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Snazzytavi produces ‘big effort’ to score at Pukekohe

Promising galloper Snazzytavi outlined her credentials for higher honours when she defeated a quality line up of intermediate-graded gallopers at Pukekohe on Boxing Day. Sporting the familiar colours of Cambridge Stud principals Brendan and Jo Lindsay, the four-year-old daughter of Tavistock looked to be in for a profitable summer after kicking off a new campaign[...]
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Petrucci breaks maiden at Matamata

Petrucci kicked off her new racing campaign in impressive fashion at her home track of Matamata, New Zealand on Saturday. The talented daughter of I Am Invincible was resuming after a successful three-year-old season, where she secured victory in two of her four starts and finished as the runner-up in the Group 3 Cambridge Breeders'[...]
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Lightning poised to strike in Classic

South Auckland trainers Peter and Dawn Williams have all but ruled out a hit-and-run Sydney finale to end Desert Lightning's three-year-old season. But they have left the door slightly ajar pending what the Pride Of Dubai gelding does in Saturday's Group 3 Manawatu Classic (2000m) at Awapuni. A bevy of consistent performances in quality three-year-old[...]
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Lightning strikes in Avondale Guineas

Classy three-year-old Desert Lightning thrust himself to the forefront of discussions surrounding the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) when he narrowly defeated Waitak to claim victory in the Group 2 Avondale Guineas (2100m) at Pukekohe. The Peter and Dawn Williams-trained runner has been highly competitive throughout his Classic season with a half head runner-up[...]
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Shez Shamus salutes at Te Rapa

Bargain purchase Shez Shamus had the grandstand rocking as her large group of owners cheered her to a hard-fought victory over 1200m in the first race at Te Rapa on Saturday. Trainer Peter Lock outlaid just $17,000 for the three-year-old daughter of Shamus Award when selecting her from the Monovale Farm draft during the Book[...]
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Leading chance for Derby King

Vinnie Colgan will be taking an easier day of riding than normal at Ellerslie this Saturday to ensure he's at his best for the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) on Saturday. Colgan is the most successful rider in New Zealand Derby history, having won the race six times, and he has a fantastic[...]
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