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Monday, June 29 2020

Woodsman (NZ) (Mastercraftsman) recorded his second win across the Tasman on Saturday when comfortably winning his 3480m hurdle at Casterton by seven lengths and he is now being earmarked for a future steeplechase career.

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Monday, June 29 2020

Jockey Michael Rodd got his first city win on the board since returning to Australia from Singapore a couple of months ago, partnering Kiwi import Mystery Shot (Shooting to Win) to victory at Caulfield on Saturday.

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Sunday, June 28 2020

Leading Kiwi jumper Shamal (NZ) (Zabeel) took the next step on his path to the Australian Grand National Steeplechase (4500m) at Ballarat in August with a gritty victory at Casterton on Saturday.

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Sunday, June 28 2020

A tumultuous week that saw jockey James McDonald cop a three-week suspension from stewards for his losing ride on Threeood at Randwick on June 20 finished with a happy ending as the champion hoop broke the century of city wins for the season with a treble at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Sunday, June 28 2020

Australian racing continues to stem the tide of promising horses heading offshore with the owners of Brandenburg knocking back lucrative international offers.

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Saturday, June 27 2020

Top Sydney jockey James McDonald has been suspended for three weeks over his ride on the Joe Pride-trained Threeood at Randwick.

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Saturday, June 27 2020

A minor surgery has worked the oracle with Wairere Falls (NZ) (Savabeel) who broke maiden ranks at Geelong on Friday.

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Saturday, June 27 2020

Former Kiwi galloper Heavenly Emperor (NZ) (Echoes of Heaven) recorded a tough on-pace victory at Caulfield on Saturday when successful in the Le Pine Funerals Handicap (1600m).

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Saturday, June 27 2020

Group performed mare She’s A Thief (NZ) (Showcasing) recorded her first victory since relocating to Australia for trans-Tasman trainer Mike Moroney when winning the Father Brendan Dillon Hcp (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

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Saturday, June 27 2020

Talented four-year-old Alfa Oro (NZ) (Bachelor Duke) continued his picket fence formline when successful in the Neds Handicap (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday after leading throughout under Ben Melham.

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Saturday, June 27 2020

Sluggish starts have proven costly for Trumbull (NZ) (Darci Brahma) this campaign but the talented sprinter has finally done everything right to land a deserved stakes win at Rosehill.

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Saturday, June 27 2020

Another Dollar (NZ) (Ocean Park) gave trainer Chris Waller a clean sweep of the limited Brisbane winter staying features after taking out the Gr.3 Premier’s Cup (2200m) at Doomben on Saturday.

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Friday, June 26 2020

Three-year-old gelding Mystery Shot (Shooting To Win) has continued an unbeaten start to his career to give Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michael Rodd his first city success since his return to Victorian racing from Singapore.

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Thursday, June 25 2020

New Zealand-bred gelding Alfa Oro (NZ) (Bachelor Duke) will attempt to keep his picket fence form line intact at Caulfield on Saturday when he contests the Neds Handicap (1100m).

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Wednesday, June 24 2020

The wet track was the only concern for Walking Flying’s (NZ) (Tavistock) connections at Sandown on Wednesday, but they needn’t have worried, with the filly running away to a one length victory in her mile contest.

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Wednesday, June 24 2020

Curraghmore graduate Incheon Express (NZ) (Showcasing) began his racing career in style winning at Ballarat on Tuesday.

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Tuesday, June 23 2020

Expat New Zealand jockey Daniel Stackhouse is having a season to remember in Victoria.

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Tuesday, June 23 2020

It’s not too often you hear two miles is short of a horse’s best distance, but that will be the case for quality New Zealand-bred stayer Ablaze (NZ) (Raise The Flag) when he contests the Stayer’s Cup (3200m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Tuesday, June 23 2020

Group One performer Sully (NZ) (Reliable Man) will be vying to nab an elusive stakes victory when he contests the Listed WJ McKell Cup (2000m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Tuesday, June 23 2020

Trainer Phillip Stokes expects a slight step up in distance to suit stakes-placed sprinter Sansom (NZ) (Charm Spirit) when he runs second-up at Caulfield with added fitness on his side.

