Author: Joshua Smith

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Moroney looking to summit Everest

Last start Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) heroine Tofane has made a real impression on trans-Tasman trainer, Michael Moroney, who is eyeing a possible tilt at The Everest (1200m), the world’s richest turf race, at Randwick in the spring. “We are just waiting for them to confirm prizemoney for The Everest,” Moroney said. “We[...]
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Oceanex Melbourne Cup bound

The infamous 10,000m Bart Cummings Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) preparation has been adopted by a number of trainers in the lead-up to the great race. The Hall Of Fame trainer lifted the famous mug on a dozen occasions using the method, however, this year’s first qualifier won’t be following such a demanding path. New[...]
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Wheels to keep on turning

New Plymouth trainer John Wheeler still has a zest for life and passion for racing that will keep him in the training caper for the foreseeable future. The Hall of Fame trainer has excelled with both flat horses and jumpers and is viewed by his peers as a trailblazer among the ranks of New Zealand[...]
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Collett back in action

Expat New Zealand Jockey Alysha Collett is happy to be back in the saddle and will ride on Sunday at Queanbeyan in New South Wales. Collett had been in Singapore, where she is licensed to ride until the end of the year, when racing was shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She joined fellow riders[...]
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Marshal ready for SA kick-off

Former New Zealand-trained galloper Mongolian Marshal will contest Saturday’s Group 3 R A Lee Stakes (1600m) at Morphettville for Adelaide trainer Stuart Gower. Previously prepared by Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman, the son of High Chaparral won the Group 3 Waikato Cup (2400m) in 2018 and was also placed in last year’s Group 1 Windsor[...]
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Rising Red Retired

The injury-plagued career of Rising Red has come to an end. The Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young-trained gelding succumbed to his third major injury in a track gallop on Tuesday, ending his racing career. “He galloped on Tuesday and pulled up sore in a gallop,” Busuttin said. “He had a fractured fetlock, so he has[...]
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Browne’s hill back in action

Waikato’s famed Browne’s Hill is back in action after a month-long hiatus. The husband and wife training duo of Emma-Lee and David Browne had the opportunity to continue ticking their team over on their private training establishment on the property during COVID-19 Alert Level 4, however, they elected to turn out their entire team in[...]
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Synthetic track in Christchurch gets thumbs-up

Racing every week at Riccarton. It’s a distinct possibility and something that excites the South Island’s leading trainer Michael Pitman, who trains in partnership with his son Matthew. On Tuesday, Minster for Racing, Winston Peters, announced that the Government has approved $20 million from the Provincial Growth Fund to construct two new synthetic race tracks[...]
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