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Friday, November 30 2018

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have a smart galloper on their hands in the form of lightly-tried four-year-old Rhinestone Cowboy.

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Friday, November 30 2018

Quality two-year-old Whiskey Neat identified himself as a major contender for the Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) in January after his impressive ten-length victory on debut at Otaki on Friday.

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Friday, November 30 2018

Talented sprinter Gift of Power took her stakes-winning tally to three at Otaki on Friday when she won the Listed Fasttrack Insurance Levin Stakes (1200m) in dominant fashion.

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Friday, November 30 2018

Gavin Parker is keeping shop while his training partner Graham Richardson is away in Hong Kong and would love to ring up a stakes win for the stable at Ellerslie on Saturday.

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Friday, November 30 2018

The racing days are over for Close Up, the horse who motivated Shelley Hale back into training after a serious illness.

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Thursday, November 29 2018

The reconstructed home-turn at Awapuni racecourse in Palmerston North will make a race day return on March 1 next year, however, it is reliant on a satisfactory trial day in January.

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Thursday, November 29 2018

Waverley farmer and part-time horse trainer Bill Thurlow thinks Glory Days might be the best horse he’s trained. 

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Thursday, November 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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Thursday, November 29 2018

Byerley Park trainer Allan Peard believes he has another handy filly on his hands after One Kotukustreet’s debut win in the AJC On Facebook 1200 at Avondale on Thursday.

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Thursday, November 29 2018

Pukekohe trainers Moira and Kieran Murdoch unearthed a promising three-year-old filly at Avondale on Thursday when Petrabella scored an impressive debut win in the Westbrook ‘Crackling Rose’ 2017 (1400m).

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Wednesday, November 28 2018

Levin trainer Sylvia Kay will launch an assault on Trentham’s feature races in the coming months and will use Otaki on Friday as a stepping stone towards those targets.

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Wednesday, November 28 2018

Tony Pike has a strong team entered for Friday’s Otaki meeting, with two prospective runners also acceptors at Saturday’s Ellerslie meeting and the Cambridge trainer will be guided by track conditions and weather before deciding where they start. 

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Tuesday, November 27 2018

Talented three-year-old Ole Ole has been sold and will do his future racing in Hong Kong.

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Tuesday, November 27 2018

Exuberant, a debut winner of the Listed Wellesley Stakes (1000m) at Trentham last month, is back in work with Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh.

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Tuesday, November 27 2018

Senior riding ranks in the north will be bolstered with the impending return of Group One-winning jockey Michael McNab next month.

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Tuesday, November 27 2018

Group One galloper Jon Snow pleased connections when winning a trial over 1200m, defeating quality mare Our Abbadean.

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Tuesday, November 27 2018

Hawke’s Bay spring carnival star Melody Belle enjoyed a winning outing at the trials on her home track at Matamata on Tuesday and looks set to add to her Group One haul.

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Tuesday, November 27 2018

Stephen Marsh is disappointed he won’t get an opportunity to test War Affair again this season.

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Tuesday, November 27 2018

Well-travelled mare Bisou Bisou achieved black-type at Counties on Saturday when victorious in the Gr.2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m).

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Monday, November 26 2018

The China Horse Club’s impact on the New Zealand scene is set to be felt even stronger in top company after another exciting three-year-old emerged over the weekend.

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Monday, November 26 2018

Des Coppins talks with trainer Nigel Tiley about upset Gr.2 Dunstan Feeds Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes (1400m) winner Bisou Bisou.

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Monday, November 26 2018

Des Coppins catches up with Paul Moroney who sourced Gr.3 Ssangyong Counties Cup (2100m) winner Igraine for Trelawney Stud.

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Monday, November 26 2018

Des Coppins catches up with owner David Archer about weekend winners Bostonian and Amano.

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Monday, November 26 2018

Des Coppins talks with trainer Tony Pike on Bostonian's comeback win in the Listed Haunui Farm Counties Bowl (1100m) on Saturday.

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Monday, November 26 2018

Des Coppins catches up with Roydon Bergerson about weekend winners Beefeater and Original Gangster.

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Monday, November 26 2018

Connections of talented galloper Mongolian Marshal were pleased with his second placing behind Igraine in the Gr.3 Ssangyong Counties Cup (2100m) on Saturday, but there remains a question mark as to whether the son of High Chaparral is a genuine stayer.

