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Western Advocate
Review of ‘knee jerk’ decisionproblems that existed there didn’t happen in Bathurst.” He said later takeaway
Review of ‘knee jerk’ decision
Western Advocate / Posted yesterday
problems that existed there didn’t happen in Bathurst.” He said later takeaway sales would be beneficial for events like the Melbourne Cup, V8 races and Christmas, and like Stumpy said the city’s liquor accord meant any potential issues were... Read more
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Queensland Times
Dittman rides double before sharing track concernsthree Ipswich Cups in the process. Dittman senior is among the select band to
Dittman rides double before sharing track concerns
Queensland Times / Posted yesterday
three Ipswich Cups in the process. Dittman senior is among the select band to have won the four major races in Australia - The Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate, and Golden Slipper along with many other Group 1 races. Nathan Day also rode a... Read more
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The North West Star
Queen's stayer set to race in Melbourne Cuphe is a true stayer, he is a winner at weight-for-age and on Saturday night he
Queen's stayer set to race in Melbourne Cup
The North West Star / Posted 2 days ago
he is a true stayer, he is a winner at weight-for-age and on Saturday night he showed that he was desperately looking for the Melbourne Cup distance of 3200m," one analyst said. "He's the ideal horse that you want in the Cup. He's got loads of... Read more
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News Mail
Sport greats on show at new Eidsvold exhibitcurator and RM Williams Centre staff member Laurel Bayles said the idea origina
Sport greats on show at new Eidsvold exhibit
News Mail / Posted 2 days ago
curator and RM Williams Centre staff member Laurel Bayles said the idea originally came about after it was announced the Melbourne Cup trophy would be touring through the town. "We thought we'd showcase all our local people who have achieved... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Young guns join stars on centre stageHighland Reel could run in the Japan Cup via the Caulfield Cup and Dartmouth —
Young guns join stars on centre stage
The Courier Mail / Posted 3 days ago
Highland Reel could run in the Japan Cup via the Caulfield Cup and Dartmouth — owned by The Queen — and Erupt would target the Melbourne Cup. Be interesting to learn who’s going where once the dust settles. WIN FOR DIVERSITY INTERESTING movements... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Astro Castro hits punters for sixfrom Tempy near Swan Hill and was the Wimmera’s leading trainer for many years.
Astro Castro hits punters for six
The Courier Mail / Posted 3 days ago
from Tempy near Swan Hill and was the Wimmera’s leading trainer for many years. “Those colours have been in races like the Melbourne Cup, the Australian Cup and the Victoria Derby,” Hunter said. Curly trained Tudor Peak, who finished second in... Read more
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The North West Star
Ricky Blewitt takes picnic riding crown again with remarkable winning runin the saddle. "To win in those colours on a Cummings-trained horse was someth
Ricky Blewitt takes picnic riding crown again with remarkable winning run
The North West Star / Posted 3 days ago
in the saddle. "To win in those colours on a Cummings-trained horse was something I never thought I would do. Saintly won the Melbourne Cup in those colours and I will never forget winning the Bong Bong Cup," Blewitt said. Country race... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Where will 2016 sit in July Carnival history?win define a glittering career to follow? Such is the allure of races such as
Where will 2016 sit in July Carnival history?
