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Racing writer for The Sydney Morning Herald

Jockey managers and tipping service to come under the spotlight

Jockey managers and tipping service to come under the spotlight

A move to stop jockey managers betting or running tipping service by stewards is sure to be back on the agenda after the Roheryn inquiry on Saturday.

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Papadatos rebounds from four-putt to earn Royal Portrush dream start

Papadatos rebounds from four-putt to earn Royal Portrush dream start

Dimi Papadatos's four putts at the 14th hole at The Lakes on Sunday could have derailed not one but two major golfing dreams.

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Bridesmaid Jayzou looks for back-to-back wins at Grafton

Bridesmaid Jayzou looks for back-to-back wins at Grafton

Jayzou could become a winner for Dwayne Schmidt on the Northern Rivers on Monday.

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Firsthand experience keeps Berry in good books with the missus
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Firsthand experience keeps Berry in good books with the missus

Firsthand showed a great turn of foot to get back in the winner’s enclosure with Tommy Berry in the the saddle of a horse his wife Sharnee own shares in.

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Parr questioned about Roheryn ride and agent's tipping service

Parr questioned about Roheryn ride and agent's tipping service

Jockey Josh Parr was grilled by stewards about his ride on beaten odds-on favourite Roheryn at Rosehill on Saturday and the fact that his agent, John Walter, tipped the $9.50 winner Chess Star in a service to punters.

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Waugh lines up Hewitt for serve of provincial series spoils

Waugh lines up Hewitt for serve of provincial series spoils

Kim Waugh has targeted the Spring Provincial Series with King Hewitt and sees Sunday’s Newcastle heat over 1500 metres as the perfect race for the lightly raced five-year-old.

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Summer specialist Red Excitement ready to shine at Rosehill

Summer specialist Red Excitement ready to shine at Rosehill

Gerald Ryan target middle-distance races with Red Excitement during the summer.

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Chess Star using Godolphin colt as measuring stick

Chess Star using Godolphin colt as measuring stick

Chess Star is on a Magic Millions Guineas mission.

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Benbow hits the road with Noumea in his comeback

Benbow hits the road with Noumea in his comeback

Jason Benbow is on his way back and sees Noumea as a chance to reestablish himself.

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Grahams team up for only the second time with Let's Rebelle

Grahams team up for only the second time with Let's Rebelle

Jenny Graham hopes to combine with niece Ceejay for a Port Macquarie winner on Thursday.

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Petrovic settling down for a good run at Queanbeyan

Petrovic settling down for a good run at Queanbeyan

Mike Petrovic went to Queanbeyan Cup day very confident Onsettling Down would get the job done and wants him to continue on his winning way at his home track on Tuesday.

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