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Group 1 assignment for Vigor Winner

Vigor Winner may not have got the results his connections were looking for in Australia last season, but the trip across the Tasman has been the making of the now four-year-old according to trainer Lauren Brennan. He won three of his four starts in New Zealand, including dead-heating the Group 3 Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes (1200m),[...]
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Hales completes world’s longest horse race

Ex-pat Kiwi Justine Hales is celebrating a massive achievement after completing the world’s longest horse race, the Mongol Derby, a race held for charity. Hales, who currently manages the Cavallino Estate pre-training operation for leading Australian trainer Ciaron Maher, tackled the 1000km event that recreates the horse messenger system developed by Genghis Khan in 1224[...]
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Endless Drama takes Foxbridge Plate

Fireworks were expected at Te Rapa on Saturday as several of last season’s equine stars kicked off their new spring campaigns in the Group 2 US Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate (1200m) and it was recent Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) placegetter Endless Drama who delivered with a stunning victory. The Tony Pike-trained eight-year-old had been[...]
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Charles sets off on road to the Cup

Lance O’Sullivan, who trains in partnership with Andrew Scott, has little expectation of his talented stayer Charles Road as he lights a fuse on another Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) campaign in Sydney on Saturday. The Matamata trainer is delighted with Charles Road’s progress ahead of the Spring Preview Handicap (1400m) at Randwick’s Kensington track[...]
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Big spring tipped for Vernanme

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh stepped out three of his stable stars at the Avondale trials on Tuesday and he is excited for the spring ahead with the trio. Marsh was particularly pleased with the way Group 1 performer Vernanme trialled on Tuesday, winning his 1000m heat in impressive style when finding clear room late. “He[...]
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