Daily Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
win define a glittering career to follow? Such is the allure of races such as the Grafton Cup and Ramornie Handicap, while the Melbourne Cup or Magic Slipper are pinnacle events in the racing world, these Listed country feature races are often been... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Your chance to see the Melbourne Cup up closewhen she accompanies the cup during the tour. The annual tour celebrates the h
Your chance to see the Melbourne Cup up close
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
when she accompanies the cup during the tour. The annual tour celebrates the heroes and stories intrinsically linked to the Melbourne Cup and its contribution to Australia’s historical and cultural heritage before returning to Flemington... Read more
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Canberra Times
Australian Bloodstock hope to be Singing with latest importfor Berlin to watch Protectionist next month, but first a two-year wait will en
Australian Bloodstock hope to be Singing with latest import
Canberra Times / Posted 4 days ago
for Berlin to watch Protectionist next month, but first a two-year wait will end with a horse which holds form around the Melbourne Cup winner at Canterbury on Saturday. Singing is another European import Australian Bloodstock purchased with... Read more
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Herald Sun
Spring plans on the lineon the outcome of September’s Irish St Leger, trainer Aidan O’Brien could set A
Spring plans on the line
Herald Sun / Posted 5 days ago
on the outcome of September’s Irish St Leger, trainer Aidan O’Brien could set Ascot Gold Cup winner Order Of St George for the Melbourne Cup as part of a powerful Irish contingent. O’Brien is considering Cox Plate campaigns for Idaho and... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Spring plans on the lineon the outcome of September’s Irish St Leger, trainer Aidan O’Brien could set A
Spring plans on the line
The Courier Mail / Posted 5 days ago
on the outcome of September’s Irish St Leger, trainer Aidan O’Brien could set Ascot Gold Cup winner Order Of St George for the Melbourne Cup as part of a powerful Irish contingent. O’Brien is considering Cox Plate campaigns for Idaho and... Read more
5d
The Courier Mail
Stable watch: Inside mail for CanterburyFelines in the July Sprint (1100m) and Singing, who had form around Protectioni
Stable watch: Inside mail for Canterbury
The Courier Mail / Posted 5 days ago
Felines in the July Sprint (1100m) and Singing, who had form around Protectionist in Germany before that stayer won the Melbourne Cup two years ago, makes his Australian debut in the Tab.com.au Handicap (1900m). “It might be questionable if... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Cup in precarious positionCup ambassador and race caller Bryan Martin. Photo / Nick Reed A wrong move co
Cup in precarious position
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 6 days ago
Cup ambassador and race caller Bryan Martin. Photo / Nick Reed A wrong move could have been a costly mistake when the Melbourne Cup visited Auckland yesterday. The $183,000, 18-carat gold trophy was taken to the harbour bridge as part of... Read more
8d
Adelaide Now
Long road to get Singing back on songwith Singing, which is likely to have his Australian debut on Saturday. It was
Long road to get Singing back on song
Adelaide Now / Posted 8 days ago
with Singing, which is likely to have his Australian debut on Saturday. It was originally planned Singing would run in the Melbourne Cup won by Protectionist, but that blueprint went out the window when the stayer suffered a tendon... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Long road to get Singing back on songwith Singing, which is likely to have his Australian debut on Saturday. It was
Long road to get Singing back on song
The Courier Mail / Posted 8 days ago
with Singing, which is likely to have his Australian debut on Saturday. It was originally planned Singing would run in the Melbourne Cup won by Protectionist, but that blueprint went out the window when the stayer suffered a tendon... Read more
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The Courier
LETTERS TO THE EDITORtown of nearly 4500 people and still growing with developer-driven estates goin
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The Courier / Posted 8 days ago
town of nearly 4500 people and still growing with developer-driven estates going in. We have the Ballarat racecourse, the Melbourne Cup winning jockey and strapper who grew up here, as well as the Melbourne cup winning trainer. We have a great... Read more
8d
Daily Telegraph
Sonia Kruger calls for Muslim banafter Kruger made the derogatory comments about a “sweatshop of illegal immigra
Sonia Kruger calls for Muslim ban
Daily Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
after Kruger made the derogatory comments about a “sweatshop of illegal immigrants’’ slaving away on her wardrobe for the Melbourne Cup Carnival. “Let’s just say there’s a sweatshop full of illegal immigrants working on them right now,’’... Read more
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Manning River Times
Monday, July 18, 2016of the Greyhound Breeders Owners and Trainers Association, Geoff Rose at Waucho
Monday, July 18, 2016
Manning River Times / Posted 8 days ago
