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Cooga Doon wins Wanganui Guineas

Lightly raced three-year-old Cooga Doon made it two wins from two starts when he took out the Listed HS Dyke Wanganui Guineas (1340m) in sensational fashion on Saturday. The Fraser Auret-trained Makfi gelding had set tongues wagging when successful by seven lengths over 1200m in his debut run at the venue last month. The subject[...]
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Rees hoping for crowning moment on Saturday

Morrinsville dentist Simon Rees leads a busy lifestyle, and Saturday promises to be another action-packed day. Rees, who juggles training racehorses and taking sole-charge of his dental practice in the east Waikato town, will saddle-up Laekeeper in the Boutique Body Corporates Great Northern Hurdle (4190m) at Ellerslie. The eight-year-old jumper won the Pakuranga Hunt Hurdle[...]
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Northern win in Logan’s sights

Fledgling trainer Samantha Logan will hunt her first Network Visuals Great Northern Steeplechase (6400m) win at Ellerslie on Saturday but don’t presume this has been anything but meticulously planned. Logan, a daughter of leading trainer Donna Logan and her late husband and training partner Dean, has been training professionally for just four years but the[...]
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Bosson back on Belle

Fortuna Syndications Director, John Galvin, has confirmed Opie Bosson will ride Melody Belle in the second leg of the Hawke’s Bay Racing Triple Crown, the Group 1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m), taking over from Michael McNab who has ridden the mare in her past two outings, including last Saturday’s comprehensive victory in the Group 1[...]
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Miss Federer to commence spring campaign

Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston is expecting a bold showing fresh-up from multiple stakes winner Miss Federer, as the well-named daughter of Swiss Ace commences a spring campaign on her home track on Saturday in the NZ Bloodstock Three-Year-Old (1000m). The Christchurch-horseman, who won 21 races last season, cautioned that Miss Federer would be entering the[...]
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The Shark set for Australian debut

Exciting New Zealand galloper Te Akau Shark will kick-off his spring campaign in Australia on Saturday where he will contest the Group 2 Tramway Stakes (1400m) at Randwick in front of some of his local owners, including Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Captain Paul Gallen. The five-year-old son of Rip Van Winkle pleased connections with his runner-up performance[...]
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