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Michael Walker To Have Cup Impact

Jockey Michael Walker’s patience has given him a genuine chance to make it back-to-back wins in the Group One Doomben Cup. Walker has picked up the mount on the imported Fierce Impact who was 26th in order of entry when he took the ride. Trainer Matthew Smith was being frustrated in getting a top rider[...]
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Glen Boss To Return To Australia

Three-time Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Glen Boss has confirmed he is returning to Australia permanently after three years riding in Singapore. Boss has made sporadic trips back to Australia to ride at the major carnivals, including the Sydney autumn when he won his seventh Group One Doncaster Mile, this time aboard Brutal. He said he had[...]
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Birthday Girl Macfarlane Lands City Double

Apprentice Chelsea MacFarlane received a belated birthday present with her first metropolitan double at Sandown. MacFarlane, who turned 23 on Monday, took out the final two races on Wednesday’s program for trainer Tony McEvoy. A $26 chance, Despacito took out The Big Screen Company Handicap before the $2.70 favourite Aristocratic Miss scored narrowly in the[...]
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Mcdonald Lands 100th Sydney Metro Winner

James McDonald has ridden his 100th Sydney metropolitan winner for the season on the anniversary of his comeback to the saddle after a ban for betting. Capping an almost seamless return since rebooting his career at the corresponding Warwick Farm meeting last year, McDonald brought up his milestone on the John Thompson-trained Primitivo. In reaching[...]
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Connery Shows His Class In Sandown Victory

Connery may be diminutive in stature but he possesses a big heart as he followed a first-up Warrnambool victory with success at Sandown. Trainer Archie Alexander wishes the four-year-old was another hand taller following his win in Wednesday’s Le Pine Funerals Handicap. With a pre-race handicap rating of 69, Connery was out of the handicap[...]
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OTI Racing Loads Up In Lord Mayors Cup Bid

OTI Racing will be represented by a quarter of the field in the Listed Lord Mayor’s Cup at Rosehill, a significant but not unique achievement for the syndication and racehorse management company. “We’ve had four in a Melbourne Cup, funnily enough,” said OTI’s director Terry Henderson. “That was probably about four years ago. I think[...]
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Date Change For Weetwood

One of Queensland’s oldest races, the Weetwood Handicap, is to have its first date change in its 120-year history. The Weetwood in Toowoomba was for many years run in conjunction with the annual agriculture show in late March or early April as was the case this year. In a media release, Racing Queensland said the[...]
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