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Sunday, July 31 2022
Hannam enthusiastic about new career

Popular jockey Robbie Hannam has called time on his career in the saddle and will start in a brand new job on Monday.

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Sunday, July 31 2022
Kajino impressive in Te Rapa victory

Promising jumper Kajino (NZ) (Raise The Flag) impressed plenty of good judges when he produced an impeccable display to post his second win over fences when he took out the opening event at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Sunday, July 31 2022
Persistence pays off with first win for Matthews

If there was a prize for the biggest smile at Te Rapa on Saturday, then fledgling jumps jockey Portia Matthews would be a leading contender to take out the contest after posting her first win in the saddle aboard Keyboard Warrior (NZ) (Shamoline Warrior) in the Waikato Busy Bees Steeplechase (3900m).

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Saturday, July 30 2022
Pacific Dragon claims Ryder Stakes victory

Smart filly Pacific Dragon (NZ) (Charm Spirit) rounded out a successful juvenile season with another game performance to take out the final black-type event of the 2021-22 racing season, the Listed Courtesy Ford Ryder Stakes (12000m) at Te Rapa.

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Saturday, July 30 2022
Promising filly heads home Marsh quinella

If he was tuned in from his American holiday base on Saturday morning, trainer Stephen Marsh would have been delighted with the result of the third race from Te Rapa.

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Saturday, July 30 2022
Track specialist saves best for Te Rapa

If they were giving out awards for toughness then trainer Ray Gavin believes his talented winter galloper Bullybrook (NZ) (Bullbars) would be at the head of the queue.

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Friday, July 29 2022
Pike hoping to end season on a high

Tony Pike’s high-performance stable has three further chances on Saturday to cap off another successful season for the Cambridge horseman.

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Friday, July 29 2022
Champion again Richards focused on Hong Kong future

Despite missing the final four months of the season, Jamie Richards will again be crowned New Zealand’s Champion Trainer when the curtain comes down on the season following Saturday’s Te Rapa meeting.

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Friday, July 29 2022
McNab hoping to add icing to breakthrough season

If Michael McNab can guide Pacific Dragon (NZ) (Charm Spirit) to victory in Saturday’s Listed Courtesy Ford Ryder Stakes (1200m) at Te Rapa it will be the icing on the cake of what has been an outstanding season for the Cambridge jockey.

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Thursday, July 28 2022
Smiling Joe crowned champion apprentice

Joe Kamaruddin thought he made a grave mistake when he moved to New Zealand several years ago, but the Malaysian native is thankful he stuck to his guns and is now bearing the fruits of his labour, soon to be crowned Champion Apprentice Jockey for the 2021/22 season.

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Thursday, July 28 2022
Sophmaze heads Sharrock's classy Ryder duo

New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock will have a two-pronged attack on Saturday’s Listed Courtesy Ford Ryder Stakes (1200m) headed by last-start stakes winner Sophmaze (NZ) (Derryn) and impressive debut winner Librarsi (NZ) (Reliable Man).

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Thursday, July 28 2022
NZB to Enhance Decade-Long Pearl Series Sponsorship

New Zealand Bloodstock has confirmed its continued support of fillies racing in New Zealand, agreeing to enhance the NZB Insurance Pearl Series bonus structure, which it has sponsored for 10 consecutive years.

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Thursday, July 28 2022
Bluey's Chance heads to synthetic track for final Winter Cup lead-up

Kenny Moore is only half kidding when he says he’d like to welcome his versatile galloper Bluey’s Chance (NZ) (Remind) into his home to watch TV.

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Thursday, July 28 2022
NZTR Horse of the Year Finalists announced

The finalists for the NZTR Horse of the Year Awards have been announced.

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Wednesday, July 27 2022
Last chance to enter Pearl Series

The final opportunity to enter a yearling filly in the 2022 NZB Insurance Pearl Series closes on Sunday 31st July, with entry $1,500 plus GST.

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Wednesday, July 27 2022
Levin Meeting Cancelled/Ryder Stakes to Te Rapa

An early call has been made to cancel the Levin RC meeting at Otaki on Saturday. 

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Wednesday, July 27 2022
Lowry enjoying Australian stint

Wingatui has been a great source of quality jumpers to Australian trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace over the years, and they are quickly becoming fans of the local horsemanship as well.

