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Solzhenitsyn scores Toorak double

Solzhenitsyn scores Toorak double

| October 13, 2013

Solzhenitsyn overcame the 6kg weight rise to notch back-to-back wins in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap at Caulfield. It fulfilled a promise Nash Rawiller had given trainer Rob Heathcote after last month’s Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes. “I was taken a bit by surprise when Nash blamed himself for that defeat, because I thought he rode […]

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Long John lands Guineas for Darley

Long John lands Guineas for Darley

| October 13, 2013

Long John proved a triumph for the huge Darley racing operation in winning the $1 million Caulfield Guineas. Trainer Peter Snowden timed Long John’s preparation to the minute and he was met with strong support on track to start the $3.80 favourite. “It’s not very often that you get what you want, but we did […]

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Atlantic Jewel in devastating form

Atlantic Jewel in devastating form

| October 13, 2013

Champion mare Atlantic Jewel rounded off her Cox Plate preparation with a stunning four length win in Saturday’s Group One Caulfield Stakes (2000m). Second last for much of the race, the daughter of Fastnet Rock produced a strong sprint from just before to turn to reel in the leaders and the race to the lead. […]

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Treve magnificent in Arc

Treve magnificent in Arc

| October 7, 2013

Treve scored a magnificent victory by five lengths in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp racecourse, France. Treve blew away an elite field and now has a chance to go down as one of the best fillies in recent history after winning the Group 1, $6,254,439 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on Sunday […]

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Boban overhauls Streama in Epsom

Boban overhauls Streama in Epsom

| October 6, 2013

Classy galloper Boban overcame a mid race check to score a stunning last stride win in Saturday’s Group One Epsom Handicap. In edging out proven group one winner Streama by a nose, Boban made it three straight wins and provided his record breaking trainer Chris Waller with a first win in the famous Randwick mile. […]

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Happy Trails stuns Cup favourite

Happy Trails stuns Cup favourite

| October 6, 2013

Happy Trails heads to the Cox Plate after an impressive win in Saturday’s Group One Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington. In doing so, he handed an unexpected defeat to Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune. Happy Trails rolled back to the clock to his win in last spring’s Emirates Stakes with a similar hard fought, […]

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Rebel Dane’s overdue Group One

Rebel Dane’s overdue Group One

| September 30, 2013

The highly talented Rebel Dane has thrown the Group One monkey off his back with a narrow victory in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield. There was no time for a winning salute by Glen Boss as he passed the line in a hectic finish, with Rebel Dane holding only a short-half-head margin from […]

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Samaready outstanding in Moir

Samaready outstanding in Moir

| September 30, 2013

SAMAREADY put forward a compelling case to suggest she is Australia’s best sprinter with a stunning performance to win the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1200m) easily leaving a number of stars in her wake. Her jockey Craig Newitt summed up the performance at Moonee Valley last night with a simple “wow” before expanding to say […]

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It’s A Dundeel upsets Atlantic Jewel

It’s A Dundeel upsets Atlantic Jewel

| September 24, 2013

It’s A Dundeel brought the unbeaten run of star mare Atlantic Jewel to an end, winning a thrilling renewal of the Underwood Stakes in Melbourne. The race had been marketed as the #raceofthemillennium, and the spectacle which brought an end to the day’s racing at Caulfield failed to disappoint. With no natural leader in the […]

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Popular win by Zoustar in Golden Rose

Popular win by Zoustar in Golden Rose

| September 16, 2013

Zoustar notched Group One win 99 for champion jockey Jim Cassidy when the two teamed up to win Saturday’s $1 million Golden Rose (1200m) at Rosehill and emerged as a leading contender for next month’s Caulfield Guineas in Melbourne. Trainer Chris Waller has always held the colt in high regard and he was glad to see […]

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