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V'landys takes aim at RVL over unpaid bill

Adam Pengilly and Patrick Bartley 10:00 PM   Racing NSW boss describes as "complete rubbish" claims his organisation has still yet to foot the Werribee quarantine bill from Gordon Lord Byron's visit.

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Racing broadcasters seek to end blackout

Looking for action: TVN chief executive Bruce Mann.

Patrick Bartley and Adam Pengilly 10:12 PM   TVN and Sky Channel shelve designs of new agreement for vision rights in NSW and Victoria until new year after resolving to prioritise end to blackout before Christmas.

Collett back in time to add Muscle

Talent: Glyn Schofield rides Ball Of Muscle at Royal Randwick.

Adam Pengilly 6:25 PM   He is already familiar with the family's star sibling and Jason Collett has pledged to make the mercy dash back from New Zealand to continue the younger brother's rise in the Canterbury Classic.

Broadcasting dispute to hit racing in pocket

Blackout: the scene that has greeted many pub-goers wanting to view NSW and Victoria races as the Sky-TVN dispute rumbles on.

Adam Pengilly   Racing's bitter television rights war will result in almost 1000 pubs and clubs Australia wide going without vision from NSW and Victorian race meetings on Saturday.

Oh Man, Godolphin filly soars to top of order

Brilliant victory: James McDonald gets Ottoman home at Rosehill on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly   Amid difficult circumstances, James McDonald stepped up to the plate and delivered again.

Nearly left in the Shadow, Testa rallies to score

Last-minute drama: Tim Clark wins at Rosehill on Testashadow.

Matt Jones   Testashadow’s race manners almost cost him victory at Rosehill on Saturday, but trainer Gary Portelli declared him ready for the Magic Millions Guineas on the Gold Coast in January.

TVN chokes as country races clog coverage

Four out of five: Blake Shinn on Joe Pride's sprinter Craftiness at Rosehill on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly and Matt Jones   The Mail: The first Saturday of TVN running wall-to-wall coverage of racing throughout NSW and Australia has already spiked concerns with country racing officials.

No Cheers as $91 winner makes Bindi's day

Grey streak: Serg Lisnyy rides outsider Phrases to victory at Rosehill.

Adam Pengilly   Reporters asked questions of Bindi Cheers over a rail while the trainer, on strapping duty, walked her grey in circles in the mounting yard. Punters would be excused for wanting to provide their own.

Push for Racing Victoria to take over rights

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Patrick Bartley   While thousands of punters Australia-wide were denied seeing race meetings from Melbourne and Sydney, pressure is now mounting on the board of Racing Victoria to obtain  rights for the state.

Recovery program not in response to Ballarat 

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Adam Pengilly   Harness Racing NSW expects to tag almost 1000 sulkies with  chief executive John Dumesny stressing it was not a kneejerk reaction in response to last week's Ballarat Cup fiasco.

Hellish weather forces Meteor rethink

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Adam Pengilly   Country Racing: Emerging Grafton sprinter Lucky Meteor is likely to miss Gold Coast's rich Bat Out Of Hell as trainer John Shelton begins plotting a long-range plan centred around the Ramornie Handicap.

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Dispute needs a speedy resolution

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Max Presnell 6:19 PM   Finally the clubs, under the TVN team, hold the whip hand over Sky Channel regarding the telecast of prime races.

Vashka makes it four straight as Godolphin snare hat-trick

"Beautiful ride": James Innes takes Haussman to victory at Rosehill on Saturday.

Matt Jones   James Innes jnr vindicated John O’Shea’s decision to bring him into his Godolphin stable by riding his first city winner at Rosehill on Saturday on Haussmann.

Lindsay Park on fire - in more ways than one

Debut win: Jye  McNeil brings home Claudia Jean at Flemington.

Andrew Garvey   It has been a tough week off the track for Davis Hayes and Tom Dabernig's Lindsay Park operation but on the racetrack, it has been very much business as usual.

Nriangi primed to end drought in Moruya: Jones

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Jared Dorrington   Nriangi has gone almost three years without a win, but trainer Paul Jones reckons the drought could end at Moruya on Sunday.

Fires survived, Dabernig, Hayes now fight for a place in Millions for Miss Idyllic

David Hayes at the Euroa property.

Adam Pengilly   Tom Dabernig reckons he and training partner David Hayes were on the "lucky side". And that was with 300 acres burnt to a crisp.