of the Greyhound Breeders Owners and Trainers Association, Geoff Rose at Wauchope on Sunday. Pic Ivan Sajko ►GREAT LAKES: The Melbourne Cup rode into the Tuncurry races on the weekend...see a photo gallery here. ►CAMDEN HAVEN: A local vet has... Read more
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Manning River Times
Mid North Coast Magic: your week in photosGuardian Facebook page: 'Pretty sure that's Jupiter next to the moon. Thought I
Mid North Coast Magic: your week in photos
Manning River Times / Posted 9 days ago
Guardian Facebook page: 'Pretty sure that's Jupiter next to the moon. Thought I would share - taken in Macksville NSW." The Melbourne Cup came to Tuncurry over the weekend. When it comes to local living treasures, North Arm brothers Henry and... Read more
9d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Thousands hump it across the dusty outback to Boulia camel raceswestern Queensland town of Boulia, where thousands of people gathered this week
Thousands hump it across the dusty outback to Boulia camel races
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 days ago
western Queensland town of Boulia, where thousands of people gathered this weekend for the 20th annual camel races. Dubbed the Melbourne Cup of camel racing, the event offered some spectacular finishes for the crowd of about 2,500 people, even if... Read more
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Brisbane Times
The Goss: Gabi Grecko's unconventional way to spur a divorce from Geoffrey Edelstenafter he sees my video he will send me the papers for a divorce," she said. Af
The Goss: Gabi Grecko's unconventional way to spur a divorce from Geoffrey Edelsten
Brisbane Times / Posted 9 days ago
after he sees my video he will send me the papers for a divorce," she said. After getting engaged in The Birdcage at the Melbourne Cup in 2014, the pair said "I do" the following June in a low-key, "tacky Vegas theme" wedding in an Asian... Read more
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WA Today
The Goss: Gabi Grecko's unconventional way to spur a divorce from Geoffrey Edelstenafter he sees my video he will send me the papers for a divorce," she said. Af
The Goss: Gabi Grecko's unconventional way to spur a divorce from Geoffrey Edelsten
WA Today / Posted 9 days ago
after he sees my video he will send me the papers for a divorce," she said. After getting engaged in The Birdcage at the Melbourne Cup in 2014, the pair said "I do" the following June in a low-key, "tacky Vegas theme" wedding in an Asian... Read more
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9d
The Age
The Goss: Gabi Grecko's unconventional way to spur a divorce from Geoffrey Edelstenafter he sees my video he will send me the papers for a divorce," she said. Af
The Goss: Gabi Grecko's unconventional way to spur a divorce from Geoffrey Edelsten
The Age / Posted 9 days ago
after he sees my video he will send me the papers for a divorce," she said. After getting engaged in The Birdcage at the Melbourne Cup in 2014, the pair said "I do" the following June in a low-key, "tacky Vegas theme" wedding in an Asian... Read more
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9d
Canberra Times
The Goss: Gabi Grecko's unconventional way to spur a divorce from Geoffrey Edelstenafter he sees my video he will send me the papers for a divorce," she said. Af
The Goss: Gabi Grecko's unconventional way to spur a divorce from Geoffrey Edelsten
Canberra Times / Posted 9 days ago
after he sees my video he will send me the papers for a divorce," she said. After getting engaged in The Birdcage at the Melbourne Cup in 2014, the pair said "I do" the following June in a low-key, "tacky Vegas theme" wedding in an Asian... Read more
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9d
The Morning Bulletin
Robert Schwarten: 'Now I know how I got elected'is that people like Pauline Hanson have had their hand in the taxpayer till for
Robert Schwarten: 'Now I know how I got elected'
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 9 days ago
is that people like Pauline Hanson have had their hand in the taxpayer till for a decade by running for everything except the Melbourne Cup. She has squirreled away hundreds of thousands of dollars in the vote dollar market. Similarly Bob Katter... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
The Goss: Gabi Grecko's unconventional way to spur a divorce from Geoffrey Edelstenafter he sees my video he will send me the papers for a divorce," she said. Af
The Goss: Gabi Grecko's unconventional way to spur a divorce from Geoffrey Edelsten
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 10 days ago
after he sees my video he will send me the papers for a divorce," she said. After getting engaged in The Birdcage at the Melbourne Cup in 2014, the pair said "I do" the following June in a low-key, "tacky Vegas theme" wedding in an Asian... Read more
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The Courier
Like It Is goes after group glory LIKE It Is goes for group one glory on the opening day of the Melbourne Cup C
Like It Is goes after group glory
The Courier / Posted 10 days ago
LIKE It Is goes for group one glory on the opening day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington today.A group two and three winner for Ballarat trainer Darren Weir, Like It Is is out to take the next big step... Read more
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The Age
