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Legarto impresses on debut

New Zealand trainers Ken and Bev Kelso could have another star daughter of Proisir on their hands. Two-year-old filly Legarto carries the same colours as her Group One-winning stablemate Levante, and didn’t let them down, winning on debut over 1100m by 3.75 lengths at Matamata on Wednesday. “I thought it was a really good run,”[...]
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Third time lucky for Dragon Queen

The third time was the charm for New Zealand mare Dragon Queen at Ellerslie’s Karaka Million twilight meeting on Saturday, landing a career-best victory in the Group 2 Westbury Classic (1400m). Since her purchase for NZD$50,000 by the New Zealand Chinese Jockey Club and Paul Moroney Bloodstock at Karaka in 2019, the daughter of Sweynesse[...]
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Debutant proves a star at Tauranga

Trainer Rudy Liefting had been expecting a forward showing on debut from his three-year-old filly Stars ‘N’ Cream, but even he wasn’t prepared for what unfolded in the first race at Tauranga on Saturday. After failing to secure the services of apprentice Erin Leighton and several senior riders, Liefting threw the colours to another apprentice[...]
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Tauranga test for Tina Again

Clinton Isdale has put plenty of work into improving Tina Again’s barrier manners, and the Te Awamutu trainer is starting to reap the rewards for his efforts. Tina Again initially proved to be a handful at the barriers and Isdale took her on as a project and has been lucky enough to keep her in[...]
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Go Nicholas firms up Group 3 plans

The Shelley Hale-trained Go Nicholas continued his purple patch of form at Ellerslie on Tuesday, winning the Halo Consulting 1600. The son of Danroad jumped away well from barrier six to take an early lead under apprentice jockey Taiki Yanagida and the pair were able to dictate terms throughout, running away to a three-quarter of[...]
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Go Nicholas aiming for three-peat

The Shelley Hale-trained Go Nicholas will be vying to record his third win on-end at Ellerslie on Tuesday when he contests the Halo Consulting 1600. The eight-year-old gelding has been in a purple patch of form since combining with apprentice jockey Taiki Yanagida, and they will continue that partnership on Tuesday. “He was off his[...]
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