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Te Akau Shark retired

One of New Zealand’s most exciting weight-for-age gallopers, dual Group 1 winner Te Akau Shark, has been retired. The Rip Van Winkle gelding hasn’t raced since finishing fifth in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick in April. He underwent optic implant surgery for a rare eye condition in June and while recovering[...]
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Plum draw for Probabeel

What a difference a year makes. This time last year Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards was devastated after drawing the outside barrier with Te Akau Shark in the A$5 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m), while this year he was overjoyed when drawing gate two for Group 1-winning mare Probabeel. “It is such a big[...]
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Melody Belle forward for Missile return

Matamata trainer Jamie Richards is comfortable with star mare Melody Belle carrying the favourite tag into Saturday’s Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill. Commands six-year-old Melody Belle has won three of her seven previous first-up starts though was fourth in last year’s Group 2 Foxbridge Plate (1200m) at Te Rapa and fourth in the[...]
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Lung Infection Holds Up Shark Post Surgery

Star New Zealand galloper Te Akau Shark remains in an equine hospital in Sydney after undergoing eye surgery. Te Akau Shark had implant surgery last month and while recovering well from the operation picked up a lung infection that is causing concern. Trainer Jamie Richards said last year’s Cox Plate placegetter was making steady progress[...]
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Te Akau Racing Planning Australian Raid

Leading New Zealand owner David Ellis is hopeful the borders between New Zealand and Australia can open again to allow for horse movement between the two countries. The coronavirus pandemic halted horse movement between the countries while the virus caused a shutdown to racing in New Zealand. While horse movement resumed on April, it was[...]
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Bosson to stay with Te Akau Racing

Te Akau Racing have confirmed that leading jockey Opie Bosson will remain as their number one retained rider for the upcoming 2020/21 racing season. Te Akau Principal David Ellis made the announcement via Twitter and on the Te Akau Racing website. “Opie and Te Akau go back a very long way – he started working[...]
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Bosson Considering Australian Move

Leading New Zealand jockey Opie Bosson is to consider moving his family to Australia amid uncertainty when racing across the Tasman will resume. Bosson ended the Sydney autumn carnival as the leading Group One rider with four elite victories aboard Probabeel (Surround Stakes), Te Akau Shark (Chipping Norton) Quick Thinker (Australian Derby) and Tofane (All[...]
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