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Holyfield Lands Fighting Win At Rosehill

Visiting English jockey Tom Marquand has continued his successful Sydney autumn stint, guiding two-year-old colt Holyfield to a fighting win in the Group Three Schweppervescence at Rosehill. Trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, Holyfield took up a prominent position on the rail early in Saturday’s 1400m race for two-year-olds before Marquand asked him to[...]
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Calibration Shows Worth Of Satellite Yard

Newcastle trainer Kris Lees’ decision to have a Gold Coast satellite stable paid dividends when Calibration scored his first win in 18 months at Doomben. Lees sends horses to the Gold Coast where experienced trainer Mel Eggleston oversees their preparations. It means his horses are safely at the Gold Coast while restrictions because of biosecurity[...]
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Master And Former Apprentice In Royal Win

Sam Clipperton has combined with former mentor Ron Quinton to guide favourite Royal Celebration to an overdue win at Rosehill. Clipperton, who was formerly apprenticed to the Randwick trainer, has set about re-establishing his position in Sydney racing after he followed a stint in Hong Kong with a self-imposed hiatus from the sport. Having returned[...]
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Young Trainer Takes Pride In Stakes Debut

There will no public fanfare surrounding the Tancred Stakes meeting at Rosehill but for one young trainer, the day will mark an important career milestone. Emerging Newcastle horseman Nathan Doyle will have his first black-type runner when Pride Of Adelaide lines up in Saturday’s Tulloch Stakes (2000m). It is a defining moment for the 31-year-old,[...]
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Heathcote Hopes For Doomben Double

Eagle Farm trainer Robert Heathcote is busy rescheduling his runners’ campaigns but beforehand he is hoping for a Doomben double. Racing Queensland will introduce five racing regions on Tuesday to help stop the spread of coronavirus and Heathcote is in the Brisbane-Sunshine Coast section. He will saddle top chances Minjee and Guntantes at Doomben but[...]
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Top Fillies To Do Battle In Vinery

Funstar remains the dominant favourite to deliver back-to-back Vinery Stud Stakes wins for the Chris Waller-James McDonald combination. Trainer and jockey claimed the race 12 months ago with Verry Ellegant who was the benchmark filly of the autumn. If Funstar can justify her $1.85 quote with victory in Saturday’s Group One Rosehill feature, she will[...]
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Bjorn Baker Flying Stable Flag At Rosehill

New Zealand’s decision to cease racing because of the coronavirus crisis has left Sydney trainer Bjorn Baker as the custodian of his family’s remaining horses. Baker’s father is leading Kiwi horseman Murray Baker who, along with training partner Andrew Forsman, has closed his Cambridge operation in line with the country’s racing shutdown. The only horses[...]
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