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Horse racing

Craig Williams lands Australian Derby ride on New Zealander Puccini

General shots of Gai Waterhouse and early morning training at Sydney's Randwick Racecourse. Sept 2012.
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Landing the ATC Australian Derby ride on Puccini has come as a welcome surprise for jockey Craig Williams.

Horseracing

Craig Williams chases Caulfield Cup hat-trick on Dandino

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Chris Roots Craig Williams will attempt to win a third consecutive Caulfield Cup, full of confidence Dandino has the class and ability to handle the pressure at Caulfield on Saturday.

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Jockey Craig Williams to ride cup champ Dunaden

Craig Williams.

Michael Lynch Champion jockey Craig Williams looks to have an embarrassment of Cups riches heading into the Melbourne Spring, with horses such as last year's Caulfield Cup heroine Southern Star and strongly...

Promising colt Get The Nod lifts trainer's spirits after a bad week

Get The Nod, Joe Bowditch up, wins the Environmental Vain Stakes on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey After a very difficult week, Adelaide trainer Lloyd Kennewell finally had something to smile about after his promising colt Got The Nod won the group 3 Vain Stakes (1100 metres) at Caulfield.

Female jockeys outnumber male riders at Naracoorte meeting

Clare Lindop was one of nine female jockeys at Naracoorte.

Patrick Bartley The Sunday fixture at Naracoorte, south-east of Adelaide, involved women taking 39 of the day's 56 rides, with good-natured gender competition to snare the most winners for the day.

Horse Racing

Michelle Payne is reaping the rewards for years of hard work

Making her own mark: Michelle Payne in the saddle on Marksmanship.

Patrick Bartley Michelle Payne's climb up the ladder in Australian racing has been anything but easy.

League

Hucklebuck moves to equal favourite for Stradbroke

Caulfield Cup Day 2013 - Race 2 won by Hucklebuck ridden by Dom Tourneur
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Chris Roots South Australian three-year-old Hucklebuck has moved into equal favourite for Saturday's Stradbroke after drawing barrier one.

Horse Racing

Solicit may tackle Australian Guineas against the colts

Solicit

Patrick Bartley Leading owner David Moodie will decide on Tuesday whether Solicit starts in Saturday's Guineas.

Horse Racing

Shamus Award in great shape for Australian Guineas

Shamus Award

Mathew Toogood Colt was considered unlucky not to win the Caulfield Guineas in the spring.

Horse racing

Shamus Award takes out Australian Guineas

Craig Williams riding Shamus Award.

Michael Lynch Form is temporary, class is permanent. It's an old sporting adage that often is the case.

Winners & Losers

Punters upset at late mail on Guineas failure Eurozone

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Max Presnell There were shades of More Joyous with Eurozone, involving punters' right to know, in the Australian Guineas at Flemington on Saturday.

Racing

In a classic racing tale of two cities, this is about as good as it gets

Max Presnell Hopefully the battle to be crowned Australia's best middle-distance racehorse on Saturday will provide another bleating ground for the Ireland-based betting house Paddy Power.

Horse racing

Anatina earns a crack at Robert Sangster Stakes

Michael Lynch Robert Smerdon’s flying filly Anatina now considered a winning chance at 1200 metres.

Horse racing

Flying filly Anatina had a long-term date with a Japanese stallion

Craig Williams on Anatina

Michael Lynch Robert Smerdon's flying filly Anatina has a long-term date with star Japanese stallion Deep Impact.

Host O'Shea wants to spoil visitor's party in Coolmore

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winner Hendricus
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Chris Roots Japanese mare Hana's Goal could be the x-factor in the Coolmore Classic according to gracious host John O'Shea, who wants turn party pooper at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Hana's Goal could be the fairytale of the Doncaster Handicap

Fairytale in the offing: Hana's Goal.

Andrew Webster As a teenager, Michael Tabart watched Super Impose win the Doncaster. Now he's back with Hana's Goal to see if he can do it himself.

Horse racing

Dwayne Dunn finally reunited with Gregers for shot at Goodwood

Brad Waters Dwayne Dunn has waited 15 months to ride Gregers in Saturday's group 1 Goodwood at Morphettville.

Dwayne Dunn hopes for winning comeback on Gregers

Smart filly Gregers takes on the older sprinters in Saturday's Goodwood.

Brad Waters Dwayne Dunn has waited 15 months to ride Gregers in Saturday's group 1 Goodwood at Morphettville.

Age shall not weary them: senior jockeys still among the best in the business

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Michael Lynch In Australian racing, the fashion in recent times has been to favour younger jockeys. But the tide in Melbourne may be turning.

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Nathan Berry's critical condition draws more family to his bedside

Jockey Nathan Berry.

Chris Roots Tim Clark has been trusted to get Doncaster third favourite Ecuador into the $3.5 million mile via Saturday's Ajax Stakes after Tom Berry flew to Singapore to the bedside of his critically ill twin...