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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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Local assignment for Gore warhorse

Evergreen galloper Irish Excuse may be 10 years old but he is showing no signs of slowing down. The No Excuse Needed gelding has recently returned to Gore from a four start campaign in Canterbury where he recorded his 16th career victory at Riccarton first-up. “It was a pretty good campaign,” trainer Ellis Winsloe said.[...]
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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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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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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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