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Midweek Return for 2015 Cox Plate Nominated Ethiopia

Midweek Return for 2015 Cox Plate Nominated Ethiopia

Pat Carey’s former Group 1 winner and Cox Plate 2015 nominated Ethiopia will make a quiet return to racing as a seven-year-old this Wednesday in a Sandown-Lakeside midweek run over 1400m.

2012 ATC Derby winner Ethiopia runs as a seven-year-old at Sandown this Wednesday on way to a possible Cox Plate bid. Photo: Steve Hart.

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Grand National Hurdle Winner Bent on Melbourne Cup 2011

Grand National Hurdle Winner Bent on Melbourne Cup 2011

History and the odds on Australia’s champion hurdler Black And Bent to win the 2011 Melbourne Cup this November may be against them, but trainer Robert Smerdon believes the Flemington feature is more than just a pipe dream after the horse’s authoritative victory in the $200,000 Grand National Hurdle (3900m) at Betfair Park, Sandown Lakeside on Sunday.

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