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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.

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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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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.
Photo: Tertius Pickard.

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.

Live coverage: Black Caviar at Randwick on Australian Derby Day

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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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Trainer David Payne happy with Warwick Stakes switch for Derby winner Criterion

Top class: Criterion dashes clear to win the Derby with Hugh Bowman on board.

Adam Pengilly David Payne has leant his support to the controversial switch of the Warwick Stakes to Randwick, saying he would not have planned to run Australian Derby winner Criterion if the feature was still at...

Horeracing

Star spring carnival contenders step out at Rosehill trials

Chris Roots It has been a bit cold and spring might look a long way away, but trainer Michael Hawkes says there will be some exciting pointers at the barrier trials at Rosehill on Monday.

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Tommy Berry riding like a man possessed since twin brother Nathan's death

Tommy Berry wins the Tatts Group JJ Atkins on Almalad.

Chris Roots The past three months have been the toughest of Tommy Berry's life but they have been defining in his riding career.

Hugh Bowman believes time is ripe to strike in Hong Kong

Jockey Hugh Bowman and his dog Vinnie Roe, which is named after a horse. Bowman gets ready to head to Hong Kong for the racing season, after he races at Royal Randwick this Saturday. Photo: Peter Rae Thursday 24 April 2014.

Chris Roots The time is finally right for new dad Hugh Bowman to test the waters in Hong Kong as he seeks more challenges in a career that has him topping his field.

Anthony Cummings-trained Villa Verde in right mood for Robert Sangster Stakes

SPORT Villa Verde ridden by James McDonald wins the 5th race at Randwick on Saturday 15 March 2014.  Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Roots When Anthony Cummings sat down to plan Villa Verde's autumn campaign it was always going to end at the Robert Sangster Stakes if things went to plan.

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Peter Snowden not short of support for family's new stable

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John Holloway Coolmore Stud’s management team rates Peter Snowden’s training capabilities high and the Darley mentor will prepare part of its huge racing string.

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Stayers get stage to shine

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Michael Lynch The VRC St Leger is tucked away towards the end of the season, bookended by the Australian and South Australian derbies.

Baker looks to youngsters for successful sequel

Chris Roots New Zealand trainer Murray Baker said goodbye to superstar It's A Dundeel this week but life moves on to the next generation as Show The World and Atlante get their chance to grace a drier Randwick...

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Driefontein steps up to add group 1 to resumé

Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse had a plan a month ago to get Driefontein what her career needed to be complete – a group 1 win.

Horseracing

No hangover as the stellar racing just keeps on coming

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Max Presnell Outstanding racing on Saturday, including the stand-alone Hawkesbury meeting, follows a Sydney autumn from which many highlights rate in the best-ever category.

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Shades of Galileo as Coolmore keeps mum on Fastnet Rock service fee

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John Holloway Fastnet Rock is once again Australia's costliest stallion, but his covering fee has not been declared by Coolmore Stud.

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Trainer hopes Bring Something has keys to SA Derby

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 Cranbourne trainer Ken Keys with his Derby hope Kilkea

Mathew Toogood Ken Keys has come close to winning the South Australian Derby and the Cranbourne trainer returns on Saturday with a horse he rates his best chance yet.

Peter Snowden poised to leave Darley in blaze of glory at Hawkesbury

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Max Presnell Peter Snowden, always affable and switched on, is set for a blazing farewell from the Darley banner at Hawkesbury on Saturday and Limes could be the best gamble of his many prospects.

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Kushadasi wins SA Derby for Richard Jolly

South Australian three-year-old Kushadasi has claimed his home town Derby in a desperate finish, edging out Victorian filly Scratchy Bottom.