Caulfield Stakes

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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.


Bart Cummings' main Melbourne man Joe Agresta reflects on a wild ride

Trainer Bart Cummings with his long-time track rider Joe Agresta.

Chris Roots After 34 years, Joe Agresta can't bring himself to phone "the boss" after resigning as the Flemington trackwork rider for Bart and James Cummings last week.

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...

Horse Racing

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...

Mr O'Ceirin boosts trainer and seals his place in Caulfield Cup

Michael Lynch Young trainer Ciaron Maher's star has been on a gradual upward curve for the past half-dozen years - and his career could get a massive boost over the next month through the exploits of a galloper...

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Atlantic Jewel's soft wins pave way to loss

Atlantic Jewel

Patrick Bartley Trainer Mark Kavanagh says the downfall of his outstanding mare Atlantic Jewel could be put down to her two soft victories since returning from 18 months on the sidelines.


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.

Horse Racing

Loss to help Jewel harden up

Upset: It's A Dundeel (left) collars Atlantic Jewel to win the Underwood Stakes on Saturday.

Patrick Bartley Trainer Mark Kavanagh believes downfall of mare could be due to two soft victories.

Horse racing

Cup throws Strait a curve ball

Glen Boss Tuscan Fire

Michael Lynch Getting a start in one of Australian racing's major handicaps is hard enough, let along winning.

Horse Racing

Cup winner out of Turnbull Stakes; Cup favourite in

Lloyd Williams with 2012 Melbourne cup winner Green Moon at Macedon.

Michael Sharkie The withdrawal of several Lloyd Williams horses, including 2012 Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon, enables 2013 favourite Puissance De Lune into the Turnbull Stakes field.

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Sea Moon's Cup bid on the line

Lloyd Williams

Patrick Bartley Since Sea Moon arrived in Australia, his strong racing profile in the UK has been the talking point for analysts.


Honorius earns shot at easier targets


Adam Pengilly David Payne will put his group 1 ambitions with Honorius on ice in the short term after the four-year-old hung on to win his first black-type race, in the Craven Plate at Randwick on Saturday.

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Stewards to cast eye on Dundeel over injury fears

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

Patrick Bartley Racing Victoria stewards will inspect Cox Plate second favourite It's A Dundeel on Monday.

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Where there's a will, there's a way

Lloyd Williams with Green Moon.

Patrick Bartley Lloyd Williams could boast up to a quarter of the cup runners.


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.