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Monday, August 31 2020

The Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes-trained Hindaam (NZ) (Savabeel) made light work of her opposition to break through for her maiden win over 1200m at Pakenham on Monday.

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Monday, August 31 2020

Semi-retired horseman Mark Lupton is encouraged by reports on his top-class staying mare Etah James, as the eight-year-old daughter of Raise The Flag gets ready for a spring campaign.

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Sunday, August 30 2020

Sky Punch (NZ) (Alamosa) upstaged odds-on favourite Dalasan (Dalakhani) at Morphettville Parks on Saturday to take out the feature event.

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Friday, August 28 2020

The road to the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) commences on Saturday for New Zealand bred mare Oceanex (NZ) (Ocean Park) when she contests the MRC Members’ Tipstar Hcp (1400m) at Caulfield.

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Thursday, August 27 2020

Reliable Man filly Annavisto (NZ) was an impressive winner at Mornington on Thursday for Caulfield trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr.

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Tuesday, August 25 2020

One of the numerous eye-catching runs in the Gr.1 Winx Stakes (1400m) on Saturday was the Team Hawkes-trained Zebrowski (NZ) (Savabeel).

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Monday, August 24 2020

Let’s Karaka Deel (NZ) (Dundeel) will be put on a Derby path after winning as a short-priced favourite at Swan Hill on Monday.

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Sunday, August 23 2020

The Chris Waller-trained Mo’unga (NZ) (Savabeel) turned heads with a stunning performance at Newcastle on Saturday which has resulted in the son of Savabeel being installed an early $8.50 favourite for the Gr.1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on October 10.

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Saturday, August 22 2020

The Bjorn Baker-trained Kiss The Bride (NZ) (Savabeel) recorded his second consecutive win in the Gold Coast Turf Club Trophy (2400m), scoring by a half-length after getting the upper-hand in the closing stages over Birth Of Venus and Home Ground.

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Saturday, August 22 2020

The handicapper will determine whether Verry Elleegant (NZ) (Zed) gets a chance to deliver trainer Chris Waller his first Melbourne Cup but there is little doubt the mare is set for an outstanding spring.

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Friday, August 21 2020

The Gr.1 Winx Stakes (1400m) understandably means a lot to leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller and he is hoping one of his four runners will be able to secure top honours at Randwick on Saturday.

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Wednesday, August 19 2020

The first Group One race of the season will be a campaign-defining moment for Brandenburg (NZ) (Burgundy), who will be tested against 10 Group One winners.

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Wednesday, August 19 2020
Sacred Falls filly Icebath heads to Randwick on Saturday. Photo:

The Brad Widdup-trained Icebath (NZ) (Sacred Falls) will link with rider Glen Boss at Randwick on Saturday in the Cactus Imaging Sprint (1200m) as the New Zealand-bred mare looks to step through the grades ahead of black-type assignments later this spring. 

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Tuesday, August 18 2020

Group One-winning mare Sentimental Miss (NZ) (Reliable Man) has made a pleasing start to her Sydney spring preparation, winning her 1100m Group trial at Rosehill on Tuesday.

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Monday, August 17 2020

Talented mare All Saints’ Eve (NZ) (Sacred Falls) recorded a hard-fought victory at Randwick over 1400m on Saturday, the third career win for the daughter of Sacred Falls from seven starts to date.

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Sunday, August 16 2020

A three-year absence from the winners’ enclosure was ended in spectacular style on Saturday when ex-Kiwi galloper Saracino (NZ) (Per Incanto) led all the way to take out the Listed Heineken-Belmont Newmarket (1200m) at Belmont.

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Sunday, August 16 2020

Showmanship produced an amazing finishing burst to win the final race at Caulfield on Saturday.

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Thursday, August 13 2020

In form gelding Showmanship (NZ) (Showcasing) will make his Melbourne debut on Saturday when he lines up in a in a 1400m benchmark race at Caulfield.

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Thursday, August 13 2020

Peter Setchell is having a grand old time racing handy mare Bothered (NZ) (ShamExpress) in Australia.

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Monday, August 10 2020

Premier trainer Chris Waller has trodden a patient path with Verry Elleegant (NZ) (Zed) and he believes it has readied her for the rigours of a Cups campaign.

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Monday, August 10 2020

Trans-Tasman trainer Michael Moroney is looking forward to the spring with Group One-winning mare Tofane (NZ) (Ocean Park) after her pleasing jump-out on Monday

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Sunday, August 09 2020

Ex-pat Kiwi breeder, owner and racing enthusiast Tommy Heptinstall is reaping the rewards of his decision to move a number of his current racing team across the Tasman with two winners in the space of four days getting the venture underway on a high note.

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Saturday, August 08 2020

When the hot favourite Tavidance (NZ) (Tavistock) trotted home by six lengths for Jamie Kah home to the delight of punters in the fourth race at Flemington, training partners Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr had made if four wins from four runners across Moe and Flemington.

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Friday, August 07 2020

Trans-Tasman trainer Michael Moroney had a season to remember last term, capped by She’s A Thief’s win at Caulfield last Saturday, taking the stable past the $6 million threshold for the season.

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Thursday, August 06 2020

Danny O’Brien is hoping a rain-affected surface can trigger a return to form for VRC Oaks winner Miami Bound (NZ) (Reliable Man) when she starts her spring campaign at Flemington.

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Wednesday, August 05 2020

Former Kiwi three-year-old Wertheimer (NZ) (Tavistock) didn’t take long to make his presence felt across the Tasman.

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Tuesday, August 04 2020

South Auckland trainer Nicholas Bishara had every confidence that his former stable star Verry Elleegant would get better with time and he believes her five-year-old season will be her best yet.

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Sunday, August 02 2020

Progressive galloper Tigre Royale (NZ) (Redwood) continued on his winning way when he dominated his rivals over 2400m at Sandown on Sunday.

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Sunday, August 02 2020

Kiwi jumpers were again to the fore at Sandown on Grand National Hurdle day, taking out the two jumping features.

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Saturday, August 01 2020

The long wait is nearly over for connections of one of the spring’s most exciting horses with Surprise Baby (NZ) (Shocking) ready to end a 10-month absence from the racetrack at The Valley on Saturday.

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