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Centurion eyes Ashburton prize

Riccarton trainer Barbara Blackie reached a massive milestone on the weekend, celebrating a century of birthdays with family and friends. “We had the most wonderful celebration for her,” Blackie’s daughter Angie Brott said. “So many people called in to see her and there were wonderful floral tributes from the racing people from Wellington (NZTR) and[...]
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Comeback apprentices to the fore

Comebacks proved rewarding last Saturday for a couple of female apprentice jockeys, Erin Leighton and Mereana Hudson. Leighton (27) notched her first win for six years when successful on No Loitering at Te Rapa, while Hudson (33) registered her first win for the season, and her third since a comeback last term, with a relentless[...]
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Abbott Chases Homecoming Double

Eagle Farm trainer Lauren Abbott is confident Kievann can improve sharply and give her the first leg of a homecoming feature double by winning the $100,000 Cleveland Bay Handicap at Townsville. Abbott has taken six horses to north Queensland for the rich carnival on Thursday and Saturday and has already tasted success with Gold Symphony[...]
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Wells Wins Third Mosstrooper Steeple

Champion jumper Wells has won his third consecutive Mosstrooper Steeplechase at Pakenham. Having his first start since June and his first over jumps this year, the Kathryn Durden-trained 11-year-old was ridden by Richard Cully in Sunday’s 3500m-race. Wells ($3.40) settled back in the field in the slowly run event with Cully moving him into striking[...]
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