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Pike quintet head to Avondale

It will be a rare occurrence for Tony Pike on Saturday when he heads to Avondale to line-up five runners. With Ellerslie out of action with the installation of a StrathAyr track, the rarely utilised Avondale track has been called upon to take up some of the slack left by the absence of its Auckland[...]
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Field Of Gold to come of age

Tony Pike feels the time is right to take on older horses at weight-for-age with his top three-year-old Field Of Gold. The Cambridge trainer bypassed the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) last week in favour of Sunday’s Group 1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (2000m), where he will carry 54.5kg, 4.5kg less than the older[...]
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Different path for Field Of Gold

New Zealand trainer Tony Pike has changed tack with Group Two winner Field Of Gold following his fifth place finish in Saturday’s Group 2 Avondale Guineas (2100m) won by impressive filly La Crique. The son of Starspangledbanner was beaten less than six lengths after setting the tempo for much of the contest, but a regression[...]
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Field Of Gold shines in Waikato Guineas

Strapping chestnut Field Of Gold is aiming to emulate his older half-brother Sherwood Forest by winning the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) next month. The Tony Pike-trained three-year-old enhanced his credentials with an all-the-way win in the Group 2 Legacy Lodge Waikato Guineas (2000m) at Te Rapa on Wednesday under a brilliantly judged[...]
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Dwyer hoping to party from afar

A past visit to the Karaka Million evening at Ellerslie won Henry Dwyer over and convinced the Victorian trainer he had to become more involved in the NZD$1 million two-year-old feature. His wish has now been granted and while he can’t be in attendance on Saturday, he will be closely following the fortunes of the[...]
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Holiday for Pareanui Bay

Despite a dogged effort when second behind the unbeaten Shamus in Saturday’s Group 2 Wellington Guineas (1600m) at Trentham, the immediate future for promising three-year-old Pareanui Bay is in the spelling paddock for the next month. Unbeaten in his first three starts, including the Group 2 James & Annie Sarten Memorial Stakes (1400m) at Te[...]
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