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Important First Up Win For Raison D’Etre

Premier jockey James McDonald has given a glowing endorsement of Godolphin filly Raison D’Etre, who will head towards black-type races after her winning return at Canterbury. Taking on a smart midweek field, Raison D’Etre ($3.30) controlled the race and extended her advantage in the straight to post a runaway three-length win in Wednesday’s Bowermans Commercial[...]
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Son Of A Gun Scores Smart Win On Debut

Regally-bred colt Bucharest has kicked off his career with an impressive win over 1500 metres at Newcastle. The sixth foal to race out of five-time Group One winner Miss Finland, Bucharest looked comfortable to hold out his more favoured Chris Waller-trained stablemate Zarzou. After a slightly tardy start, the Arrowfield-bred and retained colt hunted through[...]
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McDonald Suspension Term Shaved On Appeal

Leading Sydney jockey James McDonald has had a three-week riding ban reduced to seven days by the Racing NSW Appeals Panel. The panel upheld the stewards’ decision that McDonald’s effort on beaten favourite Threeood at Randwick last month breached the running and handling rule but reduced his penalty by two-thirds. McDonald was originally suspended for[...]
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