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Time to take the strategic initiative and ensure 'Kenso' gives punters a fair go
Are punters getting a "fair go", the chant when coins were skied at two-up and the toss regarded as an equal chance between two coins, with Randwick's Kensington circuit, Saturday's venue for the main betting medium of the week?
Sydney Morning Herald 21/11/2014     no charge     513 words

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Punters set for battleon festive day
WHEN it comes to betting on the Melbourne Cup, for many, nothing beats an omen.
Illawarra Mercury 04/11/2014     no charge     351 words

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Agencies target heavy punters
Law enforcement agencies have targeted a suspected crime syndicate deeply involved in Victorian horse racing and with ties to the AFL.
The Age 01/11/2014     no charge     500 words

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A canter with the hoop who made the punters love him
BIOGRAPHY Roy Higgins: Australia's Favourite Jockey PATRICK BARTLEY PENGUIN, $39.99
The Age 01/11/2014     no charge     515 words

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Tribute to a rider who made punters love him
BIOGRAPHY Roy Higgins: Australia's Favourite Jockey PATRICK BARTLEY PENGUIN, $39.99
Sydney Morning Herald 01/11/2014     no charge     519 words

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Echo earnings up on Packer's punters
Echo Entertainment Group chief executive Matt Bekier said the casino operator was stealing high-roller business from rival James Packer's Crown Resorts.
The Age 31/10/2014     no charge     456 words

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Trainer and punters fancy Epsom winner He's Your Man for Mackinnon
Chris Waller will have four runners in the Mackinnon Stakes but it is new boy He's Your Man whom punters backed heavily in early betting on Thursday to have him at $6. Waller's usual suspects Foreteller ($11), who backs up from a luckless fifth in the Cox Plate, Hawkspur ($17) and Moriarty ($17) are also in the $1 million, group 1 event. Waller has kept He's Your Man fresh since he won the Epsom, and once again he has the services of Joao Moreira. "It is a hard race to get to," Waller said. "I ...
The Age 31/10/2014     no charge     211 words

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Echo earnings up on Packer's punters
Echo Entertainment Group chief executive Matt Bekier said the casino operator was stealing high-roller business from rival James Packer's Crown Resorts.
Sydney Morning Herald 31/10/2014     no charge     456 words

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A slice of the action
Dinner and drinks is just the beginning, writes KATE TARALA.
Newcastle Herald 19/11/2014     no charge     1356 words

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Cups King returns to Flemington
THE build-up to the Melbourne Cup is complete with the arrival of Bart Cummings in town for Australias biggest race.
Newcastle Herald 04/11/2014     no charge     733 words

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Surface tension sums up Sydney's malaise
Sydney racing has much in common with Royal Randwick's Kensington circuit - a crusty top, no foundation and a deplorable backwash. Again punters, jockeys, trainers and owners on Saturday had to tolerate a surface more suited to potatoes than racing.
Sydney Morning Herald 24/11/2014     no charge     823 words

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Small bar culture needs to be fostered
PICTURE the scene: it's a balmy summer evening, Friday after work, you're sitting back, high on a rooftop above Wollongong, with a long cool drink.
Illawarra Mercury 22/11/2014     no charge     723 words

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Protectionist's win also a win for wagering operators
Bookmakers have already moved to install Protectionist as the 2015 Melbourne Cup favourite as Admire Rakti's failure resulted in most wagering operators running winning books on Tuesday's great race.
The Age 05/11/2014     no charge     374 words

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Wagering dollars decline
OVERSEAS horses took the bulk of the Melbourne Cup's $6.2 million prize money and they may also be responsible for a decline in betting on the race.
Illawarra Mercury 05/11/2014     no charge     190 words

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Impressive Protectionist already posted favourite for back-to-back success
Bookmakers across the country have moved to install Protectionist as next year's Melbourne Cup favourite as Admire Rakti's failure resulted in most wagering operators running winning books on Tuesday's great race.
Sydney Morning Herald 05/11/2014     no charge     360 words

