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Exceedance Retired To Stand At Vinery

Group One winning-colt Exceedance will not race on as a four-year-old and will stand at Vinery Stud. Vinery general manager Peter Orton said the decision to retire the Coolmore Stud Stakes winner was made after discussions with the Hawkes Racing training team. “Quite apart from the uncertainty surrounding racing, the time is right,” Orton said.[...]
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Redzel Nearing The End Of Career

Dual Everest-winning sprinter Redzel may have run his last race with co-trainer Peter Snowden signalling retirement is looming. Redzel ran third in Saturday’s TJ Smith Stakes won in brilliant fashion by Nature Strip from last year’s winner Santa Ana Lane. Snowden said he believed it was one of the gelding’s finest performances and would be[...]
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Nature Strip Trounces TJ Smith Rivals

James McDonald admits his feelings about Nature Strip can oscillate between extremes but jubilation reigned after the sprinter’s TJ Smith Stakes demolition. Against a top-class field boasting nine individual Group One winners, $4.20 favourite Nature Strip did what he does best: rolling along in front and breaking the hearts of his rivals. He coasted to[...]
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Fast Facts About The TJ Smith Stakes

TJ SMITH STAKES 1200m, $1.25 million Group One weight-for-age at Randwick Prize money halved for this year because of coronavirus pandemic and reduced wagering income HISTORY Named in honour of Randwick’s most famous trainer whose daughter Gai Waterhouse has won the race with Phoenix Park in 2002, Shamekha in 2005 and Bentley Biscuit in 2007[...]
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