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Daily Liberal
Trophy in NarromineNarromine residents were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when the M
Trophy in Narromine
Daily Liberal / Posted 14 hours ago
Narromine residents were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when the Melbourne Cup came to town on Tuesday. The trophy is solid 28 carat trophy worth $175,000. Secretary of the Turf Club, Libby Dennis said they were thrilled to be a part of... Read more
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SportsFan
Hayes plots G1 path for He's Our Rokkiithe first big spring target for He's Our Rokkii. The Group One Longines Mile (
Hayes plots G1 path for He's Our Rokkii
SportsFan / Posted 19 hours ago
the first big spring target for He's Our Rokkii. The Group One Longines Mile (1600m) and Emirates Stakes over 2000m during the Melbourne Cup carnival are also on the radar. He said he would look to take the gelding through his classes before... Read more
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Canberra Times
Private Sydney: Yachties, celebrities, salty sea dogs and silvertails come out to play at Audi Hamilton Island Race Weekof those billionaire yachties entertained. Indeed, just as PS has often missed
Private Sydney: Yachties, celebrities, salty sea dogs and silvertails come out to play at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
Canberra Times / Posted 22 hours ago
of those billionaire yachties entertained. Indeed, just as PS has often missed seeing a horse amid the social madness of the Melbourne Cup marquees, on Hamilton Island it is often a challenge to keep track of the yachts. Andrew Hornery travelled... Read more
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The Age
Private Sydney: Yachties, celebrities, salty sea dogs and silvertails come out to play at Audi Hamilton Island Race Weekof those billionaire yachties entertained. Indeed, just as PS has often missed
Private Sydney: Yachties, celebrities, salty sea dogs and silvertails come out to play at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
The Age / Posted 23 hours ago
of those billionaire yachties entertained. Indeed, just as PS has often missed seeing a horse amid the social madness of the Melbourne Cup marquees, on Hamilton Island it is often a challenge to keep track of the yachts. Andrew Hornery travelled... Read more
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WA Today
Private Sydney: Yachties, celebrities, salty sea dogs and silvertails come out to play at Audi Hamilton Island Race Weekof those billionaire yachties entertained. Indeed, just as PS has often missed
Private Sydney: Yachties, celebrities, salty sea dogs and silvertails come out to play at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
WA Today / Posted 23 hours ago
of those billionaire yachties entertained. Indeed, just as PS has often missed seeing a horse amid the social madness of the Melbourne Cup marquees, on Hamilton Island it is often a challenge to keep track of the yachts. Andrew Hornery travelled... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Private Sydney: Yachties, celebrities, salty sea dogs and silvertails come out to play at Audi Hamilton Island Race Weekof those billionaire yachties entertained. Indeed, just as PS has often missed
Private Sydney: Yachties, celebrities, salty sea dogs and silvertails come out to play at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
Brisbane Times / Posted yesterday
of those billionaire yachties entertained. Indeed, just as PS has often missed seeing a horse amid the social madness of the Melbourne Cup marquees, on Hamilton Island it is often a challenge to keep track of the yachts. Andrew Hornery travelled... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Private Sydney: Yachties, celebrities, salty sea dogs and silvertails come out to play at Audi Hamilton Island Race Weekof those billionaire yachties entertained. Indeed, just as PS has often missed
Private Sydney: Yachties, celebrities, salty sea dogs and silvertails come out to play at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted yesterday
of those billionaire yachties entertained. Indeed, just as PS has often missed seeing a horse amid the social madness of the Melbourne Cup marquees, on Hamilton Island it is often a challenge to keep track of the yachts. Andrew Hornery travelled... Read more
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Canberra Times
Racing split by Winx and Michelle Payneare the captivating issues of the week. The court of punter opinion is divided
Racing split by Winx and Michelle Payne
Canberra Times / Posted yesterday
are the captivating issues of the week. The court of punter opinion is divided over Payne being replaced on the Melbourne Cup winner in his comeback race, the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield on August 27, due to fitness doubts following... Read more
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The Courier
New Payne paththe stayer in race. Hugh Bowman has also had one ride on him, with Payne fillin
New Payne path
The Courier / Posted yesterday
the stayer in race. Hugh Bowman has also had one ride on him, with Payne filling all other engagements in the seven-year-old’s career. Payne says she's hopeful rather than confident she will be reunited with Prince Of Penzance in the Melbourne... Read more
