Melbourne Cup Weights Released

The 2014 winner Protectionist has 1.5kg more than the defending Melbourne Cup champion Prince Of Penzance in the weight for the 2016 edition of Australia’s greatest race. Order Of St George is the equal top weight for the 2016 Melbourne Cup. Photo: Ascot racecourse Protectionist has returned to somewhere near his best form in Germany…

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Palentino Leads Stable Quinella

Palentino led home a quinella for trainer Darren Weir when proving too good for Black Heart Bart in Saturday’s Group I Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington. Palentino proved too good for stablemate Black Heart Bart in the Makybe Diva Stakes. Photo: Darryl Sherer Black Heart Bart ($2.05 fav) loomed to win early in the…

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Xtravagant Trainer Fined

New Zealand trainer Stephen Autridge has been fined for breaking treatment rules with Xtravagant ahead of his disappointing effort in Saturday’s Group II Bobbie Lewis Quality at Flemington. Stephen Autridge (right) with trainer partner Jamie Richards. Photo: NZ Racing Stewards inquired into a report from the Compliance Assurance Team, who conducted a stable inspection at…

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Reflectance On Kalgoorlie

Lone Perth raider Reflectance will be out to upset the locals when he lines up in the GBF-Underground Kambalda Cup (1400m) at Kalgoorlie on Sunday. Reflectance won first up at Kalgoorlie last July and two weeks ago at the same track he caught the eye with a fast-finishing third behind Crown Saga. The seven-year-old was…

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CEO Message

Dear Member, A warm welcome from the desk of the CEO as we usher in the new racing season. The 2015/2016 season was eventful for many reasons, but most particularly, for the high of the Melbourne Cup win of Prince of Penzance ridden by Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the great race.…

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I’m Feeling Lucky

The winning streak of I’m Feeling Lucky is set to continue with the in-form mare a warm favourite to take out today’s $100,000 Hahn Electrical Coolgardie Cup (1760m). The daughter of Bletchley Park has improved out of sight since joining co-trainers Grant and Alana Williams earlier this year, winning her past three races at Belmont.…

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Awesome Rocks Too Good

Awesome Rock surprised his trainer and qualified for the 2016 WS Cox Plate in winning Saturday’s Group II Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley. Awesome Rock is clear at the end of the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes. Photo: Darryl Sherer Settled along the inside and worse than midfield at halfway, Stephen…

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