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Ten reasons why forums rule the social media landscape

Ten reasons why forums rule the social media landscape

| August 18, 2013

The phenomenal increase in the popularity of Twitter as a social media tool has led some to reassess the position of online community forums, the traditional way for users to interact online and publish their opinions to the general audience. As an avid user of both mediums, I believe that rather than overtaking traditional forms of personal blogging, […]

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Smart dude foils plunge horse

Smart dude foils plunge horse

| August 4, 2013

Clevadude showed the benefit of race experience in his victory over the heavily backed New Zealander Cauthen. A rematch is on the cards for the boom New Zealand three-year-old Cauthen after a promising second in his Australian debut at Moonee Valley on Saturday. Backed from $2.05 in to $1.80 on the strength of an eight-length […]

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Gregers shows her class

Gregers shows her class

| August 4, 2013

David Hayes began listing the positives surrounding the filly Gregers well before she hit the line in the 1000-metre second race at Moonee Valley. And he was still at it long after the three-year-old galloped past the post well clear of some well-credentialled rivals on Saturday. ”We’ll just cruise along toward the Thousand Guineas now,” […]

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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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