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Group 1 Orr Stakes: Preview and tips

Thoroughbred racing in Australia is at a low ebb.

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3WNC: 30 minute between races should be applauded, plus a look at Tabcorp results

Let’s cut straight to the chase and no sarcasm this week! Anything that is a positive to increasing attendances at the races should be supported and the 30 min trial in Victoria is a great move.

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Hasselhoof comes to Australia with a perfect winning record and ever-growing fan club which numbers his namesake among the faithful.

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Breaking: Cobalt penalties handed down with Kavanagh, O’Brien and Brennan banned

The Victorian Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board have handed down penalties for the cobalt saga, with Mark Kavanagh, Danny O’Brien and Dr Tom Brennan all receiving lengthy disqualifications.

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3WNC: 2016 Magic Millions still waiting for turnover figures, as Blue Diamond row emerges

2016 arrived and racing in Australia kicked off with the richest raceday ever – with the Magic Millions held at the Gold Coast Turf Club.

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Horse racing in review: 2015

The Australian racing season runs from August to July and most 12-month analysis takes place after that period, but it’s also fun to look back at the calendar year.

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LEGENDS WE LOST IN 2015: Bart Cummings

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

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NSW Racing Minister Troy Grant has announced John Messara will continue as Racing NSW chairman, appointed for another three years.

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It’s taken me many years to find some genuine lasting affection for harness racing – thoroughbreds are definitely the easier code to become knowledgeable and enjoy for many reasons, but harness has a bit going for it.

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3WNC: The ‘W’ Edition

What a weekend and week ahead in Racing. My highlights and talking points all have a ‘W’ flavour, from Waller to Whips to WA Racing, to a couple of the ‘what the!’ moments.

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Red Cadeaux euthanised following Melbourne Cup injury

Three-time Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux was euthanised today after failing to recover from an injury suffered at the 2015 event.

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2015 Winterbottom and Railway Stakes: Preview and tips

Perth’s big day of racing always provides some highlights, and is made all the more interesting by the good Perth horses being matched against some hand-picked opposition from the eastern states.

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Zipping Classic day: Preview and tips

Zipping Classic day is always a relaxed way to end the Melbourne spring carnival, especially after the hectic nature of Cup week.

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Emirates Stakes day: Group 1 previews and tips

The Flemington carnival reaches its fourth day after a week of highs (the Michelle and Stevie Payne, Darren Weir and Prince of Penzance story) and lows (rail bias and inconsistent track ratings), but Emirates Stakes day brings with it a card full of quality.

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2015 Oaks Day: Preview and tips

We’re halfway through Cup week, and if you’re like me and have had a bet in all 19 races so far (don’t judge me), then you’re doing well to be in front.

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3WNC: What to make of Racing NSW’s (very quiet) annual report

You might have missed it, but Racing NSW released its annual report and results on Monday, the day before the Melbourne Cup. You probably missed it as it did not include a press release nor any insightful comments from the chairman or chief executive.

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Prince of Penzance ridden by Michelle Payne returns to scale after winning the $6,000,000 Melbourne Cup race at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)

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American fashion model Gigi Hadid poses with Red Cadeaux ahead of the Melbourne Cup 2014

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Prince of Penzance ridden by Michelle Payne returns to scale after winning the $6,000,000 Melbourne Cup race at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)

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Darren Weir with the 2015 Melbourne Cup (AAP/Julian Smith)

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Prince of Penzance ridden by Michelle Payne returns to scale after winning the $6,000,000 Melbourne Cup race at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)

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Jockey Michelle Payne riding Prince Of Penzance crosses the finish line to win the $6,000,000 Melbourne Cup race at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.(AAP Image/Julian Smith)

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Snow Sky

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Chad Schofield rides Antelucan to win race one, the Emirates Airline Plate on Melbourne Cup Day 2014

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The Roar of the crowd

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Past the Post: Caulfield and Randwick wrap

G’day Roarers! Great to be back for the Autumn Carnival, and I’ll start off by pumping up own tyres thanks to the win of Tidy Prophet at Morphettville on Saturday.

