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Beach working wonders for Murdoch duo

Astute New Zealand trainer Moira Murdoch heads to Rotorua this weekend with two horses raced by prominent owners that she’s been able to turn around through her successful beach training operation near Auckland. Murdoch, who trains with her daughter Kieran, is set to start Sherrif in an open 1400m handicap and Splash Of Red in[...]
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Maven Belle in dramatic Group One triumph

Drama surrounded the finish to Saturday’s Group One feature at Awapuni when the final result was settled by the judicial committee after a protest was lodged by the connections of runner-up Wolverine against first-past-the-post Maven Belle. Maven Belle, the Mark Walker-trained daughter of Burgundy, had led out from the barrier in the Group 1 Courtesy[...]
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Victorem seeking stakes spoils

Johno Benner is happy to see some easing in the track at Hastings for his underrated mare Victorem for the Listed Property Brokers Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) on Thursday. Victorem last won at Woodville last October but hasn’t been further back than fourth in five starts since then – and the fourth was arguably[...]
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More ground sought for The Mitigator

Fresh from two victories at Trentham, New Zealand trainer Peter McKay is hoping for another lucrative raid on a Central Districts track on Saturday. McKay is taking two horses to New Plymouth, with his warhorse The Mitigator aiming at the Group 3 Powerworx Taranaki Cup (1800m), and promising three-year-old Giacomo contesting the Energy Vets Taranaki[...]
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New Zealand Oaks likely for Tokorangi

The Ballymore Stables of Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard are likely to be represented by two runners in Saturday’s Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m), headed by Group Two-winning filly Tokorangi and her Group Three-placed stablemate Dragon Queen. There had been some consideration to bypassing the Oaks with Tokorangi and focusing[...]
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Milford Sound set to cruise to maiden win

Andrew Carston is hoping suggestions that he might have one of the best-credentialled maiden gallopers in the South Island are short-lived. Riccarton trainer Carston will produce Ocean Park three-year-old gelding Milford Sound in Thursday’s Piccadilly Books Stocktake Sale Maiden (1600m) on his home track hoping the last-start Listed Southland Guineas (1600m) runner-up can shed his[...]
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Group assignments for Bambry pair

Manawatu trainer Chrissy Bambry has a small but select team and maintained the stable’s rich vein of form when sending out talented three-year-old Lord Bouzeron to win the Murray Contractors (2200m) at Woodville on Sunday. Bambry’s last three runners have all won and Lord Bouzeron will now step up to Group company in the Group[...]
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