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Max Presnell
Blake Shinn rides Cauthen's Power to win at Warwick Farm racecourse.

Treatment of The Farm and Canterbury a sorry affair

Windsor has few prestige races yet it provides a cheery experience. Hen parties cluster on the lawns, sharp suited likely lads who spend more on their hair cuts than a case of pinot noir chat up lasses with cheery banter amid queues from better-than-average food shacks and the access to the parade ring and winner's enclosure is ultimately informal."

Weir magic: Brad Rawiller after riding Black Heart Bart to victory in the C.F.Orr Stakes at Caulfield.

Weir hopes magic rubs off on Chocolate Holic

To what degree the Darren Weir magic, so effective with Black Heart Bart, works on Chocolate Holic will be seen in John Monash at Caulfield, billed down south as the best race in Australia today.

Hugh Bowman (left) rides Calculated to victory at Canterbury Park Racecourse on Wednesday. Bowman is in the hunt for the ...

The knack of a picking a winner in the saddle

Ron Quinton is following in the Theo Green tradition, the knack developing jockeys that Bart Cummings had with Melbourne Cup winners, emphasised by Hugh Bowman and Andrew Atkins chasing this season's premierships.

Bjorn Baker pictured at at Rosehill.

Bjorn Baker a part of a new breed, unlike crafty old times

The winning streaks and demeanour of Bjorn Baker, the new age happy-go-lucky Kiwi, is a far cry from "Mo" Bernard and Cyril Neville when New Zealanders were renowned for stealth and cunning. However the picket fence, 1111, with Baker has replaced duck eggs, 0000, before winning for which his countrymen were renowned.