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    Horse-owning coven of 100 witches swoop on Cup Day

    Horse-owning coven of 100 witches swoop on Cup Day


    There may be more than just cheering going on under a coven of witches hats at New Zealand Trotting Cup...

    There may be more than just cheering going on under a coven of witches hats at New Zealand Trotting Cup Day.
    New Zealand Trotting Cup: Why your horse can win

    New Zealand Trotting Cup: Why your horse can win


    If you've taken a bet on the New Zealand Trotting Cup or pulled a horse in a sweepstake, we've made a case for why it can...

    If you've taken a bet on the New Zealand Trotting Cup or pulled a horse in a sweepstake, we've made a case for why it can win.
    Addington kicks into gear for 2018 NZ Trotting Cup

    Addington kicks into gear for 2018 NZ Trotting Cup


    One of the country's premier racing events is in the spotlight for the first time since some of its brightest stars were caught up in allegations of race fixing, corruption and drug...

    One of the country's premier racing events is in the spotlight for the first time since some of its brightest stars were caught up in allegations of race fixing, corruption and drug offences.
    Canterbury farrier finds shoe fits ahead of NZ Trotting Cup

    Canterbury farrier finds shoe fits ahead of NZ Trotting Cup


    Standing at the end of a long, winding driveway, bordered on one side by a weatherboard family home and surrounded by farmland, is Brent Williams' blacksmithing...

    Standing at the end of a long, winding driveway, bordered on one side by a weatherboard family home and surrounded by farmland, is Brent Williams' blacksmithing workshop.
    Spate of whip sanctions as 12 people charged in a week

    Spate of whip sanctions as 12 people charged in a week


    The Racing Integrity Unit (RIU) is keeping a close eye on whip use by jockeys and harness drivers after a spate of...

    The Racing Integrity Unit (RIU) is keeping a close eye on whip use by jockeys and harness drivers after a spate of charges.
    Racing Victoria to probe high death rate for international horses at Melbourne Cup

    Racing Victoria to probe high death rate for international horses at Melbourne Cup


    Racing Victoria's integrity chief Jamie Stier is adamant visiting European trainers have praised the Werribee quarantine facility after pledging to investigate whether there's a tangible link between internationals and fatalities in the Melbourne...

    Racing Victoria's integrity chief Jamie Stier is adamant visiting European trainers have praised the Werribee quarantine facility after pledging to investigate whether there's a tangible link between internationals and fatalities in the Melbourne Cup.
    Melbourne Cup: Top jockey Hugh Bowman slammed with suspension over indiscretions

    Melbourne Cup: Top jockey Hugh Bowman slammed with suspension over indiscretions


    Racing Victoria stewards lashed Hugh Bowman with a near record Melbourne Cup suspension after meting out three separate charges to Winx's jockey, capping a dramatic afternoon at...

    Racing Victoria stewards lashed Hugh Bowman with a near record Melbourne Cup suspension after meting out three separate charges to Winx's jockey, capping a dramatic afternoon at Flemington.
    Soggy and sozzled: The great Melbourne Cup clean up

    Soggy and sozzled: The great Melbourne Cup clean up


    As the races came to an end at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day it was time for punters to kick up their heels. If, of course, they still had...

    As the races came to an end at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day it was time for punters to kick up their heels. If, of course, they still had them.
    More drama at Melbourne Cup, horse and jockey crash to the ground

    More drama at Melbourne Cup, horse and jockey crash to the ground


    A horse and jockey have been lucky to escape without serious injuries following a scary fall at Flemington on Melbourne Cup...

    A horse and jockey have been lucky to escape without serious injuries following a scary fall at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day.
    Punter wins close to $100,000 on 2018 Melbourne Cup bet

    Punter wins close to $100,000 on 2018 Melbourne Cup bet


    A Kiwi punter has won almost $100,000 after splurging out on the Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter, but has been eclipsed by an Australian who has won...

    A Kiwi punter has won almost $100,000 after splurging out on the Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter, but has been eclipsed by an Australian who has won A$500,000.