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Tavi Mac steps into Seabiscuit role

Taranaki trainer Allan Sharrock is hoping his diminutive sprinter Tavi Mac can provide the movie fairytale finish to Saturday’s Group 1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham. “It’s the old battler’s tale. The little horse from humble beginnings up against the expensive Fastnet Rock mare, and she’ll take some beating too,” Sharrock said[...]
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Browne duo head for a spell

The David and Emma-Lee Browne-trained Elephant and Gone West have headed to the spelling paddock in preparation for bigger assignments next season. Promising four-year-old Elephant extended his unbeaten streak to four at Ellerslie on Saturday in the Otakiri Reserve 1500. It was his third start this preparation and his trainers have decided to put him[...]
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Aegon set for Karaka Million

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman were buoyed by Aegon’s 1200m trial victory at Matamata on Tuesday ahead of his tilt at the Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m) at Ellerslie later this month. The Group 1-winning three-year-old sat in the trail behind Mannie’s Power before jockey Leith Innes asked him to improve at the[...]
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Cunneen records maiden training victory

Riccarton trainer Meg Cunneen broke through to record her first victory when Mamma Sans won the Alex Hayward/Noel Wafer Pow Memorial (1810m) at Kumara on Saturday. Cunneen (26), the daughter of Mid Canterbury rugby centurion Paul Cunneen, who bred the mare in partnership with Eric Parr and races her himself, boasts a strong equestrian background.[...]
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