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Talented Tony Pike pair head overseas

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike has had to farewell two talented gallopers in the last week. Exciting two-year-old Subpoena has crossed the Tasman after a sale was finalised following her impressive debut victory at Te Rapa last month. “Subpoena has been sold to clients of Chris Waller’s,” Pike said. “She headed to Sydney on Monday. “She[...]
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Pike aiming for more Queensland glory

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike has taken a seven-strong team to Queensland to tackle the rich spoils on offer in the sunshine state over the coming months. He will kick off the Queensland campaign for two of those runners this weekend when Terra Sancta and The Bostonian contest feature races at Doomben on Saturday. Both four-year-olds[...]
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Piriaka too tough at Woodville

The Kevin Gray-trained Piriaka cleared maiden company on Thursday when running down short-priced favourite Lincoln Hanover to win the Merrylees Hotel 1200 at Woodville. Jumping from barrier two, the three-year-old filly was beaten for early speed and sat just off the pace in fifth position throughout. Stable apprentice Holly Andrew kept her composure aboard the[...]
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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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