Parnham’s Bid For Group One Success

Chris Parnham is optimistic he can figure prominently on racing’s biggest stage when he partners last season’s leading Perth juvenile, Whispering Brook, in the $500,000 Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday. Perth-born Parnham, in search of his first Group One success, has been booked to ride Whispering Brook at 49kg, replacing Nicholas…

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Chocolate Holic Raises The Bar

Never judge a book by its cover.  That could well apply to Alana Williams who bred, owns and prepares, Chocolate Holic. But in fairness to the accomplished Williams, as a yearling, Chocolate Holic failed to show qualities that would inspire or instil confidence. That perception only grew when the Blackfriars gelding damaged a suspensory ahead…

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Miller Bounces Back

Trainer Simon Miller experienced a bittersweet day yesterday, riding an emotional rollercoaster in Melbourne and Perth Miller experienced the high of winning the feature race at Ascot, the Arlec Australia-Belgravia Stakes (1200m), with talented filly, Caipirinha. The daughter of Nicconi gave Miller the second leg of a double after Swedish Memories swept to victory in…

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What Can They Say About Winx

t was one of those times fans of all sports didn’t need to be told they’ve seen greatness. EASY WORK: Winx thrashed a quality field in Saturday’s Cox Plate. Photo: Darryl Sherer The Moonee Valley crowd cheered Winx on to the track, watched on anxiously through the first half of the race before roaring the…

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McAuliffe Planning Northam Cup Upset

Darren McAuliffe hopes his planning is spot on when Military Ruler attempts to cause an upset in the $125,000 XXXX-Gold Listed Northam Cup (1600m) on Sunday. McAuliffe is optimistic he can score a second win in the Northam Cup after Rebelson dead-heated with Adam Durrant’s Son Of Something two years ago. The Lark Hill trainer…

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Qewy Wins Geelong Cup

Godolphin galloper Qewy is likely to head to the Melbourne Cup after his all-the-way win in the $300,000 Bet365 Geelong Cup (2400m) on Wednesday. Qewy proves too strong for Grey Lion in the Geelong Cup. Photo: Darryl Sherer Qewy’s win elevated the Charlie Appleby-trained galloper past the first ballot clause for the Melbourne Cup, pushing…

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Belgravia Stakes-What History Says

Saturday’s Listed Belgravia Stakes is a major race of the Ascot season; run for three-year-old’s over 1200m, the 2016 edition of the $100,000 feature has attracted 13 entries. Belgravia Stakes History Since 1980: Trainers. • Trevor Andrews and Grant Williams have won the race of three occasions. • Andrews prepared King Saul (2011), Manjar (2005)…

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John Messara Resigns

Racing NSW chairman John Messara has resigned his position as the state’s leading racing administrator. John Messara has resigned as Chairman of Racing NSW. Messara is the longest serving chairman of Racing NSW and was appointed to another three-year term in December last year but said he has achieved everything he wanted during his five…

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