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Classy colt gets the job done

Punters that took the $1.30 about talented three-year-old The Irishman would have had their hearts in their mouths when the son of Tavistock stepped slowly from the barriers on debut over 1100m at Avondale on Wednesday on a Heavy10 surface. But the Tony Pike-trained colt flagged himself as a horse with a bright future after[...]
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Former Kiwi horseman passes away

Former New Zealand jockey and trainer Ray Cleaver has died in Victoria just a few days after saddling up a runner at Mornington last Thursday. Cranbourne-based Cleaver (70) was rushed to hospital last Saturday after a suspected stroke and died the following day. “It comes as a bit of shock really,” Robbie Griffiths, a fellow[...]
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The Bostonian reunited with Pike team

It may have taken plenty of effort and sacrifice, but Cambridge trainer Tony Pike finally has his temporary Sydney satellite barn in operation. Stable foreman Chris McNab and trackwork rider Matthew Ward have undergone their mandatory two week quarantine period in Sydney after receiving travel exemptions to head across the Tasman earlier this month. While[...]
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Dragon ready to leap the Tasman

Talented four-year-old Dragon Leap will travel to Sydney on Monday as he looks to target spring riches. The Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott-trained galloper won twice at Group 2 level as a three-year-old and finished fourth in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m). The lightly-tried gelding is expected to be best suited to a[...]
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