden Handicap on Saturday and briefly hit the front, only to be mowed down by Hugh Bowman[...]
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Boris Thornton Lands First Qld Stakes Win

Jockey Boris Thornton scored his biggest win since moving to Queensland when Scallopini got up in the last stride to win the Listed Hinkler Handicap at Doomben. Thornton, the brother of top Victorian jockey Damien Thornton and leading Queensland apprentice Stephanie Thornton, has been riding in Brisbane for the past three years. He has had[...]
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