New Zealand 2000 Guineas

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Classic races to remain at Riccarton

The Board of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) have announced that the 1000 and 2000 Guineas would remain at Riccarton for the 2020-21 racing season. Considerable work was undertaken with stakeholders while the country was under lockdown, on a proposed calendar for the early part of the 2020-21 racing season. At the time, there was[...]
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Chipperfield likely to retain star 3YO

Talented three-year-old galloper Catalyst is set to remain in the care of Te Awamutu trainer Clayton Chipperfield after his victory in the Group 1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton on Saturday. With Australian targets forthcoming, speculation was rife that Catalyst would be transferred to an Australian trainer. However, The Oaks Stud’s General Manager[...]
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Form expert rates Catalyst

Exciting galloper Catalyst has made the perfect start to his three-year-old season with his two stakes victories to date, and leading Australian form analyst Daniel O’Sullivan believes the son of Darci Brahma will only get better. The Clayton Chipperfield-trained gelding put in an eye-catching performance at Ruakaka on Saturday to win the Group 3 Northland[...]
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Catalyst on Classic path

Benefits of an unplanned run in Saturday’s Group 3 Cambridge Stud Northland Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) at Ruakaka could be two-fold for connections of rising star three-year-old Catalyst. Installed a $1.50 favourite on the TAB’s opening market for the age-group feature, Catalyst looks poised to bank not only a bonus $40,600 for breeder-owner Dick Karreman but[...]
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