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10 places to be at Flemington
Whether you are a Bird headed for the Cage, a VRC member or a guest, or if you only have a general admission ticket for the Big Dance, then we have the lowdown on where you should be.
The Age 04/11/2014     no charge     1414 words

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Questions need to be asked about death of Admire Rakti
Questions should be answered about Admire Rakti, which dropped dead after the Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Yes, the entire died of a rare heart attack and a post-mortem examination result will hopefully be produced this week.
Sydney Morning Herald 17/11/2014     no charge     790 words

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Chris Roots Rosehill review
RACE 1
Sun Herald 16/11/2014     no charge     4519 words

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Woolworths losing the sales race
There will be plenty of punters out of pocket following Tuesday's "nation-stopping race" in Flemington, but there will also be some investment punters with lighter pockets following the outcome of this week's supermarket sales race between Coles and Woolworths - particularly those with shares in the latter following their 6 per cent slide since Monday.
The Age 05/11/2014     no charge     836 words

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Life, and death, roll by on racing's biggest day
There seems something almost perfectly absurd about a whole city being granted a day off on a Tuesday and much of a nation stopping work because there is a horse race, and you'd be tempted to snigger at it ... and then your horse wins.
The Age 05/11/2014     no charge     629 words

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Woolworths losing the sales race
There will be plenty of punters out of pocket following Tuesday's "nation-stopping race" in Flemington, but there will also be some investment punters with lighter pockets following the outcome of this week's supermarket sales race between Coles and Woolworths - particularly those with shares in the latter following their 6 per cent slide since Monday.
Sydney Morning Herald 05/11/2014     no charge     836 words

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Pair ejected during Test for live relay to bookies
Two men were ejected from the stadium during the second Test between Australia and Pakistan, for feeding information over mobile phones to illegal bookmakers from the subcontinent.
Sydney Morning Herald 05/11/2014     no charge     553 words

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Pair thrown out for illegal betting activity
Two men were ejected from the second Test between Australia and Pakistan for allegedly feeding information over mobile phones to illegal bookmakers based on the subcontinent.
The Age 05/11/2014     no charge     275 words

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Protectionist already leads market for next year's race
BOOKMAKERS across the country have already moved to install Protectionist as the 2015 Melbourne Cup favourite as Admire Rakti's failure resulted in most wagering operators running winning books on Tuesday's great race.
Newcastle Herald 05/11/2014     no charge     275 words

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Kembla fashions defy tradition on Cup day
IT might not completely stop the nation but it was the race that captivated more than 5500 punters who poured into Kembla Grange for Melbourne Cup Day.
Illawarra Mercury 05/11/2014     no charge     335 words

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Getting to the Cup on time
Don't just plan how to get there, work out your way home too, advises Peter Barrett.
The Age 04/11/2014     no charge     1176 words

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Bookies take on favourite as cash comes for Fawkner
Bookmakers across the country have vowed to take on Admire Rakti as punters rallied behind the Japanese star, which could still relinquish Melbourne Cup favouritism to Lloyd Williams' Fawkner.
Sydney Morning Herald 04/11/2014     no charge     529 words

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Bagmen ready to riskRakti
BOOKMAKERS across the country have vowed to take on Admire Rakti as punters rallied behind the Japanese star, which could still relinquish Melbourne Cup favouritism to Lloyd Williams' Fawkner.
Illawarra Mercury 04/11/2014     no charge     541 words

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Sportsbet targets women
An online sports betting company is attempting to lure women punters with a beauty goodie box containing fake tan and nail polish.
The Age 03/11/2014     no charge     252 words

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For team Rakti, all bets off
Wealthy Japanese owner Riichi Kondo has instructed his entourage in Australia not to bet on his Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti for fear of "using up too much luck".
The Age 03/11/2014     no charge     511 words

