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Blue Point Retired To Stud

Champion sprinter Blue Point will not race again with Godolphin confirming he will be retired to stud after his wins in the two Group One sprints at Royal Ascot. Blue Point became the first European-trained horse to win the King’s Stand Stakes and back up four days later to claim the Diamond Jubilee last week.[...]
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Big Duke Heads Caloundra Cup Nominations

The Kris Lees-trained Big Duke headlines the entries and the early market for the Listed Caloundra Cup. The Caloundra Cup (2400m) is one of three stakes races on Saturday’s program at the Sunshine Coast alongside the Group Three Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m) for three-year-olds and the Listed Glasshouse Handicap (1400m). Big Duke, who has finished[...]
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Deploy Back Home At Rosehill

Sydney sprinter Deploy has returned from a less than ideal trip to Brisbane but is ready to bounce back on home turf in the Civic Stakes. A three-time Group winner, Deploy beat one runner home in the Group One Stradbroke Handicap on June 6 when he was unable to get much galloping room. He will[...]
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Classic season spoils beckon Aalaalune

Group 1 performed juvenile Aalaalune has given Matamata trainer Jacob McKay plenty of excitement this season and he believes she can go on to better things in her Classic year. The two-year-old daughter of Reliable Man contested six races this season, all at stakes- level, placing in three of them, including a short-margin runner-up performance[...]
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Te Aroha double for Logan

Te Aroha racecourse has become a happy stomping ground for trainer Samantha Logan. The Cambridge horsewoman picked up her second career double at the Waikato track on Sunday with Zamora and Henry Tudor in the two steeplechase events. “I have only had one other double and that was at Te Aroha as well, so it’s[...]
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Two Turf Meetings At Ballarat Transferred

Two more upcoming meetings scheduled for the Ballarat turf track have been transferred because of drainage issues and the effects of wet weather. Sunday’s scheduled meeting has been switched from Ballarat’s turf to its synthetic track while the meeting programmed for July 14 has been transferred to Bendigo. The meetings are the latest to be[...]
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Chicken Dance for 150

Zac Purton bagged his 150th win of the campaign when Chicken Dance took the Class 4 Kau To Shan Handicap (1200m) by three and a quarter lengths at Sha Tin yesterday afternoon, Sunday, 23 June. That followed a score for the champion jockey atop the Dennis Yip-trained Ho Ho Feel in the 2000m Class 4.[...]
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Rocketing Voyage

Zac Purton enjoyed a rocket run on young sprinting sensation Voyage Warrior (133lb) in the Class 3 Ma On Shan Handicap (1000m) to take home a treble at Sha Tin yesterday afternoon, Sunday, 23 June. “It was a good effort,” Purton said of the top-weight, who took his career tally to three wins and a[...]
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Kiwis part of Royal Procession at Royal Ascot

New Zealand has been well-represented in the four-carriage Royal Procession on the final day of Royal Ascot with Rosehill-based trainer Chris Waller enjoying a memorable 24 hours. On Saturday, the former Foxton horseman landed the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm with Invincibella to provide him with a record-breaking 18th Group 1 win[...]
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Intimidate overcomes anxious moments

Rangiora trainer Nick Wigley was holding his breath just moments before the start of Saturday’s two-year-old contest at Riccarton as smart filly Intimidate put on a petulant display behind the starting gates. The Charm Spirit filly held up the start of the 1000m event before finally entering her stall under the urgings of the Riccarton[...]
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