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Royal Crown Outstays Rivals At Caulfield

Before heading overseas for a break, Mick Kent discussed his plans for Royal Crown with caretaker trainer Robbie Griffiths. One of Kent’s target races was Saturday’s Listed Galilee Series Final (2400m) at Caulfield. Kent’s planning proved spot on with Royal Crown successful on Saturday, but the three-year-old’s work is not finished yet. If Griffiths can[...]
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Vic Enhances Horse Movement Protocols

Horses travelling to Victoria will be subject to the same stringent conditions as NSW with enhanced cross-border protocols to come into effect. Racing Victoria has strengthened biosecurity conditions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic from midnight on Friday as racing continues around Australia . While horses are not affected by coronavirus, the protocols relate to[...]
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Racing On Tenterhooks Over Covid-19 Test

The rich Sydney autumn carnival is on a knife edge and Queensland’s winter extravaganza has already been scuppered because of the coronavirus. Queensland authorities on Thursday pulled the pin on the rich feature races over winter amid the uncertainty surrounding the sport. Other sports have already been postponed or have cancelled their seasons. Group One[...]
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Top Trainers Prepare For All Scenarios

Trainers have ramped up biosecurity measures in stables to ensure racing stays afloat for as long as possible during the coronavirus pandemic. The sport has been temporarily suspended in five states while officials wait for the results of a Covid-19 test on Victorian-based jockey Mark Zahra. Two Sydney jockeys who shared a charter flight with[...]
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RV Awaiting Covid-19 Jockey Test Result

Racing Victoria is awaiting the results of a coronavirus test on jockey Mark Zahra in the hope the suspension on racing can be lifted. Racing was abandoned on Wednesday with only a meeting at Narromine in western NSW going ahead on Thursday. After being contacted by health officials, Zahra alerted Victorian Jockeys’ Association chief executive[...]
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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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