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Doomben 10,000: Group 1 preview and tips

The Adelaide Group 1 carnival is over, and now Queensland racing gets their chance to shine in the sun they keep telling us they always get. The Stradbroke, Brisbane’s most famous race, is only two weeks away and that means it’s Doomben 10,000 time.

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Group 1 Goodwood and Doomben Cup: Preview and tips

This week gives us another Saturday with Group 1 races in two different states.

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BTC Cup and SA Derby: Group 1 previews and tips

Two $500,000 Group 1s in different parts of the country greet us this week – the BTC Cup for sprinters at Doomben and the SA Derby for the young stayers at Morphettville.

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Morphettville: Sangster Stakes and Australasian Oaks Group 1 preview and tips

The Warrnambool carnival, as it always does, provided some spirited racing through the week, having commendably carved out an old-school niche on the calendar.

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

The last day of the Sydney Group 1 autumn carnival is upon us, and what racing we’ve been subject to over the last few weeks.

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3WNC: The Championships were great but crowd woes continue

There’s been plenty of fantastic racing at Randwick over the past two weeks for the ‘grand finals of Australian Racing’: The Championships.

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V’landys on racing’s biggest challenge – getting people to the track

The news champion mare Winx wouldn’t be running in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick on Saturday might have left a lesser sporting administrator in the foetal position on the floor of his office as he battled with the growing challenge of trying to pull a crowd.

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The Championships: Queen Elizabeth and Australian Oaks preview and tips

Day 2 of The Championships is upon us. Yesterday we looked at the Sydney Cup and Queen of the Turf, and today we get to the big one, the Queen Elizabeth, and the Australian Oaks.

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The Championships: Sydney Cup and Queen of the Turf preview and tips

After a stunning Day 1 of The Championships, which saw Winx decimate the Doncaster field in stunning fashion, Chautauqua thrill us all again with back-to-back TJ Smith’s, the Kiwi Tavago dominate the Derby, and Yankee Rose display star quality in taking out the Sires.

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Winx to spell, won’t run in Queen Elizabeth

Champion mare Winx won’t run in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes this week, with trainer Chris Waller feeling the mare has done enough this preparation after a long season.

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RIP: Boban dies after “freak” paddock accident

Recently retired five time Group 1 winner, Boban, has died after a paddock accident.

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Doncaster Mile: Winx blows them away again to win ninth straight

The Group 1 Doncaster Mile over 1600m was won by Winx, the people’s horse and the Queen of the Turf, in brilliant fashion yet again.

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The Championships: Doncaster Mile and Australian Derby preview and tips

Day 1 of The Championships draws ever nearer, and the excitement is palpable. Four big Group 1s across a range of age groups, distances and weight conditions.

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The Championships: TJ Smith and Sires Produce preview and tips

The first day of The Championships at Randwick is upon us, with four big Group 1s to be run.

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Buffering beats the world’s best sprinters in the Al Quoz Sprint

Robert Heathcote hailed the character and resilience of Buffering after the eight-year-old stormed to a brilliant victory in the Al Quoz Sprint in Meydan, Dubai on Saturday.

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The BMW and Vinery Stakes: Preview and Tips

After years as a support race on the Golden Slipper card, The BMW (or Tancred Stakes as the old-timers would call it) now has its own feature day.

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Mourinho

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Trainer Peter Moody at Flemington racecourse

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Lucia Valentina (13) ridden by Jockey Hugh Bowman

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Jockey Hugh Bowman riding Minx.

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Shamexpress ridden by Craig Newitt (pink silks) comes around the outside to win the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington. (AAP Image/Hamish Blair)

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It's time to see the old girl back on her two feet. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)

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Horses on the straight at Rosehill racecourse

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French horse Dunaden (right, yellow silks) ridden by Christophe Lemaire gallops to victory. AAP Image/Julian Smith

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Huge crowds gather

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The Roar of the crowd

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2016 Doomben 10,000 – History and analysis

By BrisburghPhil, 27 May 2016
2016 Doomben 10,000 – History and analysis

Race 7 at Doomben on Saturday (4.00pm AEST) sees the running of the 2016 Doomben 10000 at a distance of 1350m.

