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Should trainers be accountable for their comments to the media?

As evidenced on Saturday, trainers have such a strong influence on markets that it is only a matter of time before racing’s integrity comes under fire.

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The 2014 Melbourne Cup topweight conundrum

It is seemingly impossible to win a Melbourne Cup with any more than 57kg, and 2014′s Melbourne Cup is unusual in that there there is no obvious topweight horse, and accordingly, no obvious favourite.

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Secrets of picking winners in the mounting yard

Star Rolling won the big race at Caulfield last Saturday at the nice price of $10. Most experts forgot to tell you he was among the chances. Were there signs?

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Kennett nails issue but smashes thumb with solution

Well done Jeff Kennett. You said a lot of things which administrators needed to hear and you said it their backyard. But one solution you offered would cripple the industry much faster than doing nothing.

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Five jockeys to watch in 2014-15

Following jockeys can be just as exciting as following a horse. When you back one early in their career to be a star and it pans out, you are a genius.

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Aurie’s Star 2014: A ‘Crackerjack’ spring awaits!

Spring racing is upon us with the Aurie’s Star in Victoria and the Missile Stakes in Sydney suddenly appearing on the landscape, jolting punters out of their winter slumber.

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Top jockeys? What the stats don’t tell you…

Season’s end, a new start. It’s time to give credit to top jockeys of the racing year that finished on July 31. But we all know that statistics lie, they cheat, they withhold the full truth.

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It’s au revoir, as Dunaden hangs up his racing plates

You may honour Dunaden as a star of the Australian turf, with his glorious wins in the 2011 Melbourne Cup and 2012 Caulfield Cup. French racing fans know that he is theirs, ‘un globe-trotter’, world traveller and world beater.

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Nick Kyrgios can send his Wimbledon thanks to a Melbourne Cup pioneer

Yes, there is a link between the Melbourne Cup and last week’s events at Royal Ascot and Wimbledon. Stick with me and I’ll explain.

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No World Cup, but Steven Pateman is an unknown champion

Ok, it’s a bit less glamorous than Brazil, but on Sunday jockey Steven Pateman completed his seventh jumps win for the season, a significant accomplishment for a first-class Australian sportsman.

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Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara: Preview and Tips

The Australian racing season’s last Group 1 is upon us, 294 days after the first.

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The best horse race and the best ride in Australia

Forget those Group 1 races in Brisbane. The best race and the best ride in Australia on Saturday were in the $100,000 Stayers Cup at Royal Randwick.

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2014 Stradbroke Handicap: Preview and tips

Saturday is Queensland’s biggest raceday, three Group 1s including the state’s feature race, the Stradbroke Handicap.

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It’s Queensland’s time to shine with Group 1 racing at the moment, but this Saturday will be a little darker due to the passing of popular Sydney trainer Guy Walter.

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BREAKING: Zoustar to be retired

Breaking: Sydney trainer Chris Waller has announced on Wednesday morning that Zoustar will be retired, withdrawn from Royal Ascot with suspensory ligament injury, and retired.

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V8 Supercars veteran Craig Lowndes picked up where he left off on Saturday to secure his second back-to-back pole position in Perth.

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Racing fans line up for the start of Race 9 at Derby Day Randwick. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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A fan watches horse racing. AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST

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It's A Dundeel claims the Underwood Stakes ahead of odds-on favourite Atlantic Jewel. (AAP Image/David Crosling)

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Glyn Schofield on Boban (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

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Glenn Boss aboard Puissance de Lune

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Jockey Craig Newitt riding Lankan Rupee

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Lankan Rupee strides to victory in the T.J. Smith Stakes (Photo: Racingandsports.com.au)

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The Roar of the crowd

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2014 Memsie Stakes preview, live blog, tips and results

Group 1 racing returns today with the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield at 4:40pm (AEST). Join The Roar at 4:15pm (AEST) where we’ll keep you updated on all the betting moves and how the horses are shaping up in the mounting yard.

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Six spring racing predictions

By Brent Ford, 29 Aug 2014

Nothing says spring racing like fresh cut grass, fast horses, and well-dressed fillies! The champagne is bubbly and the best stayers and sprinters are about to embark on Group 1 glory.

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Memsie Stakes 2014: Horse-by-horse preview and tips

This time honoured race really does make it official – Spring racing has begun!

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Group 1 Memsie Stakes 1400m preview and tips

By Richard Hosnell, 27 Aug 2014
Group 1 Memsie Stakes 1400m preview and tips

The first Group 1 race of Spring has finally arrived, and it looks like an interesting one with a good mix of serious contenders and horses that are resuming and looking to put in some nice performances.

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Saturday 23/08 Review: Horses to watch this Spring

Preparation for the big Spring races resumed at Randwick & Moonee Valley on the weekend.

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2014 Warwick Stakes preview

By Brent Ford, 22 Aug 2014

It’s nearly the end of winter and the smell of the spring carnival is just around the corner. The group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick is going to give us another tantalising taste of the spring.

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Spring racing has arrived at Moonee Valley and the Group 2 Carlyon Stakes (1200m) sees the return of some very fast and talented sprinters. A few have already raced at Group class level, whilst others have shown great promise and could easily step up to that grade.

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The Roar’s horses to watch this Spring

By BrisburghPhil, 21 Aug 2014
The Roar’s horses to watch this Spring

Saturday’s racing in the San Domenico Stakes and the Vain Stakes, among others, unearthed a few more runners that we should keep an eye on this Spring.

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NSW greyhound Bessy Boo is unknown outside greyhound racing circles, but the dog with the bitch name could become one of the most unlikely national greyhound champions of all time on Saturday in Perth.

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Warwick Stakes preview

By Richard Hosnell, 20 Aug 2014

Although it is still winter, this Saturday’s Warwick Stakes Day at Royal Randwick is widely regarded as the first day of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and what a cracker of a start it is shaping up to be!

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2014 P.B. Lawrence Stakes preview, live blog, tips and results

The tease of Spring and the return of star grey Puissance De Lune add plenty of intrigue to today’s $200,000 Group II P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m). Join The Roar from 4:15pm (AEST) for a preview, live blog and review post race.

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Quality Quezette field to showcase filly talent

By BrisburghPhil, 15 Aug 2014
Quality Quezette field to showcase filly talent

After a Blue Diamond win at this track by two year-old Filly Earthquake, and a dominant Fillies Autumn in the rich two-year-olds events in Sydney, this season’s three-year-old Fillies start off their spring campaigns.

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PB Lawrence Stakes preview

By Brent Ford, 15 Aug 2014

Puissance De Lune will make his return to racing after a 10-month spell where the stallion underwent surgery to fix a tendon injury.

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Missile Stakes 2014 review and looking forward

By BrisburghPhil, 14 Aug 2014

This years’ rendition was a very competitive one thanks to a good tempo set by the winner Sweet Idea.

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Cox Plate favourite Carlton House retired

By Brent Ford, 12 Aug 2014

Racing fans won’t see Carlton House running around race track’s this spring. The horse, still at the top of its game, has been retired to stud.

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2014 Missile Stakes preview

By Brent Ford, 8 Aug 2014

The 2014 Missile Stakes held at Royal Randwick feels like Christmas come early for racing fans with this year’s edition of the race giving us a quality taste of what is to come this spring.

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People enjoy watching the horses within the Theatre of Horses at Derby Day Randwick. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Trainer Gai Waterhouse reacts after winning the Melbourne Cup with her horse Fiorente at the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AAP Image/David Crosling)

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Glen Boss and John O'Shea

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