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Play Master returns a winner at Flemington Homebred gelding Play Master continues to repay Benalla horseman Peter Smith, returning to racing with a dominant win at Flemington. The Smith-trained Play Master is a son of unheralded stallion Masterprint, who Smith owns, and notched his eighth victory from 16 starts with his three-quarter length win in Saturday's Red Tempo Handicap (1000m). ... READ MORE
Fawkner on target for Cox Plate Fawkner returned to the scene of his greatest triumph when taking out the Caulfield Stakes on Saturday. It was 51 weeks ago that Fawkner provided owner Lloyd Williams with his first Caulfield Cup and a year on it might be the same horse to provide the owner with a first Cox Plate. Ridden by Nick Hall, who won the Caulfield Cup aboard the geld... READ MORE
Derby-winner Australia retires Leading race horse Australia, which won both this year's English Derby and the Irish Derby, has been retired just a week before the colt was due to bow out at the British Champions Day meet at Ascot, it was announced Saturday. According to a UK representative of the Ireland-based Coolmore Stud, where Australia was trained by Aidan O'Brien, the c... READ MORE
Rare footage of Phar Lap unearthed Historians believe a nitrate film unearthed in Sydney could be the original version of the only documentary of Phar Lap filmed while the horse was still alive. The rare footage of the champion racehorse was recently given to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) by the Australian Turf Club after it was discovered in a canister ... READ MORE
Cassidy teams up with Waller for Cup bid Twenty-five years since the last of his two Newcastle Gold Cup wins, veteran jockey Jim Cassidy is poised to help leading trainer Chris Waller claim his first. Cassidy will be reunited with Multilateral for the first time in 12 months in the $175,000 race at Broadmeadow on Thursday and his timing couldn't be better. One of three runners Walle... READ MORE
The Cleaner earns Plate start with WFA win Popular front-runner The Cleaner and his knockabout trainer Mick Burles have earned the right to a place in the Cox Plate field after a typically determined win in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes. In a race where Melbourne Cup favourite The Offer delighted jockey Tommy Berry with his return, The Cleaner earned exemption from the Cox Plate ballot hi... READ MORE