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18 June 2018 6:07 AM Le Mans: Matt Campbell wins on debut at the world’s biggest race

“Matt was on the radio and he was just really calm and knew what he had to do. He just had this look in his eye and I was like 'this guy is the real deal'. These are young stars emerging and we are a part of it. Star appeal: Dempsey Proton Racing team manager and actor Patrick Dempsey after Matt Campbell's win at Le Mans. “I’m lost for words. Everyone 9

15 June 2018 1:11 AM Myer abandons Birdcage marquee for Melbourne Cup Carnival

It's long been the place to be, and be seen, come Cup time but Myer's long-running Birdcage marquee will be scrapped for the 2018 Melbourne Cup Spring Racing Carnival. Supermodel Jennifer Hawkins, singer Natalie Imbruglia, and superstar sprinter Usain Bolt are just some of the celebrity guests to have frequented the Birdcage marquee, one of the main contenders 13

14 June 2018 6:00 AM Bloodlines: Snitzel extends reign as king of the stallions

Just one group1 event remains for the 2017-18 Australian racing season and the Chris Waller stable, aided by a huge contribution from wonder mare Winx, has produced another amazing 12 months. A total of 69 group1 races were programmed in the 12 months beginning August 1, 2017, finishing on Saturday week with the running of the group1 Tattersall’s Tiara 11

9 June 2018 3:00 AM HRNSW reveal rising stars for Nick Dewar memorial series

The future of the sport will once again be on show in the Nick Dewar Memorial Rising Stars series in the week leading up to Breeders’ Challenge day on July 1. Harness Racing NSW announced 10 drivers, led by last year’s winner Ellen Rixon, to complete in the series, which will have heats in Young, Bathurst, Bankstown and Newcastle at the end of the month 10

8 June 2018 10:00 AM The Australian connection behind US Triple Crown chaser Justify

“It was the first time Henry came to the Keeneland Sales with us, after the success in Australia, and Justify was the first horse we bought as a group in America,” SF Bloodstock’s Tom Ryan said. “We bought him because of Henry. He was adamant that we buy him. He was hip number 50 of a more than 3000 horse sale. “He had failed a couple of vets, but our vet was happy 8

7 June 2018 3:59 AM Santa Ana Lane looks to go from Wagga to The Everest, via Stradbroke

It took a while for Anthony Freedman to work out Santa Ana Lane but once he did the group 1 rewards have flowed. Saturday’s Stradbroke Handicap at Doomben is next on the list. A little more than a year ago Santa Ana Lane was winning a Wagga Town Plate at $10, because that is where he was. But it was the catalyst for him finding his true form and he has since 7

6 June 2018 6:44 AM Why a supreme Jeff Horn should have you racing to the bookies

"The Pacquiao fight, people thought that was a fluke or I didn’t actually win it. Then they saw me fight [Gary] Corcoran and they think Corcoran wasn’t any good," Horn told Fairfax Media. "Now they have no excuses if I fight one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world and beat him. They can’t say it’s a fluke every time, can they? "If I’m able to pull this off and pull this upset 9

1 June 2018 6:27 AM Cup prizemoney soars beyond $7m, Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup to $5m

The Everest, held for the first time in 2017 at Randwick, is worth $13 million this year. But Racing Victoria's chief executive Giles Thompson said there was no contest. "These prizemoney increases are not related to the Everest,'' he said. "The Everest is a particular race, and a very successful race in what it does. People buy slots and that enables

1 June 2018 6:00 AM How racing can recapture the hearts and minds of the people

"It is my vision that within the next decade, racing can climb back to become one of the world's top 10 sports," he told the recent Asian Racing Conference in Seoul. Mind you it was in the quinella as far as Australia was concerned. During the afternoon newspaper circulation wars between my outfit "The Sun" and the "Daily Mirror", taken over by a prophet 1

26 May 2018 1:59 AM Go hard or go home for Maori Time in Elitloppet bid

“That’s her racing style and that’s probably how she got invited to that race, racing that way, so I’m pretty sure they’d want to keep consistent in that matter and make sure we’re not going home wondering.” Maori Time will take the French champion Bold Eagle, which ran a 1:50 mile in the heat last year but was beaten in the final, in her heat and if she doesn’t 21