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Overseas campaign for Paximadia

Overseas campaign for Paximadia

| November 18, 2013

PAXIMADIA may have farewelled Australian racing in the best way possible with a fighting victory in the Sandown Guineas (1600m). Trainer Peter Snowden said he would speak to Darley representatives in Dubai in the next couple of days to find out whether he is required to join the Godolphin team. “I’ll know more tomorrow. At […]

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Classic Sertorius

Classic Sertorius

| November 18, 2013

Jamie Edwards, the Geelong trainer of Sertorius, was holding back tears of joy after Sertorius won the last staying race of the spring carnival – the Group Two Zipping Classic at Caulfield. The Trainer suffered three broken vertebrae in the fall in February but he was only looking ahead after the biggest win of his […]

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Boban the brave in Emirates

Boban the brave in Emirates

| November 14, 2013

Boban is a star! CHRIS Waller made this official after Boban’s victory in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes. Boban took out the final Group One race of the Spring Carnival, winning the Emirates Stakes at Flemington, holding off a fast-finishing Smokin’ Joey. The victory was Boban’s fifth successive race win. Trainer Chris Waller was full of […]

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Buffering dominates G1 sprint

Buffering dominates G1 sprint

| November 14, 2013

IT took war horse Buffering 36 starts to chalk up his first Group 1 but his second G1 win at Flemington yesterday was far more dominant. Black Caviar made the Patinack Farm Classic her own, winning it twice in the last three years, but a new race name and a new era has emerged since […]

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Kirramosa completes Wakeful-Oaks double

Kirramosa completes Wakeful-Oaks double

| November 14, 2013

Nash Rawiller has had a tough few days at Flemington, but his victory aboard Kirramosa in the $1 million Victoria Oaks comes as a welcome remedy. The winner of 53 Group Ones watched in agony as Fiorente raced to victory in the Melbourne Cup following his much-publicised sacking from the horse. On Tuesday he also […]

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Fiorente’s sire good for world breeding

Fiorente’s sire good for world breeding

| November 14, 2013

FIORENTE, the Gai Waterhouse stallion who brought joy to the world when he attoned for his second in last year’s Melbourne Cup when he thundered to victory this year, is by Monsun, a now deceased German champion racehorse who has the opportunity in Europe of becoming a vehicle to strengthen the genetic structure of the […]

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Gai wins Cup with Fiorente

Gai wins Cup with Fiorente

| November 11, 2013

Gai Waterhouse and Damien Oliver have combined to win the 153rd running of the Melbourne Cup with favourite Fiorente at Flemington. Oliver won his third Cup after holding up Fiorente in the straight before letting down the favourite to win the race by three-quarters of a length from English stayers Red Cadeaux and Mount Athos. […]

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Polanski slays Derby field

Polanski slays Derby field

| November 10, 2013

Polanski, the horse that cost $4,000, has won the Victoria Derby in a fairytale result at Flemington. The three-year-old bay colt, ridden by Hugh Bowman, hit the front early in the straight and rode the 2,500m out strongly to win from Complacent and Thunder Fantasy. The win was Bowman’s third Derby victory in the last […]

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Zoustar owners cash in

Zoustar owners cash in

| November 10, 2013

Jimmy Cassidy became just the third jockey to win 100 group 1 races in Australia on Saturday when star sprinter Zoustar charged home to win the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington. Cassidy, who announced himself with one of the most famous Melbourne Cup rides in history on Kiwi three decades ago, scored by two lengths […]

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Shamus Award breaks maiden in Cox Plate

Shamus Award breaks maiden in Cox Plate

| October 27, 2013

Shamus Award picked Australia’s biggest Group One championship to register his first career win and he did it in spectacular style. The Danny O’Brien-trained colt was originally an emergency for the $3 million race and only gained a start when race favourite Atlantic Jewel was scratched soon after the barrier draw. Apprentice jockey Chad Schofield […]

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