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Melody Belle improved ahead of Winx Stakes

New Zealand’s champion trainer Jamie Richards is hoping high-class mare Melody Belle can mirror the pattern of her previous campaigns. The six-year-old mare has improved significantly from her fresh-up performances in her last two campaigns and the Matamata horseman is banking on that again being the case when Melody Belle contests Saturday’s Group 1 Winx[...]
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Kiwis given clearance to fly

There was an echoed sigh of relief in Waikato Monday with a handful of trainers receiving travel exemptions for their staff to fly to Australia. Cambridge trainer Tony Pike, who also heads the New Zealand Trainers’ Association, was one of the recipients of the good news and he has already booked flights for two of[...]
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Melody Belle forward for Missile return

Matamata trainer Jamie Richards is comfortable with star mare Melody Belle carrying the favourite tag into Saturday’s Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill. Commands six-year-old Melody Belle has won three of her seven previous first-up starts though was fourth in last year’s Group 2 Foxbridge Plate (1200m) at Te Rapa and fourth in the[...]
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Brandenburg Trials In Preparation For Group 1

The first Group One race of the 2020-21 Australian racing season is the immediate target for trainer John Sargent with Brandenburg. The three-year-old colt continued preparations towards the Group One weight-for-age Winx Stakes with a barrier trial at Randwick on Tuesday. Brandenburg went around in a 1080m heat on the Polytrack, finishing fourth under jockey[...]
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Star NZ Mares Progressing Well In Sydney

The decision by Te Akau principal David Ellis to leave star mares Melody Belle and Probabeel in Sydney following their autumn campaigns is already paying a dividend. They have been in the hands of travelling foreman Ashley Handley, who is providing positive feedback to trainer Jamie Richards as to how the mares are progressing. Closed[...]
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The Bostonian Has Plans To Scale Everest

Multiple Group One winner The Bostonian is set to cross the Tasman once again this spring to try and add to his elite-level tally. The Tony Pike-trained gelding had another lucrative autumn in Australia this year, bagging his third Group One victory in the Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Randwick in March, before finishing runner-up in[...]
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