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FEATURE: The sustainability of racing wagering in Australia explored via new paper

The ecosystem of racing is substantially supported by punters, but it’s fair to say racing doesn’t revolve around the punter.

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Australia has lost a bit of itself with Bart’s passing

Bart Cummings takes me back to the days of black and white photographs, afternoon newspapers and listening to the races on the radio as the only means of finding out who won if you weren’t actually at the track.

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The NSW government is considering a state funeral for legendary trainer Bart Cummings as the racing industry and racing lovers mourn his death.

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Vale Bart Cummings – an Australian icon

Cups King Bart Cummings died peacefully in his sleep overnight, aged 87.

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Bart Cummings passes away at 87

Australian racing icon Bart Cummings passed away this morning. He will be remembered as Australia’s greatest ever racehorse trainer, and as a legend of the Australian racing community.

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2015 Memsie Stakes: Preview and tips

The first Group 1 race of the year is upon us, and the Memsie Stakes (Caulfield, 1400m, WFA) has attracted a field of evenness and depth but is lacking in star power that previous editions may have had.

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Three Wide No Cover: Awards, awards and raspberries!

The year of racing came to an end almost a month ago and race fans have shifted their attention to the upcoming spring meetings, starting with this weekend’s Group 1 Memsie Stakes.

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2015 Warwick Stakes preview

We’re on the eve of spring, with Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide starting to host black-type racing on a weekly basis. The major race this week is the Warwick Stakes at Randwick.

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Australian hope Criterion has finished out of the money in the Juddmonte International with Arabian Queen causing a major upset by beating Golden Horn in the feature at York.

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Sydney Cup winner heads Listed Rowley Mile field

Group One winner The Offer will be the headline act at Hawkesbury when he kicks off his latest campaign in the Listed Rowley Mile.

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Three Wide No Cover: Reviewing racing’s actual TV value

Wow, it’s been a huge couple of weeks to be working in the media, especially with Rupert Murdoch landing in Australia two weeks ago.

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A field of eight including Australian horse Criterion has been declared for the Juddmonte International Stakes at York.

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Liston Stakes preview

There’s still two weeks of winter left, but spring racing is quickly creeping up on us.

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Three Wide No Cover: Tabcorp’s annual report – what it means for racing

As mentioned in Thursday’s article Tabcorp released their annual report for the 2014-15 financial year on Thursday.

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Three Wide No Cover: A look at racing’s biggest stories

The 2014-15 racing season officially came to an end on July 31st and after using the last couple of weeks to take stock, I decided it was time to provide an update on some of racing’s biggest issues.

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MUNCEY: Taking stock – looking back at last season, and looking ahead

The guys asked me this week to take a look back at my first season as a trainer, and to look forward to the new season that just commenced.

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Hugh Bowman on Terravista.

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Trainer Peter Moody at Flemington racecourse

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American Pharaoh

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Horses run in the rain

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Zoustar ridden by jockey Jimmy Cassidy (centre) wins the $1 million De Bortoli Golden Rose Stakes at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Saturday, Sep. 14, 2013. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins

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The Roar of the crowd

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The real secret to Bart’s success: Even time

Since Bart Cummings passed away, there has been a lot written in the press about what was the secret to his success.

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Past the Post: Caulfield and Rosehill wrap

Ahoy Roarers! Hopefully you’ve all enjoyed the winter spell, but now we have to get stuck into the spring, and it all started on Saturday at Caulfield with the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m).

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2015 Memsie Stakes: Racing live updates, tips and results

The Memsie Stakes (1400m) is the first official Group 1 race of the spring carnival and this year a quality field has assembled for a wide open race. Join The Roar before the race start time of 4:45pm (AEST) for commentary and tips.

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2015 Memsie Stakes: Top eight horses to watch

This Saturday, Caulfield will feature the 1400m Group 1 Memsie Stakes, which will be the first Group 1 race of the new racing season.

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Run to the Rose 2015: Japonisme to run rivals ragged – full preview

Race 5 at Rosehill on Saturday sees the 13th staging of the 1200m three-year-old Group 3 race The Run to the Rose, which is perhaps better known as the prelude to the Golden Rose run at the same track in two weeks’ time.

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Warwick Stakes 2015: Spring pretenders to stake their claim

Spring racing is certainly in the air given the quality of horse represented in the Warwick Stakes, which is Race 6 at Randwick on Saturday (3:40pm AEST).

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Victoria’s greyhound adoption program goes from strength to strength

Earlier in the year, the normally niche sport of greyhound racing made the news for all the wrong reasons.

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Vancouver seeks to defy Golden Slipper history

Golden Slipper winner Vancouver will be the headline act at Rosehill on Saturday as he looks to continue his unbeaten run in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes.

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San Domenico set to showcase new generation of super sprinters

Race 5 at Rosehill in Sydney on Saturday (3pm AEST) sees the 34th running of the San Domenico Stakes at Group 3 level for three-year-old colts, geldings and fillies.

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Will the best greyhound win the National Championship?

The final of greyhound racing’s National Sprint and Distance Championship is rapidly approaching, with the final to be run at Wentworth Park on Saturday, August 22.

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Tuncurry Forster to hold first TAB meeting

From humble beginnings, which started with three men and a dream, the Tuncurry Forster Jockey Club is set to hold its first official TAB meeting later this month.

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2015 Darwin Cup: Preview and full tips

By Brent Ford, 3 Aug 2015

The Darwin Cup (2000m) is the biggest event up in the Northern Territory and the track always attracts a big crowd of race goers, punters, and is reportedly a great day for all involved. Let’s take a look at the field assembled for the race at 6:05pm this evening.

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Can His Majesty emulate his brother, Puissance De Lune?

It may only have been a lowly Class 2 race over 1200m last Thursday, July 30, at Gosford, but the Kim Waugh trained grey His Majesty left quite an impression on those who witnessed the ease of his three length victory.

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Why I love Phelan Ready

By Brent Ford, 31 Jul 2015

Former Magic Millions and Golden Slipper winner Phelan Ready has been retired, and while I love the eight-year-old gelding, I have to say about bloody time!

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Stars resume for Friday’s trials at Royal Randwick

The spring preparation for many horses starts this Friday, with a blockbuster set of trials at Royal Randwick.

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The racing establishment always wins

By Nathan Absalom, 28 Jul 2015
The racing establishment always wins

Last week prizemoney changes were made to some of the Group 1 races in Sydney.

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Horses racing at Caulfield racecourse

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Horses in the straight at Flemington racecourse

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Fiorente ridden by jockey Damien Oliver crosses the finish line to win the Melbourne Cup 2013

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Horses racing at Caulfield racecourse

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