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Saturday preview

THE Courier Mail racing editor Nathan Exelby looks for the winners at Doomben on Saturday: THE FACTORS Track: Good (4); Weather: Mostly sunny, 24 degrees Race 6 Class 6 Plate 1200m, C6 SW, 2.27pm In the run: Lucky Tom and Tabbing jump out quickly from the inside and there’s extra …

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The Verdict

THE Point of Consumption tax debate this week has brought up two issues: whether Queensland racing will get a fair cut of the funds and secondly, will a 15 per cent rate put Queensland racing at a significant disadvantage through reduced turnover. The first issue has galvanised the industry like …

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Stradbroke Day

STRADBROKE day will be cut to eight races to afford a later start to the multi-million dollar meeting in a bid to ensure the best possible surface for the state’s most prestigious raceday. It has been proposed to move the $125,000 Listed Daybreak Lover (3yo, 1200m) from Saturday’s card to …

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Monday Mail

THE Monstar will be aiming to buck one of the long standing hoodoos of Queensland racing. No less than 23 Moreton (QTC) Cup winners have attempted to win the Stradbroke, but the best they have managed over the years is just the five third placings, with the filly Ortensia being …

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Stradbroke Handicap

COREY Brown believes that now Champagne Cuddles has rumbled with the big boys at weight-for-age, she will be a far tougher commodity when she lines up in Saturday’s $1.5 million Stradbroke. Brown locked himself into the Bjorn Baker-trained Champagne Cuddles ride when it was confirmed In Her Time was a …

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Monday Mail

OWNER Mary Jane Basson has already knocked back a $2 million offer for her Queensland Derby winning “baby” Dark Dream, who she now hopes can take her all the way to spring carnival glory. Whether that is this year, or next, Basson doesn’t mind. “He’s still growing. After he has …

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Rockhampton Newmarket

DESLEIGH Forster believes Too Good To Refuse finally has conditions to suit in his bid to reclaim his place among Queensland’s best sprinters when he runs in Friday’s $100,000 Rockhampton Newmarket. Too Good To Refuse has not won since his devastating performance in the Keith Noud Quality in November of …

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