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Sam Spratt brings up 1000th winner

Sam Spratt was both delighted and relieved to post a winning double at Matamata on Sunday to reach a notable personal milestone. The affable jockey enjoyed success aboard Phillip Stevens' Thermoregulate and then closed out her day with victory on the Michael Rogers-trained Con Artist to reach 1000 domestic victories. “It was awesome to get[...]
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Orgullo breaks maiden in style

Local filly Orgullo continued her strong polytrack form at Cambridge on Wednesday. In-form senior hoop Sam Spratt had the Pride of Dubai filly tracking runner-up Heading to Noosa one off the fence throughout and fought hard in the straight, eventually pulling away towards the line to score by 1.75 lengths. While it was Orgullo's first[...]
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Memorable winning double for Devcich

Patience is a virtue Tony Devcich has in spades and the Cambridge-based horseman's approach was handsomely rewarded at Pukekohe Park. He only has two horses in work and his lightly raced six-year-olds Singing Sun and Pow Wow came up trumps on Saturday with their respective victories. A former international polo player who rubbed shoulders with[...]
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Saudi adventure awaits Spratt

Sam Spratt is gearing up for what will be an exciting week abroad when she heads to Saudi Arabia next week to compete in the international jockeys' challenge. While racing on the international stage is nothing new to Spratt, she is looking forward to experiencing a new culture in a developing racing jurisdiction. “They called[...]
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Mare cherry ripe for Tauranga

Don't be surprised if Cherry Lane shows sharp improvement when she contests the feature at Tauranga on Saturday. The Redwood mare had her first race in six months in an open 1200m handicap at Te Rapa last weekend, looming up on the turn before running out of condition in the straight to finish seventh while[...]
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Halston breaks maiden at Matamata

New Zealand gelding Halston was rewarded for his consistency with his maiden victory in the Matamata Function Centre 1600 on Wednesday. Placed in four of his previous six starts, Halston was pressed forward early by late replacement jockey Sam Spratt from their wide gate to sit second. Halston travelled well approaching the home turn and[...]
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