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Superb day, great fields, but where were the punters?
Only 25,525 went to Royal Randwick on Saturday for an outstanding program on a brilliant day, confirming racegoing is struggling to be a popular spectator sport in Sydney. Surely no more has ever been spent on Randwick promotion, the worth of which is a matter of opinion. Yes, Melbourne does well in the spring, but Flemington is equipped for huge crowds, public and members alike. The new Randwick grandstand is more for corporate high flyers and owners than the average punter, but we are stuck ...
Sydney Morning Herald 21/04/2014     no charge     753 words

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Waterhouse tells punters to get on The Offer in Melbourne Cup
Gai Waterhouse has already tipped her star stayer The Offer to win the Melbourne Cup after he demolished the field in the Sydney Cup at Randwick on Saturday.
Sun Herald 20/04/2014     no charge     488 words

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Punters rally for BMW favourite Fiorente in Sydney Cup
Bookmakers were finding it hard to write a bet for BMW favourite Fiorente on Friday, but that was certainly not the case for the Sydney Cup in two weeks.
Sydney Morning Herald 05/04/2014     no charge     442 words

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Punters complain that gambling is made much too easy, study finds
Access, advertising and promotions have been highly influential in the increase of online gambling and punters' habits, with the easiness of free bets and credit a concern for problem gamblers. A study of interactive gambling, commissioned by Gambling Research Australia, found that promotional offers, such as free bets, led punters to place bets that they would not have otherwise done. Some punters reported frustration at losing a promotional bet would lead them to chase losses with their own ...
The Age 02/04/2014     no charge     157 words

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Unmasked: so, are we all being gamed?
If any further evidence was required to prove how the predatory business of online gaming is rigged against the punters, it has come in the guise of an internal document from Tabcorp.
Sydney Morning Herald 14/04/2014     no charge     727 words

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Unmasked: so, are we all being gamed?
If any further evidence was required to prove how the predatory business of online gaming is rigged against the punters, it has come in the guise of an internal document from Tabcorp.
The Age 14/04/2014     no charge     729 words

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All in good time
The recently completed Hunter Expressway has opened up the Upper Hunter to day-tripping foodies, writes Kate Tarala.
Newcastle Herald 02/04/2014     no charge     802 words

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Messara happy to let Queen's horse steal the Royal show
Bookmakers around the country can't find a dollar for Carlton House in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth Stakes, but the cheer squad for the Queen's horse will be led by It's A Dundeel's co-owner and Racing NSW chairman John Messara. The architect of The Championships would love to win its $4 million, 2000-metre showpiece, but he wants success for the event even more.
Sydney Morning Herald 19/04/2014     no charge     737 words

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Trainer rejects Ranvet reprise
SILENT Achiever claimed the scalps of Fiorente and It's A Dundeel in the Ranvet Stakes but punters are cautious about a repeat in the BMW.
Illawarra Mercury 04/04/2014     no charge     275 words

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Mudlarks favoured in wet Galaxy
The only question remaining over Saturday's feature meeting at Rosehill is just how heavy the track will be, and punters have rallied for horses that are noted wet-track performers.
The Age 29/03/2014     no charge     209 words

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Racing boss happy for the Queen to rule big day
Bookmakers around the country can't find a dollar for Carlton House in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, but the cheer squad for her majesty's horse will be led by It's A Dundeel's owner and Racing NSW chairman John Messara.
The Age 19/04/2014     no charge     482 words

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Conditions improving at Kembla
AS The Championships reaches a climax in Sydney, punters will be glad just to see racing return to Kembla Grange.
Illawarra Mercury 19/04/2014     no charge     251 words

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Mother of all feasts
The Lovedale Long Lunch is even bigger this year with Muse Restaurant and The Deck Cafe rounding out the menu, writes Kate Tarala.
Newcastle Herald 16/04/2014     no charge     967 words

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Championships set to move forward a week to attract more from overseas
The first day of The Championships hit its targets but racing authorities are already making sure the only way is up with a plan to bring it forward a week from next year as part of a revamp of the Sydney carnival.
Sydney Morning Herald 14/04/2014     no charge     445 words

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Deluge cant dampen Randwicks spirit
The Pumper struts into the Theatre of the Horse, searching for the connections of Solo Saga minutes before the Australian Derby and shakes his head.
Sun Herald 13/04/2014     no charge     721 words

