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V'landys Wants Fair Go On Ei Costs

Friday February 29, 2008
RACING NSW chief executive Peter V'Landys has called for an urgent meeting with the new Federal Government's Primary Industries Minister to ensure horse owners are not forced to pay the $100 million-plus equine influenza bill.

Dreams Come True: Dollar Bet Nabs $2.1m

Monday February 25, 2008
IT started with a horse called Isn't That Lucky and ended with one called A Dream Come True - a run of eight winners that turned a 50-pence ($1.06) stake into Britain's first million-pound betting-shop pay-out.

Japan Was Source Of Horse Flu, Says Vet

Monday February 25, 2008
JAPAN has been highlighted as the source of the equine influenza virus, which caused losses running into hundreds of millions of dollars to the racing industry, wiping out the spring racing carnival last year.

Diamond Already A Nice Fit For Colt

Saturday February 23, 2008
WHEN a young horse carries the blood of one of Australasia's greatest weight-for-age performers, as well that of a former top-class filly, its owners could be forgiven for expecting racetrack success. But, though few things in racing work out as expected, the pressure to perform, in some ways, is already off Minnesota Shark.

Rack It Up

Saturday February 23, 2008
The Ashwa (Horse Man) is known by a lingam of about 12 fingers. He is reckless in spirit, covetous, gluttonous, volatile, lazy, and full of sleep.

Bits And Pieces Of Equine History

Wednesday February 20, 2008
SCONE wants to acknowledge the animal that has had such a profound effect on the region and given the Upper Hunter town the reputation as being the horse capital of Australia.

Show Will Go On With No-horse Program

Saturday February 16, 2008
THE Maitland Super Show celebrates its 147th year this weekend at Maitland Showground.

Hard Slog To Get Back On Track

Friday February 15, 2008
NSW has been given the all clear on equine influenza but Hunter horse people believe their lives will never be the same again.

Horse Trading And Backroom Deals On Cards For Democratic Impasse

Friday February 8, 2008
WHAT happens if the two Democratic presidential contenders, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, remain evenly matched?

Mustang Back From The Depths

Friday February 8, 2008
PROVING that you can indeed flog a dead horse, collapsed boatbuilding firm Mustang Marine has been bought by Standard Bank and had a new general manager appointed.

Kavanagh Stunned By Price

Thursday February 7, 2008
MALDIVIAN'S trainer Mark Kavanagh said yesterday that the cramped quote of around $2 for his emerging star in Saturday's group 1 Orr Stakes was surprising and remarkable given his horse has never won over the Orr distance of 1400 metres.

Rookie Jockey Nathan Berry

Tuesday February 5, 2008
ROOKIE jockey Nathan Berry has been found guilty of failing to ride his mount Fabianska to the line after it lost by a short head to a horse ridden by his twin brother Tommy in a race at Broadmeadow on Saturday.

Plans Fluid For Hunter Cup Fancy

Saturday February 2, 2008
DIVISIVE could be the horse best equipped in the $400,000 Group One Hunter Cup (3065m) but trainer-driver Peter Rixon is not taking any preconceived plans into the standing-start classic at Moonee Valley tomorrow.

Newcomer Steals The Show

Friday February 1, 2008
ONLY one horse sold for more than $NZ1 million at the record-shattering Karaka Premier sales - there were four last year - but the average of almost $NZ200,000 was an increase of $NZ43,000 on 2007.

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