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Canberra Times
Michelle Payne return getting closerput him off a little bit." Payne says she's hopeful rather than confident she
Michelle Payne return getting closer
Canberra Times / Posted yesterday
put him off a little bit." Payne says she's hopeful rather than confident she will be reunited with Prince Of Penzance in the Melbourne Cup. She realised she was rushing her attempt to get back to ride the stayer but says Prince Of Penzance is... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Trophy in NarromineNarromine residents were treated to a once in a life time opportunity when the
Trophy in Narromine
Daily Liberal / Posted yesterday
Narromine residents were treated to a once in a life time opportunity when the Melbourne Cup came to town on Tuesday. The trophy is solid 28 carat trophy worth $175,000. Secretary of the Turf Club, Libby Dennis said they were thrilled to be a part... Read more
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Western Advocate
The week that was around the region – August 26Greg O'Mally, Mal McIntyre, Robert Kirkby, Felmington's Mark Budge and Matt Bar
The week that was around the region – August 26
Western Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
Greg O'Mally, Mal McIntyre, Robert Kirkby, Felmington's Mark Budge and Matt Barret, jockey John Letts and Dick Mante with the Melbourne Cup. Click on the image above to read the full story. GRENFELL: Grenfell RSL Veterans at the VP Day and Long... Read more
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Daily Liberal
The week that was around the region – August 26Greg O'Mally, Mal McIntyre, Robert Kirkby, Felmington's Mark Budge and Matt Bar
The week that was around the region – August 26
Daily Liberal / Posted 2 days ago
Greg O'Mally, Mal McIntyre, Robert Kirkby, Felmington's Mark Budge and Matt Barret, jockey John Letts and Dick Mante with the Melbourne Cup. Click on the image above to read the full story. GRENFELL: Grenfell RSL Veterans at the VP Day and Long... Read more
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The Young Witness
The week that was around the region – August 26Greg O'Mally, Mal McIntyre, Robert Kirkby, Felmington's Mark Budge and Matt Bar
The week that was around the region – August 26
The Young Witness / Posted 2 days ago
Greg O'Mally, Mal McIntyre, Robert Kirkby, Felmington's Mark Budge and Matt Barret, jockey John Letts and Dick Mante with the Melbourne Cup. Click on the image above to read the full story. GRENFELL: Grenfell RSL Veterans at the VP Day and Long... Read more
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The Courier
Weir influence sweeps state racing awardsput him off a little bit." Payne says she's hopeful rather than confident she
Weir influence sweeps state racing awards
The Courier / Posted 2 days ago
put him off a little bit." Payne says she's hopeful rather than confident she will be reunited with Prince Of Penzance in the Melbourne Cup. She realised she was rushing her attempt to get back to ride the stayer, but says Prince Of Penzance is... Read more
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The Age
Michelle Payne return getting closerput him off a little bit." Payne says she's hopeful rather than confident she
Michelle Payne return getting closer
The Age / Posted 2 days ago
put him off a little bit." Payne says she's hopeful rather than confident she will be reunited with Prince Of Penzance in the Melbourne Cup. She realised she was rushing her attempt to get back to ride the stayer but says Prince Of Penzance is... Read more
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The Border Mail
Wodonga: We’re on a Weir winnerGold Cup. “We’d love that to be on his agenda. “We’ve spoken to him a couple
Wodonga: We’re on a Weir winner
The Border Mail / Posted 2 days ago
Gold Cup. “We’d love that to be on his agenda. “We’ve spoken to him a couple of times. “We went down to his stables for the Melbourne Cup launch a couple of months back and again at the awards on the weekend, we were able to have a quick chat... Read more
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The Border Mail
Wodonga in bold Gold bid: get Weir hereGold Cup. “We’d love that to be on his agenda. “We’ve spoken to him a couple
Wodonga in bold Gold bid: get Weir here
The Border Mail / Posted 2 days ago
Gold Cup. “We’d love that to be on his agenda. “We’ve spoken to him a couple of times. “We went down to his stables for the Melbourne Cup launch a couple of months back and again at the awards on the weekend, we were able to have a quick chat... Read more
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SportsFan
Michelle Payne return getting closerput him off a little bit." Payne says she's hopeful rather than confident she
Michelle Payne return getting closer
SportsFan / Posted 2 days ago
put him off a little bit." Payne says she's hopeful rather than confident she will be reunited with Prince Of Penzance in the Melbourne Cup. She realised she was rushing her attempt to get back to ride the stayer but says Prince Of Penzance is... Read more
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SportsFan
