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TAB secures NSW racing rights for 10 years

In an announcement made to the ASX, Tabcorp told its shareholders that it has reached an agreement with Racing NSW on a 10-year media rights deal for all thoroughbred racing in NSW.

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TVN conundrum: Horse Racing media rights and the thirst for growth

FEATURE: With TVN and Tabcorp’s SkyChannel falling out after years of short-term agreements and brick-wall negotiations, the way in which people watch horse racing will change.

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A guide to the Aussie contingent taking on Hong Kong’s best racing

The Australian flag may be flying high at Sha Tin today, but it is highly unlikely it will be thanks to an Australian-trained winner of one of the four Hong Kong international features.

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Admire Rakti: Initial reports point to heart attack as cause of death

Racing Victoria are expected to officially release the findings of a comprehensive inquiry into Admire Rakti this week, but initial reports from Fairfax Media indicate that the Melbourne Cup favourite died of a heart attack just minutes after finishing last in the great race.

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Horses for courses, not the wild

Don’t you love the Melbourne Cup? I love the Melbourne Cup. In fact, don’t you love the entire Spring Racing Carnival? I love the Spring Racing Carnival.

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The 2014 Melbourne Cup was always going to inspire some love (and hate) on social media, and it was the winner, and the injured horses that proved to be the talking points for many of the punters for the race that stops a nation.

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Melbourne Cup 2014: Who came last and why

Japanese Raider and pre-race favourite Admire Rakti has finished last in the 2014 Melbourne Cup after pulling up injured on the final straight.

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Melbourne Cup 2014: Where the race was won and lost

The 2014 Melbourne Cup was a surprisingly cleanly run race, with the winner Protectionist clearly able to find his way to the front of a staying test – and part of that was due to the speed that was the pace was run.

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Melbourne Cup 2014: What the jockeys said

The jockeys of the 2014 Melbourne Cup told their tales of the hard-fought race – with plenty happy with how they went, and plenty who found their horses unable to last through the very fast pace of the race.

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Melbourne Cup 2014: Full finishing order

German trained horse Protectionist has claimed the 2014 Melbourne Cup. He strode home to beat perennial bridesmaid Red Cadeaux and Who Shot Thebarman in third.

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[VIDEO] Melbourne Cup 2014: Race replay, highlights

The 2014 Melbourne Cup has been claimed by Protectionist, ahead of Red Cadeaux and Who Shot Thebarman. Catch up on all the action from the race with The Roar‘s highlights.

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The 2014 Melbourne Cup was won by Protectionist, followed by Red Cadeaux and Who Shot Thebarman.

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Melbourne Cup 2014: Admire Rakti confirmed dead in post-Cup tragedy

2014 Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti finished a long last. He looked like a contender early, before his jockey eased him right out of the race to finish last at a slow walk.

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The 2014 Melbourne Cup has been won by Protectionist, with the German horse ridden by jockey Ryan Moore storming clear to win.

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Melbourne Cup 2014: Who won, who came last

The 2014 Melbourne Cup has been won by Protectionist, with Red Cadeaux in second, and Who Shot Thebarman in third, with Signoff running fourth. Last place was favourite Admire Rakti, who was hurt during the race and later sadly passed away.

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Melbourne Cup 2014: Individual horse analysis, tips and preview

Who will win the 2014 Melbourne Cup? It’s the question you need an answer to, and we’ve previewed each horse in detail with tips and predictions for the race that stops a nation.

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The Melbourne Cup during the Melbourne Cup parade.

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Signoff wins the Lexus Stakes

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A fan watches horse racing. AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST

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

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Admire Rakti ridden by Zac Purton wins the Caulfield Cup

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2014 Melbuorne Cup hopeful Cavalryman

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Admire Rakti ridden by Zac Purton wins the Caulfield Cup

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The Roar of the crowd

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An historical guide to the 2015 Expressway Stakes

It’s not quite Autumn racing yet, but the 2015 Expressway Stakes might still have some bearing, especially with some quality Group 1 gallopers resuming from a spell.