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Sydney in race from car park to red carpet
Hunter S. Thompson famously wrote that the Kentucky Derby is decadent and depraved.
Sydney Morning Herald 08/04/2014     no charge     908 words

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O'Shea wants sunshine and wide draw for Derby
John O'Shea wants a couple of clear days and a wide barrier to give Savvy Nature his best hope to win the Australian Derby at Randwick on Saturday.
Sydney Morning Herald 08/04/2014     no charge     391 words

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Sydney shorts
Call of the card
Sydney Morning Herald 04/04/2014     no charge     310 words

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Barrier shakes Slipper
EARTHQUAKE'S awkward Golden Slipper barrier draw has punters shying away from the favourite, but at least one bookmaker is expecting a flood of money for Darley's pin-up girl later in the week.
Illawarra Mercury 02/04/2014     no charge     351 words

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Abbott bangs the big bell on repeals
The world of politicians gets deeper and deeper into spin, and so far no production of the Abbott government rates higher on the spin cycle than last week's Repeal Day.
The Age 24/03/2014     no charge     767 words

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Abbott bangs the big bell on repeals
The world of politicians gets deeper and deeper into spin, and so far no production of the Abbott government rates higher on the spin cycle than last week's Repeal Day.
Sydney Morning Herald 24/03/2014     no charge     771 words

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RVL firm on no Waterhouse bets at Warrnambool
Racing Victoria will stand by its decision not to allow bookmaker Rob Waterhouse to work the rails at Warrnambool's May carnival next week, despite calls from Premier Denis Napthine to rethink the ruling.
The Age 23/04/2014     no charge     587 words

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Packer eyes Las Vegas return
Crown Resorts is poised to enter the race for a $2 billion loss-making hotel and casino on the famous Las Vegas Strip.
The Age 22/04/2014     no charge     640 words

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BUSTED!
POLICE hunting a gang of armed thieves responsible for hold-ups at several Hunter hotels made a major breakthrough yesterday after another robbery and a high-speed pursuit.
Newcastle Herald 22/04/2014     no charge     833 words

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Packer eyes Las Vegas return
Crown Resorts is poised to enter the race for a $2 billion loss-making hotel and casino on the famous Las Vegas Strip.
Sydney Morning Herald 22/04/2014     no charge     640 words

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Party vibe prevails for blues listening crew
Byron Bay Bluesfest Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay, April 17-21 RATING: 3.5/5
Sydney Morning Herald 22/04/2014     no charge     371 words

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BUSTED!
POLICE hunting a gang of armed thieves responsible for hold-ups at several Hunter hotels made a major breakthrough yesterday after another robbery and a high-speed pursuit.
Newcastle Herald 22/04/2014     no charge     832 words

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The S checklist
EASY RIDING
Sun Herald 20/04/2014     no charge     451 words

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Twilight Royale eyes $2.4m pay day
Excitement is building for next month's two-day, $2 million Scone Cup carnival, especially for connections of the Bjorn Baker-trained Twilight Royale.
Sun Herald 20/04/2014     no charge     458 words

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Blue beauty: Berry rises to shine for his brother
Wearing the blue his twin brother Nathan loved, Tom Berry produced a shock result in the Queen Of The Turf at Randwick on Diamond Drille.
Sun Herald 20/04/2014     no charge     561 words

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Rising Romance balances Kiwi owner's books
He has been fleeced by an accountant at his own business in the past couple of years, so John Carter didn't need reminding how special Rising Romance's win in the group 1 $1 million Australian Oaks was.
Sun Herald 20/04/2014     no charge     493 words

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RACING
Illawarra Mercury 19/04/2014     no charge     160 words

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PLANNER
fri18
The Age 18/04/2014     no charge     1163 words

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stage whispers
MR TOAD SPOILS BARRY'S FAREWELL
The Age 18/04/2014     no charge     422 words

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Festive frenzy not just eggs
MORE than 3000 people are expected to flock to the Newcastle Fisherman's Co-op today and tomorrow to stock up on fish, prawns and seafood ahead of the Easter long weekend.
Newcastle Herald 17/04/2014     no charge     196 words

