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Monday, October 29 2018

Kiwi trainer Mike Moroney will partner with compatriot James McDonald on Saturday as he attempts to win his third Gr.1 VRC Derby (2500m).

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Monday, October 29 2018

Standout three-year-old filly Verry Elleegant will head to Flemington on Saturday to contest the Gr.2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) in preparation for next week’s Gr.1 VRC Oaks (2500m).

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Monday, October 29 2018

Trainer Lance O’Sullivan is confident Sir Charles Road can get his Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) campaign back on track in Wednesday’s Gr.3 Bendigo Cup 2400m).

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Monday, October 29 2018

Craig Williams is the latest jockey to lock away their Group 1 Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m) ride with Melbourne’s premier jockey to combine with the Chris Waller-trained Youngstar in next week’s $7.3 million event.

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Sunday, October 28 2018

The race to secure a start in next week’s Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington remains hotly contested with a total of 47 horses – up from 36 at the same time last year – among Monday's second acceptances for the $7.3 million race.

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Sunday, October 28 2018

Three-time Group One winner Humidor will take no further part in the Melbourne spring carnival after pulling up with an injury after running third behind Winx in the Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

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Friday, October 26 2018

Spring Champion Stakes runner-up Aramayo is the new favourite for the Group Two Vase at Moonee Valley following the scratching of last-start Caulfield winner Verry Elleegant.

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Wednesday, October 24 2018

Three-time Gr.1 Cox Pate (2040m) winner Winx will jump from barrier six when she lines-up in the Moonee Valley feature on Saturday.

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Wednesday, October 24 2018

Caulfield trainer Mick Price has elected to bypass the Gr.1 VRC Oaks (2500m) in favour of the Gr.1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday-week with three-year-old filly Seabrook.

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Sunday, October 21 2018

Damian Lane believes Humidor (NZ) is going better now than when he ran Winx to a neck in last year’s Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m).

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Sunday, October 21 2018

Racing Victoria (RV) Executive General Manager - Racing & Participant Wellbeing, Greg Carpenter, announced on Monday that Godolphin’s Caulfield Cup winner Best Solution (IRE) has escaped a weight penalty for the $7.3m, Group 1 Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 6th.

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Saturday, October 20 2018

Nick Bishara was comfortable with the reality of nursing a hangover all the way back to Auckland as he prepared to board a flight home from Melbourne on Sunday morning.

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Wednesday, October 17 2018

I Am A Star is continuing to live up to her name on the racetrack with a string of feature race wins against her own sex in Melbourne.

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Wednesday, October 17 2018

Star colt Written By took that important next step towards his ultimate spring goal at Flemington when he won the Blue Sapphire Stakes at Caulfield on Wednesday, but there remains one missing piece to his so-far faultless campaign.

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Wednesday, October 17 2018

The new $400,000 race series for provincial horses, is a joint venture of Racing NSW and the five provincial race clubs of Wyong, Hawkesbury, Newcastle, Kembla Grange and Gosford.

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Tuesday, October 16 2018

Aquis Farm announced on Tuesday that Victorian Group 1-winning jockey Michael Walker has become their retained rider.

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Monday, October 15 2018

The Chris Waller trained Group 1 Queensland Oaks winner Youngstar is the favourite with for the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on Saturday following the announcement of the final field on Tuesday morning while the Mick Price trained Mighty Boss has the biggest potential collect of $140,000.

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Monday, October 15 2018

A fourth attempt at the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) will hang in the balance at Moonee Valley on October 27 for Who Shot Thebarman.

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Monday, October 15 2018

Yucatan, who was originally allocated 52kg, now moves to 54.5kg and 24th position in the ballot for the Flemington feature on Tuesday, 6 November, after his emphatic win in Saturday’s Group 2 Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes at Caulfield (2400m).

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Monday, October 15 2018

Six internationally-trained runners, including topweight Best Solution (IRE), will take their place in Saturday’s $5.15m, Group 1 Stella Artois Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield after the final field of 18 for the world’s richest turf handicap over 2400m was released by Racing Victoria (RV) on Tuesday.

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Sunday, October 14 2018

Triple Group 1 winning three-year-old colt The Autumn Sun is to be spelled and will not race on over the 2018 Victoria Spring Carnival.

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Saturday, October 13 2018

James McDonald says The Autumn Sun will only get better after the valuable colt left today’s Caulfield Guineas field in his wake.

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Friday, October 12 2018

Former New Zealand-trained gallopers Night’s Watch and Humidor form two of a three-pronged attack champion trainer Darren Weir will have on Saturday’s Gr.1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m), with Japanese import Tosen Basil the other member of the team.

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Wednesday, October 10 2018 announced on Thursday that their customers have the chance to share in $10 million if they can correctly pick the top ten placings in Saturday’s $13m, TAB Everest (1200m) at Randwick.

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Tuesday, October 09 2018

The Waterhouse and Bott trained Group 1 winner English was retired on Monday with owners Newhaven Park Stud sending the six-year-old Encosta de Lago mare to stud to be mated by I Am Invincible.

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Tuesday, October 09 2018

Grunt will miss the Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) after his disappointing display behind Winx in the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington.

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Monday, October 08 2018

The Chris Waller trained Group 1 Golden Rose winning Redoute's Choice colt The Autumn Sun maintained his grip on Caulfield Guineas favouritism after drawing ideally in barrier five for Saturday’s Group 1 over 1600m.

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Sunday, October 07 2018

Godolphin report that Emotionless (IRE) is likely to miss the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on October 20th after pulling up lame following a piece of work at the Werribee Quarantine Centre.

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Saturday, October 06 2018

Godolphin stayer Avilius will chase a fairytale Lexus Melbourne Cup win for James Cummings after securing a place in next month's $7.5 million feature with a narrow victory in Saturday's The Bart Cummings (2500m) at Flemington.

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Saturday, October 06 2018

Such is Chris Waller's faith in Winx, he may have been the only person on Saturday at Flemington - or watching on from elsewhere - not to endure that sinking feeling as the field turned for home in the Turnbull Stakes.

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Friday, October 05 2018

Winx has joined Black Caviar and Sunline in the exclusive club of three-time winners of the Australian Racehorse of the Year, having claimed the premier award at a star-studded ceremony at Forum Melbourne on Thursday night. 

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Thursday, October 04 2018

Champion Victorian trainer Darren Weir has little expectation of recent stable addition Verry Elleegant.

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Thursday, October 04 2018

The Turnbull Stakes meeting at Flemington shapes as a defining day for a number of spring aspirants.

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Wednesday, October 03 2018

The Haymes Paint Jericho Cup (4600m) draws closer, with Racing Victoria revealing the likely option for a Jericho Cup consolation race to be added to the Warrnambool card in December.

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Wednesday, October 03 2018

Rising Red's co-trainer Trent Busuttin is favouring bypassing a direct passage into the Melbourne Cup for a race the following week at Caulfield.

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Tuesday, October 02 2018

Quality New Zealand-bred mare Aloisia will be kept to shorter distances during a spring campaign which begins at Flemington.

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Monday, October 01 2018

The Chris Waller-trained Patrick Erin has been given a 2kg penalty for both the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups for his Group One win in The Metropolitan at Randwick.

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Monday, October 01 2018

Éclair Calling, a son of Tartan Bearer that created a buzz when selling as a yearling for a record $525,000 at the New Zealand Bloodstock Select Sale, has won his fourth race when successful over 1400m at Caulfield on Sunday. 

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Monday, October 01 2018

I Am A Star has gone back-to-back in the Group Two Stocks Stakes at Moonee Valley and will now chase wins at a higher level for the remainder of the spring.

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