Mugatoo pushing on for Queensland Group 1 while Think It Over heads to the paddock after Queen Elizabeth

Beaten Queen Elizabeth Stakes contender Mugatoo is set to push onto the Doomben Cup while fourth placegetter Think It Over is headed to the paddock with the Cox Plate now on his radar. The Kris Lees-trained Mugatoo only beat one runner home when sixth in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes but was less than two lengths off the winner, English raider Addeybb. “He has run well and put himself in contention to be beaten by two lengths by two […]

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Addeybb jockey ready to return and defend Queen Elizabeth title

Star jockey Tom Marquand has revealed how homesickness and self doubt hit home in the lead up to his memorable Queen Elizabeth Stakes defence on Addeybb before declaring ‘I will be coming back’ next year. The gun hoop admits the triumph put his trip into perspective after questioning his decision to leave England during the coronavirus pandemic again to ride in Australia through the Sydney Autumn Carnival. He made the same trip last year, claiming two Group 1s, a $2 […]

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After an emphatic Irwin Stakes win Kemalpasa set for Group 1 Goodwood

Outstanding sprinter Kemalpasa looks on track for a crack at the Group 1 Goodwood in May after a dominant victory in the Group 3 Irwin Stakes at Morphettville on Saturday. Resuming after a plucky third in the Oakleigh Plate in February and a strong trial, the Richard and Chantelle Jolly trained five-year-old toyed with his rivals to beat Humma Humma ($9) and the Jolly-trained Dexelation at the big odds of $51. Ridden a great race by Jake Toeroek, Kemalpasa ($3.10F) […]

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Ben Stokes out for up to three months with broken finger requiring surgery

Ben Stokes is set to be out of action for up to THREE months until July with surgery required on his broken finger. It was the news that the Mirror Sport columnist didn't want to hear after speaking with a specialist hand surgeon late last night following Rajasthan Royals' win over Delhi Capitals. But the medical advice from trusted surgeon Doug Campbell was unequivocal that he needed to get the left index finger treated as soon as possible and surgery […]

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The best horse on the Caulfield program shapes as the best bet

As a two-time Group 1 winner Mr Quickie is the top rated galloper stepping out on the Caulfield nine-race program and with only five rivals to contend with he shapes as the days safest bet on the big VOBIS race day. BEST BET MR QUICKIE (R4 No. 1 $1.80) VALUE BET SAM’S IMAGE (Race 8, No. 5) EARLY QUADDIE 2, 8, 9/3/1/1, 2, 3, 5, 8 $100 flexi for 666.66 per cent BIG6 1/1, 2, 5/1, 2, 10/1, 3, 9, […]

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Jason Holder wants more dialogue about racism in cricket

Wisden Cricketer of the Year Jason Holder on how taking the knee has lost its impact, his desire for more dialogue about racism in the game… and why the sport needs West Indies, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, South Africa Jason Holder led a memorable response to the Black Lives Matter movement   He spoke eloquently about financial inequalities that shame international cricket Holder sounded statesmanlike last summer on cricket’s unlevel playing field The struggle must be exhausting but Jason Holder is not […]

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Summerghand swoops late to win Abernant Stakes

Summerghand finished with a flourish to deny hot favourite Oxted back-to-back victories in the bet365 Abernant Stakes at Newmarket. The Group Three contest proved a springboard to Group One glory for Roger Teal’s Oxted last season as he successfully moved from the Rowley Mile to the July Course to win the July Cup. Down the field in the Riyadh Dirt Sprint in Saudi Arabia on his latest appearance, the five-year-old was widely expected to bounce back to back to winning […]

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Sheffield Shield final: Queensland bowlers Michael Neser and Jack Wildermuth leave the Bulls in commanding position

Michael Neser has further cemented his status as the best Australian bowler yet to play a Test match with a commanding Sheffield Shield final performance for Queensland. The Bulls are in complete control of the decider after just one day at Allan Border Field, dismissing NSW for a paltry 143. In reply, the hosts were 1-58 at stumps, with Test star Marnus Labuschagne well set on 23 not out. While NSW’s much-vaunted pace attack of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Sean […]

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Racing Integrity Commissioner summons senior Victorian Stewards to give evidence at inquiry

Racing Victoria Stewards involved in the bungled Richard Laming case will give evidence in a three-day hearing next week. The Herald Sun has established the Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner has launched an “own motion inquiry” into RV’s failure to prosecute the high-profile integrity matter. Up to 10 people, including RV employees and members of the Victorian Racing Tribunal, received a notice from Commissioner Sean Carroll this week to attend and give evidence behind closed doors. Under the Racing […]

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Raceday focus: Best bets, inside mail for Orange, Port Macquarie

Form analyst Matt Jones is sticking with Gary Portelli’s talented filly to make it back-to-back wins at Orange while his faith is unwavering in Nathan Doyle’s gelding to score at Port Macquarie. The Form: Complete NSW Racing thoroughbred form, including video replays and all you need to know about every horse, jockey and trainer. Find a winner here! ORANGE BEST BET Race 1, No. 6: SHE LOVES RUBIES This two-year-old comes back to her own age after beating the older […]

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