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Luke Tarrant Outed On Betting Charges

Caloundra-based jockey Luke Tarrant has been suspended for a month on betting charges despite claiming a bogus account had been set up in his name without his knowledge. Stewards opened an inquiry into a report received from corporate bookmaker Ladbrokes, regarding alleged betting activities by Tarrant. After taking initial evidence earlier this month the inquiry[...]
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Stewards, Trainers Welcome Appeal Review

Queensland trainers and stewards have welcomed a government review of the state’s cumbersome appeals process. Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe hopes to have a result of the review by the end of the year. He will meet with key industry participants next week but suggestions are also open to the public through an online process. The[...]
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Destiny’s Kiss To Stay The Distance

Having produced a season highlight in the Winter Cup, Destiny’s Kiss is most likely to be tested over 3200 metres in the Stayer’s Cup at Rosehill rather than the shorter Kensei Handicap. The 10-year-old produced a withering finishing burst to claim the Winter Cup over 2400m in a photo from Yogi last Saturday week. Trainer[...]
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Ginger Jones Faces City Test At Sandown

Trainer Andrew Noblet expects to get a better guide on three-year-old Ginger Jones when the half-brother to Group One winner Silent Sedition is tested in town again at Sandown. Ginger Jones, who runs in Wednesday’s Yulong Handicap (1000m), has three provincial wins from his past four starts. His only blemish during that period was when[...]
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Ben Currie Charged With Fraud

Queensland’s most successful trainer of winners this season, Ben Currie, has been charged with fraud involving allegations he used performance enhancing drugs to win prize money. It is believed to be the first time since the late Hayden Haitana in 1985 was charged with fraud out of the Fine Cotton substitution case a Queensland trainer[...]
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Nq Ready For Record Carnival

Racing Queensland is hoping to attract record numbers of visiting trainers from southern Queensland and NSW after a major boost to prize money for its northern carnival this year. The carnival was launched in Townsville on Tuesday and RQ is hoping it will be the start of a record year on several fronts. The winter[...]
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Care To Think Ready For Ramornie

Care To Think has taken a major step towards a return in the Listed Ramornie Handicap with a solid barrier trial at Deagon. Murwillumbah trainer Matt Dunn had hoped to Care To Think could trial at Doomben last Thursday but the gelding was excluded when a large number of acceptances meant the day was restricted[...]
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Big Duke Heads Caloundra Cup Nominations

The Kris Lees-trained Big Duke headlines the entries and the early market for the Listed Caloundra Cup. The Caloundra Cup (2400m) is one of three stakes races on Saturday’s program at the Sunshine Coast alongside the Group Three Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m) for three-year-olds and the Listed Glasshouse Handicap (1400m). Big Duke, who has finished[...]
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Deploy Back Home At Rosehill

Sydney sprinter Deploy has returned from a less than ideal trip to Brisbane but is ready to bounce back on home turf in the Civic Stakes. A three-time Group winner, Deploy beat one runner home in the Group One Stradbroke Handicap on June 6 when he was unable to get much galloping room. He will[...]
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Two Turf Meetings At Ballarat Transferred

Two more upcoming meetings scheduled for the Ballarat turf track have been transferred because of drainage issues and the effects of wet weather. Sunday’s scheduled meeting has been switched from Ballarat’s turf to its synthetic track while the meeting programmed for July 14 has been transferred to Bendigo. The meetings are the latest to be[...]
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