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Big guns come out to play

By Michael Guerin Heaven Rocks has the motor to challenge champion Lazarus — but don’t expect it to be at Addington tonight. The group one winning stablemates meet for the first time in the $40,000 Superstars tonight, with Lazarus a $1.20 favourite from the ace. Considering he has never been beaten when in front and he drops back to age ...

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Addington set to sizzle

By Matt Markham The best of them might still be in the paddock at home, but even that shouldn’t be enough to stop the All Stars stable of Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen from dominating tonight’s Group One New Zealand Breeders Stakes. With no Dream About Me in the $100,000 event, the All Stars have two more the capable replacements ...

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Enititled to take satisfaction

By Tayler Strong The West Melton horseman Greg Payne can take satisfaction from the brilliant form of the 2-year-old pacing filly, My Sweetchilliphilly. She won the final of the Bathurst Gold series for fillies last Saturday night by 20.9 metres in a scorching 1.54.7 mile rate for the 1730m (mobile). The daughter of Betterthancheddar – Tact Philly has won her ...

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HRV, HarnessXpress partner to deliver Vic content to wider audience

by Trots Media The trots in Victoria are making a play to increase their hoof print in New Zealand markets. Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) today announced a content partnership with a New Zealand-based digital publication, HarnessXpress. The arrangement will see the twice-a-week HarnessXpress, which has a cult following among harness fans, publish Victorian metropolitan fields and a meeting preview in ...

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Menangle Mail – this Saturday night

RACING at Tabcorp Park Menangle returns to the usual Saturday night fixture this weekend and the Group 3 Rod Fitzpatrick Memorial is the main feature. Recent Bathurst Gold Crown winner Castalong Shadow will be out to continue his feature race haul and is currently the second favourite with TAB Fixed Odds at $3.60. Fixed Odds are also open for race ...

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She’ll be apples in Vic Oaks qualifier

AMANDA RANDO | @Amanda_Rando CLASSY filly Shezallapples is facing her first interstate assault in a heat of the Victoria Oaks at Tabcorp Park Melton on Friday night. The Group 1 winner arrived in Shepparton, Victoria, on Thursday morning in bright spirits according to trainer David Thorn. “She travelled very well and never moved on the float,” said Thorn. “She’s bright within ...

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Manton finds new Angel In White

PAUL MICALLEF FROM one Angel In White to another. Married At First Sight’s Anthony Manton (pictured above) has been focused on his TV bride Nadia Stamp for the past few months but on Friday night the Sky racecaller and presenter will turn his attention on another beauty to have taken his heart in the aptly named three-year-old filly. Manton is the major part-owner of Angel In White ...

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Apple stocks on the rise ahead of Victoria Oaks heats

by Cody Winnell New South Wales reinsman Jim Douglass has nothing but respect for Nevele R Stud Victoria Oaks favourite Petacular but he firmly believes his drive tonight – Shezallapples – is the star Victorian’s biggest danger for the series, which starts tonight at Tabcorp Park Melton. Shezallapples ran fourth in the New South Wales Oaks after a luckless trip ...

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Stage set for #APTS17

by Trots Media The stage is set for the 2017 Pryde’s Easifeed Australasian Premier Trotting Sale on Sunday. The venue, Inglis, Oaklands Junction, is in supreme order and will only be surpassed by the quality of yearling available on Sunday. Prospective buyers are encouraged to attend pre-sale inspection on Saturday from 1.30pm, with all yearlings on display. The APTS begins ...

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