Spring carnival really heats up with Randwick trials

The star horses are stepping out on Tuesday – and Think It Over is now one of them. And the market are now respecting him more ahead of his first-up run next month in the Winx Stakes (1400m) at Randwick. It’s the start of what trainer Kerry Parker hopes is a bumper spring ending in a Cox Plate. Think It Over is rated an $11 chance for the Group 1 Winx behind hot $2.80 favourite Verry Elleegant while $4.50 chance […]

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With half of Saturday’s Morphettville washed out SA is set for a smorgasbord of racing this week

Racing in South Australia is set for a smorgasbord of action next week with yesterday’s five abandoned races to be rescheduled to Friday, July 30 at Morphettville (Parks). Heavy rain and poor track visibility, deemed unsafe by jockeys and stewards, saw racing scrapped for the day after race four. The five races not run yesterday will have scratchings reinstated, including slight changes in distances. Three extra races, including two Racing Rewards SA races, will be added making it an eight-race […]

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Time for a Chat about future of improving John Thompson-trained galloper after July Sprint win

Chat will force trainer John Thompson to reassess the sprinter’s new season program after a brilliant return to racing at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday. The July Sprint attracted a smart field of sprinters but the progressive Chat proved he is ready to go to the next level with a fast finishing win. Thompson wasn’t on track at Rosehill but stable representative Danielle Podlweski said Chat is showing the benefits of not being over-raced as a young hores. “John has taken […]

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Natalie Rasmussen reflects on Blacks a Fake’s incredible talent

Natalie Rasmussen admits only now is she starting to fully appreciate the absolute greatness of Blacks A Fake. Together the pair were almost an unstoppable force in harness in the 2000’s across a career which stretched a staggering eight years, netted 72 wins from 105 starts, banked almost $4.6 million and snared a record-breaking four Inter Dominion titles. Blacks A Fake isn’t just the greatest pacer Queensland has produced, he may well be the greatest horse full stop. Saturday night’s […]

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Warne backs Lancashire leg-spinner Matt Parkinson for Ashes call-up

Shane Warne backs Lancashire leg-spinner Matt Parkinson for England Ashes call-up and believes he is ‘perfectly suited to Australian conditions’ Matt Parkinson has impressed for Lancashire and could get an England call up  Shane Warne believes fellow leg-spinner would go well on the Ashes tour Warne said: ‘I think he can play a huge part in Test cricket, especially in Australia’ Shane Warne has backed Lancashire leg-spinner Matt Parkinson to play in the first Ashes Test at Brisbane in December, […]

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Albury trainer Mitch Beer has high hopes for Sunrise Ruby, a relation of Black Caviar and All Too Hard

A blueblood Albury filly, dubbed ‘Pirate’ as a yearling after having to wear a patch for six months to protect a grazed eye, will get a warranted crack at Caulfield on Saturday. The bureaucratic red tape trainer Mitch Beer has cut for Sunrise Ruby to contest the three-year-old fillies handicap (1200m) should be seen as a sign of intent. Beer, a self-taught “professor” in border bubble regulations and permits, is hoping Sunrise Ruby can turn into a possible Kosciusko contender […]

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Graham Clark’s career-best 141 helps Durham blast past 400 to defeat Kent

Graham Clark top scored with 141 as Durham posted their highest total in the Royal London Cup (Scott Heppell/PA) Durham opened their Royal London Cup season by blasting over 400 in a 103-run victory over Kent at Beckenham Graham Clark’s career-best 141 from 119 balls and Alex Lees (100 from 98) produced an opening stand of 242 in 33.5 overs but the punishment did not stop there with David Beddingham making 67 and Cameron Bancroft 60 not out, the Australian […]

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England stars ‘could miss part of the Ashes’ if families are unable to travel

Several of England 's star players could reportedly miss part of the upcoming Ashes series in Australia later this year if their families are unable to join them on the tour. England are currently scheduled to travel to Australia in November, ahead of the first Test at the Gabba on December 8. The series will then run into January, with the final test due to start on January 14th in Perth. The Ashes down under always takes place across the […]

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Aussies set to risk it in Covid hotspot

Bubble fatigue forced several of Australia’s best players, including David Warner and Glenn Maxwell, to opt out of the white-ball tour of the West Indies, only to be locked down at home. In Saint Lucia and now Barbados, getting to the beach and even playing golf in the West Indies has helped mitigate any bubble issues for the Australians who did travel and are now set to head into a much tighter regimen when they go to Bangladesh. The subcontinent […]

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Charlie Appleby-trained Derby winner Adayar primed for King George battle with Love at Ascot on Saturday

In what seemed a golden era for Flat racing in the early 2000s, Godolphin took on Coolmore on a regular basis and when Love and Adayar clash in Saturday’s King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes, the two heavyweights will cross swords once more. While it is far from a two-horse race – indeed five of the six runners are already Group One winners and the only one yet to bridge that gap, Martyn Meade’s Lone Eagle, was a […]

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