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Friday, July 31 2020

Impressive triallist Show Bazz (NZ) (Showcasing) made an eye-catching debut when he trounced his maiden rivals over 1200m at Ashburton on Saturday.

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Friday, July 31 2020

Central Districts trainer Kevin Myers enjoyed a day out at Awapuni on Friday, saddling five winners.

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Thursday, July 30 2020

Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis has just one word to summarise the 2019/20 season – thrilling.

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Thursday, July 30 2020

Lisa Allpress has ruled herself out of the race to add a fifth premiership title to her record next season.

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Thursday, July 30 2020

Te Awamutu horseman Clayton Chipperfield is pleased with the progress of his stable star Catalyst as he builds towards a spring campaign in Sydney.

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Thursday, July 30 2020

Mapperley Stud stallion Complacent made the perfect start to his stallion career at Ipswich on Thursday when his first starter Calm Seeker (NZ) was victorious over 1350m.

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Thursday, July 30 2020

Stakes winner Santa Catarina (NZ) (Savabeel) has joined the Melbourne stable of Mike Moroney and will have her first hit-out of the new season at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

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Wednesday, July 29 2020

The undisrupted portion of New Zealand’s 2019-20 racing season marked the 48th year of New Zealand Bloodstock’s highly prestigious Filly of the Year Series.

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Wednesday, July 29 2020

Group One performers Supera and Princess Kereru will take centre stage early as racing returns to Matamata for the first time since the COVID-19 lockdown on Saturday.

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Wednesday, July 29 2020

Foxton trainer Chrissy Bambry is making a habit of training multiple winners in a day and that trend continued at Hastings on Wednesday where she sent out a winning double.

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Wednesday, July 29 2020

Tallyho Twinkletoe (NZ) (St Reims) will create a modern day weight carrying record if he is to record a second win in the Grand National Hurdle at Sandown.

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Tuesday, July 28 2020

Matamata apprentice jockey Darren Danis will make a return to raceday riding at his home track on Saturday.

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Tuesday, July 28 2020

Trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have their fingers crossed they can attain a travel exemption for a couple of staff members ahead of spring racing.

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Tuesday, July 28 2020

Rising eight-year-old Sultan Of Swing showed he still has the zest for racing when winning a 900m trial at Te Rapa on Tuesday and the Shaune Ritchie-trained gelding is on target for an early season feature.

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Tuesday, July 28 2020

Multiple Group One winner The Bostonian (NZ) (Jimmy Choux) is set to head to Sydney next month, but whether he will race under trainer Tony Pike’s name is still up in the air

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Tuesday, July 28 2020

Hastings trainer Paul Nelson is looking forward to lining up two of his top jumpers at his home meeting on Wednesday.

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Monday, July 27 2020

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing have released the weight structure for the coming season, effective from August 1.

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Monday, July 27 2020

Kris Shailer has worked under Stephen Autridge for the best part of two decades and at the start of the new season he will get the opportunity to join his mentor in a training partnership at Valachi Downs.

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Monday, July 27 2020

Kozzi Asano may not have been a household name in racing circles at the beginning of the season, but the talented apprentice jockey made sure he was by the end.

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Monday, July 27 2020

Leith Innes was glad to get the winning feeling back at Avondale on Saturday, but New Zealand isn’t where he was supposed to be during winter.

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Sunday, July 26 2020

Popular central districts jockey Robert Hannam faces another extended stint on the sidelines following an injury in trackwork this week.

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Sunday, July 26 2020

Outstanding three-year-old Travelling Light (NZ) (El Roca) will head to Ruakaka next week as she continues her preparation for a raceday return in early September.

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Sunday, July 26 2020

A relationship forged over many years in the racing game together bore further fruit on Saturday when the Stephen Marsh-trained Letz’av Bubbles (NZ) (Showcasing) broke her maiden status at just her third raceday start.

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Sunday, July 26 2020

Trainer Neill Ridley produced a winning double on his home patch on Saturday with promising filly Ataahua Dreamtime (NZ) (Tavistock) the headline act for the Riccarton Park local.

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Saturday, July 25 2020

Versatile galloper Major Tom cemented his bid for the Gr.3 Winter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton next month when he charged home out wide to score handsomely over 1400m at Avondale on Saturday.

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Saturday, July 25 2020

Seven-year-old gelding Al Haram provided Te Akau apprentice Joe Kamaruddin with the first win of his career on Saturday at Avondale.

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Saturday, July 25 2020

Pukekohe trainer Nigel Tiley continued his fine run of form when he saddled four winners at Avondale on Saturday.

