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Taplins target Rosehill riches

Former Southlanders Ian and Kerry Taplin are set to hit the big smoke in Sydney this weekend with a pair of talented stayers. Now residing on the Sunshine Coast, the couple will make the long trek south to Sydney this week where Tappy’s Lad will contest the Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) and Tapildoodledo will[...]
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Kennedy loving life in New Zealand

New Zealand is delivering everything experienced jockey Warren Kennedy had yearned for when he made the bold decision to relocate from South Africa five months ago. Kennedy left a successful career in his homeland in search of a better balance of work and time with his family and has no regrets, having quickly garnered the[...]
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“Gutted” Walker puts faith in Imperatriz

Mark Walker’s disappointment at Group One performer Campionessa missing a start in Saturday’s Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington was palpable on Wednesday. The Matamata trainer admitted he was struggling to process news that Campionessa was left stranded as the second ballot for the weight-for-age feature, having spoken to Racing Victoria officials earlier in[...]
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La Crique enjoying time out

Four-year-old mare La Crique has gone for a break following her brave third placing in the Group 1 New Zealand Stakes (2050m) where she suffered interference when making her bid for glory. Trainers Simon and Katrina Alexander have cautioned that the Group One winner might potentially bypass a Queensland campaign in favour of a lengthier[...]
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Walker edging closer to record

Leading trainer Mark Walker enjoyed another strong day on Saturday as he marches towards the record for wins in a season. Predecessor Jamie Richards currently holds that title with 160 wins in the 2020/21 season but with a Tauranga treble and a Trentham Group One win, Walker has rocketed to 149 wins for the season[...]
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