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Thursday, June 30 2022
Cleverconversation out to advance Ruakaka record

Course specialist Cleverconversation (NZ) (Thewayyouare) will take another step at Ruakaka on Saturday toward his season’s goal on a return trip to the Far North later this month.

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Thursday, June 30 2022
Bigger things in store for Sharrock's Hastings trio

For all of Allan Sharrock’s three runners at Hastings on Saturday, potential black-type targets are looming large on the horizon – including a shot at the season-opening Group One feature that holds a special place in Sharrock’s heart.

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Thursday, June 30 2022
Caloundra Cup tilt for Swords Drawn

Swords Drawn (Camelot) will likely have his last start for trainers Shaune Ritchie and Colm Murray when he lines-up in the Listed Caloundra Cup (2400m) on Saturday.

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Wednesday, June 29 2022
Hawtin announces his retirement

Two-time New Zealand premiership-winning trainer Keith Hawtin bowed out a winner at Cambridge on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, June 29 2022
Choisia Prince shoots for Riccarton polytrack double

A fitter Choisia Prince (Choisir) will spearhead a trio of Riccarton all-weather track runners for Fraser Auret on Thursday as the trainer continues to broaden his knowledge of polytrack racing.

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Tuesday, June 28 2022
Case scores first NZ win

English jumps jockey Charlie Case hadn’t even considered the possibility of riding in New Zealand two months ago. But he hasn’t taken long to take advantage of his surprise opportunity.

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Tuesday, June 28 2022
Government firmly behind racing, says new Minister

The Labour Government’s support of the racing industry was firmly signalled after its landslide election victory in 2020 and its commitment is ongoing, new Minister for Racing Kieran McAnulty has emphasised.

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Tuesday, June 28 2022
Clash of the titans at Hastings

This weekend is brewing to be an exciting one for jumps fans, with top-class hurdlers The Cossack (NZ) (Mastercraftsman) and Dr Hank (NZ) (Redwood) going head-to-head in the Te Whangai Romney’s Hawke’s Bay Hurdle (3100m) at Hastings on Saturday.

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Tuesday, June 28 2022
Annie to take centre stage tomorrow

Cambridge horseman Les Collins has ridden work for many leading trainers over a number of years, and generally knows when he’s on a good one.

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Monday, June 27 2022
She's A Maneater all class in fresh-up victory

Wet track specialist She’s A Maneater (NZ) (Reliable Man) showed her class on a testing winter surface when she produced a powerful performance to win fresh-up over 1200m at Tauranga on Saturday.

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Monday, June 27 2022
Frankie The Fox rewards trainer's faith with Riccarton victory

While it may have taken two years for enigmatic galloper Frankie The Fox (NZ) (Ego) to make a return to the winner’s enclosure at Riccarton, trainer Mike McCann never lost faith in his charge.

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Monday, June 27 2022
Patterson enjoying being home

Taranaki trainer Robbie Patterson is enjoying being back in his homeland after campaigning a trio of his team in Queensland.

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Monday, June 27 2022
Bellatrix Black to lead spring charge

Catherine Cameron’s main spring hopes will rest on the shoulders of the lightly raced Group winner Bellatrix Black (NZ) (Redwood) following the retirement of the highest-rated horse in her stable.

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Saturday, June 25 2022
Musigny Lass narrowly avoids disaster in Tauranga victory

Trainer Ben Foote was blissfully unaware that his impressive Tauranga winner Musigny Lass (NZ) (Iffraaj) had nearly blown her chances at the start of Saturday’s 1300m three-year-old contest.

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Saturday, June 25 2022
Rhonda Wood impresses on debut at Riccarton

Two-year-old filly Rhonda Wood (NZ) (Redwood) overcame some unplanned travel and a rush to get her barrier certificate in the last seven days to run out a gritty winner on debut over 1000m at Riccarton.

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Saturday, June 25 2022
Sanibel upsets in Tauranga feature

Underrated mare Sanibel (NZ) (Shamexpress) upset the applecart when she took out the Listed Team Wealleans Tauranga Classic (1400m) at Tauranga on Saturday.

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Friday, June 24 2022
Mascarpone making steady progress

Group One winning galloper Mascarpone was amongst the pointy-end of the market when the TAB released futures odds for the Hawke’s Bay Triple Crown earlier this week, but punters should tread warily.

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Friday, June 24 2022
Troy Harris set for return to jockey ranks

Group One-winning jockey Troy Harris will make a welcome return to raceday riding when he takes the mount on Asperitas in the last race at Rotorua on Sunday.