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Monday, November 26 2018

Multiple stakes-winning filly Melt will continue her immediate racing future with expat Kiwi trainer Chris Waller in Sydney.

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Monday, November 26 2018

Starrybeel and King’s Cross emerged on Saturday as exciting replacements to help fill the void in Stephen Marsh’s stable with the loss of his top-rated horses.

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Sunday, November 25 2018

One of last season’s leading three-year-old’s, Demonetization, will undergo a gelding operation later this week after disappointing his connections with his runner-up performance behind Gundown over a mile at Counties on Saturday.

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Sunday, November 25 2018

Classic aspirations is three-year-old Reliable Man gelding Amano who stormed home to land the second event on the card over 1600m.

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Sunday, November 25 2018

The early action at Sunday’s Te Rapa race-meeting served up a pair of three-year-olds that could well command closer attention over the coming months.

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Sunday, November 25 2018

Awapuni trainer Royden Bergerson is expecting his phone to be busier than usual early this week as he prepares for the upcoming Wanganui Cup meeting.

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Saturday, November 24 2018

A patient approach with exciting three-year-old Total Excess paid dividends at Awapuni on Saturday when the Jamie Richards-trained galloper opened a new campaign with an impressive victory.

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Saturday, November 24 2018

Promising two-year-old filly Bavella destroyed her rivals in the Listed Splice Construction Stakes (1100m).

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Saturday, November 24 2018

One of the best of last season’s three-year-old crop showed he was back in no uncertain terms with a dashing victory in the Listed Haunui Farm Counties Bowl (1100m) at Pukekohe.

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Saturday, November 24 2018

Imported mare Igraine rubber-stamped her quality as a stayer of note when she downed a handy line-up in Saturday’s Gr.3 Ssangyong Counties Cup (2100m) at Pukekohe.

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Saturday, November 24 2018

Under-rated mare Bisou Bisou pulled off a major upset when she produced a powerful finishing burst to claim victory in the Gr.2 Dunstan Feeds Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Pukekohe.

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Thursday, November 22 2018

Matamata trainers Lance O'Sullivan and Andrew Scott will thrust in-form mare Sleeping Beauty into the deep end at Pukekohe on Saturday when she contests the Gr.2 Dunstan Feeds Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes (1400m).

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Thursday, November 22 2018

Trainer Donna Logan boarded her plane to Singapore on Friday morning with a spring in her step after a successful hit and run mission to the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale of two-year-olds at Karaka this week.

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Thursday, November 22 2018

Local trainer Roydon Bergerson is quietly confident with six-year-old gelding Beefeater heading into the John Turkington Forestry Limited/Wai Pine Ltd Bulls Country Cup (1500m) at Awapuni on Saturday.

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Thursday, November 22 2018

The formidable pairing behind three-time Group One-winner, and now sire, Mongolian Khan have teamed up once again to top this year’s New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale.

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Thursday, November 22 2018

American horseman Kip Elser has recorded a great result in his first foray into the New Zealand thoroughbred scene.

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Thursday, November 22 2018

Willie Leung is hoping he has struck gold once again at Karaka after purchasing an Exceed and Excel colt for $400,000 on the second day of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale.

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Thursday, November 22 2018

There are no black marks against the name of exciting two-year-old prospect Bavella as she takes on stakes company for the first time in Saturday's Listed Splice Construction Stakes (1100m) at Pukekohe.

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Wednesday, November 21 2018

Totally. Absolutely.

That was Nigel Tiley's response to the suggestion that Megablast's preparation for Saturday's Gr.3 Ssangyong Counties Cup (2100m) at Pukekohe was rather unorthodox.

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Wednesday, November 21 2018

Waikato Stud recorded a standout session on Day One of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run sale on Wednesday, selling four of the five top lots.

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Wednesday, November 21 2018

Group One-winning entire Embellish has been retired after an ongoing knee issue and is set to join Cambridge Stud’s stallion roster next year.

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Wednesday, November 21 2018

Cambridge Bloodstock agent Stuart Hale lay awake on the eve of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale with a Savabeel colt running through his mind and he decided then and there he was going to buy him.

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Wednesday, November 21 2018

Group One-winning mare Volpe Veloce will attempt to add more black-type to her record when she lines-up in the Gr.2 Dunstan Feeds Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Counties on Saturday.

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Monday, November 19 2018

Byerley Park trainers Peter and Dawn Williams won the Gr.1 Gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton on Saturday with Media Sensation, but she is not the only three-year-old filly that is exciting her connections.

