Queen Elizabeth Stakes

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It's A Dundeel ready to reign supreme in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Max Presnell So far this preparation It’s A Dundeel, dynamic on his day, has lacked a certain thrust, but is ready to produce his best at Randwick on Saturday, according to jockey James McDonald.

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How the runners rate in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Chris Roots BOBAN He doesn’t really get on with wet tracks, so hence has had an interrupted preparation since winning the Chipping Norton Stakes six weeks ago.

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John Messara happy to let her majesty's horse steal the show in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Happy to play second fiddle: John Messara is happy for his It's A Dundeel to run second to the Queen's horse, Carlton House.

Chris Roots Bookmakers around the country can't find a dollar for Carlton House in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth Stakes, but the cheer squad for her majesty's horse will be led by It's A Dundeel's owner and Racing...

Sebring's pedigree defies the sire's ability to leave class stayers

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John Holloway Bloodlines If stallion awards were given for the Golden Slipper carnival and the opening day of The Championships, Widden Stud's Sebring would be the likely recipient.

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All eyes on Tupac Amaru as three-year-old looks to history

Max Presnell Once upon a time it was fashionable for outstanding three-year-olds to win the Sydney Cup at Randwick but will Tupac Amaru, named after an Inca revolutionary in Peru, fit the profile on Saturday?

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Gerry Harvey hopeful of change of luck for Royal Descent in QE Stakes

Gerry Harvey.

Chris Roots Gerry Harvey is still getting over his mare Royal Descent getting beaten in last week’s Doncaster and he isn’t counting on the news being any better in Saturday’s $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes at...

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Chris Waller: the silent achiever

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Andrew Webster “He’s not an emotional person to be honest,” offers Stephanie Waller. “The only time I see him cry is when the horse has won. He’s funny like that. What did you mention? Rangi?”

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Trainer John Thompson hopeful Tremec can make Nathan Tinkler's day

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Chris Roots John Thompson has had a tough couple of years as he has watched the Patinack Farm racing empire crumbled but might finally be able to give Nathan Tinkler because to cheer with Tremec in the Sydney...

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Doncaster don Chris Waller hopes he's on a roll in The Championships

Mile master: Trainer Chris Waller is now looking forward to the big races at Randwick on Saturday.

Chris Roots Chris Waller celebrated his remarkable Doncaster Mile first four on Saturday night and hopes it is the precursor to more The Championships success in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Queen Of The Turf...

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Gai Waterhouse hopes to give the Queen royal reward with Carlton House

Carlton House (right), seen here in an exhibition gallop with Fiorente, has been made favourite for the $4 million highlight of The Championships.

Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse says there is no better way to repay the faith of Queen Elizabeth sending Carlton House to Sydney than by winning Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick.

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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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McDonald holds all the aces for potential swansong

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Chris Roots James McDonald confident that It's A Dundeel could end his career on high in Sydney's richest race.

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Nash Rawiller favourite to win Nathan Berry Medal

Chris Roots Nash Rawiller is in the box seat to win the inaugural Nathan Berry Medal, “an honour that every jockey would love to win”, according to Sydney’s premier rider.

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Championships kick off with local brilliance

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Max Presnell “A fantastic carnival ... going to be internationally renowned,” decreed Greg Carpenter, the chief Racing Victoria handicapper, and a worthwhile opinion at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

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Sydney must lead racing carnival from car park to red carpet

Andrew Webster Hunter S. Thompson famously wrote that the Kentucky Derby is decadent and depraved.

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Fiorente suffers career ending injury

First past the post: Fiorente in the 2013 Melbourne Cup.

Chris Roots Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente will be retired after injuring an off-foreleg tendon. The injury is considered too severe for rehabilitation and connections are in the process of doing a stud deal.

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Rain forces rethink on plans for Solicit

Solicit.

Laura Banks and Patrick Bartley Continued rain in Sydney forces connections to reconsider Australian Oaks plans.

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Big investment in Championships

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Andrew Webster Four months ago, when The Championships were unveiled, few knew what the concept was about.

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Lankan Rupee headlines a Championships day to remember

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Max Presnell The Championships, featuring Lankan Rupee in the T.J. Smith against international opposition, promises to live up to the title at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

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Gunsynd's Doncaster win another chapter in the career of one of racing's greats

The people's champion: Gunsynd won over racing fans all over Australia.

Max Presnell ''With ears pricked and nostrils dilated the Goondiwindi Grey is charging down the outside,'' broadcaster Ken Howard, the most distinct voice in racing, proclaimed in the latter stages of the 1972...

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