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Pike satisfied with Sydney returns

Despite a mixed bag of results for his two runners in Sydney on Saturday, Cambridge trainer Tony Pike was pleased with how the day unfolded and the prospects that lie ahead for the pair. The Bostonian further enhanced his reputation as a leading sprinter-miler when he finished a gallant second to Dreamforce in the Group[...]
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New Zealand Racing open for business

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, along with the other two codes of harness and greyhound racing, has taken steps to ensure racing will continue during the COVID-19 pandemic in conjunction with the TAB. There are approximately 14,398 full-time equivalent jobs sustained by the New Zealand Racing Industry with a value-added contribution of over $1.6 billion and[...]
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Green light given for Oaks prep

There remain a few unknown variables to overcome, but the green light has been given by syndicate manager Adrian Clark to press on to the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) with exciting filly Jennifer Eccles. Clark met with trainer Shaune Ritchie on Friday afternoon and the pair have elected to press on with a preparation[...]
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Racing industry mourns Glynn Brick

Tributes are flowing for Cambridge trainer Glynn Brick, who was killed in a car accident on Maungatautari Road on Sunday. The talented horseman made a lasting impression on jockey Maija Vance, who was riding his hurdler Zedsational when she had her life-changing fall at Rotorua in September 2018. Vance said she was touched by Brick’s[...]
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Carston happy with Breeders Stakes duo

Andrew Carston has his two mares in peak condition for what he has revealed is their target race – Saturday’s Group 3 Valachi Downs South Island Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Riccarton. The Christchurch trainer will produce Ticket To Ride and Monrecour in the set-weights and penalties fillies and mares feature, confident he has both[...]
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Sydney trip on the line for Tibetan

A tilt at the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) remains a remote possibility for Cambridge three-year-old Tibetan. Trainer Andrew Campbell will run the son of Shocking this weekend, most likely in Saturday’s J Swap Contractors Bay Of Plenty Cup (2100m) at Tauranga, though he also remains in the field for the 2100m maiden at Avondale[...]
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