Winks Wins Again

It is only a matter of opinion whether 2015 Cox Plate winner Winx can be labelled a champion but she is certainly a star and proved that with a determined first-up win in the Group II Optus Business Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday. Star mare Winx drives through to extend her winning sequence…

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Boss Suspended Twice

Glen Boss endured a luckless ride aboard Lucky Hussler in the feature race of the day and left Caulfield with two suspensions. Glen Boss was suspended twice at Caulfield on Saturday. Photo: Darryl Sherer The day did not start well for Boss who was found guilty of careless riding on Cana in the Group III…

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Flying Artie Gives Oliver Headaches

Flying Artie powered home to win Saturday’s Group III Blue Diamond (C&G) Prelude (1100m) at Caulfield and gives trainer Mick Price a strong hand in the Blue Diamond stakes in a fortnight. Flying Artie came from well back to win the male version of the Blue Diamond Prelude. Photo: Darryl Sherer Flying Artie ($2.70) sustained…

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Weir Lands Four

Darren Weir narrowly missed the major prize but Tuscan Sling capped a big day for the trainer when she claimed the Group III Bellmaine Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield. Tuscan Sling gave trainer Darren Weir his fourth win for the day at Caulfield. Photo: Darryl Sherer Lucky Hussler went down by three-quarters of a length to…

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Apprentice Cops Ban

Apprentice Jake Bayliss became the latest rider suspended for a whip offence at Tuesday’s Stony Creek meeting. Bayliss received a seven-meeting suspension for over-use of the whip on the winner Our Delinquent in the Foster Exchange Hotel Maiden Plate (1600m). Stewards deemed Bayliss used the whip seven times before the 100m, two more than allowed,…

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Filly Coming Up Roses

Rosewood Hill is heading for a classic campaign after winning the Perth Young Membership Hcp (1600m) at Ascot. The Yarradale Stud homebred filly began her career with placings over sprint trips at Northam, Bunbury and Ascot earlier this season before stepping up to a mile for the first time at Pinjarra last month.  She came…

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Dynamic Winner

0 Lynward Park stallion Alfred Nobel (Ire) sired another new first-crop winner at Ascot on Saturday. His exciting galloper Black Dynamite collared NZ bred front-runner Spirit Bird (Savabeel) in the closing stages of the Amelia Park Beef Hcp (1400m).  The Brian Kersley trainee had been runner-up to Rhi’s Rocket on debut last month. “He hasn’t…

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Williams Launches Bid

Craig Williams has launched an appeal against the severity of a careless riding suspension in a bid to ride in next Saturday’s Group I CF Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield. Craig Williams will appeal the severity of a careless riding suspension. Photo: Darryl Sherer Williams was suspended for eight meetings after he pleaded guilty to…

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Whyte To Ride At Caulfield

Champion Hong Kong-based jockey Douglas Whyte has been granted a release to ride in the Group I CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. Douglas Whyte will ride at Caulfield on Saturday. Photo: SCMP The Hong Kong Jockey Club has granted Whyte permission to partner the Chris Waller-trained Boban in the 1400m weight-for-age feature. Boban…

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