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20 August 2018 2:08 AM Michael Matthews sprints back to victory at BinckBank Tour

It might not be the Tour de France stage win he hoped for, but Canberra cycling star Michael Matthews has put a difficult year behind him to return to the winner's list. Matthews sprinted to victory on the final stage of the BinckBank Tour in Belgium on Monday to not only claim the stage win, but also second overall in the general classification 5

19 August 2018 9:30 AM Waller to start Single Gaze in Chelmsford Stakes

Waller's racing manager Charlie Duckworth said she had settled in nicely. "We're happy with how she's come through her first two trials and she'll just have her last trial tomorrow and then head straight to the Chelmsford first-up over a mile, which is why we put her through three trials instead of just the two," he said. "She'll be nice and fit and ready 4

18 August 2018 2:00 AM Country race clubs kick in for drought relief

Racing personality Richard Callander will be at the centre of two racedays to raise funds for drought relief as racing in the bush supports their own. Callander will have $2500 to bet on each of the eight races on the Aquis Farm day at Muswellbrook on Tuesday and the TAB has guaranteed a $20,000 donation will being made. Caring and sharing: Kosciuszko 5

17 August 2018 12:37 PM Emerging Kaonic ready to profit from Waller's patience

Chris Waller has his group 1 winning three-year-olds from last season – D’argento and Unforgotten – taking on Winx on Saturday, but it might a four-year-old away from the Randwick limelight who has the potential to join the stable's stars at the highest level. Kaonic was considered in the same class as his stellar stablemates, as was the emerging Paret 5

17 August 2018 6:56 AM 'She's a hell of a horse.' Winx chases 26 as Black Caviar's connections cheer her on

On the same day Winx returns to racing aiming for her 26th consecutive win, the turf's other once in a generation galloper (yes, we've been lucky) Black Caviar will turn 12, having been born on August 18, 2006. It's a nice coincidence as the two superstars sit locked together, potentially for the last time, on 25 straight wins before Winx attempts to stretch 6

11 August 2018 2:49 AM Racing NSW announces $1 million drought relief package for industry

Racing NSW has announced a $1 million package to help thoroughbred participants under financial stress because of the drought gripping the state. Chief executive Peter V’landys said Racing NSW had already distributed emergency funding to several people in the industry, including paying one mortgage for four months. “We have had people coming to us and asking 10

10 August 2018 9:42 AM $50,000 Federal provides temporary relief for battling ACT trainers

ACT trainers don't have much to smile about at the moment but trainers Paul Jones and Barb Joseph would have thoroughly enjoyed watching race seven at Canberra on Friday. Six-year-old gelding Anthonis cruised home to win the $50,000 Federal by almost three lengths ahead of Dylan's Deeva and Motime at Thoroughbred Park. Jones and colleagues Matt Dale and Nick Olive 9

9 August 2018 3:34 AM Triple Crown looks to Emperor's Way to continue good run

The Triple Crown Syndications silks made famous by Redzel in The Everest have been on a tear for the past month and trainer Paul Snowden thinks it could continue with Emperor’s Way and Island Missile at Rosehill on Saturday. Peter and Paul Snowden are the exclusive trainers for Triple Crown and since the beginning of July, there have been 13 wins for the syndicator 8

5 August 2018 12:00 PM Racing NSW buy Cummings' slice of paradise for retired racehorses

Bart’s son, trainer Anthony Cummings, would not comment on the sale when contacted by Fairfax Media on Sunday. The property had been part of court proceedings back in February when Anthony Cummings’s lawyer, Michael Jaloussis, offered valuation for feed company Ranvet and the property. “As your Honour would see, it is worth about $12-13 million. I wouldn’t 13

4 August 2018 1:38 AM Grassroots harness racing prizemoney to increase by 20 per cent

“Guaranteeing races for fillies and mares only has been well received by breeders, owners and trainers,” Smith said. “Almost 50 per cent of the foal crop every year are fillies, and HRNSW has provided additional opportunities for them to race against their own sex.” The Bathurst Gold Crown carnival got a big boost with the prizemoney lift, meaning the Gold Chalice 19