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John Sargent wins VRC Oaks with Kirramosa

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch When they have got a horse that's good enough the Kiwis can still do the business.

Horse racing

Kirramosa VRC Oaks win a tonic for Nash Rawiller

Nash Rawiller.

Patrick Bartley Nash Rawiller salvaged a win from the spring carnival when Kirramosa won the VRC Oaks.

Kirramosa takes the VRC Oaks after thrilling finish

Kirramosa.

Nash Rawiller’s spring carnival fortunes took a turn for the better when Kirramosa won the $1 million VRC Oaks at Flemington.

Horse Racing

Buffering shows it is his time to shine with VRC Classic win at Flemington

Buffering (No.2)

Chris Roots After being part of the bridal party on 14 occasions, Buffering is enjoying his time front and centre on the big day.

Horse Racing

Stakes cut as VRC reins in

Horse racing

Patrick Bartley The Victoria Racing Club has reduced the prizemoney for the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes.

Horse Racing

VRC warned to rethink prizemoney cuts

Dale Monteith.

Michael Sharkie Racing Victoria Limited urges Victoria Racing Club to reconsider proposal.

Horse Racing

Trainer Joe Pride thanks dodgy knee for his change in perspective

Blessing in disguise: Warwick Farm trainer Joe Pride's leg troubles have seen him take a back seat in the stable's day-to-day operations.

Adam Pengilly Joe Pride reaches for a pocket and pulls out his mobile phone. It is the go-to device when people don't quite believe the amount of hardware holding his knee together.

Horse Racing

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...

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

Lonhro set to break record as most-prolific sire of winners

John Holloway, Bloodlines

John Holloway One of Australia’s most-loved racehorses, Lonhro, is poised to add another fabulous chapter to his great career by becoming the most-prolific sire of winners in one season.

Horse Racing

McNeil takes honours at Sandown

That’s three: Apprentice Jye McNeil completes his first city treble aboard Horacio in the Perri Cutten Handicap.

Andrew Garvey Apprentice Jye McNeil edged closer to losing his 3 kilo claim after taking the riding honours at Sandown with his first ever metropolitan treble.

Horse Racing

Racing chiefs powerless to intervene in cup stoush

Bernard Saundry.

Patrick Bartley and Laura Banks Racing Victoria is making moves to increase its legislative influence after an ugly stoush between Victoria's two biggest clubs in which the governing body has been powerless to intervene.

Horseracing

Shades of Galileo as Coolmore keeps mum on Fastnet Rock service fee

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John Holloway Fastnet Rock is once again Australia's costliest stallion, but his covering fee has not been declared by Coolmore Stud.

Horseracing

Trainer hopes Bring Something has keys to SA Derby

keys:971030: Cranbourne: Pic Vince Caligiuri / sport
 Cranbourne trainer Ken Keys with his Derby hope Kilkea

Mathew Toogood Ken Keys has come close to winning the South Australian Derby and the Cranbourne trainer returns on Saturday with a horse he rates his best chance yet.

Horse racing

Kushadasi wins SA Derby for Richard Jolly

South Australian three-year-old Kushadasi has claimed his home town Derby in a desperate finish, edging out Victorian filly Scratchy Bottom.

Horseracing

Trainer Bjorn Baker dreams of biggest pay day in NSW racing history

Nags to riches: Twilight Royale is on the brink of a huge pay day in Scone on Saturday.

David Sygall Trainer Bjorn Baker struggled to find investors for the yearling he bought in Melbourne in 2012, but those who eventually did buy in will have their loyalty returned in spades if the filly wins a...

Racing

Under The Louvre on track for Scone Guineas

Confident: trainer Robert Smerdon, pictured here with another of his charges, Pole Paradise, believes Under the Louvre has what it takes in Saturday's Scone Guineas.

Chris Roots Fate and a promising gallop have Melbourne trainer Robert Smerdon confident Under The Louvre can measure up in Saturday's Scone Guineas.

Horseracing

Gai Waterhouse revels in Scone Guineas trifecta triumph

Too good: Cosmic Endeavour roars home in the Scone Guineas on Saturday.

Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse is not always right, but it didn’t matter as Cosmic Endeavour roared down the centre to win Saturday’s Scone Guineas, leading home a stable trifecta.

Horseracing

Trainer Danny O'Brien becoming the go-to man for owners of colts

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John Holloway Melbourne trainer Danny O’Brien is fast being recognised as a super stallion maker after his latest retiree, Shamexpress, headed to Windsor Park Stud in the Cambridge district of New Zealand.

Horse Racing

Straight Six in the sights of Adelaide trainer Ken Sweeney

Paul Gatt guides Riziz to victory in the All Victorian Sprint Series Final at Flemington on July 6, 2013.

Patrick Bartley Adelaide-based trainer Ken Sweeney is confident his high-class sprinter Riziz can win Saturday's $120,000 The Straight Six at Flemington.