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Wednesday, August 30 2017

Jockey Jason Waddell is looking forward to partnering Kawi in Saturday’s Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings.

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Wednesday, August 30 2017

Trainer Graham Richardson won’t be losing any sleep worrying about the weather ahead of a Group One tilt for star mare Volpe Veloce at Hastings on Saturday.

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Wednesday, August 23 2017

Craig Phelan has a healthy opinion of Notabadcraftsman and the three-year-old showed exactly why with a debut victory at Tauranga on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, August 23 2017

The connections of the promising mare Margot are due a change of luck and a home track trial success might be the sign of better things to come.

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Wednesday, August 23 2017

Roger James is looking at Australian options for his stakes-winning stayer Von Tunzelman.

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Wednesday, August 23 2017

Nigel Tiley is keen on another trip across the Tasman with his smart stayer Megablast.

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Monday, August 21 2017

Tony Pike’s team was out in force at Te Rapa on Tuesday morning to take advantage of the better underfoot conditions.

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Monday, August 21 2017

Foxbridge Plate runner-up Close Up will head to the central districts for his next appearance.

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Monday, August 21 2017

Rangipo only beat four runners home in the Gr.2 Foxbridge Plate, but that didn’t accurately reflect his performance on an unsuitably heavy Te Rapa track.

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Monday, August 21 2017

Cambridge horseman Graham Thomas will shortly be joined in a training partnership by the former champion jumps jockey Mathew Gillies.

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Monday, August 21 2017

She never reached the giddy heights of Bob Emery's glamour mare Champagne, but the Cambridge breeder has spoken glowingly of Charmont in announcing her retirement.

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Monday, August 21 2017

Top New Zealand jumper Sea King escaped unscathed after a tumble at Ballarat on Sunday.

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Monday, August 21 2017

Progressive mare Jessiegee will be back in action at Hawke’s Bay next month.

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Monday, August 21 2017

The powerfully-built Scott Base is preparing to kick off a three-year-old season that could see him challenging for classic honours.

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Sunday, August 20 2017

Durable galloper Waipipi Lad collected expenses for an upcoming move with his latest victory at Te Rapa.

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Sunday, August 20 2017

The red-hot run of northern jumps jockey Shaun Phelan continued when he guided accomplished hurdler Kipkeino to a comfortable victory at Wanganui.

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Sunday, August 20 2017

A date with a special conditions race on the first day of the Hastings spring carnival is on the dance card for impressive Tauherenikau winner King Cougar.

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Sunday, August 20 2017

Matamata trainer Graham Richardson was feeling good about his decision to bypass a start at Te Rapa on the weekend with Gr. 1 Tarzino Trophy favourite Volpe Veloce

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Sunday, August 20 2017

Enigmatic performer Highlad kicked off his four-year-old campaign in emphatic fashion on the weekend when he dished out a beating to his rating 75 rivals at Te Rapa.

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Saturday, August 19 2017

Eilish McCall’s first day of race riding started promisingly and finished spectacularly at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Friday, August 18 2017

Hamish McQuade has unwavering belief in Underthemoonlight’s ability to foot it at the elite level and he’s opened his wallet to back his judgement.

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Friday, August 18 2017

Hot three-year-old prospect Felton Road has opened his classic season in perfect style with trainer Tony Pike now plotting a path for the colt toward a Group One feature.

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Friday, August 18 2017

Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman were well-represented in two Taupo trials on Friday and they duly dominated proceedings with their spring hopefuls.

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Friday, August 18 2017

Sam Collett won’t be letting win machine Dolcetto out of her sights after continuing her outstanding association with the rising star at Tauherenikau.

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Sunday, August 13 2017

Central districts apprentice Kate Cowan is still coming to terms with her rapid rise to prominence.

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Sunday, August 13 2017

Getty’s performance on the opening day at Hastings will decide whether he makes another appearance at the carnival or if he heads to Melbourne.

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Sunday, August 13 2017

Entries are closing soon for New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds – the most successful sale of its kind in Australasia – with a deadline of Friday 18 August.

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Sunday, August 13 2017

Let Her Rip’s connections have a back-up plan should their first-up specialist not make the field for the season’s opening Group One contest.

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Sunday, August 13 2017

A stirring contest in the open steeplechase at Te Aroha was finally settled in favour of the Samantha Logan trained Ngatira Gold when the promising chaser held out a desperate bid by Thenamesbond in the closing stages of Sunday’s event.

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Saturday, August 12 2017

Testing conditions that saw lengthy margins between beaten runners throughout the day played nicely into the hands of Matamata mare Catarina as she proved too tough for her rivals over 2100 metres at Pukekohe on Saturday.

