Categories Archives: Thoroughbred

OCEAN EMPEROR RETURNS TO TOP FORM

The price was staggering, so was the run. Ocean Emperor returned to his top form when winning the open sprint at Awapuni today. How he paid $10 is anyone’s guess. Rosie Myers, who  landed a winning treble, produced an inch-perfect ride, darting the

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SLEEPING BEAUTY WIDE AWAKE

Talented mare Sleeping Beauty, pictured, proved too slick for her rivals when she led all the way to take out the day’s open sprint contest over 1300m at Tauranga. The lightly raced six-year-old was registering her eighth victory from just 17 career sta

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FEILDING SELECTIONS

Feilding Selections (by Phillip Quay) Roll The Gold, Mars Bars, Secret Allure. Portland Jimmy, One Prize One Goal, Lady Style. Pinot Grey, Elettra, Satin Belt. Detentore, Break My Stride, King Cougar. Darscape Princess, Ocean Emperor, Heni. Centre Attenti

TAURANGA SELECTIONS

Tauranga selections (by Phillip Quay) Cavallo Veloce, Superstatic, Simply Sacred. Our Craftsman, Marija, Yamuna. Raspberry Secret, El Coolio, Matuzalem Uabasso, Charli Rose, Prodigal Son. Meteoric Lass, Le Castile, Aileen Grace. Embellish, Sleeping Beauty

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MELBOURNE CUP PICTURE UNCLEAR

The Melbourne Cup picture just got a lot murkier with Racing Victoria vets to re-examine four hopefuls on Saturday morning before they are permitted to accept for Tuesday’s big race. The four horses under the RV microscope are Prize Money (Saeed bin Sur

LAMMAS SIDELINED BY SORE RIBS

Cameron Lammas will rest sore ribs instead of riding at Tauranga Saturday. Lammas was pinned in the gates at the Te Aroha trials Thursday.’ Apart from aching ribs he fortunately didn’t suffer any major injury. He wants to ensure he’s ful

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GOBSTOPPER DROPS OUT OF CUP CONTENTION

Gobstopper won’t be defending his New Zealand Cup crown tomorrow fortnight. He is well out of form and a shocker in the Te Awamutu Cup Wednesday convinced trainer Andrew Campbell to pull  the pin. “He’s just not going well enough,”

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PLENTY OF WEIGHT FOR MAJOR TOM

New Zealand Cup (3200m) aspirant Major Tom will have one more run in the C S Stevens Memorial Banks Peninsula Cup (2200m) at Motukarara on Sunday before he contests the two-mile Riccarton feature later this month. The Ken Rae and Krystal Williams-Tuhoro-t

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CONSENSUS BACK TO RACES

Group One winning mare Consensus will have the first run of her seven-year-old season in the Chesters Plumbing & Bathroom (1300m) at Tauranga on Saturday. The Stephen McKee-trained mare last raced in May when she ended a three start Australian campai

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