Payne dares Widgee to prove theory wrong

Payne dares Widgee to prove theory wrong

Patrick Payne is hoping his theory that Widgee Turf won't be suited by the straight Flemington 1200-metre course will be proved wrong when he lines up in the Aurie's Star Stakes. "I think he's always been better suited in races around a corner, mainly because they...

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Tallyho Twinkletoe after a National repeat

Tallyho Twinkletoe after a National repeat

Star New Zealand jumper Tallyho Twinkletoe is set to cross the Tasman to defend his Grand National Hurdle and Steeplechase titles in Victoria. Tallyho Twinkletoe won the National Hurdle at Sandown last year before switching to the bigger jumps to take out the...

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Cherry Tortoni continues family legacy

Cherry Tortoni continues family legacy

When Group 1 winner Whisked died giving birth to a Strategic filly in 2009, it marked the sad end of a marvelous era for owners Sandy Tait and his sister Jill Nivison. Whisked was the mother of the pair's former superstar Tie The Knot so it was with heavy hearts they...

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Rubisaki continues winning run in G3 PJ Bell Stakes

Rubisaki continues winning run in G3 PJ Bell Stakes

Talented filly Rubisaki has continued her unbeaten season with a dominant display in the PJ Bell Stakes at Randwick. Trained in Victoria by Patrick Payne, a decision was made earlier this week to send Rubiaski north to contest Saturday's Group Three PJ Bell (1200m)...

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Rubisaki wins the Group 2 Kewney Stakes

Rubisaki wins the Group 2 Kewney Stakes

The $7.5 million Golden Eagle shapes as a potential longer range target for exciting filly Rubisaki who has continued her rise with an impressive win in the Group Two Kewney Stakes at Flemington. Trained by Patrick Payne and ridden by Billy Egan, Rubisaki ($3 fav)...

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Home By Midnight romps home in Launceston Cup

Home By Midnight romps home in Launceston Cup

Two New Zealanders and two Victorians combined for a runaway win in the $250,000 Launceston Cup at Mowbray on Wednesday. The Kiwis were seven-year-old stayer Home By Midnight and his owner Kevin Pratt and the Victorians were trainer Patrick Payne and jockey Billy...

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