Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes

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Vernanme back to his best in Matamata Cup

Topweight Vernanme proved too tough for his rivals when he produced a gritty effort to take out Saturday’s Listed Team Wealleans Matamata Cup (1600m). The Stephen Marsh-trained six-year-old came into the race off a confidence boosting fresh-up run for third at Hastings last month, after trialling nicely before launching his spring campaign. Asked to carry[...]
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Bellacontte out to defy recent history

Trainer Chrissy Bambry will attempt a rare feat on Saturday when high-class three-year-old Bellacontte takes on the older mares in the Group 3 Wyndspelle @ Grangewilliam Stud Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Hawera. No three-year-old filly has won the race since the Murray Baker-trained Verlei surprised at big odds in the year 2000. A last[...]
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Matamata mare reigns supreme at Hawera

Matamata mare Supreme Heights added a second stakes victory to her burgeoning record when she took out Saturday’s Group 3 Wyndspelle Grangewilliam Stud Taranaki Breeders Stakes (1400m) at Hawera. The Mark Brosnan-trained five-year-old had given an emphatic display of front running when taking out a Group 3 contest at New Plymouth at her last start[...]
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Northern mission for Wekaforce

Riccarton trainer Terri Rae is planning a trip to the North Island for her smart sprinter Wekaforce. Rae has won three races with the mare since she transferred from Tony Pike’s stable in Cambridge as a two-time winner. The daughter of Showcasing headed back across the Cook Strait last March for a hit-and-run black- type[...]
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