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Wednesday, March 22 2023
“Gutted” Walker puts faith in Imperatriz

Mark Walker’s disappointment at Group One performer Campionessa (NZ) (Contributer missing a start in Saturday’s Gr.1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington was palpable on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, March 22 2023
Hong Kong challenge for Aegon

The well-travelled Aegon (NZ) (Sacred Falls) is heading to Hong Kong and a clash with local hero Golden Sixty (Medaglia d’Oro) in the Gr.1 Champions’ Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin on April 30.

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Wednesday, March 22 2023
Marsh mares primed for Riccarton feature

Stephen Marsh will be keeping a close eye on Riccarton on Saturday where he will have a two-pronged attack in the Gr.3 Valachi Downs South Island Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m).

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Wednesday, March 22 2023
Manawatu Classic on the cards for Desert Lightning

Group One performer Desert Lightning (NZ) (Pride of Dubai) will likely be given one final run this season before he heads for a spell in preparation for the spring.

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Wednesday, March 22 2023
Babylon Berlin on song for William Reid

Babylon Berlin (All Too Hard) will be out to shed her perennial bridesmaid tag when she heads to The Valley on Friday for the Gr.1 William Reid Stakes (1200m).

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Tuesday, March 21 2023
Weekend focus a winning strategy for Elliot

Ryan Elliot’s decision to focus on major racedays as a way to mitigate challenges with his weight is paying off in a huge way.

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Monday, March 20 2023
Te Akau dominates Levin Classic again

The decision to move the Gr.1 Gee & Hickton Funeral Directors Levin Classic (1600m) to March has worked wonders for Te Akau Racing, who dominated the race for the second year in a row at Trentham on Saturday – headed by an off-the-canvas victory by Romancing The Moon.

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Monday, March 20 2023
Maria Farina provides Weatherley family with stakes double

A weaving run from near last on the home turn by enigmatic mare Maria Farina to claim the Listed Jennian Homes Wellington Lightning Handicap (1200m), provided the Weatherley family with a stunning stakes double on a day of high drama for their small team.

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Monday, March 20 2023
Jubilant scenes after special Oaks victory

Members of the Galloping Wekas Jazweka Syndicate threatened to tear down the Trentham grandstand after they witnessed their pride and joy Pennyweka stride clear in the final stages of the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m).

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Monday, March 20 2023
Wallace keen on patient approach

Trainer Jim Wallace was delighted with how his Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) winner Pennyweka (NZ) (Satono Aladdin) came through her exertions, but was leaning towards playing the long-game with the daughter of Satono Aladdin on Sunday.

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Monday, March 20 2023
Weatherley recovering after life threatening birdcage incident

Post-race protocols are being addressed in the wake of the serious injury suffered by trainer Darryn Weatherley in the Trentham birdcage on Saturday.

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Monday, March 20 2023
Walker edging closer to record

Leading trainer Mark Walker enjoyed another strong day on Saturday as he marches towards the record for wins in a season.

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Monday, March 20 2023
James looking to turn back the clock

Roger James will be hoping to roll back the years in Sydney this weekend with his top-class filly Prowess.

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Monday, March 20 2023
Satono Aladdin’s star continues to rise

It’s been a fantastic fortnight for Rich Hill Stud shuttle stallion Satono Aladdin.

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Monday, March 20 2023
La Crique enjoying time out

Four-year-old mare La Crique has gone for a break following her brave third placing in the Gr.1 New Zealand Stakes (2050m) where she suffered interference when making her bid for glory.

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