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R.I.P Rebel Raider

West Coast

R.I.P. Had a heart attack whilst serving a mare. Good stayer...Won two Derbies at G1 level.
Multiple Group 1 winner Rebel Raider dies
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Rebel Raider has died aged 14.
The multiple Group 1 winner was serving a mare when he had a heart attack and burst his aorta.
The classy son of Reset enjoyed a tremendous career under Hall of Fame trainer Leon Macdonald, winning the 2008 Group 1 Vic Derby at $101 with Clare Lindop in the saddle and also the Group 1 SA Derby in 2009.
"He was a magnificent horse," Macdonald said.
"He absolutely lapped them in the Vic Derby and it's still one of my favourite moments in racing."
Rebel Raider had a total of 21 career starts and won six times while placing in another four, for career earnings of almost $1.5 million.
"He had so much natural ability and talent and I believe he only got better with age," he said.
"He won over 2500m and his last-ever victory was in the Spring Stakes over 1200, which just showed the raw ability and versatility he had."
Retiring in 2011 after breaking down, Rebel Raider was relocated to Wyndholm Park Stud in Victoria for the 2012 breeding season.
Rebel Raider sired three individual Stakes winners, all trained by Macdonald:
• Pretty Punk - 2018 G3 Hobart Cup and 2016 Listed Hill Smith Stakes;
• Waging War - 2017 G3 Chairman's Stakes; and
• Wasabi Bob - 2019 Listed Birthday Cup.
"His progeny are like him, they're so relaxed and have a great temperament," Macdonald said.
"I don't believe he got the mares he deserved either with his credentials, I would have loved to have seen what he could have produced with a top-class mare."

Hello all, I am not able to down load Neurals for Caulfield tomorrow 16/10/2019. Is there an issue and also as yet notifications from my black book have not come through as yet.

I d enjoy your fantastic service. Regards, Kevin Tobin 

So a horse I have been following since March  this year - Surprise Baby...has won the Group 3 Bart Cummings at 2520m at Flemington. The winner of this race is guaranteed a start in the Melbourne Cup. He carried 57kg today and won by 1.5 lengths.

Now we all wait and see what sort of weight penalty (if any) Racing Victoria Chief Handicapper Greg Carpenter will decide Surprise Baby gets if necessary. As a comparison, Almandin won by the same margin (1.5 lengths) in the 2016 Bart Cummings (55kg) and did not receive a weight penalty for the Melbourne Cup. So he stayed on 52kg. Surprise Baby currently has 52.5kg in the Melbourne Cup.

See link above...Listen to Greg Carpenter's thoughts on the weights for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups

Enhanced Form details


Hi guys, can anyone tell me what these abbreviations and stats mean please. They are located in the Enhanced Form section for each horse on the website. Cannot find any info on this.

AWD 1412

Wet 10%-19%-1499

Last350 11%-45%-350

Last50 22%-66%-50

J/H 0%-0%-0

J/T 0%-0%-0

R.I.P Beaux Art

West Coast

I noticed that the great WA staying mare BEAUX ART passed away a few days ago.
A few big race wins in the mid-90’s including:
1994 WA Oaks
1994 WA Derby
1995 AJC St Leger
1995 Feehan Stks
Also some placings in big races:
3rd in the 1995 Caulfield Cup behind Doriemus
3rd in the 1996 Sydney Cup behind Count Chivas
2nd in the 1996 Turnbull Stks behind Doriemus
A great career - 37 starts: 9-3-4 for $782,460

Does any one know how you access the Sectional Times Analysis for Queensland Racing. They appear some times but not others. For instance Sydney and Melbourne are there for 10/8 but not Doomben.

New World's Richest Horse

West Coast

Where's the cash - a look at some of the world's richest horse races:
Saudi Cup (2020) - US$20m
Dubai World Cup (2019) - US$12m
The Everest (2019) - AUD$14m
Pegasus World Cup (2018) - US$16m (split into two separate races worth $9m and $7m in 2019)
Melbourne Cup (2019) - AUD$8m
Breeders' Cup Classic (2019) - US$6m
Japan Cup (2019) - US$6m
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (2019) - €5m
Hong Kong Cup (2019) - HK$28m

R.I.P Deep Impact

West Coast

R.I.P Deep Impact. A champion stayer and stallion. Aged 17. Will be missed.

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