Payne hopes to back riding sooneight weeks since recovering from abdominal surgery for an injury she suffered
Payne hopes to back riding soon
SportsFan / Posted 3 days ago
eight weeks since recovering from abdominal surgery for an injury she suffered in May. She said she hoped to get back to race riding soon but was happy for Harry Coffey who rides the Melbourne Cup winner in Saturday's Group One Memsie at Caulf... Read more
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News.com.au
The new Ben Hur should be called ‘Chariots of dire’all kinds of indignities at the hands of the ancient Romans. Then showed ‘em up
The new Ben Hur should be called ‘Chariots of dire’
News.com.au / Posted 3 days ago
all kinds of indignities at the hands of the ancient Romans. Then showed ‘em up by winning chariot racing’s equivalent of the Melbourne Cup. The movie won 11 Oscars, played in cinemas for years, and was pretty much the Titanic and Avatar of its... Read more
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The Border Mail
Melbourne Cup trophy readies for tourannual Melbourne Cup Carnival. Spring carnival fever is already in the air as
Melbourne Cup trophy readies for tour
The Border Mail / Posted 4 days ago
annual Melbourne Cup Carnival. Spring carnival fever is already in the air as the Victoria Racing Club prepares to take the Melbourne Cup trophy on its annual international tour. The VRC is inviting community groups, councils and racing bodies... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
The Cup comes to MungindiMelbourne Cup will visit Mungindi tomorrow, August 25 as part of its fourteenth
The Cup comes to Mungindi
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 4 days ago
Melbourne Cup will visit Mungindi tomorrow, August 25 as part of its fourteenth annual Tour of Australia and New Zealand. The Melbourne Cup is on tour, and it is heading tomorrow to Mungindi. The $175,000, 18-carat gold Emirates Melbourne Cup... Read more
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The Border Mail
Wodonga’s cup meet has lengths on rivalsthe award-winning event. Earlier this year, council staff recommended the publ
Wodonga’s cup meet has lengths on rivals
The Border Mail / Posted 5 days ago
the award-winning event. Earlier this year, council staff recommended the public holiday be scrapped in 2017 in favour of the Melbourne Cup holiday. But councillors voted 5-1 to extend support for the public holiday for two more years to 2018... Read more
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SportsFan
Almoonqith starts Cups tilt at Caulfieldwill also step up." Almoonqith won the Geelong Cup last October at his fourth
Almoonqith starts Cups tilt at Caulfield
SportsFan / Posted 5 days ago
will also step up." Almoonqith won the Geelong Cup last October at his fourth Australian start before finishing 18th in the Melbourne Cup. He then came out and proved superior in the Sandown Cup over 3200m last November. He had four starts... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Bob Skelton a great judge of pacePicture / Dean Purcell Swanston Street, the first Monday in November a decade
Bob Skelton a great judge of pace
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 8 days ago
Picture / Dean Purcell Swanston Street, the first Monday in November a decade or two back. The partner wants to watch the Melbourne Cup parade of the famous of those who have competed in the best horse race in this part of the, no, any part of... Read more
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The Age
Champion distance jockey Bob Skelton dies, aged 81he rode Rising Prince, who also finished second. Skelton gave much back to the
Champion distance jockey Bob Skelton dies, aged 81
The Age / Posted 8 days ago
he rode Rising Prince, who also finished second. Skelton gave much back to the Australian racing industry. Touring with the Melbourne Cup, he told the story across country of Australia's finest horse race. He believed that Great Sensation, a... Read more
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Northern Star
Will there ever be another like Usain Bolt?the end of his career, we question whether he is truly one of a kind. Matthew
Will there ever be another like Usain Bolt?
Northern Star / Posted 8 days ago
the end of his career, we question whether he is truly one of a kind. Matthew McInerney: There will be another Bolt THE Melbourne Cup might stop the nation but Usain Bolt can stop the world. Nothing can ever tarnish the Jamaican's legacy,... Read more
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The Daily Mercury
Will there ever be another like Usain Bolt?the end of his career, we question whether he is truly one of a kind. Matthew
Will there ever be another like Usain Bolt?
The Daily Mercury / Posted 8 days ago
the end of his career, we question whether he is truly one of a kind. Matthew McInerney: There will be another Bolt THE Melbourne Cup might stop the nation but Usain Bolt can stop the world. Nothing can ever tarnish the Jamaican's legacy,... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Will there ever be another like Usain Bolt?the end of his career, we question whether he is truly one of a kind. Matthew
Will there ever be another like Usain Bolt?
