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SA test for exciting filly

Exciting filly Llanacord is giving trainer and part-owner Stephen Nickalls the ride of his life and he is hoping that will continue in Australia in the coming month. The daughter of Contributer won the Group 2 Lowland Stakes (2100m) at Hastings last month before running third to Amarelinha in the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks[...]
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Sydney sojourn for Bosson

Star filly Amarelinha has given champion jockey Opie Bosson just the confidence boost he was looking for ahead of a trip to Sydney to partner her in Saturday week’s A$1 million Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick. Bosson rode Amarelinha in a 1200m open trial at Ellerslie on Tuesday and was delighted with the[...]
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New Zealand Oaks likely for Tokorangi

The Ballymore Stables of Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard are likely to be represented by two runners in Saturday’s Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m), headed by Group Two-winning filly Tokorangi and her Group Three-placed stablemate Dragon Queen. There had been some consideration to bypassing the Oaks with Tokorangi and focusing[...]
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Options open for Tokorangi

Trainers Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard have plenty of options to mull over with Group Two-winning filly Tokorangi after the daughter of Redwood finished seventh in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) on Sunday. The filly was forced down onto the rail and didn’t get the rub of the green in the Derby on[...]
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Llanacord wins nail-biting Lowland Stakes

The Stephen Nickalls-trained Llanacord landed the Group 2 Little Avondale Stud Lowland Stakes (2100m) at Hastings on Wednesday to provide the Rangiotu trainer, who part-owns the three-year-old filly, with his biggest moment in racing. The daughter of Contributer had run out a dominant eight-length winner in maiden grade over 2040m at Whanganui last month and[...]
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Oaks path for Amarelinha

Rising star Amarelinha will not be a late entrant for the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m). Te Akau principal David Ellis has confirmed the three-year-old filly will be aimed at the Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham on March 20, with the Group 3 McKee Family Sunline[...]
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Il Affare to continue on Derby path

Il Affare’s iron constitution will serve her well as she continues her Classic preparation at Ellerslie this weekend. That’s the word from the Dundeel filly’s co-trainer Peter Williams as he puts the finishing polish on the two-win filly ahead of Saturday’s Group 2 AJC Avondale Guineas (2100m). Il Affare will back up from her fourth[...]
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