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Cartwright carnage: The reckless act that has to be seen to be believed

Was it a rush of love to the head? It’s the moment at Morphetville that has racing in shock.

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Winx set to make much-anticipated return

Winx, the star mare who dominated Australian racing in 2016, is set to make her first public appearance of 2017 ahead of her return to competitive racing.

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Can the Stars shine too brightly?

Can you be too good at something? In an industry as driven by money and winning as horse racing, the answer would seem an obvious “no”.

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Magic Millions barrier mishap, Japanese yearling, Woman, and the Queen is back

The Magic Millions this week received an unexpected boost in coverage after the presenter made a mess of proceedings during the Magic Millions Classic barrier draw.

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Racing roundup: Oscietra debut, Waller MIA, and McDonald’s ban right or wrong?

The New Year promises much, and what better day than New Year’s Day to see Black Caviar’s daughter make her debut?

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Fresh era of racing independence in Victoria as Government steps in

Racing Victoria has pulled up lame and the vet, Victorian Racing Minister Martin Pakula, has seen enough.

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Change whips up fear and doubt

If one thing scares people more than change, it is doubt.

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New Zealand jockey Rebecca Black has passed away after suffering fatal injuries from a fall during a race meet in Gore on Sunday.

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Jockey Rebecca Black has died in a race fall at Gore in New Zealand.

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Hong Kong International Races 2016: Japan, Purton take two Group 1s

Hong Kong turned on a fabulous day of racing at Sha Tin, with the big four Group 1 International races a whirlwind of champion winners, upsets, and thrilling racing.

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Hong Kong International Races: Aussies set for the rich Sprint

The Hong Kong International Races have shaped up, with a host of international horses and local hopes heading to Sha Tin to capture the big prizes on offer.

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Scales of Justice trainer defends jockey Whyte after Kingston Town controversy

Despite being charged with not riding out his mount in the Kingston Town Classic, the trainer of Scales of Justice has revealed he has no problem with under-fire jockey Douglas Whyte.

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Emirates Stakes Day: Tips and previews

Day four of the Flemington carnival brings with it the new Emirates Stakes, which is the old Mackinnon Stakes, a Group 1 weight-for-age race over 2000m, moved from Derby day and renamed.

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Oaks Day: Tips and previews

So, we’re halfway through the Flemington carnival, and we’ve seen some thrilling and high class racing – never moreso than in the Melbourne Cup itself, when Almandin out-toughed and out-stayed Heartbreak City in a driving finish.

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Usain Bolt takes advantage of Michelle Payne’s tip

Usain Bolt has won again – after a tip from Michelle Payne to back her in the first race at Oaks Day.

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The best tweets, memes and social media banter from the 2016 Melbourne Cup

The horses were fast, the alcohol was flowing and the memes, they were dank.

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Kerrin McEvoy after winning the 2016 Melbourne Cup on Almandin.

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Melbourne Cup 2016

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

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Kerrin McEvoy after winning the 2016 Melbourne Cup on Almandin.

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Jockey Kerrin McEvoy (right) with owner Llyod Williams after their win with Almandin in the Melbourne Cup on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Tuesday. Nov. 1, 2016.

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Almandin ridden by jockey Kerrin McEvoy leads the field to win the $6million Melbourne Cup, followed by Heartbreak City, at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Tuesday. Nov. 1, 2016

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The Melbourne Cup on display on Melbourne Cup Day 2014 at Flemington Racecourse

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The Roar of the crowd

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for the weekend

To be completely honest it was a bit hit and miss last week with the bets, with the lone highlight being the game placing of Echo Effect at generous odds.

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Yankee Rose returns positive drug test

By Connor Bennett, 17 Jan 2017

The David Vandyke-trained Yankee Rose has returned a positive test dating back to her second place finish in the Flight Stakes at Randwick on October 1.

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Winx returns to the track at Rosehill

By Connor Bennett, 16 Jan 2017
Winx returns to the track at Rosehill

Superstar mare Winx will make her long-awaited return to the track on Tuesday, in a barrier trial at Rosehill.

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Gold Coast Magic Millions: Two-year-old Classic live race updates, blog

The Gold Coast Magic Millions is one of the biggest days on the Australian racing calendar, and this year is no different as the top colts and fillies from across the country go head to head in the Two-year-old Classic. Join The Roar from 4:55pm (AEDT) for all the live race updates and results.

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Plein Ciel and Gallic Chieftain got the job done for us last week while Star Fest just had no luck, helped by pilot error, at Coffs Harbour.

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Gold Coast Magic Millions: Two-year-old Classic preview and tips

The first of the three million dollar races for two-year-olds in the year, the Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic has become one of the hottest racing events in the country, with $2 million on the line for the big race in 2017.

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Saturday Sure Things Magic Millions Day preview

The richest raceday in Australia is Magic Millions Day and it finally arrives this Saturday at the Gold Coast, with $10 million in prizemoney up for grabs across nine races. Here is a snapshot of each race for the afternoon.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for the weekend

After a couple of fat weeks, it was a bit of a howler last Saturday so here’s hoping to bounce back in a big way, starting on Friday night at Canterbury.

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Racing’s top ten champions from the year 2016

The 2016 calendar year is done and dusted and it was overall a pretty successful year for the horse racing industry, highlighted of course by the champion mare that is Winx and some of the deeds she produced on race day.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for the long weekend

Houtzen got the job done quite impressively for us last week and we went close to landing the multi but Astronomite had to settle for second. Here are my five bets for this long weekend.

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2016 year in review: Horse racing

By Connor Bennett, 30 Dec 2016
2016 year in review: Horse racing

What a year we’ve had in horse racing in 2016. Here’s a look back at some of the best and worst moments of 2016.

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Michelle Payne aiming for second Melbourne Cup with women only racing syndicate

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne has taken a huge step in increasing the exposure and opportunity of women in the sport with a female-only racing syndicate.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for the long weekend

It was a good weekend, with Tumbler bolting up at the Sunny Coast and Sense Of Occasion getting the job done at $51+ in the Villiers Stakes.

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Black Caviar filly Oscietra working towards much-anticipated debut

The first foal of legendary Australian mare Black Caviar is edging closer and closer to her highly anticipated first race.

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Magic Millions: My contenders and pretenders – taking on Winning Rupert!

We are a tick under four weeks away from the richest raceday in Australia: Magic Millions Day on the Gold Coast.

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Debonairly dominates debut run as Waterhouse eyes the Magic Millions

Debonairly blew the field away on Wednesday in the filly’s debut run at Warwick Farm, winning by over four lengths in the lead up to the famous Magic Millions in January.

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Jockey Craig Williams rides Criterion to win Race 9

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Greyhound racing

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Horses racing at Caulfield racecourse

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

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Vale Bill Skelton

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There's plenty of action this week at Eagle Farm racetrack (AAP Image/Tertius Pickard).

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