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Heeling Reading Problems

Saturday May 31, 2008
WE'VE all heard of Mr Ed, the talking horse, and of Skippy the bush kangaroo's human-like exploits now Windale Library has a dog that helps children who are struggling to read.

George Brings Icebergs In From Cold

Saturday May 31, 2008
KEMBLA Grange trainer Kristie George is getting a reputation as "a horse fixer" and will continue her work with Icebergs in the Les Wilson Senior Illawarra Leagues Club Cup (1000m) at Kembla Grange today.

Famous Faces Join Cup Carnival Crowd

Saturday May 24, 2008
THE Scone Cup Carnival provided the Upper Hunter's annual horse festival with its best grand finale ever, Scone Race Club treasurer Noel Leckie said yesterday.

Hoy In Danger Of Missing Games Because Of Cruelty Case

Saturday May 24, 2008
AUSTRALIAN equestrian legend Andrew Hoy has been caught up in a horse cruelty case that may affect his bid to go to Beijing to compete in his seventh Olympic Games.

Long To Reign Over Us

Friday May 23, 2008
For a horse that was almost dead, Reigning To Win is starting to look deadly. Craig Young reports.

$442m Macarthur Sale Stokes Takeover Talk

Wednesday May 21, 2008
TAKEOVER speculation surrounding Queensland coal producer Macarthur is running hot after the apparent sale by Nathan Tinkler of his 10.4% stake for a record $20 a share or $442 million in an after market trade. The sale by the 32-year-old former electrician and horse racing identity has been expected since April, when Macarthur announced it was in takeover talks with a third party after one of its main shareholders (Mr Tinkler) was approached by the same party.

Singapore Falls To Takeover

Monday May 19, 2008
THOROUGHBRED hero Takeover Target can add Singapore to the list of worldwide credits. The horse that trainer and owner Joe Janiak paid $1350 for staved off another Australian in Magnus to win last night's KrisFlyer International Sprint when stepping out in Singapore for the first time.

Thirlmere At Top Of The Roost

Thursday May 8, 2008
THIRLMERE appear to be in a one-horse race for Group Six supremacy after Sunday's 46-18 roasting of Picton.

'target' A Horse For The Ages

Tuesday May 6, 2008
Racing's old favourite is set for another challenge, Stephen Howell writes.

Dreams Of A Winner Go Far Beyond The Turf

Monday May 5, 2008
LUXURY hotels, day spas and creches - they are not the kinds of things typically associated with a horseracing track.

Hold On For The Best Bucking Action

Friday May 2, 2008
AUSTRALIA'S top cowboys agree that Scone Horse Festival Charity Rodeo is one of the best in the country.

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