Categories Archives: Thoroughbred

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 It has withdrawn the talented but inconsistent Wide Awake from the Cup, Swing Note from the Coupland’s Mile and Our Flying Ace from the 2000 Guineas.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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MEDIA SENSATION ON 1000 GUINEAS PATH

Media Sensation (I Am Invincible) stepped up to stakes level for the first time in Saturday’s $70,000 Group 3 Partners Life Soliloquy Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie, and scored a stylish win to put herself on track for a Group 1 target. The race was the fe

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EXUBERANT WINS ON DEBUT

Stephen Marsh trained first starter Exuberant made a winning debut with a gritty victory in the Listed Hanley Formula Wellesley Stakes (1000m). Sporting the familiar colours of syndication specialist, Go Racing, the Savabeel colt was a $160,000 purchase b

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DARK PRINCESS PREVAILS IN TRENTHAM FEATURE

Progressive mare Dark Princess continued her rise up the ranks with her first victory at stakes level when successful in Saturday’s Gr.3 Gee & Hickton Thompson Handicap (1600m) at Trentham. The Cape Blanco five-year-old caught the eye with a barnsto

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TWO THOUSAND GUINEAS LOOMS FOR THE CHOSEN ONE

Unbeaten Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained The Chosen One burst into calculations for next month’s Gr. 1 Equiworld Two Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton after an emphatic win in the Zacinto Stakes on the same course today. The Chosen One m

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THE CHOSEN ONE IN ZACINTO STAKES

The ageing Dennis brothers only have a few in work these days. But who needs to train them when you part-own one as exciting as  The Chosen One, who races in the Zacinto Stakes at Riccarton today. It will be the last step on the way to the 2000 Guineas f

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MCCALL GETTING CLOSE UP AND PERSONAL

English-born jockey Eilish McCall will keep her date with group winner Close Up at Ellerslie Saturday. Claimer McCall, 25, was to ride him a month or so back to  take some weight off his ageing back but the horse suffered a stone bruise and was scratched

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