Author: Andrew Birch

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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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Super double for Collett

Trainer Richard Collett sent out a pair of winners at Ellerslie’s twilight meeting on Thursday with Super Pursuit successful in the Stella Artois 1500 Championship Qualifier 1300m, while Super Strike justified a short quote to win the First Global Logistics – Asendia 1400m. The progressive pair were both ridden by Collett’s son-in-law Andrew Calder, who[...]
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Stars return for Baker and Forsman

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have welcomed back high-class trio The Chosen One, Aegon and Quick Thinker after their respective breaks following spring campaigns. “All of them returned on Monday,” Forsman said. “It was great to have them all arrive at the same time. It gives you a bit of a boost heading[...]
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Take Two for Prise De Fer

Te Akau Racing’s Prise De Fer may have missed last weekend’s Group 1 Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) but the five-year-old gelding will soon have the opportunity to make up for lost time. Trainer Jamie Richards took the cautious approach not to send the son of Savabeel to Wellington where the weather forecast looked questionable on[...]
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