Author: Kevin Robertson

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Walker quinellas Counties Cup

On a day where Auckland’s enigmatic weather produced plenty of sunshine combined with heavy showers, stablemates Aromatic and Self Obsession fought out a thrilling finish in trying conditions to the Group 3 Pukekohe Traders Counties Cup (2100m). A sharp downpour before the race saw all riders splattered with mud midway through proceedings, with those in[...]
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Kissinger returns to winner’s stall

Lightly-tried seven-year-old Kissinger rewarded his connections’ patience with a dogged victory at the Cranbourne stand-alone meeting on Saturday. The Lindsey Smith-trained gelding was galvanised under a perfect Damien Oliver ride to get the better of pacemaker Nobel Heights and last-start conqueror Port Phillip, who finished third with a 5.5kg turnaround since the pair last clashed.[...]
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Devastate shows Group 1 qualities

The winning run of trainer Andrew Forsman continued at Tauranga on Saturday when promising three-year-old Devastate came from last on the home bend to take out the Bayleys Bay Of Plenty 3YO (1400m). The well related son of Vadamos was having just his third start after finishing runner-up at Otaki on debut before breaking his[...]
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Specialty upsets in Ashburton feature

New Zealand trainers Bruce Tapper and Varma Ramhit set the cat among the pigeons at Ashburton on Saturday when they produced lightly raced three-year-old Specialty to win the Group 3 Barneswood Farm Stakes (1400m). For good measure the combination also provided the quinella with stablemate Redmond however it was Specialty, a son of Rip Van[...]
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