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La Crique set for Ellerslie return

Group One winner La Crique will make her return to racing this Saturday on New Zealand racing's biggest stage, the Karaka Millions twilight meeting. The five-year-old mare's spring preparation was cut short due to foot issues following her third placing in the Listed Matamata Cup (1600m) behind Legarto in October, and trainers Katrina and Simon[...]
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Classy filly transfers to Moroney’s Flemington barn

Trans-Tasman trainer Michael Moroney has welcomed the arrival of promising Kiwi filly Let's Say Grace to his Australian base. The three-year-old daughter of Charm Spirit won impressively at Tauranga over 1400m in December under the care of Moroney's Matamata training partner Pam Gerard, with that form subsequently franked by placegetters Pinarello and Princess Lowry, who[...]
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Third time lucky for Dragon Queen

The third time was the charm for New Zealand mare Dragon Queen at Ellerslie's Karaka Million twilight meeting on Saturday, landing a career-best victory in the Group 2 Westbury Classic (1400m). Since her purchase for NZD$50,000 by the New Zealand Chinese Jockey Club and Paul Moroney Bloodstock at Karaka in 2019, the daughter of Sweynesse[...]
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Clotworthys chasing Karaka riches

Fresh from a great start to 2022, Shaun and Emma Clotworthy could have up to three runners seeking big prizes on Karaka Million night at Ellerslie. The Clotworthys, who train on the outskirts of Auckland at Byerley Park, have already scored two victories at Ellerslie this year, with Bella Luce's win in a three-year-old 1200m[...]
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Les Crayeres on song at Tauranga

Promising mare Les Crayeres completed a winning double at Tauranga on Saturday when she took out the opening event on the card at the popular holiday racemeeting. The Ken and Bev Kelso-trained four-year-old has now had four starts at the venue for two wins after breaking maidens there at her last start, with the promise[...]
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Foote’s summer team nearing return

Cambridge trainer Ben Foote is looking forward to the raceday return of Group 1 winner Travelling Light, her Group winning half-sister Vitesse Bo and speedy three-year-old Babylon Berlin as his summer team kicks into gear. A talented horseman, whose primary focus has been pre-training, preparing ready to run horses and trade horses, Foote's training operation[...]
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