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Horse Racing
RACING NEWS
Michael Walker to have surgery on back
Jockey Michael Walker will undergo surgery for a back problem which is expected to keep him out of the saddle for three months.
The Quarterback passes barrier test

The Quarterback has ticked off one of two criteria in a bid to take his place in the Newmarket Stakes.

Flemington preference for Land Of Plenty

Grahame Begg is set to have his first Group One runner since his return to training but is unsure whether that will be at Flemington or Randwick.

Another Melbourne run for Turn Me Loose
A trip to Dubai has been taken off the table for Turn Me Loose, but there is still a chance he could earn a trip to Sydney
Prebble to ride Attention in Aust Guineas 

Hong Kong-based Australian jockey Brett Prebble will be back in Melbourne chasing a second Australian Guineas after being booked to ride stakes-winning colt Attention.

Maher looking towards Slipper with Jukebox

Trainer Ciaron Maher wants officials to watch Jukebox to gallop with a view to getting the green light to continue with the colt's preparation towards the Golden Slipper.

Rudy set for another Sydney campaign

Seasoned traveller Rudy is set to trial at the Gold Coast in preparation for another trip to Sydney during the autumn carnival.

Chautauqua entered for Canterbury Stakes

Star sprinter Chautauqua heads the 11 entries for the Group One Canterbury Stakes at Randwick
Menari scores easy barrier trial win

Leading Golden Slipper contender Menari has shown he is back on track after an injury scare with a dominant barrier trial win at Rosehill.

Dee to partner Rising Red
Caulfield-based jockey Michael Dee will return to his homeland to partner the Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young-trained Rising Red in Saturday's Gr.1 $1 million Vodafone New Zealand Derby.

Horse Breeding News
BREEDING NEWS
Dates Announced for 2YOs in Training Sale
Australasia's best performing breeze up style auction, the Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale, will be conducted on October 10 and 11.
Records smashed on extraordinary day

The most expensive yearling ever sold in Victoria, the most expensive yearling sold in the world this year and the most expensive yearling ever by star stallion I Am Invincible.

Premier off to a solid start

Little Hung, an emerging force in the thoroughbred world, is starting to form a serious affiliation with quality Snitzel colts at the Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.

Sweet success in coveted 2YO feature
The Group 2 ATC Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) saw the green and white livery of Emirates Park very much to the fore when One More Honey turned in a relentless performance
Snitzel's trans-Tasman stakes double day
Melbourne 3YO Farson and New Zealand-based juvenile Summer Passage gave the sensational Snitzel his ninth same-day stakes double on Saturday, taking his tally of stakeswinners to 52
Star Filly for So You Think
Kiwi filly La Bella Diosa (3f So You Think x A Star Affair, by Star Way) resumed from a spell at Randwick to defeat a crack field to win the Group II ATC Surround Stakes
Blue Diamond Winner for Fastnet Rock

Unbeaten filly Catchy (2f Fastnet Rock x Cats Whisker, by Fusaichi Pegasus)  produced a sparkling turn of foot at Caulfield on Saturday to overhaul star Sydney colt Pariah to win the Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes.

Tenth Group One Winner for Holy Roman

Older mare Sheidel (5m Holy Roman Emperor x Laventour, by Metal Storm) scored a valuable first Group I victory in the MRC Oakleigh Plate.

Winx Stars as MM Graduates Sweep 10 Stakes Races
The world's best on turf led the way as Magic Millions graduates starred across Australasia on a massive day's racing with no fewer than 10 individual stakes wins.