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Trackrider dies after fall at Caulfield racecourse

Patrick Bartley and Nino Bucci 7:24 PM   For the second time this year, the tight-knit racing community at Caulfield was in mourning after trackrider Friederike Ruhle was killed in a freak accident.

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Press Statement's stud duties secured

Statement of intent: Tye Angland and Press Statement (left) take out the JJ Atkins.

Adam Pengilly 12:21 AM   The last group 1-winning two-year-old colt this season has been snapped up by a major Hunter Valley stud.

Vets continue to rail against licensing mandate

Racing NSW. Boss of Racing NSW Peter V'Landys at his city office.
Thursday 23rd January, 2014
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Adam Pengilly 6:44 PM   Equine Veterinary Association vice-president Dr Ian Fulton claims not one of the NSW-based members he has spoken to is willing to submit to Racing NSW's new licensing mandate.

Officials cleared of false start at the Farm

SPORT Horse racing at Warwick Farm, 19.11.11
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Race 5
winner Hendricus
ridden by Assertive Billy
ridden by Shaun Guymer

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Adam Pengilly 3:33 PM   Stewards were forced to deal with a bizarre false start at Warwick Farm on Wednesday after concerns all gates didn't open at the same time.

Schofield eager to be back where it all began

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 06:  Chad Schofield riding De Little Engine after winning Race 5, during Melbourne racing at Sandown Hillside on December 6, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Adam Pengilly   Chad Schofield's globetrotting ways will take him back to where it all began on Saturday, riding in his native South Africa's biggest race.

Civic Stakes for Gerald Ryan stablemates

Trainer Gerald Ryan

Caryl Williamson   ​Stablemates Dances On Stars and Estonian Princess still have something to give after their Queensland carnival campaigns and are set to run in the Civic Stakes at Rosehill.

Sea Lord on track for Monash Stakes start

Lord Of The Sky will be defending his title in the Sir John Monash Stakes.

Lord Of The Sky is the headline act in the Sir John Monash Stakes but trainer Stephen Brown is hoping another "Lord" will be to the fore in the group 3 race.

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Equine vets under more scrutiny than ever before

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Patrick Bartley   The cobalt crisis sweeping Australian racing has exposed deep rifts in the equine veterinary community.

All about the future, but who will persevere to see it?

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Adam Pengilly   The first weekend of bumbling and fumbling remotes gave a tiny glimpse into the brave new world of Victorian racing, but how many of those who have kept the code above flat-lining will be there to see it?

Williams sacked on Aussie galloper

Brazen move: Craig Williams on Brazen Beau runs second to Frank Dettori on Undrafted  in the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot.

Patrick Bartley   Leading Australian jockey Craig Williams has been dumped as the rider for Brazen Beau in the July Cup at Newmarket England next month.  

Mark Purdon bags three group 1s, but still Adores retired mare

Triple trouble: Supersonic Miss scores in the three-year-old fillies group 1 event at Menangle.

Adam Pengilly   Mark Purdon managed a career-best three group 1s on NSW's Breeders Challenge day - but it still struggled to rank as a career highlight.

Japanese stayer bound for Melbourne spring

The Cox Plate.

Patrick Bartley   Senior Victorian racing officials are certain to make contact this week with the connections of Japanese stayer Lovely Day, the winner of Sunday night's Group OneTakarazuka Kinen in his home country.  

Lee Curtis cools his Jets to set sights on Civic Stakes

Once bitten: trainer Lee Curtis and Damien Oliver.

Adam Pengilly   Lee Curtis has been scarred by Turbulent Jet bleeding once on a rain-affected track. The safety-first approach might result in the rising six-year-old running in his first stakes race on Saturday.

Kevin Moses under investigation over elevated cobalt level

Implicated: Randwick trainer Kevin Moses.

Adam Pengilly   Horse racing's cobalt scandal has again deepened with Randwick trainer Kevin Moses the latest to be investigated over an elevated reading.

Trainers urged to stay vigilant over Hendra threat

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Adam Pengilly   Racing NSW chief steward Ray Murrihy has warned northern rivers trainers to remain on alert to the threat of the Hendra virus, which has so far not threatened thoroughbreds despite a horse dying from the disease in Murwillumbah last weekend.

Mark Purdon set to dominate as bookies take no risks on Breeders Challenge day

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Adam Pengilly   The all-conquering Mark Purdon stable appears set to flex its considerable muscle on one of the state's biggest days with the Kiwi horseman having three odds-on favourites in the six group 1s at Menangle on Sunday.

Pubs and clubs say no fees when world gets coverage free

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Patrick Bartley   The media and vision rights on racing in this state took another twist yesterday when pubs and clubs nationally are refusing to pay a license fee on Victorian racing.

Fire still burning for Beasley in mundane Winter

Confident: Jockey Danny Beasley says Bonfire is a class horse.

Adam Pengilly   Danny Beasley is the last person to be worried by Bonfire's big weight and sharp rise in distance for a lackluster Winter Cup renewal.

Small Winter Cup field leaves punters feeling cold

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Max Presnell   The blight on Sydney Saturdays continues at a period when the racing industry is blemished with the lack of a suitable Melbourne telecast and the urine habits of stable staff being taken into consideration for ice positives.

Seven wins but don't cheapen product

Superstar: Bruce McAvaney would be the perfect leader of Seven's racing coverage.

Patrick Bartley   With the much-talked-about deal between Racing Victoria and the Seven West Network now set to become reality in late August much responsibility will accompany the new project.

Highlights

Small Winter Cup field leaves punters cold

The blight on Sydney Saturdays continues at a period when the racing industry is blemished with the lack of a suitable Melbourne telecast and the urine habits of stable staff being taken into consideration for ice positives.

Great Southern Sale proves another winner

The four-day Great Southern Sale conducted by William Inglis in Melbourne which ended on Wednesday was a resounding success with the weanlings stealing the show and a $300,000 purchase by an Exceed and Excel colt the highlight.

Janiak's drinking buddy showed his class

The greatness of Takeover Target, which died at the age of 15 on Saturday, was in his character and his ability to reproduce his brilliance abroad.

NSW finally on long road to tax parity 

The state's governing body will miss out on more than $300 million in expected funding in the next five years, making the 2014 Strategic Plan more of a wish-list, which now needs pruning.

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