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Nick Souquet Suspended For Nine Weeks

Jockey Nick Souquet has been suspended for nine weeks for betting on thoroughbred races. Racing Victoria stewards charged Souquet with making, or having an interest in, 10 bets on thoroughbred races on November 10 last year, with those bets totalling $125. Souquet pleaded guilty to the charge, with the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board handing[...]
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Godolphin Nominates Flit For Champagne

The Godolphin operation has a perfect record in this season’s Group One races for juveniles and will rely on Flit to keep the run going in the Champagne Stakes. Godolphin-owned two-year-olds have won the Blue Diamond Stakes (Lyre), Golden Slipper (Kiamichi) and ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (Microphone) this season, with Saturday’s Champagne Stakes (1600m) at[...]
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Jumps Jockey Small Undergoes Surgery

Jumps jockey Braidon Small has undergone surgery for a head injury following a race fall at Pakenham and is recovering in a Melbourne hospital. Small fell from Startierra in a hurdle race on Sunday and initially appeared to escape injury and went home. Later that night he felt unwell and was transported from Warrnambool to[...]
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Qric Admits Steward Partly At Fault

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has revealed a steward was partly responsible for a mistake where the wrong horse started in a race at Rockhampton. QRIC immediately announced it would instigate a full independent inquiry after the incident on March 28. Trainer Julieann Lancaster’s Plain ‘N’ Simple was saddled as Authadane and ran in the[...]
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Greg Nichols New Chair Of Racing Aust

Experienced administrator Greg Nichols is the new chair of Racing Australia following the resignation of Frances Nelson. A director of Racing Victoria, Nichols was elected to the position on Monday with Nelson stepping down to concentrate on issues in South Australia where racing is suffering because of the lack of any return from the new[...]
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Million Dollar Babies At Easter Sale

A colt by champion sire Snitzel out of the speedy Ichihara heads the leader board at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney, fetching $2,8 million on the first day. He was consigned by Corumbene Stud which owns his three-quarter brother Menari and bought by James Harron Bloodstock. His price tag makes him the highest-priced[...]
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