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Waller wins Sydney Cup for his mates as Selino holds on

Waller wins Sydney Cup for his mates as Selino holds on

The premier trainer had already won the Australian Oaks earlier in the day, but Selino’s victory was more personal.

  • by Chris Roots

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‘He’s a monster’: Addeybb proves he’s best in the world

‘He’s a monster’: Addeybb proves he’s best in the world

Addeybb never looked like being caught in the straight at the Queen Elizabeth Stakes. At the post, jockey Tom Marquand punched the air and looked back at his rivals.

  • by Chris Roots
The very contrary Verry Elleegant: How wild thing became a winning machine

The very contrary Verry Elleegant: How wild thing became a winning machine

From humble beginnings, racing’s crankiest horse has become a stylish champion. But how has she done it as she closes in on the greats of the Australasian turf?

  • by Adam Pengilly
Horses, trainers, jockeys, tipsters: Queens of the turf rule in new world

Horses, trainers, jockeys, tipsters: Queens of the turf rule in new world

I appreciate her other obligations over the weekend but submit that Queen Elizabeth II, who is known to cheer home a fancy in the grandstand, would have enjoyed Randwick’s weight-for-age event named in her honour.

  • by Max Presnell
‘There is a lot between them’: Queen Elizabeth not a match race

‘There is a lot between them’: Queen Elizabeth not a match race

Verry Ellegant and Addeybb are worthy favourites for the Queen Elizabeth but it’s no longer a match race, its a contest with Sir Dragonet and Mugatoo ready to spring an upset.

  • by Chris Roots
Family connections provide Ideel grounding for Sydney Cup quest

Family connections provide Ideel grounding for Sydney Cup quest

She’s Ideel looks for a change of luck to find the winner’s circle in the Sydney Cup at Randwick.

  • by Chris Roots
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Addeybb’s best mate will cop tip straight from the horse’s mouth

Addeybb’s best mate will cop tip straight from the horse’s mouth

The English raider will let his long-time trackwork rider and strapper Safid Alam know on Saturday morning if he is ready to become a back-to-back Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner.

  • by Chris Roots
Canny Kiwi ready to burst some Oaks bubbles with Amarelinha

Canny Kiwi ready to burst some Oaks bubbles with Amarelinha

Jamie Richards was careful to make sure New Zealand Oaks winner Amarelinha was at her best before coming to Randwick for the Australian Oaks.

  • by Chris Roots
Gollan brings State of Origin mentality to The Championships

Gollan brings State of Origin mentality to The Championships

Tony Gollan believes he has the right horse in Isotope to win the Arrowfield Sprint and return to hunt the Golden Eagle in the spring.

  • by Chris Roots
‘Our time will come’: Why Luke Price passed on his first Golden Slipper runner

‘Our time will come’: Why Luke Price passed on his first Golden Slipper runner

Jamaea had a berth in the world’s richest two-year-old race before the owners and her co-trainers turned it down in the hope of picking up a rich consolation at Randwick.

  • by Adam Pengilly
‘Stay positive you  can overcome everything’: How Andrew Adkins got back on track

‘Stay positive you  can overcome everything’: How Andrew Adkins got back on track

The easy thing for Andrew Adkins to do would have been to say he had had enough. Instead, he could be riding to victory on Rondinella in Sydney Cup.

  • by Chris Roots