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Saturday, June 20 2020

Victorian gelding Ballet Master (NZ) (Stravinsky) and jockey Jason Collett have denied Tommy Berry a five-win haul at Randwick with a determined victory in the Sky Racing Active Handicap.

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Saturday, June 20 2020

Gallant six-year-old Heptagon (NZ) (Jimmy Choux) maintained his winning run of form when successful at Flemington in the Brian Beattie Handicap (1420m) under top-weight of 61.5kgs.

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Friday, June 19 2020

The art of training is knowing the ability of your horses and where to place them to reap the rewards.

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Friday, June 19 2020

A breakout season could get even better for Bjorn Baker when the trainer heads to Randwick with a team of well-credentialled horses.

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Friday, June 19 2020

Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Danny O’Brien expects to get a better guide on New Zealand stakes performer Run To Perfection (Sepoy) when the colt makes his second Australian appearance at Flemington.

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Friday, June 19 2020

Adelaide trainer Gordon Richards is hopeful the decision to wait an extra week for a Flemington race with Miss Mandito (NZ) (Zacinto) will be rewarded when the mare makes her latest Melbourne appearance.

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Friday, June 19 2020

Former Kiwi Diamondsandbubbles continued her strong form on the synthetic track at Pakenham on Friday, setting a new track record when successful over 2200m.

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Thursday, June 18 2020

The countdown to the third edition of Australia’s longest flat race, The Jericho Cup (4600m), has commenced with the confirmation of its 2020 date and the qualifying races guaranteeing an automatic start.

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Wednesday, June 17 2020

Trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace secured an early double at Sandown on Wednesday with a pair of Kiwi-bred fillies.

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Tuesday, June 16 2020

Sydney trainer John Sargent is over the moon with the way Group One performer Brandenburg (NZ) has returned to his Randwick barn and he is now eyeing some lofty spring targets with the son of Burgundy.

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Tuesday, June 16 2020

The combination of Spicer Thoroughbreds and trainer Lindsey Smith have enjoyed good success in recent weeks with horses emanating from New Zealand.

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Monday, June 15 2020

Tavistock colt Over The Sky looks to have a promising future after impressing with his maiden victory over 1600m at Pakenham on Monday.

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Sunday, June 14 2020

Crosshaven looks to have earned himself a short break after maintaining his unbeaten record with a fighting win at The Valley.

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Sunday, June 14 2020

A comfortable debut victory by promising three-year-old Smokin Romans (NZ) (Ghibellines) at Ballarat on Thursday carried special significance for part-owner Don Frampton.

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Thursday, June 11 2020

The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Sky Horse will be looking to bag her first stakes victory when she contests the Gr.2 The Roses (1800m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

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Thursday, June 11 2020

The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Sky Horse (NZ) (Tavistock) will be looking to bag her first stakes victory when she contests the Gr.2 The Roses (1800m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

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Thursday, June 11 2020

Six weeks after contesting the Gr.1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) in Adelaide, three-year-old Selica (NZ) (Makfi) is set to compete over a much shorter distance at Moonee Valley.

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Wednesday, June 10 2020

Progressive three-year-old Stockman has earned a well-deserved break after stringing together three successive victories.

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Wednesday, June 10 2020

Progressive three-year-old Stockman (NZ) (Tavistock) has earned a well-deserved break after stringing together three successive victories.

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Monday, June 08 2020

Potential West Australian star Showmanship indicated he was heading right to the top with another comprehensive victory on the weekend.

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Sunday, June 07 2020

The Gr.1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) and the A$7.5 million Golden Eagle (1500m) figure among the spring options for Opacity, a three-year-old son of Ocean Park who has continued building on a promising start to his racing career with another Randwick win.

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Saturday, June 06 2020

Savabeel gelding Stardome picked up his fourth winner’s cheque when successful at Eagle Farm on Saturday over 2200m.

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Saturday, June 06 2020

The Colin Little-trained Vassilator was back in the winner’s circle when landing the VRC Heritage Handicap (1400m) under a well-timed Craig Williams ride.

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Friday, June 05 2020

Jeronimos, a two-year-old son of Mapperley Stud stallion Contributer tackles 1400m for the first time on Saturday at Randwick when he contests the Castelvecchio @ Arrowfield Handicap and trainer James Cummings believes the last-start winner will appreciate the step up in distance.

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