Author: Andrew Birch

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Catwalk Girl ready to strut at Te Rapa

Four-year-old mare Catwalk Girl is cherry ripe ahead of the Foster Construction Mile (1600m) at Te Rapa on Saturday according to trainer Pam Gerard, who prepares the progressive galloper in partnership with Michael Moroney. An impressive last-start winner at Te Rapa, TAB bookmakers have installed Catwalk Girl a favourite as she looks to handle the[...]
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Tavi Mac primed for Awapuni challenge

Hot trainer Allan Sharrock is hoping Tavi Mac can exploit any weakness in the armour of Group 1 – winning rival Callsign Mav in Saturday’s Group 2 Kevin Pratt Memorial Manawatu Challenge Stakes (1400m) at Awapuni. The pair dominate the TAB’s market for the weight-for-age feature with Tavistock five-year-old Tavi Mac a favourite ahead of[...]
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Vale Terrill Charles

Mid-Canterbury trainer Terrill Charles has passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. Charles was diagnosed five years ago with an aggressive form of brain cancer and given just four and a half months to live. Charles stubbornly refused to let cancer rule her life and together with partner Peter Corbett, who has overcome health[...]
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Callsign Mav returns at Awapuni

Hawke’s Bay trainer John Bary believes Saturday’s Group 2 Kevin Pratt Memorial Manawatu Challenge Stakes (1400m) at Awapuni is the ideal race for resuming Group 1 winner Callsign Mav. The four-year-old son of Atlante stunned punters when winning the Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) in spring at odds of and backed that performance up with[...]
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Foote’s summer team nearing return

Cambridge trainer Ben Foote is looking forward to the raceday return of Group 1 winner Travelling Light, her Group winning half-sister Vitesse Bo and speedy three-year-old Babylon Berlin as his summer team kicks into gear. A talented horseman, whose primary focus has been pre-training, preparing ready to run horses and trade horses, Foote’s training operation[...]
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The Irishman pleases at Te Aroha

Impressive debut winner The Irishman had a quiet trial at Te Aroha on Monday in readiness for a raceday return over the Ellerslie Christmas Carnival. The Tony Pike-trained son of Tavistock won at first time of asking at Avondale over 1100m before finishing fifth to Shezzacatch in the Listed Sir Colin Meads Trophy (1200m) at[...]
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