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McDonald ready for round two

Leading Sydney jockey James McDonald can’t wait to hop back aboard Verry Elleegant and act out their revenge against Addeybb in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on Saturday. The pair finished second to the European import in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and Queen Elizabeth last year, and while Verry[...]
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McDonald celebrates milestone on Anamoe

James Cummings was left wondering what might have been after Anamoe’s slashing second from a wide draw in the Golden Slipper, but the colt has swept that disappointment aside with a breathtaking performance at Randwick. The Godolphin head trainer admitted he was crushed when the youngster came up with the outside gate in the Slipper,[...]
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Marquand excited for clash of the ages

In a race that threatens to overshadow the Golden Slipper, the Ranvet Stakes rematch between international raider Addeybb and local heroine Verry Elleegant already has English jockey Tom Marquand on the edge of his seat. The William Haggas-trained Addeybb gave Marquand his first Group One win in the corresponding event last year when he edged[...]
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Kalashnikov Wins Black Opal Stakes

Peter and Paul Snowden have won their third Black Opal Stakes in partnership after Kalashnikov claimed Canberra’s feature two-year-old sprint on Sunday. Kalashnikov follows in the footsteps of former Snowden two-year-olds Defcon (2016) and Barbaric (2020) to take out the Black Opal Stakes in Canberra. Settled in the box seat behind early leader Rocket Tiger,[...]
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