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Moment Of Change standout in Australia Stakes field


Michael Sharkie Class sprinter looks likely to get an early success in preparation for the upcoming summer sprint series.

Trainer Paul Beshara happily on trail of Cox Plate redemption

Paul Beshara and Happy Trails.

Adam Pengilly How do you remember a Cox Plate where you have had your licence torn up a week before the race and then watch your pride and joy get beaten in one of the most thrilling finishes to Australasia's...


Moment Of Change odds-on

Mathew Toogood A wide barrier has not stopped Moment Of Change being installed an odds-on favourite in the Australia Stakes.


Danny O'Brien says Shamus Award can take rare double with Orr Stakes win


Mathew Toogood Shamus Award is primed to repeat his Cox Plate heroics when he returns to racing in another weight-for-age feature on Saturday.

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Trainer Tony Vasil reveals he is in a battle with depression

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Patrick Bartley Caulfield trainer reveals his condition has impacted on his training operation.

Snitzerland makes it four


Chris Roots Snitzerland remains unbeaten with four wins as a three-year-old.


Big day makes a memorable year

11 March 2012 NEWS Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by David Polkinghorne The Black Opal Stakes race day at Thoroughbred Park. Celebrations for Canberra trainer, Barbara Joseph, and co-trainer son, Paul Jones, after Fill The Page won the Canberra Cup.

Super Sunday was triumphantly born, Queanbeyan had an extra cup, and the region lost its queen. As is the case in racing, there are always winners and losers.

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Small line-up for big stakes

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Patrick Bartley Saturday's $120,000 Kensington Stakes at Flemington has only six final acceptors.


It's horses for courses

Luke Currie Sea Lord

Michael Lynch Former champion Darwin trainer Stephen Brown has felt right at home in Melbourne's heat.

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Happy Galaxy wins Zeditave Stakes


Michael Lynch Usually it's a Saturday feast, with punters spoilt for choiCe as they try to sort out good-sized fields and find some juicy odds in the big races. But sometimes it's a famine.

Moody expects that old Black magic

Mike Hedge Racing It will be the Black Caviar of a year ago which runs in the Lightning Stakes at Flemington on Saturday, not the crotchety old mare which last raced at Royal Ascot.

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Half-time telecast hope for Caviar

Up in lights: Black Caviar will be the star of the show at Moonee Valley.

Patrick Bartley Black Caviar's final Victorian start is expected to attract 25,000 people to Moonee Valley.

Valley gears up for Caviar's state farewell

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Patrick Bartley BLACK CAVIAR's farewell start in the state is expected to attract 25,000 people to Moonee Valley, and Racing Victoria is negotiating with the AFL and Channel Seven to have the race telecast live at...


Layt keeps eye on Queen

SPORT - Trainer Neville Layt  at Thoroughbred Park, Mitchell  . Canberra                                                                                  8th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne It might be out with the old and in with the new, but Karuta Queen's former trainer and jockey will still find a TV when she races in the listed Bob Hoysted Handicap (1000 metres) at Flemington on...

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Moody's tears, perhaps sadness, possibly relief


Patrick Bartley As the tears welled up in the eyes of trainer Peter Moody at a press conference to announce the retirement of the world's fastest race mare, some close to the former Queenslander suspected some of...

Free entry for Black Caviar goodbye

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Will Brodie The Melbourne Racing Club has thrown open the gates for the farewell to equine superstar Black Caviar at Caulfield this Saturday.

All eyes on Ipswich

Kyle Mackey-Laws - Lucky Lobster

Kyle Mackey-Laws It's a tough day to try to get back on track after a duck egg last weekend, but we'll go down swinging at Ipswich.


Can Jewel shine next to Caviar's record?

Easy does it: Atlantic Jewel  wins the Thousand Guineas, one of her five straight victories.

Michael Lynch Atlantic Jewel is chasing a perfect 10 as she heads to the weight-for-age championship.


Layt stakes his claim

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David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Neville Layt is hopeful Red Excitement can help fill the hole left in his stable by Karuta Queen.

Caviar does it again

Black Caviar claims her 17th straight win.

Andrew Eddy Moonee Valley club forced to throw open gates as 15,000 cram in to watch mare.