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Tuesday, July 26 2022
Swift return on cards with in-form filly

The new owners of Pensardo (NZ) (Belardo) will recoup their purchase price in double quick time if the filly can continue her winning form on the synthetic course at Cambridge on Wednesday.

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Tuesday, July 26 2022
Leading jumps jockey Phelan on top of the world

After one of the most dominant seasons by a jumps jockey in New Zealand history, Shaun Phelan is now looking to conquer Australia.

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Monday, July 25 2022
Italian Derby winner lands Oamaru Cup for Marsh

Trainer Stephen Marsh had three major goals for the 2021/22 racing season and he claimed the third of them at Oamaru when the well-travelled Summer Festival (Poet’s Voice) took out Sunday’s Crombie And Price Ltd Oamaru Cup (1600m).

Posted by: AT 11:35 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Monday, July 25 2022
Spratt craving for injury-free season

Sam Spratt has already set a simple goal for the new racing season with a wish for a spring and summer of non-stop action.

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Monday, July 25 2022
Turnmeon latest winner for potent combination

Cambridge trainer Graham Thomas admits he’s slowed down a bit since hitting “retirement” age, but he’s still going strong training horses for, among others, owner-breeder John Wood.

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Sunday, July 24 2022
Stallone makes peace with trainer after second victory

Trainer Anna Clement is happy to forgive progressive galloper Stallone (NZ) (Savabeel) for an indiscretion that saw him contribute to her breaking her right femur in a paddock accident recently.

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Saturday, July 23 2022
Helena Baby captures second Opunake Cup

Imposing grey galloper Helena Baby returned to his best form when he produced a gritty front-running effort to take out the Listed Powerworx Opunake Cup (1400m) at New Plymouth.

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Saturday, July 23 2022
Wheeler produces local quinella

New Plymouth trainer John Wheeler was light on numbers with just three runners for his home meeting on Saturday but still managed to saddle up a quinella in the third race of the day.

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Saturday, July 23 2022
Establishment going from strength to strength for Thurlow

Handy winter stayer Establishment has provided his syndicate of owners with plenty of excitement in recent months and did so again on Saturday when he produced another tough effort to take out his third career victory when successful over 2000m at New Plymouth

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Friday, July 22 2022
Sharrock holds strong hand in home cup

Saturday’s big race at New Plymouth will play a big part in letting local trainer Allan Sharrock know if he can get three horses into the field for the Gr.2 Foxbridge Plate (1200m) at Te Rapa on August 27.

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Friday, July 22 2022
Lord Darci on trial for Winter Cup

Bevan Wilson is treading carefully ahead of Lord Darci’s biggest test to date in Sunday’s Crombie And Price Oamaru Cup (1600m).

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Thursday, July 21 2022
Group One winner retired

High-class filly Never Been Kissed has been retired to join Waikato Stud’s elite broodmare band.

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Thursday, July 21 2022
Elusive hometown Cup win in Walker's sights

Mark Walker has lived most of his last 35 years between Waikato and Singapore but talented mare Aromatic gives the star trainer a golden chance of winning his old hometown Cup.

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Thursday, July 21 2022
Casey Locks in training return

Waikato horsewoman Casey Lock will make a return to the training ranks at Rotorua on Saturday where she will line-up Viktor Vegas in the Arawa Park Hotel Rotorua 1215.

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Thursday, July 21 2022
Multiple Group winner progressing well

Dragon Leap is on target to resume at Ruakaka next month before he chases further black-type titles.

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Thursday, July 21 2022
A new era for Hanui as Shannon Taylor bids farewell

At the end of July, Haunui Farm will farewell long time Sales & Marketing Manager, Shannon Taylor, as she embarks on a new chapter in her career.

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Wednesday, July 20 2022
Motorsport set to cease at Pukekohe Park

Auckland Thoroughbred Racing (ATR) has confirmed the chequered flag associated with motorsport activities at Pukekohe Park will wave for the last time next year amid plans to further develop the site for the Club’s own purposes. 

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Wednesday, July 20 2022
CD targets locked in by northern trainer

Peter Lock’s focus this week is on the Central Districts where he will have runners at two meetings and the prospect of travelling one of his contenders further afield.

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Wednesday, July 20 2022
Imperatriz dazzles at Cambridge trials

Imperatriz provided the star turn at Tuesday’s Cambridge trials, getting the nod of approval from both Matamata trainer Mark Walker and jockey Opie Bosson.

