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Cup dream stays alive

The Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) dream is still alive for Group 1-winning stayer Glory Days and her connections. The pride of Waverley will be at odds greater than the Taranaki township’s favourite son, 1983 Melbourne Cup winner Kiwi, of making the race, but trainer Bill Thurlow has taken the ‘you have got to be[...]
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Pride of the south returns

The pride of the south, Group 1 winner Patrick Erin, will begin his spring campaign at Wingatui on Sunday where he will tackle the Vault 21 (1400m). The Brian and Shane Anderton-trained gelding will carry 62kg and his connections just want to see him go around safely this weekend. “He had a jump out the[...]
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Tyler has big plans for promising stayer

Former North Island galloper Dr Velocious may have earned himself a tilt at the Group 3 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup (3200m) after providing Singapore-born apprentice Yong Chew with his first victory at Riccarton on Saturday. The twenty-four-year-old Chew transferred south to Riccarton trainer Lance Robinson after spending time in the North Island and has[...]
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Australian Hurdle triumph for Gobstopper

Gobstopper has given his Kiwi owners plenty of excitement over the COVID-19 enforced lockdown period, and he continued that on Sunday when taking out the Australian Hurdle (3900m) at Sandown. “I thought he was really professional this time, he didn’t over-race he got a nice trail and was ridden amazingly,” part-owner and former trainer Andrew[...]
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First Group victory for Hemi

Central Districts jockey Leah Hemi experienced her biggest day in racing at Riccarton on Saturday, but admits the milestone is only just starting to sink in. Hemi brought up her sixth stakes victory and first at Group level when riding home Dee and Gee to take out the Group 3 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup[...]
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New Zealand Cup contender for Old

Matamata trainer Glenn Old believes he has a Group 3 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup (3200m) prospect on his hands in lightly-tried five-year-old Super Hoof. The handsome chestnut handled the step-up in grade with aplomb when successful at Te Rapa in the Rating 82 Benchmark Melbourne Cup @ Te Rapa 5 November 2100 on Wednesday.[...]
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