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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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Melbourne Cup 2016: Who won, came last

The 2016 Melbourne Cup has been won by Almandin, with Heartbreak City in second, pre-race favourite Hartnell in third and Qewy in fourth place.

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2016 Melbourne Cup: Winners and losers

Australia’s richest horse race has been taken out by Almandin taking out the 2016 Melbourne Cup in a tight finish, over Heartbreak City.

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Melbourne Cup 2016: The complete finishing order

The Melbourne Cup has been run for another year, with Almandin the first horse past the post. Here is the complete finishing order for the race that stops the nation.

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WATCH: 2016 Melbourne Cup replay, highlights

It was another star-studded field that took to Flemington for the 156th running of the Melbourne Cup, as racing fans around the globe paused to witness how history would be written in 2016.

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The 2016 Melbourne Cup won by Almandin was all about tempo. The speed set throughout gave the staying types a chance and made those without distance in their legs gasp for air.

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Melbourne Cup 2016: What the winning jockey said

The winning jockey for the 2016 Melbourne Cup Kerrin McEvoy fhas given an absolute belter of an interview after the race, putting the heat right on his pregnant wife!

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Melbourne Cup 2016: What the winning owner and trainer said

Lloyd Williams is now the first owner ever to win the Melbourne Cup five times, with Almandin ridden by Kerrin McEvoy winning the 156th running of the great race.

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2016 Melbourne Cup: Winning exacta, quinella, trifecta and first four

The 2016 Melbourne Cup didn’t see a shock upset like last year when Prince of Penzance took victory, but it wasn’t the most favoured horses picking up the first four places in the field.

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Melbourne Cup prize money: How much does the winner take home?

Every year racing fans across Australia and the globe pause and turn their focus to Flemington for the running of the Melbourne Cup.

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Melbourne Cup Day 2016: Full results from every race

This post will be updated throughout the day with full results from every race on Melbourne Cup Day. While the famous two-mile dash for the Melbourne Cup headlines the first Tuesday in November, there are nine other races on throughout the day.

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Travis Cloke and Rebeccah Penozza with the Melbourne Cup on Derby Day

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Glen Boss rides Makybe Diva to win the 2005 Melbourne Cup

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Strapper Naima Kermarrec brushes the Robert Smerdon Mosheen.

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Jameka's impressive Caulfield Cup win has resulted in a 1.5kg Melbourne Cup for Ciaron Maher's star mare.

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Jockey James Doyle on Hartnell.

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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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Ryan Moore kisses the Melbourne Cup after he rode Protectionist to victory at the 2014 Melbourne Cup

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Criterion ridden by Micheal Walker

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Are falls in racing just an occupational hazard?

By Sebastian Quinn, 6 Dec 2016
Are falls in racing just an occupational hazard?

Three jockeys have been hospitalised and a horse was put down following a scary fall in South East Queensland.

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Vale Bill Skelton

By Observer, 29 Nov 2016

Vale champion jockey Bill Skelton, who has passed away in his native New Zealand aged 85.

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One of the most exciting mares in world racing is expected to contest Victoria’s Summer of Glory carnival.

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Punters are torn after night one of the Inter Dominion heats at Gloucester Park in Perth.

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Brilliant Victorian pacer Lennytheshark has taken out the first heat of the 2016 Inter Dominion at Gloucester Park, Western Australia.

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Saturday Sure Things: Ascot and Eagle Farm preview

The Masters in Perth continues at Ascot this Saturday, highlighted by the Group l Winterbottom Stakes (1200m), where we will see a ripping clash between Group l winners Terravista and Malaguerra.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for Saturday

The Spring Carnival might be done and dusted, but there is still a little gap between now and Christmas.

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Saturday Sure Things: Ascot and Ballarat preview

The best racing Perth has to offer kicks off this Saturday at Ascot with week one of the Masters, highlighted of course by the Railway Stakes (1600m).

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The whip rule: Go for home

By Adam Page, 13 Nov 2016
The whip rule: Go for home

The whip rule is raising its ugly head again and quite frankly, I would rather the head be chopped off for good.

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Past the post: Zipping Classic Day wrap

By Adam Page, 13 Nov 2016

The Spring Carnival continued to wind down on Saturday, with Sandown getting their day in the spotlight with Zipping Classic Day.

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Blowing up the latest world rankings that place Winx in third

Winx ranked third to Arrogate and California Chrome in the latest release of the official IFHA (International Federation of Horseracing Associations) racehorse rankings.

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Saturday Sure Things: Zipping Classic Day preview

The long awaited return to Sandown is finally here on Saturday for Zipping Classic Day.

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The foreign invaders take the riches again

The foreign invaders have once again scooped the pool at this year’s Melbourne Cup and their domination doesn’t look like ending anytime soon, which raises the question: why isn’t the number of foreign horses that are allowed to run in the Melbourne Cup capped by the Victorian Racing Club?

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Saturday sure things: Emirates Stakes Day preview

The Melbourne Cup Carnival has been brilliant but the best is saved for last, with a couple of cracking Group l events coming this Saturday.

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Oaks Day Sure Things: Tips and best bets on Ladies Day

If you followed my Melbourne Cup tips, hopefully your pockets are the equivalent of Lloyd Williams’.

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How and why the Melbourne Cup became a race without Australian horses

Thirty years ago the late, great racing writer Bill Whittaker said the Golden Slipper would destroy the production of Australian stayers.

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Melbourne Cup 2016

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Melbourne Cup 2016

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Melbourne Cup racegoers

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Jockey James Doyle on Hartnell.

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

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

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Horses in the straight at Flemington racecourse

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Ryan Moore and Protectionist race ahead of the field to win the 2014 Melbourne Cup

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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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