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Maybe another Melbourne Cup start for Big Orange after Gold Cup Royal Ascot win.

Big Orange has led all the way under James Doyle to win the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot for trainer Michael Bell, holding off a late challenge from last year's winner, the Lloyd Williams-owned Order Of St George.

Tommy Berry impressed with Prompt Response

Tommy Berry is confident Prompt Response can provide a fitting Australian Group One farewell before he relocates to Hong Kong.

Tatt's Cup weight a worry for Rudy

Consistent stayer Rudy will join some of Australia's best gallopers if he can carry top weight to win the Group Three Tattersall's Cup at Doomben.

In form Bjorn Baker stable looking for more success
Bjorn Baker is chasing his father, Murray, and wants bragging rights for this season in terms of winners,
with a late-season charge that has him turning up with three last-start winners at Randwick on Saturday and a strong Group One hand in Queensland.
New country series with Flemington final

Australia's leading trainer Darren Weir will not be excluded from a new series of country races which culminates in a final at Flemington on Oaks day.

In Her Time draws 16 in Tattersall's Tiara
Newcastle mare In Her Time has drawn barrier 16 of 21 in the Group One Tattersall's Tiara at Doomben which attracted a field of 16 plus five emergencies
Winx returns to Chris Waller in top order

Champion Winx has returned to Chris Waller's stables to prepare for a third straight Cox Plate.

Perth race to determine Cox Plate tilt

Perth trainer Lindsey Smith is prepared to take on the world's highest rated turf horse in the Cox Plate if Scales Of Justice convinces him he can run 2000m.

NZ stayer Megablast on seven-day back-up

New Zealand trainer Nigel Tiley will back Megablast up at Flemington seven days after his close second at Moonee Valley.

Racehorse Syndications
Great overall results at Great Southern

The Melbourne Great Southern Sale continued its trend as being one of Australia’s fastest growing sales, with this year’s gross almost double from just two years ago.

Iffraaj makes a Royal Impact at Ascot
Haunui Farm's shuttle stallion Iffraaj added to his Group One tally on the opening day of the Royal Ascot carnival overnight when his son Ribchester posted a track record breaking win in the Queen Anne Stakes.
Scarlet Billows tops successful Day 3 of Great Southern Sale

Group 3 winner Scarlet Billows sold for $460,000 on Day 3 of the Melbourne Great Southern Sale, headlining a strong session of broodmares to go through the Oaklands ring.

Rebel Raider heads the 2017 Wyndholm Park stallion roster

Ballarat based stud Wyndholm Park announced its stallion roster and 2017 service fees last week which was followed up almost immediately by a city win for a daughter of one of their star stallions in Rebel Raider.

Victorian record equalled as weanlings sell strongly 

On the final day of the select weanlings catalogue, the $310,000 price tag was hit for a second consecutive day when Newgate Farm and China Horse Club teamed up to buy Lot 383, a Written Tycoon x Many Facets colt.

Encosta de Lago gallops away with broodmare title  Godolphin bred and raced Impending’s win in the $1.5million Stradbroke (1350m) at Doomben on June 10 lifted the 3-year-old colt’s sire Lonhro into 12th spot by earnings on the national sires’ list for 2016-17. At the same time it confirmed that his mother’s sire Encosta de Lago has galloped away with the broodmare sire by money, winners and wins for the second successive year
Related Ipswich stars from historic family 
Self Sense, the David Brideoake Mornington bred, part owned and trained Street Sense (USA) gelding who won Saturday’s Ipswich Cup (2150m), goes back four generations through his dam Be My Person
New Victorian weanling record price on Day 1 of GSS

A new Victorian weanling record highlighted a strong Day 1 of the 2017 Melbourne Great Southern Sale at Oaklands Junction.