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CF Orr Stakes: Suavito wins 2016’s first Group 1 race

Race result: Suavito, ridden by Luke Currie and trained by Nigel Blackiston, upstaged a star-studded field at the CF Orr stakes to win the first Group 1 race of the new year.

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Rubiton Stakes 2016: Where the value lies

By BrisburghPhil, 12 Feb 2016
Rubiton Stakes 2016: Where the value lies

Race 5 at Caulfield on Saturday (3.30pm AEDT) is the Group 2 Rubiton Stakes run at a distance of 1100 metres.

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Saturday sure things: CF Orr Stakes day

By Adam Page, 11 Feb 2016
Saturday sure things: CF Orr Stakes day

Group 1 racing for 2016 kicks off this Saturday at Caulfield, with the CF Orr Stakes (1400m) highlighting a bumper nine-race card.

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Stupid Saturday exposes lack of leadership

By Mark Haywood, 8 Feb 2016
Stupid Saturday exposes lack of leadership

Australia has long had to deal with plagues of feral overpopulation: cane toads, rabbits and politicians.

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Hasselhoof: Can any other horse hassle the Hoof?

If Australian racegoers are not familiar with the New Zealand four-year-old gelding Hasselhoof, they soon will be over the next few days.

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The Bow Mistress Trophy is a Weight For Age Mares race at Group 3 level to be run over 1200m at Hobart racetrack on Friday night at 6.23pm (AEDT).

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An open letter to Luke Tarrant

By Adam Page, 27 Jan 2016

This is an open letter to banned jockey Luke Tarrant. As reported in the Courier Mail, Tarrant was suspended for six months for taking a metabolite of cocaine.

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The Karaka Million is New Zealand’s version of the Magic Millions two-year-old race at the Gold Coast, and is in fact the richest sprint race in the country.

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Telegraph Handicap 2016: Preview and tips

By BrisburghPhil, 15 Jan 2016
Telegraph Handicap 2016: Preview and tips

The Telegraph Handicap is New Zealand’s premier Group 1 sprint race at a distance of 1200 metres at Trentham Racecourse in Wellington. It is to be run at 2:40pm (AEDT) on Saturday, and is the best quality race run in Australasia this weekend.

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All hail Buffering, the $6 million mount

By Mark Haywood, 12 Jan 2016
All hail Buffering, the $6 million mount

As a homecoming, it couldn’t have played out better. With the grand old boy Buffering cruising across the line at the Gold Coast on Saturday, jockey Damian Browne smoking the proverbial pipe, Robert Heathcote could finally relax and enjoy the moment.

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How greyhound racing is set to change in 2017

By Nathan Absalom, 12 Jan 2016
How greyhound racing is set to change in 2017

Sometime in 2017, racing will awake from its collective slumber and make changes to the lazy business model that has served it post-privatisation.

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Magic Millions Day 2016: All races previewed, tips, and selections

Although this is surely one of the toughest race meetings in the country to analyse, Magic Millions Day always captures the imagination of the punting public in the off carnival summer months.

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Short breaks a positive move for racing

By Mark Haywood, 8 Jan 2016
Short breaks a positive move for racing

Welcome news yesterday that Racing Victoria will be trialling half-hour intervals between races at all metropolitan and country meetings for a week in February.

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Staying the course on New Year’s Day

By Mark Haywood, 2 Jan 2016
Staying the course on New Year’s Day

It was a case of two cities, one story to kick off east coast racing in 2016, with both Melbourne and Sydney playing host to eye-catching long-distance performances in their New Year’s Day main events.

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2016 Perth Cup: Preview and tips

By BrisburghPhil, 2 Jan 2016

Another time honoured race on the Australian racing calendar the Group 2 Perth Cup is race 9 at Ascot in Perth today, set to be run at 5.05pm AEDT.

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Turn Me Loose, one of the great New Zealand horses coming into form. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)

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Criterion ridden by Micheal Walker

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Tom Waterhouse sports gambling controversy

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Petits Filous ridden by Damien Oliver (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy)

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