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Chris Roots

Racing writer for The Sydney Morning Herald

Everest bound: Caravaggio wins The Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot this month.

Racing could become stronger with national tote

The Australia gambling market on racing is among the strongest and most diverse in the world but self interest, as always, plays a big role in what is the best way forward for the sport and betting.

Confident: James Rattray believes Ignatius can take home the Breeders Challenge on Sunday.

Ignatius up to Breeders Challenge, says Rattray

James Rattray is confident talented Tasmanian two-year-old Ignatius is up taking home the Breeders Challenge title for juvenile colts and geldings by repelling stars from two of biggest stables in Australasia on Sunday

Crowning moment: Eckstein is set to fulfill her potential in the Tatts Tiara at Doomben on Saturday

Eckstein up where she belongs in the Tiara

Young Goulburn trainer Kurt Goldman can look back on the frustration of the first year of Eckstein's racing career and smile now as she reaches the heights he thought she would.