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Mr Moet out to burst a few bubbles

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Patrick Bartley Perth trainer Adam Durrant is not concerned that his arrival in Melbourne with vastly improved stayer Mr Moet has been largely overshadowed by the appearance later this month of Western Australia's...

Horseracing

Epaulette saves his best burst for last

Epaulette.

Tony White ''He flew. Showed a remarkable turn of foot,'' winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy said after riding Epaulette to victory in the group 1 Doomben 10,000 on Saturday.

The Verdict: Cluster to do Sydney proud in Rupert Clarke Charity Cup at Caulfield

Max Presnell dinkus Dinkus

Max Presnell Sydney form promises to dominate at Caulfield on Sunday, particularly with Cluster and Bull Point in the group 1 Rupert Clarke, the best race of the weekend.

Buffering wins the group 1 Moir Stakes

Damian Browne rides Buffering to victory in the group 1 Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley.

Michael Lynch Queensland champion Buffering has handed Lankan Rupee his second straight defeat at Moonee Valley, beating him in the Group One Moir Stakes.

Rich Enuff, Afleet Esprit stamp strong Guineas credentials

Michael Rodd rides Rich Enuff to victory in the Beck Caulfield Guineas Prelude at Caulfield on Sunday.

Michael Lynch What you see is what you get – and when you see a lightly raced three-year-old explode away from his rivals to score an easy win in one of the best credentialed Caulfield Guineas trials, then...

Manawanui rewards connections for patience with comeback triumph in Bill Ritchie

Adam Pengilly Manawanui's medical brief includes bleeding attacks, hamstring problems and heart arrythmia - but the patched-up horse, connections never gave up on, rewarded them ten-fold with a heart-warming...

Trainer Mike Moroney sets Merion on Guineas path

Merion, Steven Arnold up, (right) defeats Chivalry (Glen Boss up) in the Living Legends Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey Coming into the Living Legends Stakes (1400m) trainer Mike Moroney had a choice of where to head in in the immediate future with Merion but the horse staked his claim for a Caulfield Guineas campaign...

Schofield needs time to consider appeal

Patrick Bartley Chad Schofield will seek the advice of his management and family before considering whether to appeal a 32-meeting ban.

Horse Racing

Joe Pride prays for the old Rain Affair to resurface at Randwick

Still got it: Trainer Joe Pride is confident Rain Affair can get back to his best.

Adam Pengilly One-time sprint darling Rain Affair gets ideal conditions for redemption at Randwick.

Gerry Harvey praises Tinkler as he calls in $40 million debt

Allegedly funded pamphlets: Nathan Tinkler.

Chris Roots, Donna Page Billionaire Gerry Harvey has heaped praise on embattled businessman Nathan Tinkler, saying he should be "applauded" for the "millions and millions" he has poured into sport.

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Former Canberra jockey Ray Silburn hopes to leave hospital on Friday

David Polkinghorne When you have no feeling below your neck, a burst appendix becomes even more deadly than usual.

Scissor Kick vindicates Messara

Budding star: Scissor Kick (yellow and black) takes out The Rosebud at Randwick on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly Scissor Kick vindicated Paul Messara's decision not to hand in his training licence yet, but The Rosebud threw up more Golden Rose questions than answers as the midweek graduate conquered his more...

Horse Racing

Track manager rejects criticism of Randwick's Kensington surface

Randwick Racecourse

Adam Pengilly Randwick's much-maligned Kensington surface will undergo a serious renovation in summer, and track manager Nevesh Ramdhani is adamant it can be a long-term pressure-reliever for Sydney's...

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True blue Arrowfield holds off northern heavyweights in stud stakes

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John Holloway An Arrowfield Stud quinella in the leading general sires' premiership that concluded on Thursday was a tremendous shot in the arm for the father-son duo of Redoute’s Choice and Snitzel as they...

Horse Racing

Vintage Crop, the 1993 Melbourne Cup winner, has died

Vintage Crop in the 1993 Melbourne Cup.

Patrick Bartley Vintage Crop, the first European-trained winner of the Melbourne Cup, has died at the age of 27.

Horse Racing

Maher, Payne take the honours on finals day at Flemington

Well done: Michelle Payne has a pat for Akavoroun.

Andrew Garvey Trainer Ciaron Maher and jockey Michelle Payne took the major honours with a winning double on finals day at Flemington.

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The Offer and Diamond Drille shine at Randwick barrier trials

DIamond Drille

The spring stars, including early Melbourne Cup favourite The Offer, step out for the first time at the Randwick barrier trials on Friday morning.

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Trainer Chris Waller's filly made to order for bigger things

First in a double: Joshua Parr rides Multilateral to win at Rosehill on Saturday, one of two wins on the day for trainer Chris Waller.

Chris Roots While Chris Waller looks unlikely to break his own record for metropolitan winners in a season he still managed a winning double at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Wendy Walter hoping one last hurrah at Rosehill will do Guy Walter proud

Wonderful day: Streama’s trainer Guy Walter.

Adam Pengilly Wendy Walter readies the stable her husband made famous for one last flourish at Rosehill on Saturday after handing in her interim training licence.

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Spell looms for Gallatin after Rawiller magic ensures emotional win

Adam Pengilly The feed bin rather than a $2 million Australian Derby carrot is shaping Peter Snowden's thinking after Gallatin came from last to win the Tulloch Stakes (2000m), renamed in Nathan Berry's honour.