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Queensland Assignments For Ritchie Pair

With New Zealand heading into the colder winter months, many Kiwis are dreaming of a Gold Coast escape, but Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is living that reality at the moment. Ritchie, who trains in partnership with Colm Murray, is campaigning Badgers Nuts and Swords Drawn over the Queensland Winter Carnival and he said the pair[...]
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Bosson in demand for Brisbane

New Zealand jockey Opie Bosson’s Brisbane dance card is filling up well with the champion rider already locked in for half a-dozen feature race mounts during the Queensland winter carnival. All Bosson’s confirmed bookings to date are for New Zealand-trained contenders and he has enlisted the help of prominent Australian jockeys’ agent Mark Guest to[...]
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Winning double for Newman at Wanganui

New Zealand trainer Bryce Newman enjoyed a stellar day out at Wanganui on Saturday where he bagged a winning double that included a quinella with two of the promising three-year-olds he currently has in his Bulls stable. Fablue, who was having just her second raceday start, got the better of debutant Kronenbourg in a tight[...]
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Talented filly ready for stakes company

New Zealand trainer Stephen Autridge believes the trip away to Wanganui on Saturday which resulted in a comfortable victory for his talented filly Aris Aris has her primed for a possible stakes target at her next start. The lightly raced daughter of Contributer had the option of tackling the Group 3 Inglis Sales Cambridge Breeders’[...]
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Big Mike begins last hurrah

Evergreen New Zealand galloper Big Mike will commence what will likely be his last preparation when he lines-up in the Floyd & Toy Real Estate Property Brokers Open 2060. Trainers Craig and Shaun Phelan have been careful in mapping out his final campaign and landed on the Central Districts meeting as a good starting point.[...]
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Dennis moving in new direction

New Zealand’s Southland trainer Robert Dennis is in the process of winding down his stable, but he won’t be completely lost to the industry and is hoping to land a few more winning blows on both sides of the Tasman. Dennis and his wife Aleisha are expecting their first child next month and a primary[...]
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Sutherland scores first win

It was an exciting day for Lily Sutherland at Hawera on Wednesday when she recorded her first riding win. The 18-year-old was having her ninth raceday ride when victorious aboard the Kevin Myers-trained Shockproof in the NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race (1600m), and she was duly delighted with the result. “It was very exciting. I[...]
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