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Verifier breaks through at Flemington

Three-year-old gelding Verifier broke through for a well-deserved victory at Flemington on Saturday under Robbie Downey. The son of Tivaci has been knocking on the door for trainer Nigel Blackiston, coming from the rear of the field under a perfectly-timed Robbie Downey ride to land the prize. Despite his previous maiden status, Verifier had run[...]
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Kiwis a threat to Baker’s Renaissance

Leading Sydney trainer Bjorn Baker is hoping to get one up over his old mates from Cambridge at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The expat Kiwi, who is currently fifth on the Sydney Trainer’s Premiership, will saddle in-form filly Renaissance Woman in Saturday’s Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2200m) at Eagle Farm. With the scratching on Thursday[...]
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Castletown Stakes favourite sold

Carbonados, the warm favourite for Saturday’s Listed Castletown Stakes (1200m) at Wanganui has been scratched due to his sale to Australia. The Allan Sharrock-trained son of Belardo had been a dominant debut winner on his home track at New Plymouth earlier in the month, where he was the heavily supported favourite on the back of[...]
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Marsh hoping juveniles can land success

Stephen Marsh has spread his young troops far and wide this weekend with two-year-old representation at Flemington and at both domestic venues. The Cambridge trainer has the unbeaten Codigo in Melbourne for a hit and run mission on Saturday while El Amor will chase black type honours at Wanganui and trial performer Antrim Coast will[...]
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Matthew Chadwick reaches 500 Hong Kong wins

Matthew Chadwick joined one of Hong Kong racing’s most select racing groups with his 500th winner at Happy Valley on Wednesday night, emulating the feats of fellow home-grown jockeys Tony Cruz and Vincent Ho. Power Koepp’s victory catapulted Chadwick into rarefied company along with six-time Hong Kong Champion Jockey Cruz, who rode 946 winners in[...]
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Sassy Chouxs set to dish up another win

Sassy Chouxs is ready to serve up a tasty morsel of what’s to come at Riccarton on Friday, according to North Canterbury trainer Karen Parsons. Parsons and her training partner and husband John will produce the Jimmy Choux filly at the all-weather track meeting. “She’s working really well though she is dropping back in distance[...]
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Pinn posts first winner in Australia

Talented Kiwi apprentice Wiremu Pinn is off the mark in Australia, partnering Mystery Moment to victory for John Leek Jnr at Mornington on Wednesday. His first Australian win comes at just his seventh race ride after riding well without a victory at Sandown on Saturday. The 24-year-old is apprenticed to Cranbourne-based Michael Kent and looms[...]
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