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Hastings targets for Jennifer Eccles

Shaune Ritchie has resisted the temptation to campaign last season’s Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) winner Jennifer Eccles in Sydney, despite receiving a travel exemption to do so. Ritchie, who trains in partnership with Colm Murray at Cambridge, has elected to target Group One assignments at the Hawke’s Bay Spring Carnival instead. “We have[...]
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Oaks winner pleases in Ruakaka

Shaune Ritchie was beaming after Jennifer Eccles’ 1050m trial at Ruakaka on Tuesday. He was delighted to see last season’s Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) winner relax in her heat and run on well to finish fourth against a quality line-up. “We are delighted with her,” said Ritchie, who trains in partnership with Colm[...]
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Sultan still has his swing

Rising eight-year-old Sultan Of Swing showed he still has the zest for racing when winning a 900m trial at Te Rapa on Tuesday and the Shaune Ritchie-trained gelding is on target for an early season feature. A Group 1 placegetter and winner of 10 races, Sultan Of Swing will be aimed at the Group 2[...]
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First runners back for Ritchie stable

Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is back in the game this weekend. Having watched from the sidelines for the first month as racing resumed after the enforced COVID-19 pandemic break, Ritchie will produce his first runners since March at Te Rapa on Saturday. Noted stayers The Good Fight and Excalibur will tackle the Pathways – The[...]
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Waddell up for Aussie challenge

One of New Zealand’s top big-race jockeys is heading across the Tasman. Cambridge jockey Jason Waddell said he is at a stage in his career where he would like to test his talents in Australia. “I wanted to be a part of the ship that resurrected New Zealand racing, I really did, but sometimes you[...]
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