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Friday, June 24 2022
Sharrock debuts another impressive juvenile

Trainer Allan Sharrock looks to have another smart juvenile filly on his hands after he produced impressive debutant Librarsi (NZ) (Reliable Man) for a maiden victory over 1100m at Otaki on Friday.

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Friday, June 24 2022
Diego's quartet spoils premiership party

As the racing season enters its final six weeks, premiership leading jockeys Michael McNab and Lisa Allpress ventured to Oamaru on Thursday as the big guns looked to add valuable off-Broadway wins to their seasonal tally.

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Thursday, June 23 2022
Bargain buy Original Gangster primed for Amberley Cup

Lyn Prendergast still can’t believe the bargain she got when she outlaid $4000 for two-race winner Original Gangster (NZ) (Road To Rock) on gavelhouse.com.

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Wednesday, June 22 2022
Rolston excited for new challenge in Hong Kong

Former New Zealand Bloodstock Sales Manager Danny Rolston is heading to Hong Kong for his next challenge.

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Wednesday, June 22 2022
Wessex doubles up at Pukekohe

Promising juvenile filly Wessex scored her second career win when taking out the NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race (1200m) at Pukekohe Park on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, June 22 2022
Crazy In Love scores on debut

Trainer Chloe Cumming was over the moon with the winning result of well-related three-year-old filly Crazy In Love when on debut in the Haunui Farm 1400m at Pukekohe Park on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, June 22 2022
Green light for New Plymouth racing

Taranaki racing has been given the green light for racing to return to New Plymouth Raceway next month.

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Wednesday, June 22 2022
Mare cherry ripe for Tauranga

Don’t be surprised if Cherry Lane shows sharp improvement when she contests the feature at Tauranga on Saturday.

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Wednesday, June 22 2022
Targhee scores at Pukekohe

Four-year-old mare Targhee broke maiden ranks second-up off a lengthy spell, when successful in the Dunstan Feeds 1200 at Pukekohe on Wednesday for trainers Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard.

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Tuesday, June 21 2022
All roads lead to Group One prize

Carl Henderson has a Group One plan locked in for his stable star Jodelin Gal (NZ) (Swiss Ace) and a trip to the Central Districts earlier this month successfully ticked off a step along the way.

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Tuesday, June 21 2022
Surcharge adds interest to Oamaru card

Rivals of impressive Timaru debut winner Surcharge (NZ) (Proisir) thinking he might be vulnerable stepping up in grade at Oamaru on Thursday might be advised to reconsider their optimism.

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Monday, June 20 2022
Phelan brings up career milestone at Te Rapa

A winning treble at Te Rapa on Saturday that included victories in both of the feature jumping events on the card, brought up a special milestone for leading jumps jockey Shaun Phelan.

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Monday, June 20 2022
Prince Leo hangs tough to secure Trentham victory

Rugged stayer Prince Leo (NZ) (Jimmy Choux) showed all his fighting qualities when he took out the Vernon & Vazey Truck Parts Parliamentary Handicap (2200m) at Trentham on Saturday.

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Monday, June 20 2022
New York Jazz proves too tough on favourite track

Evergreen sprinter New York Jazz (NZ) (Niagara) capped off a run of solid form when he showed just how tough he is in a tight finish when taking out the Matost 60th Celebration (1200m) at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Monday, June 20 2022
Forsman holding winter ace

Andrew Forsman is holding a wet track trump card in Turn The Ace (NZ) (Turn Me Loose) and will continue to play a few more hands through the winter with the three-year-old.

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Monday, June 20 2022
Waikato Stud to sponsor Foxbridge Plate day at Te Rapa

Iconic farm Waikato Stud will for at least the next 3 years be the naming rights sponsor of the Waikato Stud Foxbridge Plate. Waikato Stud will sponsor the $120,000 Group Two Sprint that traditionally acts as a springboard for the campaigns of high quality gallopers in their hunt for Australasian Group One glory.

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Monday, June 20 2022
Japanese apprentice encouraged to dream big

Fresh from riding his seventh race winner, Matamata apprentice Yuto Kumagai is aiming high.

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Saturday, June 18 2022
The Doctor delivers in Waikato Hurdle

A patient ride by Shaun Phelan paved the way for promising hurdler Dr Hank to deliver a feature jumping race victory when he dominated his rivals in the closing stages of the Fairview Motors Waikato Hurdle (3200m) at Te Rapa.

