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Wilson loving the racing game

Well-known equestrian Vicki Wilson has reached the highs of the showjumping world and now she is trying her hand with racing. The decorated rider is in her second season of training thoroughbreds and at Wanganui on Thursday she welcomed back her first winner in just her tenth start as a trainer. Her maiden victory was[...]
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Group One glory for On the Bubbles

Jamie Richards and Te Akau Racing’s total dominance of New Zealand two-year-old racing rolled on with a richly deserved Group One triumph for On the Bubbles in Saturday’s Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m). The Awapuni feature was the 21st juvenile win of the season for Richards and the Te Akau team, with seven[...]
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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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Parkes and Richards continue winning association with promising two-year-old

Leading Central Districts rider Johnathan Parkes continued his winning roll aboard Jamie Richards-trained two-year-olds when he guided well related Savabeel youngster I Wish I Win to a comfortable victory in the opening race at Awapuni. Parkes has been the regular rider of Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) winner On The Bubbles for Richards and continued his[...]
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Il Affare to continue on Derby path

Il Affare’s iron constitution will serve her well as she continues her Classic preparation at Ellerslie this weekend. That’s the word from the Dundeel filly’s co-trainer Peter Williams as he puts the finishing polish on the two-win filly ahead of Saturday’s Group 2 AJC Avondale Guineas (2100m). Il Affare will back up from her fourth[...]
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Staying future for Eulogy winner

Lightly raced Cambridge visitor Whimsical showed she will be a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming age-group staying features when she produced a gritty performance to take out the Group 3 Lawnmaster Eulogy Stakes (1600m) at just her third start. The Stephen Marsh-trained Savabeel filly had hinted she had plenty of ability when[...]
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Sir Beets breaks maiden

Three-year-old colt Sir Beets cleared maiden ranks on Wednesday, winning the Aquashield Roofing Maiden (1100m) at Otaki. Ridden by Johnathan Parkes, Sir Beets came from last to down his rivals in an impressive performance to score by half a length from Old Town Road for trainer Lisa Latta. Sir Beets had previously finished eighth behind[...]
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Parkes eyes membership in 1000-club

Wanganui jockey Johnathan Parkes will begin the quest for the final 100 winners he needs to join the New Zealand 1000-win jockey club when he rides at his home track on Friday. Parkes claimed his 900th win when he partnered the Gary Vile-trained Fattore Otto to success at Awapuni on Saturday. It was the Vile-Parkes[...]
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