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Racing

Filly on the rise Srikandi could be a Stradbroke special

Max Presnell The untapped brilliance of Srikandi will be tested by two factors, even more so than her youth, in Saturday’s group 1 Stradbroke at Eagle Farm.

Racing

All eyes on Wayne Lawson's Blackboard Special at Rosehill Gardens

Sydney shorts Grafton trainer Wayne Lawson is hoping Blackboard Special will be on his best behaviour at Saturday’s Rosehill Gardens meeting.

Baldwin's gut feeling Harada is special

Brian Baldwin

Patrick Bartley The only consolation for noted strapper Brian Baldwin when former star Haradasun failed to make it to the Caulfield Guineas in 2006 was that he was spared some physical pain.

Melbourne Cup special

Kyle Mackey-Laws - Lucky Lobster

Chris Dutton All the good oil for the race that stops a nation.

A special win fit for a Queen

Puissance De Lune

Patrick Bartley Jockey Glen Boss tells large crowd at Flemington they saw something special.

Racing

Lebrechaun leads field for 'special' home race

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Apprentice jockey Amy Vandersanden and 6 yr old MATTHEW DALE TRAINED

David Polkinghorne With a throat operation and atrial fibrillation behind him, Lebrechaun is ready for the Tony Campbell Memorial Cup at Thoroughbred Park today.

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...

Trainer Danny Williams back at work in Guy and Wendy Walter's Goulburn stables

Back to Goulburn: Trainer Danny Williams is back in action is his home town.

Adam Pengilly One of the state's most respected horsemen, Danny Williams, has returned to training at his home town of Goulburn out of the boxes vacated by Guy and Wendy Walter.

Trainer John Thompson ready to take Flight with filly First Seal

Triple trouble: Hugh Bowman had three winners at the Kensington track on Wednesday.

Chris Roots John Thompson has the Flight Stakes in mind for First Seal after the Fastnet Rock filly gave him his first Australian winner for the China Horse Club on the Kensington track at Randwick on Wednesday.

Chris Waller rapt to give Ingham family rare hat-trick at Rosehill

Special win: Tye Angland pilots Hoylonny to victory at Rosehill on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly Chris Waller still might not have the group-1 success he craves for the Inghams, but days like this training for the esteemed racing family might be every bit as special.

Racing industry pays tribute to Guy Walter at Night of Champions

Trainer Chris Waller.

Adam Pengilly Chris Waller's triple group 1 winner Boban swept top honours at the NSW Racehorse Owners Association's Night of Champions on Thursday night, as a special tribute was made to the late Guy Walter.

Racing

Tim Bell and Jason Collett headline jockeys visiting for Coffs Harbour carnival

Ready for Coffs: Tim Bell is expected to be among the winners in the Coffs Harbour carnival.

Adam Pengilly Brisbane's newly-crowned champion jockey Tim Bell and Sydney's rising young star Jason Collett are expected to headline the riding ranks during the Coffs Harbour carnival this week.

Racing

Blake Shinn picks up plum Winter Challenge ride on Scream Machine

Blake Shinn returns from suspension this weekend.

Warwick Barr Blake Shinn has wasted no time securing important rides for his first week back in the saddle after an end-of-season suspension and overseas holiday.

Racing

James McDonald clinches Sydney jockeys premiership

Happy family: Jockey James McDonald and mother Di.

Chris Roots Sometimes your mum can bring luck and for Sydney's premier jockey James McDonald it was her presence which made his title win a bit more special at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

Horseracing

Spirit of Big Jack Ingham present as Darley morphs into Godolphin

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Winning and love of racing are the major points in common with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the late Big Jack Ingham, the chook farmer from Casula.

Racing

Laurie's Love in line for horse of the year

David Polkinghorne Laurie's Lover has confirmed the belief shown in him by Queanbeyan trainer Mike Petrovic and could go on to become Canberra's horse of the year in 2014.

Racing

Foxwedge weanling goes for $175,000 in early sign of lucrative 2015

John Holloway, Bloodlines

John Holloway Group 1 speedster Foxwedge continued his tremendous sale-ring success when a weanling colt fetched top price of $175,000 at the Inglis Great Southern Sale in Melbourne on Sunday.

Racing

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.

Racing

Trainer Mike Moroney out for Caulfield resurrection with African Pulse

 Mike Moroney

Patrick Bartley The trans-Tasman horseman has two promising gallopers at different ends of their careers entered on Saturday.

Racing

Bart Cummings' main Melbourne man Joe Agresta reflects on a wild ride

Trainer Bart Cummings with his long-time track rider Joe Agresta.

Chris Roots After 34 years, Joe Agresta can't bring himself to phone "the boss" after resigning as the Flemington trackwork rider for Bart and James Cummings last week.