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Friday, March 31 2017

An awkward gate may be the only barrier to success for the promising Gorbachev at Awapuni on Saturday.

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Friday, March 31 2017

Ben Foote has hopes of adding further black type to Illuminati's record before the curtain falls on the talented mare's racing career.

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Friday, March 31 2017

Matamata trainers Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards will have a runner in the $A2 million Gr.1 Sydney Cup at Randwick on Saturday week.

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Friday, March 31 2017

Cut Me Loose has all the credentials to succeed at the highest level, according to trainer Shaune Ritchie.

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Thursday, March 30 2017

Murray Baker won't compare his other Australian Derby winners to current hope Jon Snow, but a consistent thread is emerging as New Zealand mounts a two-pronged assault on a focal point of The Championships' opening day program.

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Thursday, March 30 2017

As Murray Baker aims to take home a fourth Australian Derby on Saturday, son Bjorn will be vying for his first slice of the mile and a half classic.

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Thursday, March 30 2017

Saturday's racing at Ellerslie should show Cambridge trainer Shelley Hale whether or not she has two Gr.2 Manco Easter Stakes contenders on her hands.

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Thursday, March 30 2017

Hasahalo will sign off for the season in the Gr.1 Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes on Saturday.

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Thursday, March 30 2017

Promising filly Aloisia has been sold to Terry Henderson's OTI racing operation and she will do her future racing out of Ciaron Maher's Caulfield stable.

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Thursday, March 30 2017

Just Ishi continued the perfect start he has made to his current campaign when he beat his stablemate Nom du Beel at Wanganui on Thursday.

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Thursday, March 30 2017

Benzini is already a family favourite.

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Thursday, March 30 2017

Graeme Rogerson's hopes of a start at The Championships for Ferrando are fading.

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Thursday, March 30 2017

Unexpected rain that fell in Palmerston North on Wednesday night has thrown a spanner into the works for Lisa Latta ahead of premier day racing on her home track of Awapuni on Saturday.

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Wednesday, March 29 2017

Heavy rain forced the abandonment of the Matamata meeting on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, March 29 2017

Co-trainer Jamie Richards can't find any fault with Gingernuts ahead of a third Group One challenge at Randwick on Saturday.

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Wednesday, March 29 2017

The Wexford Stables team know there is a precedent for their tilt at a trans-Tasman two-year-old double this weekend.

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Wednesday, March 29 2017

Last-start stakes winner Rock On has settled in well at John Sargent's stable ahead of his Australian debut in Saturday's Gr.2 Chairman's Handicap at Randwick.

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Wednesday, March 29 2017

Fears that Group One winner Tavago had suffered a serious ligament or tendon injury have eased.

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Wednesday, March 29 2017

Te Akau Racing's quartet of Group One hopefuls have all pleased ahead of Saturday's Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes.

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Wednesday, March 29 2017

Improving youngster Hard Merchandize ticks a number of boxes on his trainer's check list ahead of a stiff home track test on Saturday.

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Wednesday, March 29 2017

A tilt at the $A2 million Gr.1 Sydney Cup has been ruled out for Pacorus, but he remains in contention for an overseas trip later in the year.

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Wednesday, March 29 2017

Ugo Foscolo's fledgling Australian career has been put on hold.

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Tuesday, March 28 2017

Nicoletta has been put aside after a completing a rewarding summer and autumn campaign.

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Tuesday, March 28 2017

Summer Passage will jump from a wide gate at Randwick on Saturday in his quest for consecutive Group One victories.

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Monday, March 27 2017

Stephen Marsh believes Chocante is capable of adding a feature mile to his burgeoning record.

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Monday, March 27 2017

Smart three-year-old Tavidream is in the running for an early trip to Australia.

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Monday, March 27 2017

Last-start winner Sopraffina is likely to head to the central districts in an attempt to add black type to her record.

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Monday, March 27 2017

The emphatic nature of Iffraaj colt Jon Snow's win in Saturday's Gr.2 Tulloch Stakes has left Karaka breeder Richard Moore eagerly anticipating a spring arrival.

