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Riodini ready for lucrative feature

Former Kiwi Riodini will enter Saturday’s A$7.5 million Golden Eagle (1500m) in good form for what has been the target race all preparation. The New Zealand Group 3 winner transferred at the beginning of the campaign from Nigel Tiley’s Pukekohe barn to Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott at Randwick and has impressed his new handlers[...]
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A Look At The Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap

STRADBROKE HANDICAP Group One 1400m handicap Eagle Farm HISTORY First run in 1890 (winner Pyrrhus) 1890-1953 run over six furlongs (1200m) Winners include Wiggle (1958), Persian Lyric (1961), Kilshery (1962), Winfreux (1965), Divide And Rule (1970), Triton (1972), Daybreak Lover (1984, 1986), Campaign King (1988), Rough Habit (1991-92), Dane Ripper (1997), Show A Heart (2002),[...]
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Spriggs Chasing Stradbroke Win On Hightail

Jockey Blake Spriggs expects to get valuable insight into Stradbroke Handicap contender Hightail when he rides the in-form gelding for the first time in an important gallop ahead of the Group One race. Sydney-based Spriggs travelled to Queensland with the plan to ride Grand Piano in Saturday’s Stradbroke (1400m). But those plans were shelved last[...]
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Exhilarates Set To Stake Stradbroke Claim

Godolphin will use a proven strategy with accomplished filly Exhilarates in anticipation she can add further depth to the stable’s Stradbroke Handicap team. Exhilarates is campaigning in Queensland, where she first made a name for herself, and returned to racing with a Gold Coast Guineas placing. She will run in the Fred Best Classic on[...]
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Select Queensland Team For Tulloch Lodge

Opportunities to parlay autumn carnival success into the Brisbane winter will be limited for Tulloch Lodge this year but they still plan to have a presence, led by dual Guineas winner Dawn Passage. Training partners Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott enjoyed a Sydney carnival to remember, the highlight their Golden Slipper win with exciting colt[...]
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Dawn Passage Stamps His Stradbroke Claims

Sydney three-year-old Dawn Passage has moved to equal favourite for the Group One Stradbroke Handicap after accounting for a small field in the $200,000 Inglis 3YO Guineas at Rosehill. Saturday’s 1400m race lost some of its appeal when boom three-year-old gelding Masked Crusader, who had been the short-priced favourite, was scratched on race morning because[...]
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