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Second Effort keeps on winning

Second Effort keeps on winning

| July 31, 2013

A horse who has already established one notable winning pattern will be out to create another after scoring the fourth stakes win of his career at Caulfield on Saturday. Second Effort, already a multiple winner of Victoria’s biggest country sprint, will attempt a second successive success in the Group Two P B Lawrence Stakes at […]

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Easy for Octavia

Easy for Octavia

| July 31, 2013

Trainer Mike Moroney’s decision to pull Caulfield specialist Octavia out of the Group Three Bletchingly Stakes paid off handsomely on Saturday. Octavia jumped to the front in the Daniel McMillian Handicap and the $1.95 favourite scored by 3-1/2 lengths from Draw Forward ($15) with Means A Lot ($13) third. Moroney will now target Octavia at […]

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Widden mourn the loss of Northern Meteor

Widden mourn the loss of Northern Meteor

| July 31, 2013

The highs and lows of racing and breeding were shockingly brought into focus at Widden Stud earlier tonight when Northern Meteor died suddenly from a swift and fatal attack of colic. Set to be crowned Australia’s Champion First Season Sire, Northern Meteor was bred and raced by Gooree Stud and retired to Widden in 2009. […]

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Group 1 for Red Tracer

Group 1 for Red Tracer

| June 26, 2013

Red Tracer finally broken her Group One drought, winning the $500,000 Tattersall’s Tiara (1,400m) at Eagle Farm in Brisbane. Few people would begrudge the Chris Waller-trained mare her moment in the sun as she has been among the most honest mares in the country in recent seasons. Despite racing wide, Red Tracer dashed clear under […]

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Patience the key to Al Kazeem

Patience the key to Al Kazeem

| June 21, 2013

Al Kazeem added to his burgeoning reputation with his success in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes, the feature race on day two at Royal Ascot. Consistent Irish success at the meeting helped to send off Camelot as the favourite but last year’s Derby winner was only fourth and now seems a busted flush. It cannot have […]

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Dawn Approach brave at Royal Ascot

Dawn Approach brave at Royal Ascot

| June 19, 2013

Dawn Approach, the English 2,000 Guineas winner and abject beaten favourite in the Epsom Derby, narrowly prevailed in a thrilling battle with Toronado in the St James’s Palace Stakes, the highlight of day one at Royal Ascot. He won by a short-head at the end of a dramatic race, with favourite-backers kept on tenterhooks by a […]

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Palace Malice unrelenting

Palace Malice unrelenting

| June 19, 2013

Palace Malice took charge on the turn for home and won the Belmont Stakes in unrelenting style, beating Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb. The win gave Todd Pletcher his second Belmont winner in six years, and vindicated the trainer’s support of a 3-year-old who came into the final leg of the Triple […]

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Auroras Encore wins National

Auroras Encore wins National

| June 12, 2013

Outsider Auroras Encore (66-1) powered to the line to score by 9 lengths in the 2013 John Smith’s English Grand National. Sue Smith became only the third female in history to train the winner of the race. Beaten just a head in the Scottish National at Ayr a year ago, the 11-year-old had been well […]

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Outsider Linton wins Stradbroke

Outsider Linton wins Stradbroke

| June 8, 2013

Former Mount Macedon-trained galloper Linton capitalised on a dream run along the rails to win the $1.36 million Group One Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm. Coming from last, Linton scraped the fence for jockey Nick Hall to deny Queensland star Buffering his first Group One win. A long-range plan to set Linton for the Stradbroke […]

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Hawkspur dominant in Qld Derby

Hawkspur dominant in Qld Derby

| June 8, 2013

Hawkspur completed a clean sweep of the Brisbane winter carnival triple crown for three-year-old stayers after adding the $500,000 Group One Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Beautifully ridden by Jim Cassidy, Hawkspur claimed the third and most significant triple crown leg, after earlier emphatic wins in the Rough Habit and Grand Prix. Saving […]

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