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Duffers Creek top of Fannin’s list

Prominent jumps jockey Shaun Fannin has no doubt Duffers Creek could be the horse to provide him with further highlights. The 23-year-old was New Zealand’s champion jumps jockey three seasons ago when his association with trainer Kevin Myers resulted in the pair dominating the scene and Fannin going from registering nine jumps wins the previous[...]
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Wexford Stables target Rotorua features

Wexford stables have a strong chance of taking home the silverware at Arawa Park on Saturday where Giovanno Canaletto and Sleeping Beauty will represent the Matamata barn in the two feature races. Group 1 performer Giovanni Canaletto will contest the Group 3 Rotorua Cup (2200m) and his connections are hoping the regally-bred son of Galileo[...]
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Beefeater aiming for Queensland glory

Hunterville farmers Christopher and Susanna Grace have experienced plenty of success as owners in Australia, with Group 1-winning mare Shillelagh leading the charge, and they are hoping Beefeater can carry their green and yellow colours to glory across the Tasman in the coming months. The ever-consistent six-year-old arrived in Queensland on Friday and trainer Roydon[...]
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Take two for Felaar

Progressive Kiwi stayer Felaar is likely to back-up at Caulfield this week after a nightmare first taste of Australian racing when suffering severe interference on several occasions when trailing the field home in the Brew Handicap (2600m), won by Steel Prince, at Flemington last week. Ridden by Brett Prebble, Felaar finished 35-lengths behind the winner[...]
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Melody Belle back in work

Multiple Group 1-winning mare Melody Belle is back in work in preparation for a busy spring campaign. The four-year-old daughter of Commands is likely to be named New Zealand Horse of the Year after her five Group 1 victories this season and the darling of the New Zealand turf is being set to better that[...]
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Shinn confirmed for Vigor Winner

Prominent Australian jockey Blake Shinn has been confirmed to ride promising Cambridge three- year-old Vigor Winner when he competes at Eagle Farm later this month. Cambridge trainer Lauren Brennan has confirmed Vigor Winner will make his Australian debut in the Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1400m) on May 25 and is thrilled to have secured[...]
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Shamal on track for Waikato Steeplechase

Last year’s Grand National Steeplechase (5500m) winner, Shamal, looks like he is right on track to add another coveted jumping prize to his locker after he took out the Ken & Roger Browne Memorial Steeplechase (3900m) at Te Rapa on Saturday. The Te Rapa event is the traditional lead-up to the Signature Homes Waikato Steeplechase[...]
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