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Explosive Jack seeking fourth Derby

Explosive Jack, the prince of Australian racing, will be looking to etch his name in the record books when he lines-up in the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained colt is vying for his fourth Derby this season after previously winning the Listed Tasmanian Derby[...]
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Lion continues to roar at Randwick

Group One winner Lion’s Roar will continue his autumn preparation at Randwick on Saturday. The son of Contributer has continued to please trainer John O’Shea after his third placing in the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) at the Sydney track earlier this month, and he has elected to press on to the Group 3 Frank[...]
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Wexford duo return home

Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) winner Rocket Spade and Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) runner-up Sir Charles Road will return home following their exertions in Sydney last Saturday. The Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott-trained pair didn’t trouble the placegetters in their respective Sydney targets, with Rocket Spade finishing eighth in the Group 1 Australian[...]
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Multi-venue focus for Marsh on Saturday

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh has black-type runners at three venues on Saturday, headed by Milford in the A$2 million Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick. The Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) runner-up finished a well-held eighth in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) when making his Australian debut a fortnight ago, racing ungenerously[...]
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Track gallop to determine Derby start

A Tuesday morning track gallop at Warwick Farm will determine whether Grandslam joins stablemate Explosive Jack in the Group 1 Australian Derby at Randwick on Saturday. A winner of the Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes (2040m) at The Valley on March 13, Grandslam was taken to Sydney for the traditional Derby lead-up, the Group 1[...]
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McEvoy warming to Aegon in Doncaster

Fresh from his Group 1 win aboard Hungry Heart in the Vinery Stud Stakes, Kerrin McEvoy is turning his attention to The Championships. Having tested New Zealander Aegon in a recent barrier trial, jockey Kerrin Mcevoy is buoyant about his Doncaster Mile prospects, particularly given the forecast for rain. While Hugh Bowman has ridden the[...]
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Force Of Will primed for Vinery

Group Three winner Force Of Will has arrived in Sydney ahead of her tilt at the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on Saturday. The Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott-trained filly is still finding her feet after flying over to Sydney on Monday, but her connections are confident she will settle in well[...]
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