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Savaheat cherry ripe at Flemington

Savaheat was cherry ripe ahead of the Brew’s Anniversary Plate (1800m) at Flemington on Saturday, according to trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent (Jr), and he duly delivered. The five-year-old son of Savabeel settled midfield for jockey Michael Dee before he asked his charge to improve from the 800m mark. Savaheat took control of the[...]
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Hat-trick for resurrected Alfa Oro

Alfa Oro continued his impressive run of form when winning the Almandin Handicap (1100m) at Flemington on Saturday. It was the third win on-end for the four-year-old son of Bachelor Duke, who returned from an injury enforced two year layoff last month. The Matt Laurie-trained gelding suffered a spiral fracture in a front leg during[...]
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German Import In Flemington Eye-Catcher

Trainer Robert Hickmott has described the performance of German import Django Freeman as “super” after the entire’s Australian debut placing at Flemington. With Craig Williams in the saddle, Django Freeman finished third behind Reykjavik and Shot Of Irish in Saturday’s Apache Cat Handicap over 1600m. Django Freeman arrived in Australia in August and was being[...]
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Exhilarates Set To Stake Stradbroke Claim

Godolphin will use a proven strategy with accomplished filly Exhilarates in anticipation she can add further depth to the stable’s Stradbroke Handicap team. Exhilarates is campaigning in Queensland, where she first made a name for herself, and returned to racing with a Gold Coast Guineas placing. She will run in the Fred Best Classic on[...]
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Brisbane Stables Set For Country Carnivals

Racing Queensland’s early release of a modified schedule of feature racing in the major country centres will see the re-mergence of the annual trek north by horses from the south of the state. In recent months, the Queensland racing industry has continued under strict biosecurity measures including patron-free meetings due to coronavirus restrictions. Under the[...]
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Victorem Bounces Back With Timely Victory

Coronavirus pandemic restrictions mean Port Macquarie trainer Jenny Graham might miss being trackside for her best opportunity to win a Group One race. The Graham-trained Victorem ($17) overcame a tumultuous two weeks when he beat Niccanova ($21) by 1-1/4 lengths in the Group Two Victory Stakes at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Deep Impact ($9) was[...]
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Louise Day Makes The Most Of City Switch

A decision by Louise Day to switch from the provincial to metropolitan zone riding zone has been vindicated with the apprentice celebrating two milestones at Randwick. Day, who is indentured to Kris Lees at Newcastle, recently made the call to quarantine for two weeks in order to ride in town. After having immediate success aboard[...]
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