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Tavi Mac steps into Seabiscuit role

Taranaki trainer Allan Sharrock is hoping his diminutive sprinter Tavi Mac can provide the movie fairytale finish to Saturday’s Group 1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham. “It’s the old battler’s tale. The little horse from humble beginnings up against the expensive Fastnet Rock mare, and she’ll take some beating too,” Sharrock said[...]
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Feature targets for Sharrock fillies

Last start Group 3 Eulogy Stakes (1600m) placegetter Signora Nera will be aimed at further black-type features, but trainer Allan Sharrock said what path the three-year-old filly takes will become a lot clearer after racing at Awapuni on Saturday. The daughter of Sweynesse will jump from barrier two in the Spreading Rural Bulk 1400 and[...]
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Tavi Mac Telegraph bound

Trainer Allan Sharrock has confirmed his pocket-rocket Tavi Mac will have his next start in the Group 1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham on January 16. The Tavistock five-year-old has won his last three races in a row culminating in a comfortable victory in the Group 2 Manawatu Challenge Stakes (1400m) at[...]
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Cameron calls time on riding career

Senior jockey Matthew Cameron has called time on his riding career after completing his last raceday at Awapuni on Saturday. The thirty-four-year-old finished on a winning note by piloting the Ross McCarroll-trained Initiative to victory, but admits his desire to continue in the saddle has waned over the past few months. “I have been thinking[...]
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Frodo too fast in Group 2 feature

Pocket rocket Tavi Mac, who affectionately carries the moniker Frodo due to his diminutive stature and ungainly build, captured the biggest victory of his burgeoning career when he dashed away from his rivals in Saturday’s Group 2 Kevin Pratt Memorial Manawatu Challenge Stakes (1400m) at Awapuni. The Allan Sharrock-trained son of Tavistock has captured hearts[...]
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Tavi Mac primed for Awapuni challenge

Hot trainer Allan Sharrock is hoping Tavi Mac can exploit any weakness in the armour of Group 1 – winning rival Callsign Mav in Saturday’s Group 2 Kevin Pratt Memorial Manawatu Challenge Stakes (1400m) at Awapuni. The pair dominate the TAB’s market for the weight-for-age feature with Tavistock five-year-old Tavi Mac a favourite ahead of[...]
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Higher honours await Justaskme

A brief break awaits impressive Trentham winner Justaskme as trainer Allan Sharrock plans bigger and better things for his latest stable star. The No Excuse Needed five-year-old has come of age in this preparation with four wins from six starts and caught the eye again on Saturday as he boomed home from a near impossible[...]
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Tavi Mac continues to impress

He may be small, but he is mighty. That’s trainer Allan Sharrock’s summation of consistent galloper Tavi Mac after his Listed Courtesy Ford Levin Stakes (1200m) victory at Otaki on Thursday. The diminutive gelding only had five rivals in the race as a result of the heavy track conditions, but that didn’t concern Sharrock. “He[...]
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Tavi Mac takes Matamata Cup

Popular equine star Tavi Mac provided his many followers with another thrilling performance when he dashed away with the feature race at Matamata on Saturday, the Listed Team Wealleans Matamata Cup (1400m). The uniquely proportioned Tavistock gelding, who is often referred to as the equine sausage dog, carried clear topweight of 59kgs in the event[...]
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