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Tuesday, July 19 2022
Collett clan Sydney bound

Trainer Richard Collett’s move to Sydney is well under way, with his Pukekohe stables on the market and a number of horses booked to fly out at the end of the month.

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Tuesday, July 19 2022
Liefting chasing turnaround in Cup fortunes

Rudy Liefting was left rueing what might have been in last year’s Listed Powerworx Opunake Cup (1400m) with Mont Ventoux (NZ) (Nom du Jeu) and will give his versatile winter performer another crack at the Central Districts feature this Saturday.

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Tuesday, July 19 2022
Talented juvenile prospecting Classic Gold

Stephen Autridge looks to be in for an exciting season with rising three-year-old Alabama Gold (NZ) (Turn Me Loose) after his win over 800m at the Cambridge trials on Tuesday.

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Monday, July 18 2022
Winter Cup tilt likely for Verry Flash

A trip south to Riccarton next month could be on the cards for Verry Flash (NZ) (Zed) after his victory in the Whyte Handicap (1600m) at Trentham on Saturday.

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Sunday, July 17 2022
Bold Sydney debut for Kiwi galloper

Promising four-year-old Bold Mac (NZ) (The Bold One) made an auspicious debut from his new Sydney quarters when he struck first up for the Chris Waller stable at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Sunday, July 17 2022
Marsh brings up second personal milestone in a week

Fresh off training 100 winners in a season for the first time, Cambridge-based Stephen Marsh added a second personal milestone seven days later when smart four-year-old mare Oseleta (Deep Field) took out the final of the ITM/GIB Sprinters’ Winter Championship (1400m) at Ruakaka on Saturday.

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Sunday, July 17 2022
Magneto scores emotional win for connections

A victory by the Steven Cole-trained Magneto (NZ) (Showcasing) in the opening race at Ruakaka on Saturday brought some joy into the lives of his connections following an untimely death in the family.

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Saturday, July 16 2022
Kiwi-bred juveniles make Grand Impact at Geelong

Grand Impact lived up to his name when winning impressively on debut at Geelong on Friday.

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Saturday, July 16 2022
Pike claims a winning double at Ruakaka

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike picked up a winning double at Te Rapa last Saturday and he was at it again at Ruakaka just seven days later where he produced tough two-year-old filly Pacific Dragon and veteran River Run for a similar result.

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Saturday, July 16 2022
Nelson and McDougal claim Wellington Hurdles with Nedwin

Rising hurdling star Nedwin remained unbeaten over the hurdles this winter when he took out the Hydra Cell Wellington Hurdles (3400m) at Trentham.

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Saturday, July 16 2022
Turn The Ace relishes distance rise

Promising three-year-old Turn the Ace showed he won’t be fazed by the longer distances as he matures into his imposing frame after winning nicely over 1600m at Ruakaka on Saturday.

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Friday, July 15 2022
Weight the only concern with Nedwin

Trainer Paul Nelson is pleased with his in-form jumper Nedwin heading into the Hydra Cell Wellington Hurdles (3400m) at Trentham on Saturday, he just has one concern – weight.

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Friday, July 15 2022
Australian targets beckon La Crique

Group One performer La Crique is being set for a trip across the Tasman this spring where she will be aimed at some rich Melbourne targets.

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Friday, July 15 2022
Forsman leans toward Oneroa as his best

A drop back in class combined with improved underfoot conditions at Ruakaka has pushed Oneroa to the front of the queue, as far as trainer Andrew Forsman’s best chance of victory at the meeting on Saturday.

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Thursday, July 14 2022
Bambry trio go head-to-head at Trentham

Chrissy Bambry has put all her eggs in one basket at Trentham on Saturday, although it’s not by design with few other opportunities to split her runners.

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Thursday, July 14 2022
Harris hoping Luck goes his way at Riccarton

Paul Harris has described himself as “a kid in a candy store” as he prepares 11 runners for Friday’s polytrack meeting at Riccarton, among them Green Luck in his final lead-up to next month’s Gr.3 Winning Edge Presentations Winter Cup (1600m).

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Thursday, July 14 2022
Kamaruddin brings up 100 wins

Te Akau apprentice jockey Joe Kamaruddin recorded his 100th career win on Wednesday when victorious aboard the Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott-trained Remington Lad in the Mike Alton Mobile Engineering 1300 at Cambridge.

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Wednesday, July 13 2022
Gray still going strong at 85

He may have just turned 85, but leading Central Districts horseman Kevin Gray isn’t going away from the thoroughbred industry any time soon.

