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Tuesday, October 30 2018

Last-start runner-up Eridani went one better at Waipa on Wednesday to secure her maiden victory in the Waipa Home of Champions (1150m).

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Tuesday, October 30 2018

Nymph Monte made light work of his opposition in the Egmont Cup (2100m) at Hawera last-start and his trainer and part-owner, Grant Nicholson, is hoping he can continue that form into the Listed Ricoh Feilding Gold Cup (2100m) at Awapuni on Saturday.

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Tuesday, October 30 2018

The racing future of tough stayer Pentathlon is in doubt after the seven-year-old pulled up a bit scratchy following his sixth-placing in the Egmont Cup (2100m) earlier this month.

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Monday, October 29 2018

Ruakaka Cup (2200m) winner He’s Cavalier is in fine form of late and he could add another Cup to his tally at Waipa on Wednesday when he lines-up in the Cal Isuzu Te Awamutu Cup (2000m).

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Monday, October 29 2018

Ace sprinter Julius has been retired.

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Monday, October 29 2018

Shaun Clotworthy was quick to recognise Annie Okay's potential - now he's hoping she's swift enough to claim a stakes win at Ellerslie on Saturday.

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Sunday, October 28 2018

Peter Williams, co-trainer of Media Sensation who cemented her claims for the Gr.1 gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas with a stylish victory in the Gr.3 Partners Life Soliloquy Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie on Saturday.

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Sunday, October 28 2018

Jeff Lynds, trainer of impressive Gr.3 Thompson Handicap (1600m) winner Dark Princess.

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Sunday, October 28 2018

Stephen Marsh about Listed Wellesley Stakes (1000m) winner Exhuberant

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Sunday, October 28 2018

Jockey Opie Bosson is likely to make a return to race day riding next week at Ellerslie after injuring his foot in a barrier incident when riding Andoyas at Ellerslie on Saturday.

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Sunday, October 28 2018

Maija Vance hopes to be leaving the Otara Spinal Unit before Christmas.

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Sunday, October 28 2018

Ladies First will have one further throw of the dice in Melbourne before returning home to be set to defend her Gr.1 Auckland Cup (3200m) crown.

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Saturday, October 27 2018

Trainer John Bary found the answer he was looking for when promising stayer High Spirits scored a decisive win at Trentham on Saturday.

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Saturday, October 27 2018

A win by talented mare Yearn over 1400m at Ellerslie on Saturday provided the perfect gift for trainer Karen Fursdon who was celebrating her 34th wedding anniversary on the day.

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Saturday, October 27 2018

Cambridge Stud proprietors Brendan and Jo Lindsay dominated proceedings at Ellerslie on Saturday with three individual winners before signing off their red-letter day with a Group Three victory for a member of their broodmare band at Trentham.

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Saturday, October 27 2018

Stephen Marsh trained first starter Exuberant made a winning debut with a gritty victory in the Listed Hanley Formula Wellesley Stakes (1000m).

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Saturday, October 27 2018

Progressive mare Dark Princess continued her rise up the ranks with her first victory at stakes level when successful in Saturday’s Gr.3 Gee & Hickton Thompson Handicap (1600m) at Trentham.

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Saturday, October 27 2018

Cambridge stable of Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman will have another strong contender for next month’s Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) after The Chosen One’s dominant victory in the Listed Zacinto Stakes (1600m).

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Saturday, October 27 2018

Te Akau Racing capped off a strong day at Riccarton on Saturday with a brave win by Swing Note in the Listed Christchurch Casino Spring Classic (2000m).

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Friday, October 26 2018

The Peter and Dawn Williams trained Media Sensation cemented her claims for next month’s Gr.1 Gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton with a stylish victory at Ellerslie.

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Wednesday, October 24 2018

A cautiously excited Michael Pitman has been given the green light from his surgeon to travel to Melbourne on Friday to watch Savvy Coup contest the Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley.

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Wednesday, October 24 2018

Allan Sharrock is stretching his resources like never before but is hoping for a landmark weekend of success as he produces runners in stakes races at three different venues for the first time in his career this weekend.

