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Anthony Cummings chasing Newmarket-Australian Cup double at Flemington

Patrick Bartley Anthony Cummings will attempt to replicate what his father achieved over the past 40 years.

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Punters desert Fiorente and settle on young gun Shamus Award in Australian Cup

Patrick Bartley Bookmakers are astounded at the reluctance of punters to support Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente.

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Gai Waterhouse confident Fiorente will win Australian Cup

Patrick Bartley The Australia-wide Waterhouse brand looks set to add the Australian Cup to her list of race victories.

Damien Oliver confident Fiorente can help end his Australian Cup drought

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Chris Roots There will be no grand celebration for Damien Oliver's 100th group 1 victory, the moment has passed, but the pursuit of records will continue on Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente at Flemington on...

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Sydney's $18m turf carnival threatens Australian Cup

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Michael Sharkie The $1m Australian Cup could soon slip into shadow of Sydney's $4m Queen Elizabeth Stakes, now the world's richest 2000-metre turf race.

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Fiorente and Green Moon stage stirring battle in the Australian Cup

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Michael Lynch The Melbourne Cup has long since ceased to be a race for mere staying handicappers, and few races illustrate that better than Saturday's Australian Cup.

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Australian Cup shaping as fascinating contest

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Michael Lynch With a dearth of proven weight for age stars targetting the Australian Cup the entry list for this prestigious race on Saturday week more resembles a middle distance Group One handicap than a set...

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Super Cool wins thrilling Australian Cup

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Michael Lynch Mark Kavanagh's star three-year-old Super Cool ($5) put himself into elite company with a scintillating victory under Michael Rodd in the $1 million Australian Cup, seeing off another top-line...

Golden Slipper fits for Sydney racing program after date change

Chris Roots Golden Slipper day will shine again and include five group 1s on a new March date after the Australian Pattern Committee approved the move of The Championships to the first two weeks in April.

Autumn racing clashes need national program approach

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Chris Roots Planned changes to the autumn to accommodate a move of The Championships into the first two weeks of April have once again caused dramas between power states NSW and Victoria.

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Cauthen's new beginning

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 24:  James McDonald riding Cauthen wins the Essendon Nissan McKenzie Stakes  during Melbourne Racing at Moonee Valley Racecourse on August 24, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

New Zealand galloper Cauthen has already beaten two group 1 winners, but Trent Busuttin isn’t expecting him to add the world’s top-ranked sprinter to his scalps.

Saturday's stakes race set to sort out spring's stars

Boban, with Glyn Schofield in the saddle, wins the Chipping Norton Stakes at Warwick Farm in March this year.

Patrick Bartley Saturday's group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes will resolve many major race decisions in the coming weeks and will also see a unique father-son duel.

Interstate racing clashes cause headaches

Chris Roots Racing NSW and Racing Victoria officials will continue discussions about the clashes of the Australian Guineas and Randwick Guineas and Ranvet Stakes and Australian Cup next March because of the move...

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Star Rolling's pluck in Lawrence Stakes impresses trainer Peter Morgan

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Chris Roots Star Rolling out-bobbed Spillway to take out the Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday to began to repay the faith of co-trainer Peter Morgan.

High time NSW racing industry had one awards night for all

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Chris Roots The folly of having two NSW racing awards night should not happen again.

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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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Bookies to vote with their feet on Dundeel

Chris Roots Bookmakers are ready to take a set against $10 million stallion It's A Dundeel after his feet have once again become the focus of the build-up to The BMW at Rosehill on Saturday.

Class will carry Golden Slipper favourite Earthquake through Rosehill slush

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Max Presnell Murk and gloom on Friday raised doubts about favourite Earthquake in the $3.5 million Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens.

Fiorente suffers career ending injury

First past the post: Fiorente in the 2013 Melbourne Cup.

Chris Roots Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente will be retired after injuring an off-foreleg tendon. The injury is considered too severe for rehabilitation and connections are in the process of doing a stud deal.

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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.