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Meetings to be run behind closed doors

Following a meeting between New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR), stewards and club representatives it has been decided that Wednesday’s meeting at Taupo and Friday’s at Waverley will be closed-door events. This is based on the government’s announcement of a return to alert level 3 in the Auckland Super-City region and alert level 2 for the[...]
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Cambridge back on track

The construction of the Cambridge Jockey Club’s synthetic track is back on target. Civil works for the track are nearing completion and the club was waiting upon the expertise of Australian-based company Martin Collins to be able to mix and lay the track surface. The Martin Collins cavalry is now set to arrive with the[...]
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New Mark For Pike Before Spring Campaign

Champion Perth jockey William Pike wants to base himself in Melbourne for the spring to continue his association with a number of the west’s leading horses. But how that will be achieved during the current COVID-19 climate, Pike is unsure. Pike on Saturday created an Australian riding record when he surpassed his previous highest tally,[...]
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Limited Number Of Patrons For Stradbroke

The Brisbane Racing Club will be allowed to have a select number of patrons on-course under strict biosecurity conditions for its Stradbroke Handicap meeting. Queensland race clubs can now have up to 20 patrons on-course but they must comply with government COVID-19 checklists. “Further patrons may be able to return upon the adoption of an[...]
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A Look At The Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap

STRADBROKE HANDICAP Group One 1400m handicap Eagle Farm HISTORY First run in 1890 (winner Pyrrhus) 1890-1953 run over six furlongs (1200m) Winners include Wiggle (1958), Persian Lyric (1961), Kilshery (1962), Winfreux (1965), Divide And Rule (1970), Triton (1972), Daybreak Lover (1984, 1986), Campaign King (1988), Rough Habit (1991-92), Dane Ripper (1997), Show A Heart (2002),[...]
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Te Akau Racing Planning Australian Raid

Leading New Zealand owner David Ellis is hopeful the borders between New Zealand and Australia can open again to allow for horse movement between the two countries. The coronavirus pandemic halted horse movement between the countries while the virus caused a shutdown to racing in New Zealand. While horse movement resumed on April, it was[...]
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RV Targets Date For Return Of Race Crowds

Racing Victoria is working towards allowing racehorse owners and some race club members to be back on course in July. RV chief executive Giles Thompson said June 22 was a key date as the Victorian state government announces any changes on further relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. Victorian racetracks have been crowd-free since the Alister Clark Stakes[...]
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Birdsville Races Latest Covid-19 Casualty

Queensland’s iconic Birdsville horse racing carnival is the latest COVID-19 victim, with organisers announcing this year’s event has been scratched. The event, known as the Melbourne Cup of the outback, have been held since 1882 and is a major tourist drawcard for operators in the state’s far west. The races, staged in the Simpson Desert,[...]
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Gray hoping for brighter times ahead

Octogenarian trainer Kevin Gray hasn’t particularly enjoyed the last couple of months. The Palmerston North horseman’s age group have had the most stringent measures imposed on them as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and he just wants things to go back to normal, including racing. “I have been all right, but it has been[...]
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Sam Collett has an eye for design

Leading New Zealand jockey Samantha Collett hasn’t been idle during the country’s near two-month lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just two days into lockdown the Matamata hoop decided to follow her passion and enrolled in an interior design course. Interior design has been a growing passion for Collett, which was heightened last[...]
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