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Saturday, June 30 2018

Gifted Foxton mare Red Sierra isn’t finding her lack of size any barrier to success.

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Saturday, June 30 2018

Any doubts about Justa Charlie’s stamina were dispelled by the nine-year-old at Hastings on Saturday.

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Saturday, June 30 2018

A family that has served Kenny Rae so well brought him further success on his home course on Saturday.

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Saturday, June 30 2018

El Disparo added serious momentum to his jumping career at Hawke’s Bay.

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Saturday, June 30 2018

Trainer Nigel Tiley produced a top performance when Megablast (NZ) (Shinko King) won the Listed Caloundra Cup (2400m) on Saturday.

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Saturday, June 30 2018

Gifted jumper Monarch Chimes could be on his way back to Australia.

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Friday, June 29 2018

Sir Patrick Hogan’s services to the export sector have been acknowledged.  

Posted by: AT 10:35 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, June 29 2018

Bridget Grylls has returned home with a clear career goal in mind.

Posted by: AT 10:33 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, June 29 2018

A decision is pending on the future of the multiple stakes winner La Fille En Jeu.

Posted by: AT 10:32 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, June 29 2018

Punters are advised to forget Mangaroa Flo Jo’s last-start performance when assessing her chances at Hastings on Saturday.

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Thursday, June 28 2018

Jockey Damian Browne has only one reservation as he chases a Caloundra Cup victory at the Sunshine Coast on Megablast.

Posted by: AT 10:31 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Thursday, June 28 2018

Flying Sardine is seen as Kelvin Tyler’s best chance of further success in the Gr.3 Winter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton during the Grand National carnival.

Posted by: AT 10:30 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Thursday, June 28 2018

Promising two-year-old Jon Wick will head back to the scene of his latest triumph to make his third race day appearance.

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Thursday, June 28 2018

Precocious talent Media Sensation is likely to chase black type in the new season.

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Thursday, June 28 2018

Windsor Park Stud shuttle stallion Charm Spirit is off to a good start at stud, siring his fifth individual juvenile winner at Salisbury on Wednesday.

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Thursday, June 28 2018

Failing to reach reserve in an online auction might yet prove a blessing for connections of South Auckland galloper Fire Jet.

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Thursday, June 28 2018

A bold performance in Saturday's Te Whangai Romneys Hawke's Bay Hurdle (3100m) could see star jumper Monarch Chimes book a return trip to Australia this winter.

Posted by: AT 10:27 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Thursday, June 28 2018

Kelvin Tyler’s main worry this week with The Energizer was securing a jockey for the seven-year-old at Wingatui on Friday.

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Thursday, June 28 2018

Scheduled to open its doors in 2020, a new property will debut at Karaka with a 120-room hotel under the management of DoubleTree by Hilton.

Posted by: AT 10:25 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, June 27 2018

Perswayed prompted an early family celebration at Rotorua on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, June 27 2018

Lightly-raced gelding Under The Bridge has been sold to Victorian interests and will do his future racing from the Warrnambool stable of Symon Wilde.

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Wednesday, June 27 2018

Owen Patrick will be looking for better luck on his return to Ruakaka this Saturday.

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Wednesday, June 27 2018

Promising juvenile Lady Lira has put herself in the running for a crack at a late season black type feature.

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Wednesday, June 27 2018

Black type winner Astor is unlikely to be straying too far from home next season.

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Wednesday, June 27 2018

In-form jumper Justa Charlie will be heading into unfamiliar territory on Saturday.

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Tuesday, June 26 2018

Nicoletta’s autumn form has earned the talented Savabeel mare a racing reprieve.

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Tuesday, June 26 2018

Top jumper Sea King is warming up for what may be his final trip across the Tasman.

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Tuesday, June 26 2018

Stablemates Blackmagicwoman and Spirited Away won’t be troubled by the testing conditions at Rotorua on Wednesday.