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Saturday, June 18 2022
Hastings stable produces Waikato Steeplechase winner

The red-hot run of form for the Paul Nelson and Corrina McDougal training partnership continued at Te Rapa on Saturday when stable runner Argyll took out the Signature Homes Waikato Steeplechase (3900m).

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Saturday, June 18 2022
Chase displays his love for Trentham with emphatic victory

A love affair with the Trentham track continued for consistent galloper Chase when he picked up his third victory at the venue in the King Of Comedy at Novara Park North Island Challenge Stakes (1400m) on Saturday.

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Friday, June 17 2022
Swords Drawn following Cups' trail

Shaune Ritchie is expecting Swords Drawn to give a good account of himself in Saturday’s Listed Ipswich Cup (2150m), but believes the stayer’s best chance of a major Australian success is a fortnight away.

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Friday, June 17 2022
Tommyra out to honour Toby in the Waikato Hurdle

Connections of talented Matamata jumper Tommyra would love to honour the late Toby Autridge with success in the Fairview Motors Waikato Hurdle (3200m) for a second time on Saturday.

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Friday, June 17 2022
Valachi Downs finish on a high at Karaka

There were mixed emotions at Karaka on Friday as 20 weanlings presented as Valachi Downs’ final offering at a physical sale found new homes when sold at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Weanling Sale.

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Friday, June 17 2022
Trillo back in the family at Karaka

Retired horse dentist Vern Trillo has bought back into a familiar family at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Weanling Sale at Karaka on Friday.

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Friday, June 17 2022
Goldsbury secures his pick at Karaka

Central Districts horseman David Goldsbury secured the colt he was after at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale at Karaka on Friday.

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Thursday, June 16 2022
New stable for top jumper

Tim and Margaret Carter didn’t expect to have a jumper this winter. But as of a week ago, they have one of the best in the country.

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Thursday, June 16 2022
Stablemates hard to split in open sprint

Aero De Paris and Star Treasure give Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott a strong hand in the open sprint handicap at Te Rapa on Saturday with the trainers finding it hard to choose between the pair.

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Thursday, June 16 2022
Positive mindset leads Prastiyou back to winner's stall

It’s been a tough few years for jockey Doni Prastiyou, but a positive mindset led the Malaysian native back to the winner’s stall at Cambridge on Wednesday.

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Thursday, June 16 2022
McDonald continues winning ways at Ascot

Expat Kiwi jockey James McDonald had barely come down from the high of winning the Gr.1 King’s Stand Stakes (1000m) aboard down-under sprinting sensation Nature Strip at Royal Ascot when he was once again victorious at the Royal meeting.

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Wednesday, June 15 2022
Highly-rated Green Luck makes NZ debut

Paul Harris hopes Thursday’s Riccarton Park Function Centre 1400 can become the launchpad to Group race success early next season for new stable recruit Green Luck (Street Cry).

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Wednesday, June 15 2022
Foote using home track to advantage

Trainer Ben Foote believes the Cambridge polytrack has been a godsend for the racing industry over winter and he took full advantage of his home track once again on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, June 15 2022
Chance to press claims for Australian venture

Talented winter stayer Prince Leo (NZ) (Jimmy Choux) will have an opportunity at Trentham on Saturday to prove himself worthy of joining his half-brother in Australia.

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Tuesday, June 14 2022
Calder counting himself lucky after fall

A battered and bruised Andrew Calder remains in good spirits after suffering multiple injuries, but with no long-lasting damage, in a nasty fall at Ruakaka on Saturday.

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Tuesday, June 14 2022
Pythagoras back in calculations

Pythagoras (NZ) (Pentire) made a promising start to his steeplechase career three years ago and the nine-year-old has made a return to the fences to try and pick up where he left off.

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Monday, June 13 2022
Rogerson produces winning double at Ruakaka

With her grandparents Graeme and Debbie in Brisbane putting the final touches on promising two-year-old Sharp ‘N’ Smart ahead of his assignment in the Gr.1 JJ Atkins (1600m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday afternoon it was left to granddaughter Bailey to manage the Rogerson racing team at Ruakaka and she produced a winning double for the stable.

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Monday, June 13 2022
Gibbs doubles up on home turf

Local trainer Chris Gibbs was left with a large smile on his face at the conclusion of racing at Ruakaka on Saturday after securing a winning double with promising gallopers Diamond Girl and Cakebytheocean.

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Monday, June 13 2022
Lowry excited about prospects for Waihaha Falls

A top performance to kick off his winter campaign with a win at Randwick over 1200m on Saturday has Hastings trainer Guy Lowry excited about the future prospects of progressive galloper Waihaha Falls (NZ) (Sacred Falls).

