Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes

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Staphanos heads Novara Park roster

Luigi Muollo's Novara Park Stud near Cambridge will stand four stallions this season, spear-headed by exciting young stallion Staphanos at $15,000 + GST. The son of Deep Impact is the sire of Group 1 Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes (1400m) winner Pignan from his first crop, with the Lisa Latta-trained filly carrying all the traits of[...]
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Kersley gunning for Kiwi Group One

Fred Kersley will tick New Zealand off his bucket list this weekend when he fulfils a long-held ambition to ride in New Zealand. The Melbourne-based jockey has jumped at the opportunity to travel outside of Australia for the first time, enticed by a book of mounts at Awapuni on Saturday that includes last-start winner Aprilia[...]
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Collett hoping for winning homecoming

Expat New Zealand jockey Sam Collett will make a fleeting return to New Zealand this weekend to ride at Awapuni's feature meeting on Saturday. Collett has answered the call of Taranaki trainer Bill Thurlow, who she has a great association with, having recorded her first Group One success aboard the Thurlow-trained Glory Days in the[...]
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Riproar has family bite

The Andrew Forsman-trained Riproar looks to have inherited some of the family ability, with the gelding a comfortable winner at Rotorua on Thursday at his second start. Ridden by Wiremu Pinn, Riproar proved too good for Sassy Lass and Balance Of Power in a four-horse field, winning by just over two lengths. “Obviously it was[...]
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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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