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HORSE RACING

Magic Man works his spell on super sprinter Sheidel

Joao Moreira steers Sheidel to victory in the Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield on Saturday.

They call him the Magic Man, and star Brazilian jockey Joao Moreira sprinkled stardust all over Caulfield on Saturday when he showed just why he is so highly rated by  booting home a double, including the Group One Oakleigh Plate aboard the flying mare Sheidel.

Williams makes the right call

Arresting the lead: Craig Williams riding Catchy defeated Blake Shinn riding Pariah (right).

It was only in the last few strides of Saturday's $1.5 million Blue Diamond that Craig Williams finally proved to be a superior judge of two-year-olds when high class filly Catchy scored.

Darren Weir is the punter's pal

Country King: Darren Weir.

Talent scouts should identify the Australiana of Darren Weir for a television beer commercial. He could beam to the jingle: "Gotta have a beer with Weiry, cause Weiry's me mate."

Sellers jump on board for Inglis Chairman's Sale

Price check: Newgate Farm has posted a $55,000 service fee on its Golden Slipper-winning colt Capitalist for his first ...

The new Chairman's Sale during the William Inglis Easter Sales at Newmarket has gained momentum this week with several exciting broodmares, weanlings and tried horses to go under the hammer.

Melbourne yearling sales hope to crack $1m barrier for first time

Caulfield Cup winner Jameka is a graduate of the Inglis complex.

Victoria's racing eyes may be firmly set on Caulfield for a huge afternoon of Group 1 action on Blue Diamond Day this Saturday, but trainers, owners and breeders will cast their gaze north to Oaklands Junction 24 hours later when sales house Inglis hopes to auction the first ever $1 million yearling sold in Melbourne.