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Big Fields Expected For Aquis Jewel Day

Racing Queensland should be rewarded with capacity fields after introducing a double QTIS winners’ bonus on all races at the Gold Coast for Aquis Jewel day. The highlights of Saturday’s meeting will be the $500,000 QTIS Jewel Two-Year-Old (1200m) and $200,000 QTIS Jewel Three-Year-Old (1200m). All other races will carry a double first QTIS bonus[...]
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Photo-Finish Fiasco At Sandown In England

A judge in England has called the wrong horse the winner in a hurdle at Sandown based on a photo from the first of two winning posts on the track. One For Rosie, trained by Nigel Twiston–Davies, was announced as beating the Hughie Morrison-trained Third Wind. But it transpired the call had been based on[...]
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Schofield Fined After Stoush With Mcdonald

Glyn Schofield has been fined $1000 for an altercation with fellow jockey James McDonald after the Randwick Guineas. Schofield rode Purple Sector who copped a hefty bump mid-race and eventually trailed the field by more than 30 lengths. After the race, Schofield fronted McDonald, who rode Aramayo, in the jockeys’ room. “I asked James what[...]
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Spanish Reef Goes Back-To-Back In G3 Race

Trainer Ken Keys is keen to have another crack at the Coolmore Legacy Stakes in Sydney this autumn with Spanish Reef as he strives to get the mare a Group One victory. Spanish Reef showed she is in the right form with victory in the Group Three Schweppervescence Trophy (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday, a[...]
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Spanish Reef Goes Back-To-Back In G3 Race

Trainer Ken Keys is keen to have another crack at the Coolmore Legacy Stakes in Sydney this autumn with Spanish Reef as he strives to get the mare a Group One victory. Spanish Reef showed she is in the right form with victory in the Group Three Schweppervescence Trophy (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday, a[...]
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Nettoyer Scores Timely Group Three Win

The timing of Nettoyer’s Group Three win in the Aspiration Quality at Randwick could not have been more opportune with the ink barely dry on her catalogue entry in the upcoming Chairman’s sale. The Wendy Roche-trained mare was a $20,000 buy at the Inglis Ready To Run sale and is expected to fetch much, much[...]
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William Pike Suspended From Australian Cup

Leading West Australian jockey William Pike has been suspended for careless riding aboard So Si Bon in the Australian Cup at Flemington. Racing Victoria stewards suspended Pike for eight meetings which will start after the jockey rides in stakes races at Ascot next Saturday with a return date of March 24. He rides at Morphettville[...]
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Jockey Makes A Winning Move To Australia

Jockey Barend Vorster has only called Australia home for a week, yet the 42-year-old has already claimed one of the country’s most famous races. Vorster guided the Tony McEvoy-trained filly Sunlight to victory in the $1.25 million Newmarket Handicap, the time-honoured Group One sprint run on Super Saturday at Flemington. “Australia is my new home[...]
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Oaks Options Looms For Talented Rocknavar

Trainer Matt Dunn and his bloodstock agent Neil Jenkinson’s quest for a quality staying filly gathered momentum when Rocknavar took a step closer to an Oaks assault at Eagle Farm. However, exactly which Oaks is will chase is a welcome headache for the pair. Rocknavar ($2.70) had to survive a protest from runner up Mullaghmore[...]
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Harlem And Kah Combine For Australian Cup

Jockey Jamie Kah was left speechless after claiming her first Group One win guiding Harlem to a second successive victory in the Australian Cup at Flemington. Kah dominated South Australian racing in recent seasons before making the move across the border in January to fulfil her dream of winning a Group One. That arrived on[...]
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The Autumn Sun Shines In Randwick Guineas

In a Winx-like performance, the champion’s stablemate The Autumn Sun has come from a seemingly impossible position to win the Group One Randwick Guineas and confirm he is Australia’s best three-year-old. The $1.80 favourite was near the tail of the field early when Miss Fabulass ($21) set off and led by as much as 15[...]
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Spanish Whisper Wins G2 Kewney Stakes

Champion trainer David Hayes is confident the best is still ahead of former New Zealand filly Spanish Whisper after the three-year-old raced to her first Australian stakes win at Flemington. Spanish Whisper won two of her first four starts in New Zealand, including a Group Two race victory as a two-year-old, before joining Hayes’ Lindsay[...]
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Trapeze Artist Wins Canterbury Stakes

Blake Shinn has ridden Trapeze Artist to an all-the-way win in the Group One Canterbury Stakes, a ride that means more than most. The win was a fourth at Group One level for Trapeze Artist whose regular rider Tye Angland has been confirmed quadriplegic after a fall in Hong Kong in November. Shinn suffered a[...]
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Harlem Defends Australian Cup, G1 For Kah

Harlem has recorded back-to-back Australian Cups at Flemington in a history-making ride for jockey Jamie Kah. Formerly based in South Australia, Kah saluted at Group One level for the first time and became the first female jockey to win the $1.5 million weight-for-age race over 2000m. Shillelagh was second ahead of Trap For Fools. “I[...]
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Ball Outmuscles Redzel In Challenge

Tough gelding Ball Of Muscle has edged out champion sprinter Redzel in a thrilling finish to the Group Two Challenge Stakes at Randwick to set himself up to fulfil his family destiny. In a major upset, Ball Of Muscle ($11) held off the $1.60 favourite by a nose to win Saturday’s 1000m-sprint. He is now[...]
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Sunlight Claims Newmarket Handicap

Star filly Sunlight has given jockey Barend Vorster a memorable start to his new life in Australia, with the pair combining to win the time-honoured Group One Newmaket Handicap at Flemington. South African Vorster had ridden successfully in Singapore for the past 15 years and only arrived in Australia late last week to take up[...]
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The Autumn Sun Surges To Randwick Guineas

A withering late burst has secured The Autumn Sun a narrow victory in the $1m Group One Randwick Guineas (1600m) at Randwick. The Chris Waller-trained three-year-old timed his run to perfection under Kerrin McEvoy, the favourite reeling in Fundamentalist as the post loomed to extend his winning streak to four. Nakeeta June was third. “What[...]
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