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DEE AND GEE SCORES BIG UPSET

Outsider Dee And Gee, pictured, stunned the Riccarton crowd on Saturday as she registered her biggest career victory when winning the Listed Redwood Metropolitan Trophy (2500m). The five-year-old Darci Brahma mare defied her rivals all the way down the lo

MAIDEN WINS WON’T BE THEIR LAST

Some exciting young talent was unearthed at Otaki today. Sentimental Miss and Atlanta Peach looked a pair  with bright futures. His apprentice days behind him, Tim Johnson (pictured) rode like an old pro to get Sentimental Miss home with a whirlwind fini

MELHAM TO RIDE BARMAN

Victorian jockey Ben Melham will be aboard popular stayer Who Shot Thebarman when the 10-year-old runs in his fourth Melbourne Cup next Tuesday. Melham replaces Tye Angland, who’s committed to Ace High. NZ-owned Who Shot Thebarman bounced back to form l

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MORE ROTORUA RICHES FOR PESO

A  year ago Peso, pictured, won a $23,000 R65 race at Rotorua. Twelve months later he returned to Arawa Park today to win  the $50,000 Jakkalberry Classic. That’s what you call progress. From the one gate, Rosie Myers gave Peso a calm ride, made h

EVAN RAYNER BACK IN THE FOLD

Veteran Wanganui trainer Evan Rayner, pictured, wasn’t going to renew  his trainer’s licence this season. But there he was at the track today, doing what he’s done for decades, applying the spit and polish to his team. Meanwhile, traini

JULIUS ON TRACK FOR ROTORUA

Talented sprinter Julius prepared for a return to racing in the Gr.3 Sweynesse Stakes (1215m) at Rotorua on Saturday week with an exhibition gallop at Taupo on Wednesday under regular rider Jason Waddell. “He feels good,” Waddell said. “He is a bit

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MARSH LOOKING FOR IMPROVEMENT

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh will be hoping that Ugo Foscolo can recapture his black-type form in the Gr.3 Red Badge Sprint (1400m) at Hastings on Saturday. The Group One-winning son of Zacinto ran third fresh-up over 1200m at Ruakaka last month before

BENNER HOT ON SCOTT BASE

Johno Benner has no doubt he is taking a horse to the races capable of winning Saturday’s Gr.1 Livamol Classic (2040m) at Hastings. Benner and his partner Holly Wynyard will saddle Scott Base and Wyndspelle for the weight-for-age feature, confident the

PROMISING 3YO TO DEBUT

Byerley Park trainers Peter and Dawn Williams will take three horses north to Ruakaka on Wednesday in the hope of recording their maiden victories.   Promising three-year-old debutant Jip Jip Rock has pleased her trainers with her three trials to dat

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