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Funny Girl on a trail for gold

Funny Girl broke through for her maiden victory first-up on the Cambridge synthetic earlier this month and trainer Lance Noble believes that will give her an edge on her rivals heading into the Group 3 Hawke’s Bay Breeders’ Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) at Hastings on Saturday. With heavy rain forecast ahead of the weekend Noble[...]
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Innes anxious for return to racing

Auckland’s extended lockdown has proved especially frustrating for leading jockey Leith Innes, who can look but can’t touch with nearly everything he wants to participate in. Innes is one of several jockeys in the Auckland region robbed of riding while the province is in Alert Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. “You’d like to be racing[...]
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Lindsays out for more Karaka glory

Brendan and Jo Lindsay’s black and gold checked silks have been prominent on Karaka Million night in the last couple of years through the deeds of Probabeel, and the Cambridge Stud principals are hoping they have another filly that can pick up her mantle. Promising two-year-old Beldarra will begin her path towards the rich twilight[...]
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La Vernazza out for spring

Promising filly La Vernazza will head to the spelling paddock after pulling up injured last week. The Brendan and Jo Lindsay-owned filly had joined trainer Jamie Richards’ Sydney team ahead of the spring, however, she will now be put on ice until next year. “She injured her hamstring somehow. We will just take it easy[...]
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Noble savours special win

Vernazza’s victory in the Group 2 J Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) was a special moment in the career of trainer Lance Noble. The former Matamata horseman now trains privately for owner-breeders Brendan and Jo Lindsay at their property in Karaka, but he returned to his old stomping ground on Saturday and triumphed in[...]
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