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Protectionist set to resume, eyes Group 1 Australian Cup

All eyes will be on the resuming Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist when the former German stayer resumes from a spell in a trial next week ahead of an upcoming Australian Cup campaign.

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Mourinho a horse for the true believers

By Brent Ford, 28 Jan 2015
Mourinho a horse for the true believers

While all eyes were on the return of Dissident on Saturday it was a horse bought at the 2009 Inglis Sales for $36,000 that again stole the show.

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Victoria Cup 2015: The field of dreams

By Cody Winnell, 27 Jan 2015
Victoria Cup 2015: The field of dreams

The anticipation ahead of the Victoria Cup is palpable.

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2015 Thomas North Manfred Stakes: Race 6, 4:20pm AEDT – I’ve had a quick look at this Australia Day race, once again trying to find a few historical factors that could unlock the winner of this years edition.

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Rising star Elite Belle dies

By Brent Ford, 14 Jan 2015

In one of the sadder stories from this year Rising Western Australian and Group 1 winning mare Elite Belle has passed away.

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Picking greyhound winners at the Paws of Thunder

By Strummer Jones, 10 Jan 2015
Picking greyhound winners at the Paws of Thunder

The $200,000 Group 1 Paws of Thunder carnival kicks of Saturday night at Sydney’s city racetrack Wentworth Park, with eight heat events. The final will be run Saturday 17 January which will combine the best runners from these events.

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Magic Millions 3YO Guineas preview

By Brent Ford, 10 Jan 2015

A mouth-watering race awaits us as we get our first true taste of quality racing in 2015, with the Magic Millions three-year-olds battling it out over 1400 metres for $1 million in prize money.

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$2million Classic Magic Millions preview

By Richard Hosnell, 9 Jan 2015
$2million Classic Magic Millions preview

This is the feature race of the day and it looks a very open affair. With storms forecast for Friday and rain on Saturday, the track currently rated heavy is like to be downgraded even further.

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Real Love lived up to all the hype of her favouritism and showed why she is going to be a star of the future with a gutsy start-to-finish victory in yesterday’s $500,000 Perth Cup (2400m) at Ascot.

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Short-term deal between TVN and Sky looks set to end racing punters’ agony

A short-term deal may be struck between TVN and Sky Racing in what could be Christmas come early for many punters across Australia who have been without vision of New South Wales and Victorian meetings for five days.

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Sky loses rights to Victorian and NSW meetings

In one of the most incredible days off the track and in a throwback to a decade ago where a Sky blackout threatened the vision of racing, TABs in both Victoria and New South Wales were limited to audio of racing in both NSW and Victoria yesterday.

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Race 7 at Doomben is the Lough Neagh Stakes over 1350m, run at 4:43pm local (5.43pm AEDT). Let’s start this preview with a look at the history of the race.

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Should Junoob’s owners sue Chris Waller?

By Brent Ford, 18 Dec 2014

The decision to fine Chris Waller just $30,000 after his horse Junoob was disqualified from the Metropolitan for having a banned substance in his system is an outrage.

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Hong Kong International Races preview and selections

As the end of the year approaches, there’s a big weekend of racing to get through before we can dig into our Christmas presents.

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Hong Kong’s best racing of 2014: Hong Kong Cup, Sprint, Champions Mile and Vase

It’s that time of year again where Hong Kong takes centre stage on the World Racing scene. Hong Kong’s quartet of world-renowned races consistently feature some of the best equine talent from Europe, North America, Japan, UAE, Australasia, and, of course the local contingent.

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Queensland racing has given itself a push into the future - will the rest of the industry follow? (AAP Image/Dan Peled).

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Trainer Gai Waterhouse reacts after winning the Melbourne Cup with her horse Fiorente at the Melbourne Cup 2013

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Peter Moody-trained Moment of Change (AAP Image/Julian Smith)

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