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    Best Solution holds off Homesman to win Caulfield Cup

    Best Solution holds off Homesman to win Caulfield Cup


    A decade after winning his first Caulfield Cup, Godolphin trainer Saaed bin Suroor has triumphed again with international visitor Best Solution producing a gutsy performance to take out the world's richest 2400 metre handicap on...

    A decade after winning his first Caulfield Cup, Godolphin trainer Saaed bin Suroor has triumphed again with international visitor Best Solution producing a gutsy performance to take out the world's richest 2400 metre handicap on turf.
    Punter Graham Beirne named as race-fixing accused

    Punter Graham Beirne named as race-fixing accused


    Punter Graham Henry Beirne is one of the men facing race-fixing charges as part of the Operation Inca investigation into the harness racing...

    Punter Graham Henry Beirne is one of the men facing race-fixing charges as part of the Operation Inca investigation into the harness racing scene.
    Phar Lap raceway supporters put up a fight to save course

    Phar Lap raceway supporters put up a fight to save course


    First Australia tried to claim Timaru-bred champion racehorse Phar Lap as their own, and now an Australian is trying to close the Phar Lap Raceway - but Timaru is prepared to put up a...

    First Australia tried to claim Timaru-bred champion racehorse Phar Lap as their own, and now an Australian is trying to close the Phar Lap Raceway - but Timaru is prepared to put up a fight. 
    Kiwi horse Ladies First loses Melbourne Cup start over forgotten payment

    Kiwi horse Ladies First loses Melbourne Cup start over forgotten payment


    Allan Sharrock says he has nobody but himself to blame after missing the first acceptance payment for next month's A$7 million (NZ$7.67 million) Group I Melbourne Cup, rendering Auckland Cup winner Ladies First ineligible to...

    Allan Sharrock says he has nobody but himself to blame after missing the first acceptance payment for next month's A$7 million (NZ$7.67 million) Group I Melbourne Cup, rendering Auckland Cup winner Ladies First ineligible to start.
    Betting suspended on The Everest horse race before Sydney Opera House show

    Betting suspended on The Everest horse race before Sydney Opera House show


    Racing NSW has suspended betting on The Everest after conducting the barrier draw for Saturday's A$13 million horse race in private before it is revealed on the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday...

    Racing NSW has suspended betting on The Everest after conducting the barrier draw for Saturday's A$13 million horse race in private before it is revealed on the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday night.
    Planned racing ad on sails of Sydney Opera House divisive

    Planned racing ad on sails of Sydney Opera House divisive


    A plan to project a horse racing advertisement on the famed sails of the Sydney Opera House is dividing...

    A plan to project a horse racing advertisement on the famed sails of the Sydney Opera House is dividing Australians.
    End of the line as Chautauqua refuses to jump out of the starting gate

    End of the line as Chautauqua refuses to jump out of the starting gate


    ​Chautauqua raced into equine immortality when he won three consecutive group 1 TJ Smith Stakes in Sydney and proved himself the best sprinter in the world with that remarkable win in Hong...

    ​Chautauqua raced into equine immortality when he won three consecutive group 1 TJ Smith Stakes in Sydney and proved himself the best sprinter in the world with that remarkable win in Hong Kong.
    Winston Peters shocks Racing Board by withdrawing 'race fields' bill

    Winston Peters shocks Racing Board by withdrawing 'race fields' bill


    Racing's "race fields" legislation, promoted under National as a key driver to turning around the fortunes of the ailing industry, has been withdrawn...

    Racing's "race fields" legislation, promoted under National as a key driver to turning around the fortunes of the ailing industry, has been withdrawn from Parliament.
    Eastern Southland rallies behind Gore Racing Club

    Eastern Southland rallies behind Gore Racing Club


    The Gore Racing Club is reaching out to the eastern Southland community for support to help retain thoroughbred racing in...

    The Gore Racing Club is reaching out to the eastern Southland community for support to help retain thoroughbred racing in town. 
    Former Feilding Jockey Club president tells clubs to embrace change

    Former Feilding Jockey Club president tells clubs to embrace change


    A racing stalwart is telling small racing clubs set for closure to start looking towards the future and not be afraid of...

    A racing stalwart is telling small racing clubs set for closure to start looking towards the future and not be afraid of change. 
    Racecourse closure will bring end of an era for horse trainer and for Woodville

    Racecourse closure will bring end of an era for horse trainer and for Woodville


    Race days would be bustling, busier than the main street in town. Arguments would erupt over who got to use the tie-up stalls, and horses being exercised lined the nearby...

    Race days would be bustling, busier than the main street in town. Arguments would erupt over who got to use the tie-up stalls, and horses being exercised lined the nearby roads. 
    Messara Report a 'gun to the head' for racing clubs who own their land

    Messara Report a 'gun to the head' for racing clubs who own their land


    "​There will be a hell of a tear in my eye if this year is our last race day," John Gray says as he looks out over the 127-year-old...

    "​There will be a hell of a tear in my eye if this year is our last race day," John Gray says as he looks out over the 127-year-old racetrack.