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Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:23 pm

The field for the G1 Australian Derby to be run this Saturday is out. Previous winners include Jon Snow, Mongolian Khan, Dundeel, Shamrocker, Starcraft, Octagonal, & Bonecrusher.

Race 7 - 3:55PM HARROLDS AUSTRALIAN DERBY (2400 METRES)Times displayed in local time of Race MeetingOf $2,000,000.1st $1,160,000, 2nd $380,000, 3rd $195,000, 4th $90,000, 5th $45,000, 6th $20,000, 7th $20,000, 8th $20,000, 9th $15,000, 10th $15,000, Equine Welfare Fund $20,000, Jockey Welfare Fund $20,000. GROUP 1
Set Weights, Three-Years-Old, Apprentices cannot claim.


No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 EXTRA BRUT Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Sam Clipperton 18 56.5kg 107
2 MADISON COUNTY (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Tommy Berry 11 56.5kg 106
3 IN A TWINKLING Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 15 56.5kg 100
4 ARROGANT (NZ) Michael Moroney Craig Williams 12 56.5kg 100
5 CHAPADA Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 13 56.5kg 98
6 SURELY SACRED (NZ) Tony Pike Damian Lane 6 56.5kg 98
7 PLATINUM INVADOR (NZ) Lisa Latta Jonathan Riddell 14 56.5kg 97
8 GLOBAL EXCHANGE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Kerrin McEvoy 8 56.5kg 95
9 STARS OF CARRUM Robbie Laing Hugh Bowman 10 56.5kg 94
10 ARAMAYO James Cummings Tim Clark 19 56.5kg 88
11 ANGEL OF TRUTH Gwenda Markwell Corey Brown 4 56.5kg 88
12 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Blake Shinn 17 56.5kg 84
13 COSSETOT James Cummings Glyn Schofield 3 56.5kg 80
14 DECLARATIONOFHEART Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 1 56.5kg 78
15 COSTELLO David Payne Jason Collett 9 56.5kg 71
16 TWINSPIER (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Nolen 7 56.5kg 64
17 SHAMAN (NZ) Anthony Cummings Travis Wolfgram 2 56.5kg 60
18 FRANKELY AWESOME Kris Lees James McDonald 16 54.5kg 90
19e YULONG TAVION (NZ) Mick Price Brenton Avdulla 5 56.5kg 60
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Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:33 pm

Everest winner Redzel is back and taking on a great field in the TJ Smith

Race 8 - 4:35PM AQUIS T J SMITH STAKES (1200 METRES)Times displayed in local time of Race MeetingOf $2,500,000.1st $1,450,000, 2nd $470,000, 3rd $245,000, 4th $115,000, 5th $60,000, 6th $25,000, 7th $25,000, 8th $25,000, 9th $17,500, 10th $17,500, Equine Welfare Fund $25,000, Jockey Welfare Fund $25,000. GROUP 1
Standard Weight for Age, Apprentices cannot claim.

Track Name: Randwick Track Type: Turf 

Field Limit: 18 + 4 EM
No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 REDZEL Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 5 58.5kg 118
2 TRAPEZE ARTIST Gerald Ryan Blake Shinn 7 58.5kg 118
3 SANTA ANA LANE Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 8 58.5kg 116
4 PIERATA Gregory Hickman Tommy Berry 2 58.5kg 113
5 VEGA MAGIC David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 3 58.5kg 113
6 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Glyn Schofield 10 58.5kg 112
7 OSBORNE BULLS James Cummings Hugh Bowman 4 58.5kg 112
8 FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale 1 58.5kg 106
9 SHOALS Anthony Freedman Tim Clark 6 56.5kg 114
10 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES Bjorn Baker Damian Lane 9 56.5kg 106
11 SUNLIGHT Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 11 54.5kg 115
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:07 pm

Trevor McKee the trainer of the great New Zealand mare Sunline has passed away at the age of 81 from a long illness. May he rest in peace
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    Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:27 pm

    Somewhat "old news" as it happened in May but filly Qafila defeated males in the South Australian Derby (AUS-G1).

    Owned by Shadwell, Qafila is by Not A Single Doubt out of the Tapit mare Zighy Bay.

