Vasil Gets Winning Return

General Truce gave trainer Tony Vasil the best possible return to competition with victory in Saturday’s Jezabeel Handicap (1000m) at Flemington. General Truce won his fifth race at Flemington in the Jezabeel Handicap. Photo: Darryl Sherer Vasil walked away from training in March 2014 suffering from depression and General Truce was his first runner since.…

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Payne Released From Hospital

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne says she is at least another month from deciding whether she will return to racing after a fall at Mildura last month. Michelle Payne was released from a Melbourne hospital on Wednesday. Photo: Darryl Sherer Payne has spent the last fortnight in the Alfred Hospital after damaging her pancreas and…

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Luckygray’s Hyperion Stakes Quest

Champion galloper, Luckygray, can become the fourth horse to win multiple Hyperion Stakes when his return to racing reaches its peak in the Group 3 feature at Belmont on Saturday. On the comeback trail after a 12-month injury layoff, Luckygray is out to join Cambana Lad (1974-75), Heron Bridge (1984-86) and Marasco (2008-10) as dual…

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Vega Is Magic

If there were any doubts over Vega Magic they were well and truly cast aside after he posted a comprehensive win in the Tabtouch Handicap at Belmont on Saturday. Surprisingly beaten first up this campaign after being challenged for the lead, Vega Magic was not at his brilliant best when he turned the tables on…

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Taylor Hopeful Of Secret Turnaround

Jim Taylor is optimistic Secret Nova can turn the tables on Military Reign when they lock horns in the Subscribe To The Perth Racing Newsletter Handicap (1000m) at Belmont on Saturday. Taylor has a high opinion of Military Reign, prepared by Darren McAuliffe, and considers the talented filly to be challenging for feature races at…

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Pateman’s Wise Decision

Trainer Darryn Pateman signalled an ominous warning after Wise Decision trounced his rivals at Broome’s season-opening meeting on Saturday. Pateman believes Wise Decision will only improve and strip fitter and says it will have to take a pretty special horse to knock him off this season. It’s a gloomy and menacing thought for rival trainers…

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Hashtag Resumes For Pearce

Dan Pearce is optimistic Hashtag can make a successful return in the Perthracing On Youtube Handicap (1200m) at Belmont Park on Wednesday. Pearce has chosen a low key return for the daughter of Flying Pegasus who is coming off feature mare races at last year’s Ascot summer carnival. Hashtag ran a creditable fourth Sheidel in…

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