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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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Caulfield Cup set for shock change, but the reasons don’t stack up

The Caulfield Cup is one of Australia’s great handicaps over 2400m, first run in 1879. One of the races of the year looks like it will be set for a dramatic and underwhelming shift to weight-for-age conditions.

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Flemington Super Saturday: Group 1 Previews and Tips

Super Saturday is one of the marquee race meetings of the Melbourne autumn, bringing with it the Australian Cup and the Newmarket Handicap.

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Payne’s fine after blame game, and the Magic Man’s magnificent eight

Michelle Payne gave her opinion on the Flemington track surface and manager Mick Goodie over the weekend and was fined $1500 for her troubles by Racing Victoria stewards.

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Breaking down the biggest problem facing the trots

Absence, we are reliably informed, makes the heart go fonder. Unfortunately, it can also make you irrelevant, which is what many of harness racing’s best horses are going to be for the next six to eight months.

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Group 1 Randwick Guineas and Canterbury Stakes: Tips and previews

Yesterday, we looked at the Australian Guineas, which looks quite a deep race, and poked a bit of fun at the fact that there are two Group 1 Guineas over 1600m for the three-year-olds being run on the same day.

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Group 1 Australian Guineas: Tips and preview

This Saturday is Guineas day. “Which Guineas?” I hear you ask.

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What can Winx do to become one of our best ever?

Winx is simply a sensation – far too good for any of her opposition and barring disaster, she’s well on her way to being one of Australia’s best horses.

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Cherrypicking a winner: The ins and outs of sports betting

It’s my firm belief that the tipping industry pre-dates the racing industry. In fact, if you’re willing to be esoteric in your definition of ‘tipping’, you could argue that the prophets were the original tipsters.

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Jockey Hugh Bowman riding Minx.

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Sepoy - Horse Racing - Blue Diamond winner

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Flemington Racecourse

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Jockey James Doyle on Hartnell.

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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 Dwayne Dunn celebrates riding the Hawkes trained All Too Hard to victory ahead of the pre-race favourite Pierro in the Caulfield Guineas

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Darren Gauci

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Jockey Hugh Bowman riding Minx.

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Past the Post: Rosehill wrap

By Adam Page, 27 Mar 2017
Past the Post: Rosehill wrap

It was an interesting meeting at Rosehill on Saturday, where we saw a host of runners finishing off nearer the inside to go close or indeed claim the victory. The highlight was clearly Jameka and her BMW (2400m) spank job.

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American champion Arrogate has backed up his win at the richest race in the world in January with a win on Saturday in the Dubai World Cup, which just happens to be the second richest race in the world.

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Behind The Barriers: Five bets for the weekend

It looks a really good betting outlook of racing right across Australia this weekend, with the focus being mainly on Rosehill for BMW Day.

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The five most extraordinary wins of this century

After watching Winx win the George Ryder with an ease rarely seen at the top level, I reflected on the most extraordinary wins of this century of racing.

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Winx should climb Everest

By Sean Blaylock, 24 Mar 2017 New author!
Winx should climb Everest

On October 24 Winx shouldn’t be running in the Caulfield Stakes – she should be running in The Everest: a $10 million 1200m race to be run at Randwick. A highly historic occasion.

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Saturday Sure Things: BMW Day preview

By Adam Page, 24 Mar 2017
Saturday Sure Things: BMW Day preview

The Golden Slipper Carnival at Rosehill wraps up this Saturday with a cracking program, headlined by a Group 1 double-header, the BMW (2400m) and the Vinery Stud (2000m). Here is my look at the bumper card.

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Where have all the good horses gone?

The horse racing industry is currently in a rut. There is an unfortunate irony playing out as a result of irresistible amounts of money being offered for breeding rights and young racing prospects.

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Nikolic’s racing comeback again rejected, career now hangs by a thread

Veteran jockey Danny Nikolic’s future in the saddle looks to be all but sealed after his appeal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) for a reinstated riding license was rejected.

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Moonee Valley quaddie preview for Friday, 24th of March

This week I’m changing things up a little and previewing the Moonee Valley Friday night meeting where the William Reid is the Group 1 highlight on a very good card of racing.

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How to turn $20,000 into $2 million, by She Will Reign

When She Will Reign passed the post on Saturday to win the Golden Slipper at Rosehill, there were few who knew how much that $2 million winners prize money was actually worth.

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2017 Golden Slipper: Racing live updates, blog, result

The eyes of the racing community will turn to Rosehill today for the 2017 Golden Slipper stakes, and picking the winner this year is going to be as hard as it’s been for quite a while. Join The Roar for all the live coverage and late mail from 4:30pm (AEDT).

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Winx goes for 16 straight: George Ryder Stakes live blog, results

In what is shaping up to be a co-main event to the Golden Slipper, the George Ryder Stakes will be highlighted by champion mare Winx and her quest to keep the winning streak alive. Join The Roar from 2:45pm (AEDT) for all the live race updates, blog and results.

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Houtzen, the Slipper’s outside barrier specialist

When trainer Toby Edmonds picked up the little white ball that read ’16’ during the barrier draw for the Golden Slipper many thought that might be it for the pre-race favourite, but Edmonds has been far from worried.

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Saturday sure things: Golden Slipper Day preview

One of the real great days on the Australian racing calendar is the Golden Slipper Day and it comes around finally this Saturday at Rosehill.

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Flemington quaddie preview: Saturday, March 18th

By Jarrod Kurpiel, 16 Mar 2017
Flemington quaddie preview: Saturday, March 18th

Racing comes to us this week from Flemington with a solid card of racing supporting the big Sydney meeting. As usual I will be going through the early quaddie and the regular (late) quaddie, so lets get stuck into it!

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Favourites come out worse for wear after Golden Slipper barrier draw

The Golden Slipper final barrier draw has been revealed for the big race on Saturday with plenty of big movements coming out of the draw, including pre-race favourites Houtzen and She Will Reign coming out worse for wear leading into the $3.5 million race.

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Almandin ridden by jockey Kerrin McEvoy leads the field to win the $6million Melbourne Cup, followed by Heartbreak City, at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Tuesday. Nov. 1, 2016

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Darren Weir with the 2015 Melbourne Cup (AAP/Julian Smith)

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Horses in the straight at Flemington racecourse

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Almandin ridden by jockey Kerrin McEvoy leads the field to win the $6million Melbourne Cup, followed by Heartbreak City, at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Tuesday. Nov. 1, 2016

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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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Horses in the straight at Flemington racecourse

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EXOSPHERE ridden by James Mcdonald

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Horses racing at Caulfield racecourse

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Horses racing at Caulfield racecourse

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