Trip To Paris May Have Trip To Melbourne

Melbourne is a possible destination in November for Trip To Paris after his victory in Thursday’s Group I Ascot Gold Cup (2 1/2 miles). Trainer Ed Dunlop was concerned the handicap rating of the four-year-old will now “go through the roof” but said the Melbourne Cup will be considered after Trip To Paris took advantage…

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Belmont Wrap Up Wednesday June 17

Westspeed Plate (1000m) Rontana Beach breaks through for maiden win after getting a lovely inside run from barrier one. Young George ran on for second but had every opportunity of reeling in the winner. Debutant First Trade showed speed early and stuck on well for third. Hidden Grace ran on strongly for fourth and is…

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Tradesman Draws Favourably

Co-trainer Todd Harvey believes Tradesman can bounce back and be one of the big improvers in Saturday’s Listed WAROA-Belmont Guineas (1600m). Harvey, who prepares Tradesman in partnership with his father, Rob, was given a boost when the son of Trade Fair drew barrier eight for the $100,000 feature. Harvey says combined with a favourable gate…

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King’s Stand Brings A Surprise

Shamal Wind failed to strike a blow in Tuesday’s Group I King’s Stand Stakes (5 fur) when finishing unplaced behind the outsider Goldream. A clear last at halfway, Shamal Wind was always chasing and although able to run on late was never a realistic chance, closest at the finish being beaten around six lengths. Goldream…

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Fitzgerald And Tan Share Encouragement Award

Promising apprentice riders Randy Tan and Kate Fitzgerald have earned the Western Australian Racehorse Trainers Association encouragement award for June. Tan and Fitzgerald figured prominently after they completed their maiden metropolitan success at Belmont with Foxalicious and Jestpatim respectively. Tan rode out Foxalicious confidently, running over the top and getting the better of pacesetter, Shostakovich…

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Son Of A Gun Making His Mark

Being from a racing family it was only natural that Jordan Turner would follow in the footsteps of his father and become a jockey. Since realising a dream and being granted his license last year, the talented teenager is making rapid progression through the riding ranks. The emerging talent, son of Group 1 winning jockey,…

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New South Wales Tax Break

The New South Wales racing industry is set to be significantly better off after Premier Mike Baird confirmed next week’s budget will result in tax cuts to bring the state into line with Victoria. The current NSW tax rate is $3.22 from every $100 wagered compared with the Victorian rate of $1.28. Baird told News…

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Schofield Targets Hong Kong

Talented young jockey Chad Schofield has plenty to look forward to after being granted a license to ride in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Jockey Club has given Schofield a six month contract and he will begin the next chapter of his career on September 1 when the new racing season commences in Hong Kong.…

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Vet Group Wants To Ban Cobalt Offenders

Equine Veterinarians Australia wants any vet involved in the misuse of cobalt on horses “out of the profession”. The EVA, a special interest group of the Australian Veterinarians Association, did not comment on the case involving Dr Tom Brennan, a Melbourne vet that has been charged as part of the Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh…

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