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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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Te Akau juveniles continue to excite

Te Akau took out the trifecta in the Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) earlier this year with Probabeel, Aotea Lad, and Yourdeel dead-heating for third with Appellant, and trainer Jamie Richards said the rising three-year-olds are coming to hand nicely ahead of their spring campaigns. Yourdeel went from strength-to-strength after his placing in the Karaka Million[...]
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Stakes milestone looms for Latta

Lisa Latta is poised to become a $20 million woman this weekend. The Palmerston North trainer has 12 horses entered for Awapuni on Saturday and with several strong chances engaged, she looks likely to bank the $22,000 she needs to break $20 million in New Zealand stakes earnings, according to NZTR figures. It is believed[...]
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Standout season for Ralph

Te Awamutu horseman Stephen Ralph has experienced one of his biggest seasons-to-date and he can now call himself a Group 1-winning trainer after the deeds of Santa Monica in the Railway (1200m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day. It was a career highlight for Ralph who later in the season picked up his second stakes[...]
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Comeback remains on track

Talented four-year-old Comeback remains on track for a trio of black-type assignments this winter. The gelding’s winning streak of five came to an end at Wellington last start, when he finished second to Dr Watson who was carrying 4.5kgs less than him. “We rode him up on the speed because we thought we would need[...]
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Lindsays buy into Melbourne Cup hopeful

Auckland Cup-placed Blue Breeze will race in the Cambridge Stud colours this spring as the stayer attempts to qualify for this year’s $A8 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington. Brendan and Jo Lindsay have bought a 10 percent share in the five-year-old Bullbars gelding ahead of an ambitious Melbourne Cup bid. Breeder Tony[...]
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Stakes targets in-mind for Mighty Connor

While on face value three-year-old gelding Mighty Connor didn’t have an overly successful three-year-old campaign, trainer Jacob McKay believes the son of Sebring can breakthrough at stakes level in the coming season. McKay purchased Mighty Connor out of Little Avondale Stud’s 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale draft for $40,000 and he has taken[...]
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Jackson’s wish cements comeback

Katrina Alexander has been given the greatest incentive ever to return to the racehorse training ranks. Alexander, whose highlight among 113 wins as a trainer came with the 2003 Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) victory of Honor Babe, has reapplied for her trainer’s licence to prepare a team from Hinuera Lodge in Matamata in partnership[...]
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