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Horseracing

Go Indy Go 'the best', says Leon Macdonald after Champagne Stakes triumph

Matt Jones He has had derby winners and a Caulfield Cup success, but Hall of Fame trainer Leon McDonald Macdonald declared Go Indy Go the best horse he had ever trained following her Champagne Stakes triumph at...

Horse racing

Tyro trainer Brent Stanley hopes champagne flows for Veuvelicious

He'll drink to that: Damien Oliver pilots Veuvelicious home in the opener at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Chris Roots Brent Stanley won a Caulfield Cup for owner David Moodie as a teenaged hoop and will attempt to become the latest group-1 winning jockey to complete the double as a trainer when  Veuvelicious...

Trainer Gerald Ryan takes triple hold on Champagne at Randwick

Teamwork: Glyn Schofield will again partner Lucky Raquie to form part of Gerald Ryan's three-pronged attack on the Champagne Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Chris Roots Gerald Ryan has already made one multimillion-dollar call with his two-year-olds this season and got it right.

Valentia looms as Champagne Stakes prospect

The Mail Coolmore paid $1.35 million for Valentia at the Magic Millions and he made a repayment on it at Randwick on Saturday.

Horseracing

Champagne flows as Cath returns to form

Champagne Cath

Chris Roots Chris Waller will start Champagne Cath in this week's Flight Stakes only if he thinks she is a chance of winning following her impressive victory at Rosehill on Saturday.

Waller takes the safety-first course with smart baby Champagne Cath

Champagne Cath

Chris Roots CHRIS WALLER is not taking any risks with impressive two-year-old Champagne Cath on the way to next month's $2 million Magic Millions Classic, but admits he is ready to end the preparation if she is...

Horse racing

Beluga Caviar poised for Flemington debut

Beluga Caviar as a yearling.

A colt from one of best families in the Australian Stud Book is due to get his first chance to make his own racetrack impact on Saturday.

Racing

New blood promises to keep home-grown sires in high demand

John Holloway, Bloodlines

John Holloway The outstanding brigade of colts excelling in the 2013-14 season has resulted in six wonderfully bred freshmen sires scheduled to start their stud careers in September.

Racing

Rich autumn aside, Racing NSW must find a fix for winter woes

Max Presnell

Max Presnell Ideas, not prizemoney, are what is required to invigorate Sydney racing, which is wallowing in the off-season doldrums.

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The Butterfly effect: John Mort Green's life on the punt

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Max Presnell Float like a butterfly around the betting ring and sting bookmakers like a bee was the mantra of John Mort Green, 85, who died recently.

Fast mare on a slow track suits Jim Cassidy in All Aged Stakes

The rail placement plus Jim Cassidy should assist the brilliant Steps In Time in the All Aged Stakes at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Peter Snowden in last hurrah as Darley head trainer

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25:  Trainer Peter Snowden after Mohave won Race 4, the Sportingbet Blue Diamond Preview (C&G) during Melbourne racing at Caulfield Racecourse on January 25, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Adam Pengilly Peter Snowden will be the first to say he does not like looking back. The future is what interests him - except when it comes to the event he has been dreading for months.

Horseracing

No hangover as the stellar racing just keeps on coming

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Max Presnell Outstanding racing on Saturday, including the stand-alone Hawkesbury meeting, follows a Sydney autumn from which many highlights rate in the best-ever category.

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Horse racing

Sidestep out of Brisbane winter carnival

Sidestep, a group 2 winner for Darley during The Championships, has been ruled out of the Brisbane winter carnival.

Horse racing

Hot Snitzel in group 1 bid in BTC Cup

Mark Oberhardt Injury to star mare Snitzerland has left trainer Gerald Ryan with Hot Snitzel as his only runner in the BTC Cup.

Sessions looks hard to beat in classy Goodwood

Max Presnell Fillies and mares, headed by the Gai Waterhouse sprinter Driefontein, are the most favoured by bookmakers in the group 1 Goodwood at Morphettville on Saturday.

Horseracing

Amexed proves Tony Gollan might be on right track with win in Rough Habit Plate

SH Sport, May 10, Joshua Parr rides TROMSO (1) to victory in Race 2 - 12:55PM POWER ACCESS HANDICAP (1350 METRES) at Rosehill Gardens.
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Adam Pengilly and Tony White When Amexed won his maiden at the Sunshine Coast late last month trainer Tony Gollan told all and sundry: ‘‘This is my Derby horse.

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Young hoop Taylor Marshall shows rare saddle skills

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Max Presnell Sleight of hand on Zephyron in the Lord Mayor’s Cup was a feature of Taylor Marshall’s Saturday quartet at Rosehill Gardens.

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Trainer Gerald Ryan can't separate QTC Cup pair

Mandy Cottell Gerald Ryan can't split stablemates Hot Snitzel and Dances On Stars as the pair prepare to clash in Saturday's $175,000 QTC Cup (1300 metres) at Eagle Farm.

Racing

Lucky Raquie may hold key to upgrade for Black Opal Stakes

Jockey Glyn Schofield  winner of the Black Opal with horse Lucky Raquie.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs hopes a Lucky Raquie placing in the Champagne Stakes will get Black Opal upgraded.