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Chris Roots

Racing writer for The Sydney Morning Herald

NRL looks for a $20 million annual windfall from new gambling tax

NRL looks for a $20 million annual windfall from new gambling tax

The NRL is lobbying the state government for a share of the new tax on gambling to be returned to the game's grass roots.

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Champagne Cuddles set to crown consistent campaign with Tiara
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Champagne Cuddles set to crown consistent campaign with Tiara

The filly has thrived since her placing in the Stradbroke and will return to Queensland cherry ripe for the final group 1 of the season.

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Waller pays tribute to staff as he equals Sydney win record

Waller pays tribute to staff as he equals Sydney win record

Waller  entered the Australian Racing Hall of Fame this year and is justifiably proud of the operation he has built from one horse.

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Collett sticks solid to land   winning double at Rosehill

Collett sticks solid to land winning double at Rosehill

Loyalty is proving its own reward for jockey Jason Collett.

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Weir masters Ipswich with Tradesman performance

Weir masters Ipswich with Tradesman performance

Tradesman won the Ipswich Cup in driving finish to give trainer Darren Weir his first win at the track.

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Firth hopes Toucan can finally win at Lismore

Firth hopes Toucan can finally win at Lismore

Felicity Firth hopes Toucan can break a three-year drought for her at Lismore.

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Tamworth to get more meetings as racing booms in north west

Tamworth to get more meetings as racing booms in north west

Harness Racing NSW chief executive John Dumesny promises Tamworth more meetings.

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Full steam ahead for Merchant Navy at Ascot

Full steam ahead for Merchant Navy at Ascot

Trainer Aidan O'Brien believes Merchant Navy can go out a winner at the Royal meeting, which he will use as a shakedown cruise for a host of Australian spring contenders.

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The Highwayman: Dunn gunning for a three-peat with Dia De Reyes

The Highwayman: Dunn gunning for a three-peat with Dia De Reyes

Murwillumbah trainer Matthew Dunn will look to break new ground by winning a third Highway Handicap with Dia De Reyes at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Shoals takes The Star's place in The Everest

Shoals takes The Star's place in The Everest

The daughter of Fastnet Rock becomes the fifth horse to secure a place in the world's richest race on turf.

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Newnham has eye on Sunshine Coast Guineas with Sweet Victory

Newnham has eye on Sunshine Coast Guineas with Sweet Victory

Sweet Victory is ready for the next step up in her career at Rosehill on Saturday.

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