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Saturday, August 12 2017

Local galloper Mighty Me capped a run of tidy performances of late when he defeated a handy field of rating 75 rivals over 1200 metres at Pukekohe on the weekend.

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Saturday, August 12 2017

The Gordonian upset his rivals in the feature flat race at Riccarton, which also brought down the curtain on the career of one of the south’s best mares of recent years.

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Saturday, August 12 2017

Mark Oulaghan completed six of the best when he produced a valiant Upper Cut to successfully defend his Grand National Steeplechase title.

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Saturday, August 12 2017

Nashville’s Riccarton double during Grand National carnival week has taken the durable galloper ever closer to a memorable milestone in his career.

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Saturday, August 12 2017

Admiral had to cover more ground at Pukekohe on Saturday than originally intended to bounce back to winning form.

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Thursday, August 10 2017

Matamata conditioner Wayne Hillis will line up Liquid Inspiration in the Wharfe Bros 1200 at Pukekohe on Saturday and believes she can continue her rich vein of form.

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Thursday, August 10 2017

Jacob Lowry has set himself some big targets after coming off his most successful season to date.

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Thursday, August 10 2017

Precocious youngster Melody Belle will take on the older horses at Group One level in her second appearance as a three-year-old.

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Thursday, August 10 2017

Highly-regarded filly Campari has the Gr.1 gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas on her three-year-old radar.

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Thursday, August 10 2017

Mark Oulaghan is taking a neutral approach in assessing whether he has the firepower to win Saturday's Grand National Steeplechase (5600m) at Riccarton for a sixth time.

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Thursday, August 10 2017

The presence of Australia’s champion mare makes Moonee Valley a highly unlikely spring destination for a quartet of Group One performers from Cambridge.

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Thursday, August 10 2017

An early three-year-old plan is in place for the talented Not Usual Trip to bag his first black type victory.

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Wednesday, August 09 2017

Hamish McNeill’s loyalty was repaid at Riccarton on Wednesday when he celebrated the biggest victory of his career aboard Ready Eddie in the Grand National Hurdles.

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Wednesday, August 09 2017

Thursday’s Woodville meeting is the latest to fall foul of the weather.

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Wednesday, August 09 2017

Hasahalo will shoot for further stakes success when she resumes in the Gr.3 Hawke’s Bay Breeders’ Gold Trail Stakes.

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Wednesday, August 09 2017

Well-performed jumper Just Got Home furthered his education over the big fences at Ellerslie on Tuesday.

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Wednesday, August 09 2017

The well-travelled Jackfrost has made an immediate impression in his new role.

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Wednesday, August 09 2017

Leading form analyst Daniel O’Sullivan from The Rating Bureau in Australia rates Bonneval as the best of New Zealand’s classic winners in the 2016-17 season and expects a bold showing from her in Melbourne during the spring.

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Wednesday, August 09 2017

Nymph Monte made his mark at stakes level last season and the six-year-old will be on the trail of higher honours this preparation.

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Monday, August 07 2017

Leading South Island apprentice Jacob Lowry has tipped Ablaze as his best ride at Riccarton on Wednesday.

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Monday, August 07 2017

Cambridge horsewoman Linda Laing hasn’t been surprised by the progress of Folk Tales in Australia.

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Monday, August 07 2017

Trainers David and Emma-Lee Browne are happy to bide their time with their Group One sprinting hope Ja Ja Binks.

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Monday, August 07 2017

Maybe Miami is likely to hit the road earlier than originally planned in his bid for Group One honours.

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Monday, August 07 2017

Waiuku trainer Sean Cameron couldn’t be happier with Go Go Gonzo ahead of the Hospitality New Zealand Canterbury 128th Grand National Hurdles over 4200m at Riccarton on Wednesday.

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Monday, August 07 2017

Global Thinking will return to the scene of her previous triumph to open her upcoming campaign.

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Sunday, August 06 2017

Apprentice Darren Danis has undergone successful back surgery at the Christchurch Hospital.

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Sunday, August 06 2017

Troy Harris has yet to ride Sofia Rosa on race day, but he has been hands on with the Group One winner for some time.

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Sunday, August 06 2017

A change in the ownership of Perfect Fit hasn’t altered plans for the Group One winner.

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Sunday, August 06 2017

Monarch Chimes’ trainers aren’t concerned about their rising jumping star going a month between runs in his build-up to the Great Northern Hurdles.

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Saturday, August 05 2017

Cambridge trainer Paul Mirabelli believes he may have found the key to handy performer Big Dreamer after the stakes placed mare delivered a fresh-up victory on the weekend.

