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

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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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.

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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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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.

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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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...

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Atlantic Jewel outshone

Trainer Murray Baker and jockey James McDonald pose with the trophy after It's A Dundeel won the Underwood Stakes.

Patrick Bartley Unprecedented reshuffle of the market for this year's group 1 Cox Plate.

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It's A Dundeel for Cox

Atlantic Jewel

Patrick Bartley It's A Dundeel is now one of the leading chances in this year's Cox Plate.

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Atlantic Jewel's soft wins pave way to loss

Atlantic Jewel

Patrick Bartley Trainer Mark Kavanagh says the downfall of his outstanding mare Atlantic Jewel could be put down to her two soft victories since returning from 18 months on the sidelines.

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Loss to help Jewel harden up

Upset: It's A Dundeel (left) collars Atlantic Jewel to win the Underwood Stakes on Saturday.

Patrick Bartley Trainer Mark Kavanagh believes downfall of mare could be due to two soft victories.

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It's A Dundeel's stud life after racing confirmed

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Michael Sharkie Connections of Underwood Stakes winner confirm the horse will stand at Arrowfield Stud.

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Samaready shines in gallop at the Valley

Craig Newitt on Samaready.

Michael Sharkie Mick Price is confident last year's Blue Diamond winner Samaready will continue her successful comeback from injury in the group 1 $450,000 Moir Stakes (1200 metres) at Moonee Valley on Friday night...

McDonald eyes bigger prizes as his scouting mission continues

James McDonald

Chris Roots James McDonald already has one of the spring stars in It's A Dundeel in his arsenal and Rosehill could further strengthen his book for the most important time of the year.

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Honorius earns shot at easier targets

Honorius

Adam Pengilly David Payne will put his group 1 ambitions with Honorius on ice in the short term after the four-year-old hung on to win his first black-type race, in the Craven Plate at Randwick on Saturday.

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Stewards to cast eye on Dundeel over injury fears

It's A Dundeel walks off the track after a trackwork session at Flemington on October 1.

Patrick Bartley Racing Victoria stewards will inspect Cox Plate second favourite It's A Dundeel on Monday.