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ALL BETS ARE OFF
WEALTHY Japanese owner Riichi Kondo has instructed his entourage in Australia not to bet on his Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti for fear of "using up too much luck".
Newcastle Herald 03/11/2014     no charge     518 words

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Eight's great and all bets are off, proclaims favourite's owner
Wealthy Japanese owner Riichi Kondo has instructed his entourage in Australia not to bet on his Melbourne Cup favourite, Admire Rakti, for fear of "using up too much luck".
Sydney Morning Herald 03/11/2014     no charge     519 words

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Rocket blazes on his Sydney debut
Former Rockhampton star Our Boy Malachi proved he will not only be competitive in Sydney racing, but will be one of the main players over the summers sprints following his super Rosehill debut on Saturday.
Sun Herald 02/11/2014     no charge     514 words

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Genting misses boat as Echo hits its straps
Among the group of shareholders that descended on the Gold Coast Jupiters Casino to hear the good news that their company, Echo Entertainment, was hitting its financial straps following years of underperformance, there was a notable absence - that of its Malaysian-based and second-largest shareholder Genting.
Sydney Morning Herald 01/11/2014     no charge     1074 words

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Hayes' Star Fashion set to make statement
David Hayes can see Saturday's Myer Classic working out perfectly for his mare Star Fashion, so she can continue the family tradition and become a group 1 winner at Flemington.
Sydney Morning Herald 01/11/2014     no charge     509 words

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Saturday Shorts
Waller, punters fancy He's Your Man
Sydney Morning Herald 31/10/2014     no charge     625 words

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The Markets
Victoria Derby
Sydney Morning Herald 31/10/2014     no charge     82 words

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Rivals zero in on Derby favourite
Gai Waterhouse has been warned by Hampton Court's rivals he could be forced to work overtime to find a suitable position in the Victoria Derby as punters shrugged off a tricky draw for the favourite.
The Age 30/10/2014     no charge     558 words

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Waterhouse not fazed by Derby rivals' views
Gai Waterhouse has been warned by rival trainers that Hampton Court could be forced to work overtime to find a suitable position in the Victoria Derby as punters shrugged off a tricky draw for the favourite.
Sydney Morning Herald 30/10/2014     no charge     376 words

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Quinton changes script with juvenile
Ron Quinton is not known for having an early season two-year-old but when it comes to Let's Make It Rain he is willing to break a few rules. "I went to the sale and didn't have an owner for this colt and paid $170,000," Quinton said. "That's what I thought of him and I thought he would make a two-year-old. I trained his mother and she sliced a tendon before she could race and he was just a bit like her." Quinton sold the Not A Single Doubt colt among his stable clients but still has a relatively ...
Sydney Morning Herald 28/11/2014     no charge     704 words

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Bell to take toll in Rosehill moment
As generation-next riders Tommy Berry and James McDonald have become members of generation now in the Sydney jockey ranks, a third amigo in Tim Bell has been watching from Brisbane, biding his time.
Sydney Morning Herald 28/11/2014     no charge     588 words

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LETTERS
Abbott government lacks a truth dividend
Sydney Morning Herald 26/11/2014     no charge     721 words

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Sea of santas add cheer to the Salvos
NORTHERN and southern suburbs shuttle buses, multiple free breath-testing sites, and a new wristband ticket system are just part of the new infrastructure in place to support the Santa Claus Pub Crawl in December.
Illawarra Mercury 26/11/2014     no charge     252 words

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Favourite Beautide firms after Miracle barrier draw
Defending Miracle Mile champion Beautide has shortened considerably after drawing ideally in barrier three for Saturday night's $750,000 grand-circuit event.
Sydney Morning Herald 24/11/2014     no charge     376 words

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Trainer salutes staff after 1000th winner
NEWCASTLE trainer Kris Lees achieved a magnificent milestone at Broadmeadow on Saturday when he trained his 1000th winner.
Newcastle Herald 24/11/2014     no charge     547 words

