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Import Skyman Wins In Australian Debut

English import Skyman has made an encouraging start to his Australian racing career with a convincing win in a benchmark race at Caulfield. Stepping out for his Australian debut in Saturday’s Neds Handicap (1600m), the Chris Waller-trained four-year-old Skyman ($26) sat back in the field in the benchmark-78 race under Damien Thornton before sprinting past[...]
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Field Of 14 To Contest Group 1 SA Derby

Favourite Dalasan will have 13 opponents in his bid to win the Group One South Australian Derby at Morphettville. Locally trained by Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas, the colt has drawn barrier nine in Saturday’s 2500m Classic in which he will be ridden by Jason Holder. Dalasan is chasing a third straight victory having won[...]
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Toffee Tongue Sweet In Australasian Oaks

Chris Waller has pulled off another Group One training coup with Toffee Tongue breaking her maiden in style in the Australasian Oaks at Morphettville. The filly had been runner-up at her four starts leading into Saturday’s Adelaide feature, twice to Colette in the Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m) and the Australian Oaks (2400m). Her victory was[...]
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Douglas, Thornton With Derby Opportunities

Clayton Douglas and Damien Thornton will both chase their first Group One wins in the South Australian Derby when they retain the rides on a pair of leading contenders from the Anthony Freedman stable. Thornton steered Ridgewood Drive to a four-length win in a 2000m-handicap for three-year-olds at Flemington on Saturday with the gelding scheduled[...]
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