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Cup dream stays alive

The Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) dream is still alive for Group 1-winning stayer Glory Days and her connections. The pride of Waverley will be at odds greater than the Taranaki township’s favourite son, 1983 Melbourne Cup winner Kiwi, of making the race, but trainer Bill Thurlow has taken the ‘you have got to be[...]
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Roger back on the job

Tauranga horseman Antony Fuller has Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) winner Roger That back ticking over but he isn’t getting ahead of himself as he looks to place his stable star this spring. The farmer turned horse trainer prepares the rising eight-year-old from his Bay Of Plenty property. “We’re just working him quietly and not[...]
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Glory Days retired

The racing career of Group 1 winner Glory Days has come to an end. The daughter of Red Giant won 10 of her 32 starts and gave trainer Bill Thurlow some of his biggest moments in racing. Glory Days had a standout 2018-19 season, recording seven wins, including the Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) and[...]
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Auckland Cup for Big Mike

The Craig and Shaun Phelan-trained Big Mike relished his time on the East Coast last week, landing both Sunday’s Wairoa Cup (2100m) and the precurser, the Wairoa Cup Trial (1900m) last Thursday, topping him off nicely ahead of a tilt at the Group 1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) at Ellerslie on March 7.[...]
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