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Thursday, May 31 2018

Cambridge trainer Andrew Forsman is leaning towards Savabeel filly Peaceful as the stable's top seed for Sunday's Listed Ssangyong Auckland Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Te Rapa.

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Wednesday, May 30 2018

A drying Wanganui track and the prospect of a holding surface is Cambridge trainer Andrew Forsman's main reservation with talented mare Tomelilla as she prepares for a shot at successive stakes wins on Saturday.

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Wednesday, May 30 2018

Michael Daly is certain Ballybay will give a good sight at the Phar Lap Raceway on Friday, but he’s unsure for how long.

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Wednesday, May 30 2018

Talented Cambridge jockey Jason Waddell won’t be riding again until the new season.

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Wednesday, May 30 2018

Claire Simpson hasn’t taken long to open her training account.

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Wednesday, May 30 2018

Wet track specialist No Need will kick off a new campaign at the Auckland meeting at Te Rapa on Sunday.

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Wednesday, May 30 2018

Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott are following a path with Giovanni Canaletto that has previously earned the stable Group One honours.
 

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Wednesday, May 30 2018

Former top galloper Diademe has again made an impact in the sale ring.

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Tuesday, May 29 2018

Nigel Tiley is hoping the Sunshine Coast doesn’t live up to its name this weekend.

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Tuesday, May 29 2018

A likely soft track rating is expected to help former New Zealand mare Aide Memoire return to her best in the Gr.2 Moreton Cup (1200m) at the Sunshine Coast.

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Tuesday, May 29 2018

Hard Merchandize will head north to Te Rapa early in the new season in a bid to double his Group Two winning tally.

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Tuesday, May 29 2018

Heroic Valour has been signed by Queensland’s Raheen Stud for 2018.

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Tuesday, May 29 2018

Samantha Collett will be following in family footsteps after accepting an invite to represent New Zealand in the Japan Racing Association’s World Allstars Jockeys’ Series in August.

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Tuesday, May 29 2018

Group performer Thunder Down Under is preparing for the second stage of his career.

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Monday, May 28 2018

Shaune Ritchie has good reason to think his promising staying mare Princess El Jay can make further progress this winter.

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Monday, May 28 2018

Canterbury vet Peter Scholes is expanding his thoroughbred involvement.

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Monday, May 28 2018

Doiknowyou’s next two starts will determine the Group performer’s winter path.

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Sunday, May 27 2018

The powerful Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman training partnership produced another filly to watch over the next few weeks when stable debutant Rippin scored a courageous win at Hawera.

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Sunday, May 27 2018

Gallant mare Trisha Lea struck conditions to her liking at Trentham yesterday and she duly ran up to the stable’s expectations.

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Sunday, May 27 2018

Despite not managing to pick up a placing at Doomben on Saturday Matamata trainer Graham Richardson was delighted with the respective efforts of stablemates Wildflower and Volpe Veloce, who made their first appearance at the Queensland Winter carnival.

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Sunday, May 27 2018

A solid hit-out at the Rangiora trials last Tuesday indicated well performed South Island galloper Maybe Miami is on track to make his raceday return next month.

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Saturday, May 26 2018

An after-thought was handsomely rewarded at Trentham on Saturday.

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Saturday, May 26 2018

Rosewood’s latest success has earned her a return to black type company.

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Saturday, May 26 2018

A quick back-up has brought out the best in the Group performer Platinum Command.

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Thursday, May 24 2018

Group performer New York Minute will make a fresh start from her new quarters at Pukekohe Park on Saturday.

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Thursday, May 24 2018

A trip north beckons Hard To Be Humble following her Wellington assignment on Saturday.

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Thursday, May 24 2018

Connections of the Group One performer Hiflyer are looking at their offshore options.

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Thursday, May 24 2018

Testing conditions at Pukekohe Park on Saturday shouldn’t hold any fears for Sleeping Beauty.

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Thursday, May 24 2018

Peter McKenzie isn’t planning too far ahead with his wet-track performer Our Bandit.

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Thursday, May 24 2018

Smart colt Qiji Express turned his fortunes around at Hawke’s Bay with a commanding front-running performance to open his account.

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Thursday, May 24 2018

A sterner test at Hastings awaits No Change following his latest home track success.

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Thursday, May 24 2018

Stephen Marsh isn’t quite sure what to expect of his two-year-olds who are chasing black type honours at Pukekohe Park on Saturday.

