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Sink or swim for Sardine in Australia

Riverton trainer Kelvin Tyler has sent seven-year-old mare Flying Sardine across the Tasman and the 11-time winner will make her Australian debut for ex-pat Kiwi trainer Rachael Frost when she contests the Clanbrooke Racing Handicap (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday. The dual Group 3-placegetter has settled in well to Frost’s Mornington base after finishing third[...]
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Brennan ready to toast Magnum

Cambridge trainer Lauren Brennan has Magnum right where she wants him ahead of his first-up run in Saturday’s Harcourts Whangarei 1200 at Ruakaka. Brennan produced the Per Incanto gelding for a fresh-up win in the same race last year as a leadup to his third placing to Te Akau Shark and Love Affair in the[...]
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Staying future for Shakespeare

Progressive three-year-old Shakespeare broke maiden ranks for Otaki trainers Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard on Thursday at Waverley over 1650m and looks to be a stayer of promise. The son of Poet’s Voice came with a well-timed run under Lisa Allpress to win by a length going away, defeating older rivals. “He is a horse[...]
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Myers hungry for Tarzino success

Manawatu jockey Rosie Myers will step into uncharted territory when she teams up with Aalaalune in Saturday’s Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings. A natural lightweight, Myers usually walks at 51kg but she is facing a rare task of shedding weight to get to Aalaalune’s 48.5kg for the weight-for-age feature. “I don’t think I’ve[...]
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Parsons duo kick-off 3YO campaigns

Balcairn trainers John and Karen Parsons will kick-off the three-year-old campaigns for Touchabeel and Sombra Deamor in the Barneswood Farm Stakes Day 19th October (1250m) at Ashburton on Friday and their performances in the race will help dictate their spring paths. Touchabeel had the four starts as a juvenile and finished fourth on debut in[...]
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Ritchie ready to put up a Good Fight

Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is delighted with the way his five-year-old stayer The Good Fight has settled into Sydney life and believes Saturday’s Nathan’s Famous Handicap (2000m) is the perfect race to get the ball rolling across the Tasman. “He is great, he has settled in really well,” Ritchie said. “He didn’t have a sweat[...]
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Wyndspelle primed for Tarzino

Otaki conditioners Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard are pleased with Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) contender Wyndspelle ahead of Saturday’s race. The six-year-old entire heads fresh-up into Saturday’s feature race at Hastings off the back of two trial wins and Benner believes TAB bookmakers have underestimated his charge, installing him as an $18 winning chance.[...]
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Career highlight for Kuru

Last season’s premiership winning jumps jockey Aaron Kuru secured the biggest scalp of his riding career when taking out the Grand National Steeplechase (4500m) at Ballarat on Sunday aboard the Patrick Payne-trained Tallyho Twinkletoe. The duo have formed a formidable partnership, retaining their 100 percent strike-rate after combining to win the Grand National Hurdle (4200m)[...]
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Hickman’s gold army strengthening in South Island

Kevin Hickman is already increasing his South Island-based firepower leading into this year’s New Zealand Cup carnival. A group of horses owned by the Valachi Downs principal were transported from Waikato on Monday morning bound for Riccarton, where they will continue their preparations for their respective trainers Stephen Autridge and Stephen Marsh. “Kevin likes to[...]
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Summer return likely for Hiflyer

The connections of Group 1 performer Hiflyer have taken a patient approach with the gelding’s return after he suffered an injury following his last start unplaced run in the Group 2 Japan NZ International Trophy (1600m) at Tauranga. “He had a minor setback after his last race, he pulled a muscle in his back,” Lock[...]
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