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Monday, March 27 2017

Her ownership ranks might include All Blacks legend Stephen Donald, but the naming of social racing's latest filly will not be left to Beaver.

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Monday, March 27 2017

A stunning performance by progressive three-year-old Son Of Zac provided one the major highlights at Riccarton on the weekend.

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Monday, March 27 2017

The powerful Lisa Latta and Lincoln Farms partnership looks to have unearthed another promising juvenile talent when All Too Hard colt Lincoln Hills made a winning debut at Tauherenikau today.

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Monday, March 27 2017

Former Hong Kong galloper Flying Ibis proved leading South Island rider Chris Johnson was spot on in a recent assessment of his future prospects with an effortless victory at Riccarton on Saturday.

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Monday, March 27 2017

They say good things come in small packages and that adage definitely applies to Saturday's impressive Tauranga winner Ruby Bloom.

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Monday, March 27 2017

Royally bred four-year-old Cote D'or showed she will be a contender for higher honours next season when she dominated her opposition in the Bayleys Real Estate 2100 at Tauranga.

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Sunday, March 26 2017

Another New Zealand raider has set his sights on the $2.1 million Australian Derby, with Jon Snow powering into contention for a focal point of The Championships by blitzing the Tulloch Stakes at Rosehill.

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Sunday, March 26 2017

All Roads banked a healthy cheque for his connections at Tauranga with part of those winnings to almost certainly be used to cover an overseas trip later this year.

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Sunday, March 26 2017

Leading southern mare Coulee continued her hot run of form and that of Brian and Shane Anderton when she successfully defended her Gr.3 South Island Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes title at Riccarton.

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Sunday, March 26 2017

The free-going Woodsman will face the sternest test of his career when he returns to the central districts next weekend and the scene of a summer triumph.

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Sunday, March 26 2017

Murray Baker would have been in a forgiving mood had Let Me Roar lost her unbeaten record at Tauranga.

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Sunday, March 26 2017

Speed merchant Prom Queen is on target to collect the second black type victory of her fledgling career.

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Friday, March 24 2017

A pair of debutants cleared out from their more experienced race day rivals to finish 1-2 in the NZB Insurance Pearl Series 2YO (1200m) at Avondale on Friday.
 

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Friday, March 24 2017

Donna Logan has no doubt that her impressive debut winner Qiji Phoenix can make his mark in stakes company.

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Friday, March 24 2017

David and Emma Haworth fancy the chances of Balham at Tauherenikau on Sunday.

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Friday, March 24 2017

Former champion jumps jockey Mathew Gillies will be a notable absentee from this winter's action.

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Friday, March 24 2017

The timing of Saturday's Gr.3 Valachi Downs South Island Breeders' Stakes might not be perfect for Fairlight, but her trainer Les Didham is willing to roll the dice.

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Friday, March 24 2017

There's little doubt for Matamata trainer Graham Richardson that Tiptronic will be a far superior racehorse as a four-year-old when he strengthens and matures and irons out the chinks in his armour.

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Thursday, March 23 2017

Rising Red is out of Saturday's Gr.2 Tulloch Stakes at Rosehill and is likely to be spelled.

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Thursday, March 23 2017

Racing Minister Nathan Guy has announced plans to amend the Racing Act 2003 and enable the introduction of charges for offshore betting operators.

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Thursday, March 23 2017

Stephen Marsh has cut short Sofia Rosa's Sydney campaign.

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Thursday, March 23 2017

Star three-year-old filly Volpe Veloce won't be seen out again this season, trainer Graham Richardson has confirmed.

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Thursday, March 23 2017

Waikato-based jockey Hamish McNeill has opened his account.

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Thursday, March 23 2017

A Sydney Cup berth is starting to look a longshot for Cambridge stayer Pacorus but his odds of making the trans-Tasman trip could shorten with an emphatic win in Saturday's Drymix Cement Bay of Plenty Cup (2100m) at Tauranga.