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Wednesday, October 24 2018

Apprentice jockey Zubair Bholah picked up his first win in New Zealand on Wednesday when he rode Flicka of Gold to victory in the Clair Anderton (1400m) at Wingatui for boss Steve Tyler.

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Wednesday, October 24 2018

Unbeaten three-year-old gelding Dawn Patrol will now head to Riccarton next month to contest the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) after pleasing trainer Frank Ritchie in his 1200m trial at Te Aroha on Thursday.

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Tuesday, October 23 2018

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman will find out in the next week if they will contest classic spoils over Melbourne Cup week with stable three-year-olds Botti and Rubira.

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Tuesday, October 23 2018

In form three-year-old filly Emily Margaret has already one stakes victory to her name this spring and she will be looking to add the Listed Zacinto Stakes (1600m) to that tally at Riccarton on Saturday.

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Tuesday, October 23 2018

gavelhouse.com graduate Kauri Cove provided a special milestone win for Kelvin and Aimee Tyler’s newly minted father/daughter training partnership at Winton last week.

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Tuesday, October 23 2018

Cody Cole’s rise in the training ranks could include a Group One contender next month.

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Tuesday, October 23 2018

Stephen Marsh’s long-range plan to campaign a couple of promising mares off-carnival in New South Wales steps up a notch this week with Campari and Mark Two tackling city assignments.

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Monday, October 22 2018

Jon Snow’s Melbourne spring campaign has come to an end after he tailed the field home in Saturday’s Gr.1 Caulfield Cup (2400m).

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Monday, October 22 2018

Embellish showed a glimpse of his talent at last week’s Te Awamutu trials, but he won’t be part of the Te Akau Racing Stables squad competing at the New Zealand Cup meeting at Riccarton next month

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Sunday, October 21 2018

Former top juvenile Sword Of Osman was back in the winning groove at Te Rapa where he took out the Gr.2 James & Annie Sarten Memorial Stakes (1400m) with a bold front-running performance.

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Sunday, October 21 2018

Talented galloper Rhinestone Cowboy was on his best behaviour at Te Rapa today to land his first career victory.

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Sunday, October 21 2018

Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie doesn’t know where maiden winner Magic Condor sits in the pecking order of three-year-old fillies, but is happy to find out in Saturday’s Gr.3 Partners Life Soliloquy Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie.

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Saturday, October 20 2018

Talented three-year-old Media Sensation furthered her preparation for a tilt at the Gr.1 Gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton next month when she downed her age-group rivals over 1400m at Rotorua on Saturday.

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Saturday, October 20 2018

Favouritism for next months Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton could be decided at Te Rapa on Monday afternoon when several of the leading contenders clash in the Gr.2 James & Annie Sarten Memorial Stakes (1400m).

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Saturday, October 20 2018

A desperate finish to the Gr.3 Sweynesse Stakes (1215m) at Rotorua was decided by the photo-finish camera in favour of underrated mare Volks Lightning.

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Saturday, October 20 2018

North Island raider Xpression underlined why she is the favourite to take out next month’s Gr.1 Gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) when she handed out a beating to her age group rivals at Ashburton on Saturday

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Saturday, October 20 2018

A rails-hugging ride paved the way for Hastings visitor Peso to land his biggest career win when he took out the Listed Jakkalberry Classic (1950m) at Rotorua.

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Saturday, October 20 2018

Injured jockey Alysha Collett underwent successful surgery to her fractured vertebra on Thursday.

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Friday, October 19 2018

Last season’s Champion Two-Year-Old Avantage has suffered a set-back which has seen her ruled out of the Gr.1 Gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton next month.

Avantage (inside) has been ruled out of the Gr.1 Gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) - Trish Dunell

The winner of six of her seven starts, including an impressive victory in the Gr.3 Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) last month, Avantage did not pull-up particularly well after the win and a decision was made to carry out a bone scan after she was examined by Te Akau’s veterinarian Dr Douglas Black.

"The report of the bone scan has now been received and it identified a muscular issue which will rule her out of the Gr.1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas,” Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards said.

"While this is a huge disappointment to her owners and our team, as well all her supporters, the good news is that there is nothing more serious. 

