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2014/11/28 12:55
2014/11/28 12:55
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Blake Shinn believes he is riding better than when he won his Sydney jockeys premiership as stable rider for Gai Waterhouse six years ago and the statistics back-up his assertion. Blake Shinn...
2014/11/28 12:55
2014/11/28 12:55
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2014/11/27 10:18
2014/11/27 10:18
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Diamond day: Tim Bell celebrates his Queensland Oaks triumph on Tinto in May. Photo: Tertius Pickard As generation-next riders Tommy Berry and James McDonald have become members of generation now in...
2014/11/27 10:05
2014/11/27 10:05
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THE new track ratings system for racing throughout Australia will start next month. The numerical 1 — 10 system has been retained with a new set of descriptive terms to be used, with the Australian...
2014/11/26 19:17
2014/11/26 19:17
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THE man who stands in the way of Tommy Berry winning his first Sydney premiership has actually gifted him with the ultimate welcome back present at Wyong on Thursday. James McDonald extended his lead...
2014/11/26 10:30
2014/11/26 10:30
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A FEMALE apprentice bagged a city double yesterday — and her name wasn’t Winona. As Winona Costin enjoys a well-earned break, three-kilo claimer Samantha Clenton took centre stage at Canterbury,...
2014/11/26 09:19
2014/11/26 09:19
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Racing NSW in collaboration with French racing authorities are working towards having Equine Biological Passport for all thoroughbreds to combat the threat of gene doping. Racing NSW, in...
2014/11/22 12:39
2014/11/22 12:39
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The fatal shooting of a man by Phillipsburg police on Monday has raised questions about police use of stun guns, while law enforcement officials and mental health groups around New Jersey continue to...
2014/11/22 08:29
2014/11/22 08:29
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TRAINER John O’Shea’s instructions to Blake Shinn were extraordinarily brief before legging the jockey on to Medcaut at Randwick’s Kensington meeting. “You ride him how you want to ride him,’’ O’Shea...
2014/11/22 07:29
2014/11/22 07:29
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TRAINER Gerald Ryan, buoyant after a brace of winners, was diplomatic when asked his opinion of the much-maligned Kensington track surface. “I have been lucky because I’ve had two horses (Skarsgard,...
2014/11/21 16:15
2014/11/21 16:15
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Perth's premier jockey William Pike is battling out the national premiership with James McDonald, but his main concern will be to search for a group 1 double at Ascot on Saturday. Perth's premier...
2014/11/21 13:48
2014/11/21 13:48
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RACING editor Ray Thomas and Sky Sports Radio’s form expert Ron Dufficy discuss the chances at today’s Randwick meeting. RACE 1: Surf Meets The Turf Plate (1000m) Ray Thomas: We are down to 10...
2014/11/19 11:34
2014/11/19 11:34
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HE MIGHT not be as explosive as Deep Field, but Binary sure looks like he’ll win his share of races for owner Alan Bell. Bell had a spring to remember after Deep Field kept his perfect career record...
2014/11/19 11:16
2014/11/19 11:16
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THE extraordinary strength and depth of the Sydney senior riding ranks may be stifling the development of Generation Next, with just four apprentices locked in for Saturday’s Kensington meeting. The...
2014/11/19 07:12
2014/11/19 07:12
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Royal Ascot may be courting another unbeaten Australian sprinter, but Alan Bell will leave a decision about Deep Field's globetrotting expedition in the hands of master trainer John Hawkes. Royal...
2014/11/18 14:17
2014/11/18 14:17
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JAPAN and Hong Kong await James McDonald in the next month, but the gun jockey says he loves Sydney, and has no plans — short-term or long-term — to leave the premier racing city. McDonald will rub...
2014/11/17 09:05
2014/11/17 09:05
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ROBBIE Laing’s attention will be diverted from his usual race-day duties when the trainer’s daughter Grace sings the national anthem before the Zipping Classic at Sandown on Saturday. Grace was one...
2014/11/16 15:16
2014/11/16 15:16
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BLAKE Shinn’s steely intensity — he treats every race meeting like a grand final — is fuelling his Sydney premiership ambitions. The champion jockey has emerged as a genuine title contender after he...
2014/11/16 05:03
2014/11/16 05:03
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The Sydney jockeys' premiership isn't the major focus for Blake Shinn but his recent form suggests he can keep the pressure on James McDonald. Shinn rode four of the winners on Saturday's eight-race...
2014/11/15 12:55
2014/11/15 12:55
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WHEN James McDonald of Tamworth’s Redimix Concrete needed a new Mack cement truck, he saw an opportunity “to do something special”. WHEN James McDonald of Tamworth’s Redimix Concrete needed a new...
2014/11/15 11:46
2014/11/15 11:46
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EVEN this far out the racing Gods appear to be smiling down on the second year of Sydney’s The Championships. Import Au Revoir scored a slogging win in Saturday’s Zipping Classic at Sandown and now...
2014/11/28 12:55
2014/11/28 12:55
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