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Thursday, March 23 2017

Ohceedee is showing the benefits of a patient approach and his connections are hoping their waiting tactics will be rewarded at Avondale on Friday.

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Thursday, March 23 2017

Tony Pike might owe a rival trainer a round or two if Rangipo lands the feature event at Tauranga on Saturday.

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Wednesday, March 22 2017

A decision has yet to be made as to whether Savvy Dreams will race again this season.

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Wednesday, March 22 2017

Sacred Elixir's chances of a crack at Saturday week's $A2 million Gr.1 Australian Derby at Randwick will be decided this weekend.

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Wednesday, March 22 2017

Pentathlon is almost certain to make two appearances during The Championships in Sydney.

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Wednesday, March 22 2017

Group One-winning sprinter Adventador is enjoying life in retirement.

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Wednesday, March 22 2017

La Bella Diosa will be out to resurrect her Sydney campaign on Saturday.

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Wednesday, March 22 2017

Let Me Roar will have to overcome a minor set-back in her lead-up preparation if she is to successfully defend her unbeaten record this weekend.

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Tuesday, March 21 2017

Cambridge three-year-old Jon Snow will make his Australian debut in Saturday's Gr.2 Tulloch Stakes, a Rosehill feature that co-trainer Murray Baker has fond memories of.

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Tuesday, March 21 2017

Zabeel's son Von Tunzelman may make one more appearance before his season is done.

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Tuesday, March 21 2017

James McDonald hasn't given up the fight against the severity of his disqualification on a betting charge.

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Tuesday, March 21 2017

A case of like mother, like daughter may play out in the coming weeks with Aloisia in contention for a Group One start.

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Tuesday, March 21 2017

Connections of New Zealand-bred horses deep on stamina will have a lucrative Australian target to aim at next year.

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Monday, March 20 2017

Roger James is banking on a gear addition to give Monrecour an edge when she attempts to add another winning strike to her record at Wednesday's Counties meeting.

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Monday, March 20 2017

A break has been put on hold for the Group performer Storytime.

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Monday, March 20 2017

Group One-winning Zabeel mare Lizzie L'Amour has been turned out.

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Monday, March 20 2017

A tactically-superb ride that led to Hiflyer's six-length win at Te Rapa on Saturday has given former champion apprentice Rory Hutchings a timely boost as he returns to riding in Sydney.

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Monday, March 20 2017

Bill Thurlow has followed the Gingernuts story as closely as anyone and he's not alone in his surprise at the three-year-old's rise to Australasian Group One glory.

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Monday, March 20 2017

Hong Kong is among the options the connections of the multiple Group One winner Start Wondering are mulling over.

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Monday, March 20 2017

Bonneval and Devise are likely to continue their rivalry on Australian soil.

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Sunday, March 19 2017

A rails hugging ride from Masa Tanaka paved the way for a popular victory at Trentham on Saturday when the Awapuni trained Shadows Cast prevailed over 1400 metres in the second race on the day.

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Sunday, March 19 2017

Exciting sprint prospect Pinzalot showed he could be a force to be reckoned with at a higher level next season when he demolished a handy field over 1400 metres at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Sunday, March 19 2017

The victory was a just reward after Irish Moon had been desperately unlucky in the Gr.3 Darley Plate at Ellerslie on New Zealand Derby Day.

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Sunday, March 19 2017

Trainer Peter Lock believes his exciting galloper Hiflyer is still six months from his best despite his charge producing another stunning winning performance on the weekend.

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Saturday, March 18 2017

Gingernuts has made an immediate impression in Australia by becoming the fourth New Zealand-trained horse in seven years to win the Gr.1 Rosehill Guineas.

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Saturday, March 18 2017

Trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman and jockey Matthew Cameron are a Group One trio not to be trifled with.

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Saturday, March 18 2017

The Trentham heroics of Saracino have almost certainly booked the gallant colt another trip to Australia.

