Author: Joshua Smith

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Brando ready for starring role

Talented galloper Brando could get to walk in the shoes of one of Matamata trainer Jamie Richards’ best horses with a bold run in Saturday’s Group 3 Red Badge Spring Sprint (1400m) at Hastings. A winner of four of his eight starts, Brando goes into the Hastings sprint feature as the TAB’s final field favourite[...]
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Tavi Mac returns in Sweynesse

Group Two winner Tavi Mac will try to get his spring preparation back on track at Arawa Park on Sunday when he lines-up in the Group 3 Sweynesse Stakes (1215m). The Tavistock gelding put in an uncharacteristic subpar performance when finishing ninth in the Group 2 Foxbridge Plate (1200m) at Te Rapa last month and[...]
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First Group One tilt for Cameron

Cambridge trainer Catherine Cameron is looking forward to having her first Group One runner at Hastings on Saturday, but unfortunately she won’t be able to be trackside to experience it. The Government announced on Wednesday afternoon that parts of the Waikato, including Cambridge, will remain in COVID-19 Alert Level Three for a further five days,[...]
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Wakari on song for Hastings

Exciting three-year-old Wakari will have his final hit-out ahead of his trip south to Riccarton next month when he contests the NZB Ready To Run Sale Trainer Series 3YO 1300 at Hastings on Saturday. The Roydon Bergerson-trained gelding has contested the previous two days of the Hawke’s Bay Spring Carnival, winning the Listed El Roca[...]
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Beauden primed for Livamol

Graeme Rogerson is confident Beauden is ready to show he can beat the best away from Awapuni. Beauden was joint favourite on Tuesday along with Savy Yong Blonk for Saturday’s Group 1 Livamol Classic (2040m) at Hastings after finishing second in the Group 3 Metric Mile (1600m) on September 25 while carrying 60.5kg, 7.5kg more[...]
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Tyler army descend on Ascot Park

Leading Southland trainers Kelvin and Aimee Tyler are looking forward to racing at Ascot Park on Sunday where they will have a strong contingent of runners. The father and daughter partnership will have 13 runners on Sunday, led by a three-pronged attack in the Commercial Hotel Winton & Country Jewel Winton Cup (1400m). Nine-win gelding[...]
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Bellacontte out to defy recent history

Trainer Chrissy Bambry will attempt a rare feat on Saturday when high-class three-year-old Bellacontte takes on the older mares in the Group 3 Wyndspelle @ Grangewilliam Stud Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Hawera. No three-year-old filly has won the race since the Murray Baker-trained Verlei surprised at big odds in the year 2000. A last[...]
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