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

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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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.

O'Shea hopeful Sea Siren will play winning tune at Royal Ascot

John O'Shea

Chris Roots When John O'Shea was growing up in far north Queensland, Royal Ascot was not on the radar. Even when he decided horse training over journalism was his calling in the late 1990s, the royal meeting and...

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O'Shea learns that fresh is best after Sea Siren fails to fire

John O'Shea

Michael Lynch You can't burn the candle at both ends - unless, perhaps, you have a superhorse. And good as she might be, John O'Shea's gallant group 1-winning mare Sea Siren is not a superhorse.

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

Godolphin scandal couldn't hit home

Racing Victoria vet Brian Stewart

Michael Sharkie Fallout continues over positive drug tests returned by Godolphin-trained horses in England.

O'Shea sends team north for winter pickings

SPORT Horse racing at Warwick Farm 9.2.13 race 5 winner Charge Account (white cap and colours, red heart) ridden by Christian Reith trainer John O'Shea pictured SHD Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Roots John O'Shea has carefully selected a team of six for his Queensland carnival assault, which will be led by Lightinthenite in the Hollindale Stakes (1800 metres) at the Gold Coast on Saturday.


Millionaire pair keen to break their group 1 ducks

Rain Affair

Chris Roots They have faced some of the biggest names in racing, but millionaires Buffering and Rain Affair will be looking to finally get a first win at group 1 level in Saturday's BTC Cup at Eagle Farm.

Horse Racing

Trainer 'gutted' by promising two-year-old's freak death

Michael Sharkie Freak accident leads to death of exciting two-year-old Crack A Roadie.

New boss puts little bit of Monica in Gooree life

Your Song

Chris Roots Gooree racing manager Monica Barrera would love to accept a first group 1 trophy for "her boss" if Your Song wins the BTC Cup at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Caviar's away, who else will come to play?

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Kyle Mackey-Laws This was the race Black Caviar was supposed to win.

Your Song top of the pops for Gooree

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John Holloway The contribution to Australian racing by Gooree Park's Eduardo Cojuangco has been huge over the past 55 years and another chapter unfolded this week with the pending retirement of his home-bred...

Cummings has Your Song primed for swansong

Anthony Cummings

Chris Roots After a treble of Scone stakes winners at the weekend, Anthony Cummings will depend on "only one", but it is not a bad one, when Your Song lines up in Saturday's Doomben 10,000.

Sprint a proving ground for greatness

Max Presnell Character and class have always defined the Doomben 10,000, regardless of the name.

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Open field for Doomben 10,000

Kyle Mackey-Laws We stay north for the Brisbane winter carnival this Saturday, headlined by the group 1 Doomben 10,000.


Bowman can make colt sing from bad alley at Doomben

Max Presnell

Max Presnell WITH bookmakers gambling against Your Song, Hugh Bowman will have to do a Mick Dittman on him in Saturday's $650,000 Doomben 10,000.


Epaulette saves his best burst for last


Tony White ''He flew. Showed a remarkable turn of foot,'' winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy said after riding Epaulette to victory in the group 1 Doomben 10,000 on Saturday.

Epaulette to shoulder big weight in Stradbroke

Kerrin McEvoy guides Epaulette home in the Doomben 10,000.

Michael Sharkie Trainer Peter Snowden likely to let Doomben 10,000 winner shoulder weight of history.

Class fields in Queensland

Kyle Mackey-Laws It's the biggest day of racing in Queensland - three group 1s and two group 2s.

Gooree has plenty riding on Stradbroke day glory

Robl on Your Song

Chris Roots As red-letter days go, Stradbroke day shapes at the top end for the Gooree Pastoral Company which has favourites in two group 1s and the possibility of boosting one of its stallions to the freshman...