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Saturday, July 25 2020

Promising two-year-old Matchmaker got her racing career off to the best possible start when she raced away to an impressive victory at Riccarton on Saturday.

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Thursday, July 23 2020

Group One performer Blue Breeze (NZ) (Bullbars) makes his raceday return when he contests the Haunui Farm 1400 at Avondale on Saturday.

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Thursday, July 23 2020

As he prepares to resume his role as a globe-trotting Twenty20 cricket coach, Brendon McCullum received a fitting send-off this week from his other major passion

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Wednesday, July 22 2020

There are limited opportunities remaining this season for NZB Insurance Pearl Series registered fillies and mares to secure Pearl bonuses, as well as the one-off incentive for second-placegetters running until the end of July.

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Wednesday, July 22 2020

Good looking gelding All Black Bourbon made a winning debut at Avondale on Wednesday for trainer Stephen Marsh.

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Wednesday, July 22 2020

Trainer Stephen Autridge saddled two runners at Avondale on Wednesday, with Savabeel three-year-old Prosperous (NZ) making a good impression when winning by five lengths on debut, while well-bred colt Kurt (NZ) (Kingman) was narrowly beaten into second. 

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Wednesday, July 22 2020

Shane Crawford has spent a large portion of his working life overseas in various racing jurisdictions, but the Cambridge trainer is pleased to be based in his homeland with the COVID-19 pandemic currently wreaking havoc around the world.

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Tuesday, July 21 2020

A survey on the future of New Plymouth's Raceway attracted more than 2850 responses, of which 51 per cent said they wanted the lease to end.

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Tuesday, July 21 2020

Talented New Zealand jumper Tallyho Twinkletoe (NZ) (St Reims) will be be vying for back-to-back wins in the Grand National Hurdle (4200m) next month, but trainer Rachael Cunningham is hoping to spoil his party with compatriot Bee Tee Junior (NZ) (Nom Du Jeu).

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Tuesday, July 21 2020

Talented galloper Ali Baba (NZ) (Savabeel) is a more motivated horse this preparation and turned in an impressive performance to win the Fiber Fresh Stables BBQ Hurdle (2800m) at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Tuesday, July 21 2020

Michael Coleman has officially made the call to retire from race riding following the serious injuries he suffered at the Rotorua trials on June 30.

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Tuesday, July 21 2020

South Auckland trainers Peter and Dawn Williams will take just one runner to Avondale on Wednesday, but they believe that is enough to pick up a cheque.

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Tuesday, July 21 2020

New Zealand’s border restrictions have put a spanner in the works in the construction of the Cambridge Jockey Club’s synthetic track.

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Sunday, July 19 2020

Trainer Patrick Payne rates Tallyho Twinkletoe (NZ) (St Reims) the best jumper he has trained after adding the Brendan Drechsler Hurdle to his amazing record.

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Sunday, July 19 2020

Former Argentinian apprentice Diego Montes de Oca has had to cope with some major life changes since coming to New Zealand, but it proved all worthwhile when winning on Lalone (NZ) (Makfi) at Awapuni on Saturday.

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Sunday, July 19 2020

Leaving a couple of their star gallopers over in New South Wales to spell after their autumn campaigns is proving to be a masterstroke by Te Akau principal David Ellis

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Sunday, July 19 2020

New Zealand jumper Tallyho Twinkletoe (NZ) (St Reims) survived a protest for late interference to maintain his unbeaten record in Australia when a brave but narrow winner of the Dreschler Hurdle (3500m) at Pakenham on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 19 2020

Riccarton trainer Terri Rae made her way to Timaru on Sunday with high hopes of a good showing from her eight-strong team but even she was blown away by the day’s final winning tally.

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Sunday, July 19 2020

TAB bookmakers have put up the white flag and are paying out on Lisa Allpress winning the National Jockeys’ premiership.

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Sunday, July 19 2020

Well-travelled galloper My Gift (Notnowcato) bounced back to winning form on his favourite track when he dominated his rivals over the closing stages of Saturday’s feature race at Awapuni, the John Turkington Forestry Ltd Rangitikei Gold Cup (2100m).

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Sunday, July 19 2020

A tilt at the Gr.3 Winter Cup (1400m) at Riccarton next month is the likely assignment for impressive Awapuni winner Happy Star (NZ) (Fabulous).

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Saturday, July 18 2020

The John and Karen Parsons-trained Delacroix (NZ) (Zabeel) made the long trip north from Balcairns a profitable one when he proved too strong for his rivals over the concluding stages of the Ken and Roger Browne Memorial Steeplechase (3900m) at Te Rapa.

