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Midsummer Sun inquiry: ATC executive required to show cause in Kavanagh cobalt case

In a dramatic widening of the Midsummer Sun inquiry, Racing NSW has summoned Australian Turf Club senior racing executive Matt Rudolph before an inquiry.

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In what may be a first, three horses were scratched on Sunday by trainer Bryce Stanaway over a disagreement about sandwiches.

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Spring Carnival changes a winner, but Caulfield’s meetings overblown

On Tuesday, Racing Victoria announced a handful of changes which should improve the Spring Carnival program. The most important was a reduction in distance for the A.J. Moir Stakes (Group 1, weight-for-age) from 1200 metres to 1000 metres.

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Dual Group 1 winning mare Miracles of Life has been retired to stud, going out as a winner after winning the Group 1 William Hill Classic earlier this year.

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Celebrating the legend: Takeover Target

Unfortunately we lost one of the legends and great stories of the turf last week in Takeover Target.

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Three Wide No Cover: Racing’s media rights suddenly become a huge asset

They say in the advertising world that content is king.

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Channel 78: New racing channel to launch – guide, updates and full details

Racing Victoria has announced that Channel 78 will go live from Friday 26th June – meaning Victorian races will be now be broadcast into Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth on free-to-air.

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Moonee Valley reveal wagering figures from Saturday’s blacked-out meeting

The Moonee Valley Racing Club has published insights into Saturday’s wagering turnover, revealing a headline figure of a 5.1% increase, year on year.

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Racing Victoria secure deal with Seven: New TV channel to launch

Racing in Victoria will be streamed on free-to-air as early as Monday, following the VRC agreeing to terms with Racing Victoria, which subsequently sealed the deal with Seven West Media.

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The multi-bet: cashing out or letting it ride – we take a look

Nearly all bookmakers who offer multi-bets love to entice punters to have a go at striking it rich.

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Victorian racing’s Saturday meeting won’t be seen on Seven

Victorian racing’s metropolitan meeting at Moonee Valley tomorrow won’t be shown on free-to-air nor Sky Racing, with Racing Victoria unable to bridge the gap with the VRC.

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MUNCE: Royal Ascot shows travelling isn’t easy

Our Australian hopes – and we’ll include Able Friend in the mix – were disappointing at Royal Ascot over the past two days.

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Royal Ascot 2015: Criterion unplaced, but not without merit

Australian horse Criterion was placed fifth after the Group 1 Prince of Wales’ Stakes (2000m) at Royal Ascot overnight.

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The undulating straights of Royal Ascot proved too much for Australian hope Shamal Wind in the 2015 King’s Stand Stakes, while Able Friend couldn’t match the impressive Solow in the 2015 Queen Anne Stakes.

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NSW cut wagering tax: Industry wins, but numbers are hard to grasp

The NSW Government has confirmed that it will cut wagering tax rates to Victorian levels to return more money back to racing.

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Greyhound industry’s recovery is a dog’s breakfast

The greyhound racing business has put itself in a world of hurt. It’s not going to end any time soon and they deserve every bit of it.

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SkyRacing

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Racing Victoria to lead Seven West Media into new media broadcasting arrangement

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The grandstand at Flemington Racecourse

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American Pharaoh

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Former jockey Chris Munce

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Damien Oliver (centre) rides River Lad to win the Stradbroke Handicap, at Eagle Farm

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Godolphin horse Lost in the Moment and Modun train at Werribee Racecourse. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)

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The Roar of the crowd

Your sports opinion. Write your own article

A formal review by Racing Victoria and the Victorian Racing Club (VRC) has led to the announcement that there will be no emergency runners added for the 2015 Melbourne Cup.

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Did you hear the story about the horse trainer and his ‘imaginary horse’?

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Rating Australia’s best race callers

By Ralph Tucker, 1 Jul 2015
Rating Australia’s best race callers

It’s an age old subject that everyone enjoys having their two cents worth on, but given the landscape has changed a little in the last six months or so I thought I’d fire it up again.

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Destreos: The King Of The Creek

By Darren Clayton, 26 Jun 2015

On a non-descript Tuesday in inner suburban Brisbane, an ageless warrior claimed another scalp.

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Can racing be improved with an Australian punting forum?

The British Horse Racing Authority is looking at ways that it can improve, with a forum spearheaded by its own CEO Nick Rust set to take place if the interest is there.

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2015’s Winter Carnival wonders

By BrisburghPhil, 24 Jun 2015
2015’s Winter Carnival wonders

The Queensland Winter carnival is all but over and it’s been quite a memorable one.

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The Tattersalls Club Tiara is an excellent Fillies and Mares race, first staged in 1989 and used to be known as the Winter Stakes.

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Fernando Bale has stamped his authority on seemingly every major sprint race in Australia this year.

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You can only control what you can control: A punter’s perspective on media rights

There has been much commentary and debate regarding the Racing Victoria media rights issue over the past few months and in particular since June 6 when RVL announced Seven West Media as their preferred media partner.

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Royal Ascot 2015: Queen Anne Stakes – Able Friend vs Solow – full preview

What a way to start the Royal Ascot Carnival! A famous race with a regal title, this is almost certainly going to be a right royal battle between possibly the best milers horse racing has to offer.

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Aussie quartet set for Royal Ascot

By Brent Ford, 16 Jun 2015
Aussie quartet set for Royal Ascot

The Royal Ascot racing carnival attracts some of the world’s best horses and this year the cream of Australian racing has been sent to test some of the biggest races in the carnival.

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Response to the Queensland Greyhound Inquiry: The money trail tells all

The Queensland Government has reacted to the live baiting scandal by removing the Board that controls all three codes, to mixed responses.

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Bonecrusher: One of the all time greats

By Brent Ford, 12 Jun 2015
Bonecrusher: One of the all time greats

I wasn’t even born when Bonecrusher raced into ‘equine immortality’ in 1986 but the big red Kiwi’s win over Our Waverly Star will go down as one of the greatest triumphs in racing history.

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Racing returns to Happy Valley tonight where the forecast is for hot weather with sunny periods and isolated showers. There are four suspended jockeys – Dicky Lui, Joao Moreira, Karis Teetan and Neil Callan.

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Racing Victoria’s media rights asset can be a long-term win

The racing media rights issue throughout Australia but more particularly in Victoria and New South Wales at times looks a little like a jigsaw puzzle or a game of snakes and ladders.

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2015 Belmont Stakes: American Pharoah’s Triple Crown bid live updates, tips and results

History awaits American Pharoah as the Bob Baffert-trained galloper attempts to become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to complete the Triple Crown by winning the Belmont Stakes (2400m). Join us for commentary before the race start time of 8:50am (AEST).

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Glyn Schofield on Boban (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

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Damien Oliver (centre) rides River Lad to win the Stradbroke Handicap, at Eagle Farm

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Black Caviar wins an historic race at Derby Day Randwick. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Greyhound racing

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Damien Oliver (centre) rides River Lad to win the Stradbroke Handicap, at Eagle Farm

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Nash Rawiller salutes on the straight at Randwick racecourse

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