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Monday, June 13 2022
Marsh takes training honours with winning treble at Ruakaka

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh moved to within four wins of his best ever seasonal tally when he produced a winning treble at Ruakaka.

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Monday, June 13 2022
Vague provides trainer with early birthday present in Waimate Cup

Timaru trainer Leonard Stewart, who will turn 90 this week, got the perfect early birthday present when his stable runner Vague (NZ) (Tobique) took out the Dunstan Feeds Waimate Cup (2200m) on his home track on Sunday.

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Monday, June 13 2022
Tavi time drawing closer for Sharrock

Stable stalwart Tavi Mac (NZ) (Tavistock) is making timely progress toward another campaign with Group features again featuring on his radar.

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Monday, June 13 2022
Pike hoping Catalyst can find old zest

Comeback horse Alligator Blood’s (All Too Hard) Gr.1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) triumph has Cambridge trainer Tony Pike hoping that one of that horse’s most notable rivals can have a similarly successful return to racing next spring.

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Monday, June 13 2022
Balcombe appointed NZTR COO

NZTR CEO Bruce Sharrock has announced the appointment of Darin Balcombe to the role of Chief Operating Officer – Racing & Infrastructure (COO).

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Monday, June 13 2022
Winter Cup option for Yamuna

The Andrew Carston-trained mare Yamuna (NZ) (Iffraaj) impressed when winning the Garrard and Livamol Rating 74 (1600m) at Phar Lap Raceway in Timaru on Sunday.

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Saturday, June 11 2022
Deploy too speedy for her two-year-old rivals at Ruakaka

Local filly Deploy showed her rivals a clean pair of heels as she sped away with the Marsden Cove Dental (1200m) juvenile contest at Ruakaka.

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Friday, June 10 2022
Bergerson trio on song for Trentham

Awapuni trainer Roydon Bergerson will head to Trentham on Saturday with a trio of runners.

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Friday, June 10 2022
Bosson and The Chosen One hoping to both bow out winning

A summer holiday in Spain is beckoning champion jockey Opie Bosson but he’s not letting himself think about that too much until after Saturday’s Q22 at Eagle Farm.

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Friday, June 10 2022
Upbeat Mathews returns to public training fold

Buoyed by this week’s announcement of increased prize-money in New Zealand racing, accomplished horseman Howie Mathews is eager to return to New Zealand’s public training ranks.

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Friday, June 10 2022
Stewart defends Waimate Cup title on eve of 90th birthday

Timaru trainer Len Stewart has no interest in paying any attention to any notion that he should be slowing down as he gets older.

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Friday, June 10 2022
Unwanted filly delivers for reluctant breeder

Renowned Australian Veterinarian Dr Chris Lawler admits to initially being reluctant to venture into the breeding game though after breeding Group One-winning filly Gypsy Goddess, he is enjoying the ride.

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Friday, June 10 2022
Trentham abandoned

With extreme weather being experienced in the region, the Trentham track was inspected at 1pm on Friday by the RIB and Club representatives.

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Thursday, June 09 2022
Matamata Racing Club adds famous training facility to its holding

The Matamata Racing Club (MRC) has made a significant addition to its racing and training facility with the purchase of one of the region’s most successful training establishments.

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Thursday, June 09 2022
Winter Championships high on Gibbs radar

Chris Gibbs is looking forward to racing on his home Ruakaka track on Saturday, and not just for the chance to pick up a few wins.

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Thursday, June 09 2022
Vale Don Couchman

Former Hawera trainer Don Couchman is being remembered fondly by many in the racing community after he passed away late last month in Mt Maunganui aged 86.

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Thursday, June 09 2022
Sharrock pair heading to Trentham

Taranaki trainer Allan Sharrock will head south on Saturday to Trentham with in-form duo Justaskme (NZ) (No Excuse Needed) and Ladies Man (NZ) (Zed).

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Wednesday, June 08 2022
Legarto impresses on debut

Trainers Ken and Bev Kelso could have another star daughter of Proisir on their hands.

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Tuesday, June 07 2022
Stakes increases and infrastructure boost for racing

The NZTR (New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing) Board has committed to an exciting and innovative growth plan.

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Tuesday, June 07 2022
Red-letter day for Phelan

It was a red-letter day for Cambridge horseman Shaun Phelan at Hastings on Monday, with a four-win haul, including three in the saddle for local trainers Paul Nelson and Corrina McDougal.

