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Dothraki to run in Sydney, Snowdens skip Handicap

Adam Pengilly 5:30 PM   The prospect of a moderate tempo in the Civic Stakes has convinced the father and son training team of Peter and Paul Snowden to consign Dothraki to Sydney.

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Monash favourite is beatable, warns rival rider

Joe Bowditch

Adam Pengilly 5:23 PM   Joe Bowditch has joined the roll-call of rivals claiming favourite Lord Of The Sky will be vulnerable in the group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes.

Bjorn Baker eyeing another quick Steal

Looking to back-up: Bjorn Baker.

Adam Pengilly 5:22 PM   A successful three-day back-up is not something completely foreign to Bjorn Baker, a feat he will be attempting with Wednesday's Warwick Farm winner Mr Steal at Rosehill on Saturday.

Two Blue, Buchanan on a rollercoaster ride

Two Blue

Adam Pengilly   A winning attitude is what Kristen Buchanan calls it. Against her rider, the trainer, other horses ... Two Blue always needs to have the last laugh.

Cobalt case vet stands down from body

Trainer Sam Kavanagh will front an inquiry later this month after Midsummer Sun returned illegal levels of cobalt and caffeine after winning the Gosford Cup in January.

Adam Pengilly   Besieged veterinarian Tom Brennan has voluntarily stood down from a special focus group designed to represent thoroughbred racing practitioners.

Tall timber Jennings riding crest of a wave

Riding tall: Former Northern Territory jockey Koby Jennings.

Adam Pengilly   Koby Jennings doesn't know or care how tall he is. And if one more person marvels at his height for a jockey the kid schooled at Darwin might not know how to react.

Road less travelled appealing for Lees

Different path: It is hoped Brook Road (black and white cap) can in in both the winter and spring.

Adam Pengilly   Not many horses rolling up to a mid-winter meeting in Sydney's west will have ambitions of stakes success in the spring, but Kris Lees is one hoping to buck the trend with Brook Road at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Trackwork assessor shattered by Ruhle's death

Vital job: Lisa Coffey has to assess whether a rider is up to scratch.

Patrick Bartley 6:43 PM   Irish-born Lisa Coffey woke on Thursday morning shattered at the tragic death of a German-born track rider at Caulfield.

Tearaways add welcome spice and excitement

Max Presnell dinkus Dinkus

Max Presnell 6:27 PM   Scotch And Dry went down well depending on the chaser, a dilemma with front-runners in staying events and a situation with Lovethebeaches and Mr Steal in their respective engagements today.

Lonhro progeny winning in Europe

John Holloway, Bloodlines

Lonhro's shuttling efforts to the northern hemisphere are coming to fruition with the 11-times group 1 winner making quite an impact with his first runners in Europe producing four different winners.

Equine vets under more scrutiny than ever before

Generic racing.

Patrick Bartley   The cobalt crisis sweeping Australian racing has exposed deep rifts in the equine veterinary community.

All about the future, but who will persevere to see it?

Adam Pengilly dinkus

Adam Pengilly   The first weekend of bumbling and fumbling remotes gave a tiny glimpse into the brave new world of Victorian racing, but how many of those who have kept the code above flat-lining will be there to see it?

Williams sacked on Aussie galloper

Brazen move: Craig Williams on Brazen Beau runs second to Frank Dettori on Undrafted  in the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot.

Patrick Bartley   Leading Australian jockey Craig Williams has been dumped as the rider for Brazen Beau in the July Cup at Newmarket England next month.  

Mark Purdon bags three group 1s, but still Adores retired mare

Triple trouble: Supersonic Miss scores in the three-year-old fillies group 1 event at Menangle.

Adam Pengilly   Mark Purdon managed a career-best three group 1s on NSW's Breeders Challenge day - but it still struggled to rank as a career highlight.

Japanese stayer bound for Melbourne spring

The Cox Plate.

Patrick Bartley   Senior Victorian racing officials are certain to make contact this week with the connections of Japanese stayer Lovely Day, the winner of Sunday night's Group OneTakarazuka Kinen in his home country.  

Lee Curtis cools his Jets to set sights on Civic Stakes

Once bitten: trainer Lee Curtis and Damien Oliver.

Adam Pengilly   Lee Curtis has been scarred by Turbulent Jet bleeding once on a rain-affected track. The safety-first approach might result in the rising six-year-old running in his first stakes race on Saturday.

Winona Costin bags first city treble as apprentice title awaits

Treble: Winona Costin rides Queen Of Kariba to victory, one of her three wins at Rosehill on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly   Winona Costin racked up her first city treble as Sydney's champion apprentice-elect continued her stunning form.

Clemo's win a tribute to a rainbow connection

Clever ride: Craig Newitt dashes Clemo along the rails to win the Jeune Handicap.

Andrew Garvey   The Jeune Handicap (1610m) at Flemington might have been a long way short of the class the 1994 Melbourne Cup won by the former star stayer but there was a similar showing of emotion, after Clemo overcame an outside barrier to win.


Tearaways add welcome spice and excitement

Scotch And Dry went down well depending on the chaser, a dilemma with front-runners in staying events and a situation with Lovethebeaches and Mr Steal in their respective engagements.

Lonhro progeny winning in Europe

Lonhro's shuttling efforts are coming to fruition with the 11-times group 1 winner making an impact with his first runners in Europe producing four different winners.

Small Winter Cup field leaves punters cold

The blight on Sydney Saturdays continues at a period when the racing industry is blemished with the lack of a suitable Melbourne telecast and the urine habits of stable staff being taken into consideration for ice positives.

Great Southern Sale proves another winner

The four-day Great Southern Sale conducted by William Inglis in Melbourne which ended on Wednesday was a resounding success with the weanlings stealing the show and a $300,000 purchase by an Exceed and Excel colt the highlight.

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