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PLANS PROGRESS AT NJC TRACK

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The recent wet weather in the Hunter forced plenty of sporting cancellations – but racing has continued at beautiful Broadmeadow. The once-maligned NJC track has received plenty of praise for holding up, but plans to replace it in spring will go ahead. Read More »

DAMIEN OLIVER TO RIDE PORT MACQUARIE’S EXPLOSIVE SCENE IN COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

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One of the country’s best jockeys will ride a Port Macquarie-trained horse in this weekend’s Country Championships at the Royal Randwick Racecourse. With Damien Oliver in the saddle, it’s hoped “Explosive Scene” will make an impact in the city. Read More »

KRIS LEES CARRIES LOCAL HOPES FOR NEWMARKET HANDICAP

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The fields have been released for next week’s Newmarket Handicap at Broadmeadow, with trainer Kris Lees set to carry local hopes in the Group Three race. This year’s meeting has an extra drawcard – a $100,000 provincial qualifier. Read More »

QUEEN OF THE NORTH ATTRACTS HIGH PROFILE RUNNERS

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The $50,000 Queen of the North has attracted top Hunter trainer Kris Lees. He’s entering five-year-old mare, Gold Epona, while local hopeful Reorganise is also in the running, after a successful start to her career. Read More »

MIDSUMMER SUN SHINES IN GOLD CUP

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Midsummer Sun made history at the Gosford race track last night, taking out the Gold Cup for the second year in a row. It’s the first time in four decades the feat has been achieved. Read More »

TOP THOROUGHBREDS UP FOR AUCTION

Before Saturday’s big Magic Millions race day at the Turf Club, some serious horse trading has to be done. Today, thoroughbreds by the dozen went under the hammer. Read More »

PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR MAGIC MILLIONS

Dust off your fascinators and suits, the count down to the annual Magic Millions carnival is upon us again. Horse inspections kick off this week, and directors are tipping big bucks to fly, in 2015. Read More »

MAGIC MILLIONS TO BECOME RICHER THAN EVER

How do you make the Gold Coast’s most glamorous race day even glitzier? The answer, more than double the prize money. The 20-16 event will be the richest of its kind in Australia… and one of the top 10 race meetings in the world. Read More »

MELBOURNE CUP WINNER AT HOME IN NEWCASTLE

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Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist has arrived at his new home in Newcastle. The 5-year-old stallion was welcomed in Broadmeadow early this morning, where he’ll now be under the eye of local trainer Kris Lees. Lees says Protectionist will be spelled for the time being, before he begins preparation for the Autumn Racing Carnival in Sydney. The long term goal will be to achieve back-to-back wins in the race that stops the nation. Read More »

IN CAHOOTS RUNS A GALLANT RACE AT FLEMINGTON

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Newcastle horse In Cahoots has overcome a pre-race incident in the barrier to finish third in today’s final race at Flemington. The four year old threw jockey Damien Oliver off his back, delaying the start of the race. Once the Group Two event got underway, the $10,000 gelding, trained by Maitland’s Phil Atkins, finished a gallant third. “Dream Fontaine’s going to make him earn it but Deep Field… In Cahoots and Charlie Boy ran fourth.” Read More »

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