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Tuesday, June 26 2018

Francaletta’s final campaign will include Group One options at home and away.

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Tuesday, June 26 2018

Stephen Marsh’s Cambridge barn will have three representatives at Wednesday’s Rotorua meeting, on what will be a Heavy 11 surface.

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Monday, June 25 2018

El Luchador’s victory in the Kiwifruit Cup (2100m) at Tauranga on Saturday was a boost for Cambridge trainer Mark Brooks after his recent return to New Zealand.

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Monday, June 25 2018

Ben Ropiha’s aim of sending Ripnroll to the paddock as a winner was fulfilled at Te Aroha.

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Sunday, June 24 2018

The rub of the green went against the leading New Zealand mare Volpe Veloce in Queensland, according to rider Jake Bayliss.

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Sunday, June 24 2018

Rudy Liefting experienced the highs and lows of racing at Te Aroha on Sunday.

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Sunday, June 24 2018

Te Aroha track specialist Laekeeper was at it again on his favourite home surface on Sunday when he took out the Frank & Annie Matijasevich Memorial Hurdle (3100m), the feature hurdle event on the day.

Posted by: AT 10:47 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Sunday, June 24 2018

Ocean Park youngster William James put trainer and part-owner Joanne Hillis immediately on the right side of the ledger when he made a winning debut at Riccarton on Saturday.

Posted by: AT 10:46 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Sunday, June 24 2018

Judging by the manner of Saturday’s win in strong rating 65 company, three-year-old Cossack Warrior has a big future ahead of him.

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Saturday, June 23 2018

Tough New Zealand galloper The Bostonian will contest next week's Group Three Sunshine Coast Guineas after continuing his late winter carnival form with another win on Saturday.

Posted by: AT 10:43 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Saturday, June 23 2018

Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have tentative Group One plans for the powerful mare New York Minute.

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Saturday, June 23 2018

Andrew Campbell admitted to a huge feeling of relief after Padraig turned the stable’s fortunes around on Saturday.

Posted by: AT 10:41 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Saturday, June 23 2018

El Luchador’s performance at Tauranga is likely to force a change of plans for the six-year-old.

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Saturday, June 23 2018

Winter track specialist Sleeping Beauty didn’t let a chance pass her by at Tauranga.

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Saturday, June 23 2018

First impressions of Te Toro Pearl have counted for nothing.

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Friday, June 22 2018

Danny Williams is happy to give promising New Zealand jockey Sam Weatherley a leg up as the teenager attempts to follow the example of some illustrious compatriots.

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Friday, June 22 2018

In-form rider Jasmine Fawcett is transferring her apprenticeship to Matamata trainer Toby Autridge.

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Friday, June 22 2018

The encouraging start Te Toro Pearl has made to her career has come as a pleasant surprise to Cambridge trainer Jon Miller.

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Friday, June 22 2018

Lord Valentine has inherited his share of the family ability, but is likely to need more time for it to become apparent.

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Thursday, June 21 2018

Aide Memoire will be aiming to pick up the first win of her Australian career when she competes in the Elite Haulage Handicap (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

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Thursday, June 21 2018

Group One performer Prince Of Passion is likely to do his future racing across the Tasman.

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Thursday, June 21 2018

Darci Mac will continue his build-up to next month's Listed Powerworx Opunake Cup (1400m) when he tackles the open sprint at Hawera on Friday.

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Thursday, June 21 2018

Roger That will this weekend shoot for a win that remained beyond the reach of stable flagbearer John Gray, despite years of trying.

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Thursday, June 21 2018

Allan Sharrock only needs to think back 12 months to gain all the confidence he needs going into Saturday's Listed Woburn Farm Tauranga Classic (1400m).

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Thursday, June 21 2018

Longchamp will attempt to put an uninspiring first-up effort behind him when he returns to the central districts on Friday to further a campaign focussed on a black type hat-trick.

