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Racing writer for The Sydney Morning Herald

Octoberfest: Graham hopes for Port Macquarie Cup and a Kosciuszko

Octoberfest: Graham hopes for Port Macquarie Cup and a Kosciuszko

Port Macquarie trainer Jenny Graham will look to win her home-town cup and get her biggest payday in October.

  • by Chris Roots

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Waller feels like he is a winner twice over in  Shannon Stakes

Waller feels like he is a winner twice over in Shannon Stakes

Chris Waller felt like he left the Shannon Stakes with two winners after Noire won and Youngstar was an unlucky third.

  • by Chris Roots
The Autumn Sun rises to the occasion in Golden Rose

The Autumn Sun rises to the occasion in Golden Rose

The Autumn Sun become first dual group 1 winning Redoute’s Choice colt in Australia with a scintillating sprint to run Zousain in the shadows of the post.

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Godolphin imports put spring in step of  boys in the blue

Godolphin imports put spring in step of boys in the blue

James Cummings didn't expect too much from Home Of The Brave and Avilius when they arrived in Australia, and he hopes they keep surprising him.

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Jonker primed to spring surprise in Golden Rose

Jonker primed to spring surprise in Golden Rose

Newcastle trainer David Atkins has targeted the Golden Rose since his colt's juvenile season went awry.

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Avdulla returns as premier jockey and ready to work harder

Avdulla returns as premier jockey and ready to work harder

Brenton Avdulla is back and ready to put up a good defence of his Sydney jockeys' premiership.

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Graff's barrier drama could bloom into Golden Rose

Graff's barrier drama could bloom into Golden Rose

The Golden Rose became Graff's target after barrier dramas cruelled his Brisbane campaign.

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Small and unimpressive to look at but Tarka has a big motor

Small and unimpressive to look at but Tarka has a big motor

David Payne believes best is to come from Stan Fox Stakes winner Tarka as the distances increase.

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McDonald puts Zousain in same class as Golden Rose winners

McDonald puts Zousain in same class as Golden Rose winners

James McDonald has been waiting for Golden Rose day with Zousain for a group 1 reward.

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Widdup looks to blinkers for Golden touch with Sandbar

Widdup looks to blinkers for Golden touch with Sandbar

The work wasn’t outstanding, but that wasn’t the aim of the morning for Sandbar.

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Sun shining for Ryan's two-year-old

Sun shining for Ryan's two-year-old

Gerald Ryan and Sun Bloodstock have three winners at official two-year-old barrier trials at Randwick.

  • by Chris Roots