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Saturday, March 18 2017

Miss Wilson has the hardest of acts to follow, but the well-related mare is making good strides with the first black type victory of her career now on her record.

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Saturday, March 18 2017

Reliable Man was a multiple Group One winner during his illustrious racing career and he could be in line for early top-flight stallion honours following a stylish victory from a first crop daughter at Trentham.

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Saturday, March 18 2017

Sir Patrick Hogan has expressed his elation in seeing champion sire Zabeel claim a New Zealand record for his own this week.

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Saturday, March 18 2017

The smile was back on Gary Vile's face at Trentham where his emerging staying star Rock On was successful in the Listed New Zealand St Leger.

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Friday, March 17 2017

Rogan Norvall's tenacity was rewarded on Friday when he celebrated a well-deserved return to the winner's stall.

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Friday, March 17 2017

Rosie Myers will be out of action for some time after suffering a suspected broken leg at the Wanganui jump-outs on Friday morning.

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Friday, March 17 2017

Moira and Kieran Murdoch are likely to chase further black type for I Am Gracie in the wake of her latest success.

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Friday, March 17 2017

Genuine stayer Jacksstar paid a high price for his Gr.1 Auckland Cup placing.

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Friday, March 17 2017

Cambridge trainer Mark Forbes will be staying closer to home this weekend.

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Thursday, March 16 2017

Second chances don't come along very often and Tony Pike turned his into a Group One victory with Chenille at Ellerslie on Thursday.

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Thursday, March 16 2017

Promising mare Lizzie L'Amour upset the applecart when she out-stayed her rivals to snare the Gr. 1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes at Ellerslie.

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Thursday, March 16 2017

Blake Shinn says the sky's the limit for Summer Passage, who provided the leading Sydney jockey with a memorable victory at Ellerslie.

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Thursday, March 16 2017

Thee Auld Floozie's outstanding five-year-old season got even better at Ellerslie on Thursday with further feature race success.

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Wednesday, March 15 2017

Ahead of one of the most important weeks of the year, Shaune Ritchie is heading to the beach.

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Wednesday, March 15 2017

Richard Collett has two chances to ace Saturday's Gr.2 Grant Plumbing Wellington Guineas (1400m) at Trentham.

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Wednesday, March 15 2017

Cambridge juvenile Joyfilly booked a trip to the central districts for a Group One feature with her victory at Matamata on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, March 15 2017

A leg injury has forced the withdrawal from Thursday's Gr.1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup of the defending champion El Soldado.

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Wednesday, March 15 2017

Trainer Shaune Ritchie has a strong-hand at Trentham on Saturday headed by Gr.1 Wellfield New Zealand Oaks contender Devise and his support-card runners also look to have strong winning prospects.

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Wednesday, March 15 2017

Stakes goals for next season have already been identified for the exciting Don Carlo.

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Wednesday, March 15 2017

Progressive four-year-old Von Tunzelman will be taking a step into the unknown at Ellerslie on Thursday.

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Wednesday, March 15 2017

Central districts horseman Gary Vile has genuine prospects of a black type double at opposite ends of the island in the coming days.

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Tuesday, March 14 2017

A bold showing at Trentham on Saturday will confirm a return visit to Australia for Saracino.

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Tuesday, March 14 2017

Australian plans for Pacorus will rest on the stayer's next appearance at Tauranga on Saturday week.

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Monday, March 13 2017

New Zealand Derby winner Gingernuts will run in the Rosehill Guineas in the lead-up to his attempt at another Classic victory.

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Monday, March 13 2017

Quality mare Sofia Rosa will only run at Ellerslie on Thursday by default.

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Sunday, March 12 2017

James McDonald is hoping to have an 18-month disqualification for a betting offence reduced on appeal.

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Sunday, March 12 2017

Mystery Show will hit the road later this week in her quest for a maiden black type victory.

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Sunday, March 12 2017

Allan Sharrock wasn't holding back in the wake of the decision to rule Jason Waddell out of Thursday's meeting at Ellerslie.

