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Turf Talk September 16

By | 2014-09-17T09:15:22+00:00 September 16th, 2014|Gallops, General|

Photo: Dylan Turner scores on Skysoblue Dylan Turner on short rope Taranaki Apprentice Dylan Turner returns from suspension Saturday knowing he has to keep his nose clean or his future in racing could be cut short. Turner, who hasn't ridden all season, is on a "last chance" with his boss Paul Bourke after he was

Merial Mile Saturday

By | 2018-01-25T08:52:59+00:00 September 11th, 2014|Gallops, General|

Thorn Prince set for WFA challenge Weight-for-age racing shouldn’t hold any fears for stakes performer Thorn Prince, according to his trainer Fraser Auret. The Marton stayer is likely to go in that direction after Saturday’s Gr.3 Merial Ancare Metric Mile at Awapuni. “He’s a big, strong horse and he carried 59kg all right in the

Turf Talk September 9

By | 2018-01-25T08:52:59+00:00 September 9th, 2014|General|

Sam Spratt: Back in business at Ruakaka Spratt back home Northern jockey Sam Spratt is back from her Busman's Holiday in Britain and returns to action at Ruakaka on Saturday. She reunites with one of her favourite horses Little Wonder in the open sprint. Spratt spent the winter in the UK and had three rides

Wanganui Saturday September 6

By | 2018-01-25T08:52:59+00:00 September 5th, 2014|Gallops, General|

Rogerson raves about his filly Trackman Graeme Rogerson could barely contain his excitement when discussing his juvenile filly Serena Miss ahead of her debut at Wanganui Saturday. "She's high class and at 17 hands is probably the biggest horse I've trained. She's very smart, as you may have have noticed if you watched the tape

Turf Talk September 3

By | 2018-01-25T08:52:59+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|General|

Photo: Mark Oulaghan, Northern has proved elusive Oulaghan may have Upper hand at last Mark Oulaghan is banking on the fresh legs of Upper Cut to give him his first victory in the Great Northern Steeplechase on Saturday. The Meadow Fresh-sponsored event is one of the few prestige jumping races to have eluded the Awapuni

Turf Talk August 26

By | 2018-01-25T08:52:59+00:00 August 26th, 2014|Gallops, General|

Photo: Veyron, galloped on in Foxbridge Trackman Linda Laing is none too thrilled about the dire forecast for Makfi day at Hastings on Saturday. The Metservice says the Hawke's Bay is in for persistent rain from Wednesday on. "I don't like the sound of that," said Laing, who has wfa star Veyron entered in the

McKay keeping the very best of company

By | 2018-01-25T08:53:00+00:00 March 28th, 2014|Gallops, Wanganui Preview May 31|

Peter McKay is restricting his participation to the elite level on Saturday. The Matamata trainer has two runners engaged, both in Group One races - New Zealand Derby winner Puccini in the A$500,000 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) and Hero I Am in the $200,000 The Oaks Stud Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes (1400m) at Awapuni. McKay has

Karaka Sales Wrap

By | 2018-01-25T08:53:00+00:00 January 28th, 2014|Breeding, Wanganui Preview May 31|

Another changing of the guard marked the close of the Premier session on Tuesday at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale series. Waikato Stud principals Mark and Lisa Chittick ruled Karaka when their draft exceeded expectations for the husband and wife duo to become the leading vendors by aggregate. The 31-year reign of Sir Patrick