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Monday, May 31 2021
Trentham win a tonic for Rainford

With one horse prone to running off the track and another that tries to eat her, one might question why Susan Rainford bothers with racehorses as she nears 80 years of age

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Monday, May 31 2021
Jumping future for Kaharau

Emily Farr has finally convinced trainer Kenny Rae into a career change for evergreen stayer Kaharau (Ad Valorem).

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Sunday, May 30 2021
Princess Rihanna back to her best at Ellerslie

Consistent performer Princess Rihanna (NZ) (Showcasing) got a just reward on Saturday when she stormed to victory in an open 1100m contest at Ellerslie.

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Sunday, May 30 2021
McNab riding the crest of a wave

A picture-perfect ride aboard promising galloper Dawn Parade (Dawn Approach) at Ellerslie on Saturday continued a purple patch of form for Cambridge-based jockey Michael McNab.

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Sunday, May 30 2021
Atullibigeal thrusts understated Henderson in spotlight

For someone who steadfastly maintains he likes to keep a low profile with his training activity, you can imagine that Carl Henderson has a good deal of trepidation about describing his work with exciting two-year-old galloper Atullibigeal (Street Boss).

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Saturday, May 29 2021
Collinstreet provides more good news for Sharrock

Underrated winter galloper Collinstreet went one better than his trainer expected when he powered to a narrow but convincing victory over 1400m at Trentham.

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Saturday, May 29 2021
Victory parade for Pike at Ellerslie

Promising galloper Dawn Parade showed he will be a force to be reckoned with next season when he downed a handy field of three-year-olds over 1400m at Ellerslie on Saturday.

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Saturday, May 29 2021
Atullibigeal gains measure of revenge in Futurity Stakes

Strapping two-year-old Atullibigeal gained revenge on his last start conqueror when he strode clear in the closing stages to take out the Listed Mainland Auckland Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie.

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Friday, May 28 2021
Sharrock exonerated from drug positives

The Racing Integrity Unit investigation has exonerated trainer Alan Sharrock from any fault in the two drug positives for methamphetamine returned by horses who won at Awapuni on ANZAC day. 

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Friday, May 28 2021
No slowing Mustang down

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman are poised for further late-season juvenile success as they take a dual-pronged attack on Saturday’s Listed Mainland Auckland Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie with Mustang Valley and Samarkand. 

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Friday, May 28 2021
Two-state Australian focus for James and Wellwood

Roger James and Robert Wellwood are set for a quiet Saturday on the home front with no runners in New Zealand, but the Cambridge trainers will have plenty on their plate on the other side of the Tasman.

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Friday, May 28 2021
Clotworthy enjoying Queensland escape

Leaving the husband at home to look after the kids while you head to Queensland for a few weeks probably sounds enticing to a lot of Kiwi women at the moment.

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Thursday, May 27 2021
Blackadder drawn north with Tellyawhat

An enhanced stake and a favourable heavy track has convinced North Canterbury trainer John Blackadder to trek north with impressive last-start winner Tellyawhat (NZ) (Dalghar) for Saturday’s US Navy Flag Autumn Sprint Championship Final (1200m) at Trentham.

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Thursday, May 27 2021
Juvenile continues to spark fresh-new partnership

A trainer-owner combination in its infancy will look to continue a roaring start when Lady Maroal (NZ) (Power) contests the Listed Mainland Auckland Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie on Saturday.

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Thursday, May 27 2021
Agey Babe scores maiden win at Pukekohe

Agey Babe (NZ) (Sacred Falls) broke maiden ranks at Pukekohe on Thursday when winning the NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race (1200m).

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Wednesday, May 26 2021
First NZ winner for Wrote

Highview Stud stallion Wrote recorded his first New Zealand win as a sire when And We Danced (NZ) was victorious in the Yara Fertiliser 1100 at Hastings on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, May 26 2021
Chipperfield makes riding return

It’s not a misprint in your racebook, former top jumps jockey Clayton Chipperfield is dusting off his saddle and making his raceday riding return at Pukekohe on Thursday.

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Wednesday, May 26 2021
King of the South marches on

While there are still a couple of months to go this season, Kelvin Tyler has already comfortably retained his crown as Southland’s top trainer.

