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Tuesday, April 30 2019

Expat New Zealand jockey Damian Browne has announced his retirement after spending months on the sidelines.

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Tuesday, April 23 2019

The Mick Price-trained Savaheat made light work of his rivals at Sandown on Easter Monday winning the Le Pine Funerals Handicap (1800m).

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Tuesday, April 23 2019

Zed Em was being toasted on both sides of the Tasman when he was hailed as the King of Oakbank at the popular South Australian meeting on Saturday.

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Sunday, April 21 2019

Zed Em continued his reign as the heavyweight champion of Oakbank with a dominant win in Saturday's Great Eastern Steeplechase (4950m).

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Saturday, April 20 2019

A Queensland campaign featuring Brisbane's signature race could be on the cards for Manolo Blahniq if the gelding makes his mark in the Gr.3 Victoria Handicap at Caulfield.

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Saturday, April 20 2019

Celebrity Dream (NZ) (Thorn Park) collected her sixth win at black type level on Friday when successful in the Listed Sheila Gwynne Classic (1400m) at Ascot.

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Saturday, April 20 2019

The South Australian Derby is in trainer Danny O'Brien's plans for New Zealand-bred galloper Grinzinger Star, who has shown he is on target for a shot at the Group One race with a second-straight win at Caulfield.

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Saturday, April 20 2019

Trainer David Brideoake says missing a run in Sydney may lead to Princess Jenni winning a Group One race in Adelaide.

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Friday, April 19 2019

Promising New Zealand-bred three-year-old Stardome resumed with a win in the Nationwide Super Class 2 Handicap (1600m) at Newcastle on Thursday.

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Thursday, April 18 2019

New Zealand-bred galloper Order Again will aim to add another stakes victory to his tally when he contests the Listed Tails Stakes (1615m) at Doomben on Saturday.

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Friday, April 12 2019

Group One-winning mare Shillelagh will attempt to upset the farewell party of her stablemate Winx when she contests the Gr.1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on Saturday.

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Thursday, April 11 2019

It’s a week of farewells for expat New Zealand trainer Chris Waller.

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Wednesday, April 10 2019

The Matamata thoroughbred community celebrated another Group One victory on Saturday when Brutal took out the Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick.

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Wednesday, April 10 2019

Expat New Zealand jockey James McDonald is heading into the Gr.1 Australian Oaks (2400m) full of confidence after riding race favourite Verry Elleegant in work on Tuesday.

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Monday, April 08 2019

John Sargent didn’t get the perfect result with Luvaluva at Te Aroha on Saturday, but the fleeting trip to New Zealand did increase her value.

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Saturday, April 06 2019

Mr Quickie's winning sequence has come to an end but his trainer Phillip Stokes believes the gelding is still on track for next month's Group One South Australian Derby.

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Saturday, April 06 2019

Jockey Brad Stewart produced one of his best rides to land his second Toowoomba Cup on The Lord Mayor, 20 years after winning his first.

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Saturday, April 06 2019

Nikita Beriman and trainer Ciaron Maher have wound back the clock with a stakes race win at Caulfield.

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Saturday, April 06 2019

Riding at his lowest weight for 10 years, Glen Boss has steered three-year-old Brutal to what he describes as the easiest of his record seven wins in the Doncaster Mile at Randwick.

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Friday, April 05 2019

A year after winning a thrilling Australian Derby on Levendi, Melbourne jockey Mark Zahra believes he has a genuine chance to go back-to-back in the Classic at Randwick aboard Declarationofheart.

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Friday, April 05 2019

Mike Moroney is in a strong position going into Saturday’s Gr.1 Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick with the two favoured runners in Arrogant and Chapada.

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Thursday, April 04 2019

Ciaron Maher feels there is a sense of timing about Australian Derby contender Global Exchange who will be out to deliver on a long-range plan in the A$2 million race at Randwick.

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Thursday, April 04 2019

Henry Dwyer will send Swampland to Adelaide for her first run in 10 months on Saturday.

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Wednesday, April 03 2019

Trainer David Brideoake will wait until after Saturday’s Gr.3 Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m) to decide the next step for talented filly Princess Jenni who makes her Sydney debut at Randwick.

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Wednesday, April 03 2019

Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller has attempted to freshen Group One winner Shillelagh ahead of Saturday’s Gr.1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

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The New Zealand-bred and owned galloper was disappointing in her last start unplaced run in the Gr.1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill last month and Waller is hoping she can recapture her earlier form when finishing runner-up in the Gr.1 Australian Cup (2000m) in the race prior.

“We have endeavored to freshen her up the best we can by backing off the intense galloping and just doing more slow work and maintenance gallops, including a work out on Tuesday morning over 1000m where she was hard held and worked very well,” Waller said.

“Her run in the Australian Cup was certainly a very good performance and her run in the Ranvet was well below her best on the heavy track, however her form would suggest that she is nowhere near as effective on heavy going.

“We are hoping that it gets back to the better side of soft and if that is the case, she can bounce back to form.

She has a lovely draw (barrier three) and Craig Williams now knows her well, having ridden her in her previous two starts.

“I am hoping she can begin well and utilise her good gate so that she can come with a good, strong finish over the concluding stages carrying a nice, light weight of 53kg.” 

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