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Stewards to pursue new issues with treatment

Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse could face further charges from More Joyous' autumn campaign after she was fined $5500 for failing to keep proper records and reporting a condition to stewards that could affect...

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Dale issues Lebrechaun warning

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Mathew Toogood Canberra galloper Lebrechaun has been given two races to save his reputation as a stakes-class racehorse, starting with the Winter Stakes at Warwick Farm.

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How the runners rate in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Chris Roots BOBAN He doesn’t really get on with wet tracks, so hence has had an interrupted preparation since winning the Chipping Norton Stakes six weeks ago.

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John O'Shea hopes Gypsy Diamond can help him finish on a high

Chris Roots John O'Shea would love to finish his time as a public trainer with a group 1 win with Gypsy Diamond in the Queen Of The Turf at Randwick on Saturday.

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It's A Dundeel ready to reign supreme in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

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Max Presnell So far this preparation It’s A Dundeel, dynamic on his day, has lacked a certain thrust, but is ready to produce his best at Randwick on Saturday, according to jockey James McDonald.

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John Messara happy to let her majesty's horse steal the show in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Happy to play second fiddle: John Messara is happy for his It's A Dundeel to run second to the Queen's horse, Carlton House.

Chris Roots Bookmakers around the country can't find a dollar for Carlton House in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth Stakes, but the cheer squad for her majesty's horse will be led by It's A Dundeel's owner and Racing...

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

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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.

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Steven Arnold and the weighting game

Watching the scales: Steven Arnold has made a success of life in the saddle despite having to constantly monitor his weight.

Laura Banks Champion jockey Steven Arnold faces a lean winter. There will be no Sunday roasts or hot-pot specials for the Cox Plate winner who stands at 175 centimetres tall.

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Australian Oaks outsider Cuban Star may have pollie Stuart Ayres breaking out the cigars

Adam Pengilly n a week in which NSW premier Barry O’Farrell fell on his sword, you could forgive NSW cabinet minister Stuart Ayres for seeking a quiet corner away from the spotlight at Randwick on Saturday.

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Chris Waller: the silent achiever

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Andrew Webster “He’s not an emotional person to be honest,” offers Stephanie Waller. “The only time I see him cry is when the horse has won. He’s funny like that.

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Australian racing could learn from English backwater

Michael Lynch Major racedays aside - and that tends to mean the blockbusters of the Melbourne spring and Sydney autumn carnivals - Australian racecourses seem to have problems in attracting fans to ordinary...

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Racing NSW boss Peter V'landys praises 'visionary' Barry O'Farrell

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Chris Roots Racing NSW chief executive Peter V'landys is confident the $10 million funding for The Championships is secure, despite losing its biggest supporter when Premier Barry O'Farrell resigned on Wednesday.

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All eyes on Tupac Amaru as three-year-old looks to history

Max Presnell Once upon a time it was fashionable for outstanding three-year-olds to win the Sydney Cup at Randwick but will Tupac Amaru, named after an Inca revolutionary in Peru, fit the profile on Saturday?

John Bary aiming at The Championships double with Recite, Miss Selby

Trainer John Bary on the track at Flemmington. He has Jimmy Choux running in the Cox Plate.October 15, 2011, THE AGE. Picture by Mal Fairclough

Chris Roots Experience has shaped John Bary’s trans-Tasman raid on The Championships and it is cool and calculated.

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Gerry Harvey hopeful of change of luck for Royal Descent in QE Stakes

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Chris Roots Gerry Harvey is still getting over his mare Royal Descent getting beaten in last week’s Doncaster and he isn’t counting on the news being any better in Saturday’s $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes at...

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Doncaster don Chris Waller hopes he's on a roll in The Championships

Mile master: Trainer Chris Waller is now looking forward to the big races at Randwick on Saturday.

Chris Roots Chris Waller celebrated his remarkable Doncaster Mile first four on Saturday night and hopes it is the precursor to more The Championships success in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Queen Of The Turf...

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Gai Waterhouse hopes to give the Queen royal reward with Carlton House

Carlton House (right), seen here in an exhibition gallop with Fiorente, has been made favourite for the $4 million highlight of The Championships.

Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse says there is no better way to repay the faith of Queen Elizabeth sending Carlton House to Sydney than by winning Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick.

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Future of The Championships so bright it will sparkle

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Chris Roots The new Randwick remains a relatively unpolished gem that is ready to sparkle in the next couple of years.

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The Championships set to come forward a week as part of carnival revamp

Horses parade in the mounting yard in the wet and windy conditions during day one of The Championships at Royal Randwick

Chris Roots The first day of The Championships hit its targets but racing authorities are already making sure the only way is up with a plan to bring it forward a week from next year as part of a revamp of the...

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McDonald holds all the aces for potential swansong

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Chris Roots James McDonald confident that It's A Dundeel could end his career on high in Sydney's richest race.