Death Of Matriarch

he death has been announced of Valmae Cummings, wife of the late Bart Cummings. Bart Cummings with son Anthony (centre) and grandson James (left) at Flemington. Valmae had been in poor health in recent months and was being cared for at the family farm west of Sydney. Anthony Cummings confirmed his mothers passing on Thursday.…

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TV Cobalt Announcement

Victoria’s latest cobalt case came into the public domain in unusual circumstances on Thursday. Normal Racing Victoria procedure is to advise the media of swab irregularities via a press release but Kane Harris decided to get on the front foot and announce the latest stewards’ investigation on Racing Victoria’s television channel. Harris was asked about…

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Magic Millions Day One

A colt by Dundeel out of champion Miss Finland topped the first day of trade at the Magic Millions yearling sale at the Gold Coast when selling for $900,000. The Dundeel colt out of Miss Finland topped the opening day of the 2017 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale. Photo: Steve Hart Bloodstock agent Craig…

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Turn Me Loose Wins Barrier Trial

Turn Me Loose prepared for his forthcoming trip to Australia by edging out Xtravagant to win a barrier trial at Cambridge on Tuesday. Turn Me Loose edged out Xtravagant in a barrier trial at Cambridge on Tuesday. Photo: Trish Dunell The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Group I winner won his open 935m heat in…

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Godolphin Group 1 Star Retired

Godolphin has retired a John O’Shea-trained Group I-winning sprinter to stud. Holler has been retired to stud in Victoria. Photo: Darryl Sherer Last year’s Group I Canterbury Stakes winner Holler has contested his last race and will stand at Northwood Park in Victoria. In addition to his Group I win, the four-year-old son of Commands…

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Single Bullet Fails To Fire

The Gary Portelli-trained Single Bullet failed to fire as an odds-on favourite in the opening event at Warwick Farm on Saturday. Colesberg spoils the party for odds-on favourite punters in the opener at Warwick Farm. Photo: Steve Hart “He worked himself up before the race then wanted to race too keenly,” Portelli said. The Not…

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Maley Deflects Praise After Big Win

Ashley Maley celebrated his best win as a trainer, but deflected all praise to Red Publisher who won the Mandurah Cup (1400n) at Pinjarra on Saturday. The five-year-old, placed at his previous three starts, was sent out at double figure odds, but broke through after being given a top ride by Jerry Noske. Noske had…

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Scramble For Magic Millions Spot

Promising filly Umawinner will need a double dose of luck to make the Magic Millions 2YO Classic field. David Vandyke will have a final throw at the Magic Millions stumps. Photo: Darryl Sherer The David Vandyke-trained filly has been in the Magic Millions markets since winning a Sunshine Coast trial by four lengths on December…

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