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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Racing

Battler trainer chases glory

Chris Dutton Canberra trainer Len Hodgson has recruited jockey Damien Oliver to chase the biggest win of his career.

Melbourne Cup special

Kyle Mackey-Laws - Lucky Lobster

Chris Dutton All the good oil for the race that stops a nation.

Melbourne Cup

Seeing colours: how to pick a winner on Cup day

Horse racing at Rosehill races.  Ladies day at Rosehill.

Chris Dutton The colours, the form, the name or just plain luck - most find it impossible to tip a Melbourne Cup winner but there are happy punters who have a perfect formula for picking the winner in the race...

Racing

Prizemoney and strategy woo Niwot to Canberra

Flemington Races . AAMI Victoria Deby Day .   RACE 2   The Lexus Stakes.  Jockey Dean Yendall wins  Niwot   .  Picture by Vince Caligiuri  Age . 29th  October 2011

Chris Dutton Impressive prizemoney and Sydney Cup preparation will lure Niwot to race in Canberra.

Racing

Battler bids to keep Cup record intact

News:?Track work in the leadup to Black Opal Stakes Day, Breakfast with the Stars. 5th of March 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

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Chris Dutton He's the battling trainer scraping money together to pay his stable rent, but if Len Hodgson gets his chance in the Canberra Centenary Cup he's confident he can trump his big-name contenders at...

Horse racing

Dryden knuckles down to comeback challenge to help a friend

SPORT , 10.1.09 Horse racing at Rosehill.  Race 7  winner Macknuckle  ridden by Rod Quinn  SHD   Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Dutton Dual Canberra Cup winner Macknuckle works like ''a lazy footballer'' after two years away from the track.

Racing

Spackman hopes his charge can surprise

Lee Gaskin, Chris Dutton Trainer Graeme Spackman admits he is taking a risk by dropping Via Facile down in distance for today's Benchmark 65 Handicap (1300 metres) at Thoroughbred Park.