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26 for Justify US Triple Crown winner Justify (Scat Daddy) sired his 26th individual winner when his daughter Secretive (2 f ex Media Mischief by Into Mischief) made a successful debut in a contest for unraced fillies over 1500 metres at Deauville yesterday. The Yann Barberot-trained youngster beat favourite Amboise (Dubawi) by a neck with Sauterne (Kingman) a further three-quarters of a length behind in third. Secretive is the second of two winners out of Media Mischief (Into Mischief) who h... Read More

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HK: Laws Of Indices touches down Annabel Neasham is very much aware of the task facing Laws Of Indices (Power) when the Toorak Handicap (Gr 1, 1600m) runner-up takes his chance as Australia’s sole representative  in next month’s Hong Kong International Races. The colt landed in Hong Kong yesterday ahead of a potential clash with the likes of Golden Sixty (Medaglia D’Oro) and California Spangle (Starspangledbanner) in the Hong Kong Mile (Gr 1, 1600m) at Sha Tin on December 11. “We kno... Read More

Australia Latest

Morton hoping for Northerly victory with Alaskan Dan Morton believes Alaskan God (Playing God) can overcome his last-start failure in the Railway Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) when the four-year-old contests Saturday’s Northerly Stakes (Gr 1, 1800m) at Ascot.  "I haven't lost faith in Alaskan God," the trainer told The Races WA. "He went into the Railway second up over the mile. The race didn't work for him and it was an ugly watch. It was a tough mile for him, but horses that have the capacity, yo... Read More

New Zealand Latest

Aegon ready for Captain Cook Stakes Andrew Forsman has his Classic winner Aegon (Sacred Falls) on fresh legs and ready to add to his record in Saturday’s Captain Cook Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) at Trentham. The five-year-old emulated his sire Sacred Falls (O’Reilly) with victory in the New Zealand 2,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) as a three-year-old, and has not raced since a brief but successful Victorian spring carnival campaign. Aegon won the Moonga Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) at Caulfield in October an... Read More