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Tuesday, May 25 2021

Marilyn Paewai starts to lick her lips when she sees a Heavy11 track come up for her mare Rosewood (NZ) (Redwood).

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Tuesday, May 25 2021

Opie Bosson knows the time is right for Melody Belle (NZ) (Commands) to stop racing. But it didn’t mean he wasn’t affected by it.

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Monday, May 24 2021
Lucy Tanner - From turbines to thoroughbreds

For most of the week, Lucy Tanner helps look after wind turbines that help power Palmerston North.

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Monday, May 24 2021
Tallyho Twinkletoe pleasing ahead of jumps return

Australian jumps features are once again beckoning Tallyho Twinkletoe (NZ) (St Reims).

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Sunday, May 23 2021

A dominant display by promising three-year-old Francesca (NZ) (Iffraaj) at Te Rapa on Saturday continued a run of success for trainer Murray Baker and longtime stable client Greg McCarthy.

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Sunday, May 23 2021

Jockey Michael McNab brought up a winning treble at Te Rapa on Saturday when he guided the Stephen Marsh-trained Run To Perfection (Sepoy) to a comfortable five-length victory in the open 1400m event.

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Sunday, May 23 2021

Curraghmore Stud principal Gordon Cunningham continued his good form with Mike Moroney and Pam Gerard’s Ballymore Stables when Tevere (NZ) (Contributer) broke her maiden status at just her second start when storming clear to win over 1200m at Te Rapa.

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Saturday, May 22 2021
Belle Plaisir upsets in Rangitikei Gold Cup

Underrated galloper Belle Plaisir (NZ) (Proisir) sprang a minor upset when she picked up her first victory at stakes level when taking out the Listed James Bull Rangitikei Gold Cup (1600m) on her home track at Awapuni.

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Saturday, May 22 2021
Mesmerize too strong in feature steeplechase

The familiar colours of the Connors family were to the fore in a major jumping race in New Zealand once again on Saturday when consistent fencer Mesmerize produced a comprehensive performance to take out the Signature Homes Waikato Steeplechase (3900m) at Te Rapa.

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Saturday, May 22 2021
Sharrock double bright end to a tough week

Trainer Allan Sharrock finally had some good news to focus on when he produced a winning double with debutant Shamus and proven mare London Express at Awapuni on Saturday, after earlier in the week having two of their stablemates test positive for methamphetamine after racing at the venue on Anzac Day.

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Saturday, May 22 2021
The Cossack marches home at Te Rapa

A fleeting visit back home from Melbourne paid dividends for top jumps jockey Aaron Kuru as he guided last year’s Great Northern Hurdle (4190m) winner The Cossack to victory in the first of the prestigious jumping events this winter, the Fairview Motors Waikato Hurdle (3200m).

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Friday, May 21 2021
Herengawe makes New Zealand return

Herengawe (NZ) (Zed) will make his return to New Zealand racing at Awapuni on Saturday.

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Friday, May 21 2021
Thurlow playing waiting game with stable duo

Bill Thurlow is playing the waiting game with a pair of his gallopers.

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Thursday, May 20 2021
Alf Kneebone: A tribute to another time

Alf Kneebone was a skilled clarinet player as well as a highly respected racing scribe.

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Thursday, May 20 2021
Ramsay-Ritchie in search of winning sign-off

Steven Ramsay and Julia Ritchie are hopeful they can enter holiday mode on a winning note, with Saturday’s Awapuni runners Naval Fleet and Maison Roxanne likely to be the couple’s last runners for the next few months.

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Thursday, May 20 2021
Tapper brings up half century

It’s been a month of celebrations for Timaru trainer Bruce Tapper.

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Thursday, May 20 2021
Richards looking to Master Hurdle

There is little leading trainer Jamie Richards can’t do, and while his focus will be on overseeing Melody Belle’s swansong run in the Gr.1 Doomben Cup (2000m) on Saturday, he will have an eye on Te Rapa where he will be represented by Bak Da Master in the Fairview Motors Waikato Hurdle (3200m).

