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Milford too strong in Ellerslie feature

The familiar combination of trainer Stephen Marsh and owner Lib Petagna combined to take out another feature three-year-old staying event at Ellerslie on Sunday when Milford dashed home late to win the Listed Te Akau Gingernuts Salver (2100m). Medaglia D’Oro colt Crown Prosecutor carried part-owner Petagna’s colours to victory in the 2015 Group 1 Vodafone[...]
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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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Revitalised McNab in purple patch

A stint on the sidelines last season appears to have done jockey Michael McNab the world of good. The Waikato-based hoop rode a winning stakes double at Ellerslie on Saturday, bringing his stakes tally for the season to three, equaling his haul from last term. His winning rides came courtesy of the Tony Pike-trained Tellall[...]
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Cambridge Polytrack open for business

Horses stepped out onto New Zealand’s first synthetic surface last week with construction of the Polytrack completed at the Cambridge Jockey Club. Construction began in January this year and nearly 10 months on, Cambridge Jockey Club chief executive Mark Fraser-Campin is more than happy with the result and enthusiastic about the benefits it will bring[...]
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Guineas hopes on trial for Marsh

Dual-Island trainer Stephen Marsh is looking forward to Saturday where he will be lining-up progressive gallopers at both the Te Rapa and Riccarton meetings. In the north, he will saddle a trio of promising three-year-olds who are on trial to head to Christchurch next month for Guineas targets. Bourbonaire and All Black Bourbon will contest[...]
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Johnson to ride Avantage in Tarzino

Opie Bosson’s loss is Danielle Johnson’s gain. With Bosson unable to make the 56.5kg weight to ride the Jamie Richards-trained Avantage in Saturday’s Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings, Johnson will be the beneficiary. Johnson partnered the mare into an impressive first-up win in the Group 2 Foxbridge Plate (1200m) earlier this month and[...]
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Social Racing descend on Taupo

Brent Cooper’s Social Racing syndicates will be represented by a trio of runners at Taupo on Wednesday, including a debutant for punting group Boys Get Paid. Four-year-old mare Graciano will make her race debut in the Waikato Stud Maiden (1100m) for trainer Stephen Marsh and while Cooper isn’t expecting much on Wednesday, he believes the[...]
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