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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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New Zealand Cup target for Communique

The colours of Kevin and Joanne Hickman’s Valachi Downs were to the fore at the Riccarton meeting on Saturday, headed by smart mare Communique who won the Waimakariri Businesses North Canterbury Cup (1800m). The mare will be aimed at staying features over the coming months, including the Group 3 Christchurch Casino 157th New Zealand Cup[...]
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Grylls taking flight

Craig Grylls began the spring in the best possible fashion at Te Rapa on Saturday, riding a winning treble, including his first stakes victory for the season, to take him to the top of the New Zealand Jockeys’ Premiership. “It was a great day. It’s always good to get a few on the board and[...]
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Justastate in the frame for Norvall

It may have only been a maiden race at Te Aroha on Sunday, but Justastate earned her photo spot amongst Rogan Norvall’s gallery of the memorable feature winners he rode during his career in the saddle. The Falkirk five-year-old credited Norvall with his first training success after he officially went into partnership with Matamata trainer[...]
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The gift that keeps giving for Mason

Well-travelled galloper My Gift bounced back to winning form on his favourite track when he dominated his rivals over the closing stages of Saturday’s feature race at Awapuni, the John Turkington Forestry Ltd Rangitikei Gold Cup (2100m). The rising eight-year-old won his first three races in Europe before an unsuccessful 19-race stint in Hong Kong[...]
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Superior victory for debutant

Patience is a virtue and Cambridge trainer Trevor Da Cruz has shown plenty of it over the last few years with promising galloper Superiority. That patience paid off when the six-year-old gelding recorded his maiden win in the Counties Home Loans And Insurance 1200 when on debut at Pukekohe. Superiority jumped well from his outside[...]
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