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Sakura Girl set to bloom in Oaks

Sakura Girl will chase the first leg of a major trans-Tasman double for Cambridge trainer Ben Foote at Trentham on Saturday. The in-form daughter of Iffraaj is the pre-post favourite for the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) while stablemate Babylon Berlin is in Melbourne to prepare for Friday week’s Group 1 William Reid Stakes[...]
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Coventina Bay retired

Group One-winning mare Coventina Bay has been retired and is now destined to head across the Tasman in preparation for the next stage of her career. The daughter of Shamexpress won 11 of her 31 starts for trainer Robbie Patterson, including the Group 1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m), Group 1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (2000m),[...]
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Sacred Satono seeking Rosehill riches

Bruce Wallace and Grant Cooksley are gearing up for what could be a big day for their stable at Rosehill on Saturday. The Byerley Park training partnership will line-up talented three-year-old Sacred Satono in the Listed Munro Stakes (1200m) and they are expecting a positive result after drawing barrier two with their colt. “He has[...]
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Walker pair take aim at Melbourne Group Ones

Five-year-old mare Campionessa has made her mark in domestic weight-for-age company this preparation and her impressive progress will be rewarded with a trip to Australia. The Mark Walker-trained daughter of Contributer is to join her Te Akau Racing stablemate Imperatriz in Melbourne where the duo will chase seven-figure Group One purses. Her recent efforts have[...]
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Profondo to Windsor Park Stud

Leading thoroughbred breeding nurseries Windsor Park Stud and Mapperley Stud have joined forces once again to secure the services of regally-bred Group One winner Profondo for stud duties. Raced by Ottavio Galletta, the striking son of champion sire Deep Impact was prepared by Sydney trainer Richard Litt. He burst onto the scene when winning at[...]
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Tutukaka bound for Singapore

Dual stakes winner Tutukaka has been sold with the well-related four-year-old to continue his career in Singapore. A half-brother to 14-time Group One winner Melody Belle, the son of Tavistock was successful three times for Cambridge trainer Tony Pike and has changed hands in a deal brokered by bloodstock agent Bevan Smith. “It’s a bit[...]
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