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Friday, November 30 2018

Ten-year-old warhorse Who Shot Thebarman has been officially retired.

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Wednesday, November 28 2018

James McDonald is looking a safe proposition to win the Sydney jockeys' premiership in his first full season of racing since a long ban.

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Saturday, November 24 2018

Leading trainer Adam Durrant continued his dominance of the Listed Carbine Club of WA Stakes (1400m) at Ascot when Pinzu (NZ) (Pins) stormed home to win first-up today.

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Thursday, November 22 2018

Archie Alexander hasn't had a lot of luck this Victorian Spring Carnival but is hoping that can change on Saturday in his local Ballarat Cup.

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Tuesday, November 20 2018

Leading  Victorian trainer Darren Weir intends on accepting with seven horses for his hometown Cup - Saturday's $350,000 Ballarat Cup - and on Tuesday morning he went through his chances.

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Sunday, November 18 2018

Racing Victoria (RV) has today announced a new A$5 million Weight for Age mile race to be run during the 2019 Autumn Carnival. 

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Friday, November 16 2018

The addition of blinkers in Saturday's Listed Sandown Cup enabled Yogi (NZ) to overcome a slow start and produce a strong finish to claim the 3200m handicap.

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Thursday, November 15 2018

The Melbourne Racing Club has a field of 12 for the $250,000, Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m) at Sandown-Hillside on Saturday with the Darren Weir trained Ringerdingding the $2.80 with’s opening market.

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Thursday, November 15 2018

It may be an afterthought but Grahame Begg believes Our Libretto is primed to perform in Saturday's Gr.2 Quayside Zipping Classic (2400m).

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Thursday, November 15 2018

For most horses the Sandown Cup distance will test the limit of their stamina reserves.

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Thursday, November 15 2018

Who Shot Thebarman could be running his final race in the Gr.2 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown on Saturday.

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Friday, November 09 2018

Chris Waller is concerned about second-up syndrome with Chaussure (NZ) (Jimmy Choux) but the trainer cannot help but be delighted with his return from almost two years on the sidelines.

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Thursday, November 08 2018

The Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra trained filly Aristia completed the traditional Wakeful Stakes and VRC Oaks double at Flemington on Thursday with the Lonhro filly too strong under a patient ride by Damien Lane that saw them win with a definitive 3/4L margin.

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Wednesday, November 07 2018

Last Saturday’s Darren Weir trained Group 1 Victoria Derby winner Extra Brut will back up this Saturday in the $2m, Group 1 WFA Seppelt Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington

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Tuesday, November 06 2018

Kerrin McEvoy joked in the press in the days prior to the Melbourne Cup that he would buy his wife a new house if he was to win the famous race for a third time.

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Sunday, November 04 2018

Aidan O’Brien suspects he might have found the right formula to win himself a Melbourne Cup, declaring circumstances this year had Yucatan especially perfectly positioned to challenge on Tuesday.

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Sunday, November 04 2018

The switch back to a mile has done the trick for Best Of Days (GB) with the Godolphin import proving too strong in the Group 1 Kennedy Mile (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday.

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Saturday, November 03 2018

Evergreen kiwi stayer Who Shot Thebarman will attempt to make it fourth time lucky when he lines-up in the A$7m Gr.1 Lexus Melbourne Cup 3200m at Flemington on Tuesday.

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Saturday, November 03 2018

Shillelagh has returned to Flemington to claim a second Group One race on the opening day of the Melbourne Cup four-day carnival.

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Saturday, November 03 2018

Since co-owner Nick Williams drew barrier 23 at the Group 1 Lexus Melbourne Cup barrier draw on Saturday night the Aidan O'Brien trained Yucatan (IRE) has drifted as favourite with from $4.50 to $5 for Tuesday’s 3200m race at Flemington. 

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Saturday, November 03 2018

An analysis of the 2018, $7m, Group I, Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday - horse by horse - the guide to this year's Cup

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Thursday, November 01 2018

Trainer Mick Price will rely on Group One-winning filly Seabrook and replacement jockey Michael Dee to represent his stable on the opening day of the Melbourne Cup carnival at Flemington.

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Thursday, November 01 2018

Trainer Chris Waller will order a blood test to determine whether Patrick Erin is fit to run in the Lexus Stakes in a last-ditch effort to qualify for the Melbourne Cup.

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Thursday, November 01 2018

Chapada will on Saturday bid to join Second Coming and Monaco Consul as winners of the Gr.1 Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington for trans-tasman trainer Michael Moroney.

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Thursday, November 01 2018

Long Leaf's (Fastnet Rock) family features a host of classy sprinters and connections of the talented colt believe a decision to save him for the stallion-making Gr.1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) can be rewarded at Flemington.

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Thursday, November 01 2018

Cranbourne trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young know what it takes to win a Gr.1 VRC Derby (2500m).

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