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Mare retired after trackwork injury
NEWCASTLE mare Sharnee Rose has been retired from racing after suffering a minor fracture of a pastern during trackwork at Broadmeadow yesterday.
Newcastle Herald 17/04/2014     no charge     492 words

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The 7 deadly sinners
The players fans love to hate ... but who would be first picked by peers
The Age 16/04/2014     no charge     1114 words

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Reforms bring rock of all ages back to music venues
All-ages gigs are set to return to some of Melbourne's most-loved music haunts under changes made by the state government.
The Age 16/04/2014     no charge     404 words

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espresso
Popping up in Collins Jimmy
The Age 15/04/2014     no charge     1117 words

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Jewel in the Autumn carnival's crown shines but needs a little polishing
The new Randwick is an unpolished gem - but, in the next couple of years, it is going to sparkle.
Sydney Morning Herald 15/04/2014     no charge     644 words

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What a catch
24 ways to hook into the best seafood Sydney has to offer.
Sydney Morning Herald 15/04/2014     no charge     2155 words

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SHOW OF THE WEEK
Dead Drunk Tuesday, ABC1, 8.30pm
Sydney Morning Herald 14/04/2014     no charge     496 words

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'Just madness' over crumbling terrace
Sydney's biggest-ever auction day - listings totalled 1102 - featured a big result for 47 Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills. It sold $300,000 over reserve for $1.1 million on Saturday.
Sun Herald 13/04/2014     no charge     448 words

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TV MONDAY 14/04
BONDI RESCUE
The Sunday Age 13/04/2014     no charge     235 words

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THIS WEEKS TV PICKS
Sunday, April 13
Sun Herald 13/04/2014     no charge     1896 words

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Just another brick in Millner family's wall
The Millner family again topped the buyers' list but this time they switched their attention to Brickworks, the building products and investments group.
The Age 12/04/2014     no charge     285 words

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Rupee to carry punters' silver but Snitzerland a golden chance
They are the forgotten group 1 winners, by punters at least, but Tiger Tees, Spirit Of Boom and Snitzerland are ready to test the big guns, Buffering and Lankan Rupee, in Saturday's T.J. Smith Stakes at Randwick.
Sydney Morning Herald 12/04/2014     no charge     641 words

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Pubs partnership pays out the win
Gambling and groceries are a profitable hand, writes Simon Evans.
The Age 12/04/2014     no charge     1416 words

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Fare's fair, it's all a matter of time, distance and drivers
It sounds counter-intuitive. Slug passengers with higher taxi fares in the hope that it will make them happier with the service.
The Age 11/04/2014     no charge     321 words

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SHOW OF THE WEEK
Dead Drunk Tuesday, ABC1, 8.30pm
The Age 10/04/2014     no charge     499 words

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Criterion shines for Bowman
David Payne only confirmed Hugh Bowman as the rider for Australian Derby favourite Criterion earlier in the week but he was never concerned about finding a jockey.
The Age 10/04/2014     no charge     505 words

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Hardened Saints defy all the odds
ST KILDA v ADELAIDE ETIHAD STADIUM, SUNDAY, 3.20PM
The Age 10/04/2014     no charge     675 words

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The Championships are off and racing  just add sunshine
Four months ago, when The Championships were unveiled, few knew what the concept was about.
Sydney Morning Herald 10/04/2014     no charge     424 words

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topics
Manna from heaven a hit with Melburnians WE'VE always said the toasted sandwich was heaven sent, now we have proof.
Newcastle Herald 10/04/2014     no charge     898 words

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Gum Ball festival wild ride
STARTING a music festival is not for the weak-hearted.
Newcastle Herald 10/04/2014     no charge     436 words

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Bowman gives Payne a boost after jumping on Criterion for the Derby
David Payne only confirmed Hugh Bowman as the rider for Australian Derby favourite Criterion earlier in the week but he was never concerned about finding a jockey.
Sydney Morning Herald 10/04/2014     no charge     529 words

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The Age 08/04/2014     no charge     530 words

