10 Horse 2016 Doomben 10,000 Field Released

10 Horse 2016 Doomben 10,000 Field Released

A final field of just 10 weight-for-age hopefuls will line-up at Doomben Racecourse on Saturday in this year’s Doomben 10,000 field in Brisbane.

2016 Doomben 10,000 favourite Azkadellia has suffered a blow drawing the outside barrier 10 of 10 draw for Saturday. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Due to jump as Doomben Race 7 at 4:00pm (AEST), the $750,000 Group 1 James ...

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2016 Melbourne Cup Long Term Aim for Signoff

2016 Melbourne Cup Long Term Aim for Signoff

After missing this week’s Adelaide Cup due to an elevated temperature, the Darren Weir-trained Signoff’s long term target is a spring return targeting the country’s premier two mile feature the Melbourne Cup 2016.

Scratched Adelaide Cup contender Signoff heads to the paddock to prepare for a 2016 Melbourne Cup bid in the spring. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

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Luckygray Leads 2016 Belmont Sprint Field

Luckygray Leads 2016 Belmont Sprint Field

Triple Group 1 winner Luckygray is the headline acceptor for the Belmont Sprint 2016 in WA this weekend, the injury-prone champion shooting for a second win in a race he won back in 2012.

Triple Group 1 winner Luckygray is the headline acceptor for Saturday’s 2016 Belmont Sprint in WA. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

Prepared by Trevor Andrews, the rising ...

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2016 Queensland Oaks First Acceptances Released

2016 Queensland Oaks First Acceptances Released

First acceptances for Saturday week’s Queensland Oaks 2016 are now out with just 26 fillies still in the mix for the mile and a half classic at Eagle Farm Racecourse on June 4.

The Roses winner Kebede is one of 26 fillies paid up for at first acceptance stage for the 2016 Queensland Oaks at Eagle Farm on June 4. ...

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Since Australia’s first official race meeting in 1842, horse racing has become embedded into Australian culture with thousands of races taking place each year. From the local town handicaps to the world-renowned Melbourne Cup, racing fans across the country are enthralled with the drama, excitement and passion associated with horse racing. For many horse racing is their life, with thousands of people devoting their lives to the training and breeding of quality racehorses. The Australian racing industry has produced many names which will go down in history as racing legends. Around the world, names such as Phar Lap, Makybe Diva and Bart Cummings are famous for their victories in Australian horse races.

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