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  1. Duo show it's horses for courses at Happy Valley

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell In a twist of irony, on the day the Jockey Club forecast the closure of Happy Valley as a weekend racing venue, two horses emerged as specialists at the idiosyncratic ... I wasn't so sure at all. But he really sprints hard at the end of his races- he's quite an exciting stayer.' Later in the programme, the John Moore-trained Billet Express made it two from ...

  2. Pair warned over pre-race chatter

    Posted Dec 27th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Two leading apprentice riders have been warned about pre-race discussion of their tactics, as embattled Keith Yeung Ming-lun received another ban, this time for failing to ride ... reopened the adjourned inquiry into Yeung's handling of Noble Zoom last weekend in the Class Five HP Handicap, when Super Family was allowed a big mid-race lead before winning and Yeung took ...

  3. Black Caviar puts on an Orr-some show to notch her 18th straight victory

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A$4.74 million. 'It's unbelievable, it's mind-boggling. What she does to good horses is beyond belief,' Moody said. 'It's the public expectation that gets to me ...

  4. Gurus Dream and The Wand look the part

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... lengths off the leader Ride On The Fire. He was coming the best of all when he hit a wall of horses over the final 100m before going under by only 11/2 lengths in eighth. The four-year-old chestnut gelding was trained in Australia by Robert Smerdon, where he was a winner of his only start in a good formline race against two-year-olds by a half-length over the 1,000m at Moonee Valley ...

  5. Young bloods able to get Lee back in groove

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... him ready for a good assault next campaign. He raced as Sirrio in New Zealand for trainer Lance Noble, winning his opening start over the 880m on a yielding track at Ellerslie, before staying ...

  6. Roma Thunder has freshness on his side

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... performance by his second runner on the card, Roma Thunder, who stamped himself as one to follow in the Class Three Cologne Handicap after a lengthy spell from the races. Roma Thunder had only five ... As a fresh horse, Roma Thunder will be at an advantage over some battle-hardened performers and any rain will do him a world of good, too. Trainer Me Tsui Yu-sak has been on a roll and Yuan's ...

  7. Willing Storm can prove spoiler in the Million race

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... with 40 points from two wins and two placings and he will be the victor if he wins the seventh race. But a wide draw and a disappointing eighth when most recently produced have given encouragement to all his rivals. Caspar Fownes, the acknowledged King of the Valley circuit, can put the pressure on Kenobe if his sprinter, Ocean Wide, takes out the fifth race and goes to 49 points, ...

  8. Race down to Melbourne and catch the carnival atmosphere

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington Racecourse is one of the biggest events in the international race calendar. The carnival attracts spectators from far and wide to revel in the glamorous proceedings, where jocks and trainers battle for prize money worth A$5.1 million. Track events, high fashion and food come together, and the event is so big in the host city that race day ...

  9. Filly-of-the-moment Alinghi sets sail for Golden Slipper

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... afterwards: 'That might be the biggest performance I've ever seen in a Group One race.' Stand-in jockey Darren Gauci rated Lonhro as equal to the best horse he has ridden after guiding ... in Australian history, being a Cox Plate winner (1992) as well as the only horse to win four big Randwick mile races- two Epsoms and two Doncaster Handicaps. He also ran second to stablemate Tawrrific ...

  10. It's Right Timing to back popular Beadman

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... served the first part of a three-meeting penalty. Last Wednesday's double aboard Prosperity and Delta Hedge gave Beadman a three from four record aboard the fellow Australian's horses this season and a tie for first in the Jockey Challenge with Brett Doyle. Today he climbs aboard four Size-trained horses, headlined by Right Timing - a horse seemingly screaming out for a mile ...




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