    The reach of Tapit continues to extend far and away.

    https://www.races.com.au/2019/05/11/201 ... avourites/
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    Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:20 pm

    Taylor Swift has backed out of a scheduled show at the upcoming Melbourne Cup, apparently because of pressure from animal rights groups. :shock:
    https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainmen ... -cup.html/
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    Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:33 pm

    BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
    Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:20 pm
    Taylor Swift has backed out of a scheduled show at the upcoming Melbourne Cup, apparently because of pressure from animal rights groups. :shock:
    https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainmen ... -cup.html/
    Unsurprising. It's quite fashionable for celebrities of her type to kowtow to vegans and animal rights "activists."
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    Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:26 pm

    Is Winx in foal yet?
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    Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:53 pm

    Squeaky wrote:
    Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:26 pm
    Is Winx in foal yet?
    She has been bred and they should be doing the test any day now
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    Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:33 pm

    Veteran Black Heart Bart springs 100-1 surprise in Underwood Stakes
    https://www.racingpost.com/news/interna ... kes/401888
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    Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:19 pm

    Mylute wrote:
    Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:33 pm
    Veteran Black Heart Bart springs 100-1 surprise in Underwood Stakes
    https://www.racingpost.com/news/interna ... kes/401888
    3 of the first 4 home (Black Heart Bart, Gailo Chop, and Hartnell) are 9 years old. Brings a new meaning to the older horse division :lol:
    weeeeeeeee
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    Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:47 pm

    I think they all had to wait for Winx to retire to have a chance at some wins. :lol:
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    Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:45 pm

    On a completely different tangent, I am wondering if it was ever publicized why Minardi, the stallion, died while at stud in New Zealand at the age of 14? Anyone know?
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    Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:15 am

    CorridorZ75 wrote:
    Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:45 pm
    On a completely different tangent, I am wondering if it was ever publicized why Minardi, the stallion, died while at stud in New Zealand at the age of 14? Anyone know?
    Have not found any announcement for his cause of death but it was a while ago. Interesting horse to look up he spent two years shuttling to New Zealand in 2002-03 he was exported to USA in December 2003 and never returned.
    He arrived in Australia in July 2006 and never left, his death is recorded as being on the 30 October 2012.
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    Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:31 am

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    Kings Will Dream who was pulled up in the Cox Plate has been diagnosed with a fractured pelvis and a ruptured blood vessel which seems to have clotted. He is listed as stable and more importantly he is not in pain. He is being monitored closely by vets who are concerned abouth the blood vessel and will undergo more tests as the week progresses
    Kings Will Dream who had a fractured pelvis after last years Cox Plate has just won the G1 Turnbull Stakes!!!!
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    Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:53 am

    Lys Gracieux and Magic Wand are intriguing additions to the Cox plate.
    A filly named Ruffian...

    Eine Stute namens Danedream...

    Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

    Kincsem nevű kanca...


    And a Queen named Beholder
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    Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:03 am

    Lys Gracieux wins the Cox Plate!
    A filly named Ruffian...

    Eine Stute namens Danedream...

    Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

    Kincsem nevű kanca...


    And a Queen named Beholder
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    Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:14 pm

    When it reaches over 100 degrees in Australia, do they cancel racing for safety?

    thanks.
    I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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    Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:56 pm

    stark wrote:
    Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:14 pm
    When it reaches over 100 degrees in Australia, do they cancel racing for safety?

    thanks.
    From what I've seen lately, they've been moving post times up earlier in the day to avoid running at the hottest point in the afternoon.
    weeeeeeeee
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    Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:49 am

    They have cancelled a few meetings lately but it depends on a few factors that I am not entirely certain of. They do monitor forecasts in the week leading up to a racemeeting, and will enact Heat Policy Level 1, 2, or 3. they have cooling mists, showers in the stabling area and water available in the unsaddling enclosure and various other things to help as well. They will as mentioned move the race times to earlier or later in the day so they are not in the hottest part of the day. It all depends on the forecasts and while it is not always easy for the trainers, owners, jockeys to work around they do their best for the horses. (I'll find a couple of examples of the Heat Policys over the next few days since I see them all the time but too tired to look now)

    The main problems in Australia are the uncontrollable bushfires and I know of at least one prominent racing person in hospital with serious burns due to trying to save his horses.
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    Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:55 pm

    Tragic and so frightening. No word in the story about the animals, but the one man is in an induced coma with burns. https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/austral ... li=AAgfIYZ
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