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Hemmes hits Coogee Beach
Merivale's snaffling of Coogee's Beach Palace Hotel (goodfood.com.au, April 3) has excited many food punters, particularly locals in a suburb not exactly overflowing with award-winning restaurants. Justin Hemmes is playing his cards close to his chest with plans for the Beach Palace but agrees the waterside location is prime territory for at least one obvious choice. "It has to be seafood, yes," he says. He is also aware the Beach Palace was once home to a Chinese restaurant that offered yum cha ...
Sydney Morning Herald 08/04/2014     no charge     102 words

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The 'con' in economy
ABOUT half the Australian adult population struggles to understand basic everyday documents and forms.
Newcastle Herald 08/04/2014     no charge     686 words

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THE HECKLER
No rust on man of steel
The Sunday Age 06/04/2014     no charge     723 words

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Track records ... then Liverpool
Just as punters look for horses who have won over a race's course and distance - and therefore give them an extra tick in their assessment - football fans take comfort if their team is looking to accomplish something they have done before.
The Sunday Age 06/04/2014     no charge     861 words

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Long wait for first taste of cult fast-fashion giant
Thousands queued to experience their first taste of Melbourne's newest fashion addition, H&M, on Saturday.
The Sunday Age 06/04/2014     no charge     732 words

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McDonald's ride on Mossfun a Golden Slipper classic
Bold rides, with jockeys often throwing caution to the wind, feature in the Golden Slipper, but James McDonald on Mossfun at Rosehill on Saturday rated with the best.
Sun Herald 06/04/2014     no charge     713 words

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Men of League offer to fill Sharks sponsorship void with jersey logo
The Men of League foundation has proposed to have its name emblazoned on the front of Cronullas jerseys in a partnership similar to one brokered between Canterbury and Camp Quality. The Sharks remain the only NRL club without a major sponsor as corporates steer clear while the ASADA investigation hangs over the club. They have already spurned the advances of Ashley Madison  the online dating service encouraging extra-marital affairs offered an $11 million sponsorship deal  on moral grounds. ...
Sun Herald 06/04/2014     no charge     1259 words

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Waller looks to Catkins to emancipate Inghams
Catkins just might be the horse to break the group 1 jinx for Chris Waller and the Ingham family.
Sun Herald 06/04/2014     no charge     537 words

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The one and only Wu-Tang
Hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan is making a new record - and it won't top the charts because there will be only one copy.
The Age 04/04/2014     no charge     194 words

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PLANNER
10AM, NOON
Sydney Morning Herald 04/04/2014     no charge     1503 words

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Waller attacks Doncaster in numbers
Sydney's champion trainer Chris Waller has a quartet of runners for next week's Doncaster and another trio at Rosehill on Saturday trying to earn a place in the famous mile.
Sydney Morning Herald 04/04/2014     no charge     453 words

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Bookies to vote with their bags on It's A Dundeel following injury scare
Bookmakers are ready to take a stand against $10 million entire It's A Dundeel after his hooves have once again become the focus, this time in the build-up to The BMW.
Sydney Morning Herald 03/04/2014     no charge     500 words

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Earthquake delivers shocks
A shiver went through jockey Kerrin McEvoy when he picked up barrier 13 for Earthquake in Saturday's Golden Slipper, a feeling punters who have backed the $2.20 favourite would have felt twice during the day when it was also reported she had an elevated temperature.
The Age 02/04/2014     no charge     571 words

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Earthquake draw no reason to panic
A SHIVER went through Darley's jockey Kerrin McEvoy when he picked up barrier 13 for Earthquake in Saturday's Golden Slipper, a feeling punters who have backed the $2.20 favourite would have felt twice for the day as it was reported she had been treated for an elevated temperature.
Newcastle Herald 02/04/2014     no charge     468 words

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Double shocks for Slipper favourite
A shiver went through Darley's jockey Kerrin McEvoy when he picked up barrier 13 for Earthquake in Saturday's Golden Slipper, a feeling punters who have backed the $2.20 favourite would have felt twice during the day when it was also reported she had an elevated temperature.
Sydney Morning Herald 02/04/2014     no charge     487 words

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La dolce vita in the vines
INDULGE in the best Italian produce, from wood-fired pizzas to gelatos, olive oils, formaggi, wines and fresh produce, without leaving the country, thanks to this month's A Little Bit of Italy in Broke.
Newcastle Herald 02/04/2014     no charge     509 words

