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Lucky Nine needs more work ahead of Manikato Stakes challenge

Lucky Nine.

Michael Sharkie Hong Kong sprinter Luck Nine will need to tighten up and trim down if he is to win the Manikato stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday week according to trainer Caspar Fownes.

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Buffering wins Manikato Stakes

Damian Browne riding Buffering (right) defeats Brett Prebble on Lucky Nine.

Chris Roots Star Queensland sprinter finally snares group 1 victory, taking out Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley.

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Buffering gets winkers for Manikato Stakes

Chris Roots Queensland trainer Robert Heathcote's phone has run hot since Buffering's Manikato Stakes win and he has had to cut a few people short.

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Mental eyes Manikato triumph

The Kirks Doomben Cup.
Kerrin McEvoy riding on Mental wins race 6, the Ascend Sales Fred Best Classic

Mathew Toogood Talented sprinter Mental will get the chance to confirm he is a group 1 performer when he contests the Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley tonight.

Buffering's spring in doubt after Manikato flop

Buffering

Michael Lynch Star Queensland sprinter Buffering's spring campaign is now dependent on the result of veterinary tests after he produced an uncharacterisically lacklustre performance when finishing unplaced in...

Rich Enuff made of the right stuff for Caulfield Guineas tilt

Max Presnell

Max Presnell The awesome effort of Rich Enuff in Sunday's group2 Caulfield Guineas Prelude rocketed him to the top of this season's three-year-old performances.

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.

Lankan Rupee ready for Moonee Valley test but tactics all important

Class act: Lankan Rupee contests the Moir Stakes on Friday.

Patrick Bartley Mick Price says if Lankan Rupee enters into a speed battle, the result could be 'disastrous'.

Caulfield Cup weights to be lifted putting Japanese star Admire Rakti on top

Fawkner, ridden by Nicholas Hall, wins the Caulfield Cup in 2013.

Patrick Bartley This year's Caulfield Cup will follow the same path as the Melbourne Cup with weights being raised two kilos for the Group 2400 metre race leaving Japanese stayer Admire Ratki as the new top weight...

Road To Shangri La's road in Gloaming Stakes at Rosehill worries trainer Anthony Cummings

Adam Pengilly Anthony Cummings is the first to admit group 1-bound Road To Shangri La is not comfortable racing inside horses, but the prospect of a small Gloaming Stakes field still has him uneasy.

Buffering to take on Lankan Rupee

Taking on the best: Buffering is ready for a showdown with the world's top sprinter, Lankan Rupee, at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

Chris Roots Queensland trainer Robert Heathcote is looking forward to Buffering taking on world champion sprinter Lankan Rupee in Friday night's Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley but is delighted that he won't have...

Chris Waller puts case for more Australian runners in Caulfield Cup

Chris Roots

Chris Roots Chris Waller voiced his frustration that in-form stayers such as Who Shot Thebarman and Hill Stakes winner Junoob are struggling to get runs in next month's Caulfield Cup.

Thompson's new era sealed by Tea Rose victory

Adam Pengilly Real men don't cry, or so the saying goes. Perhaps John Thompson should be the exception to the old adage.

No star act forces rise in Melbourne Cup weights

Silent Achiever in his stable on Tuesday after the release of weights for the 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup was announced at Flemington.

Patrick Bartley Racing Victoria Chief Handicapper Greg Carpenter described this year's $6.2 million Melbourne Cup a race of opportunity for not only horse but rider.

Lankan Rupee sprints to greatness after gelding

Headliner: trainer Mick Price wants to see how the Melbourne spring unfolds for Lankan Rupee.

Tim Habel Last October Lankan Rupee entered the spring as just another nondescript sprinter with a humble win in a benchmark 78 race at Moonee Valley.

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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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Few stars on racing's spring skyline but watch this space

Chris Roots dinkus

Chris Roots The new season dawned on Saturday with a protest and a predictable result. It was business as usual for the premier jockey and trainer, both celebrating doubles.

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Slade Power tipped for Melbourne spring to take on Australia's finest sprinters

Wayne Lordan rides Slade Power to victory in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday.

Patrick Bartley Racing Victoria's international recruiting scout Leigh Jordon believes Slade Power, the group 1 July Cup winner in England on Saturday, is certain to travel to Melbourne this spring to take on...

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Today's champion mares don't need the 'assistance' afforded Analie

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Substance assistance, now outlawed, contributed to a period that made Analie a modern-day iron mare, emphasising the worth of more recent champions Sunline, Makybe Diva and Black Caviar.

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.