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All Aged Stakes and Champagne Stakes: Group 1 preview and tips

The last day of the Sydney Group 1 autumn carnival is upon us, and what racing we’ve been subject to over the last few weeks.

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3WNC: The Championships were great but crowd woes continue

There’s been plenty of fantastic racing at Randwick over the past two weeks for the ‘grand finals of Australian Racing’: The Championships.

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V’landys on racing’s biggest challenge – getting people to the track

The news champion mare Winx wouldn’t be running in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick on Saturday might have left a lesser sporting administrator in the foetal position on the floor of his office as he battled with the growing challenge of trying to pull a crowd.

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The Championships: Queen Elizabeth and Australian Oaks preview and tips

Day 2 of The Championships is upon us. Yesterday we looked at the Sydney Cup and Queen of the Turf, and today we get to the big one, the Queen Elizabeth, and the Australian Oaks.

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The Championships: Sydney Cup and Queen of the Turf preview and tips

After a stunning Day 1 of The Championships, which saw Winx decimate the Doncaster field in stunning fashion, Chautauqua thrill us all again with back-to-back TJ Smith’s, the Kiwi Tavago dominate the Derby, and Yankee Rose display star quality in taking out the Sires.

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Winx to spell, won’t run in Queen Elizabeth

Champion mare Winx won’t run in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes this week, with trainer Chris Waller feeling the mare has done enough this preparation after a long season.

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RIP: Boban dies after “freak” paddock accident

Recently retired five time Group 1 winner, Boban, has died after a paddock accident.

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Doncaster Mile: Winx blows them away again to win ninth straight

The Group 1 Doncaster Mile over 1600m was won by Winx, the people’s horse and the Queen of the Turf, in brilliant fashion yet again.

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The Championships: Doncaster Mile and Australian Derby preview and tips

Day 1 of The Championships draws ever nearer, and the excitement is palpable. Four big Group 1s across a range of age groups, distances and weight conditions.

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The Championships: TJ Smith and Sires Produce preview and tips

The first day of The Championships at Randwick is upon us, with four big Group 1s to be run.

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Buffering beats the world’s best sprinters in the Al Quoz Sprint

Robert Heathcote hailed the character and resilience of Buffering after the eight-year-old stormed to a brilliant victory in the Al Quoz Sprint in Meydan, Dubai on Saturday.

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The BMW and Vinery Stakes: Preview and Tips

After years as a support race on the Golden Slipper card, The BMW (or Tancred Stakes as the old-timers would call it) now has its own feature day.

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William Reid Stakes: Preview and tips

The last Melbourne Group 1 meeting of the 2015-16 racing year arrives tonight, to see us into the Easter break.

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Peter Moody will not return to training after ban

Banned trainer Peter Moody has said his intention is to walk away from racing at the end of his six-month suspension.

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Golden Slipper day: Slipper, Guineas, Galaxy preview and tips

Golden Slipper day has delivered us a fantastic day of five Group 1 races. Yesterday, we looked at the George Ryder and Ranvet Stakes. Today, it’s the other three Group 1s.

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2016 Golden Slipper Day: George Ryder, Ranvet preview and tips

We’ve now reached the stage where the Sydney autumn carnival is heating right up.

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Shamexpress ridden by Craig Newitt (pink silks) comes around the outside to win the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington. (AAP Image/Hamish Blair)

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It's time to see the old girl back on her two feet. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)

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Horses on the straight at Rosehill racecourse

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French horse Dunaden (right, yellow silks) ridden by Christophe Lemaire gallops to victory. AAP Image/Julian Smith

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Huge crowds gather

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Catkins wins the 2014 Golden Slipper

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Ocean Park wins the Cox Plate for 2012, beating All Too Hard

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Jockey Hugh Bowman riding Minx.

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Jockey Hugh Bowman riding Minx.

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The Roar of the crowd

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Chairmans Sprint Prize: Buffering and Chautauqua take on the best in Hong Kong

Race 7 at Sha Tin (Hong Kong) on Sunday (5.30pm AEST) is the Chairmans Sprint Prize, an International Group 1 1200m race which is now part of the Global Sprint challenge that comprises races in Australia, England, Japan and Hong Kong.