Cuddles all round when Kristy Lee lands the prize

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Max Presnell   Kristy Lee in the Ranvet Handicap at Rosehill Gardens could come into the category of ‘‘cuddle one for Christmas’’.

Skelton played the ponies and haunted the bookies

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Max Presnell   The crusty Randwick trackman, with a voice like rasping sandpaper, and the portly old dude who held court outside the press room at headquarters had once pulled off an amputation - considerably more than a sting - on bookmakers.

Racing rights row drags on as plea for horses on television is rejected

Patrick Bartley   Racing broadcaster TVN has been asked to give the green light to a plea by publicans for NSW and Victorian races to be delivered into hotels across Australia from Saturday.

One Derby missed, another looms for Bomber Brown

High hopes: David Payne is happy with Bomber Brown.

Adam Pengilly   He missed the Victoria Derby, but Plan B involves David Payne defending bragging rights in the Australian Derby as Bomber Brown begins his audition for the classic race at Rosehill on Saturday.

Rulings on unseated jockeys hanging in the balance

Hanging on: Ray Selkrig on Hot Chestnut at Kembla Grange in 1973.

Patrick Bartley   Late last week stipendiary stewards from across the world gathered in Hong Kong on the eve of that country's most important race day.

Tax on yearling buys for export to be canned

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Adam Pengilly   The Australian breeding industry has been given a huge tax-relief boost on the eve of one of its biggest sales.

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Race vision row quick to strike the bottom line

A common sight that greeted viewers in NSW pubs and clubs on Thursday.

Adam Pengilly   The feud between warring broadcasters TVN and Sky Channel is poised to drag on into the new year after wagering on NSW and Victorian thoroughbred races took an immediate hit on the first day of the subscription channel blackout.

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War for television rights heats up

Patrick Bartley, Jessica Gardner, John Stenholt's      Racing NSW is poised to break away from TVN and begin negotiating with Tabcorp as the bitter television rights war ended its first day.

Moses weaves his Magic for first Gold Coast runner after Wyong win

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Adam Pengilly   Kevin Moses will have his first Magic Millions runner despite a decade of trying after Zoutenant punched his ticket for the $2 million classic on the Gold Coast with victory in Thursday's $200,000 Wyong lead-up race.

Husband and wife duo join training ranks in latest racing partnership

Generic horses running on a race track

Michael Lynch   If you are training the odd jumper its pretty handy if you can pop them over a hurdle or fence when the occasion demands. And few trainers are better equipped for that task than Coral Feek, one half of the latest addition to Victoria's burgeoning training partnership ranks. After all, she has completed the course over the fearsome Aintree fences in one of the major events at the famous Grand National jumping festival in the UK, the Foxhunters Chase, for amateur riders.

Seven Network could snatch Tabcorp TV racing rights: sources

The negotiations between Tabcorp and TVN have fallen over after running for almost two years.

Jessica Gardner and John Stensholt   Wagering giant Tabcorp could lose its right to broadcast NSW and Victorian thoroughbred racing to the Seven Network, which is considering stepping in as negotiations between Tabcorp and racing-owned broadcaster ThoroughbredVision Network fall over, sources said.

Newcastle cowboys chasing Silver lining on money trail

New home: Jamie Lovett and his wife, Kellie, show off Cup winner Protectionist.

Adam Pengilly   Form references don't come much better than that of It's A Silver Trail, who makes a low-key debut for Melbourne Cup-winning owners and syndicators Australian Bloodstock.

Kiwi great Sir Patrick ponders last of prolific Zabeel breed to be auctioned

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John Holloway   Just on a year ago at the Karaka sales in south Auckland, New Zealand’s most famous breeder, Sir Patrick Hogan, made a statement in relation to the last of the Zabeel breed being sold at next year’s Premier yearling auction.

As a great passes, new fans gather at gate

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Max Presnell   Racing lost Ross McDonald, a dinosaur, the like of who will never be seen again, earlier this week but there is promise for the new age on the horizon.

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Dispute needs a speedy resolution

Finally the clubs, under the TVN team, hold the whip hand over Sky Channel regarding the telecast of prime races.

Skelton played ponies, haunted the bookies

The crusty Randwick trackman, with a voice like rasping sandpaper, and the portly old dude who held court outside the press room at headquarters had once pulled off an amputation - considerably more than a sting - on bookmakers.

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