Million-dollar target for Rubisaki

Million-dollar target for Rubisaki

The Patrick Payne-trained Rubisaki will chase a $1 million payday this summer after resuming with an impressive swooping victory at The Valley on Saturday. The daughter of Rubick claimed the $135,000 Ladbrokes Cash In Handicap (1200m) at Benchmark 70 level for...

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Tears after drought-breaking win

Tears after drought-breaking win

Owner John Morton broke a 38-year drought when a horse picked out by his late wife charged home to win the Alfa Romeo Plate at Caulfield on Wednesday. "He was riding with an angel on his shoulder," Morton said of jockey Billy Egan after the victory of the Patrick...

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Tallyho Twinkletoe dances to Grand National win

Tallyho Twinkletoe dances to Grand National win

A hectic 24 hours paid off for the Patrick Payne stable when Kiwi jumper Tallyho Twinkletoe powered away to win Sunday’s $250,000 Grand National Hurdle (4200m) at Sandown. New Zealand trainer Kevin Myers sent Tallyho Twinkletoe across the Tasman to...

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Eagle swoops in Mildura Cup

Eagle swoops in Mildura Cup

Rising seven-year-old Husson Eagle can no longer be considered only a pure sprinter after producing a devastating finish to win over 1400 metres in Friday's $80,000 Mildura Cup. In 35 previous starts, Husson Eagle had not won beyond the 1100m...

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Pannell and Payne deliver Monday clinic at Mildura

Pannell and Payne deliver Monday clinic at Mildura

A rare trip to Mildura has paid handsome dividends for South Australian hoop Todd Pannell, teaming up with trainer Patrick Payne for a quartet of winners. Payne, who usually enlists the services of Billy Egan or Tahlia Hope, booked Pannell for a total of seven rides...

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Sir Lopez too strong in Australian Steeple

Sir Lopez too strong in Australian Steeple

Patrick Payne has added to his growing band of feature jumps race victories with Sir Lopez taking out the Australian Steeplechase at Sandown. Already this season Payne has won the Grand Annual, Great Eastern and Von Doussa Steeplechases courtesy of Zed Em who is...

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Zed Em outstays rivals to win Grand Annual

Zed Em outstays rivals to win Grand Annual

Zed Em has given trainer Patrick Payne a fourth victory in Australia's toughest race, the Grand Annual Steeplechase at Warrnambool. The win turned around his narrow defeat 12 months earlier when Zed Em was beaten by Gold Medals who fought bravely on Thursday to finish...

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