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Bel Esprit Stakes 2016 preview and tips

By BrisburghPhil, 22 Apr 2016
Bel Esprit Stakes 2016 preview and tips

Race 8 at Caulfield on Saturday (4.35pm AEST) is the Listed Bel Esprit (Sire of Black Caviar) Stakes over a distance of 1100m.

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Past the post: All Ages Stakes wrap

By Adam Page, 17 Apr 2016
Past the post: All Ages Stakes wrap

Ahoy Roarers! The Sydney Autumn Carnival wrapped up on Saturday with the Group 1 double header at Randwick, starting off with the Champagne Stakes (1600m).

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All Aged Stakes 2016 preview and tips

By BrisburghPhil, 15 Apr 2016
All Aged Stakes 2016 preview and tips

Race 7 at Randwick on Saturday (3.45pm AEST) is the Weight For Age All Aged Stakes run over a distance of 1400m.

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Saturday sure things: All Aged Stakes Day

By Adam Page, 14 Apr 2016
Saturday sure things: All Aged Stakes Day

Ahoy Roarers! My final preview of the Autumn focuses on the conclusion of the Sydney Autumn Carnival this Saturday at Randwick, with a Group 1 double header.

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The Championships wrap and review

By Adam Page, 11 Apr 2016
The Championships wrap and review

The Championships at Randwick are done and dusted for 2016, and the 20 races across the two Saturday afternoons were simply high class and would challenge any Carnival in the world.

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Past the post: Championships Day 2 wrap

By Adam Page, 10 Apr 2016
Past the post: Championships Day 2 wrap

Ahoy Roarers! The Championships concluded Saturday at Randwick, highlighted by the $4 Million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m).

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If racing wants crowds, racing can pay for them

By Nathan Absalom, 10 Apr 2016
If racing wants crowds, racing can pay for them

So apparently Sydney Racing has a problem, not enough people are coming to the track. It’s even acknowledged by the powers that be.

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Saturday sure things: Championships Day 2 preview

Ahoy Roarers! The Championships conclude this Saturday at Randwick with another star-studded ten-race program, with four majors, including the race of the Carnival, the $4 Million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m).

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Australian Oaks 2016 preview and tips

By BrisburghPhil, 8 Apr 2016
Australian Oaks 2016 preview and tips

Race 6 at Randwick on Saturday (2.35pm AEST) is the time honoured Australian Oaks for three year old fillies, formerly known as the AJC Oaks, and first staged in 1885.

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Past the post: Championships Day 1 wrap

By Adam Page, 3 Apr 2016
Past the post: Championships Day 1 wrap

Ahoy Roarers! I am lost for words to describe the racing action from Randwick on Saturday.

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2016 Doncaster Mile: Racing preview and results

Winx is looking to go from being a good horse to being a champion and she could do it by creating her own bit of history in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m). Join The Roar shortly after the race start time of 5:10pm AEDT for results of the race.

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2016 TJ Smith: Racing preview and results

By Brent Ford, 2 Apr 2016
2016 TJ Smith: Racing preview and results

Chautauqua couldn’t quite find the pace in the Newmarket Handicap but should be more suited to the Group 1 TJ Smith (1200m). Join The Roar shortly after race start time of 4:30pm AEDT for the race result.

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2016 Australian Derby: Racing preview and results

The Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) has a short priced favourite in Tarzino that will be extremely hard to beat. Join The Roar shortly after the race start time of 3:50pm AEDT for results of the race.

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2016 Sires Produce Stakes: Racing preview and results

The Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) is the opening Group 1 on Doncaster Day. Join The Roar shortly after the race start time of 3:10pm AEDT for all the results of this race.

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Saturday sure things: Championships Day 1

By Adam Page, 31 Mar 2016
Saturday sure things: Championships Day 1

Ahoy Roarers! The grand finals of Australian racing are finally here – The Championships.

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More Joyous ridden by jockey Nash Rawiller wins race 7, the Doncaster Mile, at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney on Saturday, April 21, 2012. (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

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Damian Browne returns to scale after riding Buffering to victory

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Preferment - horse racing

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Preferment - horse racing

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Huge crowds gather

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So You Think race horse

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Vinery Stud Stakes, won by Lucia Valentina (13) (L), Jockey Hugh Bowman, with Solicit (1) 2nd

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Terravista ridden by Hugh Bowman

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