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Racing looks back on a memorable season, from too many tragedies to turf theatre at its best

Max Presnell, Chris Roots and Adam Pengilly Max Presnell ,Chris Roots and Adam Pengilly on the triumphs and tragedies of the year that was.

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Bookies to vote with their feet on Dundeel

Chris Roots Bookmakers are ready to take a set against $10 million stallion It's A Dundeel after his feet have once again become the focus of the build-up to The BMW at Rosehill on Saturday.

Punters rally for Fiorente in Sydney Cup

Slipper fancy: Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente.

Chris Roots Bookmakers were finding it hard to write a bet for BMW favourite Fiorente on Friday but that was not a problem for the Sydney Cup in two weeks.

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Silent Achiever rises to top after beating cream of the crop in The BMW

Silent no more: Silent Achiever scores in The BMW.

Chris Roots New Zealand trainer Roger James will wait for a week to decide whether Silent Achiever will run in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, but the Melbourne Cup is definitely on the agenda after she won The BMW...

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McDonald holds all the aces for potential swansong

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Chris Roots James McDonald confident that It's A Dundeel could end his career on high in Sydney's richest race.

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John Messara happy to let her majesty's horse steal the show in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Happy to play second fiddle: John Messara is happy for his It's A Dundeel to run second to the Queen's horse, Carlton House.

Chris Roots Bookmakers around the country can't find a dollar for Carlton House in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth Stakes, but the cheer squad for her majesty's horse will be led by It's A Dundeel's owner and Racing...

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It's A Dundeel reigns in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

All over: It’s A Dundeel, with James McDonald on board, wins Sydney’s richest race, the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Chris Roots Racing NSW chairman John Messara held the Queen Elizabeth Stakes trophy as trainer Murray Baker declared the best is yet to come from It's A Dundeel.

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John Messara weighs up star's future while basking in the glory of The Championships

Chris Roots Racing NSW chairman John Messara hasn't had a better at the track.

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It's A Dundeel retired to stand at stud

James McDonald riding It's A Dundeel to win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick.

It's A Dundeel will not race again with his owners ruling out a trip to Royal Ascot.

Baker looks to youngsters for successful sequel

Chris Roots New Zealand trainer Murray Baker said goodbye to superstar It's A Dundeel this week but life moves on to the next generation as Show The World and Atlante get their chance to grace a drier Randwick...

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Trainer Bjorn Baker dreams of biggest pay day in NSW racing history

Nags to riches: Twilight Royale is on the brink of a huge pay day in Scone on Saturday.

David Sygall Trainer Bjorn Baker struggled to find investors for the yearling he bought in Melbourne in 2012, but those who eventually did buy in will have their loyalty returned in spades if the filly wins a...

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Silent Achiever primed to produce another knockout blow in The BMW

Chris Roots A couple of weeks ago, the clash of Fiorente and It's A Dundeel was billed as a heavyweight championship before The Championships.

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It's A Dundeel shines in new colours at Randwick barrier trials

James McDonald riding Its A Dundeel

Chris Roots New Zealand trainer Murray Baker has declared Triple Crown winner It's A Dundeel is set for the best preparation of his career after the star won a barrier trial at Randwick on Monday.

Hobartville Stakes: Old rivalry rekindled for new wave of Kiwi intruders Atlante and El Roca

El Roca

Chris Roots It is a long way, in terms of distance and prizemoney, from their last meeting but New Zealand visitors El Roca and Atlante will look to dominate the home-town brigade in Saturday's Hobartville...

Gai Waterhouse to lay down the law in Silver Slipper

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Gai Waterhouse took website viewers to Randwick trackwork this week and gives an insight into her energy.

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Dissident in good books as favourite El Roca scratched

2011 Spring Racing Carnival.
Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse.
Race 6. Trainer Trent Busuttin  (left) congratulates jockey Hugh Bowman after he rode Sangster to victory in the 2011 Victoria Derby.
29 October 2011. Picture by PAUL ROVERE / THE AGE SPORT

Chris Roots New Zealand trainer Trent Busuttin was left to look on as Dissident took out the Hobartville Stakes after pre-post favourite El Roca was a late scratching because of a breach of race-day treatment...

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Group 1s all come in a bunch

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Kyle Mackey-Laws Where to start? They don't call this one Super Saturday for nothing.

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Glyn Schofield lands group 1 on Boban 20 minutes after son Chad wins Newmarket

SPORT Boban ridden by Glyn Schofield wins the 5th race at Warwick Farm on Saturday 8 March 2014. Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Roots Glyn Schofield was whooping and howling in the jockeys' room 20 minutes before the Chipping Norton Stakes as son Chad won a group 1 in Melbourne, and then went out and did the business on Boban.

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Take it as red: Rawiller talks up Tracer

Red Tracer ridden by Nash Rawiller wins at Rosehill on March 1.

Chris Roots Nash Rawiller has a near perfect record on Red Tracer and wouldn’t be swap her for any horse, including $20 million colt Zoustar, in the Canterbury Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

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Jim Cassidy cuts out fellow Kiwis in Randwick Guineas

Guineas coup: Jim Cassidy sees off his fellow New Zealanders to ride Dissident to victory.

Caryl Williamson New Zealand challenge for Randwick Guineas brought unstuck by one of its own.