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Dublin Lass has the goods in the Starlight Stakes

Chris Roots 5:39 PM   The record of Dublin Lass heading into Saturday's Starlight Stakes is good but break it down further and it goes to impressive given the firm conditions she will find at Rosehill.

Tinto running in memory of regular jockey Tim Bell

Diamond day: Tim Bell celebrates his Queensland Oaks triumph on Tinto in May.

Chris Roots   Tinto was always going to be the curtain call on Darling Downs horseman Rex Lipp's career but loss of Tim Bell, the Queensland Oaks winner's regular raceday partner, has added some sadness to the remainder her career.

Bayliss saved by Hawkeye as whip action is questioned

Hawkeye helps: Jockey Regan Bayliss.

Chris Roots   The stewards latest technological tool had apprentice Regan Bayliss down the gun in a protest then an inquiry for his whip action but the Hawkeye system finally proved his friend clearing him at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

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I'm Imposing out for another Festival win instead of retirement

He's imposing: Tye Angland pilots I'm Imposing to victory in the Festival Stakes for Chris Waller last year. The trio reunite for another tilt on Saturday.

Chris Roots 4:34 PM   I'm Imposing is in the twilight of his racing days but he is such a summer time horse that Chris Waller has a cautious push on for a final curtain call.

Unanimously on track for Moonee Valley sprint

High hopes: Trainer Matthew Dale expects Unanimously to race well at Moonee Valley.

As Matthew Dale prepares to welcome his best horse back into work, a long-time flag bearer for the Canberra trainer's stable will bid to win at Moonee Valley.

Cashed-up Canberra one step ahead of Racing NSW

Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs says they're already halfway there to matching proposed country NSW prizemoney increases.

David Polkinghorne   Capital Cash meetings brought in to anticipate country NSW prizemoney increases.

McDonald offers winning return when he teams with Waller

Blur: this might be all rivals see of odds-on favourite Telepathic when James McDonald gets in the saddle on Saturday.

Chris Roots   James McDonald might be the retained jockey at Godolphin but for punters his combination with premier trainer Chris Waller has become lethal this season.

Newnham's labour of love

Recognition: Mark Newnham speaks to trainer Gai Waterhouse.

Chris Roots   Mark Newnham likes to be known as part of the team at Gai Waterhouse stables but being singled out as the inaugural winner of the excellence award at the Godolphin stud and stable awards put him in the spotlight.

Dublin Lass well weighted for the Starlight Stakes

On the limit: Dublin Lass scores on Queensland Oaks day during the Brisbane carnival.

Chris Roots   ​Peter Snowden doesn't often get a surprise when weights for races arrive but when he saw Dublin Lass on the limit weight of 54kg for Saturday's Starlight Stakes he had to smile.

Lloyd Williams sues clinic over Melbourne Cup horse

The writ says HCR purchased Amralah in 2014 for the purpose of competing in races in Australia, with its main mission to win the Melbourne Cup.

Mark Russell   Four-time Melbourne Cup winner Lloyd Williams has launched legal action over the alleged negligent veterinary treatment of his horse, Amralah, which had to be scratched from the race that stops a nation.

Regimental Force stamps Magic Millions credentials with thumping Rosehill trial win

John Holloway, Bloodlines

John Holloway   The Magic Millions picture became clearer at the Rosehill barrier trials on Tuesday when a colt with a great Gold Coast background stood out like a beacon with a brilliant display of speed in his 900-metre heat.

Racing NSW targets country areas with prizemoney and jobs package

Industry boost: Racing NSW chairman John Messara.

Chris Roots   Racing NSW has announced $21 million boost to country and provincial racing from the proceeds of the tax parity legislation starting from July 1 next year.

Hopes free to train pending cobalt appeal hearing

Horse trainer Shannon Hope and his father have appealed.

Father-and-son training partners Lee and Shannon Hope are free to train pending an appeal over their cobalt disqualifications.

Silent protester loses damages case against V'landys, Racing NSW

Courtroom win: Racing NSW chief executive officer Peter V'landys.

Adam Pengilly   A country trainer who staged silent protests against Racing NSW and its chief executive officer Peter V'landys roadside on a Grafton bridge and outside an ex-Federal minister's office has lost a damages case against the governing body.

Payne is personality plus; Bartley wins news award

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne.