“Avantage has today travelled to a speciality equine rehabilitation facility for a five to six week period of paddock rest. We look forward to her return to the stable and the track in due course."

A graduate of the 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale, Avantage was purchased by David Ellis for $210,000 and the Group One winning daughter of Fastnet Rock has won in excess of $800,000 in prizemoney.

Melt and Xpression now head the futures betting for the 1000 Guineas at $4 apiece.

Meanwhile, Richards will be hoping three-year-old colts Our Flying Ace and Sword Of Osman can flag themselves as genuine Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) contenders.

Rated at $6 and $26 respectively for the Guineas, Our Flying Ace will contest the Gr.3 Barneswood Farm Stakes (1400m) at Ashburton on Saturday, while Sword Of Osman will step out in Monday’s Gr.2 James And Annie Sarten Memorial Stakes (1400m) at Te Rapa.

"Our Flying Ace is going well, and it will be a good test for him against the northerners to see if his form is as good as some of the others,” Richards said.

“I’m pleased with Sword of Osman and hopefully he will roll forward, but Madison County is the one to beat.

“His work has been good but we're still learning about him at 1400m, whether he's going to relax and run it out. I don't think he lost any admirers the other day. He was taken on early and he stuck to it when he was beaten." 

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Friday, October 19 2018

Impressive last start winner Te Akau Shark will tackle the Gr.2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (1600m) at Riccarton in preference to a trip across the Tasman.

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Thursday, October 18 2018

Otaki-based trainer Johno Benner, who trains in partnership with Hollie Wynyard, is looking forward to the return of racing at their home track on Sunday.

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Thursday, October 18 2018

Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) hopeful Vin De Dance will not contest the two-mile feature and will return home to New Zealand after a below par performance in last Sunday’s Listed Cranbourne Cup (2025m).

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Thursday, October 18 2018

A bright and content Charles Road is poised to enhance his Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) claims with a bold run in Saturday's Gr.3 Coongy Cup (2000m), according to Matamata trainer Lance O'Sullivan.

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Thursday, October 18 2018

Cambridge trainer Martin Da Cruz is taking a cautious approach with his talented sprinters Packing Eagle and Elusive Treasure going into Saturday's Gr.3 Sweynesse Stakes (1215m) at Rotorua.

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Wednesday, October 17 2018

Unbeaten three-year-old Dawn Patrol pleased trainer Frank Ritchie with his last-start victory over 1400m at Matamata on Saturday but his path towards the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) is currently undecided.

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Wednesday, October 17 2018

Stakes-placed galloper Bocce is set to resume on Saturday in the Faulkner Drainage 3YO (1215m) at Rotorua and has won a trial to fit him for his return to racing.

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Tuesday, October 16 2018

Five-year-old gelding Excalibur heads into Saturday’s Listed Jakkalberry Classic (1950m) at Rotorua in fine fettle according to trainer Shaune Ritchie, but the wide draw of barrier 11 will ensure he is ridden conservatively once again.  

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Tuesday, October 16 2018

Group Two-winning filly Xpression will have one final hit-out at Ashburton on Saturday before she contests her main target of the spring, next month’s Gr.1 Gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m).

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Monday, October 15 2018

European import Igraine has hardly put a foot wrong since joining Robert Priscott’s Te Awamutu barn earlier this year and she is set to tackle stakes company for the first time in the Listed Jakkalberry Classic (1950m) at Rotorua on Saturday.

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Monday, October 15 2018

Jockey Alysha Collett suffered a fractured lower backbone and right heel after a race fall at Kranji on Sunday.

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Sunday, October 14 2018

Radio Trackside’s Des Coppins catches up with Frank Ritchie about exciting galloper Dawn Patrol who recorded his second win from as many starts on Matamata on Saturday.

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Sunday, October 14 2018

Co-trainer Andrew Forsman discusses the stable’s stakes-winning double of Nicoletta in the Gr.3 Rich Hill Stud Taranaki Breeders' Stakes (1400m) and Deals in Heels in the Listed Team Wealleans Matamata Cup (1600m).  He also gives an update on the progress of Gr.1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) hopeful, Jon Snow.

