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Yes Yes Yes Out Of Magic Millions

Former favourite Yes Yes Yes has been scratched from the Magic Millions Classic after initially being found fit to run. Stewards passed Yes Yes Yes fit to run after an inspection on Friday morning but later accepted an application from trainer Darren Weir to scratch the colt. Chief steward Peter Chadwick says stewards agreed to[...]
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Godolphin Set For Magic Millions Treble

The powerful Godolphin operation is growing in confidence it can announce its arrival as a major player on Magic Millions day with three realistic chances. Godolphin has usually concentrated on home-bred stock and has had only one other runner at the famous Gold Coast meeting. This year Godolphin will saddle up three favoured runners on[...]
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Columbus Circle Makes Stylish Debut

Former jockey turned trainer Nick Ryan looks to have unveiled an exciting prospect for his stable with three-year-old Columbus Circle overcoming some anxious moments to win on debut at Caulfield. Columbus Circle was well-supported in early markets for Wednesday’s Ladbrokes Plate (1100m) and after being held up in behind the lead at crucial stages in[...]
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Buoyant Start To Magic Millions Sale

Four yearlings have fetched $1 million or more on the first day of the Magic Millions sale at the Gold Coast headed by a Redoute’s Choice-Purely Spectacular colt. Offered by Bhima Thoroughbreds, the colt was bought by Aquis Farm and Phoenix Thoroughbreds for $1.6 million. “We loved the horse,” Aquis Farm chief executive Shane McGrath[...]
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Battlers Set To Star Again At Gold Coast

Magic Millions day always produces a story of a battlers beating the odds and this year it could well be the jockey/trainer combination of Luke Tarrant and Kevin Kemp. Tarrant made his name on Magic Millions day and can now boost his career on the anniversary with two rides for Kemp. He rode his biggest[...]
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Classic Hope Yes Yes Yes Found To Be Sore

Victorian two-year-old and former favourite Yes Yes Yes will need to pass a veterinarian’s test if he is to take his place in the Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast, Stewards and vets conducted inspections of all runners and emergencies in Saturday’s $2 million 2YO Classic and Magic Millions Guineas on Thursday. The Darren[...]
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Doss Out Of Magic Millions Guineas

Brisbane three-year-old Doss has been scratched from the Magic Millions Guineas after being found to be lame. Doss was originally second emergency but was elevated to next in line for Saturday’s $2 million race after the earlier scratching of Sydney gelding Ljungberg. Stewards inspected all horses who were accepted for the Guineas and 2YO Classic[...]
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Good Millions News For Michael Nolan

Toowoomba trainer Michael Nolan is well aware that when his phone rings constantly on the morning of race acceptances it is rarely good news. But on Monday it was one of those days when Nolan got some news he had given up hope he would hear. Nolan trains Unconditional who was made first emergency for[...]
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263 Juveniles Remain In Blue Diamond

The powerful Lindsay Park stable has 43 of the 263 two-year-olds remaining in the entries for this year’s Group One Blue Diamond Stakes. Second acceptances closed this week for Victoria’s premier race for two-year-olds to be run at Caulfield on February 23. While Lindsay Park clearly has the highest number left in contention, trainer Tony[...]
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Shinn Returns To Trackwork After Injury

Star jockey Blake Shinn has returned to trackwork for the first time in almost five months after recovering from neck fractures suffered in a fall in a barrier trial. Shinn received the go-ahead earlier this week to return to trackwork and rode five horses at Randwick on Thursday. “This morning was a great feeling, to[...]
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Menari Back To Track After Stud Failure

Fertility problems have put a halt to Menari’s stud career, at least for the time being, with the four-year-old to re-join Gerald Ryan’s stable at Rosehill. George Altomonte retired Menari when he suffered a suspensory injury at the beginning of the season and retained a significant share when the horse went to Newgate Farm. But[...]
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Mick Lakey Swimming Against Mm Tide

It is no coincidence Queensland trainer Mick Lakey is sending a horse to Sydney this weekend. With the majority of leading trainers heading to the Gold Coast for the Magic Millions sale and race day, Lakey is bucking the trend and heading south with Final Zero. The mare will contest Saturday’s 2019 Membership Handicap (1500m)[...]
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Vorster Set To Ride For Mcevoy Stable

Trainer Tony McEvoy believes Singapore-based South African Barend Vorster will be an asset for his stable in South Australia once the trainer and jockey join forces in the near future. McEvoy has announced Vorster will be his No.1 rider in South Australia after premier jockey Jamie Kah decided to concentrate on a freelance career. He[...]
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Femme Fireball To Improve From Good Gate

Trainer Robert Heathcote admits he read the acceptance sheet four times before it sank in Femme Fireball had drawn barrier one in the $1 million Magic Millions Fillies and Mares race. Femme Fireball is regarded as one of the most promising mares in Queensland but has been dogged by bad barriers. At her last start[...]
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Dubai Gold Cup Plans For Cross Counter

The horse who gave Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin its first Melbourne Cup is in line to compete in front of his owner on Dubai World Cup night at Meydan. Cross Counter powered home to win the Melbourne Cup at Flemington in November and his trainer Charlie Appleby has revealed plans for the lightly raced stayer to[...]
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Full Book For Jay Ford At Randwick

Jay Ford regards Sikhing Glory as one of his best rides at Randwick despite a distance query over the Joe Pride-trained sprinter. The five-year-old hasn’t won beyond 1000 metres and steps out to 1200 on Saturday. Having ridden the horse in eight of his 12 starts, including a last-start third over 1150m on the Kensington[...]
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Matt Dunn-Trained Gelding Ready To Fire

Up-and-coming three-year-old The Fire Trap has come through a bruising last start to be ready for the $2 million Magic Millions Guineas at the Gold Coast, Leading big-race jockey Hugh Bowman has taken the ride on The Fire Trap after the pair combined to win a race at Rosehill last year. The gelding impressed Bowman[...]
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