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It's A Dundeel out of Caulfield Stakes

It's A Dundeel will miss Saturday's Caulfield Stakes and another clash with Atlantic Jewel, with trainer Murray Baker admitting they had lost the battle with a hoof abscess.


Chris Waller backs Foreteller for Caulfield Stakes boilover


Chris Roots Chris Waller believes Foreteller is in the right race; he does not see the Caulfield Stakes as a benefit for star mare Atlantic Jewel.


‘Devastating’ call, but Atlantic Jewel’s record shines on

Atlantic Jewel

Michael Rodd It was the phone call I didn't want to take. When Mark Kavanagh's name flashed up on my mobile on Tuesday morning my heart sank.

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Ride of a lifetime

Michael Rodd.

Michael Rodd Atlantic Jewel’s jockey reflects on the mare’s brilliant career, which seems to have ended early.

Chris Waller spots a chance in the absence of Jewel in Cox Plate


Chris Roots It might have been a last-minute decision to pay up for Foreteller in Saturday's Cox Plate but his form says he can cause an upset.

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Strapper a big deal in Baker team's bid for Valley glory

Emily Murphy

Chris Roots If Emily Murphy gets her way she will take ''her horse'' home to England next year after adding a Cox Plate to his resume on Saturday.

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Murphy a big deal for Baker's star

It's a Dundeel with handler Emily Murphy.

Chris Roots If Emily Murphy gets her way, she will take 'her horse' home to England next year after adding a Cox Plate to his resume.

Punters wary as favourite remains in serious doubt

Breakfast With The Best trackwork at Moonee Valley ahead of The Cox Plate , Its A Dundeel  is hosed down after his work
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Tuesday the 22nd of October 2013

Chris Roots Cox Plate favourite It's A Dundeel could be a shock race-day scratching as he continues to feel the effects of a hoof abscess.

Brett Prebble takes time to ease Green Moon into Cox Plate

Brett Prebble

Chris Roots Brett Prebble has knocked off a Golden Slipper and Melbourne Cup as a fly in, fly out jockey in recent years but, as he jumps on Green Moon in Saturday's Cox Plate, he will be doing so after a more...


Road to Queen Elizabeth riches not paved with gold

Chris Roots dinkus

Chris Roots Sydney has its destination race - the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes - but the road to get there is more dirt than asphalt.


Black Caviar tops world's best racehorse rankings

Black Caviar

Chris Roots After playing second fiddle to Frankel for the previous two years, Black Caviar has topped the rankings for the world's best racehorse for 2013 released in Paris on Thursday.

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Black Caviar tops world's best racehorse rankings with Treve

Black Caviar.

Chris Roots Black Caviar has topped the World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2013.


Can Jewel shine next to Caviar's record?

Easy does it: Atlantic Jewel  wins the Thousand Guineas, one of her five straight victories.

Michael Lynch Atlantic Jewel is chasing a perfect 10 as she heads to the weight-for-age championship.


It's A Dundeel in doubt for Jewel rematch

It's a Dundeel defeats  Atlantic Jewel.

Patrick Bartley Racing Victoria stewards will inspect heavily supported Cox Plate second favourite It's A Dundeel on Monday following the four-year-old's ongoing battle with a mystery leg abscess.


Rawiller on outer as Oliver looks set to take over on Fiorente

(Far left) Nash Rawiller riding Fiorente.

Patrick Bartley Damien Oliver will replace Sydney's leading jockey Nash Rawiller on Melbourne Cup favourite Fiorente in the Cox Plate and the Cup, a switch expected to be confirmed on Monday.

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It's A Dundeel injury concerns subside as abscess breaks

It's A Dundeel walks off the track after a trackwork session at Flemington on October 1.

Michael Sharkie The fitness cloud hanging over leading Cox Plate contender It's A Dundeel is clearing with news that the hoof abscess that has plagued the horse for a week has finally burst this morning.

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Time short for Dundeel

Patrick Bartley Cox Plate hopeful It's A Dundeel still far from certain to contest Caulfield Stakes.

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Kavanagh may alter Cool plans

Super Cool

Patrick Bartley Trainer to seriously consider having two-pronged attack in depleted group 1 Caulfield Stakes.

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Weight and see for hoops

Manighar (right) has been left in for the Caulfield Cup at the third acceptance stage.

Michael Lynch Several top jockeys will have to wait a little longer to see if weights go up for Caulfield Cup.

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Atlantic Jewel's bubble bursts

It's a Dundeel defeats Atlantic Jewel

Michael Lynch The Atlantic Jewel bubble burst in agonisingly narrow fashion at Caulfield on Saturday when Kiwi raider Its a Dundeel ran her down in the shadows of the post to score a brilliant victory in the Group...