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Melody Belle makes history in Livamol

Megastar Melody Belle earned two slices of New Zealand racing history on Saturday with another commanding performance in the Group 1 Livamol Classic (2040m) at Hastings. She became the first horse to complete Hawke’s Bay’s weight-for-age Triple Crown during the Bostock New Zealand Spring Carnival – the Tarzino Trophy (1400m), Windsor Park Plate (1600m) and[...]
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Scintillating Guineas win for Catalyst

Catalyst continued his dominance of spring three-year-old racing with another breathtaking performance in Saturday’s Group 2 Sacred Falls Hawke’s Bay Guineas (1400m). A spectacular winner of the Listed El Roca-Sir Colin Meads Trophy (1200m) and Group 3 Northland Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) in his previous two starts, the super-talented son of Darci Brahma headed to Hastings[...]
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Rugby, Racing and Trophies

As All Blacks coach Steve Hansen currently plots a path that could see his beloved national team secure the Rugby World Cup’s William Webb Ellis trophy for an unprecedented third consecutive occasion, it was another team of which he is a member that was lifting its own much sought-after trophy at Moonee Valley recently. The[...]
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Feature targets for Ritchie pair

Cambridge trainer Frank Ritchie is heading into the last day of the Hawke’s Bay Spring Carnival in high spirits. The Waikato horseman will take two stable representatives south to contest feature races on the ten race card on Saturday. Group One performer Dawn Patrol will line-up in the Group 3 Red Badge Spring Sprint (1400m)[...]
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Cup week spoils lure Ridley pair

Christchurch trainer Neill Ridley will get a tangible assessment of his chances for two of New Zealand Cup week’s major prizes when he produces He Kin Fly and Far Site at Riccarton on Saturday. Both horses have pleased Ridley in the leadup to their weekend assignments but their race performances will provide the best guide[...]
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