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Wednesday, June 20 2018

Jockey Matthew Cameron enjoyed a day out at Pukekohe on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, June 20 2018

Progressive stayer Makdanife has joined the Sydney stable of champion ex-pat Kiwi trainer Chris Waller.

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Wednesday, June 20 2018

Hawke’s Bay trainer John Bary has experienced Group One glory in Australia with Jimmy Choux and he is hoping to repeat the dose with his half-sister Miss Wilson in the Gr.1 Tattersall’s Club Tiara (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday.

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Wednesday, June 20 2018

Seven career wins and more than $120,000 in stakes is not a bad record for a mare who was essentially given away two years ago.

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Wednesday, June 20 2018

Punters had very little to worry about when the $1.30 favourite Botti romped to victory at Pukekohe over 1200m on Wednesday on debut.

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Wednesday, June 20 2018

Quality galloper Lewis Caroll has finally succumbed to lingering knee issues and the decision has been made to retire the five-year-old son of Darci Brahma.

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Wednesday, June 20 2018

The Nigel Tiley-trained Megablast is set to continue his campaign in Queensland after a setback which forced his withdrawal from the Gr.2 Brisbane Cup (2400m).

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Tuesday, June 19 2018

Pukekohe trainer Nigel Tiley is hoping for an improved performance from The Ice Knight when he tackles the Carlton Mid Benchmark 65 (1350m) at Ipswich on Wednesday.

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Tuesday, June 19 2018

Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman are likely to have a three-pronged attack on the Listed Woburn Farm Tauaranga Classic (1400m) on Saturday, with Tomelilla, New York Minute and Deals In Heels all set to greet the starter.

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Tuesday, June 19 2018

Ruakaka trainer Kenny Rae believes his stable has a great chance of winning the Listed Ryder Stakes (1200m) next month.

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Tuesday, June 19 2018

Stakes-winning three-year-old gelding Haussmann has joined Chris Waller’s Sunshine Coast stable from Tony Pike’s Cambridge barn in the search for better track conditions.

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Tuesday, June 19 2018

Group One-winning sprinter Enzo's Lad is returning to training ahead of a planned title defence of the Gr.1 Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham next January.

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Tuesday, June 19 2018

With nine wins under his belt in less than a month, including victory on his very first race-day mount, New Zealand racing may be witnessing the emergence of a future riding star amongst its apprentice jockey ranks.

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Tuesday, June 19 2018

It might look a fairly mundane midweek meeting on a heavy11 track at Pukekohe on Wednesday but don’t be surprised if a future staying talent is unearthed.

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Tuesday, June 19 2018

Multiple stakes-winning filly Prom Queen is raring to go for Saturday’s Singapore Airlines QTIS three-year-old Plate (1350m) at Doomben according to co-trainer Kenny Rae.

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Monday, June 18 2018

Ruakaka trainer Chris Gibbs dominated his local meeting with five winners on the ten race program, but it is one of the stable’s seven placegetters that looms as a potential Cups horse.

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Monday, June 18 2018

Former New Zealand softball representative turned champion jumps jockey Aaron Kuru has made headlines around the world after his awe-inspiring winning ride aboard maiden steeplechaser Des De Jeu at Awapuni on Saturday.

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Monday, June 18 2018

In what has been a frustrating month for injured trainer Tony Pike, he may finally be able to head to Queensland to watch a couple of his in-form stable runners compete at Doomben this weekend.

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Monday, June 18 2018

Star Kiwi jockey James McDonald has a gilt-edged chance to secure his first Royal Ascot win this week.

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Monday, June 18 2018

Ruakaka trainer Chris Gibbs will have a new training partner come the new racing season when he is joined by Logan Racing Stables’ long-time office manager Michelle Bradley.

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Sunday, June 17 2018

A return to handicap conditions paved the way for progressive mare Rosewood to regain winning form when she took out the feature flat race at Awapuni on the weekend.

