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Wednesday, September 26 2018

The former Tony Pike-trained Our Libretto extended her Australian winning streak to three at Flemington on Wednesday when victorious in the Briseis Handicap (1800m).

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Wednesday, September 26 2018

Former New Zealand galloper Patrick Erin will be tested at Group One level for the second time in Australia on Saturday and his trainer Chris Waller believes the distance and track conditions should suit the Gallant Guru seven-year-old down to the ground.

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Wednesday, September 26 2018

Expat New Zealand trainer Chris Waller will be looking for improvement from Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) hopeful Who Shot Thebarman when he lines-up in Saturday’s Gr.2 Yulong Australia Hills Stakes (2000m) at Randwick.

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Tuesday, September 25 2018

The John Sargent-trained Luvaluva will likely head to Melbourne after Saturday, where she will line-up in the Gr.2 Hill Stakes (2000m) at Randwick.

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Tuesday, September 25 2018

Group Three-winner Lanciato will head into Saturday’s Gr.1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Randwick in good order in what has been a carefully laid out plan.

“I’m really happy with him,” trainer Mark Newnham said.

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Tuesday, September 25 2018

Former Otaki trainer Rachael Frost is pleased to have talented galloper Travimyfriend as part of her team at Mornington.

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Monday, September 24 2018

Last-start winner Grunt has already been well supported in a bid to add to his Group One tally in the Underwood Stakes at Caulfield.

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Monday, September 24 2018

One-time Caulfield Guineas favourite Brutal will miss the race in favour of another Group One race later in the spring.

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Monday, September 24 2018

Caulfield Cup second favourite Night's Watch is free of any lameness issues that may have derailed his spring campaign.

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Saturday, September 22 2018

Victorian apprentice Jack Martin landed a maiden Stakes victory on Saturday when Moss 'N' Dale (NZ) destroyed his rivals in the Listed Tokyo City Cup (1800m) at Morphettville.

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Saturday, September 22 2018

Night's Watch has earned a ballot exemption into the Caulfield Cup with victory in the MRC Foundation Cup at Caulfield.

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Saturday, September 22 2018

After missing a start in the Group One Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, quality mare Tulip has claimed a consolation in a race on the undercard at Caulfield.

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Wednesday, September 19 2018

The training partnership of Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young are looking to follow a proven spring path with one of their latest three-year-old Classic hopefuls Tavirun.

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Wednesday, September 19 2018

Group One winner Seabrook will attempt to gain more black-type when she lines-up in the Gr.1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Tuesday, September 18 2018

Darren Weir is confident Night's Watch will be highly competitive in the Gr.3 MRC Foundation Cup (2000m) at Caulfield on Saturday, a race whereby the winner gains ballot exempt status for next month's Gr.1 Caulfield Cup (2400m).

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Monday, September 17 2018

Caulfield trainer Mick Price thought Tavisan was a bit hampered by the running of Saturday’s Gr.2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) at Flemington, where he finished third, but was happy enough with the run heading into next month’s Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m).

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Monday, September 17 2018

After discussions with jockey Damien Oliver and Grunt's owners, trainer Mick Price plans to keep the Makybe Diva Stakes winner to a weight-for-age program this sprin

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Sunday, September 16 2018

A return to Flemington has brought out the best in Grunt (NZ) (O’Reilly) in the Gr.1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m).

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Saturday, September 15 2018

A number of options are on the table for Brutal after the O'Reilly colt remains unbeaten with another fighting win at Flemington.

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Saturday, September 15 2018

After feet problems ruined an autumn campaign, I Am A Star returned to winning form by the narrowest possible margin at Flemington.

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Friday, September 14 2018

The Lindsay Park team is relying on promising colt Ocean Knight to deliver the stable a second-straight Danehill Stakes at Flemington.

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Thursday, September 13 2018

Promising O’Reilly three-year-old Brutal currently heads the market for the Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) next month, but he could be withdrawn from the race if he fails to flatter in the Listed Exford Plate (1400m) at Flemington on Saturday.

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Thursday, September 13 2018

It was a good day for former New Zealand trained gallopers Ruomaza and So Taken on Wednesday, with the pair successful at the metropolitan meetings in Victoria and New South Wales respectively.

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Friday, September 07 2018

Lindsay Park will push its claim for multiple Golden Rose berths when Long Leaf and Smart Elissim run at Rosehill.

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Friday, September 07 2018

Seymour Bloodstock and the Lindsay Park stable have developed a happy knack of going to New Zealand and returning with a Group race performer.

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Friday, September 07 2018

Group One Winner Shillelagh will begin her spring campaign at Rosehill on Saturday when she lines-up in the Gr.2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m).

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Friday, September 07 2018

The Darren Weir-trained six-year-old provided the record-setting mare with one of her sternest tests when a narrow second in last year’s Cox Plate and his winning performance on Saturday indicates that he is back in career-best form.

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Friday, September 07 2018

Some strong trackwork and the prospects of a wet track have boosted the chances of well-bred Bowie winning his first middle distance race.

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Friday, September 07 2018

Black-type targets are on the horizon for four-win mare Naantali who will line-up in the Big Swing Gold Handicap (1600m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

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Friday, September 07 2018

Expat New Zealand jockey Chris Brown passed away on Saturday in Victoria after a short illness.

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Friday, September 07 2018

Stakes-winning gelding Odeon has shown his trainers Matthew Ellerton and Simon Zahra plenty of ability at home and they are hoping he can turn that into a winning performance in the Gr.2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

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Wednesday, September 05 2018

Group One winning galloper Age Of Fire has joined the stable of champion Victorian trainer Darren Weir in a bid to find his mojo this spring.

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Tuesday, September 04 2018

Exciting prospect Night's Watch is the early favourite to secure a ballot exemption into several spring features when he steps up to Group company for the first time in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes.

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Monday, September 03 2018

New Zealand-bred Group One winner Aloisia had a quiet trial at Cranbourne on Monday and co-trainer Ciaron Maher revealed the daughter of Azamour was likely to be kept to shorter races this campaign.

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Saturday, September 01 2018

Darren Weir says it takes a decent horse to be a three-time Group One winner.
Humidor joined those ranks on Saturday taking out the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield to go with previous Group One victories in the Makybe Diva Stakes and Australian Cup.

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Saturday, September 01 2018

Chris Waller holds Unforgotten in high esteem but he won't put the mare against stable star Winx again despite her dominant win in the Chelmsford Stakes.

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Saturday, September 01 2018

Victoria's premier trainer Darren Weir is planning to run Night's Watch in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes on a seven-day back-up after the promising galloper raced to a soft victory at Caulfield.

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Saturday, September 01 2018

The Lord Mayor has cemented his place as a spring carnival player for trainer Chris Waller with a benchmark victory at Randwick.

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Saturday, September 01 2018

Darren Weir has trained more than 3500 winners but landed a career-first when Mrs Gardenia and Bellaria dead-heated at Caulfield.

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