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Te Akau Shark Out Of Autumn Racing

New Zealand star Te Akau Shark has suffered a setback and will miss the autumn. Named for his part-owner, NRL star and Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen, Te Akau Shark had been the third favourite for the Doncaster Mile at Randwick on April 6. Te Akau Racing did not disclose the nature of the setback[...]
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Mornington Meeting Off Because Of Heat

The forecast for extreme heat has prompted Racing Victoria to abandon a scheduled race meeting at Mornington. On Wednesday, RV adjusted the scheduled race times for Friday’s Mornington meeting in a bid to avoid the hottest part of the day but after an updated forecast on Thursday officials have decided to abandon the meeting. “Following[...]
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Griffiths-Trained Fillies Face Debut Test

Trainer Robbie Griffiths has seen positive signs from his unraced fillies entered for the Blue Diamond Preview and is now keen to see how they perform when it matters most – on race day. Griffiths has Don’ttelltheboss, Lady D’Oro and Miss Elena in Saturday’s Group Three Blue Diamond Preview (1000m) for fillies at Caulfield, a[...]
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Griffiths-Trained Fillies Face Debut Test

Trainer Robbie Griffiths has seen positive signs from his unraced fillies entered for the Blue Diamond Preview and is now keen to see how they perform when it matters most – on race day. Griffiths has Don’ttelltheboss, Lady D’Oro and Miss Elena in Saturday’s Group Three Blue Diamond Preview (1000m) for fillies at Caulfield, a[...]
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Three Atc Races Rated In World’S Top 10

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick has been rated the second-best race in the world after the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. The top 100 ranked races for 2018 have been announced in conjunction with the World’s Best Racehorse award shared by Australian mare Winx and English horse Cracksman. Three Sydney races conducted by the[...]
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Last Official Match-Race Remembered

Archer’s Paradox will help commemorate the 50th anniversary of Queensland’s last official metropolitan match-race when she steps out at the Sunshine Coast. Archer’s Paradox races in the same colours as Susan Brolga who was trained by John Rosenthal and owned by Ian Hocking when she won the last official match-race beating Country Gossip at Eagle[...]
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Burning Passion To Fire In Carrington Stks

For Mark Newnham, the hardest thing about training Burning Passion is finding the right races in which to run him. With a handicap rating of 104, the gelding is weighted out of the benchmark system and over the past 12 months has found himself just short of stakes class. He runs in Saturday’s Listed Carrington[...]
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Subsolar In Genuine Staying Test At Coast

Trainer Chris Anderson has more than a sentimental reason for hoping Subsolar runs well in the Open staying handicap at the Sunshine Coast. Subsolar,who runs over 2400m on Saturday, was one of the first horses given to Anderson by the late racing legend Dato Tan Chin Nam. Anderson got to know Dato Tan’s Australian manager[...]
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Mystic Journey Impresses In First-Up Win

Tasmania’s star filly Mystic Journey has signalled she is on target for another big campaign with an impressive first-up win at Launceston. The Adam Trinder-trained three-year-old came from last under Anthony Darmanin in Wednesday’s night’s Lady Lynette (1100m), her first start since she won the Group Two Fillies Classic (1600m) at Moonee Valley in late[...]
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Spectroscope To Run In Cup For Mccall

World traveller Spectroscope begins a new phase of his career in the Listed Sunshine Coast Cup with bigger races on the horizon. Spectroscope arrived in the Caloundra yard of trainer Natalie McCall last week and has settled in well. McCall won the 2014 Group One Stradbroke Handicap with River Lad and hopes Spectroscope can be[...]
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Prize Money Boost For Brisbane Winter

Racing Queensland has announced a prize money increase of $1.7 million for the winter racing carnival. Horses will race for $18.4 million across the carnival which starts in early April and finishes in July. Racing Queensland chief executive Brendan Parnell said the increases aimed to attract more emerging stars to Queensland across the winter period.[...]
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Winx Named World’S Best Horse In London

Wonder mare Winx has been crowned the world’s best racehorse at the Longines International Federation of Horse Racing Association awards in London. The seven-year-old shared the honour with English superstar Cracksman – the pair each holding an official handicap rating of 130 – emulating the feat of Black Caviar who jointly-held the title with French[...]
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All Too Huiying Races To Sandown Victory

Stakes winner All Too Huiying has notched his first victory in more than a year, dominating a race from the front at Sandown to upset odds-on favourite Hang Man. The former Gary Moore-trained four-year-old is in his first preparation for Victoria’s premier trainer Darren Weir and he had blinkers re-applied for Wednesday’s Ladbrokes Handicap (1600m)[...]
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Bateman Weighs Up Championships Options

John Bateman admits he will have to solve a problem that would most likely be the envy of fellow country trainers after Common Purpose won at Canterbury. Common Purpose resumed in outstanding order but caught Bateman off guard to win the Summer Racing Handicap (1100m). The victory was Common Purpose’s fifth from 12 career starts[...]
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La Tigeresa Claims Metro Win At Sandown

Four-year-old La Tigeresa has been restricted to only a handful of starts but trainer Jason Warren believes the mare has the talent to keep progressing through the grades after landing her first city win. La Tigeresa went into Wednesday’s Mypunter.com Handicap (1200m) at Sandown after a second at Geelong first-up this preparation and with Ben[...]
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Long Leaf Draws Out In Karaka 3yo Classic

Dual Australian stakes winner Long Leaf has drawn barrier 11 in the $NZ1 million Karaka Million 3YO Classic at Ellerslie in Auckland. Trained by Lindsay Park, Long Leaf will be ridden by Sydney-based New Zealander James McDonald who will be aboard Aotea Lad in the other million-dollar race on Saturday’s program, the Karaka Million 2YO.[...]
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