Kiwi Raider Spot On For Kingston Town

Astute New Zealand horseman Allan Sharrock can’t wait for Kawi’s appearance in Saturday’s Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot. If Sharrock’s planning is spot on and the race goes to script, Kawi is poised to add a sixth Group 1 trophy to his impressive racing resume. There have been a couple of stuttering steps along…

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Moore’s Takedown Wins Winterbottom

Gary Moore skipped and danced along the course proper to collect “gentle giant” Takedown after his four-year-old took out the $1 million Group I Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. Gary Moore’s enthusiastic antics reached new heights after claiming his first Australian Group I at Ascot on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart Rosehill-based Moore, a…

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Winterbottom Stakes: What History Says

BACKGROUND • The Winterbottom Stakes has been staged since 1952 and is Western Australia’s premier sprint race run under weight-for-age conditions. • The inaugural event was won by Raconteur over a distance of 1400m. Since 1993 the Winterbottom Stakes has been reduced to 1200m. • The Winterbottom Stakes has enjoyed Group One status since 2001…

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Godolphin Announce Replacement Rider

Godolphin has turned to the northern hemisphere to secure a temporary replacement for jockey James McDonald. James McDonald. Photo: Darryl Sherer McDonald voluntarily stood himself down from riding pending the outcome of an inquiry into his alleged involvement in a bet placed on Godolphin galloper Astern in December 2015. Godolphin has announced English hoop James…

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Greg Miles To Retire

Victorian metropolitan racing will have a new voice in the commentary box next year with Greg Miles announcing his retirement from race calling. Greg Miles. Photo: Youtube Miles called his first race in Melbourne at Caulfield in December 1979 and his first Melbourne Cup in 1981 at the age of 22. Miles called a record…

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It’s Over For Rageese

Rageese has recovered from the foot issue which forced him to miss last Saturday’s Group I Railway Stakes but is returning to Ballarat. Rageese winning the Chatham Stakes at Flemington. Photo: Darryl Sherer Rageese won the Group III Chatham Stakes over 1400m last time out at Flemington on November 3 and is nominated for Saturday’s…

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Justice Prevails In Railway

Champion South African jockey Douglas Whyte landed the $1 million Group I Railway Stakes (1600m) when guiding the Lindsey Smith-trained Scales Of Justice to victory at Ascot on Saturday. Douglas Whyte. Photo: SCMP The 13-time champion Hong Kong jockey secured his second Australian Group I victory to add to his 2014 Kingston Town Classic success…

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