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Thursday, May 20 2021
Brindley thrilled to be part of first synthetic track win

It had nowhere near the same value as the Group One success she covets, but popular owner Pam Brindley was nonetheless thrilled to play her part in New Zealand’s first ever synthetic track race.

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Wednesday, May 19 2021
Big weekend ahead for Phelan

Shaun Phelan has a big day ahead of him this Saturday.

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Wednesday, May 19 2021
Marsh produces debut winner at Cambridge

Trainer Stephen Marsh claimed his first hometrack win on the new Cambridge Jockey Club polytrack with promising two-year-old Fiscal Fun (NZ) (Zacinto) who was making her debut in the 970m juvenile event.

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Wednesday, May 19 2021
Father-and-son combine to win inaugural polytrack race

It’s been a while coming for New Zealand to have its first raceday on a synthetic track, but for Darryn and Sam Weatherley it was well worth the wait.

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Tuesday, May 18 2021
Phar Lap Raceway defies winter conditions

Southern trainers will be met by a bit of an anomaly at this time of year when they head to Phar Lap Raceway on Thursday – a Good track.

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Tuesday, May 18 2021
Training no chore for passionate Cornege

If hernia surgery hadn’t forced Cambridge horseman Fred Cornege to stay at home on Saturday, he might not have ended the day as the trainer of a Group Three winner.

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Monday, May 17 2021
Marsh formulates Australian raids

Exciting three-year-old filly Atishu (NZ) (Savabeel) has gone to the paddock, with Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh happy to play the long-game rather than pushing on to a Queensland campaign.

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Monday, May 17 2021
Proud Nickalls homeward bound

Rangiotu trainer Stephen Nickalls was looking forward to being reunited with his family on Monday, as he returns to New Zealand following several weeks in Adelaide.

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Monday, May 17 2021
Quick learner makes perfect start

Apprentice jockey Yuto Kumagai has come a remarkably long way in a short time.

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Sunday, May 16 2021
Pike buoyed by positive start to Queensland campaign

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike got his attack on the Queensland Winter carnival off to a good start with exciting three-year-old Not An Option (Not A Single Doubt) resuming in fine style from a lengthy layoff with a fast finishing fourth over 1350m at Doomben on Saturday.

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Sunday, May 16 2021
Cambridge Jockey Club ready to host first synthetic track meeting

A frenetic week for the Cambridge Jockey Club will culminate on Wednesday when the country’s first official racemeeting run on a synthetic track will be hosted at their complex.

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Saturday, May 15 2021
The Good Fight scores knockout in Rotorua Cup

Consistent stayer The Good Fight (NZ) (High Chaparral) left his race rivals in his wake as he scooted clear in the home straight to take out the Gr.3 Campbell Infrastructure Rotorua Cup (2200m) at Arawa Park on Saturday.

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Saturday, May 15 2021
Daring ride secures royal result in Rotorua feature

Consistent sprinter Pop Star Princess (NZ) (Makfi) secured her first black type success when she took out the Gr.3 Rydges Rotorua Stakes (1400m) on Saturday, courtesy of a daring ride by Jonathan Riddell.

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Saturday, May 15 2021
Sharrock duo quinella opening race at New Plymouth

Trainer Allan Sharrock continued the red-hot run for his stable this season when he produced the quinella in the first race on his home turf at New Plymouth on Saturday.

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Friday, May 14 2021
O'Beirne back in the saddle

Riding a winner five months after giving birth is not a bad feat, and that’s exactly what Charlotte O’Beirne achieved at Wanganui on Thursday.

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Friday, May 14 2021
Queensland sojourn for Collett

The Collett-McKay household will be a bit empty over the coming month.

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Friday, May 14 2021
Picture Me Rollin looking to shed bridesmaid tag

Picture Me Rollin (NZ) (Highly Recommended) will be trying to ditch her bridesmaid tag when she lines-up in the P R Law Wairio Cup (2000m) at Ascot Park on Sunday.

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Thursday, May 13 2021
Northern spoils beckon Connors pair

Wanganui trainer Raymond Connors is looking forward to heading north to Hamilton next week with a couple of contenders for the Signature Homes Waikato Steeplechase (3900m).

