Author: Joshua Smith

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Fresh is best for Paisley Park

Paisley Park will have two major factors in his favour when he fronts trainers Graham Richardson and Rogan Norvall’s black type challenge at Te Rapa on Saturday. The versatile son of Azamour is in tip-top order for the Group 3 Eagle Technology Stakes (1600m) while younger stablemate Channel Surfer will bid to break his duck[...]
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Railway dream resonates with Frye

Danny Frye describes Our Echo’s entry for January’s Group 1 Sistema Railway (1200m) at Te Rapa as “pie-in-the-sky” optimism but the North Canterbury trainer is keen to give the emerging sprinter his shot at elite-level glory. Our Echo begins a new preparation in Friday’s Catalyst Performance Clare Memorial (1220m) at Cromwell, with Frye hoping a recent tie-back[...]
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Forsman calls up younger troops

Cambridge trainer Andrew Forsman’s golden run continued at Avondale on Wednesday when he picked up a winning double from just the two starters. Full Of Sincerity added a win to his two previous placings when taking out the Unlock Avondale Development (1600m), while stakes targets now await promising filly Imarichgirl after her maiden win in[...]
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Forsman calls up younger troops

Cambridge trainer Andrew Forsman will be relying on younger members of his team to keep the stable in the black-type limelight this week. Forsman has three-year-old features in his sights with Devastate sent south to Otaki for Thursday’s Group 3 Elsdon Park Wellington Stakes (1600m) while Lippy and Think Twice will run in the Listed[...]
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Butler looking to clean-up at Otaki

Promising gelding Butler will be after his first stakes scalp when he heads to Otaki on Thursday to contest the Listed Courtesy Ford Levin Stakes (1200m). The Allan Sharrock-trained five-year-old impressed when runner-up to Imperatriz in the Group 2 Foxbridge Plate (1200m) in August and followed that result with a win over 1200m at Awapuni[...]
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Singapore doubles feature races

The Singapore Turf Club have announced a raft of enhancements to their racing calendar next year. The club have announced a total of 20 feature races, 10 more than the current racing season, and the reinstatement of four iconic race series. Developed in close consultation with trainers and the racing community, the fixtures for the[...]
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Williams digs deep for colt at Karaka

Bloodstock agent Andrew Williams has been searching Australasia’s two-year-old sales for a Deep Field colt and found his pick at Karaka on Thursday. Lot 231, the colt out of Ra Ra Epic, a half-sister to multiple Group One winner Incentivise and three-quarter sister to Waikato Stud stallion Ardrossan, had previously impressed Williams as a yearling[...]
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