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Thursday, May 24 2018

Jo-Ann Gordon has a stakes target in mind for the versatile and in-form Shakti.

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Thursday, May 24 2018

Volpe Veloce’s quest for a Group One victory in Queensland to go with her domestic success at the top level is all going to plan.

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Thursday, May 24 2018

Exciting young sire Zacinto will now be on the doorstep of Waikato breeders with Kevin and Jo Hickman’s Valachi Downs set to stand the son of Dansili in the 2018 season.

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Wednesday, May 23 2018

Ole Ole and Peaceful will give champion trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman a strong hand in Saturday’s Listed Auckland Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Pukekohe Park, although track conditions are more of a concern for one of their representatives.

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Wednesday, May 23 2018

Connections of stablemates Stand Firm and Paisley Park are prepared to play the waiting game with the duo.

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Wednesday, May 23 2018

Dual Group winning-stayer Chocante has gone for a lengthy injury-forced break.

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Wednesday, May 23 2018

Time Lord will have a change of rider in Saturday’s Gr.3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) at Doomben with expatriate New Zealand jockey Damian Browne belatedly taking the reins.

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Wednesday, May 23 2018

Reigning New Zealand Horse of the Year Bonneval’s return to her Cambridge base is imminent.

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Tuesday, May 22 2018

Smart winter performer Wooden Edge will be back in action on Saturday.

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Tuesday, May 22 2018

Blanco Bay and Masters Choice will get few better opportunities than those presented to them at Avondale on Wednesday.

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Tuesday, May 22 2018

Black type performer Wee Gilly has changed stables and will continue her career in Victoria.

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Tuesday, May 22 2018

A visit from a renowned Australian chiropractor has the well-performed stayer Pacorus back in business.

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Tuesday, May 22 2018

Well-related three-year-old Te Akau Shark will shortly be reporting for duty at Matamata.

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Monday, May 21 2018

New Zealand’s racing industry was responsible for generating more than $1.6 billion in value-added contribution to the New Zealand economy in the 2016/17 season, according to a Size and Scope report released by IER earlier this year.

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Monday, May 21 2018

Scandalo’s work is done for the season after making his mark in the top grade.

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Monday, May 21 2018

Kenny Rae’s Queensland fortunes have turned around after a rocky start to the carnival.

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Monday, May 21 2018

The curtain has come down on the racing career of Mime.

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Monday, May 21 2018

Lisa Latta is keen on a seven-day back-up for Manhattan Street, who returned to winning form on his home track on Saturday.

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Monday, May 21 2018

Terra Sancta has taken lower level opportunities in Queensland to force her way into classic contention.

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Sunday, May 20 2018

Promising galloper Detentore extended his unbeaten start to his career when he out-toughed his older rivals in the Water Force Handicap (1550m) at Awapuni on the weekend.

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Sunday, May 20 2018

Promising stayer Obsessive looks to have set himself up for a lucrative spring campaign when he closed out his current preparation with a classy victory at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Saturday, May 19 2018

The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman training juggernaut rolled on at Te Rapa on Saturday when promising filly Power O’Hata scored in the Distinction Hamilton Hotel 1200.

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Saturday, May 19 2018

A lengthy period of frustration with Southern Icon ended on Saturday for trainer Alan Tait when the talented sprinter returned to winning form.

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Saturday, May 19 2018

The Shackler claimed the first prestige event of the jumping season when second best at Te Rapa had looked more likely to be his reward.

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Saturday, May 19 2018

Local trainer Lisa Latta was to the fore once again on her home track at Awapuni on Saturday with a winning double that included the quinella in the first race of the day.

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Friday, May 18 2018

Trainer Emma-Lee Browne has had her first taste of the famous Warrnambool jumping carnival and she can’t wait to get back to the “Bool” for another crack at the lucrative spoils on offer.

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Friday, May 18 2018

Group-performed two-year-old Handsome Rebel has been sold and will do his future racing in Hong Kong.

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Friday, May 18 2018

New Zealand Group One winner La Diosa will make a fleeting return to racing from her new quarters at Flemington on Saturday.

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Friday, May 18 2018

Multiple stakes winner Gift Of Power will return to her Tuhikaramea quarters in the near future.

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Thursday, May 17 2018

Betting against Will Gordon posting another jumping double aboard the stablemates It’s A Wonder and Justa Charlie at Te Rapa might be a risky business.

