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Ballydoyle rules the world

Ballydoyle rules the world

| June 4, 2013

Ruler Of The World gave trainer Aidan O’Brien his fourth win in the prestigious Epsom Derby and brought up the 10th for owners Coolmore Stud. The 7-1 chance, the latest Classic winner to emerge from O’Brien’s Ballydoyle stable with a bloodline to the cream of the sport, proved too strong for 11 rivals under jockey […]

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Gondokoro belts Qld Oaks field

Gondokoro belts Qld Oaks field

| June 2, 2013

Victorian-trained Gondokoro brilliantly won the Queensland Oaks at Eagle Farm vindicating Pat Carey as a master trainer of stayers. Carey has a great relationship with stable jockey Rhys McLeod and his ride aboard Gondokoro was more than worthy of a Group One victory. McLeod tracked $2.90 favourite Dear Demi early, before continuing to save ground on the […]

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Sizzling stands up in Qld Guineas

Sizzling stands up in Qld Guineas

| June 2, 2013

An inspired ride from Chris Munce landed a massive betting plunge on Sizzling in the Group Two Queensland Guineas at Eagle Farm. Munce admitted he had been relieved on two fronts when Sizzling ($3.80) scored by a long neck to Dances of Stars ($41) with a long head to Lucky Hussler ($26). He had been […]

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Talent in Epsom Oaks

Talent in Epsom Oaks

| June 2, 2013

Talent gave jockey Richard Hughes his second English classic win of the season as she produced a stunning burst of speed to win the Epsom Oaks on yesterday. Hughes — 40 and who had not ridden an English classic winner until Sky Lantern won the 1000 Guineas earlier this month — guided the 20/1 Ralph […]

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Guineas winner evokes memories of champion filly

Guineas winner evokes memories of champion filly

| May 28, 2013

Taxmeifyoucan came from near the rear 200m out to easily win the richest race over the $2million two day Scone Cup carnival, the $500,000 Inglis Scone Guineas-RL (1400m). The three-year-old gelding evoked memories of champion juvenile filly Stage Hit who was one of the early stars sired by great Australian stallion Century. Second dam of […]

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Double for Myboycharlie

Double for Myboycharlie

| May 26, 2013

Promising young Vinery Stud based sire Myboycharlie (IRE) posted a winning double on Saturday with Dowdstown Charlie scoring at Randwick in Sydney and Sprinting Queen successful at Turffontein in South Africa. A $140,000 Magic Millions purchase for his trainer David Payne from the draft of Amarina Farm, the newly gelded Dowdstown Charlie produced his A […]

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Testa Rossa approaches milestone

Testa Rossa approaches milestone

| May 26, 2013

ORTENSIA’S sire Testa Rossa is closing in on a major milestone with just a handful of winners needed to take his career tally to 500. The Vinery Stud resident currently sits on 494 individual winners from a total of 687 starters giving him an unsually high winners-to-runners strike rate of 71.9 percent. Testa Rossa is the sire of […]

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Epaulette brilliant in 10,000

Epaulette brilliant in 10,000

| May 25, 2013

A blinding early pace by Buffering and Your Song set up the Doomben 10000 for a backmarker to finish on and it was Peter Snowden’s talented colt Epaulette who burst through the field to score. The winning margin was a broadening two lengths to last year’s winner Sea Siren, who boxed on well to pip […]

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Sad loss of Rangirangdoo

Sad loss of Rangirangdoo

| May 25, 2013

The dual Group One winner Rangirangdoo was euthanased after breaking both sesamoids in the Doomben 10,000. Waller’s Sydney staff waited anxiously at Randwick after the race to hear what had happened and even victory by Coup Ay Tee in the final race to go with She’s Clean’s earlier win, couldn’t lift their spirits. “It is […]

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Black And Bent sets new mark

Black And Bent sets new mark

| May 22, 2013

Champion hurdler Black And Bent claimed an Australian-record 10th successive victory with a dominant performance in the $100,000 Jack Dow Memorial Hurdle (3,300m) – his first over jumps in more than a year. The Robert Smerdon-trained star had shared the record with Lots Of Time for more than 12 months after injuring a tendon for a […]

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