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All roads lead to Group One prize

Carl Henderson has a Group One plan locked in for his stable star Jodelin Gal and a trip to the Central Districts earlier this month successfully ticked off a step along the way. The Te Awamutu-based trainer trekked south to Hawke’s Bay with the talented Swiss Ace five-year-old and the scouting mission had a perfect[...]
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Pike hoping Catalyst can find old zest

Comeback horse Alligator Blood’s Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) triumph has Cambridge trainer Tony Pike hoping that one of that horse’s most notable rivals can have a similarly successful return to racing next spring. Alligator Blood’s Stradbroke victory was his first trip to the winners circle since he took out the Group 1 Australian Guineas[...]
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Bright future tipped for Fireglow

Fast-improving Riccarton three-year-old Fireglow could be set for some rich targets at next season’s New Zealand Cup carnival. Fireglow scored his second successive victory when taking out the Selwyn Rakaia Vet Services Three-Year-Old (1400m) at his home track on Saturday, getting up to beat Burgie and Palmetto for jockey Wiremu Pinn despite being blocked for[...]
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Rae hails northern winter series

New Zealand trainer Kenny Rae has welcomed the announcement of the 2022 ITM/GIB Northern Region Winter Championships. The finals day at Ruakaka on July 16 will comprise of five NZD$60,000 races, with qualifying races to take place at northern region tracks. The series has been designed to cater for all horses, with a sprinters final[...]
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Field Of Gold shines in Waikato Guineas

Strapping chestnut Field Of Gold is aiming to emulate his older half-brother Sherwood Forest by winning the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) next month. The Tony Pike-trained three-year-old enhanced his credentials with an all-the-way win in the Group 2 Legacy Lodge Waikato Guineas (2000m) at Te Rapa on Wednesday under a brilliantly judged[...]
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Pike searching for Guineas Gold

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is confident strapping chestnut Field Of Gold can be in the thick end of the prizemoney in Saturday’s Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m). The gelded son of Starspangledbanner has drifted to with the bookmakers for the Riccarton feature in a market headed by Noverre ()[...]
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