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20 September 2018 10:18 AM Seachange proved career changing for ‘The Doyler’

When a jockey has already ridden a slew of group 1 winners, enjoyed classic success and been the regular partner of a real top-liner such as European champion 1600-metre horse Kingman, it’s hardly appropriate to label his current successful season as a breakthrough year. But for top English rider James Doyle 2018 is, if not a breakthrough campaign, then one when he has really 83

19 September 2018 5:32 AM Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes headlines revamped Caulfield card

Racegoers can enjoy the second successive weekend of group 1 racing in Melbourne on Saturday (out of a total of nine in a row during the carnival) when the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes headlines the action at Caulfield. English raider Jungle Cat, a group 1 winner to be ridden by leading English rider James Doyle, heads the weights after declarations were released 95

19 September 2018 12:07 AM Old gold: senior service is riding to racing’s rescue

Yes, it will be said Winx, in the winning streak, had soft successes. Now aged seven, normally a vintage when mares are better served at the stud, only beat Invictus Prince at her previous start and he was downed in the earlier Bill Ritchie at Randwick. But then in her record you see Happy Clapper, another eight-year-old who, alas, bled in the Makybe 85

14 September 2018 4:37 AM Danny Laws keeps Cup dream alive despite the challenges locals face

There's been plenty of talk this week about how hard it is for battling owners and trainers to get horses into the Melbourne Cup these days, what with all the competition from Irish billionaires and petro-dollar-fuelled Arab potentates, not to mention an increasing number of cashed-up Australian syndicators and owners splashing huge sums for proven European 74

12 September 2018 4:13 AM Cox Plate not necessarily the end for wonder mare Winx

Could Winx go on beyond another Cox Plate should she triumph for the fourth successive time in the weight-for-age event next month? Part owners Debbie Kepitis and Peter Tighe enthralled the audience at The Valley's A Legendary Night on Tuesday when they spoke about their wonder mare, how they came to buy her and their ride along the way as first she became 65

10 September 2018 1:37 AM Michael Matthews enters rarified air alongside his idol

"When I saw what Simon Gerrans did in 2014 I was at the Vuelta and it was something special for Cycling Australia to see an Aussie achieve what Simon achieved in these races. "It was a massive goal for me also to achieve. He had so many great wins, I always looked up to him. It was great to have him here in the race to witness what I did. It's also very special 92

9 September 2018 6:45 AM Waller hopes for common sense on Victorian fertility drug ban

Waller has a strong posse of group 1 winning mares including Egg Tart, Youngstar, Unforgotten, Shillelagh and, of course, Winx that will target the major races in Melbourne. He doesn't want it to become a Winx issue, as it effect all racing mares. Winx, which will look for her 27th consecutive win in Saturday’s Colgate Optic White Stakes at Randwick 89

8 September 2018 5:13 AM Canberra back on top of the Highway

It's not just Canberra who are the winners from their return to the Highway Handicaps, but racing as a whole. Training partnership Keith Dryden and Scott Collings became the first Canberrans to win the Highway Handicap since ACT trainers were readmitted to the lucrative series last weekend. Their three-year-old gelding Handle The Truth won by a long head from Terry 80

7 September 2018 8:29 AM McConnell to lead Canberra charge at mountain bike worlds

Cross country rider Dan McConnell will lead Canberra's charge at the mountain biking world championships in Switzerland this weekend. McConnell's one of three Canberrans competing in Lenzerheide, along with downhillers Jackson Frew and Tegan Molloy. Dan McConnell is one of Canberra's three hopes at the mountain bike world championships in Switzerland 93

3 September 2018 3:02 AM Dunn pledges half Kosciuszko winnings to drought relief

“We just thought with what is happening how can we make a difference for some of the farmers, and this seems the best way because it is such a big event for country racing.” The young trainer has developed an enviable reputation for bringing horses on the long trip to Sydney and winning. Care To Think, the best horse he has had, was made a $6 Kosciuszko 74