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Sunday, October 14 2018

Ashvin Goindasamy has swapped tailor-made miniature jockey’s colours for the real item and he’s now living a childhood dream.

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Saturday, October 13 2018

Lightly raced speedster Sleeping Beauty was back to her brilliant best when she dominated her rivals from in front over 1200m at Matamata on Saturday.

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Saturday, October 13 2018

Malaysian-born rider Shafiq Rusof continued his red-hot run of form when he guided handy stayer Nymph Monte to victory in Saturday’s South Taranaki Club Egmont Cup (2100m) at Hawera.

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Saturday, October 13 2018

With less than a week until the gates open for this years A$5m Caulfield Cup (2400m), kiwi contender Jon Snow is ready to tackle the slew of international raiders set to contest the event.

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Saturday, October 13 2018

The powerful Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman stable completed a stakes double for the day when Nicoletta took out the Gr.3 Rich Hill Stud Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Hawera.

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Saturday, October 13 2018

If ever a horse deserved to break through at stakes level it is talented mare Deals In Heels.

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Saturday, October 13 2018

Progressive galloper Dawn Patrol overcame a wide run and some talented opposition to register his second win from as many starts when he scored over 1400m at Matamata.

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Friday, October 12 2018

Inglewood owner-trainer Marilyn Paewai is hopeful her bonny mare Rosewood can land some richly deserved Group success this weekend.

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Friday, October 12 2018

Four-year-old entire Demonetization has pleased trainer Nigel Tiley and will have his second run back from an injury-enforced break when he tackles the Listed Team Wealleans Matamata Cup (1600m) on Saturday.

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Thursday, October 11 2018

Breeze Ups for New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds will take place next week on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 October with each day commencing at 10am.

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Thursday, October 11 2018

The Stephen Marsh-trained mares Campari and Mark Two both successfully broke their maidens at Gosford last week and the Cambridge conditioner is looking forward to their next starts and winning further Australian prizemoney.

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Thursday, October 11 2018

Talented sprinter Julius prepared for a return to racing in the Gr.3 Sweynesse Stakes (1215m) at Rotorua on Saturday week with an exhibition gallop at Taupo on Wednesday under regular rider Jason Waddell.

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Thursday, October 11 2018

A week after two-year-old Showcasing filly Last Sight won on debut at Ruakaka, Valachi Downs principal Kevin Hickman struck again with another filly by the same sire, The Tailors Niece, on debut at Tauherenikau.

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Wednesday, October 10 2018

A trip to Riccarton awaits progressive Matamata mare Livin' On A Prayer if she proves competitive in Saturday's Gr.3 Rich Hill Stud Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Hawera.

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Wednesday, October 10 2018

Three of the heavyweights of New Zealand racing have gathered to plan their assault on the Melbourne Spring Racing carnival.

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Wednesday, October 10 2018

Matamata trainer Peter McKay has taken a patient approach with a pair of progressive three-year-olds.

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Wednesday, October 10 2018

Group One winner Embellish is on target to have a further trial this month as is stablemate Chance To Dance.

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Tuesday, October 09 2018

Allan Sharrock says he has nobody but himself to blame after missing the first acceptance payment for next month's A$7 million Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m), rendering Gr.1 Auckland Cup (3200m) winner Ladies First ineligible to start.

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Tuesday, October 09 2018

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh will get a better guide to his Classic prospects following Saturday’s Matamata meeting.

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Tuesday, October 09 2018

One of the biggest selling points at the NZB Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Old's is the sire power of 110 varied stallion profiles, each offering unique value. Amongst this selection are internationally renowned Group One producers whose high profiles offer buyers the opportunity to capitalise on their sought after progeny.

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Tuesday, October 09 2018

Kiwi stayer Sir Charles Road spiked a temperature after finishing fourth in the Gr.3 MRC Foundation Cup (2000m) at Caulfield last month, but is back on track according to co-trainer Lance O’Sullivan.

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Tuesday, October 09 2018

Early indications are positive for Riccarton trainer Michael Pitman, who underwent surgery for bowel cancer on Monday.

