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Cox Plate Preview Day: Darryl Shearer

Cox Plate Preview Day: Darryl Shearer

Darryl Shearer is racing manager for Nigel Blackiston, who has horses running this weekend at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day.

Cox Plate Preview Day: Trainer John Sadler

Cox Plate Preview Day: Trainer John Sadler

Flemington trainer John Sadler talks about Lady Melksham, who runs this weekend at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day.

Cox Plate Preview Day: Lizzy Jelfs

Cox Plate Preview Day: Lizzy Jelfs

Lizzy Jelfs, fore for David Hayes, has horses running this weekend at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day.

Cox Plate Preview Day: Michael Moroney

Cox Plate Preview Day: Michael Moroney

Flemington trainer Michael Moroney talks about Picture Editor, who runs September 14 at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day.

Apache Cat Captures Australia Stakes

As the field crossed the line in the $400,000 Australia Stakes (Aust-I) over six furlongs Feb. 14 at Moonee Valley, the race caller Greg Miles excitedly roared: "Always beware of a cat backed into a corner."

Australians Welcome a New Racing Hero

To the roar of the crowd, the grand mare Sunline stepped onto the track for her farewell event. She tossed her head about to acknowledge one of the largest crowds ever assembled at historic Moonee Valley Racecourse. At the starting gates a stellar field of runners were waiting for her to contest the $3 million Cox Plate, a Group I event run at the classic distance of 1 1/4 miles.

Sunline Set for Return

Last season, the New Zealand-bred Sunline started her spring campaign in the about six-furlong Manikato Stakes (Aust-I) at Moonee Valley. Over the next 12 months, Sunline won another seven races including the BMW Cox Plate (Aust-I) by seven-lengths, and the Hong Kong International Mile (HK-I). So it's no surprise people are interested in seeing what she's capable of on Saturday.

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