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Monday, November 19 2018

While Te Akau Shark has been grabbing the headlines this spring, trainer Jamie Richards believes he has unearthed another potential star for the future in the form of Remington.

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Monday, November 19 2018

Top Te Aroha galloper Hiflyer will take an unorthodox path to the Gr.1 Sistema Railway (1200m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day.

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Monday, November 19 2018

Glenn Old has had little time to bask in the glory of his Gr.3 New Zealand Cup (3200m) win with Bizzwinkle.

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Monday, November 19 2018

After impressing with victory in the Gr.1 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (1600m) at Riccarton earlier this month, Te Akau Shark has plenty of racing options ahead of him this season according to his trainer Jamie Richards.

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Monday, November 19 2018

Barneswood Farm experienced one of its most memorable days in racing at Riccarton on Saturday.

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Sunday, November 18 2018

Cambridge trainers Tim and Margaret Carter have been forced to lift their sights sooner than planned with Farm Boy after he exceeded expectations in his comeback at Tauranga on Saturday.

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Sunday, November 18 2018

Waverley mare Glory Days took a step toward a few northern features when making a successful staying debut on her home course on Sunday.

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Friday, November 16 2018

Just twelve months ago rider Sam Spratt was the toast of Riccarton after securing her first New Zealand Cup (3200m) with a daring front-running ride on outsider Gobstopper.

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Friday, November 16 2018

To quote famous baseballer Yogi Berra, it was “déjà vu’ all over again” at Tauranga on Saturday when classy customer Ocean Emperor defended his Gr.2 Gartshore Tauranga Stakes (1600m) crown in fine style.

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Friday, November 16 2018

Visiting northern filly Media Sensation shrugged off a chequered trip to Christchurch to claim her maiden Group One victory in Saturday’s Gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m).

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Thursday, November 15 2018

Group Three winner Sherrif was a dominant $1.40 favourite heading into the Dargaville Racing Club’s Northland Cup (2100m) at Ruakaka on Friday, but had to dig deep for the win.

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Thursday, November 15 2018

Leading Gr.1 Gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) contenders Xpression and Melt once shared a paddock at Haunui Farm, but there will be no love lost between the star three-year-old fillies when they contest the Riccarton feature on Saturday.

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Thursday, November 15 2018

Dual Group Two winner Ocean Emperor is vying to make it back-to-back wins in the Gr.2 Gartshore Tauranga Stakes (1600m) on Saturday.

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Thursday, November 15 2018

Local trainer Andrew Carston will have a strong presence at the New Zealand Cup meeting at Riccarton on Saturday where he will line-up 12 runners, including Miss Federer and Sanctify in the Listed Barneswood Farm Welcome Stakes (1000m).

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Wednesday, November 14 2018

John Bary will refocus on next year's Gr.3 NZ Campus For Innovation & Sport Wellington Cup (3200m) at Trentham after having to scratch emerging stayer High Spirits from Saturday's Gr.3 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup (3200m) at Riccarton.

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Wednesday, November 14 2018

Hawke’s Bay training duo Guy Lowry and Grant Cullen have come up trumps in the barrier draw for the Gr.1 Gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton Park on Saturday.

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Wednesday, November 14 2018

Nigel Tiley has star filly Melt in perfect order for Saturday's Gr.1 Gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton. Now he just needs nature to play its part.

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Wednesday, November 14 2018

Te Akau Shark maintained his status as New Zealand’s most exciting galloper, producing a stunning finishing burst to land the Gr.2 Coupland's Bakeries Mile (1600m) at Riccarton on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, November 14 2018

Seven-year-old gelding Prince Oz has been a revelation since joining the stable of Riccarton trainer Neill Ridley.

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Wednesday, November 14 2018

The John And Karen Parsons-owned and trained galloper Kiwi Ida added a second stakes win to her tally when she took out the Gr.3 Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, November 14 2018

Dual Group One winner Savvy Coup will remain in Australia after failing to fire in a two-start campaign in Melbourne and will join the Sydney stable of Chris Waller.

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Wednesday, November 14 2018

Five-year-old mare Dee And Gee surprised both her trainers and punters alike when scoring a three-length victory in last Saturday’s Listed Metropolitan Trophy Handicap (2500m) at Riccarton. 

