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New Zealand return for Coventina Bay

Taranaki mare Coventina Bay will make her New Zealand return at Awapuni on Saturday where she will line-up in the Group 2 Carters Manawatu Challenge Stakes (1400m). The daughter of Shamexpress had three unplaced runs in Queensland following her runner-up result behind Avantage in the Group 1 New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) in April.[...]
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Karalino bags fortuitous Group success

Five-year-old mare Karalino landed the Group 3 Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) for trainers Stephen Autridge and Kris Shailer in a dramatic finish to the fillies and mares feature at Riccarton on Wednesday. Race favourite Providenceprovides had shot clear and was being hailed the winner when she collided with the running rail and became[...]
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Vernanme back to his best in Matamata Cup

Topweight Vernanme proved too tough for his rivals when he produced a gritty effort to take out Saturday’s Listed Team Wealleans Matamata Cup (1600m). The Stephen Marsh-trained six-year-old came into the race off a confidence boosting fresh-up run for third at Hastings last month, after trialling nicely before launching his spring campaign. Asked to carry[...]
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First-up win for Brando

New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale graduate Brando resumed in the best possible way when winning the Phill Cataldo Bloodstock 1200m at Te Rapa on Friday. Signalling his readiness when coasting home for fifth at the trials on 21 September at Cambridge, and smooth in the prelim, Brando confronted a well-rounded field and rose[...]
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Rabada hits rivals for six at Tauranga

A chance conversation one evening with good mate and former New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum saw trainer Graeme Richardson put his money where his mouth was, taking a share in a Per Incanto colt bred by McCullum, that he liked the look of. Richardson’s faith in the now three-year-old gelding named Rabada was vindicated[...]
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