Australian Cup

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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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Fiorente and Green Moon stage stirring battle in the Australian Cup

Damien Oliver riding Fiorente

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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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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Australian Cup shaping as fascinating contest

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

Michael Rodd

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...

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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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Going the distance: 2000 metres the ideal stage for Fiorente and It's A Dundeel

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Chris Roots It can be beautiful and brutal. Tactical and technical. And more than often than not, it brings out and rewards the best performances from a horse and jockey as a unit.

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Gai Waterhouse's Fiorente confirmed for WFA Ranvet Stakes

Fiorente will take his place in Saturday's field after an unbeaten two-start Melbourne autumn campaign.

Fiorente didn't have to be among trainer Gai Waterhouse's fastest on the training track on Tuesday morning to all but confirm a Ranvet Stakes start.

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Fiorente and It's A Dundeel clash in Ranvet Stakes

Barrier trials at Royal Randwick. Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente is trialling in the first barrier trial. Photo: Peter Rae Friday 31 January 2014. Photos will be identified by Chris Roots.

Chris Roots The biggest moments of James McDonald's career have involved Fiorente and It's A Dundeel but come Saturday's Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill he can be in only one camp and he is happy with It's A Dundeel.

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Waller trio faces uphill task in Ranvet to remember

Chris Wallers' horse.

Chris Roots Chris Waller takes on the big guns in the Ranvet with three runners - last year's winner Foreteller, Hawkspur and Moriarty.

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Pat Hyland bemused by odds for in-form mare

Good price: Trainer Pat Hyland is surprised by the generous odds on offer for Bonaria in the Coolmore Classic at Rosehill.

Patrick Bartley Bonaria's Melbourne form suggests a strong showing at Rosehill. Maybe it's her Victorian origins that have pushed her price out.

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Fontelina eyes George Ryder then Royal Ascot

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Chris Roots Anthony Cummings is considering a surprise start at Rosehill and then a trip to England, all going well.

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Voleuse De Coeurs ready to rattle the heavyweights in The BMW, says Michael Moroney

SPORT Messene ridden by James McDonald wins the last race at Canterbury on 28 December 2013. Generic Pic of jockeys hand and reins Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Roots Trainer Michael Moroney, the underbidder on Fiorente when he was sold in England, believes he has the Irish mare to beat the Melbourne Cup winner in The BMW at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Shin soreness ends Lord Of The Sky's autumn carnival hopes

Patrick Bartley Thoughts of track records and lofty autumn plans now all in the past.

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Star young gallopers need to step up this season

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch The Orr Stakes is the first chance to see how the stars of the spring have fared after a spell.

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Thunder Fantasy headed for Australian Guineas after winning Autumn Classic

Michael Lynch Victoria Derby form stands up in the group 2 Autumn Classic at Caulfield.

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Fiorente eyes Ascot after sensational return to track in Peter Young Stakes

Michael Lynch Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente made a sensational return to racing with a last-gasp win in the group 2 Peter Young Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday - a victory which could launch a globetrotting career...