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
the end of his career, we question whether he is truly one of a kind. Matthew McInerney: There will be another Bolt THE Melbourne Cup might stop the nation but Usain Bolt can stop the world. Nothing can ever tarnish the Jamaican's legacy,... Read more
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Queensland Times
Will there ever be another like Usain Bolt?the end of his career, we question whether he is truly one of a kind. Matthew
Will there ever be another like Usain Bolt?
Queensland Times / Posted 8 days ago
the end of his career, we question whether he is truly one of a kind. Matthew McInerney: There will be another Bolt THE Melbourne Cup might stop the nation but Usain Bolt can stop the world. Nothing can ever tarnish the Jamaican's legacy,... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
Will there ever be another like Usain Bolt?the end of his career, we question whether he is truly one of a kind. Matthew
Will there ever be another like Usain Bolt?
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 8 days ago
the end of his career, we question whether he is truly one of a kind. Matthew McInerney: There will be another Bolt THE Melbourne Cup might stop the nation but Usain Bolt can stop the world. Nothing can ever tarnish the Jamaican's legacy,... Read more
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News Mail
Will there ever be another like Usain Bolt?the end of his career, we question whether he is truly one of a kind. Matthew
Will there ever be another like Usain Bolt?
News Mail / Posted 8 days ago
the end of his career, we question whether he is truly one of a kind. Matthew McInerney: There will be another Bolt THE Melbourne Cup might stop the nation but Usain Bolt can stop the world. Nothing can ever tarnish the Jamaican's legacy,... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Will there ever be another like Usain Bolt?the end of his career, we question whether he is truly one of a kind. Matthew
Will there ever be another like Usain Bolt?
Daily Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
the end of his career, we question whether he is truly one of a kind. Matthew McInerney: There will be another Bolt THE Melbourne Cup might stop the nation but Usain Bolt can stop the world. Nothing can ever tarnish the Jamaican's legacy,... Read more
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Sporting Life
Mike Cattermole: No stopping Limatorenewal. Ed Dunlop's Ascot Gold Cup winner is far from just an out-and-out stay
Mike Cattermole: No stopping Limato
Sporting Life / Posted 9 days ago
renewal. Ed Dunlop's Ascot Gold Cup winner is far from just an out-and-out stayer as he showed en route to his fourth in the Melbourne Cup when runner-up in the Caulfield Cup over 12 furlongs.He was injured in the Japan Cup afterwards and was... Read more
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Sporting Life
Take Trip to stamp his classHamilton Lonsdale Cup.Ed Dunlop's grand stayer, winner of last year's Gold Cup
Take Trip to stamp his class
Sporting Life / Posted 9 days ago
Hamilton Lonsdale Cup.Ed Dunlop's grand stayer, winner of last year's Gold Cup at Royal Ascot before finishing fourth in the Melbourne Cup, returned from an eight-month lay-off to finish third behind the very useful Scottish over an inadequate 10... Read more
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Sporting Life
Take Trip to stamp his classHamilton Lonsdale Cup.Ed Dunlop's grand stayer, winner of last year's Gold Cup
Take Trip to stamp his class
Sporting Life / Posted 9 days ago
Hamilton Lonsdale Cup.Ed Dunlop's grand stayer, winner of last year's Gold Cup at Royal Ascot before finishing fourth in the Melbourne Cup, returned from an eight-month lay-off to finish third behind the very useful Scottish over an inadequate... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Renowned pastry chef appointed new ambassadorknown in pastry and baking circles and all around Melbourne and he's particular
Renowned pastry chef appointed new ambassador
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 days ago
known in pastry and baking circles and all around Melbourne and he's particularly known for his creative centrepieces at the Melbourne Cup and the Grand Prix and the Portsea Polo," she said. Photo: Professionals and amateur bakers come from... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
The horse whisperer of VanuatuJack. Wayne told us that he and Kiwi were in training to race horses in the Kiw
The horse whisperer of Vanuatu
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 10 days ago
Jack. Wayne told us that he and Kiwi were in training to race horses in the Kiwanis Race Day. "In Vanuatu, it's just like the Melbourne Cup. My dad has won the Kiwanis Race many times but he's stopped racing now." Back at the ranch, I eyed the... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Festival forces airlines to put on extra servicesdemand. Airnorth has announced it will put on additional direct jet services f
Festival forces airlines to put on extra services
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
demand. Airnorth has announced it will put on additional direct jet services from Toowoomba to Melbourne especially for the Melbourne Cup Carnival. The company, which operates seven return flights a week every Monday to Friday and Sunday... Read more
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Sporting Life
Alex Hammond: Kin will fire!a 14/1 shot at the time of writing with the evergreen Frankie Dettori jocked up
Alex Hammond: Kin will fire!
