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It's A Dundeel retired to stand at stud

It's A Dundeel will not race again with his owners ruling out a trip to Royal Ascot.

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Black Caviar's sister Belle Couture wins at Caulfield

Damien Oliver on Belle Couture after winning the Elvis ‘Ricky’ Thurgood 34th Anniversary Plate.

Laura Banks Belle Couture, the high-priced half sister to Black Caviar, collected her first career win at Caulfield on Monday.

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Third time lucky to book jockey for Platelet?

Looking for a jockey: Platelet.

Laura Banks The ride on Platelet in the Robert Sangster Stakes in Adelaide on Saturday is again up in the air.

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Man of his people finally gets his due

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Andrew Webster History squares the ledger with itself eventually. It might have taken exactly four decades, but it will finally be squared for Frank Reys on Tuesday.

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People's trainer survived on instinct

Henry Cecil

Paul Hayward Sir Henry Cecil was the character Evelyn Waugh forgot to write: a blue-blooded wild child whose dissolute early life offered no hint of his brilliant talent.

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Autumn carnival could be so much better, if people would see reason

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Chris Roots The Sydney autumn carnival has potential, but at the moment it's like a colt that flies in morning trackwork then flops on raceday.

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The people's favourite

Michael Lynch Eight people hold legal title to the great mare, but thousands have accepted her as their own.

On top of his world but jockey James McDonald vows to get better

Chris Roots James McDonald chalked his 21st group 1 winner when It's A Dundeel proved too strong in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth Stakes, but it was also a confirmation of his coming of age as a jockey.

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John Messara weighs up star's future while basking in the glory of The Championships

Chris Roots Racing NSW chairman John Messara hasn't had a better at the track.

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Peter Snowden chasing perfect Darley swansong

Kerrin McEvoy and Sidestep.

Chris Roots As the conclusion of his time at Crown Lodge draws near, Peter Snowden is looking for the perfect farewell if Sidestep or Kumaon or both can win a group 1 on the final day of the Sydney Carnival.

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Tyro trainer Brent Stanley hopes champagne flows for Veuvelicious

He'll drink to that: Damien Oliver pilots Veuvelicious home in the opener at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Chris Roots Brent Stanley won a Caulfield Cup for owner David Moodie as a teenaged hoop and will attempt to become the latest group-1 winning jockey to complete the double as a trainer when  Veuvelicious...

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Superb day, great fields, but where were the punters?

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Max Presnell Only 25,525 went to Royal Randwick on Saturday for an outstanding program on a brilliant day, confirming racegoing is struggling to be a popular spectator sport in Sydney.

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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

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.

Tony Abbott's father has a tip - don't ask his son which horse to bet on

Tim Barlass Not even Prime Minister Tony Abbott is immune from getting home truths from his parents. Dick Abbott, who spent Saturday with his son at Royal Randwick, said that the country’s leader is the...

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Kerrin McEvoy helps Sidestep turn fortunes around in Royal Sovereign Stakes

Matt Jones Kerrin McEvoy delivered one of his best rides to turn around the luck of Sidestep and win the Royal Sovereign Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

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Nathan Berry honoured as Tom Berry and Diamond Drille win Queen Of The Turf

Chris Roots Wearing the blue his twin brother Nathan loved, Tom Berry produced a shock result in the Queen Of The Turf on DIamond Drille.

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Rising Romance balances Kiwi owner's books with Oaks triumph

Adam Pengilly He's been fleeced by an accountant at his own business in the past couple of years, so John Carter didn't need reminding how special Rising Romance's win in the $1 million Australian Oaks was.

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Race for premierships in Canberra heating up

Richard Bensley is leading the jockeys' premiership having racked up 15 wins this season.

Jared Dorrington There are now just four meetings remaining at Thoroughbred Park this season for jockeys and trainers to fight out their respective premierships.

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Gai Waterhouse tells punters to get on The Offer in Melbourne Cup

Matt Jones Gai Waterhouse has already tipped her star stayer The Offer to win the Melbourne Cup after he demolished the field in the Sydney Cup at Randwick on Saturday.