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Trans-Tasman plans for Catalyst

Tony Pike is looking forward to spring racing with his new acquisition Catalyst. The rising five-year-old son of Darci Brahma won six of his 10 races for former trainer Clayton Chipperfield, five of which were at stakes level, including the Group 1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m). He hasn’t raced since pulling up lame in[...]
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Spring in steps of star gallopers

Group One targets await stablemates Probabeel and Sword Of State in Australia later this year and they took their first serious steps this afternoon toward spring goals with trial outings on the all-weather track at Cambridge. Trainer Jamie Richards was well-represented during the day with crack mare Avantage also in action and she will be[...]
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Cetus on a roll for Allan

Late-blooming Cetus is giving former New Zealand top jockey Tony Allan plenty to cheer about in his fledgling career as a trainer. The six-year-old gelding couldn’t have been more impressive when winning a Rating 74 event by more than six lengths over 1550m at Awapuni last Saturday, and he may back up this weekend in[...]
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Pike plumps for Sunshine Coast option

New Zealand trainer Tony Pike is confident he can figure in the thick end of the prizemoney in a Queensland stakes race for the second weekend in succession. The stable was represented by dominant Listed Tattersall’s Life Member Stakes (1830m) winner Tutukaka at Eagle Farm last Saturday, and Pike is expecting a good showing from[...]
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Moroney savours Tofane’s special double

Despite COVID-19 restrictions creating ongoing logistical headaches and isolating him from his family and friends in New Zealand, trans-Tasman trainer Michael Moroney has taken special satisfaction from the last couple of weeks. Moroney watched on from his Melbourne base as his high-class Kiwi-bred mare Tofane became just the third mare in history to complete Brisbane’s[...]
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Tutukaka Derby bound

The Tony Pike-trained two-year-old gelding Tutukaka ticked the first box as he makes a long-range bid for the Group 1 VRC Derby (2500m) with a dominant victory in the Listed Tattersall’s Life Member Stakes (1830m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Ridden by Michael Cahill, the half-brother to Melody Belle always looked in control when sitting[...]
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Tiara tilt for Tofane

A third Group One scalp is in the offing for New Zealand-bred mare Tofane this weekend when she lines-up in the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The daughter of Ocean Park won the Group 1 All-Aged Stakes (1400m) last year, and on the cusp of being sold as a broodmare[...]
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