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Monday, October 08 2018

Our Abbadean is set to continue along the Group One path after enjoying a well-earned brief let-up, while plans for the exciting stablemate Te Akau Shark are still to be confirmed.

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Monday, October 08 2018

Last season’s champion two-year-old Avantage is likely to step out over 1400m at Matamata on Saturday as she continues her build-up towards the Gr.1 gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton in November.

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Monday, October 08 2018

Trainer Peter McKay discusses the win of Langkawi at Hawke’s Bay on Saturday

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Monday, October 08 2018

Radio Trackside’s Des Coppins talks to Chris Johnson about his great day in the saddle at Hastings on Saturday including his win on Savvy Coup in the Gr.1 Livamol Classic (2040m)

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Monday, October 08 2018

Te Akau principal David Ellis discusses the win of exciting galloper Te Akau Shark in the Gr.3 Red Badge Sprint at Hawke’s Bay on Saturday and an update on a host of the stable’s stars.

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Sunday, October 07 2018

While many may consider the task of beating Winx in the Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) in three weeks to be a monumental challenge, for Michael Pitman, trainer of rival Savvy Coup, it is nowhere near as daunting as the personal battle he is about to undertake.

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Sunday, October 07 2018

Royally bred three-year-old Langkawi took the first step on a path towards some of the feature age group events later in the summer when he landed his first victory at Hastings on the weekend.

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Sunday, October 07 2018

Waikato Stud has won the race to purchase the two-time New Zealand Horse of the Year and multiple Group One winner Bonneval

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Sunday, October 07 2018

Dual Group One winner Savvy Coup might not be the only Livamol Classic contestant to compete at Moonee Valley on October 27.

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Sunday, October 07 2018

A brother to exciting Kiwi filly Verry Elleegant was welcomed into the world just hours after his three-year-old sister stamped herself as a leading contender for the Gr.1 VRC Oaks (2500m).

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Sunday, October 07 2018

The Sunday race-meeting at Te Awamutu has been abandoned after problems with horses slipping were identified following the completion of the second event.

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Saturday, October 06 2018

A masterclass from rider Chris Johnson paved the way for progressive galloper Dark Princess to secure victory over a talented line-up in Saturday’s Hastings Heart Of The Hawke’s Bay Mile (1600m).

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Saturday, October 06 2018

Hastings racegoers got to witness something special on Saturday when exciting four-year-old Te Akau Shark scorched to victory in the Gr.3 Red Badge Spring Sprint (1400m) at Hastings.

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Saturday, October 06 2018

Pre-post favourite Savvy Coup left no room for excuses when she dominated her rivals in the Gr.1 Livamol Classic (2040m) at Hastings.

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Saturday, October 06 2018

The well-known colours of the powerful China Horse Club were to the fore at Hastings on Saturday when Madison County produced a devastating sprint to capture the Gr.2 Sacred Falls Hawke’s Bay Guineas (1400m).

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Friday, October 05 2018

Talented four-year-old galloper Te Akau Shark will be looking to secure his first stakes victory on Saturday when he lines-up in the Gr.3 Red Badge Spring Sprint (1400m) at Hastings.

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Friday, October 05 2018

Consistent three-year-old Cyber Attack heads in to Saturday’s Gr.2 Sacred Falls Hawke's Bay Guineas (1400m) in good form for Cambridge trainer Tony Pike, but will have to overcome a horror barrier draw (15).

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Friday, October 05 2018

The Nigel Tiley-trained three-year-old Spirits Aubeer continues to make good progress, making it back to back victories this term when successful at Tauranga on Friday.

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Friday, October 05 2018

Riccarton-trained three-year-old Emily Margaret will take another step towards the Gr.1 gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) when she tackles the Inglewood Stud Guineas Trial (1400m) on her home track on Saturday.

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Thursday, October 04 2018

Multiple Group Two-winning mare Our Abbadean is after her first Group One scalp at Hastings on Saturday after impressing with her two fresh-up runs at Hawke’s Bay’s spring carnival.

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Thursday, October 04 2018

The curtain has come down on the outstanding racing career of dual New Zealand Horse of the Year Bonneval and a change in ownership looks likely in the near future.

