Queen Elizabeth Stakes

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

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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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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...

Horse Racing

It's A Dundeel reigns in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

All over: It’s A Dundeel, with James McDonald on board, wins Sydney’s richest race, the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Chris Roots Racing NSW chairman John Messara held the Queen Elizabeth Stakes trophy as trainer Murray Baker declared the best is yet to come from It's A Dundeel.

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When Harry met Lizzy: the story of the 1954 Queen Elizabeth Stakes

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Max Presnell The record of Harry Darwon, the Kensington high-society trainer known as "Aitch" for the H in Harry, still stands. Nobody has held the delicate hand of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, for so long.

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Horseracing

Freshman It’s A Dundeel stars at Arrowfield Stud stallion parade

John Holloway, Bloodlines

John Holloway Studmaster rapt with the way the son of High Chaparral has let down.

Baker looks to youngsters for successful sequel

Chris Roots New Zealand trainer Murray Baker said goodbye to superstar It's A Dundeel this week but life moves on to the next generation as Show The World and Atlante get their chance to grace a drier Randwick...

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Arabian Gold may target Queensland Oaks

Chris Roots David Vandyke didn't want to test Arabian Gold over the Oaks trip in Sydney but she has earned a crack at the Queensland Oaks with her great form at 2000 metres.

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Nash Rawiller rising fast through ranks of all-time greats after another stellar autumn carnival

Nash Rawiller

Chris Roots Nash Rawiller came to Sydney in the autumn of 2007 with just 14 group 1 winners but has since made the season his own.

Sydney shorts: Cup again takes Precedence for Cummings

Cox Plate Day 2013 - Race 7 The Drake International Cup won by Precedence ridden by Craig Williams , trained by Bart Cummings and his grandson James Cummings
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Adam Pengilly Precedence's campaign this year will start in earnest on the Gold Coast, but a slice of Melbourne Cup history is the big carrot at the end of 2014.

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Trainer Bjorn Baker dreams of biggest pay day in NSW racing history

Nags to riches: Twilight Royale is on the brink of a huge pay day in Scone on Saturday.

David Sygall Trainer Bjorn Baker struggled to find investors for the yearling he bought in Melbourne in 2012, but those who eventually did buy in will have their loyalty returned in spades if the filly wins a...

Horseracing

State government working towards tax parity for Racing NSW

Great success: It's A Dundeel wins the Queen Elizabeth Stakes during The Championships.

Chris Roots The state government funding agreement for the first running of The Championships was linked to Racing NSW's ongoing fight to get tax parity for the TAB distribution with Victoria.

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Australian Turf Club, trainers discuss bringing Golden Slipper forward

Textbook: James McDonald celebrates winning the Golden Slipper on Mossfun in April.

Chris Roots Australian Turf Club racing manager Matt Rudolph has started talking to trainers about moving the Golden Slipper forward by two weeks to mid-March from next year.

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All-Aged Stakes the best finale to The Championships

Max Presnell With the focus being on the first two days of “The Championships” the spot light has dimmed on tradition for Saturday’s All Aged Stakes at Royal Randwick.

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Racing: Earthquake ready to sparkle in Blue Diamond

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Chris Roots Peter Snowden has Blue Diamond favourite Earthquake, the talented Knoydart and star filly Guelph taking to the tracks on Saturday, but he is still hurting from the loss of Complacent for the autumn...

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Nominations pouring in for The Championships at Randwick

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Earthquake winning Race 2 ridden by Christian Reith at Royal Randwick. 9th November 2013
Photo by Dallas Kilponen

Chris Roots The Championships have captured the imagination of the owners and trainers with 1207 nominations made across April's 10-race showcase at Randwick when entries closed on Monday.

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Horse Racing

Fiorente finds extra to score in Peter Young Stakes

Fiorente

Mike Hedge Melbourne Cup-winner Fiorente is a step closer to making a return trip to England after asserting himself as the brightest star in Australian racing at Caulfield on Saturday.

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Trainer Bjorn Baker says Golden Slipper-bound Unencumbered is best two-year-old

Bjorn Baker

Chris Roots Bjorn Baker believes he has the best two-year-old colt in the country and is unconcerned Unencumbered will go into April's Golden Slipper at his ninth start.

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Australian Guineas: James Cummings dreams of first group 1 glory with rising colt Eurozone

Eurozone

Chris Roots The partnership of Bart and James Cummings has had its moments on and off the track but Eurozone is set to give them a group 1 win in Saturday's Australian Guineas (1600 metres) at Flemington.

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It's A Dundeel shines in new colours at Randwick barrier trials

James McDonald riding Its A Dundeel

Chris Roots New Zealand trainer Murray Baker has declared Triple Crown winner It's A Dundeel is set for the best preparation of his career after the star won a barrier trial at Randwick on Monday.