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Better Land does it the hard way, says owner Richard Pegum

Chris Roots It is the golden dream that has been seven years coming for Richard Pegum. Better Land’s appearance in Saturday’s Golden Rose finishes a family curse, which dates back to Amelia’s...

John Messara tempted to double up for group 1 glory in Golden Rose

Form colts: Panzer Division (rails) and Scissor Kick.

Adam Pengilly John Messara reckons he has the "forgotten" horse – and quite clearly remembers why no one wanted his other Golden Rose hope, too – as he agonises over whether to launch a two-pronged...

I Am Invincible shows he also has star quality as Hunter Valley studs throw open their gates

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John Holloway Stallion viewings around the Hunter Valley are always special on the eve of a breeding season and last week's extravaganzas were no exceptions.

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.

Coolmore's Camelot hits the right note with Australian breeders

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John Holloway Susan Magnier, part of the ownership team of Coolmore’s huge multi-million dollar European racing stable prepared by Aidan O’Brien, is instrumental in the clever naming of their racetrack...

Peter Moody's opinion of Better Land the strongest pointer to Randwick feature

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Chris Roots The unknown factor plays a big role for punters in The Rosebud at Randwick on Saturday.

Horseracing

Trainer Sam Kavanagh happy after a solid start in Sydney pressure-cooker

Stud-bound: The next stage beckons for Lady of Harrods after Saturday's Kensington meeting.

Adam Pengilly Sam Kavanagh knows winter has been a "run of outs" – Interspersed's Canberra Guineas win in March was his most recent – but nothing can detract from the stable's success a year after his...

Bloodlines

Altomonte takes top colt out of sale with view to stud career

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John Holloway Owner-breeder George Altomonte has had second thoughts regarding one of the likely superstars of the Easter yearling sale beginning at Newmarket on April 8 and has decided to withdraw the...

Sebring's pedigree defies the sire's ability to leave class stayers

John Holloway Bloodlines If stallion awards were given for the Golden Slipper carnival and the opening day of The Championships, Widden Stud's Sebring would be the likely recipient.

Horse racing

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.

Racing

Shifting Inglis broodmare sale to May proves popular with buyers

Sold: Dariana.

John Holloway The last chapter in the dispersal of Dean Fleming’s Tyreel Stud was played out on Monday at the Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale, where a quality selection of mares proved attractive to buyers.

Horseracing

Diva's little sister ready to hit her straps for Team Hawkes

Chris Roots Team Hawkes is planning ahead with La Amistad as she steps out in Saturday's McKell Cup at Randwick, a dream that could have her follow in the footsteps of three-quarter sister Makybe Diva.

Horseracing

Makybe Diva's little sister La Amistad on track for Melbourne Cup after Randwick stroll

In style: James McDonald and La Amistad win the McKell Cup at Randwick on Saturday.

Chris Roots La Amistad was bought to win a Melbourne Cup and she might get its chance to do that this year.

Bloodstock sale record in danger

Bought: Black Opal winner Lucky Raique will be sold in foal to Pierro.

Chris Roots The Australian single day bloodstock sale record could be broken when the breeding world converges on the Gold Coast as Muzaffar Yaseen's Teeley Assets' broodmare band is dispersed at Magic Millions...

Winners & Losers

Peter Snowden snaps at Chris Waller's heels in national battle of trainers

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Max Presnell While negatives around Sydney racing abound, Peter Snowden's form in the home stretch of his Darley involvement is a highlight.

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Bill Vlahos debacle likely to have tsunami effect on wider racing and breeding industry

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Patrick Bartley, Ben Butler WHEN retail mogul Gerry Harvey looks out over the crowd at his Magic Millions thoroughbred auctions on the Gold Coast on Wednesday, one familiar face is likely to be missing.

Horse racing

Losing the Edge

Inglis Horses Sales.

Patrick Bartley, Ben Butler The collapse of Bill Vlahos' punting club will be felt in the thoroughbred auction yards.

Bloodlines

Flight of fancy bears fruit for trainer Gerald Ryan

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John Holloway Gerald Ryan's opinion of a yearling colt he identified as a budding star 12 months ago came to fruition on Tuesday at the Rosehill barrier trials when the Encosta de Lago colt Rubick scored a...

Sydney Shorts

Shelford focused on Takeover Target Stakes

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Chris Roots John O'Shea will give Shelford his chance at black type in the Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford on Friday.

Gai Waterhouse gives green light to switch stable silks

Chris Roots The famous blue-and-green silks of Tulloch Lodge have won the biggest races in the country, the Melbourne Cup and Golden Slipper among them, but they have a challenger in the all-aquamarine that...