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Thursday, May 13 2021
Parental prediction rings true with Forsmans

Te Awamutu couple Steve and Lynne Forsman can afford to laugh as they recall a conversation they had a decade ago.

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Thursday, May 13 2021
Schofer's success could end Sharrock boycott

Out of principle, Allan Sharrock hasn’t attended a horse of the year awards since 2006 but a promise to his stable apprentice Hazel Schofer could soon see him heading to the drycleaners with his tuxedo.

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Wednesday, May 12 2021
Satherley hot on Supreme Heights for Rotorua feature

Lynsey Satherley still yearns for the Fiji sun but she’s just as happy to reunite with Supreme Heights (NZ) (Darci Brahma) in Saturday’s Gr.3 Rydges Rotorua Stakes (1400m).

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Wednesday, May 12 2021
Charles Road retired

Quality stayer Charles Road (Myboycharlie) has been retired.

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Wednesday, May 12 2021
Wanganui hit-out for talented jumper

Talented jumper It’s A Wonder (NZ) (Istidaad) will be chasing history next week at Te Rapa.

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Tuesday, May 11 2021
New era looming for Pukekohe Park

Training facilities will be upgraded and racing is set to continue on a smaller scale at Pukekohe Park as part of the proposed merger between the Counties Racing Club and Auckland Racing Club.

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Tuesday, May 11 2021
Proposed Super Club merger takes a step closer

The merger between the Auckland Racing Club (ARC) and Counties Racing Club (CRC) has taken a step closer to completion this week.

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Tuesday, May 11 2021
Beauden seeking more Cup glory

Beauden (NZ) (Beauden) will be out to end his season on a high when he heads to Rotorua on Saturday.

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Tuesday, May 11 2021
Queensland conundrum requires Quick Thinking

Talented stayer Quick Thinker (So You Think) showed enough in his 1030m trial at Rosehill on Tuesday morning to suggest a brief Queensland campaign could be on the cards.

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Monday, May 10 2021
Jockeys sidelined following weekend incidents

A spate of incidents over the weekend has resulted in a number of jockeys joining the injury list, with a couple having an enforced winter hiatus.

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Monday, May 10 2021
Pitman reflects on career of grand campaigner

Dual Group One winner Enzo’s Lad (Testa Rossa) has been retired after trailing the field home in the Listed Daphne Bannan Memorial Great Easter Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton on Saturday.

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Sunday, May 09 2021
Another explosive weekend for passionate Kiwi breeder

Thoroughbred owner and breeder Luigi Muollo was celebrating another milestone on Saturday evening after star staying three-year-old colt Explosive Jack (NZ) (Jakkalberry) added another Derby trophy to his growing collection.

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Sunday, May 09 2021
Latta trains 1000th New Zealand winner

A barnstorming late run by three-year-old filly Platinum Star (NZ) (Burgundy) that carried her to a maiden victory at Woodville on Sunday also brought up a special milestone for trainer Lisa Latta.

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Sunday, May 09 2021
Newman on a mission after winning double

Apprentice jockey Tegan Newman is well on her way to achieving the ‘crazy’ goal she set herself when she returned to the saddle last year after recovering from a major injury.

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Sunday, May 09 2021
Miss Ricky Bobby back to winning form at Woodville

A change of environment worked the oracle for talented mare Miss Ricky Bobby (NZ) (High Chaparral) as she produced a strong front-running performance to take out the opening event at Woodville on Sunday.

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Saturday, May 08 2021
Promising apprentice guides Top Brass to victory at Te Rapa

A gun ride by three-kilogram claiming apprentice Joe Kamaruddin paved the way for promising galloper Top Brass (NZ) (Epaulette) to register his first win at the open level when he burst home late to take out the Dunstan Feeds 1200 at Te Rapa.

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Saturday, May 08 2021
Turn The Ace takes out Te Rapa feature

Rugged two-year-old Turn The Ace (NZ) (Turn Me Loose) provided a second milestone for his sire Turn Me Loose in the space of seven days when he took out the feature event at Te Rapa on Saturday, the Listed Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre 2YO Stakes (1100m).

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Saturday, May 08 2021
Auret captures stakes double at Riccarton

Marton trainer Fraser Auret made it a red-letter day for the Auret family on Saturday when he captured both feature races at Riccarton.