Eddie Jones, it's us and them, but you are one of uswas a hard bastard! Michelle Payne on being knocked out: "When I did come to i
Eddie Jones, it's us and them, but you are one of us
The Age / Posted 10 days ago
was a hard bastard! Michelle Payne on being knocked out: "When I did come to in the ambulance, I couldn't remember winning the Melbourne Cup initially and had to Google it. But since then my memory's come back fine." If I write the script for a... Read more
10d
The Morning Bulletin
Leading Jockey to miss race thanks to suspensionday. Out in the coalfields around Middlemount it doesn't get any bigger as it
Leading Jockey to miss race thanks to suspension
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 10 days ago
day. Out in the coalfields around Middlemount it doesn't get any bigger as it is the hardworking community's equivalent to the Melbourne Cup. I kid you not and if you went to Rosewood Park to view the fashion fiesta, with a stretch of the... Read more
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The Age
Force of lifefunny colour.' I said, 'Well, I've been in the English summer.' " By last Novem
Force of life
The Age / Posted 11 days ago
funny colour.' I said, 'Well, I've been in the English summer.' " By last November, when she chatted with Prince Charles at the Melbourne Cup, she had become accustomed to an odd sensation in her abdomen: "Funny little jabbing pains." One night,... Read more
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11d
NZCity
Socialite Lady Susan Renouf diesdivorced in 1977. She married British gambling millionaire and racing identity
Socialite Lady Susan Renouf dies
NZCity / Posted 11 days ago
divorced in 1977. She married British gambling millionaire and racing identity Robert Sangster in 1978, and was handed the Melbourne Cup in 1980 after Beldale Ball was the first horse to cross the line in the race that stops the nation. In an... Read more
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WA Today
State of Origin could be worth $15 million to WA economy: Premier Colin Barnettof 3.96 million viewers last year, out-rating popular events such as the AFL Gr
State of Origin could be worth $15 million to WA economy: Premier Colin Barnett
WA Today / Posted 11 days ago
of 3.96 million viewers last year, out-rating popular events such as the AFL Grand Final (3.54 million viewers) and the Melbourne Cup (3.07 million viewers). The South Sydney Rabbitohs have been playing regular NRL games in Perth since 2009.... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Melbourne Cup … NSW made itCOMING HOME: The gold for the Melbourne Cup actually came from NSW. Minister f
Melbourne Cup … NSW made it
Daily Liberal / Posted 11 days ago
COMING HOME: The gold for the Melbourne Cup actually came from NSW. Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy Anthony Roberts acknowledged the arrival today of the 2016 Melbourne Cup to the place where the gold used in its production came from –... Read more
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Perth Now
Lady Susan Renouf dies on 74th birthdayto renovate. Her husband was a major racehorse breeder in the UK and Australia
Lady Susan Renouf dies on 74th birthday
Perth Now / Posted 11 days ago
to renovate. Her husband was a major racehorse breeder in the UK and Australia. So when, in 1980, his Beldale Ball won the Melbourne Cup, it was Lady Susan’s victory too. There was a genuine cause for celebration. As if she needed them. For... Read more
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Perth Now
For Lady Renouf life was a celebrationto renovate. Her husband was a major racehorse breeder in the UK and Australia
For Lady Renouf life was a celebration
Perth Now / Posted 11 days ago
to renovate. Her husband was a major racehorse breeder in the UK and Australia. So when, in 1980, his Beldale Ball won the Melbourne Cup, it was Lady Susan’s victory too. There was a genuine cause for celebration. As if she needed them. For... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Lady Susan Renouf dies on 74th birthdayto renovate. Her husband was a major racehorse breeder in the UK and Australia
Lady Susan Renouf dies on 74th birthday
Adelaide Now / Posted 11 days ago
to renovate. Her husband was a major racehorse breeder in the UK and Australia. So when, in 1980, his Beldale Ball won the Melbourne Cup, it was Lady Susan’s victory too. There was a genuine cause for celebration. As if she needed them. For... Read more
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Herald Sun
Lady Renouf dies after cancer battleto renovate. Her husband was a major racehorse breeder in the UK and Australia
Lady Renouf dies after cancer battle
Herald Sun / Posted 11 days ago
to renovate. Her husband was a major racehorse breeder in the UK and Australia. So when, in 1980, his Beldale Ball won the Melbourne Cup, it was Lady Susan’s victory too. There was a genuine cause for celebration. As if she needed them. For... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Lady Renouf dies after cancer battleto renovate. Her husband was a major racehorse breeder in the UK and Australia
Lady Renouf dies after cancer battle
The Courier Mail / Posted 11 days ago
to renovate. Her husband was a major racehorse breeder in the UK and Australia. So when, in 1980, his Beldale Ball won the Melbourne Cup, it was Lady Susan’s victory too. There was a genuine cause for celebration. As if she needed them. For... Read more
