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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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Marsh team ramping up

Stephen Marsh has his bases covered this weekend as the only trainer in the country to have runners at all three galloping meetings. The Cambridge trainer has two maidens engaged at Wanganui on Friday, six in action at Riccarton on Saturday and four runners accepted for the return to racing at Ellerslie on Saturday, placing[...]
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Red letter day for Waddell

Leading rider Jason Waddell had two reasons to celebrate a successful return to racing at Te Rapa on Saturday. The Cambridge horseman picked up a victory with his only mount on the day when he took out race six aboard the Stephen Marsh-trained Osaka while earlier in the day he experienced the winning sensation from[...]
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Petagna pair tackle Sydney assignments

Newcastle trainer Kris Lees is looking forward to lining up a pair of runners for New Zealand owner Lib Petagna at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. Three-year-old Savabeel filly Sorrentina will have her first start for the stable in the Hyland Race Colours Handicap (1200m). Sorrentina was a stakes performer in New Zealand for former trainer[...]
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Group 3 target for Kiwi transfer

Newcastle trainer Kris Lees was pleased to get a win on the board with Lib Petagna’s handy staying filly Elisa Carolina but is taking little credit for her victory at Wyong last week. The three-year-old daughter of Makfi transferred to Lees from Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh, whose staff returned home once Covid-19 alert level 4[...]
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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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Australian campaign for Scorpz

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh is pleased with the manner in which talented three-year-old Scorpz has bounced back from his Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) exertions, with the son of Charm Spirit set to embark on a Sydney campaign. The Group 3 winner maintained a strong gallop to the line to finish third in the[...]
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Riccarton base paying off for Marsh

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh has expanded his operation this season by establishing a permanent South Island base, and the move has already paid dividends. His small South Island-based team has delivered almost a sixth of his 69 training successes this season, winning races at Riccarton, Timaru, Ashburton, Wingatui, Gore and Oamaru. The latest victory came[...]
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