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Doomben 10,000: Group 1 preview and tips

The Doomben 10,000 was a race for proven Group 1 talents during the 2000s, with dual winners like Falvelon and Apache Cat top and tailing the decade.

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MUNCEY: The stable ticks over with another winner

Things have been going well for the stable – Forest Way managed another win (dead-heat), Provocateur grabbed a third at 100 to 1 and Wicked Intent runs Saturday.

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THREE WIDE NO COVER: John Messara answers questions about Racing Australia

Racing Australia chairman John Messara, who also chairs Racing NSW, has answered a number of questions The Roar put to him regarding the recently formed body.

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What do breeders want from racing, and what do punters want?

In racing, while most owners, breeders, and wider connections are punters, not all punters are owners, breeders, or anything like a connection.

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Australian Racing Conference: What can racing hope for?

The Australian Racing Conference commences tomorrow in Brisbane with Ubet as the major sponsor.

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American Pharoah comfortably won the 140th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on Sunday, and now earns a chance to become the first horse in 37 years to complete the Triple Crown.

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Racing Victoria’s board is in upheaval following the sudden resignation of Chairman Robert Roulston, with board member David Moodie expected to be announced as the new chair.

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MUNCEY: Wicked Intent delights, and my best memory of the Scone Cup

Wicked Intent was super last weekend in the Group 2 $175,000 Champagne Classic (1200m). He exceeded all expectations for the stable and I can’t say enough how above and beyond he was for us.

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The Goodwood: Group 1 preview and tips

The Goodwood is a race that always produces a respectable field of sprinters, many of which bypass the Melbourne spring to get set for the race as a chance to break a Group 1 maiden.

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Waterhouse to aim Pornichet at the 2015 Cox Plate

Can Pornichet rise from the toast of the Queensland Carnival to the pinnacle of Moonee Valley?

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Group 1 winners Green Moon, Silent Achiever retired, join big names heading to stud

Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon, multiple-Group 1 winner Silent Achiever, and the tough Speediness have been retired following disappointing campaigns in Queensland.

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Doomben Cup and BTC Cup: Group 1 tips and preview

A couple of weight-for-age races await us as we enter the thick of the Queensland Group 1 racing season.

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MUNCEY: Is it better for a trainer to ride or watch their work?

I’ve been thinking about training, track work and whether or not it’s better if a trainer can ride the horses he has in training to assess them, or if it’s better for him or her to watch.

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Two charges have been issued against the trainer of Baron Archer, Jason Warren, with Racing Victoria continuing its probe into unusual betting patterns.

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One of the best known racing media identities, Ken Callander, has resigned from his weekly column with the Daily Telegraph, leaving a decorated history at News Limited.

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An imposing 71kg awaits million-dollar galloped Gotta Take Care if he’s going to claim consecutive Galleywood Hurdles at Warrnambool on Wednesday.

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UBet's launch in Sydney

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Tommy Berry riding Vancouver

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The favourie Overreach is lead out by jockey Tommy Berry before Race 5 at Derby Day Randwick. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Racing fans line up for the start of Race 9 at Derby Day Randwick. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Trainer Gai Waterhouse reacts after winning the Melbourne Cup with her horse Fiorente at the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AAP Image/David Crosling)

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Criterion charges homez

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The Roar of the crowd

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Track bias: Fact or fiction?

“How did that win?” is often the question asked by my punting mates or the crusty ‘Old Salty’ down at the pub or TAB.

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Stud fees: The reason champions retire early

Breeding giant Coolmore Stud has again pulled of a massive coup by securing the breeding rights to Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner American Pharaoh.

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This is a race with a very interesting history. Originally named the Doomben Newmarket when first staged in 1933, it later became known as the Doomben 10,000 in 1947.

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Well, I know what you’re thinking. You’ve been suckered into another headline that is just mere clickbait, telling a story of something that happened on the other side of the world, stripped of context to make it more absurd.

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Media rights a groundbreaking decision for Racing Victoria

The broadcasting rights issue in Victoria has been declared as “groundbreaking” by new Racing Victoria CEO David Moodie.

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Imports should prove they are worthy of running in the Melbourne Cup

I’ve previously written about emergency horses and the need to have the best and most in-form horses starting a race. This brings me to the discussion of the Melbourne Cup and the debate surrounding a lack of emergencies for that race.

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Was Protectionist given enough protection?

By BrisburghPhil, 15 May 2015
Was Protectionist given enough protection?

The dictionary meaning of the term ‘protectionism’ is “to insulate local interests against foreign (company) invasion”. So It’s quite ironic that a German trained import named Protectionist thrashed our own local horses (and other imports) in the Melbourne Cup on that first Tuesday in November last year.

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The Goodwood 2015: Preview and tips of SA’s famous old sprint race

This famous old sprint race of the Australian turf is about to stage its 122nd running. It was made a set weights and penalties race in 2007, which attracted the high calibre likes of Takeover Target and Black Caviar, who duly won at very short odds.

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Scone Cup 2015: Tips, historical preview, and best bets

Scone is often described as the Horse Capital of Australia. A horse breeding haven where many of Australia’s best studs are located. It conducts 16 meetings a year, and this weekend it takes centre stage with two high quality race cards on Friday and Saturday.

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Australian Horse of the Year: A delicate issue

The 2014-15 Australian horse racing season is closer to the end than the beginning, so I thought I’d have an early look at the contenders for the gong and how each horse will fare.

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BTC Cup (Doomben) 2015: An historical perspective

This race is a key lead up to the more revered Doomben 1000 in two weeks’ time. Like that race it has Group 1 status (and is a weight for age race), though it was only awarded that in 2006.

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Emergencies: Racing clubs need better assessments of big race starting fields

Last Saturday’s Toowoomba Cup winner Pornichet was dominant in his victory, and was strong enough to ponder what might have been had he gained a surely deserving start in Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) at the Gold Coast a week prior.

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This race is a Group 1 fillies and mares race at weight-for-age level run at Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide. Since its inception in 1983 it has changed names on numerous occasions.

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We should package tax changes to a greyhound welfare fund

Usually Government budgets are not something that should be written about on a sporting website. Like watching Mike Atherton score a ton, they are dour and boring affairs.

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AD Hollindale Stakes 2015: Historical preview

By BrisburghPhil, 24 Apr 2015
AD Hollindale Stakes 2015: Historical preview

This race, and this Gold Coast race meeting basically signal the start of the Winter Carnival in Brisbane, even though it is still Autumn.

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Time for the ladies to star at Wentworth Park

By Nathan Absalom, 23 Apr 2015

Now that the autumn carnival is done and dusted, some of the best racing in Sydney for the next few weeks will be at Wentworth Park.

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Randwick Racecourse

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Nash Rawiller salutes on the straight at Randwick racecourse

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Nash Rawiller salutes on the straight at Randwick racecourse

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Criterion charges homez

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Melbourne Cup 2014 winner Protectionist followed closely by second and third placers, Red Cadeaux and Who Shot Thebarman

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Jockey Ryan Moore rides Protectionist across the finish line to win the 2014 Melbourne Cup

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Catkins wins the 2014 Golden Slipper

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Crown Oaks 2011 - Fillies 3yo 2500m race

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