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Makram looking for All-Star Mile berth

Co-trainer Ben Hayes is optimistic about Makram's chances in the upcoming lucrative autumn races. The Irish gelding, imported to Australia, secured a surprising victory in Saturday's Listed Elms Handicap (1400m) at Flemington, triumphing over the highly favoured Jimmysstar. “He's been threatening to do it for a long time. He's been a very interesting horse to[...]
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“Gutted” Walker puts faith in Imperatriz

Mark Walker's disappointment at Group One performer Campionessa missing a start in Saturday's Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington was palpable on Wednesday. The Matamata trainer admitted he was struggling to process news that Campionessa was left stranded as the second ballot for the weight-for-age feature, having spoken to Racing Victoria officials earlier in[...]
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Walker edging closer to record

Leading trainer Mark Walker enjoyed another strong day on Saturday as he marches towards the record for wins in a season. Predecessor Jamie Richards currently holds that title with 160 wins in the 2020/21 season but with a Tauranga treble and a Trentham Group One win, Walker has rocketed to 149 wins for the season[...]
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Walker pair take aim at Melbourne Group Ones

Five-year-old mare Campionessa has made her mark in domestic weight-for-age company this preparation and her impressive progress will be rewarded with a trip to Australia. The Mark Walker-trained daughter of Contributer is to join her Te Akau Racing stablemate Imperatriz in Melbourne where the duo will chase seven-figure Group One purses. Her recent efforts have[...]
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