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New Zealand trainer Thurlow playing waiting game with stable duo

Bill Thurlow is playing the waiting game with a pair of his gallopers. The Waverley trainer has two horses entered for Hawera’s Sunday meeting, however, with Day Light drawing the outside gate in the Wanganui-Taranaki Owners Association “Pakaraka star” Maiden (2000m) and Darlington County being the first emergency for the Transag “Our Paddy Boy” Maiden[...]
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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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Glory Days returns

Group 1-winning mare Glory Days returned from retirement at the Foxton trials on Tuesday where she finished fourth in her 1000m heat. The Bill Thurlow-trained eight-year-old failed to fire after returning from her spring campaign in Melbourne last spring and was subsequently retired after her fourth-placing in the Listed New Zealand St Leger (2600m) at[...]
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Thurlow aiming for Melbourne glory

Group 1-winning stayer Glory Days made a pleasing return to the track at the Foxton trials on Tuesday in preparation for a Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) campaign this spring. The pride of Waverley finished unplaced in her 1000m heat, but pleased trainer Bill Thurlow with her efforts. “I was happy with her, she went[...]
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