Spirit Bird To Fly At Belmont

An untimely setback for Hot Goods has opened the door ajar for Spirit Bird in the Westspeed Plate (1000m) at Belmont on Saturday. Hot Goods was the rock solid favourite with punters but has been withdrawn by trainer Justin Warwick after pulling up lame. It’s a mini blow for the Time Thief filly who was…

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Newitt Gives Insight To Oaks Bolter

Singapore-based hoop Craig Newitt will venture to Doomben on Saturday for just the one ride but has reason to believe he is not without a hope of causing a Queensland Oaks boilover. Since December, Newitt has been plying his trade in Singapore where he has notched 22 winners alongside compatriots Michael Rodd and Corey Brown.…

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Charges Laid Against Victorian Trainer

Cranbourne horseman Ricky Maund will front Victoria’s Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board on a date to be fixed after local stewards issued two charges against him for an alleged raceday treatment. Stewards opened an inquiry at Caulfield on April 18 into how residue was found on the grey’s nose after receiving a report from…

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Pope’s Belmont Plan

Pinjarra trainer Brett Pope takes two runners to Belmont on Wednesday and rates his chances highly with Tarquinn Shadow and Whataplan. Trade Fair filly Tarquinn Shadow has drawn barrier one for jockey, Peter Hall, as she tackles older gallopers in the 92.9 Handicap (1650m). The three-year-old posted a strong win on her home track two…

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Stradbroke Handicap Weights Released

Doomben 10,000 victor Boban has been allocated the topweight for Saturday week’s $2 million Group I Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) at Doomben. Boban ended a sequence of nine unplaced runs when causing an upset in last Saturday’s Group I Doomben 10,000 but will have to carry 58kg in the Stradbroke Handicap if trainer Chris Waller decides…

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Racing Victoria Signs Deal With Telstra

Telstra and Racing Victoria have combined to improve digital connectivity from racetracks and produce vision from 24 tracks. The 10-year deal will utilise the Telstra Digital Video network 2 (DVN2) which will enable multiple broadcast feeds from 24 racetracks in Victoria. The installation of DVN 2 at the 24 tracks which host 80 per cent…

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Carnarvon Treble For Pateman

For punters who took the $2.30 on offer for Iconoclast at Carnarvon on Saturday, there was no cause for concern with the seven-year-old demolishing his rivals with contemptuous ease. The result of the Carnarfin At The Gassy Handicap (1200m) was never in any doubt with Iconoclast spacing his nearest rival Aytozed by a commanding 6 1/2…

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Boban Back To His Best

Classy performer Boban gave a reminder of his quality when producing a dashing turn of foot to take out the $750,000 Group I Doomben 10,000 (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday. The multiple Group I winner hasn’t tasted victory since claiming the Group I Chipping Norton Stakes in March last year. Trainer Chris Waller hadn’t produced…

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Dark Royalty Boosting Forrest Profile

By her own admission Joanne Forrest is a low-profile trainer who prefers to sneak under the public glare, but at Kalgoorlie this season she has been propelled into the spotlight. Forrest prepares exciting Blackfriars colt Dark Royalty who has made a brilliant start to his racing career and is the early leader in Kalgoorlie Horse…

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