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Horseracing

Gai Waterhouse in class of her own, with chances in eight Rosehill events

Max Presnell Around the world, women trainers, led by our world record-holder Gai Waterhouse, have had an awesome year.

Food set, bubbly chilled as caterers take reins for marquee gastronomic events

The Big Group catering in Richmond preparing food for the marquees at Flemington.

Sarina Lewis The Big Group will be delivering breakfast, lunch and canapes to five marquees and 'countless' hampers to eager racegoers.

Stroke setback doesn't stop jockey Jeff Lloyd from riding winners

Chris Roots Jeff Lloyd never gave up on riding again after suffering a stroke in March last year, and that spirit was fighting for life.

Racing

Joe Pride's two-pronged attack for All Aged Stakes

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Caryl Williamson When Joe Pride took over the training of Steps In Time, his mission was to get a group 1 win for the mare in her final racing campaign.

Racing

Lucky Raquie may hold key to upgrade for Black Opal Stakes

Jockey Glyn Schofield  winner of the Black Opal with horse Lucky Raquie.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs hopes a Lucky Raquie placing in the Champagne Stakes will get Black Opal upgraded.

Horse Racing

Done and dusted: It's A Dundeel retired after Queen Elizabeth triumph

Too good: James McDonald pilots It's A Dundeel to victory in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth Stakes, a race which proved to be the champion four-year-old's swansong.

Chris Roots Arrowfield Stud boss John Messara announced It’s A Dundeel has been retired to stud on Monday after his Queen Elizabeth Stakes win at Randwick.

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It's A Dundeel retired to stand at stud

James McDonald riding It's A Dundeel to win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick.

It's A Dundeel will not race again with his owners ruling out a trip to Royal Ascot.

Horse Racing

Third time lucky to book jockey for Platelet?

Looking for a jockey: Platelet.

Laura Banks The ride on Platelet in the Robert Sangster Stakes in Adelaide on Saturday is again up in the air.

Horseracing

Rising Romance balances Kiwi owner's books with Oaks triumph

Adam Pengilly He's been fleeced by an accountant at his own business in the past couple of years, so John Carter didn't need reminding how special Rising Romance's win in the $1 million Australian Oaks was.

Horseracing

Gai Waterhouse tells punters to get on The Offer in Melbourne Cup

Matt Jones Gai Waterhouse has already tipped her star stayer The Offer to win the Melbourne Cup after he demolished the field in the Sydney Cup at Randwick on Saturday.

Horse Racing

It's A Dundeel reigns in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

All over: It’s A Dundeel, with James McDonald on board, wins Sydney’s richest race, the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Chris Roots Racing NSW chairman John Messara held the Queen Elizabeth Stakes trophy as trainer Murray Baker declared the best is yet to come from It's A Dundeel.

Horseracing

Slipper loser Eloping puts the boot into Royal Randwick Stakes rivals

Marriage made in heaven: Eloping and Stephen Baster take out the Royal Randwick Stakes.

Adam Pengilly Stephen Baster reckons "everyone in Australia" wanted Eloping to go to the paddock – now Peter Morgan is toying with taking her further north in a campaign that has no end in sight.

Racing

When Harry met Lizzy: the story of the 1954 Queen Elizabeth Stakes

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Max Presnell The record of Harry Darwon, the Kensington high-society trainer known as "Aitch" for the H in Harry, still stands. Nobody has held the delicate hand of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, for so long.

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Horseracing

Nathan Berry Medal means more than a group 1 to Tom Berry

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Chris Roots It was a day when Tom Berry and James McDonald shared the group 1 spoils with two wins each and shared the Nathan Berry Medal for the leading jockey in The Championships.

On top of his world but jockey James McDonald vows to get better

Chris Roots James McDonald chalked his 21st group 1 winner when It's A Dundeel proved too strong in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth Stakes, but it was also a confirmation of his coming of age as a jockey.

Horseracing

John Messara weighs up star's future while basking in the glory of The Championships

Chris Roots Racing NSW chairman John Messara hasn't had a better at the track.

Horseracing

Peter Snowden chasing perfect Darley swansong

Kerrin McEvoy and Sidestep.

Chris Roots As the conclusion of his time at Crown Lodge draws near, Peter Snowden is looking for the perfect farewell if Sidestep or Kumaon or both can win a group 1 on the final day of the Sydney Carnival.

Horse racing

Tyro trainer Brent Stanley hopes champagne flows for Veuvelicious

He'll drink to that: Damien Oliver pilots Veuvelicious home in the opener at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Chris Roots Brent Stanley won a Caulfield Cup for owner David Moodie as a teenaged hoop and will attempt to become the latest group-1 winning jockey to complete the double as a trainer when  Veuvelicious...

Horseracing

Superb day, great fields, but where were the punters?

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Max Presnell Only 25,525 went to Royal Randwick on Saturday for an outstanding program on a brilliant day, confirming racegoing is struggling to be a popular spectator sport in Sydney.

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Racing

How the runners rate in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Chris Roots BOBAN He doesn’t really get on with wet tracks, so hence has had an interrupted preparation since winning the Chipping Norton Stakes six weeks ago.