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Brian Meldrum

Show BioHide BioBrian Meldrum has been a racing journalist for more than 47 years, and is a former Managing Editor - Racing, at the Herald Sun.

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Winx and Wells both warrior winners

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ONE was grinding it out over the steeplechase course at Ballarat, the other was making up a ton of lost ground at Randwick. BRIAN MELDRUM looks at Winx and Wells and how their hearts make all the difference More »

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Back the jumpers to beat the boredom

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FOR a while there, jumps racing looked to be doomed but as BRIAN MELDRUM reports it’s now back in fine shape: THANK HEAVENS for jumps racing! Bailed up inside with a cold for most of the week, and fed up with having to watch hour after hour, day after day of m... More »

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The Everest: a mountain or just a molehill?

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BRIAN MELDRUM analyses past form and warns that big money does not always produce prestige races: ONCE UPON A TIME it was common practice for the racing press and the stewards to meet up in the race club’s committee room after a race meeting, to get a co... More »

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A Weird “fluke” landed the Cup

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How big a part can luck play when there is $3.8 million riding on a race? BRIAN MELDRUM looks at how good fortune favoured the Prince: The Oxford Dictionary describes a fluke as being “an unlikely chance occurrence, especially a surprising piece of luck”. Now,... More »