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Karaka May Sale Cancelled

New Zealand Bloodstock has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Karaka May Sale. Given the Government’s announcement on Monday that the country is to go into lock-down due to the COVID-19 virus, New Zealand Bloodstock has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Karaka May Sale, due to be held on Friday[...]
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Not Business as Usual: Saundry

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing chief executive Bernard Saundry has cautioned all participants in racing to adhere to stringent government protocols in response to the spread of Covid-19 for both the good of the industry and the health and well-being of the nation. “For just the second time in history New Zealand is in a State[...]
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NZ trainers can continue to operate

New Zealand trainers can continue to work their horses while racing is shut down under government guidelines. From midnight Wednesday, New Zealand will move to COVID-19 alert level 4 with only essential services permitted to operate. NZ Thoroughbred Racing has issued a statement outlining conditions. “Our advice from the Ministry for Primary Industries confirms that[...]
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Lockdown forces stable switch

Three quality gallopers from the Tony Pike team have transferred to Australian stables in a bid to finish their campaigns in Sydney. Group 1 winners The Bostonian and Sherwood Forest have switched stables to tackle the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) respectively, while Group Two-winning juvenile Not An[...]
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Sydney off the agenda for Trelawney

Sydney was set to be a major focus point in the coming months for Trelawney Stud’s Brent and Cherry Taylor, however, their attention has swiftly changed with measures implemented as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Cambridge couple had yearlings set to fly over to go through the sales ring in Sydney, while exciting[...]
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Allpress extends premiership lead

Lisa Allpress extended her lead in the New Zealand Jockeys’ Premiership at Tauherenikau on Sunday when she rode a double, which included victory aboard Italian Lover in the Masterton Cup (2200m). The victory put her six wins ahead of the country’s leading apprentice Kozzi Asano, with a further three wins back to northern hoop Samantha[...]
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New Zealand Racing open for business

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, along with the other two codes of harness and greyhound racing, has taken steps to ensure racing will continue during the COVID-19 pandemic in conjunction with the TAB. There are approximately 14,398 full-time equivalent jobs sustained by the New Zealand Racing Industry with a value-added contribution of over $1.6 billion and[...]
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Green light given for Oaks prep

There remain a few unknown variables to overcome, but the green light has been given by syndicate manager Adrian Clark to press on to the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) with exciting filly Jennifer Eccles. Clark met with trainer Shaune Ritchie on Friday afternoon and the pair have elected to press on with a preparation[...]
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Racing industry mourns Glynn Brick

Tributes are flowing for Cambridge trainer Glynn Brick, who was killed in a car accident on Maungatautari Road on Sunday. The talented horseman made a lasting impression on jockey Maija Vance, who was riding his hurdler Zedsational when she had her life-changing fall at Rotorua in September 2018. Vance said she was touched by Brick’s[...]
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