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Wednesday, July 13 2022
Local stable out in force at Ruakaka

Kenny Rae and Krystal Williams-Tuhoro will be looking to make the most of their home track advantage with half a-dozen live chances to present at Ruakaka’s feature meeting on Saturday.

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Wednesday, July 13 2022
Dee scores home victory

Melbourne jockey Mick Dee made a winning return to his homeland on Wednesday when he rode Calvaria (NZ) (Tavistock) to victory in the Cambridge Equine Hospital 1550 at Cambridge for his parents Richard and Jo Dee.

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Wednesday, July 13 2022
Harris makes winning return

Troy Harris made a winning return at Cambridge on Wednesday when guiding the Clinton Isdale-trained Is That So (NZ) (Sufficient) to a 1-1/4 length victory in the Kingsclere Stables 970.

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Tuesday, July 12 2022
Triple threat for local trainers

Local trainers Shaune Ritchie and Colm Murray will have multiple runners at Cambridge on Wednesday with Loftys Gift (NZ) (Ghibellines), Samina Bibi (NZ) (Reliable Man) and La Rapide (NZ) (Shamexpress) to all contest the Waipa Earthworks Handicap (1550m).

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Tuesday, July 12 2022
Woodville abandoned

The Woodville meeting scheduled for Thursday has been abandoned.

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Tuesday, July 12 2022
Muniandy set sights on Oamaru return

Shankar Muniandy is hoping his ankle mends in time for Sunday week’s Oamaru Cup day.

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Monday, July 11 2022
Jumping future looms for Indeem

A jumping career is beckoning Indeem (NZ) (Nadeem) after his tough victory in the JF Grylls Memorial Classic (1500m) at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Monday, July 11 2022
Australia beckons smart Karman Line

Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott are keen to give their promising filly Karman Line (NZ) (Myboycharlie) the opportunity to impress in Australia later this year.

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Monday, July 11 2022
Hastings double for Hercock

Comeback jockey Kate Hercock says she’s found the secret to success in the saddle for her: don’t think about it too much.

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Sunday, July 10 2022
Marsh brings up Century at Te Rapa

Victory by promising three-year-old filly Windspeed (NZ) (Tavistock) brought up a special milestone for trainer Stephen Marsh on Saturday as he claimed 100 wins in a season for the first time in his career.

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Sunday, July 10 2022
Pinn working hard as he sits out lengthy suspension

Talented apprentice Wiremu Pinn is keeping as busy as possible as he sits out a five-month suspension after being charged for improper use of the whip at Otaki on May 6.

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Sunday, July 10 2022
Rogerson hoping special visit a portent for a successful spring

Trainer Graeme Rogerson hopes a special visit by officials from the Moonee Valley Racing Club to his Tuhikaramea property in Hamilton on Sunday afternoon is a good omen for the spring prospects of exciting galloper Sharp ‘N’ Smart (NZ) (Redwood).

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Saturday, July 09 2022
Firoden wins Winter Cup trial

Southland raider Firoden made the best possible start to his winter campaign when taking out the Winning Edge Presentations Winter Cup Trial (1400m) at Ashburton on Thursday.

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Saturday, July 09 2022
Late decision pays off for Howard

The decision to give giant juvenile gelding Manhattan Jazz (NZ) (Niagara) one more run in his current preparation has paid a healthy dividend for local trainer Dean Howard at Hastings on Saturday.

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Saturday, July 09 2022
Pike doubles up at Te Rapa

Trainer Tony Pike doesn’t have a large number of horses operating from his Cambridge base during the winter but he still managed to put together a winning double at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Saturday, July 09 2022
Butler back to his best after enforced break

A twelve-month break necessitated by an operation to remove some bone chips from a knee hasn’t held back promising winter galloper Butler (NZ) (Showcasing), who resumed with a comfortable victory over 1200m at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Friday, July 08 2022
Nelson looking to make some noise at Hawera

Hastings trainers Paul Nelson and Corrina McDougal will take a team of two across the Island to line-up at Hawera on Sunday.

 

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Friday, July 08 2022
Sharrock puts Butler to work at Te Rapa

New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock has engaged Butler at Te Rapa this weekend as he looks for a silver-service addition to his Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) line-up for next season.

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Thursday, July 07 2022
Hastings targets for Helena Baby

John Bell enjoyed a golden run with Helena Baby (NZ) (Guillotine) a few years ago before his exit to Hong Kong and has been pleased to welcome him back to his barn this year.

