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Final fields for Randwick

The Australian Turf Club has received 156 acceptances for the ten race programme at Randwick on Saturday after the final fields were assembled on Wednesday.

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Sandown-Lakeside

Track conditions, form and scratchings for Sandown-Lakeside - Track Good 4 - rail out 9m for the entire circuit - 6mm of irrigation for the last 24 hours, 14mm for the last seven days - no rain for the last 24 hours, 7.6mm for the last seven days - weather partly cloudy 24c - 36 scratchings - FINAL

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Rosehill

TRACK DOWNGRADE 11.45AM TO HEAVY 9 - Track conditions, form and scratchings for Rosehill - Track Heavy 9 - rail in the True position for the entire circuit - no irrigation for the last seven days - no rain for the last 24 hours, 25.5mm for the last seven days - weather partly cloudy chance showers 25c - 30 scratchings - FINAL

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Owners support RV's stakes cut

Racehorse owners have thrown their support behind Racing Victoria’s move to reduce costs and prizemoney as the industry braces for a potential worst-case scenario due to the coronavirus

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Surgery for Riordan after Swan Hill fall

Victorian apprentice Liam Riordan advised on Tuesday that he has a displaced clavicle, one of the main bones in the shoulder, after his fall at Swan Hill on Monday and that he will have surgery on Wednesday.

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Metropolitan pools forecasts for Saturday

The Doncaster Mile meeting at Randwick on Saturday is forecast to have a NSW TAB Quaddie pool of $1,000,000 on the last four races of the programme.

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Could the Cox Plate be postponed?

Moonee Valley Racing Club chief executive Michael Browell admits he would rather postpone this year's Cox Plate to 2021 than have its 100th edition run behind closed doors.

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Cost cutting prudent says RV

Chairman Brian Kruger said Racing Victoria has made an appropriate long-term decision to begin stripping back prizemoney amid a series of cost-cutting measures due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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TAB opening markets for Randwick features

TAB opening markets for Randwick's Group 1 features on Saturday - TJ Smith Stakes - Nature Strip firms from $5.00 into $4.60 on Tuesday morning - Santa Ana Lane and Bivouac $5.00 - Loving Gaby $6.00 - Pierata $8.00

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Group 1 fields for Randwick

Fields and barrier draws for the four Group 1 race at Randwick on Saturday - The Star Doncaster Mile - Melody Belle (NZ) barrier 14 - TJ Smith Stakes - Nature Strip barrier one - Santa Ana Lane barrier two - Bivouac barrier six - Loving Gaby barrier 13

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Sydney Autumn Carnival weather watch

Sydney's forecast leading into the Doncaster Mile meeting at Randwick on Saturday - rain forecast for Thursday and Friday - up to 25mm possible:

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Fifty Stars (IRE) out of Doncaster Mile

Racing NSW stewards' reported early Tuesday that Fifty Stars (IRE) would not be accepted for the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) later Tuesday morning after being found to be lame.

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Monday's wagering review

Monday's wagering review of TAB.com.au All In fixed odds markets for races at Randwick on Saturday - Rubisaki $3.00 favourite for PJ Bell Stakes after opening at $3.50

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Caulfield Cup prizemoney cut likely

Melbourne Racing Club chief executive Josh Blanksby has all but conceded this year’s Caulfield Cup will receive a reduction in prizemoney - chance Australasian runners only

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Colette nominated to come to town for Adrian Knox Stakes

Godolphin have nominated three-year-old filly Colette to come to town for the first time in the Group 3 TAB Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on Saturday, one of 27 nominations for the race which has a capacity field of 16 plus four emergencies

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Riordan hospitalised after Swan Hill fall

Monday’s meeting at Swan Hill was put on hold after a fall in the concluding stages of the fourth race of the day - apprentice Liam Riordan was conscious and talking and moving all limbs with a shoulder injury the main area of concern

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May Carnival set for significant change

Warrambool’s May Carnival 'won’t be run as we know it' with the COVID-19 crisis likely to see it restructured for 2020, Country Racing Victoria (CRV) boss Scott Whiteman has warned.

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Online shows the way

While Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club announced on Sunday a sensible 50% prizemoney reductions for the upcoming two days of Championships races at Randwick, there is news out of Hong Kong that shows a way forward for every racing jurisdiction battling the current economic fall out from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Sydney Autumn Carnival weather watch

Sydney's forecast leading into the Doncaster Mile meeting at Randwick on Saturday - showers each day with warm daily maximum temperatures

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Reflections on Tancred Stakes Day

Autumn carnival action concluded at Rosehill on Saturday with excellent performances from the Waterhouse and Bott stable, again, Aussie Tom Marquand, again, Not A Single Doubt, again, a magical first Group 1 for Adam Hyeronimus and the mare Verry Elleegant (NZ) was just that

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