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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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Blue Diamond day: Group 1 previews and tips

Blue Diamond day at Caulfield is one of the marquee race days of what we usually call the Melbourne autumn, even though it always falls in summer.

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Does the Blue Diamond barrier draw matter?

The Group 1 Blue Diamond (1200m) field of 2017 had their barriers drawn yesterday, and if you’re from the David Hayes/Ben Hayes/Tom Dabernig stable, you might be wondering if you kicked a black cat.

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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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Nash Rawiller salutes on the straight at Randwick 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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The Roar of the crowd

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Moonee Valley quaddie preview 17th of June

By Jarrod Kurpiel, 16 Jun 2017
Moonee Valley quaddie preview 17th of June

Racing this Saturday the 17th of June comes to us from Moonee Valley where as per usual I will run through my thoughts on the early quaddie and the regular/late quaddie, let’s hope we can snag a result!

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Racing Victoria increase apprentice jockey age among changes

Racing Victoria has continued their push towards the health, safety and regulation of apprentice jockeys, pushing the minimum riding age up after taking in the details of an independent report.

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Past the post: Doomben and Flemington blackbookers

Doomben hosted Stradbroke Day on Saturday and it proved to be an afternoon where on speed/out of trouble was the recipe for success.

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Past the post: Randwick and Morphettville Parks blackbookers

It was a slog for punters, riders and horses at Randwick on Saturday on the Heavy 10 while at Morphettville, jumping was the drawcard. Here are my blackbookers from the respective meetings.

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Stradbroke Handicap, Queensland Derby, JJ Atkins live race updates, blog

A massive day on the racing calendar for Queensland with a string of bumper Group 1 races, including the Queensland Derby, the JJ Atkins and finishing off with the prized Stradbroke Handicap. Catch all the live race updates and results on The Roar from 2:20pm (AEST).

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Behind The Barriers: Five bets for the weekend

It was a pretty good effort last week with a Damien Oliver special getting Payroll home, and Super Haze taking care of the field in Adelaide.

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Saturday sure things: Stradbroke Day preview

The biggest raceday on the Queensland racing calendar is Stradbroke Day, and it comes around this Saturday on a brilliant card of racing at Doomben, with the Queensland Derby and JJ Atkins providing super support acts.

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Ferguson out as Godolphin continues to unravel

By Connor Bennett, 8 Jun 2017
Ferguson out as Godolphin continues to unravel

Godolphin’s recent controversies and struggles have continued after their global chief executive John Ferguson stepped down following reported internal pressure.

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Egg Tart on the Winx trail

By Connor Bennett, 5 Jun 2017
Egg Tart on the Winx trail

Champion trainer Chris Waller could be looking at another Winx after his filly Egg Tart took out the Queensland Oaks on Saturday, making it six wins in a row since November last year.

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Past the post: Doomben and Rosehill blackbookers

Egg Tart stamped herself as the next star of Australian racing with a dominant Queensland Oaks triumph, while we saw nice types step out at Rosehill.

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Past the post: Moonee Valley and Morphettville Parks blackbookers

Afternoon racing returned to the Valley on Saturday and there were some pretty impressive efforts across the board.

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Queensland Oaks: Live race updates, results blog

With early issues of track location finally sorted out, it’s time for the runners to take centre stage and the Queensland Oaks to make a mark on the Group 1 calendar. Catch all the live race updates and results on The Roar from 3:59pm (AEST).

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for the weekend

It was a pretty good effort last week, with Plein Ciel getting the job done as well as Burning Passion saluting at Eagle Farm. Here’s hoping we can continue this weekend, so here are my five best bets for the weekend.

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Saturday sure things: Doomben preview

By Adam Page, 3 Jun 2017
Saturday sure things: Doomben preview

Eagle Farm will be warming the pine for at least the next six months, so we can focus on Doomben as they take over for the remainder of the Brisbane Winter Carnival starting this Saturday with Queensland Oaks.

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Past the post: Sandown and Morphettville blackbookers

Jumps racing was the focus at Sandown on Saturday, but in terms of the flat, we saw some quality, and perhaps a potential Group 1 horse.

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Past the post: Randwick and Eagle Farm blackbookers

The Eagle Farm track, as expected, was awful, and the form can be hard to trust, but I think I’ve found a couple.

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Mongolian Khan Opie Bosson win the 2015 Caulfield Cup

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Racing at Rosehill

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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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Horse Racing

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Horses fly the gates

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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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Trip to Paris horse racing

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