Sporting Life / Posted 11 days ago
a 14/1 shot at the time of writing with the evergreen Frankie Dettori jocked up. This is a horse that will be targeted at the Melbourne Cup at some point and has the class to run well in an Ebor. He's still improving and I think the trip on... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Coffey in frame to ride Cup winnerconnections believe she won’t be fit enough to ride him. Coffey, who has cysti
Coffey in frame to ride Cup winner
The Courier Mail / Posted 11 days ago
connections believe she won’t be fit enough to ride him. Coffey, who has cystic fib­rosis, already has a ride in the Melbourne Cup on stablemate Signoff. Signoff, who also worked at Mortlake on Tuesday, resumes in Adelaide on Saturday in... Read more
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Western Advocate
Drought broken with Collie Cupfollowed by Dubbo (Tuesday August 23). Cobar Picnics and Parkes (Saturday Augu
Drought broken with Collie Cup
Western Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
followed by Dubbo (Tuesday August 23). Cobar Picnics and Parkes (Saturday August 27) and Bathurst (Monday, August 29 ) The Melbourne Cup tour will reach Narromine on Tuesday, August 23 with viewings and associated activities throughout the day... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Signoff set for surprise SA returnreturn to racing. The Peter Blanch-trained stayer hasn’t raced since finishing
Signoff set for surprise SA return
The Courier Mail / Posted 12 days ago
return to racing. The Peter Blanch-trained stayer hasn’t raced since finishing fourth in the Adelaide Cup at Morphettville in March. Signoff is currently on the fifth line of betting for the Melbourne Cup at $21 with UBET. lincoln.moore@news.co... Read more
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SportsFan
Protectionist wins European Group Oneowners Australian Bloodstock, told the Racing Post. The win means he is unlike
Protectionist wins European Group One
SportsFan / Posted 13 days ago
owners Australian Bloodstock, told the Racing Post. The win means he is unlikely to return for another tilt at the Melbourne Cup with connections eyeing off more European races including the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. "He has really... Read more
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SportsFan
Protectionist wins European Group One raceowners Australian Bloodstock, told the Racing Post. The win means he is unlike
Protectionist wins European Group One race
SportsFan / Posted 13 days ago
owners Australian Bloodstock, told the Racing Post. The win means he is unlikely to return for another tilt at the Melbourne Cup with connections eyeing off more European races including the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. "He has really... Read more
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SportsFan
Willie Mullins eyes Melbourne with WarriorHorse Racing News Irish trainer Willie Mullins is hoping to continue the incre
Willie Mullins eyes Melbourne with Warrior
SportsFan / Posted 13 days ago
Horse Racing News Irish trainer Willie Mullins is hoping to continue the incredible story of Clondaw Warrior with a run in the Melbourne Cup. The nine-year-old came up just short in an ambitious tilt to land the Galway Hurdle and American St Leger... Read more
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SportsFan
Payne could ride at Breeders' Cupwith the ride on Azkadellia at the Breeders' Cup meeting in Santa Anita on the
Payne could ride at Breeders' Cup
SportsFan / Posted 13 days ago
with the ride on Azkadellia at the Breeders' Cup meeting in Santa Anita on the line. Payne made history when she won the Melbourne Cup on Prince Of Penzance but was upset last week when she was told she would not be riding him when he made... Read more
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Perth Now
Phelps’ Olympic legacy immortalised in RioON November 1, 2005 after his horse Makybe Diva had won the Melbourne Cup for t
Phelps’ Olympic legacy immortalised in Rio
Perth Now / Posted 13 days ago
ON November 1, 2005 after his horse Makybe Diva had won the Melbourne Cup for the third successive time, trainer Lee Freedman said, “Go find the smallest child on this course, and there will be the only example of a person who will live long enough... Read more
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SportsFan
Michelle Payne could ride at Breeders' Cupwith the ride on Azkadellia at the Breeders' Cup meeting in Santa Anita on the
Michelle Payne could ride at Breeders' Cup
SportsFan / Posted 13 days ago
with the ride on Azkadellia at the Breeders' Cup meeting in Santa Anita on the line. Payne made history when she won the Melbourne Cup on Prince Of Penzance but was upset last week when she was told she would not be riding him when he made... Read more
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