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Sunday, June 17 2018

Cambridge raider Sellwood showed he could be in for a profitable winter when he out-toughed his rating 75 rivals over 1200m at Awapuni on Saturday.

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Sunday, June 17 2018

Local trainer Chris Gibbs enjoyed a red-letter day on his home patch at Ruakaka on the weekend, producing five winners on the 10-race card.

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Sunday, June 17 2018

Exciting staying prospect Big Mike confirmed his liking for better going when he bounced back to winning form over 2100m at Ruakaka on Saturday.

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Saturday, June 16 2018

Game by name and game by nature was the story around the LJ Hooker Manawatu Steeplechase (4200m) that was taken out by the Kevin Myers trained Game Percy.

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Saturday, June 16 2018

Class galloper Hiflyer lived up to the pre-race hype when he lumped 61.5kgs to victory at Ruakaka in the day’s open sprint, the Clansman Hotel Bream Bay Bowl (1200m).

Posted by: AT 01:11 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Saturday, June 16 2018

After creating a huge impression with her debut hurdle win at Te Rapa earlier in the month, Matamata mare Iffitel made it two wins from two starts over the jumps when she took out the Manawatu ITM Awapuni Hurdle (2900m).

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Saturday, June 16 2018

If you didn’t see it, you wouldn’t believe it.

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Saturday, June 16 2018

Leading apprentice Sam Weatherley made the best possible start to his last day of riding in New Zealand for the time being when he guided Jon Wick to an all-the-way win over 1200m in the opening event at Ruakaka.

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Friday, June 15 2018

Group One winner Savvy Coup has re-joined the Michael and Matthew Pitman barn to prepare for a crack at the Hawke's Bay Group One triple crown.

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Friday, June 15 2018

The recently gelded Mofara has cleared maiden company after recording his first victory in the H R Fisken & Sons Ltd 1200 at Te Teko on Friday, but needed the entire length of the straight for the win.

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Friday, June 15 2018

A conversation at the recent broodmare sale on the Gold Coast has resulted in Australian Bloodstock agent Mark Pilkington acquiring a controlling interest in Group One placed two-year-old Kiwi filly Spanish Whisper for client, Seymour Bloodstock.

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Friday, June 15 2018

Stephen Ralph doesn't want to appear greedy.

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Friday, June 15 2018

Winter plans for Kipkeino have gone smoothly and the well-performed jumper will strip at his best for this Saturday’s test.

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Thursday, June 14 2018

Cambridge trainer Trevor da Cruz will head to Ruakaka in search of a decent surface with first-starter Ollie on Saturday and is expecting a bold run

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Thursday, June 14 2018

Wingatui horseman Mick (A.N.) Didham, who trained the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) placegetter Golden Sam, died in Dunedin this week, aged 86.

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Thursday, June 14 2018

There will be no premiership honours for the Pitman stable this season but Matthew Pitman can rightfully refer to the stable's achievements this term as a break-through.

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Wednesday, June 13 2018

Autumn stakes winner Magnum is being put through his early paces following a let-up.

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Wednesday, June 13 2018

Expectations are high for the spring campaign of the multiple winner Yearn.

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Wednesday, June 13 2018

A change of venue on Saturday will be far more to the liking of the well-performed jumper Wise Men Say.

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Wednesday, June 13 2018

Donna Logan will add more fire power to her Singapore stable with the addition of stakes placed three-year-old Endowment.

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Wednesday, June 13 2018

A New Zealand-bred and owned mare with a tidy Australian record will be on a stakes mission in the spring for champion horsemen Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman.

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Wednesday, June 13 2018

Group One-winning trainer John Kiernan has never lost faith in his lightly-raced galloper Vatican News.

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Wednesday, June 13 2018

Confidence in Miss Wilson’s Australian Group One prospects have been boosted.

