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Il Affare joins leading Sydney barn

Peter and Dawn Williams have lost one of their best three-year-old fillies to an Australian stable, but they’ve still got some other good fillies to keep them going in the new season. Peter Williams confirmed that Il Affare, who competed with distinction against the male and female three-year-olds this season, left the stable about two[...]
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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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Stakes target for Beauden

Owner Joan Egan is having a week to remember. On Boxing Day she won the Group 1 Zabeel Classic (2000m) at Ellerslie with Concert Hall, and on Wednesday the Graeme and Debbie Rogerson-trained Beauden won the Taupo Cup (2000m) emphatically in front of a bumper crowd. The son of Bullbars began well from barrier six[...]
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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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Hello It’s Me retired

Group 2 winner Hello It’s Me has been retired after missing a run at Te Rapa on Friday following a float accident. The Darci Brahma six-year-old won five of her 19 career starts but had been finding it hard to recapture the form of her three-year-old season where she took out the Group 2 Royal[...]
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Crowning glory for Two Illicit

Two Illicit’s perceived lack of commercial appeal put a stop to her being offered through the sales ring as a yearling, but her victory in the Group 2 Valachi Downs Royal Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie on Wednesday has certainly changed that fate for her future progeny. The Roger James and Robert Wellwood-trained filly took her[...]
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