Categories Archives: Thoroughbred

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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Apprentice knocked out

Ralph Manning apprentice Ashvin Goindasamy, 20, was knocked out in a fall from a maiden at Te Awamutu, Wednesday. His mount in the seventh, Castlereigh, blundered and clipped heels, unseating Goindasamy. He now faces a lengthy break from action, the stand

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RUSOF DECIDES TO HEAD HOME

Te Akau jockey Shafiq Rusof is heading home Thursday to Malaysia to catch up with family. Rusof, pictured, will miss Awapuni Saturday and the Feilding Cup ride on Nymph Monte, on whom he won last start. He hopes to be back Thursday week. He has had 22 win

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PROMISING SPRINTER JULIUS RETIRED

  Ace sprinter Julius has been retired.   A scan has revealed the Swiss Ace gelding has a hole in his near fore tendon, leaving Cambridge trainer John Bell no choice but to call time on the seven-year-old’s career.   “He’s

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TE AKAU LEAVES SWING NOTE IN CUP

Te Akau has made a couple of big decisions on its team for the Cup Week. It has withdrawn the talented but inconsistent Wide Awake from the Cup, Swing Note from the Coupland’s Mile and Our Flying Ace from the 2000 Guineas. Swing Note will be focused

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LUCKY BREAK FOR BOSSON

Opie Bosson breathed a sigh of relief after X-rays today cleared an injured foot of serious damage. With New Zealand Cup Week upcoming, the last thing Te Akau wanted  was their No 1 rider hobbling about on crutches. Bosson, banged the foot when Andoyas,

RED LETTER DAY FOR CAMBRIDGE STUD

Cambridge Stud’s Brendan and Jo Lindsay enjoyed a red-letter day with three individual winners at Ellerslie and a Gr.3 victory for a member of their broodmare band at Trentham on Saturday. The day began with two-year-old homebred Bavella (Snitzel) frank

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