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Doomben 10,000: Preview and predictions

By Jarrod Kurpiel, 26 May 2016

So after a somewhat successful weekend last week, I’m back again to give you my preview and predictions on the Doomben 10,000 over 1350 metres for the sprinters.

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Could Racing Victoria be set for an overhaul?

By Nathan Absalom, 23 May 2016
Could Racing Victoria be set for an overhaul?

Finally, after more than 12 months of mind-boggling and depressing nonsense, someone outlined the very real problems that racing in Australia has left alone for far too long and offered some solutions to those problems.

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The Goodwood is Race 7 (4.20pm AEST) at Morphettville on Saturday run over a distance of 1200m. It is a famous old Sprint race of the Australian Turf conceived in 1881.

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Darley Goodwood preview and predictions

By Jarrod Kurpiel, 19 May 2016

Okay so you’ve read my preview on the Doomben Cup, now I’m going to take you through a preview of the other group one being the Darley Goodwood held at Morphettville over the 1200-metre journey for the sprinters.

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Doomben Cup preview

By Jarrod Kurpiel, 18 May 2016 New author!
Doomben Cup preview

The 2016 Doomben Cup has a quality field of 14, with some exciting prospects.

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On Thursday a sensational night of racing awaits at Sandown greyhounds with the heats of the Sandown Cup over the 715m for the stayers.

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BTC Cup 2016: Field, odds and analysis

By BrisburghPhil, 12 May 2016
BTC Cup 2016: Field, odds and analysis

Race 7 at Doomben on Saturday (4.06pm AEST) is the BTC Cup run over a distance of 1200m.

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Geography does matter in horse racing

By Bigship, 12 May 2016
Geography does matter in horse racing

If you take it that a horse with a decent chance of winning at listed level or better historically has an official handicappers rating of 100-plus, then smart owners and trainers really have the ability to shop around for that elusive black type. Because geography does matter.

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Scone Cup 2016: Preview and tips

By BrisburghPhil, 12 May 2016
Scone Cup 2016: Preview and tips

Scone is often described as the horse racing capital of Australia; horse breeding haven where many of Australia’s best studs are located.

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AD Hollindale Stakes: Preview and tips

By BrisburghPhil, 6 May 2016

The Hollindale Stakes is Race 7 at the Gold Coast on Saturday, run at 3.40pm. It signals the start of the Winter Carnival in Queensland, even though it is still autumn.

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The title of Australasia’s best three-year-old is still up for grabs with all eight of the Group 1 three-year-old staying classics, here and across the Tasman (2400m-2500m) so far going to a different racehorse.

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Chairmans Sprint Prize: Buffering and Chautauqua take on the best in Hong Kong

Race 7 at Sha Tin (Hong Kong) on Sunday (5.30pm AEST) is the Chairmans Sprint Prize, an International Group 1 1200m race which is now part of the Global Sprint challenge that comprises races in Australia, England, Japan and Hong Kong.

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Bel Esprit Stakes 2016 preview and tips

By BrisburghPhil, 22 Apr 2016
Bel Esprit Stakes 2016 preview and tips

Race 8 at Caulfield on Saturday (4.35pm AEST) is the Listed Bel Esprit (Sire of Black Caviar) Stakes over a distance of 1100m.

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Past the post: All Ages Stakes wrap

By Adam Page, 17 Apr 2016
Past the post: All Ages Stakes wrap

Ahoy Roarers! The Sydney Autumn Carnival wrapped up on Saturday with the Group 1 double header at Randwick, starting off with the Champagne Stakes (1600m).

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All Aged Stakes 2016 preview and tips

By BrisburghPhil, 15 Apr 2016
All Aged Stakes 2016 preview and tips

Race 7 at Randwick on Saturday (3.45pm AEST) is the Weight For Age All Aged Stakes run over a distance of 1400m.

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Huge crowds gather

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Winx

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Lucia Valentina (13) ridden by Jockey Hugh Bowman

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Huge crowds gather

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Who Shot Thebarman is a good chance for the Sydney Cup. (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy)

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Huge crowds gather

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Jockey Glen Boss on Kermadec leads the pack

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Jockey Dwayne Dunn riding Niwot (left) wins the Sydney Cup at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney on Saturday, April 28, 2012. (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

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Terravista ridden by Hugh Bowman

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