Queensland Derby

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Weatherley riding crest of a wave

Sam Weatherley is enjoying a rewarding season in the saddle highlighted by stakes successes at home and across the Tasman, while a notable milestone has also been ticked off. The Matamata jockey rode his 300th New Zealand winner when he successfully combined on the synthetic track at Cambridge on Wednesday with La Velocita, a mare[...]
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Pike after Derby spoils

New Zealand trainer Tony Pike is hoping the turnaround in weather can play into the hands of his Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) contender Tutukaka at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Usually lapping up the Queensland sun at this time of year, Pike and his fellow Kiwi raiders have been experiencing a deluge of rain, more[...]
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Dark Destroyer wins the Rough Habit Plate

Dark Destroyer built on his impressive runner-up performance in April’s Queensland Guineas (1600m), winning Saturday’s Rough Habit Plate (2000m) at Eagle Farm. The New Zealand-based three-year-old moved up stylishly at the top of the straight in the Group 3 event, towing jockey Sam Weatherly into the race. Despite only winning by two tenths of a[...]
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Te Rapa swansong for Two Illicit

Top quality New Zealand performer Two Illicit will be chasing the perfect end to a stellar racing career when she steps out in Saturday’s Group 2 Travis Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa. The Roger James and Robert Wellwood-trained daughter of Jimmy Choux has carried the colours of breeder Trelawney Stud with distinction and, as such,[...]
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