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13 November 2018 5:27 AM Payne seeks winning momentum with top-line jockey

Rosehill trainer David Payne has turned to 11-time group 1-winning hoop Tye Angland in a bid to give Momentum To Win exactly that at Hawkesbury today. Payne has been given dispensation by stewards for the gelding to carry an extra half-kilogram in a 2000-metre class 2 handicap as the four-year-old chases a first win in almost eight months. That March 18

10 November 2018 7:02 AM Poetic justice as Santa Ana Lane sinks rivals

It was indeed poetic justice for the owners and the stable that Santa Ana Lane got the firmer surface down the straight that he had been denied in the monsoonal conditions in Sydney when he went north to contest The Everest. Like many in that race he simply could not act on the heavy ground in which the VRC Sprint Classic favourite Redzel had excelled 22

9 November 2018 6:19 AM Group 1 victory on Pierata the perfect way for Berry to thank Hickman

“I always thought he would suit this horse and it has worked out that he has been able to hook up with him at the right time. Hickman of course remembers the Berry boys as a pair. The twins were always together. Nathan tragically died four years ago from NORSE syndrome, an acute form of epilepsy, while riding in Singapore. Tommy Berry's ride on Pierata 10

8 November 2018 4:43 AM Widdup believes Chia will improve in blinkers

“There are a couple of good ones from Godolphin in the race but I feel they will have to be good to beat her.” Widdup also has Chauffeur returning to the races again, and the entire might be facing D-day for his manhood. The four-year-old was runner-up in the Magic Million Classic a couple of years ago after being the top-priced yearling from the sales 17

30 October 2018 4:21 AM Thinkin' Big fares well in barrier draw for Derby, Weir is out of luck

Gai Waterhouse's favourite Thinkin' Big drew ideally in the centre of the field in barrier nine for the $2 million Victoria Derby on Saturday. A full field of 16 and two emergencies were declared for the 2500-metre classic, a shot in the arm for those who are hoping to see more emerging stayers developed in this country. While Waterhouse fared well, champion 9

21 October 2018 1:23 AM O'Brien set to launch multi-pronged Manikato attack

Intelligence Cross missed the start at Caulfield, and stewards want him to undergo a barrier trial this week before giving him the go-ahead to start alongside his three stablemates in the $1 million Manikato, named after one of Australia's greatest twentieth-century sprinters. ''The plan is to run all our sprinters, including US Navy Flag, Spirit Of Valor 11

18 October 2018 1:53 AM Jennings finds 'sweet spot' after heeding late SOS from Hawkes team

"And by the end of it it doesn't do you any good because when you need to go back to the provincials you don't have the support there having been in town for a few weeks. "At the moment I'm happy taking the six or seven rides at the provincials. I'd eventually like to be getting back into town, but we have to see how that plays out. This is obviously 6

16 October 2018 11:33 AM Portelli will launch new two-year-old Reign – rain, hail or shine

“The idea is to get some money in the bank for the Golden Slipper, because that is the dream with him, like his sister.” Portelli could save Ronstar for another day if the track is heavy on Saturday, but he would like to give him the chance to earn his way to Melbourne. The Zoustar gelding won his first two starts dominating from the front before just being 10

5 October 2018 1:57 PM Cycling world to converge on the 'Gong at road world titles

“The championships will see junior, under-23 and elite male and female athletes compete across the Road Race, Individual and Team Time Trial events, creating a world-class event for spectators.” It is the third international event the NSW government has secured as part of its “10 World Cups in 10 years” campaign after winning the rights to the men’s 15

1 October 2018 5:13 AM Brutal injury adds to Legh's woes as Viddora camp set Valley plan

Leading owner Rupert Legh has enjoyed the sort of racecourse success that few can only dream of. But even at the top level disappointments abound, and there can have been few tougher weekends for an owner than the one Legh has just endured, made worse by the news on Monday that his top three year old colt Brutal was out for the spring. "We've said it all along 12