Blue Diamond Stakes

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Mark Kavanagh targets Blue Diamond Stakes with Chivalry

Andrew Garvey Chivalry overcomes a troubled passage in running to win the Moonee Valley Plate.

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Mohave joins Earthquake as Darley's contenders for the Blue Diamond Stakes

Mohave

Andrew Garvey Giant Darley operation shows it will have more than one serious chance in the race.

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Injury puts Kerrin McEvoy in doubt for Blue Diamond Stakes

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy

Michael Sharkie The Blue Diamond Stakes has seen yet another twist with the ride on second favourite Earthquake potentially up for grabs if scans show jockey Kerrin McEvoy has sustained serious knee damage in a fall...

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Earthquake the favourite for Blue Diamond Stakes after impressing in Prelude

Damian Browne guides Earthquake to victory in the Blue Diamond Prelude (fillies).

Andrew Garvey Timekeeper cannot separate unbeaten Sydney two-year-olds Rubick and Earthquake.

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Jockey Brenton Avdulla chases second group 1 win in a week in Blue Diamond Stakes

Brenton Avdulla

Patrick Bartley Former Victorian apprentice and trainer Gerald Ryan will put final touches to Rubick.

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Mark Kavanagh makes gear changes for Chivalry in Blue Diamond Stakes

Chivalry and Marc Murphy.

Patrick Bartley Mark Kavanagh has waited until just days before Chivalry faces his most important race challenge to announce a critical number of gear changes for the colt.

Lankan Rupee won't scare off Villa Verde, says Anthony Cummings

Anthony Cummings is confident Villa Verde will be hard to toss in Saturday's $120,000 Carlyon Stakes.

Patrick Bartley with AAP While the appearance of the brilliant Lankan Rupee is certain to make an imposing presence this spring, opposition trainers and owners are now busily mapping out a strategy to avoid the highest-rated...

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Beluga Caviar poised for Flemington debut

Beluga Caviar as a yearling.

A colt from one of best families in the Australian Stud Book is due to get his first chance to make his own racetrack impact on Saturday.

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Trainer Ross McDonald in critical condition after heart surgery

Ross McDonald with Weekend Hussler.

Laura Banks Caulfield trainer Ross McDonald is in intensive care after complications during major heart surgery on Monday.

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Dwayne Dunn finally reunited with Gregers for shot at Goodwood

Brad Waters Dwayne Dunn has waited 15 months to ride Gregers in Saturday's group 1 Goodwood at Morphettville.

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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.

Dwayne Dunn hopes for winning comeback on Gregers

Smart filly Gregers takes on the older sprinters in Saturday's Goodwood.

Brad Waters Dwayne Dunn has waited 15 months to ride Gregers in Saturday's group 1 Goodwood at Morphettville.

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Draw the only barrier to Earthquake starting in red in Golden Slipper

Hard to beat: Earthquake confirmed her Golden Slipper credentials with a convincing win in the Blue Diamond Stakes on February 22.

Chris Roots Golden Slipper favourite Earthquake is already odds-on in some betting markets as bookmakers attempt to find ways the Darley filly with the perfect record can be beaten in the world's richest...

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Wide draw for Earthquake in Slipper

The one to beat: Golden Slipper favourite Earthquake wins the Blue Diamond at Caulfield last month.

Golden Slipper favourite Earthquake has drawn a wide gate for the $3.5 million race.

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Earthquake delivers shocks

Earthquake

Chris Roots A shiver went through jockey Kerrin McEvoy when he picked up barrier 13 for Earthquake in Saturday's Golden Slipper.

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Bob Hoysted, one of Australia's finest trainers, dies, aged 88

Manikato with Trainer Bob Hoysted in 1979.

Patrick Bartley Bob Hoysted, one of Australia's finest trainers, dies, aged 88

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Sidestep out of Brisbane winter carnival

Sidestep, a group 2 winner for Darley during The Championships, has been ruled out of the Brisbane winter carnival.

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Nostradamus set for Blue Diamond after brilliant Flemington victory

Predicting a bright future: Nostradamus created a big impression with an easy win at Flemington on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey Hawkes training partnership unleashes another Blue Diamond Stakes aspirant.

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Hayes has upset brewing

Serious contender: David Hayes' filly Gregors (above) had the upper hand in her last run against Guelph.

Andrew Garvey David Hayes has trained the winners of two of the past seven Thousand Guineas.

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Racing Integrity Commissioner Sal Perna wants far-reaching powers

Patrick Bartley Sal Perna has welcomed his increased powers but is now calling for those powers to be extended.