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Harbour Views Set For First Stakes Test

The Group Three RA Lee Stakes in Adelaide shapes as an important race for import Harbour Views who will be striving to enhance his spring credentials with a first stakes victory. Warrnambool trainer Matthew Williams has sent Harbour Views to Adelaide for Saturday’s 1600m race at Morphettville which will be the second start of his[...]
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Russian Camelot Beats Dalasan In SA Derby

The youngest horse in the field has shown stamina and staying prowess beyond his years with Russian Camelot claiming the South Australian Derby. Bred to northern hemisphere time, Russian Camelot was giving away six months to most of his rivals in Saturday’s 2500m-Classic at Morphettville. Ridden by John Allen, the Danny O’Brien-trained Russian Camelot assumed[...]
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Russian Camelot On Target For Derby Tilt

Trainer Danny O’Brien says exciting colt Russian Camelot could not be better going into the Group One South Australian Derby and is adamant missing a planned lead-up race will be no excuse. The 2500m-Classic for three-year-olds will be Russian Camelot’s biggest test but it has been a long-range target for the colt who is northern[...]
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Hareeba Stakes To Suit In-Form Runson

Having fought off a serious lung infection and possible retirement, Runson will attempt a second successive stakes race win when he runs at Mornington. Runson returned to form winning the Listed Matrice Stakes at Morphettville on March 9 and backs up on Saturday in the Listed Hareeba Stakes (1200m). Once Runson strikes form he invariably[...]
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Warrnambool Cup Tilt For Grand Promenade

European import Grand Promenade is being set for an assault on the Warrnambool three-day carnival after a hard-fought win at Caulfield. Like last week’s Australian Cup winner Fifty Stars, Grand Promenade is part-owned by Gerry Ryan and was purchased in the UK before making his racecourse debut. Saturday’s outing in the Lamaro’s Hotel Grand Handicap[...]
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Fitting ANZAC winner of Jericho Cup

Former Wingatui-trained galloper Ablaze (Raise The Flag) has headed home a New Zealand-bred trifecta in the longest flat race in Australasia, the unique A$300,000 Jericho Cup (4600m) at Warrnambool on Sunday. Restricted to Australian and New Zealand-bred horses, the Jericho is the brainchild of philanthropist and historian Bill Gibbins to commemorate a three-mile race held[...]
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