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Racing on the Harbour Bridge: A cunning stunt?

Horse racing over the Sydney Harbour Bridge wasn’t a late April Fools joke – some budding English entrepreneurs appear to be serious about creating a track on Sydney’s famous landmark.

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Bravo Greg Miles, on a masterful career

Champions retire when they are good and ready, and race caller Greg Miles is every inch a champion.

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

The Championships are over, but the Group 1 racing in Sydney continues for another week, which will actually turn into two when the Sydney Cup is re-run next Saturday.

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Winx dominates again, but the stars don’t seem as bright after tragedy

There were extraordinary scenes at Randwick on Saturday, and while Winx furthered her incredible record, the sensational mid-race cancellation of the Sydney Cup due to a fall, and a death in country racing, gave us all pause.

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Winx wins 17 in a row at Queen Elizabeth

Winx has claimed a seventeenth consecutive victory with a win at the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, easily defeating her next-best competitor Hartnell by five and a quarter lengths.

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The Championships Day 2 tips: Group 1 previews

Day 1 of the Championships last Saturday was initially marred by a savage rails bias that is becoming all too prevalent at marquee racing meetings in this country, but all was forgotten after Chautauqua’s stunning, stupendous and unforgettable TJ Smith win.

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Chautauqua is our best sprinter since Black Caviar

Who would disagree that Chautauqua is our best elite sprinter since the best ever in Black Caviar?

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The Championships Day 1 tips – Group 1 previews

Welcome to Day 1 of The Championships, Randwick’s signature carnival, where there is plenty of cash up for grabs and the best horses, jockeys and trainers in the land converge on Sydney for their chance at autumn riches.

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Jameka’s BMW brilliance, and Arrogate shows he’s one of the best

The weekend gave us two big, big performances from our next-best mare and one of their possible greats.

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Melbourne and Sydney Group 1 tips and previews

We’ve reached the last Victorian Group 1 of the racing season, the William Reid Stakes, to be run over 1200m under weight-for-age conditions.

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Winx is Australia’s best athlete by far, but not everyone is a believer

Winx won again, gloriously. That wouldn’t be surprising except for the following:

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2017 Golden Slipper: Start time, date, field, live stream, TV, how to watch

The 2017 edition of the Golden Slipper will be raced on Saturday, March 18 at Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney.

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Golden Slipper Day: Group 1 tips and preview

It’s Rosehill’s biggest day of the year, and one of the best days on the racing calendar. Yesterday, we looked at the Golden Slipper and George Ryder, but there are still another three Group 1s to go.

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2017 Golden Slipper: Full runner-by-runner preview and tips for two-year-old scamper

The Golden Slipper has stood the test of time as one of the “big four” of Australian racing, the only Sydney race to hold the status.

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Saturday’s racing the best in ages: A wet Slipper, Winx, Ranvet, and more

The rain at Rosehill shouldn’t stop us from seeing one of the most open Golden Slippers in years, on a big day of racing. We’ll also see Winx and Chautauqua in the George Ryder, the Ranvet, Galaxy, Rosehill Guineas and more.

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Racing on Good Friday is here, and it’s a rare opportunity for the sport

Racing at this time of year is usually for following horses into Group 1 wins, but suddenly there’s so much happening the form needs to be put aside for a second.

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Horses racing at Caulfield racecourse

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Flemington Racecourse

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Harness racing in South Australia

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Jockey Craig Williams rides Criterion to win Race 9

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Exosphere horse racing

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Horses in the straight at Flemington racecourse

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Jockey Hugh Bowman riding Minx.

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The Roar of the crowd

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Saturday Sure Things: Weekend preview

By Adam Page, 22 Apr 2017
Saturday Sure Things: Weekend preview

The Autumn Carnival might be winding down, but there is still some really good racing right across Australia this weekend. Here is my look at some of the key races.

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Behind the Barriers: Five bets for the weekend

There is some really good racing right across the board this Saturday in Australia, and there are plenty of winners to be found. Here are my five key bets for Saturday.

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Mahuta finally set for return to the track

By Connor Bennett, 20 Apr 2017
Mahuta finally set for return to the track

The Darren Weir-trained Mahuta will finally make his return to the track after a 33-week spell that has seen the horse out of action since September of last year.

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A horse race on the Harbour Bridge?

By Connor Bennett, 17 Apr 2017
A horse race on the Harbour Bridge?

Amazingly, we could see a horse race run on the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge within the next 18 months.

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Monday sure things: Five bets for Easter Monday

The guts are full thanks to the Easter Bunny, but the wallet took a caning no doubt. Well it’s time to fill that up with public holiday racing on Monday, so here are my five bets for the afternoon.

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Sacred Elixir spelled for spring

By Connor Bennett, 13 Apr 2017
Sacred Elixir spelled for spring

Trainer Tony Pike has made the decision to pull three-year-old Sacred Elixir from his planned trip to Brisbane, spelling the gelding in preparation for the spring season.

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Jockey Darren Jones passes and Almoonqith euthanised in Sydney Cup drama

In a horror weekend for the racing community, champion horse Almoonqith and veteran jockey Darren Jones have both lost their lives in unfortunate and tragic circumstances.

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Cautious optimism for NSW greyhound racing

By Nathan Absalom, 9 Apr 2017
Cautious optimism for NSW greyhound racing

The long, drawn out political process for greyhound racing in NSW is nearing completion. Last week the government passed legislation that almost entirely mirrors the recommendations of the Greyhound Industry Reform Panel, headed by Morris Iemma.

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Behind The Barriers: Five bets for the weekend

The focus might be on Randwick and the Championships, but there is still some quality racing across Australia on Saturday. There are winners to be found, as well as some value, so here are my five bets for this Saturday.

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Saturday Sure Things: Championships Day 2 preview

Winx is the Queen of Australian racing, and indeed the world.

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Where have all the good horses gone: My solution

By Nathan Blaylock, 6 Apr 2017
Where have all the good horses gone: My solution

Since writing my prior article on the early retirement of our best horses – “Where have all the good horses gone” – I have been ruminating over a solution.

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Medaglia d’Oro colt fetches two million dollar price tag

A colt of champion American stallion Medaglia d’Oro has been auctioned off for a hefty $2.4 million on the second day of the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sales.

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Chautauqua: The richest sprinter in Australian history, who might get a little richer

Chautauqua has become the first Australian sprinter to break the $8 million mark on Saturday, pulling off an incredible finish from out of nowhere to not only completely sink the heart of Gai Waterhouse, but also win his third TJ Smith Stakes in a row.

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Past the Post: Championships day one wrap

Bias, bias, bias…well, it did dominate talk at Randwick on Saturday, but a mighty grey horse gave us something else to talk about and remember forever. It was an interesting first day of the Championships, so here is my take on it.

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Behind the Barriers: Five bets for the weekend

The focus might be on Randwick and the Championships, but there is still some quality racing across Australia on Saturday. There are winners to be found, as well as some value, so here are my five bets for this Saturday.

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Saturday Sure Things: Championships Day One preview

The grand finals of Australian racing are the Championships and it finally comes around this Saturday with day one highlighted by four spectacular majors, the pick clearly being the Doncaster Mile (1600m). Here is my look at the bumper ten race card.

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Huge crowds gather at Royal Randwick Racecourse

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Models Bambi Northwood-Blythe and Gigi Hadid pose with Luiz Mattos in the Emirates Marquee, Melbourne Cup Day 2014

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EXOSPHERE ridden by James Mcdonald

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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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EXOSPHERE ridden by James Mcdonald

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