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Saturday, July 18 2020

Consistent mare Call Me Evie (NZ) (Battle Paint) rewarded some inspired late support from punters when she overcame a wide run in transit to take out a rating 65 1100m contest at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Friday, July 17 2020

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) have announced that stakes levels for the 2020/21 racing season will return to those in the 2019/20 season pre-COVID-19.

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Thursday, July 16 2020

Arguably Australasia’s best jumper Tallyho Twinkletoe will begin his Australian campaign to defend his Grand National Hurdle (4200m) and Steeplechase (4500m) titles at Pakenham on Sunday.

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Thursday, July 16 2020

Trainer Graeme Rogerson is confident smart two-year-old De La Terre can notch the third win of her juvenile year when she tackles the Dylan Johnson Bloodstock 2YO (1100m) at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Thursday, July 16 2020

The John Turkington Forestry LTD Rangitikei Gold Cup (2100m) may not have its Listed status this year, but that doesn’t concern Foxton trainer Chrissy Bambry who will line-up race favourite Speed Call.

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Thursday, July 16 2020

Dean McKenzie believes his time at the helm of New Zealand racing reform is ending on a high with the passing of the Racing Industry Act.

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Thursday, July 16 2020

Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is back in the game this weekend.

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Wednesday, July 15 2020

Justa Charlie has been beaten just once over the steeples and he is out to redeem that sole defeat this year.

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Wednesday, July 15 2020

New Zealand  three-year-old Riodini (NZ) (Proisir) has joined the Sydney stable of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.

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Wednesday, July 15 2020

Timaru trainers Mel and Warwick Coles are taking two horses down to Ascot Park’s Friday meeting and they are hoping they can come home with a quinella.

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Wednesday, July 15 2020

Breeder-owner Allan Hayward reckons he had a justifiable reason for missing Battle Time’s (NZ) (Battle Paint) first-up run in June, he was getting married.

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Wednesday, July 15 2020

New Zealand thoroughbred breeders will congregate in the Waikato next month to celebrate their achievements at the inaugural NZTBA National Breeding Awards, hosted by the Waikato branch of the NZTBA.

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Tuesday, July 14 2020

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike had a number of talented gallopers in action at the Ellerslie trials on Tuesday, including comeback galloper Sacred Elixir.

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Tuesday, July 14 2020

Standing his first season at Okawa Stud in Hastings, Rock ‘N’ Pop was represented by Super Oasis (NZ) winning over 1400m on Sunday in Hong Kong.

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Tuesday, July 14 2020

Recognised industry participant Dylan Johnson is establishing his own bloodstock consultancy, Dylan Johnson Bloodstock, in a move which will see him retained as the sales agent for Westbury Stud.

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Monday, July 13 2020

Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston has had a good run with former North Island horses and that continued on his home track on Saturday when Hunua Hank (NZ) (Pentire) took out his 1600m contest.

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Monday, July 13 2020

Ruakaka trainer Kenny Rae was pleased to be back in the winner’s circle at Ellerslie on Saturday where he sent out a double.

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Monday, July 13 2020

Leading international bloodstock agent Paul Moroney has struck gold once again.

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Saturday, July 11 2020

Rugged stayer Redcayenne sprang an upset at Ellerslie on Saturday when he scored first up over 1400m for new trainer Alan Morley.

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Saturday, July 11 2020

Promising young rider Callum Jones is making every post a winner in the early stages of his career, adding a winning treble to his record after bagging a double on his home track last month.

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Saturday, July 11 2020

Rangiora trainer Paul Harris spent a sleepless night on Friday as he counted down the hours to the commencement of racing on Saturday.

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Friday, July 10 2020

One of the most formidable partnerships in Australasian jumps racing continued their undefeated record at Wanganui on Friday when winning the Brian FM Open Hurdle (2400m).

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Thursday, July 09 2020

Cambridge Stud principals Brendan and Jo Lindsay will be glued to their television screen when Hello Youmzain contests the Gr.1 July Cup (1200m) at Newmarket this weekend.

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Thursday, July 09 2020

Group Three performer Jakkalbomb (NZ) (Jakkaberry) will be able to answer the question of whether she can handle a heavy track when she contests the Barfoot & Thompson Body Corporate 1200 at Ellerslie on Saturday.

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Wednesday, July 08 2020

Waipukurau trainer Simon Wilson has welcomed the announcement that the Gr.3 Winter Cup (1600m) will take place next month.

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Wednesday, July 08 2020

Stephen Marsh has his bases covered this weekend as the only trainer in the country to have runners at all three galloping meetings.

