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Gold Watch makes stunning return

‘There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man’ is a famed quote from Winston Churchill. It is proving somewhat of a mantra for 90-year-old Tauranga horseman Cliff Goss, who credits handsome chestnut Gold Watch with keeping him mentally and physically fit and young. The feel-good[...]
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Gold Watch set for Te Rapa return

Even though a spring setback has unfortunately ruled him out of next month’s Group 2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (1600m) at Riccarton, owner-trainer Cliff Goss still has a lot to look forward to this season with his exciting five-year-old Gold Watch. An impressive winner of all of his four starts last season, the chestnut son of[...]
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Foote’s Tauranga quartet rates highly

Cambridge trainer Ben Foote will be represented by four runners at Tauranga on Wednesday and can’t single one above any other, considering them all serious winning prospects. Rekindled Express will debut in the Cheers Tavern Bayfair Maiden (1200m) and Kid Roc will resume in the Bayleys Tauranga Commercial Maiden (1200m) with both drawing attention to[...]
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First Group One tilt for Cameron

Cambridge trainer Catherine Cameron is looking forward to having her first Group One runner at Hastings on Saturday, but unfortunately she won’t be able to be trackside to experience it. The Government announced on Wednesday afternoon that parts of the Waikato, including Cambridge, will remain in COVID-19 Alert Level Three for a further five days,[...]
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Signs positive for Mav

The John Bary-trained Callsign Mav tuned up for his fresh-up tilt at the Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) with a dominant trial victory at Taupo on Wednesday. The five-year-old gelding was given a solid hit-out under regular rider Jonathan Riddell, sitting outside the pacemaker Our Alley Cat before extending when asked in the straight to[...]
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Princess sure to be Tauranga hit

Consistent New Zealand mare Pop Star Princess will venture to Tauranga on Saturday to contest the Listed Team Wealleans Tauranga Classic (1400m) as she looks to add further black-type to her record before her likely retirement in spring. The Fred and Lindsay Cornege-trained six-year-old has won nine of her 38 starts, with a further 11[...]
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