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Tigre Royale makes it four in a row

Progressive galloper Tigre Royale continued on his winning way when he dominated his rivals over 2400m at Sandown on Sunday. The Archie Alexander-trained five-year-old was gunning for his fourth win in a row and never looked in danger of defeat once rider Damian Lane asked for a serious effort in the home straight. The Redwood[...]
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Victorian Trainer Facing Cobalt Charges

Trainer Archie Alexander has been charged by Racing Victoria stewards after one of his horses returned a swab that breached allowable cobalt levels. The Alexander-trained Tom’s Knight returned a urine sample containing traces of cobalt in excess of the allowed threshold of 100 micrograms per litre. The swab was taken after the gelding won at[...]
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Alexander Set To Double Up At Caulfield

Trainer Archie Alexander is unsure what imported galloper Southern Rock will produce in his Australian debut at Caulfield. Southern Rock is set to join stablemate Kiwia in a handicap over 1600m on Saturday, a race that will give Alexander a better insight into the Irish-bred four-year-old’s capabilities. Southern Rock has won four of his eight[...]
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Settled Haky Lands Strong Flemington Win

When French import Haky arrived at the Ballarat stable of Archie Alexander, the trainer set about changing the stayer’s racing style. That work paid off on Saturday with Haky successful in the William Newton VC Handicap (2600m) while relegating Melbourne Cup winner and $1.90 favourite Vow And Declare into the beaten brigade. Haky came to[...]
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Spanner Head In Form For Sandown Race

Trainer Archie Alexander believes five-year-old Spanner Head has returned in career-best form this campaign and he is hopeful the mare can back up a last-start Flemington win with another at Sandown. Spanner Head finished second to stakes winner Twitchy Frank first-up at Caulfield in the VOBIS Gold Distaff before winning a 1400m open handicap at[...]
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Connery Shows His Class In Sandown Victory

Connery may be diminutive in stature but he possesses a big heart as he followed a first-up Warrnambool victory with success at Sandown. Trainer Archie Alexander wishes the four-year-old was another hand taller following his win in Wednesday’s Le Pine Funerals Handicap. With a pre-race handicap rating of 69, Connery was out of the handicap[...]
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