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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...

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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Robert Smerdon shoots two stars at The Galaxy

Robert Smerdon is aware that The Galaxy has always been won by high-quality sprinters over the decades.

Patrick Bartley Robert Smerdon is set to have a significant hand in Saturday's $400,000 The Galaxy at Rosehill in Sydney.

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Gai Waterhouse lashes out at turf club over Golden Slipper promotion

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Max Presnell Gai Waterhouse has accused the Australian Turf Club of “being asleep at the wheel” regarding the Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday.

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Nathan Berry to return to Sydney as his condition deteriorates

Friends: Jockey Nathan Berry and trainer Bjorn Baker after winning at the Magic Millions.

Chris Roots The condition of jockey Nathan Berry has deteriorated in Singapore and his family are making plans to bring him back to Sydney.

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.

Oaks Day 2013: live coverage

Racegoers at Oaks Day.

Edited by Will Brodie and Scott Spits Thousands of well-dressed patrons are expected to flock to Flemington for 'Ladies Day', featuring the staying classic for three-year-old fillies.

Precedence gives Cummings early 86th birthday present

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Andrew Garvey Precedence gave the master trainer an early 86th birthday present with a win.