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Pike after Derby spoils

New Zealand trainer Tony Pike is hoping the turnaround in weather can play into the hands of his Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) contender Tutukaka at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Usually lapping up the Queensland sun at this time of year, Pike and his fellow Kiwi raiders have been experiencing a deluge of rain, more[...]
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Australian campaign for Farrenc

Improving New Zealand filly Farrenc will try her luck across the Tasman from the Lindsay Park stable for a short campaign. Trainers Simon and Katrina Alexander decided the trip to join the team of Ben and JD Hayes in Victoria was the best idea for the three-year-old filly after she won nicely in a 1400m[...]
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Trentham mile test for Shamus

Allan Sharrock is hoping for a Group One victory to finish off an exciting three-year-old season for Shamus on Saturday. The New Plymouth trainer turned down an opportunity to head to the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) in favour of this Saturday’s Group 1 Wellington Seamarket Levin Classic (1600m) at Trentham after he finished[...]
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Field Of Gold to come of age

Tony Pike feels the time is right to take on older horses at weight-for-age with his top three-year-old Field Of Gold. The Cambridge trainer bypassed the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) last week in favour of Sunday’s Group 1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (2000m), where he will carry 54.5kg, 4.5kg less than the older[...]
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Thornton on a Derby mission

After experiencing the highest of highs and deepest of lows at Ellerslie over the years, on Saturday Trudy Thornton will be on a mission to claim one of racing’s biggest prizes at the country’s premier track. The 58-year-old, who began her career as an amateur jumps jockey in 1982, is set to ride Arjay’s Flight[...]
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