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Kickback stalls racing at Randwick
TWO meetings will be transferred from Randwick's Kensington track to allow remedial work to begin immediately.
Newcastle Herald 24/11/2014     no charge     335 words

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Punting on the NFL
Perfection is the minimum standard for the NFL, writes Timna Jacks.
The Sunday Age 23/11/2014     no charge     1079 words

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Chris Roots Kensington review
IN THE SWIM
Sun Herald 23/11/2014     no charge     4593 words

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Playfest goes down a treat with youngsters
With a mosh pit, silent disco and locally roasted iced coffee served in brown beer bottles, Playfest could almost be any other inner-city music and arts festival.
The Age 22/11/2014     no charge     362 words

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Tough tax could fill not so deep ABC cuts
Some perspective on the cuts to the ABC: if it had the intestinal fortitude, the government could rip a cool $254 million it needs from tax-dodging multinationals. It could probably do it in a single year.
The Age 22/11/2014     no charge     888 words

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Some perspective on the cuts to the ABC
Some perspective on the cuts to the ABC: if it had the intestinal fortitude, the government could rip a cool $254 million from tax-dodging multinationals in a single year.
Sydney Morning Herald 22/11/2014     no charge     921 words

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weekender
EAT
Sydney Morning Herald 22/11/2014     no charge     508 words

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Fairfax cost-cuts put ABC to shame
Some perspective on the cuts to the ABC: if it had the intestinal fortitude, the government could rip a cool $254 million from tax-dodging multinationals in a single year.
Sydney Morning Herald 22/11/2014     no charge     711 words

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Roll up, roll up and be amazed
CIRQUE du Soleil - it's not French for "holy crap" or "don't try this at home", but it could be.
Newcastle Herald 22/11/2014     no charge     862 words

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Tyro Loy gives himself a head start
Heard of the teenage jockey who, desperate to make himself a better rider, toddled off to a sports psychologist? Now you have. His name is Brodie Loy.
Sydney Morning Herald 21/11/2014     no charge     666 words

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topics
Standing or sitting, it's a day to celebrate THIS World Toilet Day (today), as we retire to the quietest room in the building with today's papers, Glen Fredericks' dunny can claim to be the Hunter's most famous.
Newcastle Herald 19/11/2014     no charge     930 words

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'Black eye for the sport': ATC pair banned for racing bets
Australian Turf Club betting service manager Murray Conallin and racing clerk Shaun Lyall were disqualified from racing for 18 months and two years respectively on Monday after being found to have placed hundreds of bets on races where they were deciding the result.
Sydney Morning Herald 18/11/2014     no charge     654 words

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Blue sky perfection here for spell
BEACHGOERS who enjoyed an idyllic combination of sunny skies and moderate temperatures at the weekend will see similar conditions persist throughout the week with only the odd chance of rain.
Newcastle Herald 17/11/2014     no charge     160 words

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Fright for Thurlow backers
Punters who laid the odds on would have been looking for stiff drink after the race but they got the money just the same, with $1.75 favourite Thurlow scoring a last-stride victory in the listed Santa's Magical Kingdom Stakes (1000 metres) at Sandown on Saturday.
The Sunday Age 16/11/2014     no charge     252 words

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Paceman's speed bowls over Parr in debut win
Josh Parr did not exactly jump off Paceman after he won the Appin Plate (1100 metres) and declare him the next Earthquake, but you might have forgiven him if he did.
Sun Herald 16/11/2014     no charge     517 words

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5 BEST BITS
Sandown Race 1 No.7 THURLOW Unless there is a hidden gem among the first starters, Thurlow appeals as the bank builder for the day.
The Age 15/11/2014     no charge     16 words

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LETTERS
Price of coal seam gas drilling in Sydney water catchment too high
Sydney Morning Herald 15/11/2014     no charge     1574 words

