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Hope rises out of the ashes in East Gippsland

Hope rises out of the ashes in East Gippsland

Picture: Diane Keily

A month after the fires that torched East Gippsland, two stories of hope come from one devastated district. One is about a little boy lost and found. The other about Victoria’s most distant racecourse being saved by a family who also saved their racehorse.

Banjo Paterson would h...

Buchan Hopes To Stage Cup Day

Buchan Hopes To Stage Cup Day

Country Racing Victoria officials will on Tuesday inspect the fire-affected Buchan and Gelantipy Racing Club to assess the viability of its cup meeting next month.

The Canni Creek circuit has hosted picnic races for 133 years, but extensive fire damage has put the February 15 Buchan Cup in jeopardy.

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All-Star Mile more than a race for Jungle Edge and bushfire-affected East Gippsland and NSW regions

All-Star Mile more than a race for Jungle Edge and bushfire-affected East Gippsland and NSW regions

Jungle Edge is the salt of the earth horse for salt of the earth people in need.

In March, with luck and conditions to suit, trainer Mick Bell and managing owner Ian Dunkley want to fly the flag for scorched East Gippsland and southern NSW communities in the $5 million All-Star Mile.

Stream over 50 sp...

Buchan relies on Cup recovery

Buchan relies on Cup recovery

When the first pictures of the fire-ravaged racetrack of Buchan came to light on Racing.com this week, one thing seemed certain. With a burned winning post, running rail and razed track, surely next month’s historic Buchan Cup will not be staged.

But after spending a few moments talking to the like...

Buchan track scorched in bushfire blaze

Buchan track scorched in bushfire blaze

Buchan in East Gippsland has been decimated by bushfire, and the region’s racecourse at Canni Creek hasn’t escaped the inferno.

The Buchan & Gelantipy Racing Club had been preparing to hold the 133rd Buchan Cup on February 15, but those plans are now delayed - with the winning post, callers t...

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