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Interlinked primed for NZ Derby assault

Seven years after settling for second in their last raid on New Zealand's premier classic, expat trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young are resigned to running into one better again when Interlinked contests the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on Saturday. Busuttin and Young tackled the 2017 edition of the Derby with[...]
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Orchestral chasing Derby triumph

Winning a Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) is nothing new for Roger James, with the Cambridge trainer looking to extend his tally in the Classic to an even half dozen at Ellerslie on Saturday, while training partner Robert Wellwood will be looking for his first. Tidal Light (1986), Roysyn (1995), Zonda (1997), Hades (1999),[...]
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NZ Derby on radar for Testwin

Impressive three-year-old debutant Testwin justified some solid support when he took out the opening event on the card at Hastings on Saturday. The Guy Lowry and Leah Zydenbos-trained son of Time Test boasts an impressive physique and showed he has the ability to match as he put in some huge strides late in the piece[...]
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Laking to realise Derby dream

Jason Laking, a jockey from Canterbury, has always wanted to compete in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400 metres), and on Saturday at Te Rapa, he will finally have the chance to do so. On Saturday, Laking was scheduled to ride at Wingatui, but after Craig Zackey, the rider who was scheduled to go there, returned to his native South Africa, Wexford Stables urged Laking to head north and ride Waitak. “This will be my first ride in the Derby. It has been a lifetime thing that I have always wanted to do and I am grateful just to be there,” Laking said. “I was meant to be riding at Dunedin and then I got the chance to have a ride (in the Derby).[...]
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