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Wednesday, July 08 2020

Multiple Group One winner The Bostonian (NZ) (Jimmy Choux) is set to cross the Tasman once again this spring to try and add to his elite-level tally.

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Wednesday, July 08 2020

Wanganui jockey Johnathan Parkes will begin the quest for the final 100 winners he needs to join the New Zealand 1000-win jockey club when he rides at his home track on Friday.

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Tuesday, July 07 2020

Boom Kiwi galloper Te Akau Shark (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) remains in an equine hospital in Sydney after undergoing eye surgery.

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Tuesday, July 07 2020

Breeders will be denied access to Deep Impact’s Group One winning son Satono Aladdin, who will be unable to shuttle to Rich Hill Stud in New Zealand this season.

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Tuesday, July 07 2020

Weight, it’s the bane of many jockeys’ existence, and late last year it became a bit too much for talented apprentice Hazel Schofer.

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Monday, July 06 2020

Former New Zealand-trained gallopers made an impact at Warrnambool on Sunday, headed by Gobstopper, who landed the feature race, the Kevin Lafferty Hurdle (3200m) with a hard-fought win over fellow Kiwi Woodsman.

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Monday, July 06 2020

Kiwi rider Bridget Grylls is hoping a win in Sunday’s Ultrasigns Maiden Plate at Pakenham, could provide a springboard to greater opportunities in Victoria.

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Monday, July 06 2020

The Canterbury Jockey Club has announced that the Gr.3 Winter Cup (1600m) will be run on Saturday 15 August 2020.

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Monday, July 06 2020

Keep Aimee’s Jewel in your black book.

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Monday, July 06 2020

The Kiwi connections of smart mare Polly Grey (NZ) (Azamour) were delighted to see the daughter of Azamour show a glimpse of her ability when finishing second in the Listed Winter Championship Series Final (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday behind impressive winner Sircconi.

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Sunday, July 05 2020

Leading rider Jason Waddell had two reasons to celebrate a successful return to racing at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Sunday, July 05 2020

Trainer Gary Vile was to the fore on his home turf at Awapuni on Saturday, picking up a pair of wins from the team of six runners he had entered for the meeting.

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Sunday, July 05 2020

Apprentice jockey Maria Sanson kicked off her career in fine style at Awapuni on Saturday when she picked up her first career victory on her raceday debut.

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Sunday, July 05 2020

It was a true family affair for local trainer John Morell at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Saturday, July 04 2020

Team Rogerson started a big day at Te Rapa on Saturday in fine style with a victory by promising two-year-old filly De La Terre (NZ) (Reliable Man).

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Saturday, July 04 2020

Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards brought up his first century of training wins in New Zealand in his own right after Bak Da Master (NZ) (Mastercraftsman) scored in the first race at Awapuni on Saturday.

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Friday, July 03 2020

Johno Benner has a bit of time for promising galloper Happy Star (NZ) (Fabulous) and the Otaki horseman, who trains in partnership with Hollie Wynyard, is excited to kick-off his preparation at Awapuni on Saturday.

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Friday, July 03 2020

The search is on for a new Team Rogerson stable star after the retirement of Ferrando (NZ) (Fast ‘n Famous), who will shortly begin a stud career.

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Friday, July 03 2020

Foxton trainer Chrissy Bambry continued her red-hot run of form since racing recommenced following the COVID-19 hiatus, as she registered a winning treble at Awapuni on Saturday.

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Friday, July 03 2020

More than 1,000 race meetings at 51 venues throughout New Zealand were confirmed today by the Dates Committee of the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) for the forthcoming racing year.

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Thursday, July 02 2020

The training partnership of Keith and Gavin Opie will officially come to an end at the end of the month with Gavin taking over the reins come the new season.

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Thursday, July 02 2020

Matamata horseman Cody Cole already has a win on the board since the resumption of racing and he is hoping to strike again while the iron is hot.

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Wednesday, July 01 2020

Te Rapa’s sole resident trainer David Greene is looking forward to racing returning to his home track on Saturday.

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Wednesday, July 01 2020

Dean Wiles is making every post a winner from his new Cambridge base.

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Wednesday, July 01 2020

Neil O’Dowd has had a tough time of it of late and a win by Aigne (NZ) (Sufficient) in the Bonny Glen Landfill – Midwest Disposals 1550 at Awapuni on Saturday would be a tonic for the Waikato horseman.

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Wednesday, July 01 2020

Cambridge Stud, in partnership with CatWalk Trust, are running a competition to name the Brazen Beau – Stepanova filly purchased at the New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sale earlier this year.

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