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Worley chief buy keeps the home fires burning
Andrew Wood, the chief of WorleyParsons, ventured into the market in recent days and topped up his stake at a 62 per cent discount to the stock's boom-time levels.
The Age 15/11/2014     no charge     284 words

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Mastermind's trio hope for happy hunting at Sandown
The Lloyd Williams import factor, with Green Moon, Sea Moon and Massiyn, comes into play at Saturday's Sandown meeting, his happy hunting ground. "The Williams family and the late Kerry Packer have been buying the wrong horses [from overseas] for the last 30 years," Shane Dear wrote in a letter to Winning Post this week, stressing the mastermind's lavish attempts to win the Melbourne Cup.
Sydney Morning Herald 15/11/2014     no charge     825 words

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Glass ceiling is not a barrier
Women in racing have condemned the gender card to history, writes Timna Jacks. Australian women would wait another eight years before being allowed to ride professionally against men, but an eight-year-old girl in Wangaratta couldn't spare the time. In 1971, determined young Gaye Mullins (Gauci-Marchant) launched what was to be a six-year effort to persuade the Victoria Racing Club to allow her to become a jockey.
The Age 15/11/2014     no charge     1474 words

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Briefs
You'll Never backed to get up yet again
Sydney Morning Herald 15/11/2014     no charge     229 words

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SQUARE EYES
A SONGBIRD'S STORY Forget the commercial networks. If you're after something fascinating, something entertaining and something rather strange and bizarre, then good old Auntie has you covered pretty well this week. Priscilla White isn't a name that springs to mind when you think pop stars of the '60s and '70s.
Newcastle Herald 14/11/2014     no charge     1051 words

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Band bridges all tribes
AFTER blowing away audiences at this year's Bluesfest, Nahko and Medicine for the People are returning for another Australian tour.
Newcastle Herald 13/11/2014     no charge     886 words

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Japanese flavours
Japanese cuisine is now a richer experience, writes KATE TARALA.
Newcastle Herald 12/11/2014     no charge     889 words

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Chefs move on to new pastures
NEXT year will bring big changes for husband and wife chef duo Tom and Jacque Brown with the closure of Honeysuckle's Sprout Dining.
Newcastle Herald 12/11/2014     no charge     540 words

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Catalyst: Low Carb Diet - Fat or Fiction?
Sydney Morning Herald 10/11/2014     no charge     395 words

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Music Man plays sweet tune for Howlett and Clenton
LOWER Hunter trainer Todd Howlett and promising Muswellbrook apprentice Samantha Clenton landed their second Broadmeadow double in a week on Saturday.
Newcastle Herald 10/11/2014     no charge     448 words

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Short notes on music
Grunwald returns for roots expo
The Age 10/11/2014     no charge     323 words

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TV FRIDAY 14/11
LOVE FOR SALE 9.20pm, SBS2 MOVIE: WE BOUGHT A ZOO 8.30pm, Ten BETTER HOMES & GARDENS 7pm, Seven
Sun Herald 09/11/2014     no charge     248 words

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Cup fails to runneth over in glitter factor
There is no better way to experience the modern Australian social pecking order than spending a day inside the infamous Flemington Birdcage marquees.
Sun Herald 09/11/2014     no charge     688 words

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Wolf of Wall Street's female lead ups Stakes
Emirates Stakes Day is considered the most family friendly of the four major Flemington race days and the theme was carried forward by a kinder and less competitive "kids only" fashion competition.
The Sunday Age 09/11/2014     no charge     441 words

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PSSST
His best role: Red Richard of Rugby
The Sunday Age 09/11/2014     no charge     1217 words

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FRIDAY 14/11
LOVE FOR SALE
The Sunday Age 09/11/2014     no charge     253 words

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HOUSE OF THE WEEK
FITZROY
The Age 08/11/2014     no charge     710 words

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Horse racing needs to clean up its image
STUD owners such as Glenn Burrows have been quick to condemn racing industry critics, following the Melbourne Cup day death of two horses.
Newcastle Herald 08/11/2014     no charge     496 words

