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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.

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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

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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...

Team Hawkes send Messene south for shot at Memsie Stakes

Caulfield bound: Messene.

Chris Roots The wet weather in Sydney could deliver Hawkes Racing the first group 1 of the season as Messene changes tack and heads to Caulfield on Saturday.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Class will carry Golden Slipper favourite Earthquake through Rosehill slush

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Max Presnell Murk and gloom on Friday raised doubts about favourite Earthquake in the $3.5 million Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens.

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Nathan Berry will be riding on every Golden Slipper jockey's shoulder

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Andrew Webster Somewhere in the dawn, as the sun rose over trackwork at Singapore's Kranji racecourse, Corey Brown saw the first signs of Nathan Berry slipping away.

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Gordon Lord Byron, the broken down nag nobody wanted

Andrew Webster Have you heard the story about the horse nobody wanted that became a superstar?

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Zoustar likely to head to England without another run

The end: Zoustar, riden here by Jim Cassidy, may have run his last race in Australia.

Chris Roots Zoustar looks to have have run his last race in Australia after being scratched from the T.J. Smith Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

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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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.

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Gai Waterhouse's Fiorente wins the 2013 Melbourne Cup

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Will Brodie Fiorente has won the 2013 Melbourne Cup in a thrilling finish from Red Cadeaux and Mount Athos.

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Star jockey in hospital

Patrick Bartley Leading jockey Luke Nolen was in Epworth Hospital on Saturday night after a freak accident.

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Mouro earns group 1 chance by winning Eclipse Stakes

Tim Habel Tony McEvoy's lofty group 1 plans for promising galloper Mouro may well be justified.

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Sheikh al Thani continues his fantastic introduction to Australian horse racing

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Andrew Garvey Sheikh Fahad al Thani's brilliant introduction to Australian racing continued on Saturday.

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Damien Oliver confident Dandino can rise to glory in Hong Kong Vase

Damien Oliver

Damien Oliver is banking on the Melbourne Cup being the right form line in the Hong Kong Vase as he attempts to add to previous International day successes at Sha Tin on Sunday.