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Easter Handicap winner to race in Dubai

Last start New Zealand Group 3 Easter Handicap (1600m) winner Carolina Reaper will do her future racing in the Middle East. The four-year-old mare will join Dubai-bound Australian trainer Michael Costa, who is soon to become the private trainer for Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at Jebel Ali racecourse. Gold Coast-based Costa, who bowed[...]
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Costa Taking Giant Strides To Rough Habit

Trainer Michael Costa is sure Supergiant can underline his staying potential with another important Queensland winter carnival win. Supergiant has been in great form with a second in the Listed Daybreak Lover Stakes and a win in the Group Three Gunsynd Classic at his past two starts. And Costa is supremely confident Supergiant will be[...]
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Costa Takes Giant Steps To Gunsynd Classic

Trainer Michael Costa is genuinely excited about his promising three-year-old Supergiant stepping up to middle-distance racing. Supergiant will be having only his fifth race start in the Group Three Gunsynd Classic (1800m) at Eagle Farm. Supergiant's ability was the worst-kept secret at the Gold Coast before it became public knowledge when he beat stakes horse[...]
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Miss Gem Gets Chance At Black-Type

Gold Coast trainer Michael Costa has grabbed the opportunity to chase black-type with Miss Gem despite the filly facing a big step up in class at Doomben. Costa has accepted with Miss Gem and Supergiant in the Listed Doomben Guineas (formerly Daybreak Lover Stakes) over 1600m. Miss Gem has a win and four minor placings[...]
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Cahill And Costa Looking For Gold

Gold Coast trainer Michael Costa is hoping Malahide can give jockey Michael Cahill his first stakes winner in his comeback from injury. The mare will join her stablemate and last-start winner Manaya in Saturday's Listed Goldmarket Handicap (1300m) at the Gold Coast. Cahill returned last Saturday from four months on the sidelines after breaking his[...]
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