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A spark from the dark
Racing needed a feel-good story and a day of little incident.
The Age 07/11/2014     no charge     926 words

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Bets are off as Darley Classic attracts cream of speedsters
Despite the quality of the Melbourne spring, highlighted by Saturday's Darley Classic at Flemington with the world's best sprinter, Lankan Rupee, not even favourite, betting on and public interest in racing is waning.
Sydney Morning Herald 07/11/2014     no charge     741 words

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Enter Seamus the straight shooter
After his charge was stuck in the middle of the Manikato Stakes drama, Noel Mayfield-Smith was happy to avoid the latest theatrics arising from one of the most talked-about races of the spring.
Sydney Morning Herald 07/11/2014     no charge     575 words

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Bowman squares it all up
HUGH Bowman has salvaged his spring carnival with a Group 1 victory aboard Set Square in the VRC Oaks at Flemington.
Illawarra Mercury 07/11/2014     no charge     556 words

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Bowman squares the ledger with Oaks win
HUGH Bowman has salvaged his spring carnival with a group 1 victory aboard Set Square in the VRC Oaks at Flemington.
Newcastle Herald 07/11/2014     no charge     551 words

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LETTERS
No time to waste
The Age 06/11/2014     no charge     1380 words

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Racing critics told to get off high horses
THE backlash over the death of Melbourne Cup horses Admire Rakti and Araldo has shaken the Upper Hunter horse industry.
Newcastle Herald 06/11/2014     no charge     462 words

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Catalyst: Low Carb Diet - Fat or Fiction?
The Age 06/11/2014     no charge     393 words

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Admire Rakti declared fit in pre-race check
RACING Victoria's chief steward asked for Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti's health to be checked on the morning before he died suddenly after the race.
Newcastle Herald 06/11/2014     no charge     636 words

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Singers made by songs
THE Hunter's own Melody Pool joins notable names Katie Noonan, Angie Hart and Sam Buckingham for this month's Songs That Made Me tour.
Newcastle Herald 06/11/2014     no charge     845 words

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Four gems from Pacific Jewel outshine the celebs
There is a commotion at the entrance to Flemington Racecourse as a crowd of onlookers clasping their camera phones swarm around some new arrivals.
The Age 05/11/2014     no charge     341 words

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Bizarre, bold and beautiful flock to Birdcage
Makybe Diva may have won the Melbourne Cup a record three times, but year after year there is a bigger diva at the races, galloping around for attention. Businessman Geoffrey Edelsten, 71, arrived in the Birdcage with the sole intention of stealing the show.
The Age 05/11/2014     no charge     367 words

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A fish and chips fix
A family ritual gets the gourmet treatment, writes KATE TARALA.
Newcastle Herald 05/11/2014     no charge     990 words

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Shellharbour punter leaves Kembla smiling
NOVEMBER 4, 2014 is a date Shellharbour man Bill Denko won't be forgetting any time soon.
Illawarra Mercury 05/11/2014     no charge     341 words

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Grace and pace make it a day to remember
THEY could have been excused for carrying on like kings of the world.
Newcastle Herald 05/11/2014     no charge     557 words

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Inner city wine bar wins big
IT'S been open a little over a year and Newcastle's Reserve Wine Bar has already emerged as the top small bar in the country.
Newcastle Herald 05/11/2014     no charge     400 words

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For the love of lobster
Melbourne is going cray cray for cute buns.
The Age 04/11/2014     no charge     662 words

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Use your noodle
Melbourne's mega-big Asian-style outdoor markets offer a huge range of cuisine - from modern fusion dishes to classics.
The Age 04/11/2014     no charge     3022 words

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RACE DAY
5 BEST BETS
The Age 04/11/2014     no charge     1101 words

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Stipes to dish out silent treatment
Cup jockeys are on notice, reports Patrick Bartley.
The Age 04/11/2014     no charge     805 words

