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Bosson in demand for Brisbane

New Zealand jockey Opie Bosson’s Brisbane dance card is filling up well with the champion rider already locked in for half a-dozen feature race mounts during the Queensland winter carnival. All Bosson’s confirmed bookings to date are for New Zealand-trained contenders and he has enlisted the help of prominent Australian jockeys’ agent Mark Guest to[...]
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Sword Of State to Queensland

Quality three-year-old colt Sword Of State pleased connections when winning an 1100m trial at Matamata on Wednesday and will now take his place amongst Te Akau Racing’s travelling contingent to Queensland. The Mark Walker-trained son of Snitzel is a Group One winner at two and has also won at Group Three level on three occasions.[...]
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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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Richards signs off a winner

Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards went out in style when three-year-old gelding Ragamuffin won a Rating 65 Benchmark over 1400m at Matamata, with the race fittingly named the Good Luck Hong Kong Bound Jamie Richards. With three-kilogram claiming Te Akau apprentice Niranjan Parmar aboard, Ragamuffin, a son of Haunui Farm stallion Belardo, produced big late[...]
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Leaderboard too tough in St Leger

Enigmatic performer Leaderboard put his best foot forward when he produced a superior staying effort to take out the Listed Barneswood Farm New Zealand St Leger (2600m) at Trentham. The former European stayer, who won once in his homeland before being purchased out of a UK sale for owners the Fortuna Leaderboard Syndicate, had won[...]
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