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Cup dream stays alive

The Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) dream is still alive for Group 1-winning stayer Glory Days and her connections. The pride of Waverley will be at odds greater than the Taranaki township’s favourite son, 1983 Melbourne Cup winner Kiwi, of making the race, but trainer Bill Thurlow has taken the ‘you have got to be[...]
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Glory Days returns

Group 1-winning mare Glory Days returned from retirement at the Foxton trials on Tuesday where she finished fourth in her 1000m heat. The Bill Thurlow-trained eight-year-old failed to fire after returning from her spring campaign in Melbourne last spring and was subsequently retired after her fourth-placing in the Listed New Zealand St Leger (2600m) at[...]
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Glory Days retired

The racing career of Group 1 winner Glory Days has come to an end. The daughter of Red Giant won 10 of her 32 starts and gave trainer Bill Thurlow some of his biggest moments in racing. Glory Days had a standout 2018-19 season, recording seven wins, including the Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) and[...]
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Roger That upsets in Auckland Cup

Rider Sam Collett is fast becoming the darling of the Group 1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) after making it back-to-back wins in the premier two-mile feature when guiding outsider Roger That to a boilover victory on Saturday. Collett claimed her first Cup, and first Group 1 title, when she scored aboard race favourite[...]
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Thurlow aiming for Melbourne glory

Group 1-winning stayer Glory Days made a pleasing return to the track at the Foxton trials on Tuesday in preparation for a Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) campaign this spring. The pride of Waverley finished unplaced in her 1000m heat, but pleased trainer Bill Thurlow with her efforts. “I was happy with her, she went[...]
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