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Perfect storm looms for AFL as fans' anger grows over ticket prices, game times
The stakes are always high when bitter rivals Essendon and Carlton play each other. But on Sunday they might be even higher for a third party not aligned with either of the two foundation clubs.
The Age 01/04/2014     no charge     642 words

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Charity day hits home
THE 11th annual 'Men of League' Illawarra golf day will tee-off on Friday at Kiama Golf Club.
Illawarra Mercury 01/04/2014     no charge     186 words

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Time to heed the fans
The AFL hasn't been slow to give itself a pat on the back about the redevelopment of Adelaide Oval, and Saturday's "Showdown" between two bitter SA rivals will been seen as a triumph, a crowd of more than 50,000 filling a ground that has come up a treat.
The Age 31/03/2014     no charge     1237 words

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Backlash targets wearable tech
In early March, San Francisco hosted an event called the Wearables DevCon. The three-day conference was dedicated to the widely forecast next wave of computer technology - gizmos that, like sandflies at the beach, lodge in your clothing, your footwear and some of your orifices.
Sydney Morning Herald 31/03/2014     no charge     702 words

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Lord Byron stable to keep eyes on weather
THE Gordon Lord Byron support crew is happy to bask in the glory of his George Ryder Stakes win for a little longer before deciding on the Irish horse's next start.
Newcastle Herald 31/03/2014     no charge     324 words

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It's all happening in autumn
From serious art to dazzling dancers, there's something for all ages and tastes, writes Erin Munro.
Sun Herald 30/03/2014     no charge     578 words

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THE FORUM
LETTERS
Sun Herald 30/03/2014     no charge     1585 words

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Sidestep hard to catch but back to top form
Sidestep wins only once a year but last year's Golden Slipper runner-up could be ready to fulfil his potential after winning the Darby Munro in a photo from Bound For Earth. "He did a good job, a race he needed to win, too," trainer Peter Snowden said. "It was good to see him win as well as he did. Under the set weights and penalties he was badly off today with 59kg but it's a race he needed to win. The Royal Sovereign Stakes [at Randwick] is always the race we targeted, whether we aim higher ...
Sun Herald 30/03/2014     no charge     772 words

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That old chestnut? Selkrig still has spring in his step
Buoyed by the ups, the downs and the drags - including a miracle - of being a jockey, Ray Selkrig remains joyful.
Sun Herald 30/03/2014     no charge     823 words

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Squadron puts its fleet first
Reporter Melinda Ham heads out into the harbour for a weekly race with members of the Sydney Flying Squadron.
Sun Herald 30/03/2014     no charge     634 words

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SO FUNNY IT HURTS
JOHN BAILEY TALKS TO THE GRAPPLE AND GIGGLE TEAM LAUNCHING ... EACH OTHER.
The Sunday Age 30/03/2014     no charge     2188 words

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Last season nearly Maxwell's last ...
Nick Maxwell almost retired at the end of 2013. It had not been the happiest of seasons, had ended badly and by the time he headed off on a boys' trip to Mexico and Las Vegas last spring, the outgoing Collingwood captain believed he had had enough of football and that the feeling was mutual.
The Age 29/03/2014     no charge     2107 words

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Murdochs will still call Sydney home
Sydney Morning Herald 29/03/2014     no charge     1200 words

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free
THE STANDARD BOWL
Sydney Morning Herald 29/03/2014     no charge     203 words

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BRIEFS
George Ryder Stakes Red Tracer $3
Sydney Morning Herald 29/03/2014     no charge     99 words

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Backlash targets wearable tech
In early March, San Francisco hosted an event called the Wearables DevCon. The three-day conference was dedicated to the widely forecast next wave of computer technology - gizmos that, like sandflies at the beach, lodge in your clothing, your footwear and some of your orifices.
The Age 27/03/2014     no charge     702 words

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Ye olde England amped up
THE craft beer juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down, with King Bill IV in Maitland the latest to join the ranks.
Newcastle Herald 26/03/2014     no charge     625 words

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Zanbagh delivers an idealOaksentree
ZANBAGH'S vice-like grip on the Australian Oaks - and a bid to emulate her mother's heroics - strengthened as the outstanding filly landed Guy Walter an unprecedented fifth Illawarra Mercury Keith Nolan Classic (1600m).
Illawarra Mercury 24/03/2014     no charge     676 words

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