Fast Facts Melbourne Cup

Rock Magic rocketed into Group One Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) calculations after defying the sceptics with an upset win in the Prince Of Wales (1000m) Stakes at Ascot on Saturday. Rock Magic snuck under the attention of punters, starting at $9.90, with the weight of public money behind Vega Magic, the Lope De Vega gelding holding…

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Rock Magic Silences The Doubters

Rock Magic rocketed into Group One Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) calculations after defying the sceptics with an upset win in the Prince Of Wales (1000m) Stakes at Ascot on Saturday. Rock Magic snuck under the attention of punters, starting at $9.90, with the weight of public money behind Vega Magic, the Lope De Vega gelding holding…

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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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