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Thursday, July 07 2022
Forsman unveils promising filly at Hastings

With two promising trials under her belt and potential black-type targets on her radar, two-year-old filly Sacred Dream (NZ) (Sacred Falls) is set to kick off her racing career in Saturday’s Bonny Glen Landfill 2YO (1100m) at Hastings.

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Thursday, July 07 2022
Myers enjoying motherhood

Two years ago Rosie Myers was in a battle for her life after an accident at the Foxton trials and now the former jockey is enjoying life as a mum.

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Wednesday, July 06 2022
Important Cambridge assignment for Noble Win

When Jenna Mahoney says that her once-raced maiden Noble Win (Deep Field) is a high-quality galloper, it pays to listen.

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Wednesday, July 06 2022
Walker enters new training partnership

It will be the dawn of a new era for Danny Walker on Saturday as he lines up his first runners under his new training partnership with long-time employee Arron Tata.

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Wednesday, July 06 2022
Innes trio primed for Hastings

Opaki trainer Gerald Innes heads to Hastings on Saturday where he will line-up a trio of runners.

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Wednesday, July 06 2022
Ashburton age-group feature a treat for Chokito

Talented South Canterbury mare Chokito (NZ) (Vespa) could reignite Gr.3 Winning Edge Presentations Winter Cup (1600m) aspirations with a winning turn at Ashburton on Thursday.

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Monday, July 04 2022
Breeding success brings further thrills for Ellis

Although leading New Zealand racehorse syndicator David Ellis has plenty to celebrate through the success of his Te Akau Racing operation during the 2021/2022 season, one of the lesser known strings to his bow are the numerous achievements he and wife Karyn have secured on the thoroughbred breeding front over the past twelve months.

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Monday, July 04 2022
Marsh on the brink of special milestone

Trainer Stephen Marsh continued his march towards a 100-win season for the first time when he secured a winning double at Ruakaka on Saturday.

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Monday, July 04 2022
Newman brings up century of wins with Ruakaka double

A frustrating wait for jockey Tegan Newman ended at Ruakaka on Saturday when she claimed the final two races on the card to bring up her 100th career victory.

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Monday, July 04 2022
Innes enjoying retirement

While winter is usually a quieter time for Leith Innes, the former hoop said he is enjoying it a lot more in retirement this year.

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Monday, July 04 2022
200 wins for Barnes

Getting to 200 career victories wasn’t a big thing for Courtney Barnes at the beginning of the season, but it’s definitely been on her mind in the past few weeks.

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Monday, July 04 2022
Prima Donna all horsepower at Wingatui

Prima Donna (NZ) (Super Easy) was a popular maiden winner at Wingatui for Andrew Carston, who trains the mare for his mechanic Tim Ford.

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Saturday, July 02 2022
Fabulous four for Nelson and McDougal

The local training partnership of Paul Nelson and Corrina McDougal dominated proceedings at Hastings on Saturday, winning all four jumping races on the card including the two feature events.

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Saturday, July 02 2022
Rae pays tribute to long-term owner with Waipu Cup win

Local father and daughter training partnership Ken Rae and Krystal Williams-Tuhoro picked up a special winning double at Ruakaka on Saturday.

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Saturday, July 02 2022
Sharrock grabs winning treble at Hastings

New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock made the most of a five-and-a-half-hour road trip to Hastings on Saturday when he secured a one hundred percent winning strike rate with his three runners on the day.

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Friday, July 01 2022
Sponsors out to make strong start on home soil

With a speedy two-year-old filly shooting for back-to-back wins, the sponsors of the first race at Ruakaka on Saturday have a prime opportunity to win their money back.

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Friday, July 01 2022
Sunshine Coast and Wingatui assignments for Tyler team

Southland trainers Kelvin and Aimee Tyler will have five runners at Wingatui on Sunday but the more pressing focus is on two feature races on the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.

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Friday, July 01 2022
Chung heading south

First-year Apprentice jockey Jim Chung is heading south to add to the somewhat diminished South Island riding ranks over the next month, with a number of senior riders either on holiday or side-lined by injury.

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Friday, July 01 2022
Entries Open for NZB Ready to Run Sale

Entries for New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2022 Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds are now open, with the Sale set to be held at the Karaka Sales Centre on 16 and 17 November. This year’s Breeze Ups will take place on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 October at Te Rapa.

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