Author: Joshua Smith

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Te Akau stars trial to script

Reigning New Zealand Horse of the Year, Melody Belle, resumed at the Te Rapa trials on Monday with a close-up third over 900m behind stablemate Ritzy Sparkle for trainer Jamie Richards. Ridden by Troy Harris, the performance pleased connections as the six-time Group 1 winner returns to fitness ahead of a spring campaign that will[...]
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Ocean Park hits memorable mark

Waikato Stud resident Ocean Park has brought his century of winners up in style and in good time. The memorable mark was hit at Avondale where his daughter Seductress led all the way to impressively win a maiden mile. Ocean Park has a smart winners to runners strike rate of 58.5 percent overall and 55[...]
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Wise Men Say set to defend crown

Wise Men Say won last year’s Grant Plumbing Wellington Steeplechase (5500m) at Trentham and he will return to the Wellington track on Saturday in a bid to defend his title. The nine-year-old gelding has only had three starts since and his trainer Raymond Connors is hoping he can recapture some of his old form on[...]
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Igraine horse to beat

Tony Pike is pleased with progressive galloper Sacred Day heading into Thursday’s Listed Grafton Cup (2350m), but he has a fair handle on his main opposition. A last-start winner at Doomben, Sacred Day has continued to impress Pike, but it is fellow Kiwi raider Igraine that the Cambridge horseman is wary of. “He is way[...]
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Emily Margaret recovering from operation

Riccarton trainers Pam and Kevin Hughes are looking forward to welcoming stable star Emily Margaret back into the team next month after her bone-chip operation. A decisive winner of the New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year title, Emily Margaret was sent to Cambridge for surgery after ending her three-year-old campaign with a second[...]
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Parsons surprised by milestone

John and Karen Parsons were caught by surprise with the latest milestone in their training careers. When Sitarist, a Road To Rock mare part-owned by Karen Parsons, won the open 2200m at Ashburton last Wednesday she took the prizemoney tally for the Balcairn-based couple beyond $1 million for the season. It’s just the second time[...]
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