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...

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

Stephen Baster.

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.

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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High time NSW racing industry had one awards night for all

Chris Roots dinkus

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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Disappointed Gai Waterhouse lashes out at turf club over track strategy

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Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse has blasted Warwick Farm and the Australian Turf Club's perceived strategies with tracks.

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Like a hurricane: unstoppable Fiorente has bookies quaking

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Chris Roots A perfect storm is heading towards Sydney for The Championships in April.

Superstar Fiorente could target Doomben Cup

Phil Lutton Gai Waterhouse's Melbourne Cup winner, superstar galloper Fiorente, remains in Doomben Cup calculations as connections plan their path to an assault on Royal Ascot in England.

Horse Racing

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

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.