American Pharoah In Breeders Triumph

American Pharoah in record Breeders’ Cup Classic triumph Darryl Sherer – 01 Nov 2015 American Pharoah bowed out of racing by leading all the way to win Saturday’s Grade I $US5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (10f) in record time at Keeneland. American Pharoah ran a record to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland. Photo:…

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Melbourne Cup Fast Facts

The Melbourne Cup is ‘the race that stops the nation’ and assessing the facts and figures of the race can often help finding the winner. Below are the stats for the 2015 Melbourne Cup field. The trainer: Lee Freedman (5 wins) (Note: He now trains in partnership with his brother Anthony) – Our Ivanhowe (No.…

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No Stone Unturned In Albany

Rachael Stone trusts her judgement is spot on when High Limit tackles the TABtouch Provincial Sprinters Heat (1230m) at Albany’s season-opening meeting on Sunday. Stone opted for Albany over Ascot on Saturday but High Limit won’t be having it all his own way after drawing wide and facing a couple of smart locals in the…

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Bass Strait To Improve Says Parnham

Trainer Neville Parnham believes Bass Strait will be the big improver and cautions supporters not to dismiss the gelding’s claims in the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on Saturday. The former Melbourne galloper, on a path towards the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) in November, ran eighth when resuming in the Northerly…

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Burgess Queen Stakes: Facts & Figures

The Burgess Queen Stakes is named in honour of the Frank Maynard-trained sensation who was unbeaten in seven starts as a two-year-old-including the 1976 Karrakatta Plate-and went on to win the Prince Of Wales Stakes, Lee Steere Stakes and A.J.Scahill Stakes as a three-year-old. Maynard holds the record as most successful trainer of the Listed…

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The Offer Ready To Deliver

Gai Waterhouse believes The Offer can win Wednesday’s $300,000 Group III Bendigo Cup (2400m) ahead of his tilt at next week’s Melbourne Cup. Gai Waterhouse with her Sydney Cup winner The Offer. Photo: Darryl Sherer The import won the 2014 Sydney Cup and while he has not reached Group I level since, his form this…

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ATA CEO Address

As many of our members would be aware, I have commenced my role as the national Chief Executive of the ATA, and I am pleased to be making this first written communication to you. The ATA was one of the first representative bodies to be established in Australian racing, and has a long and rich…

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