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Hot Snitzel in group 1 bid in BTC Cup

Mark Oberhardt Injury to star mare Snitzerland has left trainer Gerald Ryan with Hot Snitzel as his only runner in the BTC Cup.

Horse Racing

Famous Seamus upsets home-town fancy Buffering in BTC Cup

Famous victory: Famous Seamus and trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith.

Tony White Buffering’s group 1 hoodoo in Brisbane continued at Doomben on Saturday when the pride of Queensland could finish only third to Famous Seamus in a boilover $400,000 BTC Cup (1200m).

Racing

Eureka Stud's Spirit Of Boom says farewell in Stradbroke

Michael Rodd wins the Doomber 10,000 on Spirit Of Boom on May 24.

Chris Roots The Hunter Valley is the heart and soul of Australian breeding but for the past few weeks success has moved north to the green pastures of the Darling Downs.

Stroke setback doesn't stop jockey Jeff Lloyd from riding winners

Chris Roots Jeff Lloyd never gave up on riding again after suffering a stroke in March last year, and that spirit was fighting for life.

Trainer Gerald Ryan takes triple hold on Champagne at Randwick

Teamwork: Glyn Schofield will again partner Lucky Raquie to form part of Gerald Ryan's three-pronged attack on the Champagne Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Chris Roots Gerald Ryan has already made one multimillion-dollar call with his two-year-olds this season and got it right.

Racing

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.

Horse racing

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.

Sessions looks hard to beat in classy Goodwood

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Max Presnell Fillies and mares, headed by the Gai Waterhouse sprinter Driefontein, are the most favoured by bookmakers in the group 1 Goodwood at Morphettville on Saturday.

Horseracing

Spirit of racing alive and kicking in the bush

Max Presnell Murwillumbah, the bush meeting in northern NSW that survives on the enthusiasm of locals and featured the highly talented Tegan Harrison on Tuesday, was a far cry from the razzle dazzle of the Sydney...

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Nathan Tinkler facing probe after shifting Patinack stock from John Thompson's stable

Nathan Tinkler has been trying to sell the Patinack Farm for more than a year.

Chris Roots Nathan Tinker is close to selling Patinack Farm to international interests, but is facing a Racing NSW investigation after most of his racing stock was moved out of John Thompson’s stables on...

Racing

Famous Seamus big 10,000 chance on dry track, says trainer

Famous Seamus and trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith.

Chris Roots Hawkesbury trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith, used to people writing off his horses, warned punters not to think Famous Seamus’ BTC Cup win was a fluke heading into Saturday’s Doomben 10,000.

Horse Racing

Bumpy road to Doomben 10,000 for favourite Rebel Dane

Rebel Dane.

The road to the Doomben 10,000 has been rough in more ways than one for the favourite Rebel Dane.

Horseracing

Lightning could strike twice for Les Bridge at Randwick

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Doomben 10,000 day has fond memories for trainer Les Bridge and could again be beneficial for him – at Royal Randwick rather than the Brisbane circuit.

Horse racing

Trainer Gerald Ryan can't separate QTC Cup pair

Mandy Cottell Gerald Ryan can't split stablemates Hot Snitzel and Dances On Stars as the pair prepare to clash in Saturday's $175,000 QTC Cup (1300 metres) at Eagle Farm.

Horse Racing

The Championships set to come forward a week as part of carnival revamp

Horses parade in the mounting yard in the wet and windy conditions during day one of The Championships at Royal Randwick

Chris Roots The first day of The Championships hit its targets but racing authorities are already making sure the only way is up with a plan to bring it forward a week from next year as part of a revamp of the...

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Horse racing

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.

Usual suspects head early sires' battle

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John Holloway The two leading lights in last season's stallions' premiership - Exceed And Excel and Fastnet Rock - have flown the gates in the first month of the 2013-14 title race and another battle royale takes...

Horse racing

Coming back for seconds? Hay List to face Black Caviar once more

Black Caviar.

Will Brodie This Saturday's $1 million Group One Darley TJ Smith Stakes will pit undefeated superstar mare Black Caviar against the horse which has finished runner-up to her four times, Hay List.

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End nears for Black Caviar

Black Caviar

Chris Roots All good things have to come to an end, and for Black Caviar the end could be only a couple runs away although another year of supremacy is a possibility.

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Brisbane dines out with talk of some Caviar on the menu

Caviar

Chris Roots The odds are shortening on a return to Queensland for Black Caviar after the announcement of ''An afternoon with Racing Royalty - Peter Moody'' lunch in Brisbane next month.