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Tuesday, June 12 2018

Sam Weatherley will bid farewell to New Zealand racing, in the short term at least, after Saturday’s Ruakaka meeting.

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Tuesday, June 12 2018

Precocious youngster Xpression has overcome an illness that halted her bid to add further black type to her record.

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Tuesday, June 12 2018

Talented two-year-old Bit Lippy will be back in Wayne Hillis’ stable next week to begin preparations for his classic season.

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Tuesday, June 12 2018

Watch This Space and Livin’ On A Prayer have reported back for duty at Matamata.

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Tuesday, June 12 2018

Aim Smart is heading in the right direction after a tidy trial win at Taupo on Tuesday.

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Tuesday, June 12 2018

Group One winner Wait A Sec is making steady progress following a tendon injury.

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Monday, June 11 2018

St Ransom turned his form around at Trentham to open his hurdling account.

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Monday, June 11 2018

The New Zealand career of the promising two-year-old Chasing Returns might be a short one.

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Monday, June 11 2018

Next season's Gr.3 eStar Winter Cup (1600m) is the mid-term target for She's Poppy, a gallant last-start runner-up in the Listed Ag Challenge Stakes (1590m) at Wanganui.

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Monday, June 11 2018

Proven mudlark Trisha Lea is set to go deep into the winter.

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Monday, June 11 2018

Group One performer Wyndspelle will do his future racing out of Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard’s stable.

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Sunday, June 10 2018

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike enjoyed a red-letter day at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday with a winning treble that included victory in the feature race, the Listed Daybreak Lover (1200m), with The Bostonian.

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Sunday, June 10 2018

Cambridge bloodstock agent Michael Wallace has played a prominent role in American racing history with the win of Justify in Sunday’s (NZ time) Gr.1 Belmont Stakes (2400m).

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Saturday, June 09 2018

A well-deserved victory for progressive mare Zanyetta was one of the highlights for co-trainer Andrew Forsman on the weekend as he and senior partner Murray Baker added a further four victories to their already record-breaking season.

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Saturday, June 09 2018

Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman won’t be in any hurry to press the promising Peaceful into action in her classic season.

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Saturday, June 09 2018

Tutta La Classe deserved to go out a short-priced favourite at Trentham on Saturday and she had no trouble repaying the market’s faith in her.

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Saturday, June 09 2018

Charlie Studd made the most of his opportunity at Trentham for one of the country’s top jumping stables.

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Saturday, June 09 2018

Murray Baker deflected much of the credit for New York Minute’s outstanding performance in her first appearance from her new quarters.

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Saturday, June 09 2018

The Shackler coped admirably at Trentham with both weight of expectation and the top of handicap.

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Saturday, June 09 2018

The only disappointing aspect of promising stayer Suliman’s win at Te Rapa on Saturday for co-trainer Graham Richardson was that he couldn’t be on-course to share in the victory celebrations with the horse’s large group of owners.

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Saturday, June 09 2018

An aborted attempt at a Brisbane Group One feature will play in the favour of local race fans when classy mare Underthemoonlight heads to Tauranga in a fortnight to defend her Listed Woburn Farm Classic (1400m) crown.

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Friday, June 08 2018

Top jumper Amanood Lad will open his winter campaign with a run on the flat at Trentham on Saturday.

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Friday, June 08 2018

Paul Nelson can’t fault The Shackler ahead of Trentham, but he is concerned with the jumper’s weight.

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Friday, June 08 2018

Cambridge trainer Chris Wood concedes he has set a tough assignment for Pacorus and Roc De Bank in Saturday's open sprint at Te Rapa, but said both are ready to put their best foot forward.

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Friday, June 08 2018

Heavy track specialist Zartan is getting closer to a show of form.

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Friday, June 08 2018

A trip to Riccarton could be on the cards for the talented Wooden Edge, who resumes in the Lee Somervell Racing Stables 1200 at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Friday, June 08 2018

Last-start winner Cyber Attack is ready to step out over more ground at Te Rapa on Saturday in the Listed Ssanyong Auckland Futurity Stakes (1400m).