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Tuesday, June 07 2022
Premiership race not a priority for Allpress

Leading jockey Lisa Allpress said she has simpler goals than winning the jockey premiership, despite a busy schedule that is helping push her closer to a potential fifth title.

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Monday, June 06 2022
NZTR Board's growth plan launches with stakes increases and infrastructure boost

The NZTR Board has committed to an exciting and innovative growth plan revealing a raft of initiatives today.

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Monday, June 06 2022
Rogerson believes he may have found his next champion

A margin thinner than a pencil line separated the Graeme and Debbie Rogerson-trained two-year-old Sharp ‘N’ Smart (NZ) (Redwood) from victory in Saturday’s Listed The Phoenix (1500m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday, however co-trainer Graeme Rogerson believes his charge can go one better in this weekend’s Gr.1 JJ Atkins (1600m) at the same venue.

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Monday, June 06 2022
Asano achieves special milestone with Riccarton victory

Star apprentice Kozzi Asano reached a significant career milestone on Friday when he piloted the Michael and Matthew Pitman-trained Justanace (NZ) (Swiss Ace) to victory at Riccarton to bring up the 200th win of his career.

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Monday, June 06 2022
Emotions high ahead of ultimate tribute to Toby Autridge

Emotions will be running high at Hastings racecourse on Monday when Tommyra (NZ) (Raise The Flag) lines up in the K S Browne Hurdle (3100m) just a day after the death of his trainer and part-owner Toby Autridge. 

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Monday, June 06 2022
Trip away provides Mitchell with first win

Apprentice jockey Tayla Mitchell put the experience she has gained from recent trips to ride in the South Island to good effect on Sunday when she claimed her first winner at Wingatui.

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Monday, June 06 2022
Local trainers dominate Hastings card

Local trainers Paul Nelson and Corrina McDougal gave no one else a look in at Hastings on Monday as they provided the winners of five of the first six races.

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Monday, June 06 2022
Jodelin Gal passes first test on the way to possible Group One assignment

Progressive mare Jodelin Gal (NZ) (Swiss Ace) showed she is just as adept in testing winter footing as she is on the good summer tracks when she proved too tough for her rivals over 1400m at Hastings on Monday.

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Saturday, June 04 2022
Turn The Ace turns up trumps at Avondale

Smart three-year-old Turn The Ace (NZ) (Turn Me Loose) bounced back to his best form with a decisive effort at Avondale on Saturday where he led for most of the way to win over 1200m in age-group company.

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Saturday, June 04 2022
Amusez Moi entertains with feature race victory

Talented winter galloper Amusez Moi (NZ) (Dalghar) capped off some fine recent form with victory in the Listed AGC Training Stakes (1650m) at Waverley.

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Saturday, June 04 2022
Sophmaze all class in Castletown Stakes

Talented juvenile filly Sophmaze (NZ) (Derryn) showed a touch of class when she out-finished her rivals with a determined late run to take out the Listed John Turkington Forestry Ltd Castletown Stakes (1200m) at Waverley.

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Friday, June 03 2022
O'Sullivan calling time on Hong Kong training career

Expat New Zealand trainer Paul O’Sullivan has signalled to the Hong Kong Jockey Club that season 2021/22 will be his last.

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Friday, June 03 2022
Harris reflects on passing of Lester Piggott

Reflections in the wake of the death last Sunday of Lester Piggott have been many, but in this part of the world few hold a greater first-hand insight to the famous jockey than New Zealand Hall of Famer Noel Harris.

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Friday, June 03 2022
Muniandy out to keep perfect training record intact

Wingatui horseman Shankar Muniandy will be looking to keep his perfect strike-rate as a trainer intact at his home track on Sunday.

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Thursday, June 02 2022
Didham looking to the future

Awapuni horseman Peter Didham is now without his stable flagbearer, but he’s hopeful there are a few on hand to step into her shoes.

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Thursday, June 02 2022
Chilly Filly set to bring the heat

Finding suitable targets for talented Canterbury sprinter Chilly Filly (NZ) (Swiss Ace) is proving a challenge for Riccarton trainer Ross Beckett.

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Thursday, June 02 2022
Weatherley riding crest of a wave

Sam Weatherley is enjoying a rewarding season in the saddle, highlighted by stakes successes at home and across the Tasman, while a notable milestone has also been ticked off.

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Thursday, June 02 2022
Wanganui meeting transferred to Waverley

The Wanganui meeting scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Waverley racecourse due to an issue with the Wanganui track.

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