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Thursday, October 04 2018

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh made a flying visit to Gosford, just outside of Sydney, on Thursday to saddle a pair of maiden gallopers and walked away with the lion’s share of prizemoney.

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Thursday, October 04 2018

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh will be hoping that Ugo Foscolo can recapture his black-type form in the Gr.3 Red Badge Sprint (1400m) at Hastings on Saturday.

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Thursday, October 04 2018

Racing is set to resume at the Otaki racecourse on October 22 after it withstood a track test on Wednesday where 18 horses worked on the renovated track over a variety of distances from the inside rail.

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Thursday, October 04 2018

Everything's apples with Opie Bosson ahead of his comeback to race-riding at Hastings on Saturday.

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Thursday, October 04 2018

Johno Benner has no doubt he is taking a horse to the races capable of winning Saturday’s Gr.1 Livamol Classic (2040m) at Hastings.

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Wednesday, October 03 2018

Just 12 months ago she loomed as New Zealand's best spring Cups chance but Bonneval's racing days are over after a lacklustre comeback to racing this spring.

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Wednesday, October 03 2018

Ruakaka trainers Chris Gibbs and Michelle Bradley are taking a strong team down to Hastings for the last day of the Hawke’s Bay carnival, but their biggest chances may be in the Bay For NZ Punter of the Year 2200.

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Wednesday, October 03 2018

Two-year-old Showcasing filly Last Sight made the perfect start to her racing career with a debut win in the Burgundy @ Cambridge Stud 2YO (900m) at Ruakaka on Wednesday. 

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Wednesday, October 03 2018

Hastings trainer John Bary is pleased with the talent in his yard at present and is looking forward to showcasing some of it on the final day of the Hawke’s Bay Spring Carnival on Saturday. 

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Wednesday, October 03 2018

Lisa Latta has a strong hand to play at Hastings on Saturday with a team of eight entered for the premier meeting, including Authentic Paddy and Five To Midnight in the Gr.1 Livamol Classic (2040m). 

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Tuesday, October 02 2018

Co-trainer Andrew Forsman expects classy Kiwi stayer Jon Snow to appreciate the big open spaces at Flemington when he lines up against Winx in the Gr.1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) on Saturday. 

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Tuesday, October 02 2018

Byerley Park trainers Peter and Dawn Williams will take three horses north to Ruakaka on Wednesday in the hope of recording their maiden victories.

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Tuesday, October 02 2018

Talented Te Awamutu trainer Joe Waldron is set to relocate to Victoria at the end of the month. 

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Tuesday, October 02 2018

Trainer Stephen McKee is weighing up his options as to how progressive three-year-old Hasabro proceeds to the Gr.1 VRC Derby (2500m) on November 3. 

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Monday, October 01 2018

Two New Zealand three-year-olds have begun Derby campaigns in Victoria with contrasting fortunes in races at Geelong

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Monday, October 01 2018

Sam Logan got off the mark for the season with a double over the weekend and is looking forward to the return of the promising Woodloveto later this year.

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Monday, October 01 2018

Chris Gibbs is keeping an eye on the Hawke’s Bay weather reports leading up to his stable’s two-pronged attack on the Gr.1 Livamol Classic (2040m) on Saturday.

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Monday, October 01 2018

The Stephen McKee-trained Hasabro remains a maiden following a luckless second behind Regal Hawk at Geelong on Monday. 

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Monday, October 01 2018

Promising chaser The Arabian Duke showed he could be a force to be reckoned with in next season’s major jumping events with a devastating victory in Sunday’s Bayleys Waikato Hunt Cup Steeplechase (4250m) at Te Aroha.

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Monday, October 01 2018

Outstanding Kiwi galloper Patrick Erin sat atop the Sydney staying ranks on Saturday afternoon after he produced a devastating sprint to capture the Gr.1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Royal Randwick.

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Monday, October 01 2018

Enigmatic galloper Stratocaster booked his ticket for a crack at the riches of the Melbourne spring carnival when he cruised to victory at New Plymouth on the weekend.

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Monday, October 01 2018

Fans of exciting mare Love Affair will have to wait another seven days to see her commence her spring campaign.

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