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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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Staying future for Shakespeare

Progressive three-year-old Shakespeare broke maiden ranks for Otaki trainers Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard on Thursday at Waverley over 1650m and looks to be a stayer of promise. The son of Poet’s Voice came with a well-timed run under Lisa Allpress to win by a length going away, defeating older rivals. “He is a horse[...]
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Myers hungry for Tarzino success

Manawatu jockey Rosie Myers will step into uncharted territory when she teams up with Aalaalune in Saturday’s Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings. A natural lightweight, Myers usually walks at 51kg but she is facing a rare task of shedding weight to get to Aalaalune’s 48.5kg for the weight-for-age feature. “I don’t think I’ve[...]
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Parsons duo kick-off 3YO campaigns

Balcairn trainers John and Karen Parsons will kick-off the three-year-old campaigns for Touchabeel and Sombra Deamor in the Barneswood Farm Stakes Day 19th October (1250m) at Ashburton on Friday and their performances in the race will help dictate their spring paths. Touchabeel had the four starts as a juvenile and finished fourth on debut in[...]
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Ritchie ready to put up a Good Fight

Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is delighted with the way his five-year-old stayer The Good Fight has settled into Sydney life and believes Saturday’s Nathan’s Famous Handicap (2000m) is the perfect race to get the ball rolling across the Tasman. “He is great, he has settled in really well,” Ritchie said. “He didn’t have a sweat[...]
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Wyndspelle primed for Tarzino

Otaki conditioners Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard are pleased with Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) contender Wyndspelle ahead of Saturday’s race. The six-year-old entire heads fresh-up into Saturday’s feature race at Hastings off the back of two trial wins and Benner believes TAB bookmakers have underestimated his charge, installing him as an $18 winning chance.[...]
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