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Headache draws for Ritchie

Shaune Ritchie thought he was in a nightmare on Wednesday. The Cambridge trainer was upbeat with his three runners heading into Trentham on Saturday, including Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) favourite Jennifer Eccles, but horror barriers quickly put a dampener on things. Jennifer Eccles, Swisswatch, and Bella Mente have all[...]
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Mark Zahra To Miss Australian Guineas Day

Mark Zahra’s appeal against the severity of a careless riding suspension has been unsuccessful, with the jockey to miss the Australian Guineas meeting. Zahra was banned for careless riding aboard Lightning Stakes winner Gytrash at Flemington last Saturday. He lodged an appeal against the severity of the eight-meeting penalty, hoping to get one day shaved[...]
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A Look At The Lightning Stakes

BLACK CAVIAR LIGHTNING STAKES Group One. 1000m. Weight-for-age. Flemington. Saturday February 15 HISTORY First run in 1955. Group One since 1987 Re-named the Black Caviar Lightning after the champion, and unbeaten, mare who won the race in 2011, 2012, 2013 Other notable Winners: Todman (1960); Sky High (1961/62); Dual Choice (1971); Maybe Mahal (1977/78); River[...]
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Nature Strip High On Royal Ascot Wishlist

Royal Ascot recruiter Nick Smith has already seen what Nature Strip can do and is looking forward to the star sprinter’s return in the Group One Lightning Stakes at Flemington. Saturday’s weight-for-age Lightning (1000m) will be the Chris Waller-trained Nature Strip’s first race since he dominated the VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) down the Flemington straight[...]
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Williams Loves Gaby Ahead Of Return

Leading Victorian jockey Craig Williams is taken with the transformation Loving Gaby has made from spring to autumn. Loving Gaby runs first-up in the Group One Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington on Saturday with Williams looking forward to the clash with Nature Strip. Williams had his first ride on Loving Gaby when victorious in the[...]
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Libertini Favourite For Light Fingers

Libertini has opened the short-priced favourite for the Light Fingers Stakes at Randwick but also holds an entry to the Lightning Stakes in Melbourne. The Anthony Cummings-trained filly has not raced since her third in the Group One Coolmore Stud Stakes on the Flemington straight course in November behind Exceedance and Bivouac. Cummings favours the[...]
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