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Racing results for Wednesday, April 17

Racing results for Wednesday, April 17

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Trainer John Thompson hopeful Tremec can make Nathan Tinkler's day

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Chris Roots John Thompson has had a tough couple of years as he has watched the Patinack Farm racing empire crumbled but might finally be able to give Nathan Tinkler because to cheer with Tremec in the Sydney...

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Racing NSW boss Peter V'landys praises 'visionary' Barry O'Farrell

Barry O'Farrell.

Chris Roots Racing NSW chief executive Peter V'landys is confident the $10 million funding for The Championships is secure, despite losing its biggest supporter when Premier Barry O'Farrell resigned on Wednesday.

Horse racing

Australian racing could learn from English backwater

Michael Lynch Major racedays aside - and that tends to mean the blockbusters of the Melbourne spring and Sydney autumn carnivals - Australian racecourses seem to have problems in attracting fans to ordinary...

Moroney sizes up Cup obstacles for imported mare Voleuse De Coeurs

Doing it the hard way: Michael Moroney's Voleuse De Coeurs is up against it in Saturday's Sydney Cup at Randwick.

Chris Roots Trainer Michael Moroney does not have much in his favour with Voleuse De Coeurs for Saturday’s Sydney Cup at Randwick.

Horse Racing

McDonald holds all the aces for potential swansong

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Chris Roots James McDonald confident that It's A Dundeel could end his career on high in Sydney's richest race.

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Lankan Rupee headed for a spell

Riding high: Craig Newitt and Lankan Rupee win the TJ Smith Stakes.

Laura Banks The world’s best sprinter, Lankan Rupee, is headed for the paddock after three group 1 wins in a row.

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Gai Waterhouse hopes to give the Queen royal reward with Carlton House

Carlton House (right), seen here in an exhibition gallop with Fiorente, has been made favourite for the $4 million highlight of The Championships.

Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse says there is no better way to repay the faith of Queen Elizabeth sending Carlton House to Sydney than by winning Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick.

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Future of The Championships so bright it will sparkle

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Chris Roots The new Randwick remains a relatively unpolished gem that is ready to sparkle in the next couple of years.

Racing results for Sunday April 13, 2014

Racing results for Sunday April 13, 2014

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Doncaster don Chris Waller hopes he's on a roll in The Championships

Mile master: Trainer Chris Waller is now looking forward to the big races at Randwick on Saturday.

Chris Roots Chris Waller celebrated his remarkable Doncaster Mile first four on Saturday night and hopes it is the precursor to more The Championships success in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Queen Of The Turf...

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Nash Rawiller favourite to win Nathan Berry Medal

Chris Roots Nash Rawiller is in the box seat to win the inaugural Nathan Berry Medal, “an honour that every jockey would love to win”, according to Sydney’s premier rider.

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The Championships set to come forward a week as part of carnival revamp

Horses parade in the mounting yard in the wet and windy conditions during day one of The Championships at Royal Randwick

Chris Roots The first day of The Championships hit its targets but racing authorities are already making sure the only way is up with a plan to bring it forward a week from next year as part of a revamp of the...

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Championships kick off with local brilliance

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Max Presnell “A fantastic carnival ... going to be internationally renowned,” decreed Greg Carpenter, the chief Racing Victoria handicapper, and a worthwhile opinion at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

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Weather dampener on what to wear

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Julie Power It was horsehide on the track and cowhide in the stands as racegoers turned to leather to keep warm and dry at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

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From go to whoa for Lankan Rupee

Craig Newitt guides Lankan Rupee (left) to victory in the T. J. Smith Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Lankan Rupee confirmed his ranking as Australia's best sprinter with an all-the-way win in the group 1 TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Randwick's big day worth getting a wet backside for

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Max Presnell It won't get any better than Saturday's The Championships, featuring an all-star cast, at Royal Randwick.

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Day of firsts for NZ trainer Paul Richards and jockey Chris Johnson

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Andrew Garvey It was a day of firsts for New Zealand trainer Paul Richards and jockey Chris Johnson.

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Rain couldn't dampen the vibe on Randwick's big day

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Andrew Webster Day one of the inaugural Championships at Randwick ushered in a new era in Sydney racing.

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Canberra's Neil Osborne blasts Randwick track after death of I Am Snippety

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David Polkinghorne It was meant to be the heralded start of Sydney's new jewel, The Championships, but Canberra trainer Neil Osborne said the Randwick track "wasn't fit for a pig" after emerging star I Am Snippety was...