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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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Travel complications for Kiwi raiders

New Zealand-trained gallopers are already enjoying lucrative autumn campaigns in Sydney and Melbourne but the next wave of raiders to Australia face some unique challenges as the impact of Covid-19 takes hold. Australia has now implemented a 14-day self-isolation period for anyone arriving in the country to try to halt the spread of the coronavirus,[...]
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Pike launches Sydney autumn assault

Multiple Group 1-winning sprinter The Bostonian is set to return to action at Randwick on Saturday, kicking off a Sydney autumn carnival campaign for Cambridge trainer Tony Pike. The winner of the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) and Group 1 Kingsford Smith Cup (1300m) in Queensland last winter, the Jimmy Choux gelding will line up[...]
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Pike gearing up for Karaka assault

As he puts the finishing touches on star juvenile Not An Option’s bid for the $1m Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie later this month, Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is already well into the operational requirements for the second phase of his Colts Syndicate initiative that he successfully launched in 2019. Pike put together a[...]
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Exciting weekend for Haunui Farm

Wyndspelle’s breakthrough Group 1 win topped off a big day at Trentham on Saturday for Haunui Farm. In winning the Group 1 Captain Cook Stakes (1600m), Wyndspelle became the 10th individual Group 1 winner for the Haunui Farm-based sire Iffraaj. Three races earlier on the programme Haunui Farm, as part-owners, shared in the success of[...]
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Pike has options

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike has a few races in consideration for smart two-year-old Not An Option. The winner of his only raceday start at Counties, Not An Option won a trial at Cambridge on Tuesday over 800m and looks one of the early lamplighters amongst the juvenile division. “I was really happy with his trial,”[...]
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