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Nash Rawiller ready to commute from Hong Kong for right rides in spring carnival once ban ends

Adam Pengilly Nash Rawiller jetted out of Sydney on Monday bound for Hong Kong, telling high-profile Australian connections he is still available to ride later in the spring carnival.

Spillway battling to win a Caulfield Cup start

Spillway (left) finishes fourth behind Dissident (right).

Patrick Bartley While David Hayes is understandably flattered that his imported stayer Spillway is now one of the favourites for next month’s Caulfield Cup the trainer is now hoping that a change of program...

Spillway chases win to earn Caulfield Cup start with light weight

David Hayes is not concerned that Spillway doesn't shatter stopwatches during morning gallops.

Patrick Bartley David Hayes admits that one of the most satisfying skills of training racehorses is getting a stayer into a major race such as the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups on the minimum weight but with a form...

Queensland sun brings out best in Moody horses

Chris Roots A winter return to his home state for his stable stars has led to a strong start to the season for big Queenslander Peter Moody.

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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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Fiorente and It's A Dundeel clash in Ranvet Stakes

Barrier trials at Royal Randwick. Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente is trialling in the first barrier trial. Photo: Peter Rae Friday 31 January 2014. Photos will be identified by Chris Roots.

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 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

Time for some serious racing

Kyle Mackey-Laws Saturday's Underwood Stakes has a Jewel in its crown.

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Jewel must dazzle to beat the stars in Underwood

Class act: It's A Dundeel will take on Atlantic Jewel at Caulfield.

Michael Lynch Atlantic Jewel will have to be at her best to take her unbeaten run to 10.

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Never mind the betting, just sit back and watch this gem sparkle

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Budding champion Atlantic Jewel is easy to tip but hard to back in Saturday's Underwood Stakes at Caulfield, while Hawkspur, given an added boom by Jim Cassidy, is at more attractive odds for...

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Pressure tests will define Jewel

Atlantic Jewel

Chris Roots Atlantic Jewel has already come within a length of the mid-race sprint of Black Caviar but still has some ground to make up to be seen in the same class as her fellow unbeaten star.

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Atlantic Jewel's bubble bursts

It's a Dundeel defeats Atlantic Jewel

Michael Lynch The Atlantic Jewel bubble burst in agonisingly narrow fashion at Caulfield on Saturday when Kiwi raider Its a Dundeel ran her down in the shadows of the post to score a brilliant victory in the Group...

Baker's star takes the polish off Jewel

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 21: Trainer Murray Baker and James McDonald pose with the trophy after It's a Dundeel won the Hyland Race Colours Underwood Stakes during Melbourne Racing at Caulfield Racecourse on September 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Patrick Bartley Crack New Zealand jockey James McDonald admitted that he had his heart in his mouth in the early stages of Saturday's group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800 metres) before It's A Dundeel gunned down star...