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Wednesday, November 14 2018

More Wonder started as a dominant $1.60 favourite for the NZB Ready to Run Sale Premier (1400m) at Riccarton on Wednesday and won accordingly.

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Wednesday, November 14 2018

Group One performer Wyndspelle picked up his first win in nearly two years when victorious in the Humphries Construction 1550 at Awapuni on Thursday.

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Tuesday, November 13 2018

Byerley Park trainer Dawn Williams reached a mammoth milestone at Te Aroha on Tuesday when she picked up her 1000th win as a trainer courtesy of Jip Jip Rock in the Waikato & BOP Harness 12th January 2019 (1400m).

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Monday, November 12 2018

Seven-year-old gelding Prince Oz has been unbeatable since joining Neil Ridley’s Riccarton Park barn in March and his connections are hoping that form will continue in the Gr.3 Lindauer Stewards Stakes Handicap (1200m) on his home track on Wednesday.

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Monday, November 12 2018

In A Twinkling, who did best of Jamie Richards’ three-pronged attack on last Saturday’s Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton, is on the Derby path.

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Monday, November 12 2018

Michael Pitman may be laid up in hospital, but it hasn’t stopped him making plans for his stable star Savvy Coup.

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Monday, November 12 2018

Te Akau Shark could provide NRL legend Paul Gallen with a brief focus away from his hefty league schedule with Cronulla Sharks next autumn if he lives up to expectations at Riccarton on Wednesday.

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Monday, November 12 2018

Byerley Park trainer Dawn Williams reached a mammoth milestone at Te Aroha on Tuesday when she picked up her 1000th win as a trainer courtesy of Jip Jip Rock in the Waikato & BOP Harness 12th January 2019 (1400m).

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Monday, November 12 2018

Team Rogerson will saddle three runners at Riccarton on Wednesday, including Group One-placed sprinter Ferrando and a pair of talented three-year-olds.

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Sunday, November 11 2018

Months of special care paid off when Rondinella not only returned to the racetrack, but put in an outstanding effort to win the $22,500 Signature Homes (Rating 65) over 1400 metres on Saturday.

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Saturday, November 10 2018

A tilt at the equal richest three-year-old race in the country could be on the cards for impressive Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) winner, Madison County.

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Saturday, November 10 2018

A gear adjustment and a positive ride from jockey Lynsey Satherley paved the way for the locally trained Maybeashowoff to open his winning account with a victory at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Saturday, November 10 2018

Underrated Woodville galloper Casaquinman sprang another upset when he dashed home to win the Listed Yesberg Insurance Services Pegasus Stakes (1000m).

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Saturday, November 10 2018

Outsider Dee And Gee stunned the Riccarton crowd on Saturday as she registered her biggest career victory when winning the Listed Redwood Metropolitan Trophy (2500m).

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Saturday, November 10 2018

Outstanding three-year-old Madison County repaid his many supporters when he carried the favourite’s tag to a comprehensive victory in the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton.

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Saturday, November 10 2018

A bold front-running performance saw the Tony Pike-trained Indecision add further valuable black-type to her career record when she scored in the Listed Legacy Lodge Sprint (1200m) at Te Rapa.

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Friday, November 09 2018

Classy mare Rodinella makes her much awaited return to the race-track on Saturday at Te Rapa, after a horrific hoof injury that had her racing career in jeopardy.

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Friday, November 09 2018

New Zealand-trained four-year-old Mark Two will contest the Australian Turf Club Handicap (2000m) at Rosehill on Saturday, with connections confident the daughter of Pins can return to her best.

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Friday, November 09 2018

A crack at the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham is in the offing for impressive Pukekohe maiden winner Contrary Mary.

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Thursday, November 08 2018

Acutus became the second former Hong Kong horse to give injured Cambridge jockey Maija Vance a boost when winning at Avondale yesterday.

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Thursday, November 08 2018

Trainer Ken Kelso believes progressive four-year-old Supera can continue to make steps towards a black-type assignment following her strong win over a mile at Avondale on Wednesday.

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Thursday, November 08 2018

An impost of 60kg is tempering Pukekohe trainer Richard Collett's confidence that his talented mare Untamed Diamond can make it back-to-back wins in the Listed Legacy Lodge Sprint (1200m) at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Thursday, November 08 2018

A decision on whether Alysha Collett undergoes further surgery is impending as the Pukekohe jockey makes her recovery from a horrific fall in Singapore last month.

