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Exemplar Earns Melbourne Cup Shot With Win

For the second successive time at Flemington, emerging stayer Exemplar has left his more highly-fancied stablemate South Pacific in his wake, leading throughout to win the TAB Handicap. The 2530m victory has prompted co-trainer David Eustace to aim the seven-year-old son of Galileo at the feature spring staying races. Eustace said now Exemplar had won[...]
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Derby Prospect Alcyone Wins Byerley Handicap

Well-bred colt Alcyone has broken his maiden and secured a ballot exemption into this year’s Victoria Derby with victory in the Byerley Handicap at Flemington. By stallion Teofilo out of 2009 Queensland Oaks winner Purple, Alcyone was sent out the $1.95 favourite in Saturday’s 1800m race which provided a staying test for late-season two-year-olds. Alycone[...]
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