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McKendry on sidelines

By Michael Guerin Maurice McKendry finds himself in the unusual position of spectator this week from an even more unusual venue. New Zealand’s second most successful ever reinsman has been hospitalized since Tuesday and will miss drives at Alexandra Park tonight and, more importantly, behind his stable star Shandale in the Flying Stakes at Addington tomorrow. McKendry was admitted to ...

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Time To Shine In QBRED Breeders Classic Final

The Gr.2 $50,000 QBRED Breeders Classic Final for three-year-old colts and geldings has plenty to offer. After all, it’s the glamour division. And the hype has surrounded the ‘big three’ in Frankie Rocks, Leos Best and Catcha Lefty. But following the barrier draw, the race has opened up and rival connections are now looking realistic chances including the ideally drawn ...

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Will Beauty Be The Best?

Luck goes a long way in racing. And Mark Dux is hoping he has a little on his side when he lines up in the Gr.2 $50,000 QBRED Breeders Classic 3yo Fillies Final at Albion Park on Friday night with his talented prospect Covert Beauty. So far, luck has deserted them both. Following the barrier draw earlier this week, Dux ...

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Garrard Going For It In QBRED Breeders Classic Final

Burpengary horseman Daren Garrard is confident of a forward showing with his classy mare Mathilda Diventa ahead of tomorrow night’s (Friday) Listed $25,000 QBRED Breeders Classic 4yo Mares Final at Albion Park. And Garrard believes the timing is right. On Sunday, the Redcliffe Yearling Sale will be staged for the ninth time, a sale that has proven to be quite a ...

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Elegant Christian recovers

Lightly-raced five-year-old Elegant Christian has recovered from a hoof abscess and the gelding gets an excellent chance of returning to the winning list at Gloucester Park on Friday night, despite starting from the outside barrier (No. 9) in the 1730m Slater Gartrell Sports Alex’s 21 and Amy’s 18 Pace… << READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE >> Approved By Dean Baring ...

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Cant Refuse poised to turn the tables

Victorian gelding Cant Refuse has managed just one win from 15 starts, but he looks certain to start favourite after drawing favourably in the $50,000 Slater Gartrell Sports Western Gateway Pace over 2536m at Gloucester Park on Friday night. He will start from barrier three on the front line in the group 3 feature for three-year-olds and has bright prospects ...

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Stars of the future compete at Gunning

THE 32nd NSW Mini Trotting Championships were conducted at Gunning over the Easter long weekend with ponies and competitors coming from all over the state to compete. The ponies were split into three divisions – Midget, Shetland and Ponies with three rounds of heats being conducted in each division to determine the top twelve qualifiers for each category. In the ...

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Good draw could be key in wide open Echuca Pacing Cup

The Country Cups Championships heads to Frank Ryan Raceway this Saturday night for the running of the Moama Bowling Club Echuca Pacing Cup. The $30,450 Group 3 race shapes as an even affair, in which Im Alex will be looking to take advantage of his plum draw. VIDEO: KEEP YOUR QUADDIE WIDE AT ECHUCA, JASON BONNINGTON TELLS PUNTERS The seven-year-old ...

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Graham Wants Major Victory

Shane Graham has always been a believer. The leading Brisbane based horseman will partner emerging star Major Coup in tomorrow night’s (Friday) Listed $25,000 QBRED Breeders Classic 4yo Entires and Geldings Final at Albion Park. Prepared by his father Wayne, the big striding gelding will start from the inside gate in the 2138m feature event and start as a short-priced ...

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Besotted drops hugely in class

A classy pacer who has won a $100,000 group 1 event and has been placed in four other group events make his West Australian debut when he starts off the front as an M1-classified performer in the Slater Gartrell Sports Allira and Jett Bond Handicap at Gloucester Park on Friday night. He is seven-year-old New Zealand-bred gelding Besotted, a recent ...

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