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Ima Roca Bee takes Ryder Stakes

Talented filly Ima Roca Bee produced an undeniable finish in testing conditions to take out the final stakes race of the 2020/21 racing season, the Listed Courtesy Ford Ryder Stakes (1200m) at Otaki. The two-year-old daughter of El Roca had looked to be rounding into some useful form when narrowly beaten in the Listed Castletown[...]
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Bonus draws Quiz Kid south

A lucrative bonus has enticed the connections of Quiz Kid to send the in-form galloper down south early ahead of the Group 3 Winning Edge Presentations 124th Winter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton in a fortnight. The Cambridge gelding has made the long trek down to Oamaru to contest the Crombie And Price LTD Oamaru Cup[...]
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Erin Leighton: born to ride

Erin Leighton is doing what she has always dreamed of – riding on raceday. The New Zealand apprentice entered the racing industry as a fresh-faced 16-year-old in the hopes of becoming a jockey, and while the 28-year-old has been given limited opportunities over the years, she is really starting to kick some goals this season.[...]
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Comeback apprentices to the fore

Comebacks proved rewarding last Saturday for a couple of female apprentice jockeys, Erin Leighton and Mereana Hudson. Leighton (27) notched her first win for six years when successful on No Loitering at Te Rapa, while Hudson (33) registered her first win for the season, and her third since a comeback last term, with a relentless[...]
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