Winter Cup

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Stakes targets for Didham pair

New Zealand trainer Peter Didham has revealed lofty ambitions for Trentham winners Floral Art and Far Site, after the pair provided him with a winning double on Saturday. Winter track specialist Floral Art revelled in the Heavy11 surface presented on the day as she stormed home out wide to record her first victory since October[...]
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Bishara doubles up at Te Rapa

New Zealand trainer Nick Bishara took two horses to Te Rapa on Saturday and returned home a happy man after securing a winning double. Bishara started his winning run when maiden three-year-old Rubyshowoff secured her first victory when defeating her age-group rivals over 1400m while two races later progressive mare Cherry Lane backed up a[...]
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Te Rapa test for in-form mare

Nick Bishara didn’t want to race his in-form mare Cherry Lane this weekend, but she’s doing so well that he feels he has to. The South Auckland horseman had hoped Cherry Lane’s last-start victory at Ellerslie on May 29 would be enough of a lead-in to her next winter target, the Listed Tauranga Classic (1400m)[...]
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Happy Star primed for Winter Cup

Happy Star will be vying to keep his undefeated record intact this preparation when he contests the Group 3 Winning Edge Presentations Winter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton Park on Saturday. The Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard-trained five-year-old has won both of his starts this time in and they are hoping he can continue his picket[...]
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Rosewood chases elusive stakes win

Taranaki owner-trainer Marilyn Paewai would love nothing more than to see her star winter performer Rosewood claim a deserved stakes win at Riccarton this weekend. Rosewood will tackle Saturday’s Group 3 Winning Edge Presentations Winter Cup (1600m), a race she was only narrowly beaten in last year. That was one of four stakes placings the[...]
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Major Tom on target for Winter Cup

Versatile galloper Major Tom cemented his bid for the Group 3 Winter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton next month when he charged home out wide to score handsomely over 1400m at Avondale on Saturday. Co-trainer Kenny Rae, who prepares the six-year-old in partnership with daughter Krystal Williams-Tuhoro, was looking to confirm the southern sojourn for his[...]
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Dez out to defend crown

Waipukurau trainer Simon Wilson has welcomed the announcement that the Group 3 Winter Cup (1600m) will take place next month. Wilson trains reigning race victor Dez, who also placed in the mile feature in 2018. “It is good to see that the Winter Cup is back,” Wilson said. “I will just have to see how[...]
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Ciao Italy, Kia Ora Pukekohe

Pukekohe is somewhat of a poor substitute for Italy at this time of year, but Byerley Park trainer Danny Walker was just happy to be back racing on Saturday. The South Auckland horseman was meant to be in the middle of a five-week holiday in the European tourist hotspot, but as a result of the[...]
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