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Thursday, August 15 2019

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh stepped out three of his stable stars at the Avondale trials on Tuesday and he is excited for the spring ahead with the trio.

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Thursday, August 15 2019

Foxton trainer Chrissy Bambry will be loading up the float bound for Otaki this weekend.

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Thursday, August 15 2019

Melody Belle will attempt to defend her title in the Gr.2 U S Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate (1200m) at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Thursday, August 15 2019

Group One-placed filly Aalaalune has been transferred from Matamata trainer Jacob McKay to Team Rogerson along with two-win ownership-mate Mr Universe, with both sporting the colours of $10 million lotto powerball winner Lou Te Keeti and his wife Val.

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Thursday, August 15 2019

The track conditions at Te Rapa on Saturday are the only concern Cambridge trainer Tony Pike holds for Endless Drama heading into his first assignment of the season, the Gr.2 U S Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate (1200m).

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Tuesday, August 13 2019

Progressive galloper Helena Baby faces his toughest assignment to date when he tackles a star-studded field in the Gr.2 U S Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate (1200m) at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Tuesday, August 13 2019

Dual Group One winner Danzdanzdance had her first hit-out of the season at the Avondale trials on Tuesday ahead of what could be a lucrative spring.

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Monday, August 12 2019

Proven international jockey Grant Cooksley tasted success of a different kind at Ruakaka on Sunday when saddling up his first two winners as a trainer

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Monday, August 12 2019

Hawke’s Bay Racing is excited to announce that two legends of New Zealand broadcasting will attend Tarzino Trophy TAB Daffodil Raceday on Saturday August 31 at Hastings

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Monday, August 12 2019

Brighthill Farm will parade their stallions at their Waikato property (1352 Tauwhare Road, Hamilton) this Friday, August 16, at 2pm.

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Monday, August 12 2019

Promising staying mare Shared Secrets has been forced into retirement on a winning note.

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Monday, August 12 2019

Mark Oulaghan is set to start the star of his stable, Shadows Cast, fresh-up in the first leg of the Hawke’s Bay Triple Crown later this month.

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Monday, August 12 2019

Levin trainer Leanne Elliot could get an opportunity to add another Riccarton highlight to her list of achievements.

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Sunday, August 11 2019

To say that the past fortnight has been a tough one for Cambridge Stud owners Brendan and Jo Lindsay would be an understatement.

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Sunday, August 11 2019

Class mare Consensus will have her first run of the new season in Saturday’s Gr.2 US Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate (1200m) as she kicks off a campaign that could see her contest the Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley in October.

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Sunday, August 11 2019

Trainer Shaune Ritchie’s decision to base a number of the members of his Cambridge stable at Ruakaka over the past few weeks paid immediate dividends on Sunday when promising filly Tumbleweed led all the way over 1200m to break her maiden status.

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Saturday, August 10 2019

Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards has confirmed riding engagements for Te Akau star pair Melody Belle and Te Akau Shark for the Group 2 US Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate.

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Saturday, August 10 2019

Waverley visitor It’s A Wonder never gave his rivals a look in as he produced a dashing front-running performance to take out the 145th edition of the Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge Grand National Steeplechase (5600m) at Riccarton on Saturday.

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Saturday, August 10 2019

The impressive run of form of progeny from the first-crop of star miler Charm Spirit continued on Saturday when Heirborn defied a moderate tempo and a wide passage to close well from the rear and claim the VRC Member Helen Saffin Handicap (1400m) at Flemington.

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Saturday, August 10 2019

Promising stayer Blue Breeze took the first step on the path to a potential Melbourne Cup bid with a dominant first -up victory over 1400m at Pukekohe on Saturday.

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Friday, August 09 2019

Waipukurau farmer Simon Wilson started the racing season off in perfect style at Riccarton last Saturday, recording his first stakes victory as a trainer when Dez took out the Gr.3 Winter Cup (1600m).

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Friday, August 09 2019

Group One performer Aalaalune will kick-off her three-year-old season in the Tee Café @ Ruakaka Races (1000m) on Sunday and her path this season hinges on her performance at the Northland track.

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Friday, August 09 2019

Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is taking advantage of the training conditions on offer in the winterless north and hopes to capitalise when he lines up a trio of runners at Ruakaka on Sunday.

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Friday, August 09 2019

Four-time Group One winner and shuttle stallion, Roaring Lion, returned to Cambridge Stud on Thursday following two colic surgeries in the last ten days.

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Thursday, August 08 2019

Bill Thurlow could have another promising mare on his hands after Calling Us Home won the Carole Buick 1100 convincingly by 2-1/2 lengths at Woodville on Thursday.

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Tuesday, August 06 2019

Te Teko has come to be a great starting point for many of Te Akau’s top two-year-olds and trainer Jamie Richards is hoping this year is no different.

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Tuesday, August 06 2019

Cambridge trainer Mark Brooks is hoping that his jumpers El Disparo and El Fernando will be met by a better track at Riccarton on Wednesday for the second day of the Grand National Festival of Racing.

