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Street Spirit fades in the snow as Baabulu salutes at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park

David Polkinghorne Street Spirit might love the wet, but the jury is still out on whether she can handle the snow after fading under the weight in the final furlong at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park on Friday.

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Liberation awaits at Rosehill to kick season off for favourite backers

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Max Presnell Class will be tested by weights and measures with Liberation in the TAB Early Quaddie Plate at Rosehill Gardens today.

Damien Oliver will miss Moonee Valley meeting

Damien Oliver was meant to ride in jumpouts at Flemington on Friday morning but declined after pain from his injured foot became more uncomfortable.

Patrick Bartley Champion jockey Damien Oliver will miss the Moonee Valley meeting after standing on a sea urchin in Mauritius.

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Owners, trainers unhappy after Racing NSW makes late changes to race benchmarks

Kneejerk reaction: that's how owners and trainers have described Racing NSW changing the August program at short notice.

Chris Roots Owners and trainers have labelled a decision by Racing NSW to change the benchmarks of four races, three on Saturdays, later this month as "a knee-jerk reaction" to small race fields.

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Canberra racing industry concerned over ACTTAB sale

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David Polkinghorne Canberra's racing industry is seeking urgent discussions with the ACT government over the ACTTAB sale.

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Team Cummings sets old favourite Precedence for fifth cups campaign

Precdence is embarking on a fifth cups campaign.

Patrick Bartley While the Bart and James Cummings combination is confident there will be more than a hint of new talent sprinkled between their training bases in Melbourne and Sydney this spring, the family...

Fallen jockeys to be honoured at Rosehill on Saturday

Tragic loss: Simone Montgomerie was killed in a race fall in Darwin last August.

Fallen jockeys will be remembered at Rosehill on Saturday as part of National Jockeys Celebration Day, which is marked on the first Saturday of each racing season.

Glyn Schofield puts horror autumn behind as spring hopes arrive

Better days: Glyn Schofield hopes his luck will change after a tough year in and out of the saddle.

Chris Roots For Glyn Schofield, this has been the toughest of years and it has taught him to look differently at life.

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Racing looks back on a memorable season, from too many tragedies to turf theatre at its best

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Max Presnell, Chris Roots and Adam Pengilly Max Presnell ,Chris Roots and Adam Pengilly on the triumphs and tragedies of the year that was.

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Tommy Berry likes his chances on liberated late bloomer

Strong return: Liberation wins at Rosehill a fortnight ago.

Chris Roots Tommy Berry believes Liberation is emerging as a Squamosa type of Golden Rose and the Fastnet Rock colt will further his credentials at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Premiership winners Chris Waller and James McDonald team up again in Winter Challenge

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Max Presnell Chris Waller and James McDonald will combine with He’s Your Man in the Winter Challenge at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, "National Jockeys Celebration Day", to continue the Sydney domination by...

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True blue Arrowfield holds off northern heavyweights in stud stakes

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John Holloway An Arrowfield Stud quinella in the leading general sires' premiership that concluded on Thursday was a tremendous shot in the arm for the father-son duo of Redoute’s Choice and Snitzel as they...

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Labor to leave decision on jumps racing to Racing Victoria

'People must remember that it refreshes horses and makes them concentrate'.

Patrick Bartley If Labor is successful in the state election in November it will leave any decision on the future of jumps races to the board of Racing Victoria.

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James McDonald clinches Sydney jockeys premiership

Happy family: Jockey James McDonald and mother Di.

Chris Roots Sometimes your mum can bring luck and for Sydney's premier jockey James McDonald it was her presence which made his title win a bit more special at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

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John O'Shea key to James McDonald's title bid

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Warwick Barr The trainer who lured James McDonald to Australia could fittingly hold the key to the young jockey's bid to claim sole ownership of the 2013-2014 the Sydney riders' championship.

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Blake Shinn picks up plum Winter Challenge ride on Scream Machine

Blake Shinn returns from suspension this weekend.

Warwick Barr Blake Shinn has wasted no time securing important rides for his first week back in the saddle after an end-of-season suspension and overseas holiday.

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Weir's the champ, but stats reveal unsung duo scores highly

Darren Weir has done something few thought possible in the modern era, winning both the metropolitan and country training premierships without having a city base.

Michael Lynch Darren Weir has rightly been saluted for his breakout season in winning the Victorian trainers' title.

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Jockeys Hugh Bowman, Tommy Berry hope Hong Kong racing stints will cement Sydney success

Grand designs: Tommy Berry celebrates after winning the QEII Cup  on Designs on Rome in Hong Kong in April.

Adam Pengilly and Chris Roots While one is open to going back to Hong Kong and the other will forgo a chance to return permanently this season, Hugh Bowman and Tommy Berry both believe overseas stints have worked wonders for...

Horse Racing

Too much kindness is killing Randwick track

Robbie Waterhouse A serious issue for racing is the course proper at headquarters – Randwick. It is an unfair surface and the punters, racing’s only customers, don’t like to bet there.

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Sydney Saturday racing no-go zone simply a matter of numbers

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Max Presnell Come on Sydney, show me the horses and I'll show you the money.

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