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All Aged Stakes Day

The Championships are over for another year but there is more G1 action at Randwick with the WFA All Aged Stakes over 1400m and Champagne Stakes for 2-Y-O's over 1600m; the Randwick card also includes another four G3 races. There is also an excellent program at Caulfield with two Listed races as well as the VOBIS Gold Ingot for 2-Y-O's, VOBIS Gold Reef for 3-Y-O's, VOBIS Gold Mile for 4-Y-O's and VOBIS Gold Sprint. The Breeders' Stakes for 2-Y-O's and the Port Adelaide Guineas for 3-Y-O's are the highlights at Morphettville while the time-honoured Weetwood Handicap is the feature attraction at Toowoomba.

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The Championships - Day 2

Day 2 of The Championships at Randwick is another superb day of thoroughbred action with four G1's, two G2's and a G3; unfortunately champion galloper Winx has not accepted for the $4,000,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes over 2000m at WFA but with the likes of Preferment, Criterion, The United States and Lucia Valentina engaged it is sure to be a great race. The Australian Oaks for 3-Y-O fillies over 2400m, the Coolmore Legacy Stakes for fillies and mares over 1600m and the Sydney Cup over 3200m are the other Group 1's on this outstanding card.

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The Championships - Day 1

Day 1 of The Championships at Randwick is simply outstanding with four G1's, the Doncaster Mile over 1600m, WFA T.J. Smith Stakes over 1200m, Australian Derby for 3-Y-O's over 2400m and Inglis Sires' for 2-Y-O's over 1400m. Champion mare Winx is an odds-on favorite to win the Doncaster while Tarzino is at short odds to complete the Victoria Derby/Australian Derby double. There is also one G2 as well as four G3's and the Country Championships Final on this superb card. At Mornington Tom Melbourne is a short-priced favourite in the Listed Mornington BMW Cup which gives the winner automatic entry into the Caulfield Cup.

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Another superb day of racing at Rosehill with the $1,500,000 BMW over 2400m being the feature attraction; the Vinery Stud Stakes for 3-Y-O fillies over 2000m is the other G1 on the card. The Tulloch Stakes for 3-Y-O's and Emancipation Stakes for fillies and mares are at G2 level while there are another four G3's including the Doncaster Prelude. The highlights at Caulfield are the G3 Victoria Handicap and G3 Easter Cup.

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Golden Slipper Day

The $3,500,000 Golden Slipper for 2-Y-O's over 1200m is the feature attraction on a magnificent card of racing at Rosehill; Mick Price has a very strong hand with the first and second favourite in Extreme Choice and Flying Artie. The WFA George Ryder Stakes over 1500m, WFA Ranvet Stakes over 2000m, Rosehill Guineas for 3-Y-O's over 2000m and The Galaxy over 1100m are all Group 1's making it five for the day. Bendigo is hosting a stand-alone meeting where the highlights are the $250,000 VOBIS Gold Rush, Bendigo Guineas, Golden Mile and Bendigo Gold Bracelet.

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Newmarket Handicap Day

It's Super Saturday at Flemington with the feature attractions being the G1 Newmarket Handicap over 1200m and G1 Australian Cup over 2000m. Chautauqua is favourite to avenge his defeat in last year's Newmarket but having to lump 58kg his task is not an easy one. Other highlights at Flemington are the G2 treble of the Sires' Produce Stakes for 2-Y-O's, Kewney Stakes for 3-Y-O fillies and Blamey Stakes as well as another two G3's and two Listed races on a superb card. The G1 action continues in Sydney with the Coolmore Classic for fillies and mares over 1500m; there are another four G2's and two G3's on an outstanding program.

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Australian Guineas Day

The Autumn Carnival in Melbourne and Sydney is in full swing now. At Flemington the G1 Australian Guineas for 3-Y-O's over 1600m is the feature and it has attracted one of the best fields in its history; other highlights at Flemington are the G3 Frances Tressady Stakes for fillies and mares and G3 TAB Rewards Stakes as well as three other Listed races. There is also an outstanding meeting at Randwick with the features being the G1 Randwick Guineas for 3-Y-O's over 1600m and G1 Canterbury Stakes over 1300m. The G2 Reisling Stakes and Todman Stakes for 2-Y-O's and G2 Challenge Stakes are other highlights while there are another two G3's and two Listed races on the program. 

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Blue Diamond Stakes Day

A superb meeting at Caulfield with the G1 Blue Diamond Stakes for 2-Y-O's over 1200m being the feature attraction; Extreme Choice has done everything right so far but Flying Artie, Samara Dancer and Concealer are winning chances too. The Oakleigh Plate over 1100m and WFA Futurity Stakes over 1400m round-out the G1 action; other highlights at Caulfield are the G2 Angus Armanasco Stakes for 3-Y-O fillies, G2 Autumn Classic for 3-Y-O's, G2 Peter Young Stakes, G3 Zeditave Stakes for 3-Y-O colts and geldings and G3 Mannerism Stakes for mares. At Randwick champion mare Winx steps-out in the G1 Chipping Norton Stakes over 1600m; it is an excellent card of racing at Randwick with another three Group 2's and two Group 3's.

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Black Caviar Lightning Day

There are only seven starters in this year's Black Caviar Lightning at Flemington but the field for the G1 WFA race over 1000m includes Chautauqua and boom 3-Y-O Exosphere so it is sure to be a superb contest. Other highlights at Flemington are the G3 Vanity for 3-Y-O fillies over 1400m, G3 C.S. Hayes Stakes for 3-Y-O colts and geldings over 1400m and Listed Talindert Stakes for 2-Y-O's over 1100m. At Rosehill the feature attraction is the G2 Silver Slipper for 2-Y-O's over 1100m; other highlights at Rosehill are the G2 Hobartville Stakes for 3-Y-O's over 1400m, G2 Millie Fox Stakes for mares over 1300m and Listed Parramatta Cup over 1900m.

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C.F. Orr Stakes Day

G1 racing returns with a superb meeting at Caulfield where the feature attraction is the weight-for-age C. F. Orr Stakes over 1400 metres; other highlights at Caulfield are the G2 Autumn Stakes for 3-Y-O's, G2 Rubiton Stakes, G3 Kevin Hayes Stakes for 3-Y-O fillies, G3 Carlyon Cup, G3 Bellmaine Stakes for mares plus the Blue Diamond Preludes. There is also an excellent meeting at Randwick where the highlight is the reappearance of Cox Plate heroine Winx in the G2 Apollo Stakes; the G2 Light Fingers Stakes for 3-Y-O fillies, G3 Southern Cross Stakes, G3 Triscay Stakes for mares and $125,000 Lonhro Plate for 2-Y-O's are other highlights at Randwick.

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