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Pike after Derby spoils

New Zealand trainer Tony Pike is hoping the turnaround in weather can play into the hands of his Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) contender Tutukaka at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Usually lapping up the Queensland sun at this time of year, Pike and his fellow Kiwi raiders have been experiencing a deluge of rain, more[...]
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Pike searching for Guineas Gold

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is confident strapping chestnut Field Of Gold can be in the thick end of the prizemoney in Saturday’s Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m). The gelded son of Starspangledbanner has drifted to with the bookmakers for the Riccarton feature in a market headed by Noverre ()[...]
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Classic ambitions for Tutukaka

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike believes quality three-year-old Tutukaka can bounce back to form in Wednesday’s Listed Geelong Classic (2200m) as the Tavistock gelding presses on towards the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) on Saturday week. Pike has relied on the eyes and ears of Mornington horseman Tony Noonan as he prepares the half-brother to star[...]
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Turnbull test for Derby winner

Group One winner Johnny Get Angry will continue his path towards the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) when he lines-up in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday. The New Zealand-bred gelding gave his trainer and part-owner Denis Pagan his biggest moment in racing when winning last year’s Group 1 Victoria Derby[...]
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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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Beauden gearing up for Melbourne Campaign

Class Waikato galloper Beauden is being set some lofty Melbourne targets this spring. The multiple stakes winner appeared in public for the first time this preparation for an exhibition gallop between races at Te Rapa last Saturday, a gallop which left his trainers Graeme and Debbie Rogerson very satisfied. “He galloped well within himself, but[...]
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Trans-Tasman plans for Catalyst

Tony Pike is looking forward to spring racing with his new acquisition Catalyst. The rising five-year-old son of Darci Brahma won six of his 10 races for former trainer Clayton Chipperfield, five of which were at stakes level, including the Group 1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m). He hasn’t raced since pulling up lame in[...]
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