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Nz Betting Levy To Be Repealed

New Zealand’s racing minister Winston Peters has announced a repeal of the betting levy paid by the racing industry to the Crown. Peters says that payment of the levy to the Crown will be phased out over a three-year period, with freed-up funds to be redirected to the racing and sports sectors. The betting levy[...]
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Betting Levy to be repealed

Racing Minister Winston Peters has announced a repeal of the betting levy (racing totalisator duty) currently paid by the racing industry to the Crown. Peters made the pre-Budget announcement when opening the New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka May Sale in Auckland on Friday. Peters announced that payment of the levy to the Crown will be phased[...]
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Sheezallmine ready for Australian debut

Young Matamata trainer Daniel Miller is sticking to the Kiwis when he starts his smart filly Sheezallmine against some promising Australian sprinters for the first time at Doomben on Saturday. Miller, a former jumps jockey, will line Sheezallmine up in the JRA 3YO Plate (1200m) with the former New Zealand jockey Jason Collett booked to[...]
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History Beaudz Well for exciting juvenile

Taranaki trainer John Wheeler believes he has another exciting juvenile by Grangewilliam Stud stallion Zed on his hands, with the athletic prowess to mirror his star-studded ownership, which includes All Black first five-eighth Beauden Barrett. He trained Irish Flame to win the Group 3 2YO Classic (1200m) at New Plymouth two years ago and he[...]
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The Babe inducted into Hall of Fame

Legendary expat-Kiwi jockey Brent Thomson, affectionately known as The Babe, has been inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame. Already a Hall of Famer in his homeland of New Zealand, Thomson began his riding career in Wanganui in 1973 as a 15-year-old. The son of trainer Kevin Thomson, he was a natural in the[...]
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Pike team on fire in Queensland

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike experienced Group 1 success with The Bostonian in the Doomben 10,000 (1200m) on Saturday and less than 24 hours later stablemate Simply Sacred continued Pike’s winning ways when taking out her 1685m Ipswich assignment by three lengths. Pike was pleased with the three-year-old filly’s performance, but believes they are racing against[...]
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Australian campaign planned for Jackfrost

Plans are underway to have Jackfrost, last year’s top hurdler, in Melbourne for a possible tilt at a couple of the feature steeplechases. Jackfrost ended last season with a hat-trick of wins and notably completed the Grand National Hurdles (4200m) – Great Northern Hurdles (4200m) double. He won the Riccarton feature effortlessly by eight and[...]
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