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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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Rocket Spade cements Derby claims with Avondale Guineas victory

Well fancied Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) candidate Rocket Spade threw down the gauntlet to his three-year-old rivals when he produced a strong staying performance to capture the Group 2 AJC Avondale Guineas (2100m) at Ellerslie. The Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott-trained colt had entered Saturday’s vital Derby lead-up as the second favourite[...]
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Lily out to prove Oaks candidacy

Well-related filly Lily’s Lady contests Saturday’s Listed Fasttrack Insurance Oaks Prelude (1800m) at New Plymouth and trainers Stephen Autridge and Kris Shailer are hopeful the daughter of Contributer can bank some more black-type and emerge as a serious Oaks contender in the process. Despite being a maiden after four starts, Lily’s Lady boasts a last[...]
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Rocket Spade delivers Guineas repeat

Owners Hermitage Thoroughbreds and trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott have gone back-to-back, scoring their second consecutive victory in the Group 2 SkyCity Auckland Guineas (1600m) at Ellerslie on Friday. The combination captured last year’s edition of the three-year-old feature with Dragon Leap, and have struck Guineas gold again 12 months later with Rocket Spade.[...]
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Mile switch for talented Communique

In-form mare Communique looks one of the better chances in Wednesday’s Group 2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (1600m) at Riccarton, although the daughter of Redwood has had an unorthodox preparation for the $230,000 feature. Prepared by Stephen Autridge and Kris Shailer, Communique was initially on a path towards the Group 3 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup[...]
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