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It's A Dundeel retired to stand at stud

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

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Trainer Bruce Hill steps out of the shadows to chase Australian Derby dream with Teronado

Channel Seven Brisbane racing carnival. The Carlton Mid Doomben 10 000, Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane, QLD, May 25, 2013. Trainer Bruce Hill after Glen Boss riding on My Shabella won during race 2, the Ambassador Travel QTIS.
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Chris Roots Bruce Hill has been there for the exploits of greats Grosvenor, Sovereign Red and Gurner's Lane in the Melbourne Cup, and several of Gerald Ryan's group 1 successes, but Teronado could crack new...

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No Payne, no gain: Criterion holds off rivals to win Australian Derby

Hugh beauty: Hugh Bowman wins on Criterion.

Chris Roots David Payne has won South Africa’s biggest race, the Durban July, as a jockey and trainer but Criterion gave him an Australian Derby after outstaying his rivals in a slog at Randwick on Saturday.

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Gallatin headed for a rest rather than Australian Derby

Honour: Nash Rawiller rides Gallatin
to win the Tulloch Stakes.

Chris Roots The feed bin rather than a $2 million Australian Derby carrot is shaping Peter Snowden's thinking after Gallatin came from last to win the Tulloch Stakes, renamed in Nathan Berry's honour.

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Hugh Bowman scores Criterion ride in Australian Derby

Booked for Criterion: Proven performer Hugh Bowman will ride the favourite in the Australian Derby.

Chris Roots David Payne only confirmed Hugh Bowman as the rider for Australian Derby favourite Criterion earlier in the week but he was never concerned about finding a jockey.

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Craig Williams lands Australian Derby ride on New Zealander Puccini

General shots of Gai Waterhouse and early morning training at Sydney's Randwick Racecourse. Sept 2012.
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Landing the ATC Australian Derby ride on Puccini has come as a welcome surprise for jockey Craig Williams.

Live coverage: Black Caviar at Randwick on Australian Derby Day

Black Caviar

Daniel Sankey Can Black Caviar make it 25 wins from 25 starts in today's TJ Smith Stakes at Royal Randwick? Find out first with our live coverage of Australian Derby Day.

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Moroney sizes up Cup obstacles for imported mare Voleuse De Coeurs

Doing it the hard way: Michael Moroney's Voleuse De Coeurs is up against it in Saturday's Sydney Cup at Randwick.

Chris Roots Trainer Michael Moroney does not have much in his favour with Voleuse De Coeurs for Saturday’s Sydney Cup at Randwick.

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Trainer John Thompson hopeful Tremec can make Nathan Tinkler's day

Tremec

Chris Roots John Thompson has had a tough couple of years as he has watched the Patinack Farm racing empire crumbled but might finally be able to give Nathan Tinkler because to cheer with Tremec in the Sydney...

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All eyes on Tupac Amaru as three-year-old looks to history

Max Presnell Once upon a time it was fashionable for outstanding three-year-olds to win the Sydney Cup at Randwick but will Tupac Amaru, named after an Inca revolutionary in Peru, fit the profile on Saturday?

Sebring's pedigree defies the sire's ability to leave class stayers

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John Holloway Bloodlines If stallion awards were given for the Golden Slipper carnival and the opening day of The Championships, Widden Stud's Sebring would be the likely recipient.

McEvoy backs tough colt Tupac as being here to stay

Kerrin McEvoy

Chris Roots Kerrin McEvoy has rode plenty of staying three-year-olds in his time in Europe and Tupac Amaru gives him the feel of a young horse which will run the two miles of the Sydney Cup at Randwick on...

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Future of The Championships so bright it will sparkle

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Chris Roots The new Randwick remains a relatively unpolished gem that is ready to sparkle in the next couple of years.

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Wet track for Derby won't extinguish Singing Flame

Chris Roots Joe O’Gara’s first question he asks when he gets a phone call at his Goulburn stud tells a lot about Singing Flame’s chances in Saturday’s Australian Derby at Randwick.

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Moody to hand over stable keys to stewards

Peter Moody.

Trainer Peter Moody has agreed to provide keys to his stables to Racing Victoria stewards.

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Lankan Rupee headlines a Championships day to remember

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Max Presnell The Championships, featuring Lankan Rupee in the T.J. Smith against international opposition, promises to live up to the title at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

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Chris Waller's Doncaster Mile six pack won't mind the wet

Max Presnell Ability to handle the anticipated conditions is the query with Messene, regarded as a weight special, in Saturday’s $3 million Doncaster at Royal Randwick.

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Jim Cassidy sticks with Chris Waller's Hawkspur for Doncaster Mile

Jim Cassidy

Chris Roots It has proved a lethal combination in the past year, Jim Cassidy on a Chris Waller horse in a group 1, as the Hall of Fame jockey used his "pick and stick" method with great success.

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Rain couldn't dampen the vibe on Randwick's big day

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Andrew Webster Day one of the inaugural Championships at Randwick ushered in a new era in Sydney racing.

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Day of firsts for NZ trainer Paul Richards and jockey Chris Johnson

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Andrew Garvey It was a day of firsts for New Zealand trainer Paul Richards and jockey Chris Johnson.