Lightning Stakes

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Showdown looms for Snitzerland and Samaready in Lightning Stakes

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Patrick Bartley Appropriately two gifted sprinting mares emerge as main players in first running of $500,000 Black Caviar Lightning.

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Flemington preview: Baby Boomwaa in for torrid time against the grown-ups in Lightning Stakes

Max Presnell Racing two-year-olds in Saturday's Black Caviar Lightning Stakes at Flemington could be described as "unconventional", a word that fits Cranbourne trainer Robbie Laing.

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Samaready gets her chance to shine in the Lightning Stakes at Flemington

Samaready ridden by Craig Newitt.

Patrick Bartley Saturday presents a golden opportunity for local sprinter Samaready to shine.

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Lightning Stakes intrigues after BC

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Kyle Mackey-Laws The Lightning Stakes might be missing the great Black Caviar - which won it three years in a row - but it's an interesting one.

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Snitzerland lands another Lightning Stakes for Black Caviar part-owner

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 15:  Brenton Avdulla riding Snitzerland defeats Damien Oliver riding Shamexpress in Race 7, the Black Caviar Lightning during Melbourne racing at Flemington Racecourse on February 15, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Andrew Garvey It wasn't Black Caviar blitzing the field in a group 1 sprint at Flemington, but for her part-owner Neil Werrett it was the next best thing.

Horse Racing

Black Caviar draws perfectly for Lightning Stakes

2011 Spring Racing Carnival.Horseracing at Flemington Racecourse.Race 5. Champion sprinter Black Caviar stretched her unbeaten record to 16 with an easy win in the Group 1 Patinack Farm Classic with jockey Luke Nolen on board.5 November 2011. Picture by PAUL ROVERE / THE AGE SPORT

Daniel Sankey Black Caviar will have eight rivals, including Hay List, in what is widely regarded as her toughest test in Saturday's Group One Lightning Stakes.

Moody eyes Lightning Stakes for Black Caviar

A decision on whether Black Caviar runs in the Lightning Stakes will not be made until Wednesday.

Horse Racing

Trainer Robbie Laing praises promising colt Lord Of The Sky

Lord Of The Sky, Dwayne Dunn up, wins the Sir John Monash Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey Highly promising colt Lord Of The Sky justified his favouritism, winning the group three Sir John Monash Stakes at his first attempt at weight-for-age.

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.

Horseracing

Peter Snowden not short of support for family's new stable

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John Holloway Coolmore Stud’s management team rates Peter Snowden’s training capabilities high and the Darley mentor will prepare part of its huge racing string.

Kayla Nisbet to make group 1 debut in Goodwood

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Mathew Toogood Jamie Kah is not the only apprentice with a golden opportunity to ride in her first Group One race on Saturday with Kayla Nisbet excited, if not a little surprised, to be given a chance on Pago Rock...

Famous Seamus seeks light relief for Galaxy

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Chris Roots There will be plenty of trainers with a keen interest in the weights for The Galaxy, which will be release on Monday.

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Gai Waterhouse no stranger to a legal challenge

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Max Presnell The latest Gai Waterhouse controversy hinges, justifiably, around the punters' right to know any possible impediment to performance.

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Trainer Mark Kavanagh tips a rough Blue Diamond

Trainer Mark Kavanagh.

Tim Habel Trainer, who saddles $8 chance Chivalry, says draw and capacity field of 16 has set scene for a hectic race.

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Buyers do battle for War Chant’s progeny at Perth Magic Millions sale

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John Holloway There was a breath of fresh air at the Perth Magic Millions yearling sale at the Belmont Park complex on Tuesday – a 17-year-old stallion from the US, War Chant, a son of Danehill’s sire Danzig.

Randwick preview: Corey Brown on hit-and-run Sydney raid

SPORT Horse racing at Rosehill 2.3.13 race 4 winner Catkins ridden by  Corey Brown SHD Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Roots If things go to plan at Randwick on Saturday, the now Singapore-based jockey Corey Brown could be making regular trips to Sydney in the next few months.

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Glen Boss to ride Bernabeu in Newmarket Handicap

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Patrick Bartley Glen Boss may have been overlooked for the plum ride on Lankan Rupee in Saturday's $1 million Newmarket Handicap, but the leading jockey on Tuesday night gained the ride on talented Sydney sprinter...

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Moment Of Change odds-on

Mathew Toogood A wide barrier has not stopped Moment Of Change being installed an odds-on favourite in the Australia Stakes.

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Rosehill takes a back seat as all eyes on barrier trials

SPORT White sage ridden by James McDonald wins the 6th race at Rosehill Gardens on 30 November 2013.  Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Roots The autumn team of John O'Shea will be on show this week as the barrier trials at Warwick Farm and Randwick outweigh the racing on offer at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Classy group to strut their stuff at Cranbourne

Unpretentious

Michael Sharkie Stellar cast of feature-race hopefuls will tune up for coming engagements at Cranbourne trials.