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...

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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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Racing looks back on a memorable season, from too many tragedies to turf theatre at its best

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Max Presnell, Chris Roots and Adam Pengilly Max Presnell ,Chris Roots and Adam Pengilly on the triumphs and tragedies of the year that was.

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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.

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

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

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...

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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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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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Shin soreness ends Lord Of The Sky's autumn carnival hopes

Patrick Bartley Thoughts of track records and lofty autumn plans now all in the past.

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Appearance chalks up another big-race win in Expressway Stakes

SPORT Howmuchdoyouloveme ridden by Jay Ford (black cap) wins the 6th race at Randwick on Saturday 8 February 2014. Pic JENNY EVANS

Adam Pengilly She's a triple group 1 winner and easily dispatched a star-studded Expressway Stakes field on Saturday, but Appearance still seems to be fighting for due recognition.

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Gai Waterhouse spellbound by Ecuador's magical talent

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Chris Roots, Matt Jones Gai Waterhouse declared Ecuador a "magical horse" after his win at Rosehill on Saturday.

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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
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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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Fiorente finds extra to score in Peter Young Stakes

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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.