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Bellacontte out to defy recent history

Trainer Chrissy Bambry will attempt a rare feat on Saturday when high-class three-year-old Bellacontte takes on the older mares in the Group 3 Wyndspelle @ Grangewilliam Stud Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Hawera. No three-year-old filly has won the race since the Murray Baker-trained Verlei surprised at big odds in the year 2000. A last[...]
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Bambry filly primed for Ryder tilt

Smart juvenile Bellacontte is on track for Saturday’s Listed Courtesy Ford Ryder Stakes (1200m) at Otaki after warming up with a comfortable maiden victory at Hawke’s Bay last week. The Chrissy Bambry-trained daughter of Burgundy had previously been stakes-placed in the Listed Castletown Stakes (1200m), with the patiently-handled galloper a last-minute addition to the 800m[...]
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Swift recovery expected for O’Malley

Whanganui jockey Sarah Macnab knows just how lucky her partner Sam O’Malley is after a horrendous fall at Hastings on Saturday. O’Malley was contesting the lead aboard Remarx in a maiden hurdle at Hastings on Saturday when his horse misjudged the second-last obstacle and fell. O’Malley was unconscious for seven minutes but was attended to[...]
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Stakes targets for Didham pair

New Zealand trainer Peter Didham has revealed lofty ambitions for Trentham winners Floral Art and Far Site, after the pair provided him with a winning double on Saturday. Winter track specialist Floral Art revelled in the Heavy11 surface presented on the day as she stormed home out wide to record her first victory since October[...]
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Connors hoping for more Cup glory

Wanganui trainer Raymond Connors has fond memories of the New Zealand Cup carnival at Riccarton and he is hoping that can continue this weekend. Connors won two consecutive Group 3 New Zealand Cups (3200m) with Blood Brotha last decade and he is targeting the two-mile feature once again with in-form gelding Hurry Cane. The eight-year-old[...]
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Cup dream stays alive

The Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) dream is still alive for Group 1-winning stayer Glory Days and her connections. The pride of Waverley will be at odds greater than the Taranaki township’s favourite son, 1983 Melbourne Cup winner Kiwi, of making the race, but trainer Bill Thurlow has taken the ‘you have got to be[...]
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