Author: Andrew Birch

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Bright future for Tokyo Tycoon

Te Akau racing dominated the juvenile event at Te Rapa on Saturday with debutant Tokyo Tycoon heading home a Mark Walker-trained trifecta. The flashy gelding by popular young Deep Impact sire Satono Aladdin was sent out favourite on the back of a strong trial win and comfortably held stablemates She Turns Heads and Talisker, while[...]
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Zackey makes instant impact

Newly arrived South African jockey Craig Zackey has made an immediate impact in New Zealand. The talented 27-year-old arrived just a matter of weeks ago and has quickly shown his class in the saddle. After a trio of runner-up finishes in the first three races at Tauranga on Saturday, Zackey notched his all-important first victory[...]
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Kabugee makes winning return

Impressive New Zealand two-year-old winner Kabugee made a winning return at three when successful in the Arawa Park Hotel 3YO 1215m at Rotorua on Sunday for trainer Mark Walker. The son of Satono Aladdin had turned heads when breaking maiden ranks at his sole two-year-old outing when successful at Te Aroha back in January. Resuming[...]
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Roger That lands Staphanos Classic

Veteran New Zealand stayer Roger That took out the Listed Staphanos Classic (1950m) at Rotorua on Sunday under a perfect ride by Lynsey Satherley. The ten-year-old son of Shinko King was an impressive winner of the Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) in 2020 for Tauranga trainer Antony Fuller, with Sunday’s success the second stakes victory[...]
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