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Great Again Scores Tough Flemington Win

Former West Australian galloper Great Again has relished the wet conditions at Flemington to record a fighting first-up victory. Trained by Lindsey Smith, Great Again added a third stakes win to his record with success in Saturday’s Listed Straight Six (1200m). Great Again arrived in Victoria last year and had one start at the end[...]
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Police Operation Delays Eagle Farm Races

A police operation has delayed the Eagle Farm race meeting in Brisbane. Police were called to the racetrack after the second race while horses were parading for the third event. After inspecting the track and racecourse proper, police gave the all-clear to continue racing. Chief steward Peter Chadwick said safety had been a priority for[...]
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Leading Tassie Rider Scores At Flemington

Trainer Matt Cumani’s hopes of an early Flemington double have been thwarted by jockey Craig Newitt and an impressive on-pace victory from Immortal Love. Sasko provided Cumani a long-shot victory and punters pinned their hopes in stablemate Khoekhoe, sending the two-year-old out the $2.50 favourite in the Tom Melbourne Trophy. After settling in the box-seat,[...]
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Peltzer Wins Again To Earn Spring Campaign

Peltzer has maintained his undefeated record and set himself up for an ambitious spring carnival assault in claiming the scalps of some highly touted rivals at Randwick. The Gerald Ryan-trained youngster took up the running in Saturday’s Darley 2YO Handicap (1300m) and gave his rivals the slip, coasting through the heavy ground to score by[...]
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Sasko Spoils Betting Move On Moody Stayer

An expectation that Peter Moody would have his first metropolitan winner since a return to training has ended in disappointment. Moody sent out Shepard as a heavily supported favourite but the northern hemisphere-bred stayer couldn’t deliver on a rain-affected track at Flemington. Shepard carried $3.90 to $3.20 backing in the Rogan Josh Stayers Trophy (2500m)[...]
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RA Push To Revise National Racing Calendar

Racing Australia has announced it will form a working party to review the racing calendar with an over-riding national focus. The group will be charged with analysing the structure and relevance of the Australian Pattern guidelines which help determine which races are allocated black-type status. Among the working party’s main goals will be an assessment[...]
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Blaze Forth In Distance Test At Flemington

On the recommendation of jockey Dwayne Dunn, Tasmanian galloper Blaze Forth will attempt to add a 1600m win to his record at Flemington. Sent to Victoria after Tasmanian racing was shutdown in early April, Blaze Forth will contest the Apache Cat Handicap at Flemington on Saturday. Trainer John Blacker, who has remained in Tasmania preparing[...]
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