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Centre Pivot cleared to run after cobalt tests

Chris Roots 4:42 PM   Centre Pivot, which appears in the Sam Kavanagh charges as one of the horses he allegedly administered to cobalt, has been cleared to return to the races for new trainer John Sargent at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Australian marvel set for reluctant retirement

End of the line: Star Of Universe with Sophie Young in the saddle.

Adam Pengilly   Star Of Universe is Australia's oldest racehorse. But only this week he will run into a reluctant retirement as racing's lawmakers crack down on animal welfare concerns.

First Seal on show at Randwick trials

Options: After Friday's barrier trial at Randwick, trainer John Thompson will set a course for First Seal.

Chris Roots 4:13 PM   John Thompson has several spring options for First Seal, which include the Epsom, Cox Plate and Myer Classic, and she will be one of many stars using Randwick barrier trials as a starting point on Friday.

Keepit To Yourself a 'good horse' for Lee

Another good one: Trainer Greg Lee is hoping Keepit To Yourself lives up to expectations.

Chris Roots 1:40 PM   Jim and Greg Lee have been training out of Randwick for nearly 50 years and things have certainly changed in that time but it remains "the only place [they] want to train".

ATC to celebrate premiership winners

WInners: Hugh Bowman and Chris Waller will be lauded for their superb seasons at Rosehill on Saturday.

Chris Roots 4:00 PM   The Australian Turf Club will honour premiership winners and Jockeys Celebration Day as part of the opening meeting of the season at Rosehill on Saturday.

Bowman double clinches Sydney title

A job well done: Hugh Bowman claimed his third Sydney jockey's premiership on Wednesday.

Chris Roots 10:36 PM   Sydney's premier jockey Hugh Bowman turned stress manager before he secured the Sydney jockey title by producing Sebring Sun at the right time at Canterbury on Wednesday.

Vet at centre of probes has underworld links

PHOTO of vet Dr Adam Matthews pictured with his wife  IMAGE SUPPLIED by Michael Bachelard for THE AGE NEWS Graphic on Racing story

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Pat Bartley 9:57 AM   A prominent Melbourne vet is allegedly at the centre of the doping scandal, and is suspected of providing banned substances to figures including underworld identities.

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Ex-jockey charged by Racing Victoria for allegedly racially vilifying Adam Goodes

Social media attacker: Daniel Schmitt.

Caroline Wilson, Patrick Bartley 7:16 PM   A former Victorian jockey who is alleged to have racially vilified Adam Goodes on social media could be thrown out of the industry after being charged by Racing Victoria with conduct prejudicial to the image of the sport.

Kentucky-based Spendthrift Farm's satellite site in Victoria highlights concern over NSW's Hunter Valley breeding future

John Holloway, Bloodlines

John Holloway 1:29 PM   The emerging Victorian breeding industry will  throw down it's biggest threat to the NSW Hunter Valley studs in the coming Australian season with a powerful band of stallions congregating.

New insights after a day fighting over cobalt

Patrick Bartley

Patrick Bartley 8:05 PM   Lawyer for Danny O'Brien and Mark Kavanagh, Damien Sheales labelled vet Tom Brennan a liar at show cause hearings on Wednesday.

Cobalt cases put racing industry's image in the spotlight

Under fire: Trainer Peter Moody.

Patrick Bartley   Racing's show-cause hearing puts lawyers and five key trainers squarely in the spotlight.

Vancouver and English head to the Randwick trials on Friday

Interested spectator: Gai Waterhouse.

Chris Roots   Gai Waterhouse will close the book on season 2014-15 on Friday by watching the Golden Slipper quinella of Vancouver and English make their first public appearance as they head towards the spring.

Racing Victoria backflip hard to understand

Chris Roots dinkus Dinkus

Chris Roots   Racing Victoria's decision to issue show cause notices against the trainers facing cobalt charges is a remarkable backflip from a position expressed by it general manager Integrity Services Dayle Brown last month.

Oliver notches his tenth premiership

Damien Oliver returns to scale.

Mathew Toogood   Damien Oliver has won his 10th Melbourne jockeys' premiership and moved to within one of equalling the record.

The drug scandal Australian racing had to have

Patrick Bartley

Patrick Bartley   Last Friday, the Victorian racing community was stunned when stewards issued show-cause notices to the five Victorian trainers facing cobalt charges.

Bowman continues late surge to the jockey's title

All good:  Hugh Bowman, celebrates winning race 5, the Bledisloe Cup Festival Handicap, at Canterbury racecourse riding Burnt Bridges.

Chris Roots   Hugh Bowman was the victim of Nash Rawiller's devastating finish to the season two years ago to have a Sydney premiership ripped for his grasp.

Apprentice steals thunder from big guns with Caulfield treble

They come in threes: Katelyn Mallyon rode three winners at Caulfield on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey   While recent metropolitan meetings have been dominated by riding premiership contenders, at Caulfield on Saturday Craig Williams and Damien Oliver had to take a back seat as apprentice Katelyn Mallyon dominated the meeting, riding her first metropolitan treble.

Vella confident of taking out top gong with American Time

Jared Dorrington.

Jared Dorrington   Gratz Vella says there's is only one thing that will stop American Time from winning Canberra Horse of the Year award.

Two-year-old to race with Nathan's Courage

Chris Roots dinkus Dinkus

Chris Roots   Nathan's Courage will only have the one rival on debut in a heat of the Breeders Crown at Gloucester Park on Monday but for his trainer Michael Brennan it will still be a special day.

Matthew Dale leaving it to the last in title bid

Adam Pengilly dinkus

Adam Pengilly   Matthew Dale will wait until the very last day of the season - when he takes a handy team to his hometown Canberra races - to see whether he can steal the country trainers' premiership off Luke Griffith.

Nash Rawiller back and relishing title fight – even if he's not a main player

Back for the title fight: Nash Rawiller is back for the end of the Sydney season.

Adam Pengilly   Half-a-world away and riding in a country where he had always yearned to be, Nash Rawiller couldn't help feel a tinge of disappointment this time last year.

The cooler at the Icebergs who could challenge William H. Macy

Max Presnell

Max Presnell   Ironically, Bondi Icebergs, a haven for punters with more expertise and enthusiasm than Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club put together, at present harbours a cooler of legendary status.


Victoria becoming stud farm centre

The emerging Victorian breeding industry will  throw down it's biggest threat to the NSW Hunter Valley studs in the coming Australian season with a powerful band of stallions congregating.

The Icebergs cooler who could challenge William H. Macy

Ironically, Bondi Icebergs, a haven for punters, at present harbours a cooler of legendary status.

Redoute's Choice progeny popular

Champion Australian stallion Redoute's Choice has the biggest representation at the Arqana Yearling Sale in Deauville - eight colts and seven fillies - being conducted in France on August 15-17.

Cobalt undermines our standing overseas

The massive damage to Australian racing from the cobalt scandal shows no signs of slowing.

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