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 New Zealand Gallops News 
Tuesday, February 19 2019

Trans-Tasman trainer Mike Moroney is strongly considering a tilt at the Gr.1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) at Elleslie on March 9 with imported stayer Vengeur Masque.

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Tuesday, February 19 2019

Dual Group One-winning three-year-old Madison County will head to Sydney in preparation for an autumn campaign after his sale to Hong Kong fell through.

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Tuesday, February 19 2019

Last-start Listed Southland Guineas (1600m) winner Weaponry is being set to add another Guineas scalp to his record.

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Tuesday, February 19 2019

Riccarton trainer Michael Pitman has never been afraid to travel his horses in search of lucrative prizemoney and the right conditions.

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Monday, February 18 2019

Andrew Carston’s prospects of winning the Gr.2 J. Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) were dashed late last week.

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Monday, February 18 2019

Stephen Marsh is preparing to stage a two-pronged attack on Saturday’s Gr.2 J. Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders’ Stakes (1200m), while breathing a sigh of relief over his Derby prospect Vernanme.

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Monday, February 18 2019

Triple Group One winning sprinter Start Wondering has been retired after suffering a minor tendon strain. 

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Sunday, February 17 2019

Former top juvenile She’s A Thief made a welcome return to winning form when she took out the opening event at Ellerslie on the weekend.

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Sunday, February 17 2019

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike left Ellerslie racecourse on Saturday evening flush with the success of producing a winning treble on the day along with the anticipation of potentially snagging an even bigger prize in two weeks’ time.

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Sunday, February 17 2019

Apprentice rider Shiarna Johnson was the quintessential picture of calm as she scored the first winner of her fledgling career when guiding home royally-bred filly Simogramor at Gisborne.

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Monday, February 04 2019

In-form apprentice jockey Ryan Elliot has set himself a Group One target for his return to raceday riding.

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Monday, February 04 2019

Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott will have horses at opposite ends of the form scale when they stage a two-pronged attack on the Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Monday, February 04 2019

Kinshasa may not be as clearly focused as other horses, but that isn’t stopping the promising Matamata filly from being a deserved candidate for the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham.

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Monday, February 04 2019

Smart Matamata sprinter Spring Heat’s racing career is back on track.

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Sunday, February 03 2019

Impressive maiden winner Vigor Winner defied a wide barrier to win Saturday’s $80,000 Platinum Homes Taranaki Summer Challenge (1400m) at New Plymouth and looks destined for stakes company.

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Sunday, February 03 2019

Underrated sprinter Johnny Jones showed just what he is capable of when he pummelled a handy field of open-class sprinters over 1200m at Wingatui.

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Sunday, February 03 2019

Progressive two-year-old filly Bella Mente set herself up for a tilt at stakes company later this month with a determined victory at Matamata on Sunday.

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Saturday, February 02 2019

Group One mare Consensus made it successive Group Three victories with a tough win in the Platinum Homes Taranaki Cup (1800m) on Saturday.

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Saturday, February 02 2019

Cambridge trainers Roger James and Rob Wellwood narrowly missed out on taking out the Gr.3 Woburn Farm 2YO Classic (1200m) at New Plymouth on Saturday, but managed to go one better two races later when taking out the Listed Fasttrack Insurance Oaks Prelude (1800m) with Elate.

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Saturday, February 02 2019

Promising stayer Orepuki Lad scored the biggest win of his career when he led all the way in Saturday’s Listed Fire & Mechanical Contracting Ltd Dunedin Gold Cup (2400m) at Wingatui.

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Saturday, February 02 2019

Talented three-year-old Air Max doubled his winning tally at stakes level when he burst between runners to claim a comfortable victory in the Listed Mediaworks Dunedin Guineas (1500m) at Wingatui.

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Saturday, February 02 2019

Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston made the bold decision to bypass the Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) last week with Miss Federer in favour of the Gr.3 Woburn Farm 2YO Classic (1200m) at New Plymouth on Saturday and his charge duly delivered for her connections.

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Friday, February 01 2019

Despite some tough times in the New Zealand thoroughbred breeding and racing industry at present, experienced bloodstock agent Paul Moroney believes there are opportunities out there that can be capitalised on.

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Friday, February 01 2019

The Cambridge stable of Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman will be well represented in Saturday’s Taranaki Cup meeting, with a host of runners in the feature events.

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