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Friday, May 07 2021
Repeat dose sought for Musigny Lass at Te Rapa

Punters won’t be letting the Simon and Katrina Alexander-trained filly Musigny Lass get under their guards on Saturday when the filly contests the Listed Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre 2YO Stakes (1100m) at Te Rapa.

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Friday, May 07 2021
Tylers remain King Of The Castle

Riverton trainers Kelvin and Aimee Tyler reinforced their dominance of Southland racing with a five-timer at their home meeting on Thursday, including two quinellas.

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Friday, May 07 2021
Mongolian Falcon boosts Hawke's Bay stallion ranks

Well-known equestrian Vicki Wilson is leading the resurgence of thoroughbred breeding in Hawke’s Bay with the addition of Mongolian Falcon to the region’s stallion ranks.

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Thursday, May 06 2021
Big aspirations for Brooks' jumpers

One of the most exciting weeks of jumps racing is coming to a close at Warrnambool, but things are only just starting to ramp up on the New Zealand jumps scene.

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Thursday, May 06 2021
Tony Be Australia bound

Promising three-year-old Tony Be (More Than Ready) will continue his racing career in Australia.

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Thursday, May 06 2021
Rae hunts Great Easter chocolates

Terri Rae will do her best to transform a couple of North Island imports into stakes winners at Riccarton on Saturday.

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Wednesday, May 05 2021
Melody Belle vulnerable for Hollindale: Richards

Reigning New Zealand horse of the year Melody Belle will embark on the first steps of her final racing journey at the Gold Coast on Saturday, one which holds plenty of sentiment for her trainer Jamie Richards.

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Wednesday, May 05 2021
Home stakes targets for Carston pair

Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston will have a couple of stakes candidates at his home track this weekend.

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Tuesday, May 04 2021
Waikato Racing Clubs discuss future options

Thoroughbred racing clubs in the Waikato met last week to resume discussions regarding how racing within the region might evolve and what shape any future structure might take.

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Tuesday, May 04 2021
Tylers hold strong hand at home meeting

Riverton trainers Kelvin and Aimee Tyler will once again hold a strong hand at their home meeting on Thursday where they will line-up 16 runners.

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Monday, May 03 2021
Two-Pronged Derby Assault For Maher And Eustace

The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace stable will have Explosive Jack (NZ) (Jakkalberry) and Let’s Karaka Deel (NZ) (Dundeel) running for them in the Gr.1 South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville.

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Monday, May 03 2021
Derby tilt likely for Hezashocka

Hezashocka (NZ) (Shocking) will likely get his chance at Derby glory after his last start heroics.

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Sunday, May 02 2021
Singh back to winning form after tough twelve months

The whip flourish and excited salute said it all as popular Central Districts jockey Madan Singh registered his first win in the saddle since resuming from a lengthy stint on the sidelines courtesy of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sunday, May 02 2021
Top Kiwi mares ready for Queensland challenge

Class gallopers Jennifer Eccles (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) and Two Illicit (NZ) (Jimmy Choux) furthered their preparations for upcoming Queensland Winter Carnival assignments with separate exhibition gallops during the Te Rapa racemeeting on Saturday.

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Sunday, May 02 2021
Puntura books trip to Brisbane with Te Rapa victory

Promising three-year-old Puntura (NZ) (Vespa) confirmed his place in a squad bound for Brisbane later this month when he stormed home from near last at Te Rapa on Saturday to record his fourth successive victory.

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Saturday, May 01 2021
Pierina devastating in Travis Stakes

Cambridge galloper Pierina caused a major upset when she dashed clear in the final stages to score an emphatic victory in the feature event at Te Rapa, the Gr.2 Travis Stakes (2000m).

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Saturday, May 01 2021
Babylon Berlin all class in three-year-old feature

Speedy filly Babylon Berlin gave her rivals a galloping lesson when she led throughout to take out the Gr.3 Inglis Sales Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Saturday, May 01 2021
Turn The Ace goes one better than illustrious father

Strapping two-year-old Turn The Ace went one better than his multiple Group One winning sire Turn Me Loose when he made a winning debut at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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