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31 October 2018 8:40 AM Canberra Racing board undergoes revamp

Canberra Racing chief financial officer Andrew Clark is filling the role on an interim basis. Mackay has a strong racing background, having worked in the industry for 10 years before moving to Canberra in 2014 to take over the Southern Cross Club. He held roles at the Sydney Turf Club, Tabcorp, the Australian Turf Club and Racing NSW. The former chief 135

31 October 2018 7:32 AM Duretto out of Melbourne Cup with stress fracture in foreleg

English challenger Duretto has been ruled out of a tilt at the Melbourne Cup, freeing up a space in the race for one of those desperately seeking to force their way into the field. The Caulfield Cup fourth, trained by Andrew Balding, has been on the easy list since sustaining an injury last week at the Werribee Training Centre, where he is being stabled 122

30 October 2018 7:42 AM Fifteen minutes of fame for locals Yucatan, Soundcheck

Yucatan seemed a good option as a name for the Domesday colt out of Folk Rock that South Australian trainer Matthew Seyers bought for $16,000 at the Adelaide yearling sales in March last year. Gary Wilks, who owns half the horse, had thrown the name forward as a nod to the sire Domesday, aware a meteorite that struck the Yucatan Peninsula about 66 million 132

30 October 2018 5:53 AM Yucatan rides again: Cup favourite to race under original name

Earlier on Tuesday, the trainer of the Australian-based Yucatan, Matt Seyers, had offered connections of the Lloyd Williams-owned Herbert Power Stakes winner his blessing to change the horse's name to his original European guise. Nick Williams, the son of leviathan owner Lloyd Williams, who owns the Irish-based Aidan O'Brien-trained Yucatan, joined calls 109

29 October 2018 9:01 AM Saeed and Moore battle in Melbourne

The racing world is shrinking and no one knows that more than Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor and Coolmore’s No.1 jockey Ryan Moore. Bin Suroor saddled up Benbatl to finish a game second to champion Winx in the Cox Plate on Saturday, but he could not hang around to celebrate or even take much stock of his horse’s gallant performance. He was on the plane 166

29 October 2018 5:48 AM Randwick trainers fume as Freedman get fast-track return

Randwick trainers are furious that the Australian Turf Club has rolled out the red carpet for the return of Michael Freedman from Hong Kong to Sydney’s premier track in partnership with Ed O’Rourke. Freedman announced on Monday he would hand in his licence to train in Hong Kong next month in order to return home. Freedman did not indicate where he would 136

27 October 2018 10:28 AM Under fiercest pressure, Bowman finds his calm on Winx

Brash British TV host Matt Chapman has spent all week justifying his crack at the "moderate" standard of Winx's rivals in Australia, but pulls Bowman aside an hour before the big race to get him to autograph a couple of racebooks. Strange times. Outside, it's hard to know whether Bowman or the 38,000-plus people crammed into Moonee Valley for a glimpse 110

27 October 2018 2:58 AM Gai-ja vu: Waterhouse and Bott claim prize again

It's an Inglis sales-restricted race, an event that carries an entree to a richly endowed series with a $3 million bonus. So it was odds-on that Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott would have not just a runner, but a fancied contender. Punters should, if they haven't already, learn to set their watches for just after noon on Cox Plate day at Moonee Valley 117

25 October 2018 2:31 AM Smith keen to wait until autumn to test Aqua D’Ivina in stakes grade

Warwick Farm trainer Matthew Smith is in no hurry to get Aqua D’Ivina to her destiny of stakes racing; he just wants her to show she is back this spring. That’s why the daughter of Pierro will be at Randwick on Saturday and Smith is prepared to wait with the four-year-old until the autumn as she comes back from a colic attack. Aqua D’Ivina looked a black 101

25 October 2018 2:09 AM Quinton keen for sun to shine on Royal Celebration

Ron Quinton has questioned whether a trip to Melbourne with promising colt Royal Celebration might come too soon as he tries to cash in some of the most potent formlines at Randwick on Saturday. While the eyes of the racing world will be on Winx's bid for a fourth Cox Plate to surpass Kingston Town's achievement of three wins in the weight-for-age championship 110