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Calder counting himself lucky after fall

A battered and bruised Andrew Calder remains in good spirits after suffering multiple injuries, but with no long-lasting damage, in a nasty fall at Ruakaka on Saturday. The New Zealand jockey was airlifted to Whangarei Hospital after he had parted company with his mount Lady Deb in Saturday’s two-year-old contest. “I’ve got some stable fractures[...]
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Colourful Pomare riding crest of a wave

Trainer Bill Pomare won’t be the least bit surprised if his stable star Ocean Billy does the almost unthinkable and wins tomorrow’s Group 2 Ultimate Mazda Japan Trophy (1600m). The last start Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) winner lines up as topweight in the Tauranga feature with conventional wisdom having the free-running stayer only just[...]
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Scott Base retired

Multiple Group 2 winner Scott Base has been retired after finishing 12th in last Saturday’s Group 2 Foxbridge Plate (1200m), with connections electing to call time on the career of the highly talented, but injury-plagued six-year-old. “He was just showing a few signs of wear and tear, and we just want to do the right[...]
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