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Thursday, June 07 2018

Tony Pike has runners at two Queensland meetings this weekend and has further added to his carnival firepower.

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Thursday, June 07 2018

Michael Pitman has black type expectations of Jamie, his three-year-old son of Highly Recommended.

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Wednesday, June 06 2018

A trip to Riccarton is the long-term plan for the progressive stayer Daytona Red.

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Wednesday, June 06 2018

Demonetization, one of this season’s most promising three-year-olds, has returned to the Pukekohe barn of trainer Nigel Tiley in preparation for a race day return.

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Tuesday, June 05 2018

The New Zealand Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Awards return to Auckland in 2018 but at a different venue.

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Tuesday, June 05 2018

Promising three-year-old Simply Optimistic is on a winter break.

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Monday, June 04 2018

Ocean Emperor’s New Zealand future is likely to focus on weight-for-age racing.

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Monday, June 04 2018

Pick Me Up In Rio will close out an encouraging first campaign at Riccarton on Wednesday.

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Monday, June 04 2018

Patience with the Iffraaj mare Iffitel has been rewarded.

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Monday, June 04 2018

New Zealand Bloodstock chairman Joe Walls has been made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

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Monday, June 04 2018

Recent Te Akau acquisition Augustus will run in Saturday’s Gr.1 Queensland Derby (2200m) at Doomben with his long-term goal laying further afield.

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Monday, June 04 2018

The connections of Reevederci pulled the right rein when they let the youngster take his chance at Avondale.

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Monday, June 04 2018

David and Emma Haworth are keen to head south later in the winter with Red Sierra.

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Sunday, June 03 2018

A decisive front-running effort saw Wanganui local Perfect Harmonee score an overdue victory on his home patch on Saturday.

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Sunday, June 03 2018

Concerns for the safety of riders has led to the abandonment of racing at Te Rapa today.

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Sunday, June 03 2018

A gritty run for third in Saturday’s Gr.2 PJ O’Shea Stakes (2200m) behind talented mare Egg Tart has convinced trainer Nigel Tiley that stable staying star Megablast is on target to contest the Gr.2 Brisbane Cup (2200m) this coming weekend.

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Saturday, June 02 2018

Time has been the making of the valuable mare Tomelilla, who showed her fighting qualities at Wanganui to add to her black type record.

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Saturday, June 02 2018

Windsor Park Stud’s hopes for their Group One-winning stallion Shamexpress are being fulfilled.

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Saturday, June 02 2018

Shakti turned in a dour performance to win at Wingatui, but trainer Jo-Ann Gordon has her eye on a shorter stakes prize for the eight-year-old.

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Saturday, June 02 2018

The well-related Ruomaza raced up to his pedigree when making a perfect start to his career on his home track.

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Friday, June 01 2018

The New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) has confirmed the 2018-19 racing calendar.

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Friday, June 01 2018

Written Tycoon three-year-old Karisto is in prime condition ahead of Saturday week's Gr.2 Queensland Guineas (1600m) at Doomben, says co-trainer Andrew Forsman.

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Friday, June 01 2018

Prom Queen has done well since her last-start effort for second, but co-trainer Kenny Rae has weight concerns for the filly at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.

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Friday, June 01 2018

Southern rider Tina Comignaghi impressed during her northern stint.

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Friday, June 01 2018

Lisa Latta has savoured a sentimental victory with the three-year-old Kotahi.

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Friday, June 01 2018

Group One-winning Waikato jockey Michael McNab is taking advantage of a golden opportunity.

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Friday, June 01 2018

Southern sprinter Secret Power is taking full advantage of his favourite underfoot conditions.

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Friday, June 01 2018

Admiral will be at the top of his game when he attempts to prove himself over a middle distance at Wanganui on Saturday.

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