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Wednesday, November 07 2018

Veteran trainer Frank Ritchie is looking to land his first Gr.1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) with lightly-raced gelding Dawn Patrol, who tackles the Al Basti Equiworld sponsored feature at Riccarton on Saturday.

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Wednesday, November 07 2018

The occasion surrounding the Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) with glamour mare Winx got too much for Kiwi galloper Savvy Coup according to her connections,

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Wednesday, November 07 2018

A Proper Lady broke her maiden when successful in the City 1200 at Avondale on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, November 07 2018

The Dennis brothers have stepped into new territory in their bid to complete the double in the Gr.1 three-year-old classics at Riccarton on Saturday.

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Wednesday, November 07 2018

Ardmore trainer Nick Bishara could experience his biggest moment in racing at Flemington on Thursday, but he won’t be on course to witness it.

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Tuesday, November 06 2018

Showy grey Stratocaster has conquered his own colour in New Zealand and now he’s attempting to do the same in Australia when he tackles the greys in the Off The Track Subzero Handicap (1400m) at Flemington on Thursday.

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Tuesday, November 06 2018

A tilt at securing black-type is now on the radar for Robert Dennis’ $4,000 gavelhouse.com purchase Nightcap after she took her total earnings past $70,000 with a Melbourne Cup Day win at Wingatui.

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Tuesday, November 06 2018

Not content with taking out the feature event on the day at Ellerslie with Saint Emilion in the Gr.3 OMF Stakes (2000m), the Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman team were at it again just two races later with progressive galloper Mongolian Marshal.

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Tuesday, November 06 2018

Rugged front-runner Saint Emilion once again showed his penchant for the Ellerslie track when he led all the way to win the Gr.3 OMF Stakes (2000m) on Tuesday.

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Monday, November 05 2018

Cambridge trainer Craig Phelan has jetted into Melbourne to oversee his hardy stayer Big Mike tackle Wednesday’s Kyneton Cup (2000m).

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Sunday, November 04 2018

Ruakaka galloper Danzdanzdance’s imminent return could spell danger for her opposition heading into Summer.

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Sunday, November 04 2018

The O’Leary brothers won’t be the only New Zealand farmers cheering on a horse they own in Tuesday’s A$7 million Gr.1 Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington.

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Sunday, November 04 2018

Lightly-raced four-year-old mare Hello It’s Me will attempt to add a second stakes victory to her record when she lines-up in the Gr.3 OMF Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie on Tuesday.

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Saturday, November 03 2018

A sparkling work-out at Flemington on Sunday morning has confirmed kiwi galloper Sir Charles Road is ready to tackle his greatest challenge at Flemington on Tuesday.

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Saturday, November 03 2018

A typically heady ride from top Central Districts jockey Johnathan Parkes paved the way for the ultra-consistent Five To Midnight to take out the Listed Ricoh Feilding Gold Cup (2100m) at Awapuni.

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Saturday, November 03 2018

Talented mare Sleeping Beauty proved too slick for her rivals when she led all the way to take out the day’s open sprint contest over 1300m at Tauranga.

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Saturday, November 03 2018

Talented galloper Ocean Emperor gave his rivals weight and a beating when he took out the Courtesy Ford Red Craze Bowl (1400m) at Awapuni.

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Thursday, November 01 2018

Awapuni galloper Shadows Cast is being set to defend his title in the Gr.2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (1600m) at Riccarton later this month and will have a final hit-out in the Courtesy Ford Red Craze Bowl (1400m) on his home track on Saturday.

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Thursday, November 01 2018

Evergreen New Zealand-bred and owned stayer Who Shot Thebarman will be contesting the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) for a fourth time next Tuesday, while a number of his compatriots will be relying on results from Saturday to make the 24 horse field.

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Thursday, November 01 2018

The Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott-trained Andoyas will take his place in a Rating 82 Benchmark 1550m at Awapuni on Saturday, just a week after a barrier incident at Ellerslie.

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Thursday, November 01 2018

Gr.3 New Zealand Cup (3200m) aspirant Major Tom will have one more run in the C S Stevens Memorial Banks Peninsula Cup (2200m) at Motukarara on Sunday before he contests the two-mile Riccarton feature later this month.

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Thursday, November 01 2018

Group One winning mare Consensus will have the first run of her seven-year-old season in the Chesters Plumbing & Bathroom (1300m) at Tauranga on Saturday.

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