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Rodd On The Board After Return To Victoria

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michael Rodd has registered his first winner since returning to Victorian racing, guiding the Lindsey Smith-trained Capital Zous to victory at Hamilton. Rodd had been based in Singapore since 2015 but, with racing shut down there because of the coronavirus pandemic, he is one of three jockeys who returned to Victoria to[...]
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Fituese On Target For Next Rosehill Test

Spring plans for stakes winner Fituese will become clearer after the promising filly faces what is expected to be her final test for this season at Rosehill. Fituese has won five of her seven starts including two from two this preparation. A last-start 1-3/4-length winner of the Listed Denise’s Joy Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill, Fituese[...]
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Qld Expands Winter Feature Racing Campaign

Queensland’s winter feature-racing season has been extended into July with 10 extra races. Racing Queensland originally scrapped the entire winter carnival but under pressure from race clubs and trainers reinstated some races. It is currently conducting a vastly reduced winter which will see only two of the usual eight Group One races run – the[...]
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Ryan Saves Peltzer For Spring Campaign

Rosehill trainer Gerald Ryan has confirmed unbeaten Peltzer will miss next week’s Group One JJ Atkins and be kept for the spring. Unbeaten in three starts, Peltzer scored with real ease in the Darley 2yo Handicap (1300m) at Randwick last Saturday. But Ryan said Peltzer would be unleashed in spring instead of running in the[...]
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McEvoy Colt To Debut At Caulfield

Two-year-old colt Kahaylaan has shown co-trainer Calvin McEvoy enough to take him to town for his debut. Kahaylaan is one of 36 nominations for Saturday’s 1100m handicap for two-year-olds at Caulfield where there will be a field limit of 14 plus emergencies – acceptances are due on Wednesday. A son of Pride Of Dubai, who[...]
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Gobstopper Jumps Into National Contention

Well-related gelding Gobstopper is making his mark during this year’s Victorian jumps racing season and trainer Eric Musgrove is now plotting a path for him to the Grand National Hurdle. By Tavistock out of Bagalollies, Gobstopper’s siblings include former Hong Kong Horse of the Year Werther and recent Group One Australasian Oaks winner Toffee Tongue.[...]
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Birdsville Races Latest Covid-19 Casualty

Queensland’s iconic Birdsville horse racing carnival is the latest COVID-19 victim, with organisers announcing this year’s event has been scratched. The event, known as the Melbourne Cup of the outback, have been held since 1882 and is a major tourist drawcard for operators in the state’s far west. The races, staged in the Simpson Desert,[...]
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