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Kelley’s amazing dead-heat feat

Cooma trainer David Kelley registered an unlikely dead-heat with stablemates Super View and Lady Animaliaat at Canberra last Friday with two rank outsiders hitting the line in unison for a quinella which paid $225.

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Maher and Eustace after Pakenham Cup win

Ciaron Maher and David Eustace will be looking to add next Saturday's Pakenham Cup (2500m) to their trophy cabinet and have the early $3.50 favourite in the form of Mankayan (Ire) when entries closed for the $300,000 race.

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Boss invited for international series in Saudi Arabia

Glen Boss will get another chance to add to his tally in an international jockeys’ series held in Saudi Arabia early next year at King Abdulaziz Racetrack, Riyadh.

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Tuesday and Wednesday form

Tuesday’s meetings include Australia’s Tamworth, Ararat, Japan’s Funabashi, South Africa’s Vaal, France’s Deauville, UK’s Lingfield-All Weather, Southwell, Newcastle-All Weather

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Worth a second look...

The Sandown Cup meeting staged at Caulfield on Saturday, and in a new time slot a few weeks after the Melbourne Cup Carnival, lived up to its usual high standards. There were horses to follow in the New Year in even stronger grade, and those which should find things a little easier over the coming summer months…

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Weather to decide Alexander’s Pakenham Cup bid

Archie Alexander is aiming to have two starters in the Listed Pakenham Cup with stablemates Mosh Music and Pappalino (Fr) earmarked for Victoria's final feature Cup of the year and possibly set to take-on the likes of Dr Drill (GB), Mankayan (Ire) and Smokin’ Romans (NZ).

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Ellsberg opens as Villiers Stakes favourite

Saturday’s Festival Stakes winner Ellsberg has opened as TAB's favourite for the Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) in the Pre-Nominations market which opened on Monday - Zoustyle $2.50 favourite for Group 3 George Moore Stakes (1200m)

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Beer’s consistent Dragon to fire in Highway

Albury-based conditioner Mitch Beer feels there’s no better time than now to tackle the riches of the Highway Handicap with progressive Fiorente (Ire) gelding Wise Dragon.

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Goldman’s work in progress to target the Highway

The Kurt Goldman-trained Hokahey is starting to put it all together for the Goulburn-based conditioner and is a nomination for the Highway Handicap at Rosehill Gardens this coming Saturday.

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History of the Kingston Town Classic

Day 3 of the Ascot Masters continues on Saturday with the running of the Drummond Golf Kingston Town Classic. Here's an extensive catalogue of the race's history.

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A look ahead: Rosehill nominations – December 4

Forecasted wet weather extends nomination deadline to Tuesday for six of the 10 races at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney this coming Saturday, with a brace of Benchmark 88 events forming the cornerstone of the programme.

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Grant and Alana Williams to take outside clients

Grant and Alana Williams confirmed on Monday that exclusive ties with leviathan owner Bob Peters are to be cut in 2022 so to welcome outside clients and to open a satellite stable in Victoria

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Amiche nominated for Rosehill

Hawkesbury’s Edward Cummings has nominated his last start winner Amiche for the Benchmark 88 over the 1100m at Rosehill on Saturday after the five-year-old Nicconi mare won the F & M Benchmark 78 over 1100m at the course on November 6th

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Wil John prevails in Jericho Cup

The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace stable landed their second $300,000 Jericho Cup (4600m) at Warrnambool on Sunday with Wil John prevailing in Australia's longest flat race

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Neasham looking to split stable stars

Still flushed from a trifecta of Group 1 wins during the spring, Warwick Farm's Annabel Neasham is already turning her thoughts to the next chapter as she mulls autumn plans for Zaaki (GB) and Mo'unga (NZ)

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City tracks benefit from a rest: Waller

Chris Waller believes an enforced break during COVID has helped to revitalise the Rosehill course proper.

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Raceday wagering review

With Sound ($19) taking out the Zipping Classic for a second year in a row all eyes were on short favourite Spanish Mission with the Peter Moody trained horse firming from $1.55 in to $1.40 and was responsible for more than half of the money held

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No fairytale finish for Glen Boss

Veteran jockey Glen Boss has had his last race ride, finishing fourth aboard Spanish Mission USA) in the Zipping Classic at Caulfield on Saturday. Though best remembered as the jockey who rode Makybe Diva to her three Melbourne Cup wins, he retires having piloted 90 Group 1 winners.

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Sound lands second Zipping Classic

The Mike Moroney-trained veteran import Sound (Get) has landed a second $750,000, Group 2, Zipping Classic, this time at Caulfield. The 9-year-old could now back-up in the Pakenham Cup next week before heading over 'The Ditch' for the Auckland Cup.

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Adelaide training duo strike again in the Eclipse Stakes

Adelaide-trained Regalo Di Gaetano (by Supreme Class) scored another feature race win for South Australian-based trainers during the Melbourne Spring Carnival when landing the Group 3, Keno Eclipse Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield for Richard & Chantelle Jolly.

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