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Bambry stars finally underway

New Zealand trainer Chrissy Bambry isn’t expecting any early fireworks from her Group One performers Spring Tide and Deerfield when they belatedly open their campaigns at Trentham on Saturday. The Foxton horsewoman has been frustrated by a lack of suitable races to kick off the duo, who will go head-to-head in the Southey Sayer Chartered[...]
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Special Cup winner for Bambry

A special pre-race plan helped Sergio become Kamada Bloodstock’s 100th race winner when he led all the way in Sunday’s Woodville-Pahiatua Cup (1600m). New Zealand trainer Chrissy Bambry had been worried about the Swiss Ace gelding hanging to his right, especially when going around the final turn. But she managed to figure out a way[...]
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Bellacontte out to defy recent history

Trainer Chrissy Bambry will attempt a rare feat on Saturday when high-class three-year-old Bellacontte takes on the older mares in the Group 3 Wyndspelle @ Grangewilliam Stud Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Hawera. No three-year-old filly has won the race since the Murray Baker-trained Verlei surprised at big odds in the year 2000. A last[...]
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First mile test for Spring Tide

Foxton trainer Chrissy Bambry isn’t too worried about the prospect of an improved track for Spring Tide for the second leg of the Hastings weight-for-age triple crown. Spring Tide made a huge impression in the first leg, the Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m), beating all but Callsign Mav after mounting a strong run from midfield.[...]
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Wessex too strong on debut at Matamata

Trainer Andrew Forsman put aside the disappointment of having to scratch pre-post favourite Francesca from the feature race at Awapuni on Saturday when he and training partner Murray Baker produced talented two-year-old filly Wessex to win on debut at Matamata. Forsman had been expecting progressive four-year-old Iffraaj mare Francesca to be hard to beat in[...]
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Bambry filly primed for Ryder tilt

Smart juvenile Bellacontte is on track for Saturday’s Listed Courtesy Ford Ryder Stakes (1200m) at Otaki after warming up with a comfortable maiden victory at Hawke’s Bay last week. The Chrissy Bambry-trained daughter of Burgundy had previously been stakes-placed in the Listed Castletown Stakes (1200m), with the patiently-handled galloper a last-minute addition to the 800m[...]
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Swift recovery expected for O’Malley

Whanganui jockey Sarah Macnab knows just how lucky her partner Sam O’Malley is after a horrendous fall at Hastings on Saturday. O’Malley was contesting the lead aboard Remarx in a maiden hurdle at Hastings on Saturday when his horse misjudged the second-last obstacle and fell. O’Malley was unconscious for seven minutes but was attended to[...]
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Deerfield: The gift that keeps on giving

In an age where horses race much less frequently, seven-year-old New Zealand gelding Deerfield is like a throwback to decades gone-by. Since racing resumed in June last year after the COVID-19 lockdown, Deerfield has raced 19 times – a figure associated more with trainers like Bill Sanders and his team of ‘professional’ racehorses in the[...]
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