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Qld Stewards Strict On New Time Rule

Queensland stewards have shown they are determined to enforce the new rule on the time feature race runners must arrive at meetings by fining two of the state’s biggest stables. Trainer Toby Edmonds and Chris Waller’s Queensland manager Paul Shailer were fined $1000 with $500 suspended for 12 months on Saturday. They pleaded guilty to[...]
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Matt Mcgillivray Outed For Cup Ride

Queensland Cup-winning jockey Matt McGillivray has been suspended for 11 days for causing interference in the Listed race. McGillivray, who rode the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Azuro to win Saturday’s 3200m-race, was found guilty of causing interference to Dhoukan and Social Element at the 1500m. He is already set to serve a suspension which[...]
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Smart Edges Out Notation For Randwick Win

After almost 12 months between wins, Smartedge has now put two together, dispensing with a couple of spruik horses in the process at Randwick. Favourite Ljunberg ($2.35) and Notation ($3.10) were the only two punters wanted in Saturday’s PFD Food Services Handicap (1400m). With Christian Reith aboard, Smartedge ($13) stole a break on the field[...]
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Spring Plans Revealed For Lord Belvedere

Imported stayer Lord Belvedere will be given the opportunity to progress to bigger spring staying races after scoring a stylish mid-winter victory at Flemington. Having his third Australian start, Lord Belvedere recorded his second win since arriving from England with victory in Saturday’s Harry White Handicap. Sent off the $3.10 favourite under Ben Melham, Lord[...]
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Sirius Suspect A Welcome Tonic For Hasan

Trainer Saab Hasan hopes the victory of Sirius Suspect at Flemington will prove the best advertisement in attracting more horses to his stable. Concerned Sirius Suspect may have been underdone after missing a gallop during the week, Hasan was overjoyed with the all-the-way win in Saturday’s Flemington Event Staff Handicap. Ridden by Brad Rawiller, Sirius[...]
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Excellent Proposal Makes It Two From Two

Despite pre-race plans having to be scrapped, two-year-old Excellent Proposal has managed to bring his winning form from Kembla Grange to Randwick. The Richard and Michael Freedman-trained youngster came from near last to win Saturday’s Australian Turf Club Handicap (1400m). He led to win his debut at Kembla last month and that was again the[...]
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