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Sunday, May 31 2020

Honest six-year-old Heptagon (NZ) (Jimmy Choux) completed a red-letter day for Caulfield trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent (Jnr) on their home course.

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Sunday, May 31 2020

Ballarat trainer Amy McDonald is convinced that one of New Zealand’s best jumpers has what it takes to win on the biggest stage in Australia.

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Saturday, May 30 2020

Handy sprinter Tavisan (NZ) (Tavistock) recorded the fifth win of his career when successful in the Le Pine Funerals Handicap (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday under a controlled Ben Melham ride.

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Saturday, May 30 2020

Five-year-old mare Shalwa (NZ) (O’Reilly) has led in a stable quinella for Brisbane’s premier trainer Tony Gollan with her first stakes victory in the Listed Helen Coughlan Stakes (1350m) at Doomben.

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Friday, May 29 2020

The Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young-trained three-year-old filly Desert Realm (NZ) (Tavistock) broke maiden ranks in impressive fashion at Geelong on Friday, landing a maiden over 1540m in the hands of Craig Newitt.

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Friday, May 29 2020

Trainer Chris Waller has declared the Gr.1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) as a spring target for Kinane (NZ) (Reliable Man) after pulling the pin on his winter campaign.

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Friday, May 29 2020

Master Montaro (Toronado) will do his future racing in Hong Kong, after winning his second start in effortless fashion at Geelong on Friday in a BM70 Handicap over 1140m.

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Thursday, May 28 2020

Victoria Star (NZ) (Tavistock) has re-ignited his racing career in Australia this season and trainer Greg Eurell believes the well-travelled gelding can continue to step up in Melbourne this winter.

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Wednesday, May 20 2020

Happy Valley specialist Amazing Star (NZ) (Darci Brahma) is shooting for his fifth win at the city circuit this season when he faces off against talented rivals in the Class 2 Ho Chung River Handicap (1200m) on Wednesday.

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Tuesday, May 19 2020

Michael Moroney believes he has the mare to “knock the bastard off”.

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Monday, May 18 2020

The infamous 10,000m Bart Cummings Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) preparation has been adopted by a number of trainers in the lead-up to the great race.

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Monday, May 18 2020

Grand Annual Steeplechase winner Ablaze (NZ) (Raise The Flag) may attempt to extend his unbeaten run over jumps having been nominated for two races at Sandown.

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Saturday, May 16 2020

A big drop in weight has helped tough gelding Romakash (NZ) (Roc De Cambes) score his first open company win at the Gold Coast.

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Saturday, May 16 2020

Punters discounted Victory Eight (NZ) (Nadeem) at their peril at the Sunshine Coast on Friday night, with the Nadeem gelding taking out the Listed Wayne Wilson Handicap (1600m), paying $74.20 for the win.

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Saturday, May 16 2020

Oceanex (NZ) (Ocean Park) has upset a betting plunge on favourite King Of Leogrance to book a place in the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) with victory in Listed The Andrew Ramsden (2800m) at Flemington.

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Thursday, May 14 2020

Former New Zealand-trained galloper Mongolian Marshal (NZ) (High Chaparral) will contest Saturday’s Gr.3 R A Lee Stakes (1600m) at Morphettville for Adelaide trainer Stuart Gower.

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Thursday, May 14 2020

Kiwi-bred mare Oceanex (NZ) (Ocean Park) will be out to secure a golden ticket into the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Saturday.

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Thursday, May 14 2020

Champion jumps jockey Steven Pateman and his wife have been disqualified for three years on a cobalt charge.

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Thursday, May 14 2020

Jockey Alysha Collett is happy to be back in the saddle and will ride on Sunday at Queanbeyan in New South Wales.

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Thursday, May 14 2020

An unfortunate campaign trend to draw wide barriers has struck again for Trumbull (NZ) (Darci Brahma) as he seeks a breakthrough black-type win in the Listed Luskin Star Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill.

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Monday, May 11 2020

The maiden victory of the John Sadler-trained three-year-old Manhattan Spector at Ballarat on Sunday provided his Group One-winning sire Pure Champion with his first winner.

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Sunday, May 10 2020

A gritty victory last Wednesday by recent stable addition Starspangled Rodeo (Teofilo) has trainer Bjorn Baker excited about the immediate prospects for the former New Zealand galloper.

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Sunday, May 10 2020

Former Kiwi trainer Brendon Hawtin is looking forward to taking the next step in his training career after making a successful move to Australia just on eight months ago.

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Saturday, May 09 2020

Quality three-year-old Kinane looks to be on track for a two-start Queensland campaign with the Chris Waller-trained gelding pleasing in a Rosehill trial on Friday.  

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Thursday, May 07 2020

Promising three-year-old filly Aguante (NZ) (Reliable Man) is being set for a tilt at the Gr.3 South Australia Fillies Classic (2500m) at Morphettville on Saturday week after her impressive win over 2000m at Murray Bridge on Wednesday.

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Thursday, May 07 2020

Not even a maiden performance that had to be seen to be believed can tempt Kris Lees into talking up one of his horses.

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Thursday, May 07 2020

An international sojourn could be on the cards for Grand Annual Steeplechase (5500m) winner Ablaze.

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Wednesday, May 06 2020

The progeny of regally-bred stallion Raise The Flag continue to make an impact on staying and jumping features in Australia.

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Tuesday, May 05 2020

Group One winning trainer Henry Dwyer has fond memories of the Warrnambool Carnival and he is hoping to conjure some more when Kiwi import The Black Leopard (NZ) (Ekraar) contests one of Wednesday’s features, the Listed Warrnambool Cup (2350m).

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Tuesday, May 05 2020

It’s always great when a plan comes to fruition, especially one that was made six months ago.

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Tuesday, May 05 2020

Just days after his younger sister won the Gr.1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) in Adelaide, seven-year-old Gobstopper (NZ) (Tavistock) has claimed another feature win of his own in the Galleywood Hurdle at Warrnambool (3200m).

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Tuesday, May 05 2020

Ciaron Maher has landed a fifth victory in Australia’s longest race with Ablaze (NZ) (Raise The Flag) winning the Grand Annual Steeplechase (5500m) at Warrnambool.

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Monday, May 04 2020

Fresh from her win in the Listed Wagga Wagga Gold Cup, House Of Cartier (Alamosa) will now try to add the $200,000 Gosford Gold Cup.

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Sunday, May 03 2020

Chris Waller has pulled off another Group One training coup with Toffee Tongue (NZ) (Tavistock) breaking her maiden in style in the Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville on Saturday..

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Saturday, May 02 2020

Four-year-old mare Oceanex (NZ) (Ocean Park) has added another string to her bow, showing her staying prowess when winning the Listed Port Adelaide Cup (2500m) at Morphettville on Saturday for Caulfield trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent (Jnr).

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