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Royal Ascot and what it means for us: Lady Aurelia, Highland Reel, and Big Orange

Royal Ascot marks the time of year when Australian racing is pretty quiet and the European season really kicks off.

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How to find the Melbourne Cup winner early: Key international races to watch in September

We’ve so far previewed the most important Melbourne Cup lead-up races overseas for June, July and August, and now the whips are really cracking in the races to keep an eye out for in September.

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How to find the Melbourne Cup winner early: Key international races to watch in August

The Melbourne Cup isn’t won by a trainer on the first Tuesday in November. It’s a long, careful preparation, and we’re tracking the overseas races to look out for as we all try to find the Cup winner early.

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How to find the Melbourne Cup winner early: Key races to watch in June and July

Too early to find a Melbourne Cup winner? Not a chance!

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Stradbroke Handicap Day: Group 1 tips and previews

The Stradbroke Handicap is Brisbane’s biggest and best race, but has this year been dogged by the controversy over the Eagle Farm track.

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Eagle Farm fiasco on hold as Racing Queensland step in

Uproar about the track surface at Eagle Farm has finally resulted in common sense: Group 1 racing this week won’t be held on what is currently a track to avoid.

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When can we punt the Godolphin horses?

James Cummings, a blue blood of Australian racing, will don the royal blue of Godolphin and head up the global operation here.

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The Goodwood, Doomben Cup: Group 1 Tips and Previews

We’re in the second week of the overlapping Adelaide and Brisbane Group 1 carnivals, and this week sees the Goodwood for the sprinters at Morphettville, and the Doomben Cup for the middle-distance horses looking to claim weight-for-age glory.

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Scone Cup 2017: Form and tips for the great country cup

The Scone Cup Carnival returns this week, as one of the best country racetracks in Australia (or anywhere) hosts its bustling two-day event.

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Doomben 10,000 and South Australian Derby: Group 1 previews and tips

There are only a handful of days on the Australian racing calendar with Group 1s run in two states, but one of them is Saturday, with the re-shaped Doomben 10,000 and South Australian Derby the features of the day.

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Morphetville Oaks Day: Group 1 Previews and tips

Group 1 racing hits Adelaide for the first time this season, and it’s ladies day in the form of the Robert Sangster Stakes and the Australasian Oaks.

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John O’Shea splits from Godolphin as the empire struggles

Godolphin’s head trainer, John O’Shea, will leave the Australian arm of the mega racing operation as he takes an extended break from training.

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Racing on the Harbour Bridge: A cunning stunt?

Horse racing over the Sydney Harbour Bridge wasn’t a late April Fools joke – some budding English entrepreneurs appear to be serious about creating a track on Sydney’s famous landmark.

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Bravo Greg Miles, on a masterful career

Champions retire when they are good and ready, and race caller Greg Miles is every inch a champion.

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All Aged Stakes and Champagne Stakes: Group 1 tips and previews

The Championships are over, but the Group 1 racing in Sydney continues for another week, which will actually turn into two when the Sydney Cup is re-run next Saturday.

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Winx dominates again, but the stars don’t seem as bright after tragedy

There were extraordinary scenes at Randwick on Saturday, and while Winx furthered her incredible record, the sensational mid-race cancellation of the Sydney Cup due to a fall, and a death in country racing, gave us all pause.

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Jockey Hugh Bowman riding Minx.

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Chautauqua

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Jockey Craig Williams rides Criterion to win Race 9

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Jameka's impressive Caulfield Cup win has resulted in a 1.5kg Melbourne Cup for Ciaron Maher's star mare.

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Capitalist wins again

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Hartnell is flying and is a huge chance in the Cox Plate

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The Roar of the crowd

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Past the post: Rosehill and Moonee Valley blackbookers

Some nice types were out on display at the respective Rosehill and Moonee Valley meetings on Saturday, so here are my blackbookers to follow, as well as some to put the line through.

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Past the post: Ipswich and Morphettville blackbookers

It was tough work punters on Ipswich Cup Day on Saturday with some long priced winners saluting, while at Morphettville we saw some impressive winners. Here are my blackbookers.

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Meech setting the standard with new Australian record

Veteran jockey Linda Meech has sensationally broken her own shared record for the most wins by a female rider in an Australian season, taking out a comfortable win at Wodonga.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for the weekend

Bit of a stinker for the five bets last week with Religify getting the job done and River Racer getting no luck in the Guineas. Here are my five best bets for the weekend.

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Saturday sure things: Weekend preview

By Adam Page, 17 Jun 2017
Saturday sure things: Weekend preview

The feature racing somewhat dies down on Saturday, but there is still Ipswich Cup Day in Queensland as well as some solid racing at both Rosehill and Moonee Valley. Here is my look at the key races.

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Moonee Valley quaddie preview 17th of June

By Jarrod Kurpiel, 16 Jun 2017
Moonee Valley quaddie preview 17th of June

Racing this Saturday the 17th of June comes to us from Moonee Valley where as per usual I will run through my thoughts on the early quaddie and the regular/late quaddie, let’s hope we can snag a result!

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Racing Victoria increase apprentice jockey age among changes

Racing Victoria has continued their push towards the health, safety and regulation of apprentice jockeys, pushing the minimum riding age up after taking in the details of an independent report.

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Past the post: Doomben and Flemington blackbookers

Doomben hosted Stradbroke Day on Saturday and it proved to be an afternoon where on speed/out of trouble was the recipe for success.

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Past the post: Randwick and Morphettville Parks blackbookers

It was a slog for punters, riders and horses at Randwick on Saturday on the Heavy 10 while at Morphettville, jumping was the drawcard. Here are my blackbookers from the respective meetings.

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Stradbroke Handicap, Queensland Derby, JJ Atkins live race updates, blog

A massive day on the racing calendar for Queensland with a string of bumper Group 1 races, including the Queensland Derby, the JJ Atkins and finishing off with the prized Stradbroke Handicap. Catch all the live race updates and results on The Roar from 2:20pm (AEST).

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Behind The Barriers: Five bets for the weekend

It was a pretty good effort last week with a Damien Oliver special getting Payroll home, and Super Haze taking care of the field in Adelaide.

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Saturday sure things: Stradbroke Day preview

The biggest raceday on the Queensland racing calendar is Stradbroke Day, and it comes around this Saturday on a brilliant card of racing at Doomben, with the Queensland Derby and JJ Atkins providing super support acts.

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Ferguson out as Godolphin continues to unravel

By Connor Bennett, 8 Jun 2017
Ferguson out as Godolphin continues to unravel

Godolphin’s recent controversies and struggles have continued after their global chief executive John Ferguson stepped down following reported internal pressure.

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Egg Tart on the Winx trail

By Connor Bennett, 5 Jun 2017
Egg Tart on the Winx trail

Champion trainer Chris Waller could be looking at another Winx after his filly Egg Tart took out the Queensland Oaks on Saturday, making it six wins in a row since November last year.

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Past the post: Doomben and Rosehill blackbookers

Egg Tart stamped herself as the next star of Australian racing with a dominant Queensland Oaks triumph, while we saw nice types step out at Rosehill.

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Past the post: Moonee Valley and Morphettville Parks blackbookers

Afternoon racing returned to the Valley on Saturday and there were some pretty impressive efforts across the board.

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Racing at Rosehill

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Mongolian Khan Opie Bosson win the 2015 Caulfield Cup

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Racing at Rosehill

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