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Rogerson backs East Coast

East Coast racing’s biggest fan is once again showing his support for the annual meetings at Wairoa and Gisborne. Graeme Rogerson, who trains in partnership with wife Debbie and granddaughter Bailey, will line-up 24 horses at Gisborne’s Sunday meeting, accounting for more than 30 percent of the fields. While Wairoa’s meetings have come under threat[...]
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Riccarton base paying off for Marsh

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh has expanded his operation this season by establishing a permanent South Island base, and the move has already paid dividends. His small South Island-based team has delivered almost a sixth of his 69 training successes this season, winning races at Riccarton, Timaru, Ashburton, Wingatui, Gore and Oamaru. The latest victory came[...]
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Catalyst primed for bold Australian debut

Rick Williams is predicting a career-best performance from star New Zealand three-year-old Catalyst in Saturday’s Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington. Williams has guided the racing stock of Cambridge’s The Oaks Stud for Queensland owner Dick Karreman for the past 18 years, overseeing the career of champion mare Seachange among a host of[...]
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Dragon leaps back to health

Smart three-year-old Dragon Leap will contest Saturday’s Group 2 Jamieson Park Avondale Guineas (2100m) at Ellerslie after overcoming a minor hiccup which prevented him from running in last weekend’s Group 2 Waikato Guineas (2000m). This time last week the lightly-tried son of Pierro was the ruling favourite for the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby[...]
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Kiwi invaders touch down in Melbourne

The Kiwi assault on next month’s A$5million All-Star Mile (1600m) has begun, with contenders Catalyst and Melody Belle arriving in Melbourne on Sunday. The pair have settled in well according to their connections and are getting ready for their respective first-up targets in Australia. Catalyst’s trainer Clayton Chipperfield has crossed the Tasman with his charge[...]
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