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Charm Spirit goes back-to-back

Twelve months after being crowned New Zealand’s champion first season sire, Windsor Park shuttle stallion Charm Spirit has added a second season title to his CV. The son of Invincible Spirit sired four winners in New Zealand in 2019-20, three of them at black-type level. Aretha, who had been the standout performer in Charm Spirit’s[...]
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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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Scorpz too tough in Ellerslie feature

Promising three-year-old Scorpz overcame a wide run in transit to nab his second stakes victory in succession when he outstayed his age-group rivals in Sunday’s Listed Hynds 3YO Salver (2100m) at Ellerslie. The Stephen Marsh-trained galloper has made steady improvement in recent months which culminated in a maiden victory over 1400m at Te Rapa in[...]
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Scorpz continues on Derby path

Exciting three-year-old Scorpz will be tested over 2000m for the first time at Ellerslie on Sunday in preparation for the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) in February. The Stephen Marsh-trained colt will attempt to make it back-to-back stakes wins when he contests the Listed Hynds 3YO Salver (2100m). The son of Charm Spirit[...]
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Marsh team on winning roll

Stephen Marsh’s racing team has been in fine form of late, recording seven wins in the last week to catapult the Cambridge horseman to the top of the New Zealand Trainers’ Premiership. He now sits on 40 wins for the season, one clear of Te Akau’s Jamie Richards. “It has been a terrific last few[...]
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Otaki stakes double for Marsh

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh had a memorable day at Otaki on Friday, winning a stakes double and unearthing another Derby prospect. The Waikato conditioner won the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) with Crown Prosecutor this year and he has next year’s edition in his sights with Scorpz after his win in the Group 3[...]
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