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Phelan loves East Coast racing

Beautiful weather, great hospitality, and being able to go fishing in-between race meetings, it’s no wonder Shaun Phelan loves East Coast racing. Phelan, who trains at Cambridge in partnership with his father Craig, has taken three horses to Wairoa’s two day meeting and enjoyed success on Thursday with Big Mike in the Wairoa Cup Trial[...]
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Yearn thriving ahead of local assignment

High-class mare Yearn will contest Saturday’s Lisa Chittick Plate (1400m) at Matamata and trainer Karen Fursdon is confident of another bold performance. The last-start Group 1 Thorndon Mile (1600m) placegetter is in career best form, having won the Group 2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) in late November and finished within a length of the[...]
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McKay on weather watch

Peter McKay will be keeping close tabs on the weather forecast ahead of the Group 1 Haunui Farm WFA Group 1 Classic (1600m) at Otaki on Saturday. The Matamata trainer is hoping to secure another Group 1 mile victory with The Mitigator after his Thorndon Mile (1600m) heroics at Trentham last month, but he said[...]
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Saudi challenge for Allpress

There will be a touch of New Zealand flavour in Saudi Arabia ahead of next month’s US$20million Saudi Cup, the world’s newly established richest horse race. Last season’s New Zealand Premiership-winning jockey Lisa Allpress has been invited to compete in the inaugural Kingdom Day Jockey Challenge. While she is looking forward to the new experience,[...]
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Lindsays ready to glam it up in Melbourne

Letzbeglam could this weekend kick off a successful four-week Group 1 attack by Cambridge Stud owners Brendan and Jo Lindsay. On Saturday when Vernazza, another Lindsay-owned filly, will spearhead the homefront team with a tilt at the Group 2 J. Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders Stakes (1200m), the Lindsays will be in Melbourne cheering on Letzbeglam[...]
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