Underwood Stakes

Horseracing

Fiorente and It's A Dundeel clash in Ranvet Stakes

Chris Roots The biggest moments of James McDonald's career have involved Fiorente and It's A Dundeel but come Saturday's Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill he can be in only one camp and he is happy with It's A Dundeel.

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It's A Dundeel has new part-owner John Messara excited

Its a Dundeel

Chris Roots It will be a magical 80 minutes, as $20 million of horseflesh, with a total of 10 group 1 wins, takes to the track in Melbourne and Sydney.

Horse Racing

Going the distance: 2000 metres the ideal stage for Fiorente and It's A Dundeel

Chris Roots dinkus

Chris Roots It can be beautiful and brutal. Tactical and technical. And more than often than not, it brings out and rewards the best performances from a horse and jockey as a unit.

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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.

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Big-time days itch forever

Pictured is The Barbara Joseph trained Caulfield Cup hopeful,  Aint Seen Nothin, at trackwork in Canberra this morning being ridden by regular track rider Luke Pepper.  Barbara Joseph leads the mare  from the track..   Picture by Pat Scala pds Tuesday the 16th of September 2003.   Age Sport Canberra.  SPECIALX HORSES

David Polkinghorne Bombala's race rack is a far cry from Caulfield and its cup, but Canberra trainer Barbara Joseph still has ''that magical dream'' of getting a horse in one of Australia's holy trilogy of racing.

Horse Racing

Atlantic Jewel had galloped beautifully before breaking down

Michael Rodd riding Atlantic Jewel.

Michael Lynch Cox Plate betting turned on its head after favourite's withdrawal.

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Trainer hoping stable star changes his luck

Feeling cool: It's A Dundeel is hosed down after his trackwork at Moonee Valley.

Michael Sharkie Trainer Murray Baker and It's A Dundeel have chance to make the most of a lucky break.

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Valley of dreams: Baker confident he has horsepower to close deal at last

It's a Dundeel

Michael Sharkie Only a fortnight ago Murray Baker endured the stress that comes with an injury setback to a star galloper at its peak, as It's A Dundeel battled a hoof abscess that threatened to derail its Cox Plate...

Horseracing

‘Devastating’ call, but Atlantic Jewel’s record shines on

Atlantic Jewel

Michael Rodd It was the phone call I didn't want to take. When Mark Kavanagh's name flashed up on my mobile on Tuesday morning my heart sank.

Horse Racing

Ride of a lifetime

Michael Rodd.

Michael Rodd Atlantic Jewel’s jockey reflects on the mare’s brilliant career, which seems to have ended early.

Strapper a big deal in Baker team's bid for Valley glory

Emily Murphy

Chris Roots If Emily Murphy gets her way she will take ''her horse'' home to England next year after adding a Cox Plate to his resume on Saturday.

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Murphy a big deal for Baker's star

It's a Dundeel with handler Emily Murphy.

Chris Roots If Emily Murphy gets her way, she will take 'her horse' home to England next year after adding a Cox Plate to his resume.

Punters wary as favourite remains in serious doubt

Breakfast With The Best trackwork at Moonee Valley ahead of The Cox Plate , Its A Dundeel  is hosed down after his work
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Tuesday the 22nd of October 2013

Chris Roots Cox Plate favourite It's A Dundeel could be a shock race-day scratching as he continues to feel the effects of a hoof abscess.

Horse Racing

Don't mess with the Derby

Victoria Derby Day 2012

Michael Lynch Here are some eternal truths about the Melbourne Spring carnival: the weather will be changeable; the Caulfield Cup and the Cox Plate will be labelled "the worst ever"; the Melbourne Cup will be...

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The 10 talking points of the carnival

The best of spring

Patrick Bartley Another spring full of tales of challenges and success.

Horse Racing

Career over for super sire Zabeel

Zabeel.

Michael Sharkie Career of one of the most influential stallions in the world comes to an end.

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Vasil to showcase youngster of champion lineage

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Patrick Bartley Trainer poised to unveil a youngster from a family that has realised international success for his stable.

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Waller ready to take spring in his stride

Fairfax Media writer

Chris Roots Chris Waller is a modern-day master of his craft. After almost 10 years of perfecting his systems, he is at the peak of his powers.

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Home is where the class is

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Who needs Melbourne Cup invaders when locally developed talent, including Puissance De Lune and Hawkspur on Saturday, will contribute to the brilliant spring of this year?

Kavanagh hopeful of dry run

Trainer Mark Kavanagh

Patrick Bartley While Mark Kavanagh is content the rain-affected track at Caulfield for Saturday's Underwood Stakes holds no fears for his unbeaten mare Atlantic Jewel at this stage, the trainer is expecting one of...