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Pike plumps for Sunshine Coast option

New Zealand trainer Tony Pike is confident he can figure in the thick end of the prizemoney in a Queensland stakes race for the second weekend in succession. The stable was represented by dominant Listed Tattersall’s Life Member Stakes (1830m) winner Tutukaka at Eagle Farm last Saturday, and Pike is expecting a good showing from[...]
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Pike quartet Australia bound

Tony Pike knows how to make an impact at the Queensland Winter Carnival, having saddled the likes of The Bostonian, Sacred Elixir and Provocative to Group One success in the Sunshine State. The New Zealand horseman is again plotting a raid in search of Aussie dollars, with four young members of his team venturing across[...]
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Not An Option on top at Matamata

Well-travelled three-year-old Not An Option reminded punters of his galloping ability when he defeated a small but classy field of rivals over 1400m at Matamata on Saturday. The Not A Single Doubt colt was having his first start since returning home from a three-race campaign in Australia during his two-year-old season that included a third-place[...]
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Queensland feature next for Not An Option

After watching runners struggle through the testing track conditions in the first race at Randwick on Saturday Kiwi trainer Tony Pike was relieved the decision had been made to scratch the promising two-year-old Not An Option from his planned assignment on the day. Temporarily in the care of Rosehill trainers Richard and Michael Freedman due[...]
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All eyes on Not An Option

Not An Option will be carrying the weight of his stable when he contests the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday. The promising two-year-old has become the only active runner for Cambridge trainer Tony Pike and he is hoping his charge can deliver on Saturday. The son of Not A Single Doubt[...]
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Lockdown forces stable switch

Three quality gallopers from the Tony Pike team have transferred to Australian stables in a bid to finish their campaigns in Sydney. Group 1 winners The Bostonian and Sherwood Forest have switched stables to tackle the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) respectively, while Group Two-winning juvenile Not An[...]
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