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Panzer puts them away at Riccarton

Riccarton trainers Daniel Champion and Kezia Murphy have unearthed yet another bargain buy off gavelhouse.com, with Niagara gelding Panzer running away to a dominant victory at their home track on Friday. The $5,250 yearling purchase went straight to the lead in the Royal Ascot With George and Wheels Maiden (1600m) for jockey Tina Comignaghi, before[...]
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Patterson in purple patch

New Plymouth trainer Robbie Patterson has experienced one of his best weeks in racing, recording a treble at his home track on Thursday after picking up a double at Otaki last Friday. Patterson was delighted with the results, particularly at his home meeting where he was able to enjoy the victories with his stable owners,[...]
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Surgeonor eyes first Group win

Jo Surgeonor has leapt at an opportunity to snare her first Group win with Showoroses at Ellerslie on Saturday. The Auckland trainer hadn’t planned on backing up the Showcasing filly after her all-the-way win at Ellerslie last weekend but when entries for Saturday’s Group 3 Mitchell Family Bonecrusher Stakes (1400m) were left open, she was[...]
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Visitor draws for Cambridge duo

Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman will be hoping 10 is their lucky number this weekend. The Cambridge training partnership have drawn the outside gate with Unition and True Enough in their respective 10-horse stakes fields at Trentham on Saturday and they believe they will need every ounce of luck they can get with those gates.[...]
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Supera set to peak in Captain Cook

High-class mare Supera is likely to start a short-priced favourite to win her maiden Group One when she contests the Rydges Wellington Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) at Trentham on Saturday. The Ken and Bev Kelso-trained five-year-old has compiled an impressive CV, with seven wins and four minor placings from just 15 starts. The patiently handled[...]
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Trans-Tasman targets for Harlech

A Group 1 victory is top of mind for trainers Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard with talented three-year-old Harlech. The Group 2 winner put in a gallant performance last start to finish second behind star galloper Catalyst in the Group 1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton last month and his connections are keen[...]
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Marsh team on winning roll

Stephen Marsh’s racing team has been in fine form of late, recording seven wins in the last week to catapult the Cambridge horseman to the top of the New Zealand Trainers’ Premiership. He now sits on 40 wins for the season, one clear of Te Akau’s Jamie Richards. “It has been a terrific last few[...]
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Fitting ANZAC winner of Jericho Cup

Former Wingatui-trained galloper Ablaze (Raise The Flag) has headed home a New Zealand-bred trifecta in the longest flat race in Australasia, the unique A$300,000 Jericho Cup (4600m) at Warrnambool on Sunday. Restricted to Australian and New Zealand-bred horses, the Jericho is the brainchild of philanthropist and historian Bill Gibbins to commemorate a three-mile race held[...]
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Otaki stakes double for Marsh

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh had a memorable day at Otaki on Friday, winning a stakes double and unearthing another Derby prospect. The Waikato conditioner won the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) with Crown Prosecutor this year and he has next year’s edition in his sights with Scorpz after his win in the Group 3[...]
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The Pride of the South returns

Southern amber nectar will be flowing after the Speights 1220 at Cromwell on Sunday, and Wingatui trainer Claire Anderton is hoping the connections of The Precious One will be the ones doing the toasting. The Darci Brahma five-year-old finished unplaced in the Group 3 Stewards Stakes Handicap (1200m) at Riccarton earlier this month and Anderton[...]
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