Category: Racing

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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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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Buffering wins Group 1

Buffering wins Group 1

| October 26, 2013

Popular sprinter Buffering secured a long-awaited maiden Group One victory in claiming the $1 million Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley. Placed on 10 occasions at elite level before Friday, Buffering had at last earned a deserved place in the spotlight having for so long raced in the shadow of Black Caviar and Hay List. In […]

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Atlantic Jewel retired

Atlantic Jewel retired

| October 23, 2013

Champion mare Atlantic Jewel has suffered a tendon injury that has ruled her out of Saturday’s $3 million Cox Plate at Moonee Valley. Coolmore Stud’s Tom Magnier has indicated his champion mare is officially retired and will be mated with world champion sire Galileo. Atlantic Jewel has had tendon problems for most of her career […]

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Fawkner wins Caulfield Cup

Fawkner wins Caulfield Cup

| October 20, 2013

The Lloyd Williams-owned Fawkner has produced a dazzling turn of speed to win the $2.5 million Caulfield Cup on Saturday. After settling 12th in the early stages, Fawkner moved into the race as the field approached the home turn. Jockey Nick Hall then eased his mount to the outside in the straight and Fawkner overwhelmed […]

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Guelph completes G1 double

Guelph completes G1 double

| October 18, 2013

Guelph became the first filly since 1996 to complete the Flight Stakes-Thousand Guineas double with an all-the-way victory in the Group I Thousand Guineas at Caulfield, the 1600m fillies feature. Snowden said a final decision on a Cox Plate start would be made by owner Sheikh Mohammed in the next few days. If Guelph does go […]

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