Michael Lynch   Michelle Payne's feet have hardly touched the ground since she made history by becomning the first woman to ride the winner of the Melbourne Cup.

Just A Blur wins Goulburn Cup

Just a Blur won the Goulburn Cup on Sunday.

Just A Blur's Goulburn Cup win may rule her out of future country features, with the Villiers Stakes a possible target.

Mourinho not done with yet

Staying the course: Vlad Duric rides Mourinho during a Moonee Valley trackwork session.

Trainer Peter Gelagotis plans more success for ageing Group1 winner Mourinho.

Melbourne Cup winner Payne to ride in Sydney next month

Chris Roots

Chris Roots   Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne will be honoured by the ATC as she rides at its Randwick meeting on December 5.

Centre Pivot needs jockey for Festival Stakes

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07:  James McDonald rides Centre Pivot during Sydney Racing at Rosehill Gardens on February 7, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Anthony Johnson/Getty Images)

Chris Roots   John Sargent has been left searching for a jockey for Magic Millions-bound Centre Pivot for Saturday's Festival Stakes at Rosehill.

Cassidy a winner at his Rosehill farewell

21112015. Sydney Races. Retiring Jockey Jimmy Cassidy during Sydney racing at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

Chris Roots   Jim Cassidy's first day of retirement at the track ended in a win and a better payday than many he enjoyed as a jockey, after hitting the jackpot in the final race at Rosehill on Saturday.

Newnham heads group in running for inaugural award

Recognition: Mark Newnham speaks with trainer Gai Waterhouse.

Adam Pengilly   The inaugural Australian Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff awards will hand out the Thoroughbred Excellence Award from a list of six category winners on Tuesday.

Red Cadeaux captured our hearts

Hugh Bowman on Red Cadeaux after the Australian Cup.

Michael Lynch   He was the horse whose bravery, guts and  gallantry captured the hearts of all Australians, the once a year punter and the hard bitten racegoer.

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Lees set for maiden overseas adventure with Lucia Valentina

Damien Oliver guides Lucia Valentina to victory in the Matriarch Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly   Kris Lees will have his first international runner after Lucia Valentina received an invite from the Hong Kong Jockey Club for the Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin next month.

Good Project possible late entry for the Kingston Town Stakes

Tour de force: Chris Waller's dominance of Australian racing continued in Perth on Saturday as Good Project won the Railway Stakes at Ascot.

Chris Roots   Chris Waller's tour de force of Australian racing continued in Perth on Saturday as Good Project delivered an all-the-way victory in the Railway Stakes at Ascot.

Buffering ready to take on the world after Winterbottom win

Still one of the best: Buffering, seen here taking the Moir Stakes with Damian Browne on board, added a second Winterbottom Stakes to his resume in Perth on Saturday.

Chris Roots   Once in a lifetime horse Buffering is set to take trainer Robert Heathcote on dream trip to Dubai and Royal Ascot after winning his sixth group 1 in the Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Claro El Banco scoots home the 'wrong way'

Craig Newitt guides Claro El Banco home.

Michael Lynch   Peter Seaman usually attends the races behind the wheel of an ambulance, following the gallopers as they thunder round the Mornington race track.

Murt The Flirt puts Symons back in winners stall

Chris Symons takes Murt The Flirt to the post ahead of Wild Rain.

Michael Lynch   Chris Symons has been out of the saddle for nearly six months following a horror fall at Bendigo in the depths of winter when he broke his shoulder and fractured his T6 vertebrae, as well as suffering concussion and whiplash.

Jim Cassidy a man of the people as punters farewell Hall Of Fame jockey

Showing emotion: Retiring Jockey Jimmy Cassidy

Adam Pengilly   In a special tribute race day instigated by the Australian Turf Club, Jim Cassidy, the Pumper, was in his element.

Class is permanent for Ballarat Cup victor Junoob

Brad Rawiller riding Junoob after winning the Ballarat Cup.

Michael Lynch   Given a smart ride by Brad Rawiller, Junoob rewarded punters who were prepared to back trainer Chris Waller's judgement when he took out the listed Ballarat Cup on Saturday.

Pride laughs longest with stay-at-home Gamblestown

Sam Clipperton

Adam Pengilly   Joe Pride got his way with Gamblestown and kept him to Sydney instead of the Goulburn Cup. He was laughing longest after the former Guy Walter gelding ambled in at Rosehill.