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Oliver takes out fifth Thousand Guineas on Commanding Jewel

Oliver takes out fifth Thousand Guineas on Commanding Jewel

17 Oct, 2012

Champion jockey Damien Oliver threw aside the turmoil of the last week by taking out his fifth Group 1 $500,000 Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m) on Commanding Jewel at Caulfield today.

Commanding Jewel and Damien Oliver win the Group 1 Thousand Guineas. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

The Leon Corstens trained filly also carried on …

Lucky owners formidable opponents

Lucky owners formidable opponents

14 Jan, 2012

For some owners it takes years to get a winner while for others it’s as easy as shelling peas.

Happily, Barrie and Midge Griffiths fit into the latter category.

Celebrating their 47th wedding anniversary, their two-year-old first-starter Formidable made it a special day when winning unexpectedly in the Better Beyond Plate (1000m) at Flemington today.…