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Extended Break Does Wonders For Written By

A patient Grahame Begg has been rewarded with Written By scoring a first-up win at Caulfield. After a hectic autumn campaign as a two-year-old that saw Written By win the Blue Diamond Stakes before running fourth in the Golden Slipper, the colt returned to win Saturday’s Skyline Education Foundation Plate. A drifter in the betting[...]
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Gai Waterhouse Thinking Big With Stayer

He has a long way to go but Thinkin’ Big’s Gloaming Stakes win has prompted Gai Waterhouse to talk him up for the Melbourne Cup. No southern hemisphere-bred three-year-old has run in the Cup this century and the last one to be placed was the Waterhouse-trained Nothin’ Leica Dane in 1995. Now training in partnership[...]
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Jungle Cat Ready For G1 Sir Rupert Clarke

Charlie Appleby has a strong team of horses targeting Melbourne spring carnival features again this year and is hoping the campaign can begin in winning fashion at Caulfield. Saturday’s Caulfield meeting features the first of the England-based Godolphin trainer’s horses to step out in Melbourne this spring with Jungle Cat in the Group One Sir[...]
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Long Shot Combo Team Up At Sunshine Coast

Renowned long shot combination of jockey Brooke Ainsworth and trainer Kenneth Deacon hope Yaba Dabyl Doya’s return to a suitable track will give them another big-priced winner. Yaba Dabyl Doya will tackle Saturday’s Marcoola Surf Club Handicap (1400m) over the the same course that produced his most recent win. The gelding has failed on smaller[...]
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Appleby Believes He Has Strong Cup Hopes

In a year in which he has ticked off the Epsom Derby with Masar, UK-based trainer Charlie Appleby is striving to claim a Melbourne Cup for Godolphin. Appleby arrived in Melbourne on Friday morning to watch Jungle Cat and Folkswood run in feature races at Caulfield on Saturday. The two are the first of Appleby’s[...]
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Santos On Quick Back-Up In Golden Rose

After a luckless run in his seasonal return, three-year-old Santos will race on a seven-day back-up striving to give Gai Waterhouse’s Tulloch Lodge a first Golden Rose win. The $1 million Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill was introduced to the Sydney racing calendar in 2003 and it has so far eluded Waterhouse who now trains[...]
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Sprinter Takes Long Journey To Stokes Yard

A horse Phillip Stokes missed out on buying as a yearling will have his first start for the trainer at Caulfield after a well-travelled career. Now a seven-year-old, Captain Punch, steps out for Stokes in the Grassroots Sports Club for Mirabel Handicap (1100m) on Saturday. Stokes was the underbidder on the gelding at the sales[...]
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Chautauqua Gets Out In Flemington Jump-Out

Chautauqua has taken the first step towards a return to the racetrack in a jump-out at Flemington. Connections of the sprinter including co-trainers John and Wayne Hawkes, managing part-owner Rupert Legh and jockey Tommy Berry were relieved after Chautauqua jumped away in a four-horse jump-out on Friday morning. Wayne Hawkes said he wasn’t interested in[...]
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Global Glamour Ready For Caulfield Return

Quality mare Global Glamour returns to a happy hunting ground for her seasonal debut at Caulfield. The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained five-year-old is unbeaten in her two Caulfield starts and has not raced there since the Group Two Tristarc Stakes (1400m) in the first start of her spring campaign last year. That was Global[...]
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Hayes Expects Trio To Be Competitive In G1

Sovereign Nation is one of three horses returning for a second crack at the Group One Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and his co-trainer David Hayes is hoping the sprinter-miler will fire fresh. Hayes’ Lindsay Park team has at least three runners in Saturday’s 1400m handicap at Caulfield including Sovereign Nation who finished fourth last year[...]
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Quinton Stars Set For G2 Pendant Showdown

Trainer Ron Quinton doesn’t have the horse numbers to compete with Sydney’s biggest stables. But in Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms he has the perfect advertisement for his talents as a horseman. “They’ve been the backbone of the joint for the last three seasons,” Quinton said. “Daysee has won over $1 million and Dixie’s not[...]
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