Tag Archives: Cox Plate

THE FAKE NEWS ISSUE

By Keyser Soze “FAKE NEWS” SURFACES IN VICTORIAN RACING Imitation is not always the greatest form of flattery. And it took less than 24 hours for the Herald Sun’s own version of “fake news” to be exposed for what it … Continue reading

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WINX: SIMPLY THE BEST. HOW MANY RACING CLUBS CAN SAY THAT?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Something magical happened at Moonee Valley yesterday. Winx won the Cox Plate- for the second time- and by so doing, transformed the face of racing. How many understand this? That’s debatable. Winx, Hughie Bowman, Chris Waller … Continue reading

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NUDGE NUDGE WINX WINX AND MAGIC FROM THEWIZARDOFOZ

By Hans Ebert With memories of the extraordinary win of Winx in the Cox Plate yesterday, and underlining the sheer brilliance of Hugh Bowman, surely one of the top three riders in the world, if not the best, but still … Continue reading

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THE FEEL GOOD STORIES OF RACING (DO YOU HAVE ANY?)

By Jenny Bridle (Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) With all the negativity coming out of Australian racing these days, it can be challenging to stay focussed on what can be so great about horse racing. In case anyone needs reminding, this is … Continue reading

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TWO THUMBS UP AND ANOTHER COX UP

HONG KONG ENTRIES KEEP GETTING BETTER The Moonee Valley race Club must be salivating at the quality of international entries for Hong Kong’s International Day in December. Then again it is increasingly acknowledged as world champions day, so it should … Continue reading

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MAGIC, MARKETING AND CANCELING OUR SCMP SUBSCRIPTION

Joao Moreira has not only hit the ground running, he’s hit the tracks of Hong Kong flying as if on Steppenwolf’s Magic Carpet Ride. Well, he IS The Magic Man and at Shatin yesterday won his first Group race in … Continue reading

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JEWELS, TANTRUMS, TIARAS AND LLOYD

THE ATLANTIC JEWEL MYSTERY The late scratching of champion mare and short priced pre-post favourite Atlantic Jewel literally minutes after final declarations were taken on Tuesday morning has opened a virtual pandora’s box of questions which the Victorian governing body … Continue reading

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THE GREAT, THE LATE AND GOING TO THE DOGS

1) LAST RACE FEATURE: A WORK IN PROGRESS At Caulfield last week we heard very mixed reviews of the programming decision by the Melbourne and Moonee Valley Race Clubs to program their feature race as the last race on the … Continue reading

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WILL THEY EVER MEET AGAIN?

It’s been a long time since Australian racing has been fortunate enough to have two three year old colts of the calibre of Pierro and All Too Hard. They are two world class colts who would not be out of … Continue reading

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THE SWEET AND SOUR ISSUE

HAVE RACE FIXING CHARGES HIT A ROAD BLOCK? (Source: TJSKL) Remember the raft of race fixing allegations that very nearly hijacked the 2012 Victorian Spring Racing Carnival? The deafening silence was broken, albeit temporarily last week, when Sal Mineo, sorry, … Continue reading

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