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Weatherley riding crest of a wave

Sam Weatherley is enjoying a rewarding season in the saddle highlighted by stakes successes at home and across the Tasman, while a notable milestone has also been ticked off. The Matamata jockey rode his 300th New Zealand winner when he successfully combined on the synthetic track at Cambridge on Wednesday with La Velocita, a mare[...]
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Dark Destroyer wins the Rough Habit Plate

Dark Destroyer built on his impressive runner-up performance in April’s Queensland Guineas (1600m), winning Saturday’s Rough Habit Plate (2000m) at Eagle Farm. The New Zealand-based three-year-old moved up stylishly at the top of the straight in the Group 3 event, towing jockey Sam Weatherly into the race. Despite only winning by two tenths of a[...]
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Wexford set to defend Derby crown

Wexford Stables couldn’t get what appeared to be their two leading chances in the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) to the starting gates, but it appears they won’t be without a chance of retaining their title at Ellerslie on Saturday. Injuries kept Dark Destroyer and Karman Line out of the classic, but trainers[...]
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Last-gasp Guineas win for Dark Destroyer

With back-to-back stakes wins including a last-gasp thriller in Saturday’s Group 2 SKYCITY Auckland Guineas (1600m) at Ellerslie, Dark Destroyer is stepping up to fill a void for owners David Archer and Diane Wright. The couple’s distinctive grey and blue colours have had a quiet few months following the retirements of quality trans-Tasman performers Bostonian[...]
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Dark Destroyer ready to fire in Guineas

Matamata trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott are looking forward to heading south to Christchurch with promising three-year-old Dark Destroyer to contest the Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton on Saturday. The Proisir gelding has just had three lifetime starts, for a win and two placings, and his[...]
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Bright future for Dark Destroyer

Progressive three-year-old Dark Destroyer got off the mark in fine style when winning a maiden over 1300m at Taupo on Wednesday. The Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott-trained gelding had caught the eye when charging home into third at his first start at Taupo last month, and punters duly supported him into even money favourite on[...]
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Punters take leap of faith

Comeback galloper Dragon Leap returns to the races for only the second time since February 2020 when he contests Saturday’s Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings. The now five-year-old was one of New Zealand’s top three-year-olds and a leading fancy for the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) after successive Group Two victories in[...]
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