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Tuesday, August 06 2019

Group One-winning owner Scott Richardson passed away on Monday after a lengthy battle with illness.

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Tuesday, August 06 2019

Catching up with old acquaintances on a Queensland holiday last month has led to Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Tony Allan deciding to continue his riding career in the Sunshine state of Australia.

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Tuesday, August 06 2019

After a wet and windy start to the day the sun appeared on cue to give shareholders and local breeders an excellent first look at Rich Hill’s latest stallion recruit the dual Australian Group One winner Ace High (High Chaparral).

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Monday, August 05 2019

Talented Matamata hurdler Tommyra has been sidelined until next year.

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Monday, August 05 2019

Horses who finish in the top three placings of the Gr.2 Waikato Guineas (2000m) will now be exempt from the ballot for the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m).

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Monday, August 05 2019

Samantha Logan was hoping to have the jumps firepower in her small team back up to four after Saturday’s Te Rapa meeting, but Lambrusco had other ideas.

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Sunday, August 04 2019

Patrick Payne is fast becoming a master trainer of jumpers.

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Sunday, August 04 2019

A trial at Cranbourne on Monday will give Ballarat trainer Patrick Payne a better guide on the progress of dour Kiwi stayer Bizzwinkle, a newcomer to his stable.

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Sunday, August 04 2019

Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston is happy to have exceeded the goal he set himself for the 2018/19 racing season, whilst maintaining a consistent win count. 

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Sunday, August 04 2019

While he may have lost the services of talented four-year-old King Louis, Hastings trainer John Bary is excited about his team’s spring prospects in the countdown to the upcoming Hawke’s Bay Spring Carnival that kicks off on August 31.

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Sunday, August 04 2019

Waverley trainer Harvey Wilson could be in for a memorable week if results from the first day of the Grand National Carnival at Riccarton on Saturday are anything to go by.

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Saturday, August 03 2019

Evergreen sprinter Irish Excuse gave his rivals weight and a beating as he proved too tough in the closing stages of the Dyer Decorating Premier Sprint (1200m) at Riccarton on Saturday.

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Saturday, August 03 2019

Central Districts raider Dez took out Saturday’s Gr.3 Winning Edge Presentations 122nd Winter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton courtesy of a peach of a ride from master jockey Chris Johnson.

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Saturday, August 03 2019

The training triumvirate of Graeme, Debbie and Bailey Rogerson kicked the new racing season off in style at Te Rapa on Saturday when they dominated the early proceedings at the meeting.

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Saturday, August 03 2019

Hawke’s Bay Racing and the TAB is proud to announce that Tarzino Trophy TAB Daffodil Raceday is back at Hastings Racecourse on Saturday 31st August.

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Friday, August 02 2019

Heavy track specialist Rosewood will be met by ideal track conditions at Riccarton on Saturday when she lines up in the Gr.3 Winning Edge Presentations 122nd Winter Cup (1600m).

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Friday, August 02 2019

Horowhenua horseman Chris Rutten is taking a patient approach with the return of Group Two winner Scott Base, with the son of Dalghar recovering from an operation earlier this year.

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Friday, August 02 2019

UK Horse of the Year, Roaring Lion underwent a second colic surgery at the Cambridge Equine Veterinary Hospital on Thursday morning.

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Friday, August 02 2019

Emily Farr could be in for one of her biggest days in racing on Sunday when she partners in-form jumper Gobstopper in the Grand National Hurdle (4200m) at Sandown.

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Thursday, August 01 2019

Minister for Racing Winston Peters has announced that 2019/20 applications for funding to improve racecourse safety are now open.

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Thursday, August 01 2019

The Anna Clement-trained Tavis Court kept his impressive form line intact on Thursday when winning the Sandford Brothers 1400 at Hawera.

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Thursday, August 01 2019

New Zealand breeders will get their first opportunity to inspect Rich Hill Stud’s new season stallion Ace High for the first time at their Walton property (570 Landsdowne Road) on Sunday at 1pm.

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Thursday, August 01 2019

Savabeel has broken his own domestic stakes earnings record, narrowly missing becoming the first stallion to hit $4 million in New Zealand in a season, as he stretched his Grosvenor Award winning streak to five years running.

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Thursday, August 01 2019

A testing Riccarton track is trainer Neill Ridley's biggest concern ahead of an early season assignment for promising Makfi filly Far Site.

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Thursday, August 01 2019

Hamilton trainer Graeme Rogerson's hand in this month's Gr.2 US Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate (1200m) at Te Rapa will become clearer after Saturday when he will line-up race hopefuls Comeback and Malambo.

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Thursday, August 01 2019

Noel Riordan, best remembered as the only jockey able to get the best out of champion stayer Il Tempo, died on Tuesday morning, aged 84.

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Thursday, August 01 2019

Pukekohe trainer Nigel Tiley picked up an early quinella at Tauranga on Wednesday courtesy of Van Blanc and Hunua Hank in the Gartshore 1600.

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