There are some quality races in Sydney and Melbourne on Saturday with the G2 Breeders Classic for mares over 1200m at Randwick being the feature attraction; other highlights at Randwick are the G3 Eskimo Prince Stakes for 3-Y-O's over 1200m and $250,000 Inglis Classic for 2-Y-O's over 1200m. At Caulfield the G3 Manfred Stakes for 3-Y-O's over 1200m and G3 Chairman's Stakes for 2-Y-O's over 1000m are the features; the $250,000 Inglis Premier for 2-Y-O's over 1200m and Listed W.J. Adams Stakes over 1000m are other highlights at Caulfield.
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Rosehill holds the spotlight on Saturday and the G2 Expressway Stakes is the feature attraction; Our Boy Malachi is early favourite for this weight-for-age race over 1200m with Generalife and Solicit also under double-figures. Other highlights at Rosehill are the G3 Widden Stakes for 2-Y-O fillies over 1100m and G3 Canonbury Stakes for 2-Y-O colts and geldings over 1100m. The highlight at Flemington is the Listed Kensington Stakes over 1000m.
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There is a good Australia Day meeting at Caulfield on Tuesday; the G3 Blue Diamond Preview for 2-Y-O fillies over 1000m and Listed Blue Diamond Preview for 2-Y-O colts and geldings over 1000m will give the best guide so far to the G1 Blue Diamond Stakes on February 27. Other highlights at Caulfield are the Swettenham Stud Summer Championship Final over 1700m and Listed John Dillon Stakes over 1400m. A disappointing field of six is assembled for the Listed Australia Day Stakes over 2400m at Randwick while a very competitive field will line-up in the Listed Sunshine Coast Cup over 1400m.
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The G2 Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley is the feature attraction on Saturday; this weight-for-age contest over 1200m sees the return of quality sprinters Rebel Dane, Trust In A Gust and Hucklebuck and 3-Y-O's Holler and Rageese. The $150,000 VOBIS Gold Star for 3&4-Y-O's over 1514m is another highlight at Moonee Valley. At Randwick the main race is the Listed Carrington Stakes over 1400m. The Listed Nudgee Handicap for fillies and mares over 1200m is the highlight of racing at Doomben.
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After the glamour and excitement of the Magic Millions Carnival at the Gold Coast the racing action this week is a little lack-lustre in comparison but there is still some good racing; the Listed Chester Manifold Stakes over 1400m at Flemington is the feature race and it has attracted an even field which includes Tried And Tired, Dances On Stars and Zupacharged. The Sunshine Coast is hosting a strong meeting with the highlight being the BMW QTIS Classic, a $125,000 race for 2-Y-O's over 1200m.
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The Gold Coast holds all the attention on Saturday with the running of the $2 Million Magic Millions Classic for 2-Y-O's over 1200m and the $2 Million Magic Millions Guineas for 3-Y-O's over 1400m; Capitalist is an odds-on favourite for the Classic while Darren Weir's Mahuta is favourite in early betting on the Guineas. Champion Queenslander Buffering is at a very short quote for the Magic Millions QTIS Plate over 1300m while the Magic Millions Cup over 1400m, Magic Millions Sprint over 1100m, Magic Millions Stayers Cup over 1800m and Magic Millions Fillies and Mares Handicap over 1300m are other $1 Million races on this magnificent card.
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Saturday is the second of two consecutive days of racing action on-which the G2 Perth Cup over 2400m at Ascot is the feature attraction; other highlights at Ascot include the G3 La Trice Classic for fillies and mares over 1800m and the Listed Summer Scorcher over 1000m. At Moonee Valley the main race is the $150,000 VOBIS Gold Carat for 3-Y-O's over 1200m.
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A massive two days of racing kicks-off on Friday. The G3 Standish Handicap over 1200m and the Listed Bagot Handicap are the feature attractions at Flemington. The main race at Randwick is the Listed Tattersalls Club Cup over 2400m.
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Wizard of the Turf will be attending the Gold Coast races on Boxing Day so do not miss this great opportunity to catch up. It is an excellent nine-race card at the Gold Coast with the features being the G3 Bruce McLachlan Stakes for 2-Y-O's, G3 Vo Rogue Plate for 3-Y-O's and Listed Goldmarket Handicap. Racing returns to Caulfield where the Listed Christmas Stakes and Lord Stakes are the highlights. The features at Randwick are the G3 Summer Cup and Listed Canterbury Classic. The Listed Christmas Handicap is the feature at Morphettville.
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The G2 C B Cox Stakes over 2100m at Ascot is the feature attraction on Saturday; the Listed Starstruck Classic for fillies and mares over 1600m is another highlight. There is a ten-race card at Doomben where the feature is the Listed Bernborough Handicap over 1600m.
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