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Sunday, March 12 2017

Plans are already in place to give the well-performed filly Bella Gioia an opportunity to further her record offshore.

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Sunday, March 12 2017

Injury has counted the leading filly Eleonora out of a return trip to Australia.

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Saturday, March 11 2017

Apprentice Kate Cowan wore a smile that lit up the gloom at Hawera on Saturday when she landed her first career winner aboard the Aidan Schumacher trained Kolee.

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Saturday, March 11 2017

The achievement of a well executed plan is certainly cause to celebrate so there was little wonder that Aucklander John Carter

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Friday, March 10 2017

Divine intervention has kept Cambridge trainer Tony Pike's Gr.1 Auckland Cup dream alive.

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Friday, March 10 2017

Saturday's Ellerslie meeting has been called off.

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Friday, March 10 2017

Mandy Brown has no complaints as her first training experience in Sydney continues to go to plan with New Zealand filly La Bella Diosa.

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Friday, March 10 2017

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike reports talented two-year-old Aim Smart has undergone an operation since finishing towards the rear of the field in the Listed Reid & Harrison (1980) Ltd Slipper at Matamata.

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Friday, March 10 2017

Southern filly Zigwig confirmed her spot in the Gr.1 Wellfield New Zealand Oaks on Saturday week with a strong win over ground at Ashburton.

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Friday, March 10 2017

Gingernuts will be given the opportunity to double his classic tally with Australian plans now locked in.

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Thursday, March 09 2017

Allan Sharrock's main focus on Saturday will understandably be on Kawi at Ellerslie, but he will also have much more than a passing interest in events closer to home.

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Thursday, March 09 2017

An extraordinary chapter in South Island racing has closed with the retirement of El Chico.

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Thursday, March 09 2017

The Group One hopes of Lance O'Sullivan and Andrew Scott on Saturday have been boosted by the availability of an internationally successful jockey.

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Wednesday, March 08 2017

Jonathan Riddell will partner Devise in the Gr.1 Wellfield New Zealand Oaks at Trentham on Saturday week.

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Wednesday, March 08 2017

Group One winner Sacred Elixir will not contest the Gr.1 Rosehill Guineas on Saturday week and will head towards the Gr.1 Australian Derby on April 1 without another run.

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Wednesday, March 08 2017

This week's inclement weather hasn't dampened Stephen Marsh's confidence ahead of Saturday's feature races at Ellerslie.

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Wednesday, March 08 2017

John Wheeler won't be at Ellerslie when his talented pair of Pentathlon and Irish Flame shoot for a Group One double on Saturday - but he has a fair excuse.

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Tuesday, March 07 2017

The well-bred youngster Ardrossan continues to make all the right moves for Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh.

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Tuesday, March 07 2017

Last season’s Gr. 1 New Zealand Derby winner Rangipo is scheduled to make two more appearances in his current campaign.

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Tuesday, March 07 2017

Mister Impatience is in prime order to turn his stable's Group One fortunes around at the Ellerslie carnival.

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Monday, March 06 2017

New Zealand filly La Bella Diosa makes her Australian Group One debut earlier than anticipated with her Surround Stakes win convincing trainers Matt and Mandy Brown to tackle the 2017 Coolmore Classic

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Monday, March 06 2017

Sydney is the favoured next destination for the Gr.1 New Zealand Derby winner Gingernuts.

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Monday, March 06 2017

Lincoln Blue’s connections are mulling over a change of environment.

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Monday, March 06 2017

Top-line sprinter Natuzzi will step up in distance at his next appearance in the Gr.2 Manco Easter Stakes.

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Monday, March 06 2017

Cambridge three-year-old Sacred Elixir remains in contention for a return to Australia and a third Derby start.

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Monday, March 06 2017

Five To Midnight has a chance to become a Group One winner ahead of time at Ellerslie on Saturday.

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Monday, March 06 2017

Champion Victorian trainer Darren Weir will break new ground this weekend.

