Queen Elizabeth Stakes

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It's A Dundeel reigns in 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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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...

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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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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.

Tony Abbott's father has a tip - don't ask his son which horse to bet on

Tim Barlass Not even Prime Minister Tony Abbott is immune from getting home truths from his parents. Dick Abbott, who spent Saturday with his son at Royal Randwick, said that the country’s leader is the...

On top of his world but jockey James McDonald vows to get better

Chris Roots James McDonald chalked his 21st group 1 winner when It's A Dundeel proved too strong in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth Stakes, but it was also a confirmation of his coming of age as a jockey.

Horseracing

John Messara weighs up star's future while basking in the glory of The Championships

Chris Roots Racing NSW chairman John Messara hasn't had a better at the track.

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Superb day, great fields, but where were the punters?

Max Presnell Only 25,525 went to Royal Randwick on Saturday for an outstanding program on a brilliant day, confirming racegoing is struggling to be a popular spectator sport in Sydney.

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Done and dusted: It's A Dundeel retired after Queen Elizabeth triumph

Too good: James McDonald pilots It's A Dundeel to victory in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth Stakes, a race which proved to be the champion four-year-old's swansong.

Chris Roots Arrowfield Stud boss John Messara announced It’s A Dundeel has been retired to stud on Monday after his Queen Elizabeth Stakes win at Randwick.

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It's A Dundeel retired to stand at stud

James McDonald riding It's A Dundeel to win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick.

It's A Dundeel will not race again with his owners ruling out a trip to Royal Ascot.

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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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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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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?

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

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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...