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Tiara tilt for Tofane

A third Group One scalp is in the offing for New Zealand-bred mare Tofane this weekend when she lines-up in the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The daughter of Ocean Park won the Group 1 All-Aged Stakes (1400m) last year, and on the cusp of being sold as a broodmare[...]
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Samina Bibi ideal Oaks type

Cambridge trainers Shaune Ritchie and Colm Murray have a staying filly of the future on their hands with Samina Bibi, a daughter of in-vogue stallion Reliable Man, an impressive debut winner at Te Rapa. Ridden by apprentice Wiremu Pinn, Samina Bibi sat three-deep throughout but bounded away from her rivals in the BCD Group 3YO[...]
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Hastings targets for Jennifer Eccles

Shaune Ritchie has resisted the temptation to campaign last season’s Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) winner Jennifer Eccles in Sydney, despite receiving a travel exemption to do so. Ritchie, who trains in partnership with Colm Murray at Cambridge, has elected to target Group One assignments at the Hawke’s Bay Spring Carnival instead. “We have[...]
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Oaks winner pleases in Ruakaka

Shaune Ritchie was beaming after Jennifer Eccles’ 1050m trial at Ruakaka on Tuesday. He was delighted to see last season’s Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) winner relax in her heat and run on well to finish fourth against a quality line-up. “We are delighted with her,” said Ritchie, who trains in partnership with Colm[...]
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