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Horse News

HARNESS RACING

Friday April 1, 2011
MONKEY BUSINESS

Hawkes targets a lucky day for rising staying star

Friday April 1, 2011
MOONEE VALLEY

Golden glow: O'Shea at home among group 1 heavy hitters

Friday April 1, 2011
John O'Shea is among the top trainers but is desperate for one of the big four, writes Chris Roots.

FIFA challenge lapses

Friday April 1, 2011
Football. Australia‚„s reluctance to back Chilean Elias Figueroa‚„s reform platform has contributed to his decision not to nominate for the presidency of FIFA. Figueroa, 62, had been identified by a social media lobby group, Change FIFA, as the best candidate to make a three-horse race of the contest between incumbent Sepp Blatter and challenger Mohammad Bin Hamman, which will be decided by FIFA‚„s 208 voting nations next month. But while the three-time South American

Celebrity stalker: Ryan wants Melito to hitch a ride to more group 1 glory

Friday April 1, 2011
Astute trainer Gerald Ryan will send his multiple group 1-winning filly Melito on a stalking mission in a bid to end More Joyous's domination of Sydney racing. The two mares, along with five rivals, clash in Saturday's Queen Of The Turf Stakes at Rosehill.

How Smart Missile missed the cut and then made the Slipper

Friday April 1, 2011
'The first day when we took him in with the pony, he had colts in yards alongside him. He could see them through the cracks and smell 'em. He had never seen the pony. He was restless. I put it down to him being a very horny sort of a horse, bully. I went to pass him up to Cameron to start his leading lessons and he took off. He reared on his hind legs like a stallion. He went bang, striking at him. I had to run in and drag him off. He banged me up against the wall and cut all me elbow open. We got the saddle horse out and he started to try to climb the wall, to get to his mates next door."

It's official: Caviar is the best

Friday April 1, 2011
THE unbeaten Black Caviar is not only the fastest but also the best racehorse on the planet after the release of the World Thoroughbred Rankings yesterday.

Slipper fits for Cassidy despite busted toe

Friday April 1, 2011
A BUSTED right toe isn't about to stop Jim Cassidy from repaying the faith and nailing a Golden Slipper on Elite Falls for West Australian multi-millionaire Keith Biggs.

Triumphant return of the cavalry

Friday April 1, 2011
Antony I. Ginnane delivers a lesson in crowd-pleasing with The Lighthorsemen, writes Jim Schembri.

Sepoy runs, Sepoy wins ‚€ť simple

Friday April 1, 2011
WHILE it is possible to make a case for most of the 16 runners in tomorrow's $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill, the over-riding factor that nullifies many of the arguments is simply this: SEPOY (No. 1) will run and so it is highly likely that Sepoy will win.

More Joyous takes another turn in spotlight

Friday April 1, 2011
IF THERE was an award for best supporting actress this racing season, More Joyous would be an unbackable favourite - as she is in most of her races.

Martin hopeful Fibrillation can set pulses racing

Friday April 1, 2011
ROSEHILL trainer Tim Martin couldn't pass up an opportunity for a shot at group 1 status with his filly Fibrillation set to do battle again with the VRC Oaks winner Brazilian Pulse at Rosehill on Saturday.

Trucking group sues to recoup costs of equine flu outbreak

Friday April 1, 2011
Graeme Weidenhofer lost $5 million when he was ordered to cease trading, writes Leonie Lamont.

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