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Saturday, August 05 2017

Progressive stayer Bee Tee Junior delivered on his trainer’s pre-race confidence when he strode to an impressive victory over 2100 metres at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Saturday, August 05 2017

A superbly judged front-running ride from last season’s premiership winner Chris Johnson paved the way for consistent galloper Irish Excuse to take his career earnings over the $150,000 mark with a victory in the open sprint at Riccarton on Saturday.

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Saturday, August 05 2017

On a day dominated by northern raiders Kevin Myers and Adrian and Harry Bull it was Riccarton stalwarts Michael and Matthew Pitman who scored a victory for the home team when they produced underrated mare Queen Serene to upset over 1200 metres on the weekend.

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Saturday, August 05 2017

Kate Cowan repaid the faith placed in her by Adrian and Harry Bull when she guided Nashville to another feature race victory at Riccarton.

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Saturday, August 05 2017

Volpe Veloce will head to Hastings in fine fettle in her quest for a full house of stakes victories.

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Saturday, August 05 2017

The Big Opal has unfinished business at Riccarton and the Kevin Myers-trained jumper is in exactly the right order to seal the deal in seven days’ time.

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Saturday, August 05 2017

A change of trial dates means Sea King will aim for a second Grand National Hurdle with 71.5kg rather than the Crisp Steeplechase.

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Saturday, August 05 2017

Warm favourite Humble Pie’s inexperience was well and truly overshadowed at Riccarton by his natural talent.

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Saturday, August 05 2017

Go Go Gonzo will cap his quick rise through the jumping ranks with a crack at one of the country’s most sought after prizes on Wednesday.

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Thursday, August 03 2017

Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman are happy to be biding their time with Highlad, one of the many black type winners of last season for the Cambridge trainers.

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Thursday, August 03 2017

Cambridge trainer Mark Forbes will line-up stable runners Dragon and Royal Fashion at the Te Rapa jump-outs on Monday ahead of potential black-type targets.

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Thursday, August 03 2017

Shaune Ritchie expects more of the same from Bee Tee Junior at Te Rapa.

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Thursday, August 03 2017

Berkley Stud resident Highly Recommended is off to a flying start following the performances last season of his first crop of two-year-olds.

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Thursday, August 03 2017

Mark Forbes has two runners at Te Rapa on Saturday and both will need a bit of luck to go their way, according to the Cambridge trainer.

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Thursday, August 03 2017

Group One-performed filly Belle du Nord is likely to open her three-year-old season at Hastings

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Thursday, August 03 2017

Doiknowyou was set for Riccarton some months ago and the sprightly eight-year-old’s build-up has subsequently gone without a hitch.

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Thursday, August 03 2017

Shaun Fannin is aiming to regain his place at the head of New Zealand's jumping riders’ ranks, beginning with a weekend of feature wins to kick-start his season.

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Wednesday, August 02 2017

Plans for Volkstok’n’barrell remain unchanged with the loyal stable servant making excellent progress toward his Te Rapa return to racing on August 19.

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Wednesday, August 02 2017

With the General Election just over a month away, the political party New Zealand First, has issued their policies for an improved regime for the racing industry.

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Wednesday, August 02 2017

The early-season Group One challenge for Ruakaka trainers Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs has been dealt a blow.

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Wednesday, August 02 2017

Gingernuts’ spring preparation was furthered at Te Teko on Tuesday with the dual Group One winner enjoying a quiet 1000m trial.

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Wednesday, August 02 2017

Group Two winner Saracino is closing in on his first appearance from Michael Moroney’s Flemington stable.

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Wednesday, August 02 2017

New Zealand Minister for Racing David Bennett has introduced the Racing Amendment Bill into Parliament.

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Tuesday, August 01 2017

Multiple Group 1-placed Kiwi galloper Savile Row galloped at pace for the first time at Flemington on Tuesday morning six weeks short of his expected return to racing.

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Tuesday, August 01 2017

The connections of Francaletta face an anxious wait to see if the talented mare gets a crack at an early season feature.

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Tuesday, August 01 2017

Group One winner Rangipo is free of the back issues that hindered his last campaign.

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Tuesday, August 01 2017

Melbourne-bound colt Summer Passage pleased his connections with his effort at Tuesday’s Te Teko trials.

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Tuesday, August 01 2017

Perfect Fit kicked off another Group One preparation in style at the Te Teko trials on Tuesday when she won her 820m heat.

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Tuesday, August 01 2017

A Group One quartet have been announced as the finalists for the New Zealand Breeder of the Year Award.

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