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Eva Chiara on Matamata mission

Trainer Stephen Marsh holds a decent hand in the Group 3 Soliloquy Stakes (1400m) at Matamata on Saturday with debut winner Eva Chiara () and Dubai Diva (), who has been luckless in recent outings, to represent his in-form stable. The former was impressive at the first time of asking last month while her barnmate[...]
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Corbett rekindles training passion

It’s taken more than six months, but Timaru horseman Peter Corbett has moved on from personal tragedy and got his training mojo back. Corbett wasn’t much in the mood for training after losing his partner Terrill Charles to brain cancer in December 2020 following a lengthy battle. But he’s now back on track, and fittingly[...]
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Elliott living his racing dream

El Nymph is living proof of the old adage never look a gift horse in the mouth. The only problem is that New Zealand trainer Nigel Elliott nearly did. A grey El Roca filly that had been passed in on Gavelhouse.com came to Elliott’s attention but after inspecting her at Sonia Waddell’s Riverdale Farm near[...]
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Bishara banking more bucks

New Zealand trainer Nick Bishara knows what it is like to loosen the reins on a stable talent to enable them to reach their full potential. The Auckland horseman initially prepared star mare Verry Elleegant to win two of her three starts in New Zealand before her partial sale and relocation to Australia. A part-owner[...]
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Jumping future for Kaharau

Emily Farr has finally convinced New Zealand trainer Kenny Rae into a career change for evergreen stayer Kaharau. The nine-year-old gelding won his 2000m Open Hurdle trial at Cambridge on Monday, impressing both rider and trainer. “That’s the first time I have ever seen him jump. I was quite pleased with him,” Rae said of[...]
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Waisake collects another Trentham feature

Class prevailed at Trentham on Saturday when last-start Group 3 Wellington Cup (3200m) winner Waisake collected another feature race at the venue with a gritty victory in the Listed Fasttrack Insurance 5K New Zealand St. Leger (2600m). Unsighted since taking out the Cup in late January with a booming late run, the Allan Sharrock-trained six-year-old[...]
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Gibbs praying for a storm

Ruakaka trainer Chris Gibbs is welcoming the wet weather forecast ahead of the Group 3 NZ Campus Of Innovation & Sport Wellington Cup (3200m) at Trentham on Saturday. Gibbs will line-up Dragon Storm in the two-mile feature and said the son of Shocking will appreciate any give in the ground. The six-year-old gelding was met[...]
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Emotional win for Corbett

It’s been a tough month for trainer Peter Corbett, but some light was put back into his life on Saturday when his pride and joy Dee And Gee recaptured form when storming home late to win the Waikouaiti Cup (2200m) at Wingatui. The former Group 3 New Zealand Cup (3200m) winner had been out of[...]
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