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Hastings targets for Jennifer Eccles

Shaune Ritchie has resisted the temptation to campaign last season’s Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) winner Jennifer Eccles in Sydney, despite receiving a travel exemption to do so. Ritchie, who trains in partnership with Colm Murray at Cambridge, has elected to target Group One assignments at the Hawke’s Bay Spring Carnival instead. “We have[...]
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Oaks winner pleases in Ruakaka

Shaune Ritchie was beaming after Jennifer Eccles’ 1050m trial at Ruakaka on Tuesday. He was delighted to see last season’s Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) winner relax in her heat and run on well to finish fourth against a quality line-up. “We are delighted with her,” said Ritchie, who trains in partnership with Colm[...]
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First runners back for Ritchie stable

Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is back in the game this weekend. Having watched from the sidelines for the first month as racing resumed after the enforced COVID-19 pandemic break, Ritchie will produce his first runners since March at Te Rapa on Saturday. Noted stayers The Good Fight and Excalibur will tackle the Pathways – The[...]
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Jennifer set for more Gold

Bargain filly Jennifer Eccles will be out to maintain her lead in the lucrative New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series when she contests Saturday’s Group 3 New Zealand Bloodstock Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) at Trentham. The Shaune Rtichie-trained filly shed the tag of New Zealand’s best maiden when winning the Group 2 Eight[...]
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Ritchie ready to put up a Good Fight

Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is delighted with the way his five-year-old stayer The Good Fight has settled into Sydney life and believes Saturday’s Nathan’s Famous Handicap (2000m) is the perfect race to get the ball rolling across the Tasman. “He is great, he has settled in really well,” Ritchie said. “He didn’t have a sweat[...]
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