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Monday, September 30 2019

Andrew Campbell is hoping Peloton’s win at Te Rapa last week is the start of a well-overdue change of luck for his Cambridge stable.

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Monday, September 30 2019

Trackside Radio’s Des Coppins speaks with trainer Stephen Marsh after Sorrentina’s win at Ellerslie on Saturday.

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Monday, September 30 2019

Trained by Jamie Richards and part-owned by recently retired Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen, Te Akau Shark has had one run in Australia, finishing second to Dreamforce in the Tramway Stakes (1400m) on September 7.

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Monday, September 30 2019

Trackside Radio’s Des Coppins speaks with trainer Neil O’Dowd after Aigne’s win in The Road To The Jericho (3210m).

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Monday, September 30 2019

Awapuni trainer Lisa Latta has announced the retirement of Group One winner and perennial stable favourite Authentic Paddy.

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Monday, September 30 2019

Dual stakes winner Sleeping Beauty has already been courted by her Prince following her race retirement earlier this month.

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Sunday, September 29 2019

A slashing run for second in Friday’s Gr.2 Stocks Stakes (1600m) at The Valley was just what the doctor ordered for trainer Roger James and his quality mare Rondinella.

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Sunday, September 29 2019

A cursory glance at the state of play on the national jockeys’ premiership for this season will bring a smile to the face of those pundits looking to what the future might hold for the New Zealand riding ranks.

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Sunday, September 29 2019

With just a little over six weeks until the start of New Zealand Cup & Show Week, the southern training ranks are in count down mode as they ready themselves to repel the invasion from the visiting northern stables.

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Sunday, September 29 2019

Recently crowned 2018/19 New Zealand Champion Middle Distance horse Danzdanzdance will do her future racing from the Sydney stable of ex-pat kiwi Chris Waller

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Saturday, September 28 2019

The winning roll of owner Lib Petagna with the progeny of Waikato Stud’s super stallion Savabeel continued at Ellerslie on Saturday when promising filly Sorrentina delivered an eye-catching victory.

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Friday, September 27 2019

Te Aroha has become a happy stomping ground for talented jumper Trisha Lea and she will be out to keep her unbeaten hurdles record on the Waikato track intact on Sunday.

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Friday, September 27 2019

South Auckland trainer Grant Cooksley has little doubt that Blackrocksdetox can measure up to the best of his age but expects the Rip Van Winkle three-year-old to take improvement from his first-up run at Ellerslie on Saturday.

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Friday, September 27 2019

Avantage’s disappointing unplaced performance in the Gr.3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m) at Randwick last Saturday has trainer Jamie Richards a little puzzled, however, he is hoping she can bounce back to form at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Friday, September 27 2019

Andrew Forsman is set for a busy weekend, overseeing black-type contenders in both Sydney and Melbourne.

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Thursday, September 26 2019

Trainer Raymond Connors knows how to prepare extreme distance stayers and jumpers, with Wise Men Say recently providing him with his sixth victory in the time-honoured Great Northern Steeplechase (6400m).

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Thursday, September 26 2019

Exciting three-year-old Cooga Doon will continue his racing career in Asia after his seven-figure sale to Hong Kong interests on Thursday.

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Thursday, September 26 2019

Albury trainer Mitch Beer has purchased last season’s Listed Wanganui Guineas (1340m) winner Bobby Dazzler from the stable of Stephen Marsh and is looking forward to training his latest Kiwi import.

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Thursday, September 26 2019

Danielle Johnson’s focus this weekend is firmly on Ellerslie on Saturday with six rides at the meeting, including last-start stakes performer Sorrentina in the Bill Sattler Memorial (1300m).

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Thursday, September 26 2019

The Lisa Latta-trained filly Platinum Dubai showed professionalism to take out the Otaki Mail (800m) for two-year-olds on Thursday, leading throughout to land the prize while race-favourite Piaggio was slow into stride and bucked off rider Jason Waddell shortly after.

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Wednesday, September 25 2019

Dual stakes winner Von Tunzelman will step out for the first time for South Auckland trainers Moira and Kieran Murdoch when he contests the Harold Tuson Memorial Greys (1400m) at New Plymouth on Saturday.

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Wednesday, September 25 2019

Matamata trainer Glenn Old believes he has a Gr.3 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup (3200m) prospect on his hands in lightly-tried five-year-old Super Hoof.

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Wednesday, September 25 2019

Group One-winning stayer Glory Days will take a step closer to the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) when she lines-up at Moonee Valley on Friday.

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Wednesday, September 25 2019

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is happy with the way his three-year-old fillies Loire and Kali have pulled up after Saturday’s Gr.3 Hawke’s Bay Breeders’ Gold Trail Stakes (1200m).

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Wednesday, September 25 2019

Epsom Handicap (1600m) favourite Te Akau Shark has had a gallop between races at Canterbury, with jockey James McDonald and trainer Jamie Richards pleased with his condition.

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Wednesday, September 25 2019

Tony Pike does not believe he could have The Bostonian going any better ahead of the sprinter’s spring return in the A$1 million Moir Stakes at The Valley, but would have liked a better barrier draw.

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Tuesday, September 24 2019

Group One winner Volpe Veloce will most likely contest Saturday’s Gr.2 Shannon Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill, with the six-year-old mare to step up in distance after only beating one runner home in the Gr.2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) at the same track a fortnight ago.

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Tuesday, September 24 2019

In an industry not known for its praise, the Cambridge Jockey Club and New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing should be congratulated for applying some nous and moving the trials, initially planned for Tuesday, to Monday due to a poor weather forecast.

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Tuesday, September 24 2019

Tony Pike went to Karaka in January in search of his next potential star and he may just have found him.

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Tuesday, September 24 2019

Go Racing manager Albert Bosma is excited about the prospects of stakes winning juvenile Exuberant this season.

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Tuesday, September 10 2019

Group One winner Wait A Sec will make a return to stakes company at Awapuni on Saturday when he lines-up in the Gr.3 Boehringer Ingelheim Metric Mile (1600m).

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