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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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Vale Barbara Blackie

Centenarian Barbara Blackie, widely recognised as the oldest racehorse trainer in the world, passed away at home in Christchurch on Friday. The Canterbury horsewoman celebrated her 100th birthday in July with family and friends and continued to enjoy training Diplomat, her sole horse in work. Blackie enlisted jockey Terry Moseley to ride the majority of[...]
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Red letter day for The Oaks Stud

The Oaks Stud General Manager, Rick Williams was quietly confident leading into the weekend that owner Dick Karreman and resident stallion Darci Brahma could be in for plenty of thrills from their racing representatives engaged at both Hastings and Ruakaka on Saturday. However, even he couldn’t predict the level of success they would enjoy with[...]
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Catalyst all class at Hastings

Flashy three-year-old Catalyst contributed to a huge day for The Oaks Stud owner Dick Karreman and his resident sire Darci Brahma, when he captured the Listed El Roca-Sir Colin Meads Trophy (1200m) at Hastings in emphatic fashion. The Oaks Stud bred and raced three-year-old gelding Double Impact had opened his account in style with a[...]
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Kali remains unbeaten at Hastings

Progressive three-year-old Kali maintained her unbeaten record at Hastings on Saturday but not without high drama as the Tony Pike-trained filly secured her second victory courtesy of a successful protest against fellow Cambridge visitor Jennifer Eccles in the Taupo Pak’nSave Fillies 1100. The Shaune Ritchie-trained Jennifer Eccles was first past the post after producing a[...]
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Group 1 goals for Quick Thinker

Prominent syndication company OTI Racing is enjoying a good run of form with horses from New Zealand and they are hoping to see a positive start to an Australian campaign from the Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Quick Thinker when he steps out in the Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m) on what looms as[...]
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Sink or swim for Sardine in Australia

Riverton trainer Kelvin Tyler has sent seven-year-old mare Flying Sardine across the Tasman and the 11-time winner will make her Australian debut for ex-pat Kiwi trainer Rachael Frost when she contests the Clanbrooke Racing Handicap (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday. The dual Group 3-placegetter has settled in well to Frost’s Mornington base after finishing third[...]
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Brennan ready to toast Magnum

Cambridge trainer Lauren Brennan has Magnum right where she wants him ahead of his first-up run in Saturday’s Harcourts Whangarei 1200 at Ruakaka. Brennan produced the Per Incanto gelding for a fresh-up win in the same race last year as a leadup to his third placing to Te Akau Shark and Love Affair in the[...]
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