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Billy ready for new campaign

All things being equal, last season’s Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) winner Ocean Billy will step out for his first raceday assignment at Te Rapa on Saturday as he begins a campaign that could see him contest both the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) and Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) later in the spring. Trainer[...]
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Ashburton double for Carston

Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston went home from Ashburton on Wednesday a happy man after picking up a winning double. Stable runner Severine continued her consistent form line when victorious in the Gary McCormick Transport Open 1400. The daughter of Pins settled midfield for jockey Chris Johnson who was able to pick a path through their[...]
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Carston trio Southland bound

Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston will launch a three-pronged attack at the Listed ILF Ascot Park Hotel Southland Guineas (1600m) at Ascot Park on Saturday. It’s the final leg of the southern Guineas triple crown series, and the race has opened up with the absence of Showemhowitsdone, the winner of the first two legs – the[...]
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Magic moment for magic man

Veteran jockey Chris Johnson established a new national record for race victories on Saturday at Awapuni when Sassenach provided him with win 2452 in New Zealand. The 56-year-old required one winner to surpass the previous mark set by David Walsh after drawing level at Invercargill last Saturday. In typical Johnson fashion he set the new[...]
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Parsons mare ideally placed

Six-year-old mare Kiwi Ida will start favourite in Wednesday’s Group 3 Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) on the back of an eye-catching performance when second to Wekaforce in the Listed Pegasus Stakes (1000m) last Saturday. The John and Karen Parsons-trained mare is rated 18 points superior to her nearest rival in the fillies and[...]
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Magical opening to Riccarton meeting

A typically patient ride from the evergreen Chris Johnson paved the way for local runner Yannick to take out the opening event at Riccarton on Saturday as racing returned to the South Island for the first time since the easing of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Johnson showed all his trademark coolness in a driving finish as[...]
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