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Global fame comes at a hefty price
Turn back the boats!
The Age 04/11/2014     no charge     886 words

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Best new burgers
Sydney has a love affair with the burger that's not new and not stopping as burger joints continue to pop up at a rapid rate, many of them headed by chefs with a fine-dining background.
Sydney Morning Herald 04/11/2014     no charge     2484 words

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Cummings gives tick of approval to Precedence
The first thing Bart Cummings wanted to check on Monday morning was his horse for the Melbourne Cup. Precedence stood in his box, head in his feed bin as Bart and owner Sir Patrick Hogan peered in.
Sydney Morning Herald 04/11/2014     no charge     497 words

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Murtagh talks up his chances but it's Admire Rakti for me
Short-time trainer Johnny Murtagh, a former top jockey, figures the Ebor credential of Mutual Regard is a strong indicator for Tuesday's Melbourne Cup at Flemington.
Sydney Morning Herald 04/11/2014     no charge     671 words

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Fawkner on track to see off invaders
Fawkner is clearly the best performed Australian runner in Tuesday's $6.2 million Emirates Melbourne Cup and is poised to follow the path of last year's winner, Fiorente, and repel the international invasion.
The Age 03/11/2014     no charge     607 words

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Everything going to script for Admire Rakti in Cup
Backing Fighting Harada to beat Johnny Famechon at the Sydney Stadium in 1967 swung me towards Admire Rakti for Tuesday's Melbourne Cup at Flemington.
Sydney Morning Herald 03/11/2014     no charge     794 words

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Hard men talk tough on cancer
FORMER Manly-Warringah hard men Les Boyd and Terry Randall kept punters amused and amazed with their war stories at the "Balls, Brawls and Banter" sports lunch at the Gallipoli Legion Club at Hamilton on Friday.
Newcastle Herald 03/11/2014     no charge     126 words

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C'mon Aussie
FAWKNER'S owner has called on Australians to get fair dinkum and support one of their own in the Melbourne Cup.
Newcastle Herald 03/11/2014     no charge     652 words

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Hatinators racing away
"Women really want something that's custom-made; they don't like to buy something off the rack Jodie Blanch
Illawarra Mercury 03/11/2014     no charge     412 words

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Grey day of black and white Derby
The Derby day tradition is that punters front up to Flemington in classic black and white dress.
The Sunday Age 02/11/2014     no charge     462 words

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Weir good to go
Country boy Darren Weir is ready to take on the toffs in the Cup.
The Sunday Age 02/11/2014     no charge     790 words

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Numbers up
With multiple Cup runners can Terry Henderson add to his highlights reel?
The Sunday Age 02/11/2014     no charge     1493 words

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Rocket blazes on his Sydney debut
Former Rockhampton star Our Boy Malachi proved he will not only be competitive in Sydney racing, but will be one of the main players over the summer's sprints following his super Rosehill debut on Saturday.
Sun Herald 02/11/2014     no charge     488 words

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Triumph or torture of the power play
Understanding the psychology at play in the auction process can help you land that winning bid, writes Lorna Edwards.
The Sunday Age 02/11/2014     no charge     1160 words

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Quest for Cup glory starts in a distant field for this canny buyer of stayers
Terry Henderson knows the jubilation of winning the Big One  and wants to share it, writes Greg Baum.
Sun Herald 02/11/2014     no charge     1110 words

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Tony Brassel's review of Derby Dayat Flemington
RACE 1
Sun Herald 02/11/2014     no charge     4999 words

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LETTERS
Girls' right to say no
The Age 01/11/2014     no charge     1275 words

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Packer along for the ride
James Packer may be ambivalent about his stake in Hampton Court, but not co-owner Alan Jones.
The Age 01/11/2014     no charge     1261 words

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Shrouded in mystery, Admire Rakti set to answer punters' big question
Only a few days out from Australia's great race and it appears you would have more chance of scaling the barbed wire walls at Werribee and riding Admire Rakti to victory on Tuesday yourself than diving deep into the camp of the Melbourne Cup favourite.
Sydney Morning Herald 01/11/2014     no charge     556 words

