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Bosson in demand for Brisbane

New Zealand jockey Opie Bosson’s Brisbane dance card is filling up well with the champion rider already locked in for half a-dozen feature race mounts during the Queensland winter carnival. All Bosson’s confirmed bookings to date are for New Zealand-trained contenders and he has enlisted the help of prominent Australian jockeys’ agent Mark Guest to[...]
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Sword Of State to Queensland

Quality three-year-old colt Sword Of State pleased connections when winning an 1100m trial at Matamata on Wednesday and will now take his place amongst Te Akau Racing’s travelling contingent to Queensland. The Mark Walker-trained son of Snitzel is a Group One winner at two and has also won at Group Three level on three occasions.[...]
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Te Akau eyeing Queensland riches

High-quality New Zealand galloper Entriviere and up and coming middle distance performer Soprano Supreme have been locked in by Te Akau for the Queensland winter carnival. Stakes-winning sprinter Sword Of State is also on the Brisbane short list, but will trial again before a decision is made on him making the trip. Both Entriviere and[...]
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Home Ground Avantage

Connections of star mare Avantage have opted to keep the six-year-old on home soil as she works towards a start in the Group 2 Valachi Downs Foxbridge Plate (1200m) which will be run at Te Rapa on Saturday, pending an Alert Level downgrade on Friday. The Jamie Richards-trained mare was nominated for both the Group[...]
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Sword in healthy state

Last season’s outstanding juvenile Sword Of State was back in action at the Cambridge trials on Tuesday, where he finished second under a hold over 800m. The Group One winning son of Snitzel was given an easy time of things by rider Opie Bosson, with his spring campaign looking to get back on track after[...]
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Spring in steps of star gallopers

Group One targets await stablemates Probabeel and Sword Of State in Australia later this year and they took their first serious steps this afternoon toward spring goals with trial outings on the all-weather track at Cambridge. Trainer Jamie Richards was well-represented during the day with crack mare Avantage also in action and she will be[...]
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Te Akau stars return

The 2020/2021 season will live long in the memory of Jamie Richards. The Matamata trainer, who heads Te Akau’s racing operation, sits atop the New Zealand Trainers’ Premiership with 157 wins and nearly NZ$6 million to his credit this term. While dominant in New Zealand, Richards also experienced success across the Tasman, posting four wins,[...]
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