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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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Sultan delivers special win

Te Rapa specialist Sultan Of Swing struck again at the Hamilton track on Saturday, providing a poignant result in the U S Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate 17 Aug (1600m). Winning jockey Taiki Yanagida wore a black armband over the blue, black and green colours of owner-breeder Dominic Li, whose long-time New Zealand racing manager and[...]
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Yanagida to make raceday return

Promising Waikato apprentice Taiki Yanagida will return to raceday riding at Counties on Thursday after being on the sidelines for a couple of months after a trackwork incident. “I got injured when riding track work,” he said. “The horse shifted towards the fence and my ankle went against the fence and just snapped.” It has[...]
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