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Pike quartet Queensland bound

Tony Pike knows how to make an impact at the Queensland Winter Carnival, having saddled the likes of The Bostonian, Sacred Elixir and Provocative to...
Hezashocka

Queensland Derby tilt likely for Hezashocka

Hezashocka will likely get his chance at Derby glory after his last start heroics. The Shaun and Emma Clotworthy-trained gelding was victorious in the Group...
Uareastar

Singh back to winning form after tough twelve months

The whip flourish and excited salute said it all as popular Central Districts jockey Madan Singh registered his first win in the saddle since resuming...
Jennifer Eccles

Top Kiwi mares ready for Queensland challenge

Class gallopers Jennifer Eccles and Two Illicit furthered their preparations for upcoming Queensland Winter Carnival assignments with separate exhibition gallops during the Te Rapa racemeeting...
Puntura

Puntura books trip to Brisbane with Te Rapa victory

Promising three-year-old Puntura confirmed his place in a squad bound for Brisbane later this month when he stormed home from near last at Te Rapa...
Pierina

Pierina devastating in Travis Stakes

Cambridge galloper Pierina caused a major upset when she dashed clear in the final stages to score an emphatic victory in the feature event at...
Babylon Berlin

Babylon Berlin all class in three-year-old feature

Speedy filly Babylon Berlin gave her rivals a galloping lesson when she led throughout to take out the Group 3 Inglis Sales Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes...
Turn The Ace

Turn The Ace goes one better than illustrious father

Strapping two-year-old Turn The Ace went one better than his multiple Group One winning sire Turn Me Loose when he made a winning debut at...
Danielle Johnson

Johnson hoping to toast Travis Stakes success

Danielle Johnson set a single season stakes record for a New Zealand jockey last weekend and is looking to add to it on Saturday with...
No Filter

First stakes test for No Filter

Exciting three-year-old No Filter will have his first crack at stakes level when he contests the Group 3 Inglis Sales Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) at...
Cambridge synthetic track

2021/2022 New Zealand racing calendar released

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) has released its racing dates for the 2021-22 season. The final calendar is the outcome of the consideration of club...
James McDonald

Century up for James McDonald

Champion jockey James McDonald became only the third jockey in history to ride at least 100 metropolitan Sydney winners in three successive seasons when riding...
Llanacord

Wide draw only negative to Nickalls South Australian experience

Llanacord has settled in well following her arrival in South Australia ahead of her Group One test on Saturday. The Stephen Nickalls-trained three-year-old won the...
Turn Me Loose

Turn The Ace a sentimental favourite for Baker

Murray Baker won’t be coerced into tipping one of his three two-year-olds over the others in Saturday’s Maara Grange 1200 at Te Rapa but he...
Khimar War

Robinson looking to continue strong season

Lance Robinson may have a young team, but he has experienced one of his best seasons to date. The Riccarton trainer has nine wins to...
Platinum Invador

Queensland raid for Platinum Invador

Group One performed stayer Platinum Invador has crossed the Tasman for a three-start Queensland campaign. The five-year-old gelding has joined Barry Lockwood’s Eagle Farm stable...
Circus Maximus

Champion miler Circus Maximus to Windsor Park

Triple Group One winning miler Circus Maximus has been secured to stand at Windsor Park Stud for the 2021 breeding season. Aptly named due to...
Bailey Rogerson

Rogerson scores Rotorua double

It was a memorable day for Bailey Rogerson at Arawa Park on Wednesday, with the Hamilton horsewoman not only riding her first winner as an...
Satono Aladdin

Rich Hill to welcome back Satono Aladdin

Japanese Group One winner Satono Aladdin will return to Rich Hill Stud for the upcoming breeding season. The progeny of Deep Impact’s elite level-winning son...
Tiptronic

Queensland campaign for Tiptronic

Group One winner Tiptronic has arrived in Queensland ahead of a three-start winter campaign. The Graham Richardson and Rogan Norvall-trained seven-year-old flew into Sydney on...
US Navy Flag

US Navy Flag joins the Oaks Stud

Multiple Group One winner US Navy Flag will bolster The Oaks Stud’s stallion roster for the forthcoming breeding season, where he will stand at $15,000+GST....
Overstayer

Local trainers eye Hastings spoils

Hastings trainers Sue Thompson and Mick Brown are looking forward to their local meeting on Saturday where they will line-up three runners. Zed gelding Overstayer...
Travelling Light

Travis mission for Travelling Light

It’s taken patience and hard work, but Ben Foote believes he’s got Travelling Light back to her best. The four-year-old mare will be among the...
Faro de San Juan

Almanzor opens winning account with first runner

Cambridge Stud shuttle stallion Almanzor has made a dream start to his Northern Hemisphere career with his first representative striking a winning blow in France....
Miss Tycoon Rose

Australian campaign in the offing for exciting three-year-old

A trip across the Tasman is in the offing for talented filly Miss Tycoon Rose if she performs well in the Group 3 Inglis Sales...