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Wizard Makes Debut At Melbourne Cup!

Wizard Of The Turf has been to Flemington for the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday in November more than 20 times but he made his debut at Sandown Park on Friday night for the Melbourne Cup greyhound meeting.

Some of the highlights to the Sandown Park meeting were:

  • Champion greyhounds Dyna Double One and Fernando Bale in an epic Melbourne Cup battle
  • "KISS" and "Robbie Williams" playing live at the track
  • Pyrotechnics display
  • Free entry, free bets and free caps!
  • Free competition with opportunity to win $600,000
  • $4 stubbies of Corona, Heineken and Asahi and $2 sausage sizzle

Wizard is joined by fans John, Robin, Trevor and FrankWizard of the Turf congratulates everyone responsible for providing a great night's entertainment at Sandown Park.

The King Is Dead, Long Live The King

Australia's greatest ever horse trainer, Bart Cummings, has died peacefully surrounded by his family in Sydney in the early hours of Sunday morning, aged 87.

Affectionately and accurately crowned "The Cups King", decades before he trained Viewed to win his 12th Melbourne Cup in 2008, Bart also trained the winner of 7 Caulfield Cups, 5 Cox Plates, 4 Golden Slippers, 9 VRC Oaks, 8 Newmarket Handicaps, 10 Mackinnon Stakes, 5 Caulfield Guineas, 5 Doncaster Handicaps, 7 Lightning Stakes and 13 Australian Cups to bring his tally of Group 1 wins to a phenomenal 268.

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More Big Profits For 2014/15

Another very successful season for Wizard of the Turf in 2014/15 with a return of $2187.85 from bets amounting to $1909; this $278.85 PROFIT represents a 14.61% PROFIT. This follows a 13.93% PROFIT in 2013/14 and 9.60% PROFIT in 2012/13; although profit for any particular week, month or even year cannot be guaranteed Wizard of the Turf has been a consistent winner since its inception in 2012 and it is likely that this will continue into the future. The time to let all your punting friends know about this FREE, FULLY-ACCOUNTABLE, PROFIT-MAKING service is NOW!

For a complete breakdown of Wizard of the Turf's results click on The Bets from the Group One menu and then click on any of the links that will lead you to a plethora of different data and graphical representations. Make sure you never miss a bet by following Wizard of the Turf on Twitter and switching on notifications. Wizard of the Turf would love your feedback at any time and the best way to do this is by becoming a member; you will also be emailed a free Wizard of the Turf newsletter!

2014/2015 Premiership Winners

CityWinning Jockey# of WinnersWinning Trainer# of Winners
Melbourne Damien Oliver 60 Darren Weir 79
Sydney Hugh Bowman 96 Chris Waller 144
Brisbane Jim Byrne 71 Tony Gollan 79
Adelaide Clare Lindop 55 Phillip Stokes 36
Perth William Pike 81 Adam Durrant 70 1/2


After their success in 2013/2014, Damien Oliver and Darren Weir won their respective Melbourne premierships again in 2014/2015. James McDonald put-up a great fight to win a second Sydney Jockeys' Premiership but he was edged-out by Hugh Bowman while Chris Waller continued on his merry way. Jim Byrne was back on top in Brisbane while Tony Gollan won again increasing his tally from 57 to 79 wins. Clare Lindop had a great season in Adelaide while Phillip Stokes won for the second year in a row. William Pike and Adam Durrant continued their domination of Perth racing.

American Pharoah Wears Triple Crown

Champion three year old American Pharoah became the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win the American Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes when he lead all the way to win the Belmont Stakes by five and a half lengths. Many horses have won the first two legs of the Triple Crown but failed at the final hurdle but American Pharoah's victory was never in doubt; American Pharoah is the twelfth horse in history to win the Triple Crown whose honour-roll includes legendary gallopers Secretariat, Citation and War Admiral.

Watch the last leg of the Triple Crown here, click read more to watch all three victories.

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Vale Doriemus

Former champion galloper Doriemus had to be euthanised on Sunday after he suffered a serious foot injury at Living Legends which has been his home since 2006. Originally trained in New Zealand by Jim Gibbs Doriemus was transferred to Hall of Fame trainer Lee Freedman in 1994. Doriemus became the ninth horse in history to win the Caulfield Cup/Melbourne Cup double achieving the feat in 1995 for Damien Oliver. Perhaps Doriemus' greatest performance was his nose-defeat by Might And Power in the 1997 Melbourne Cup in which he carried 57.5kg as a seven year old. Doriemus proved he was more than just a champion stayer with his superb victories in the Turnbull and Queen Elizabeth Stakes over 2000 metres. Doriemus was 24 years old.

Now watch some of the races which made Doriemus a champion.

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2013/2014 Season Review

With the recent conclusion to the 2013/2014 racing season it is timely to review the performance of Wizard of the Turf; as can be seen from the graph above a profit in excess of $300 was achieved for the season when Heza Bobby Dazzler clung-on for victory.

Amount Bet: $2225.00

Amount Returned: $2535.00

Total Profit: $310.00

Percentage Profit: 13.93%

Click on Read More: 2013/2014 Season Review to check out more detailed graphical representations of this very successful punting season. For a complete analysis click on The Bets from the Group One menu and then click on any of the links that will lead you to a plethora of different data and graphical representations.

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Good luck today punters! #DerbyDay #MelbCupCarnival #StartWinning

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