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Melbourne Cup favourite is flying under the radar
Only a few days out from Australia's great race and it appears you would have more chance of scaling the barbed-wire walls at Werribee and riding Admire Rakti to victory on Tuesday yourself than diving deep into the camp of the Melbourne Cup favourite.
The Age 01/11/2014     no charge     584 words

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Shrouded in mystery, Admire Rakti set to answer punters' big question
Only a few days out from Australia's great race and it appears you would have more chance of scaling the barbed wire walls at Werribee and riding Admire Rakti to victory on Tuesday yourself than diving deep into the camp of the Melbourne Cup favourite.
Sydney Morning Herald 01/11/2014     no charge     579 words

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Still hungry?
Lunch
Sydney Morning Herald 01/11/2014     no charge     344 words

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Cruise control
I would like to say I booked my first cruise ironically, but there was no irony. Just end-of-year exhaustion and the promise of an overseas holiday which did not involve dragging tired children by the wrist through airports. I wanted the freedom of the seas and mass-market luxury, the chance to wallow in all the excesses of Western culture for one low-fixed price - and the not-inconsiderable risk of viral gastroenteritis. So last summer we set sail for the South Pacific.
Sydney Morning Herald 01/11/2014     no charge     337 words

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Court & BOLD
Everyone loves the rags-to-riches tales, the story of the honest Aussie battlers. But the Spring Carnival also belongs to racing's bluebloods.
Sydney Morning Herald 01/11/2014     no charge     1262 words

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Bookmaker weighs up long odds
For a man who earns his living by calculating the odds and speculating on the dollar-sign dreams of other men, Wally Beaver - long-time doubles bookmaker - is a romantic at heart.
The Age 01/11/2014     no charge     542 words

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City hoping that Villa can go out with a bang
He came, he saw, but despite two goals and some impressive moments, he has hardly conquered.
The Age 31/10/2014     no charge     382 words

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Melbourne Cup
1 (-). Fawkner$8
Sydney Morning Herald 31/10/2014     no charge     343 words

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Debate breaks out as Mackinnon loses its 'Practice Stakes' handle
Even with the scratching of Side Glance, pontificators for a date change regarding the Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington have picked a bad year.
Sydney Morning Herald 31/10/2014     no charge     797 words

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LETTERS
Give communities their say on pokies
Sydney Morning Herald 31/10/2014     no charge     861 words

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Crowd nine as field shapes among oldest in history
Some of Australian racing's most powerful voices have lamented what looms as possibly the oldest Melbourne Cup field ever assembled, with no fewer than four nine-year-olds likely to get a start in the $6 million race.
Sydney Morning Herald 30/10/2014     no charge     822 words

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Conspiracy theorists out in force over Phar Lap failure
Punters lost an estimated #1 million when the mighty Phar Lap went down in the 1929 Melbourne Cup and jockey Bobby Lewis, regarded as a pocket Hercules, was the fall guy.
Sydney Morning Herald 30/10/2014     no charge     608 words

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Gai hoping Hampton holds court in Derby
IT'S been almost 20 years since Gai Waterhouse won the Victoria Derby and bookmakers agree with the trainer that this will be her year again.
Newcastle Herald 30/10/2014     no charge     452 words

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Gai holding DerbyCourt
IT'S almost 20 years since Gai Waterhouse won the Victoria Derby and bookmakers agree with the trainer this is her year.
Illawarra Mercury 30/10/2014     no charge     462 words

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Music, beer still on tap
WITH the winning combination of beer and music, it's hardly surprising that the first day of the 2014 Bitter and Twisted International Boutique Beer Festival at Maitland Gaol has sold out. But get in quick because tickets for Sunday are still on offer.
Newcastle Herald 30/10/2014     no charge     840 words

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