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Highland Reel: The best ever international raider to come to Australia?

Highland Reel’s sensational win in the Group 1 Hong Kong Vase poses a question: Was this the best international raider ever to run in Australia?

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Inter Dominion Grand Final buzz, and Lloyd Williams reloads for the Melbourne Cup yet again

The $1.1 million Group 1 Inter Dominion series has had three sensational heats with it all to come down to the Grand Final over 2936m at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

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Williams’ admission raises questions for racing fans – and stewards

Lloyd Williams declaring he is the head trainer at Macedon Lodge has seen a wave of reactions, but the real question is if anything will be done about it.

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Zipping Classic: Almandin on class, Big Duke on form, or The Taj?

Almandin was our 2017 Melbourne Cup tip, but after a shocking ride in that race, the ex-German stayer finds himself in the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown on Saturday.

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Cup week a story of the old and new

The Flemington carnival is always about a mixture of old faces and new, it’s just a matter of the balance from year to year.

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2017 Emirates Stakes Day: Tips and preview

The Flemington carnival is a week all racing fans look forward to, but it can also feel like a long one when in the midst of it.

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Cheers to Pinot as Gai Waterhouse claims the Oaks

Pinot has recorded a surprise victory in the VRC Oaks to give Gai Waterhouse her first win in the race.

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2017 Oaks Day tips and preview

Our half time break is over, and we’re heading into the premiership quarter of Cup week at Flemington.

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Melbourne Cup 2017: Winners and losers

The 2017 Melbourne Cup was taken out by Rekindling in another two-horse duel down the straight, narrowly overcoming Johannes Vermeer.

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Pulling apart the 2017 Melbourne Cup

Another Melbourne Cup run and won. Another Lloyd Williams trophy in the cabinet at Macedon Lodge.

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The day the voice of Matthew Hill, on Melbourne Cup debut, was more important than all the world leaders

The coincidence was too strong to ignore.

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Melbourne Cup 2017 finishing order: Rekindling wins in thrilling finish

Rekindling has won the 2017 Melbourne Cup, finishing ahead of Johannes Vermeer and Max Dynamite in second and third places respectively to claim the richest handicap race in the world.

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Rekindling wins the 2017 Melbourne Cup from Johannes Vermeer

Rekindling has won the 2017 Melbourne cup in a thrilling three-horse finish that saw the Lloyd Williams-owned horse take it at the post by half a length over Johannes Vermeer.

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WATCH: What did the winners say after the 2017 Melbourne Cup?

Rekindling has taken out the 2017 Melbourne Cup by less than half a length to Johannes Vermeer and Max Dynamite who rounded out the top three.

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Melbourne Cup 2017: Place, Exacta, First 4 betting winners

The 2017 Melbourne Cup has been won by $15 chance Rekindling ahead of Johannes Vermeer and Max Dynamite. Here are all the winners for exotic betting options.

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Who won the 2017 Melbourne Cup?

Rekindling was the winner of the 2017 Melbourne Cup, defeating Johannes Vermeer in second, with Max Dynamite and Big Duke round out the first four.

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Amelie's Star

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Johannes Vermeer

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Who Shot Thebarman

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The Roar of the crowd

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Behind the Barriers: Five bets for Tuesday

There are three TAB meetings across Australia this Tuesday, with my main focus being at Rockhampton where there are a couple of things worth keeping your eyes on. Here are the five best bets for Tuesday.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for Monday

By Adam Page, 18 Dec 2017
Behind the barriers: Five bets for Monday

Victorian racing on Mondays will cease during the warmer months, so the focus this Monday is on a couple of meetings in New South Wales, namely Taree, supported by Narromine.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for the weekend

I’m back before Christmas looking to fill some stockings. Last time I did the five bets Mrs Gardenia, Veranes and Get The Picture all did the job nicely for us.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for the weekend

Bit of a flop last Saturday with the five bets. Wet track against Mr Garcia, Plague Stone beat himself and the other pair were ordinary.

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2017 Winterbottom Stakes preview and betting strategy

The Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) is always a tough sprint race to triumph in. It brings together the best of the local WA gallopers against the eastern state raiders who usually go over as an afterthought.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for Tuesday

There are three TAB meetings across Australia this Tuesday, with my main focus being at Rockhampton where I think there are a couple of things. Here are the five bets for Tuesday.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for Monday

By Adam Page, 27 Nov 2017
Behind the barriers: Five bets for Monday

Bit of a flop last Saturday with the five bets. Wet track against Mr Garcia, Plague Stone beat himself and the other pair were ordinary.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for the weekend

After a little freshen up after the Spring Carnival we’re ready to go for Saturday’s racing. We are looking for five winners for the afternoon, so here are the five bets for the weekend.

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The public has got it wrong about racing

By Nathan Absalom, 23 Nov 2017
The public has got it wrong about racing

Every year around Melbourne Cup time there are seems to be a series of articles heavily critical of horse racing, most are easily dismissed as transparent virtue signalling rather than a serious discussion of animal welfare.

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Form has Winx as the best racehorse in the world – even if the rankings don’t

In the past fortnight, the World’s Best Racehorse Rankings have been updated, with American horse Arrogate rated two points higher than Winx from Australia, who is two clear again of Cracksman from Great Britain.

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Cup runneth under: How to improve Aussie horses’ chances

Another year, another running of the $6 million International Benefit, also known as the Melbourne Cup.

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Handicapping the Darley Classic

By kv joef, 11 Nov 2017
Handicapping the Darley Classic

On Tuesday I detailed my working of a traditional handicap. Today we will have a look at a set-weight race – the Darley Classic, a 1200-metre run under weight-for-age conditions (WFA).

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for the weekend

Fair to say we stunk up the joint at Flemington on Derby Day, but thankfully Black On Gold and Carzoff got the job done. We are looking for five winners for the afternoon, so here are the five bets for the weekend.

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Saturday sure things: Emirates Stakes Day preview

Cup week at Flemington wraps up this Saturday with Emirates Stakes Day, with the 2000 metre Group l feature attracting a high-quality field. Here is my look at the quaddie legs on the program.

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The Melbourne Cup is still important

By Pat Hornidge, 10 Nov 2017
The Melbourne Cup is still important

On Tuesday night, Greg Baum wrote a piece for The Age which stopped just short of calling the Melbourne Cup dead, as both a race and an event.

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NSW Auditor-General highlights false greyhound racing coverage

Last week the NSW Auditor-General published a scathing report into the ill-fated advertising campaign to ban greyhound racing.

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Regal Monarch Joao Moreira fall Melbourne Cup day

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Melbourne Cup 2016

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Johannes Vermeer

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Amelie's Star

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Flemington Racecourse

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

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Marmelo

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