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Despite recent criticism from several industry participants, Racing Victoria insists racing in the state is in good shape. RV has released figures for the 2017-18 season that show its KPIs were strong in many areas. Wagering turnover grew to $6.42 billion, an increase of 2.7 per cent despite a...

Created: 20 September 2018
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SIR RUPERT CLARKE STAKES 1400m, $500,000, handicap at Caulfield HISTORY * First run in 1951 when won by Jovial Lad * Run as an invitational race from 1951 to 1974 for invited jockeys * Group One from 1979 NOTABLE WINNERS * Cap d'Antibes (1975); Torbek (1980); Magari (1982); Canny Lass (1986);...

Created: 20 September 2018
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Sovereign Nation is one of three horses returning for a second crack at the Group One Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and his co-trainer David Hayes is hoping the sprinter-miler will fire fresh. Hayes' Lindsay Park team has at least three runners in Saturday's 1400m handicap at Caulfield including...

Created: 20 September 2018
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Carzoff is the latest confirmed high-profile withdrawal from the Group One Metropolitan. The Newcastle Gold Cup winner was removed from nominations for the Group One staying test on Thursday. Trainer Chris Waller told Racing NSW stewards Carzoff would be spelled instead of contesting the...

Created: 20 September 2018
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FACTS AND FIGURES ON THE GOLDEN ROSE Group One, 1400m, $1 million, three-year-olds, set weights HISTORY * Was the Peter Pan Stakes until 2002. The following year In Top Swing won the first running of the Golden Rose worth $1 million. * Elevated to Group One status in 2009 * Colts and geldings have...

Created: 20 September 2018
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Trainer Ron Quinton doesn't have the horse numbers to compete with Sydney's biggest stables. But in Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms he has the perfect advertisement for his talents as a horseman. "They've been the backbone of the joint for the last three seasons," Quinton said. "Daysee has won over...

Created: 20 September 2018
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NATURALISM STAKES ENTRANTS IN LATEST CAULFIELD CUP BALLOT Saturday's MRC Foundation Cup (Naturalism Stakes) carries a Caulfield Cup ballot exemption to the winner. Folkswood - 20th in Caulfield Cup ballot Red Cardinal - Not passed first elimination clause Ventura Storm - equal 37th Mighty Boss -...

Created: 20 September 2018
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Last year's Everest runner-up Vega Magic has continued to tune up for his second shot at the world's richest race on turf with a pleasing jumpout at Albury. Co-trainer David Hayes wanted to take Vega Magic from his Lindsay Park Euroa base in country Victoria across the border to the NSW track at...

Created: 20 September 2018
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Rising Red missed the 2017 spring carnival because of injury but his connections are hoping the New Zealand Derby runner-up can be a contender in feature staying races this time year. The Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young-trained gelding clashes with a host of other stayers trying to secure a...

Created: 20 September 2018
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Stoutly bred gelding Monaco Snob has gone from stable fool to a possible staying star in the space of one campaign. Monaco Snob will be chasing his third straight win in the Hotspot Titanium Handicap (2200m) at the Sunshine Coast. Trainer Robert Heathcote won the staying race at Doomben last week...

Created: 20 September 2018
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