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Thursday, May 17 2018

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing deputy chair Victoria Carter has addressed the 37th Asian Racing Conference in Seoul on how racing can respond to a rapidly changing world.

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Thursday, May 17 2018

Well-related Ruakaka maiden winner McCartney might find herself in stakes company if she’s not sold beforehand.

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Thursday, May 17 2018

Lisa Allpress pulled the right rein when she opted to partner Devine Love at Tauherenikau for Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard.

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Thursday, May 17 2018

The foundation on which Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman’s outstanding season has been built is team-work.

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Thursday, May 17 2018

Time Lord has boosted his Group One chances in the Queensland Derby (2400m) with a successful Australian debut

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Thursday, May 17 2018

A Group One-performed son of champion stallion Savabeel will take Norwegian Park to a new level when he begins his stud career there later this year.

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Wednesday, May 16 2018

Experienced and respected horseman Paul Richards is to join Te Akau Racing.

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Friday, May 04 2018

No More Tears and Ruud Not Too are on the market, although there is a possibility the latter could race in Australia before she goes under the hammer.

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Friday, May 04 2018

La Fille En Jeu will bid to join hallowed company when she contests Saturday's Listed Daphne Bannan Memorial Great Easter Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton.

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Thursday, May 03 2018

Top targets await Volpe Veloce during her Queensland campaign.

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Thursday, May 03 2018

A question of class will be put to stakes winner Global Thinking at Doomben on Saturday week.

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Thursday, May 03 2018

Stephen Marsh has two strong chances to continue his dominance of Saturday’s two-year-old black type feature at Te Rapa.

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Thursday, May 03 2018

Kenny Rae has admitted he was close to pulling the pin on Prom Queen’s Queensland campaign after her Te Rapa performance.

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Thursday, May 03 2018

Well-related filly Vickezzmoet made the perfect start to her career at Waipukurau on Thursday.

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Thursday, May 03 2018

Torcedor completed a unique treble overnight when he triumphed in the Gr.3 Sagaro Stakes (3000m) at Ascot.

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Thursday, May 03 2018

Promising Zacinto filly Secret Allure will attempt to go one-up on her Group One-performed ownership-mate Dijon Bleu when she tackles Saturday's Listed Berkley Stud Champagne Stakes (1200m) at Riccarton.

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Thursday, May 03 2018

Richard Collett believes his stakes performer Time Lord will be in his element in Brisbane.

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Thursday, May 03 2018

The changing of the guard at Cambridge Stud has been ushered in with the addition of an international Group One star to the 2018 stallion roster.

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Wednesday, May 02 2018

Following a year of success on the racetracks for Dalghar’s progeny in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong, Brighthill are proud to announce that his stud fee has been set for the forthcoming 2018 season at $10,000 + gst lfg.

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Wednesday, May 02 2018

The ongoing success of horses purchased from Rich Hill Stud’s Karaka May Sale weanling drafts was again highlighted, with graduate Courte Zarinditaking the 2018 New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year title.

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Wednesday, May 02 2018

New Zealand Bloodstock’s May Sale has gained momentum over recent years with more and more sale graduates, achieving success at the highest level.

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Wednesday, May 02 2018

One of the greats of the Australian turf has made a dashing impact in New Zealand.

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Wednesday, May 02 2018

Group performer Flamingo is likely to have one more black type outing before the end of her campaign.

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Wednesday, May 02 2018

Roger James is on the trail of further Group success in Adelaide.

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Wednesday, May 02 2018

Talented stayer Sacred Master will head Tony Pike’s travelling party to the Queensland winter carnival.

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Tuesday, May 01 2018

The end goal for Go Go Gonzo remains the same as last winter, but a significant change in approach is planned.

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Tuesday, May 01 2018

Illness will delay the return of the wet track stakes performer Hello M’Lady.

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Tuesday, May 01 2018

Willow Glen’s successful association with the Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry has gone to another level with the Waimate stud to stand Mongolian Falcon.

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Tuesday, May 01 2018

Belle Du Nord’s connections have decided against a start in Saturday’s Gr.1 Schweppes Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville with the filly to return home for a spell. 

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Tuesday, May 01 2018

Multiple Group-winning Savabeel mare Coldplay is bound for auction, although her racing career may not be over.

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Tuesday, May 01 2018

Brisbane campaigns for smart fillies Mark Two and Pierrocity have been ruled out.

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Tuesday, May 01 2018

Group winner Clarify will do his future racing in Australia.

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