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Threading a path to the Oaks

Needle And Thread had her crowning glory at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day when taking out the Group 2 Royal Stakes (2000m) and now trainers Stephen Autridge and Kris Shailer are wanting to extend her reign. The Valachi Downs trainers are trying to thread a path towards the Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New[...]
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Classic targets for Marsh duo

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh is looking forward to tackling some Classic targets with a pair of promising three-year-olds. Last start Listed 3YO Salver (2100m) winner Milford has returned to Marsh’s barn after a light freshen-up and is being set for a tilt at the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on March[...]
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Magic moment for magic man

Veteran jockey Chris Johnson established a new national record for race victories on Saturday at Awapuni when Sassenach provided him with win 2452 in New Zealand. The 56-year-old required one winner to surpass the previous mark set by David Walsh after drawing level at Invercargill last Saturday. In typical Johnson fashion he set the new[...]
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Staying future for Eulogy winner

Lightly raced Cambridge visitor Whimsical showed she will be a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming age-group staying features when she produced a gritty performance to take out the Group 3 Lawnmaster Eulogy Stakes (1600m) at just her third start. The Stephen Marsh-trained Savabeel filly had hinted she had plenty of ability when[...]
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Samina Bibi ideal Oaks type

Cambridge trainers Shaune Ritchie and Colm Murray have a staying filly of the future on their hands with Samina Bibi, a daughter of in-vogue stallion Reliable Man, an impressive debut winner at Te Rapa. Ridden by apprentice Wiremu Pinn, Samina Bibi sat three-deep throughout but bounded away from her rivals in the BCD Group 3YO[...]
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1000 Guineas raid for Tokorangi

Talented filly Tokorangi headed to Christchurch on Thursday morning ahead of a tilt at the Group 1 Barneswood Farm New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton on Saturday for trainers Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard. The daughter of Redwood charged into third in the Group 3 Soliloquy Stakes (1400m) last start behind De La Terre[...]
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Mistress Minx one to watch

Matamata trainer Stephanie Tierney produced one for the black book at Tauranga on Wednesday when first-starter Mistress Minx showed a dazzling turn of foot to come from last when breaking maiden ranks over 1200m. The daughter of Reliable Man was sent out an $18 chance and was ridden patiently to instruction by apprentice jockey Chelsea[...]
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Oaks winner pleases in Ruakaka

Shaune Ritchie was beaming after Jennifer Eccles’ 1050m trial at Ruakaka on Tuesday. He was delighted to see last season’s Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) winner relax in her heat and run on well to finish fourth against a quality line-up. “We are delighted with her,” said Ritchie, who trains in partnership with Colm[...]
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