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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Top riders Corey Brown and Zac Purton take globetrotting in their stride

Hit and run mission: Jockey Zac Purton will reunite with Doncaster winner Sacred Falls in Saturday's George Main Stakes at Randwick.

Chris Roots The internationalisation of racing moves on apace as Zac Purton and Corey Brown continue their regular visits home at Randwick on Saturday for George Main Stakes day.

Golden Slipper fits for Sydney racing program after date change

Chris Roots Golden Slipper day will shine again and include five group 1s on a new March date after the Australian Pattern Committee approved the move of The Championships to the first two weeks in April.

Boban heads Sydney assault on Melbourne's Memsie Stakes

Chris Roots The old gang is back together as Glyn Schofield follows Boban to Melbourne for Saturday's Memsie Stakes but the hoop will take more than a passing interest when Law lines up in The Run To The Rose at...

Autumn racing clashes need national program approach

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Chris Roots Planned changes to the autumn to accommodate a move of The Championships into the first two weeks of April have once again caused dramas between power states NSW and Victoria.

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Tye Angland rides into favour with Sydney's big-name stables

Relationship building: up-and-coming jockey Tye Angland with premier trainer Chris Waller.

Chris Roots When Tye Angland returned from Hong Kong, he knew he had to make connections with the big stables in Sydney and build partnerships.

Trainer Clarry Conners aims high with unraced colt This Is Australia and stable star Dear Demi

High hopes: Dear Demi will target the Caulfield Cup in the spring.

Adam Pengilly Clarry Conners has Dear Demi Caulfield Cup bound, but could have an equally exciting John Singleton-owned stablemate on his hands after the pair turned in impressive trials on Monday.

David Hayes gathers cups hopes for spring

Carnival-bound: Jet Away is likely to resume later this month.

Patrick Bartley This time last year David Hayes earmarked the Caulfield Cup for his gifted imported stayer Jet Away, and one year on the trainer is again grooming another European stayer for Australia’s second...

Carlton House's retirement adds to the staying stallions available to Australian breeders

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John Holloway It was a fait accompli that Queen Elizabeth’s magnificent looking stallion Carlton House would join the Darley stallion roster following his premature retirement last Monday by Gai Waterhouse.

Star Rolling's pluck in Lawrence Stakes impresses trainer Peter Morgan

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Chris Roots Star Rolling out-bobbed Spillway to take out the Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday to began to repay the faith of co-trainer Peter Morgan.

Interstate racing clashes cause headaches

Chris Roots Racing NSW and Racing Victoria officials will continue discussions about the clashes of the Australian Guineas and Randwick Guineas and Ranvet Stakes and Australian Cup next March because of the move...

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Cox Plate favourite Carlton House retired to stud

Jockey Tommy Berry with Carlton House before the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Adam Pengilly Carlton House, the Queen's horse raced in Australia under Gai Waterhouse's care, has been retired to stand at stud.

Racing industry pays tribute to Guy Walter at Night of Champions

Trainer Chris Waller.

Adam Pengilly Chris Waller's triple group 1 winner Boban swept top honours at the NSW Racehorse Owners Association's Night of Champions on Thursday night, as a special tribute was made to the late Guy Walter.

Horseracing

Tiger Tees to skip Missile Stakes for Melbourne, says trainer Joe Pride

Return: Tiger Tees claims the Galaxy at Rosehill in March.

Warwick Barr A Missile Stakes start for Tiger Tees is all but out of the equation as trainer Joe Pride looks to Melbourne for the group 1 winner’s return to racing.

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Trainer Matthew Dale hits the Jackpot without winning

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Adam Pengilly Lady luck was shining bright on the connections of the Matthew Dale-trained Royal Jackpot, who snared a $100,000 bonus for being the first Inglis graduate home in the Inglis Bonus Handicap at...

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James McDonald relieved to draw equal top of Sydney riders' premiership

One step closer: James McDonald scores on Reigning at Randwick to catch Nash Rawiller in the Sydney jockeys’ premiership.

Adam Pengilly Ice cool in the saddle, James McDonald was anything but away from it.