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The Courier
Would-be armed robbers hoped to net $30K each from JDsties and disguises. The group believed they could steal $30,000 each from JD’s
Would-be armed robbers hoped to net $30K each from JDs
The Courier / Posted 12 days ago
ties and disguises. The group believed they could steal $30,000 each from JD’s Sports Bar, because it was the day after the Melbourne Cup and gambling takings would be high, the court was told. The court heard that phone intercepts and... Read more
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The Courier
Belief sets arenas so women can play hardearned international fame last year for telling doubters to “get stuffed” when
Belief sets arenas so women can play hard
The Courier / Posted 12 days ago
earned international fame last year for telling doubters to “get stuffed” when she became the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. American Ronda Rousey’s landmark UFC fight in Melbourne early this year created a push in young girls and... Read more
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The North West Star
Home town heronarrowly missed out at Bedourie but are both looking forward to performing on t
Home town hero
The North West Star / Posted 12 days ago
narrowly missed out at Bedourie but are both looking forward to performing on their home turf of Boulia which is known as the Melbourne Cup of camel racing. But the pair will be among a strong field of locally trained camels at the starting gates... Read more
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Manning River Times
Melbourne Cup rides into the Great Lakesexperience the Emirates Melbourne Cup firsthand. The annual tour celebrates th
Melbourne Cup rides into the Great Lakes
Manning River Times / Posted 12 days ago
experience the Emirates Melbourne Cup firsthand. The annual tour celebrates the heroes and stories intrinsically linked to the Melbourne Cup and its contribution to Australia’s historical and cultural heritage before returning to Flemington... Read more
13d
Daily Telegraph
Byrne makes smart call to stay homefor the season. The record had been held by John Hawkes for the past 13 season
Byrne makes smart call to stay home
Daily Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
for the season. The record had been held by John Hawkes for the past 13 seasons. “It’s been a big season,’’ Weir said. “The Melbourne Cup, six Group one races, 100 city winners and now this. It’s right up there with those feats.” ■ EXILED... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Byrne makes smart call to stay homefor the season. The record had been held by John Hawkes for the past 13 season
Byrne makes smart call to stay home
Adelaide Now / Posted 13 days ago
for the season. The record had been held by John Hawkes for the past 13 seasons. “It’s been a big season,’’ Weir said. “The Melbourne Cup, six Group one races, 100 city winners and now this. It’s right up there with those feats.” ■ EXILED... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Byrne makes smart call to stay homefor the season. The record had been held by John Hawkes for the past 13 season
Byrne makes smart call to stay home
The Courier Mail / Posted 13 days ago
for the season. The record had been held by John Hawkes for the past 13 seasons. “It’s been a big season,’’ Weir said. “The Melbourne Cup, six Group one races, 100 city winners and now this. It’s right up there with those feats.” ■ EXILED... Read more
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13d
Herald Sun
Weir breaks training recordat Moonee Valley. Weir is also closing in on Lee Freedman’s record of 115 Melb
Weir breaks training record
Herald Sun / Posted 13 days ago
at Moonee Valley. Weir is also closing in on Lee Freedman’s record of 115 Melbourne metropolitan winners set in 2005-06. The Melbourne Cup-winning trainer has prepared 102 city winners this season. Weir said he was relieved to have finally... Read more
13d
The Courier
Weir sets new training recordon the world stage this season. Having already caught the imagination of the r
Weir sets new training record
The Courier / Posted 13 days ago
on the world stage this season. Having already caught the imagination of the racing world when Prince of Penzance took out the Melbourne Cup in November, Weir on Wednesday broke the Australian training record for the most winners in a season. Gun... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Weir breaks training recordat Moonee Valley. Weir is also closing in on Lee Freedman’s record of 115 Melb
Weir breaks training record
The Courier Mail / Posted 13 days ago
at Moonee Valley. Weir is also closing in on Lee Freedman’s record of 115 Melbourne metropolitan winners set in 2005-06. The Melbourne Cup-winning trainer has prepared 102 city winners this season. More to come ... Couldn't be happier for my... Read more
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Manning River Times
Manning Valley weekend plannerWhat's on in the Manning and surrounds this weekend. The Melbourne Cup will be
Manning Valley weekend planner
Manning River Times / Posted 13 days ago
What's on in the Manning and surrounds this weekend. The Melbourne Cup will be on show at this weekend's Tuncurry-Forster Races. Friday, July 15 o Taree Open Art Exhibition, Taree High School Hall (THS Hall), 9am-4pm. o Pat Lands, Heather... Read more
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