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Monday, March 06 2017

Beaten Gr.1 New Zealand Derby favourite Savile Row has major goals ahead of him in the spring.

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Monday, March 06 2017

As one Group door closes, another is open for David Greene's Waikato stable.

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Monday, March 06 2017

The well-related Miss Wilson will be presented with an opportunity next time out to boost her future value.

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Monday, March 06 2017

Stakes winner Wyndspelle has gone to the spelling paddock.

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Sunday, March 05 2017

Quality galloper Turn Me Loose has been retired after suffering an injury during an unplaced performance in the Gr. 1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield last month.

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Sunday, March 05 2017

Classy Cambridge mare Chenille assured herself of the favourite's tag for the Gr. 1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) when she took out the traditional lead-up event, the Buffalo & Co Nathans Memorial (2200m) at Ellerslie on Saturday.

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Sunday, March 05 2017

A classic line from commentator George Simon encapsulated the finish to the $1m Gr. 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby at Ellerslie as he exclaimed "Gingernuts dunks them in the Derby".

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Sunday, March 05 2017

The red-hot Te Akau Racing team added another major trophy to their already bulging summer cabinet when progressive sprinter Splurge scored a telling victory in the Gr. 3 Darley Plate (1200m) at Ellerslie.

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Sunday, March 05 2017

Talented three-year-old sprinter Ferrando looks to have booked a trip to Sydney care of an all the way win in the Gr.3 Mongolian Khan Trophy (1200m) at Ellerslie.

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Sunday, March 05 2017

The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman training juggernaut landed the first "black type" feature on the Ellerslie programme today when rugged filly Eleonora emphasised her quality with a fighting performance to take out the McKee Family sponsored Gr. 3 Sunline Vase (2100m).

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Sunday, March 05 2017

Promising three-year-old Tavidream may have secured an overseas assignment with a stylish victory at Ellerslie.

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Thursday, March 02 2017

Zac Purton has been approached to ride Summer Passage in the Gr.1 Sistema Stakes at Ellerslie next Saturday when the Listed winner will be on trial for a possible Sydney trip.

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Thursday, March 02 2017

Cambridge three-year-old Cut Me Loose sealed a tilt at black-type with an all-the-way win at Hastings yesterday.

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Thursday, March 02 2017

Trainers John and Karen Parsons both have contrasting feelings going into the Listed NZB Insurance Stakes at Wingatui on Saturday.

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Thursday, March 02 2017

The in-form Von Tunzelman is likely to be a starter in the Gr.1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes next weekend.

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Thursday, March 02 2017

The New Zealand-bred Tarzino will be the first and one of the very best sons of the Group One producer Tavistock to retire to stud when he returns to his homeland to begin the second phase of his career.

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Thursday, March 02 2017

The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Bonneval is the horse to beat heading towards the Gr.1 Wellfield New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham on March 18.

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Wednesday, March 01 2017

Peter and Dawn Williams will get a line on their Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks prospects when they saddle talented fillies Veearma and Madam Woo in Saturday's Gr.3 McKee Family Sunline Vase (2100m) at Ellerslie.

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Wednesday, March 01 2017

Mike Moroney has served his dues this season, with five Group One placings. Now he wants a Group One win.

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Wednesday, March 01 2017

Graham Richardson is set to go into a training partnership again.

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Wednesday, March 01 2017

Tauranga owner Scott Richardson has dreams of winning a Melbourne Cup, but will very happily settle for a New Zealand Derby.

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Wednesday, March 01 2017

A suspension incurred at Te Rapa yesterday has ruled Opie Bosson out of the Auckland Cup meeting on Saturday week

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Wednesday, March 01 2017

It may sound strange, but Vinnie Colgan can thank a fully booked Singapore-bound flight for his opportunity to extend his wonderful New Zealand Derby record on Saturday.

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Wednesday, March 01 2017

In 2014, Taranaki businessman Chris Thompson, decided to invest in a couple of broodmares to boost his thoroughbred interests.

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