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Asano continues upward trajectory

Apprentice jockey Kozzi Asano charged up the leading jockeys’ table when landing five winners at Riccarton on Saturday, with his tally of 14 victories for the season placing him third on the premiership behind Lisa Allpress (19) and Michael McNab (16). The 26-year-old, who has come from relative obscurity just a matter of seasons ago,[...]
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Pike produces smart pair of 3YOs

Trainer Tony Pike unearthed a pair of smart three-year-olds at Te Rapa on Friday in the form of The Landing and Pareanui Bay, who provided the Cambridge horseman with a race-to-race double. First to strike was the well-bred Tivaci gelding The Landing, a half-brother to Group One winners Loire and A Touch Of Ruby, who[...]
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Derby campaign commences for Tutukaka

Don’t expect Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) candidate Tutukaka to win his seasonal debut at Flemington on Saturday, but he should be making solid ground at the line. The Tavistock half-brother to Melody Belle impressed as a staying prospect last season, ending a three-race Queensland campaign by winning the Listed Tattersall’s Life Member Stakes (1800m)[...]
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Pike on weather watch

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike will be keeping a close eye on the weather ahead of racing at Te Rapa on Saturday where Group One winner Sherwood Forest is set to kick-off his spring preparation in the Super Seth @ Waikato Stud Mile (1600m). The five-year-old gelding pleased in his 1300m trial at Cambridge earlier this[...]
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