Monkey chasing more miracles

FAMULARO HAS NEW TARGET FOR MONKEY KING Winning owner has a new dream for dual Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup-winning pacer Monkey King in Sydney on November 27. “I’d love him to become the first horse in Australasia to break 1:50 in the Miracle Mile,” Famularo said. Photo: Cup finish. Monkey King goes back-to-back, beating…

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Gold Ace delivers in 3YO Sires Final

WIDE DRAW NO PROBLEM FOR FERG Hamilton driver Peter Ferguson didn’t let starting from the outside of the front row stop him from winning Tuesday’s $180,000 NRM Sires’ Stakes Final with Bettor’s Delight colt Gold Ace. “It’s a fallacy that horses can’t win from nine over 1950m at Addington _ if you’ve got the right…

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Mum-to-be books NZ FFA start

NEAREA FRANCO CLEARS OUT IN JUNIOR FFA Nearea Franco, due to become a mum any day now, booked a place in Friday’s $200,000 Woodlands NZ Free-For-All with a runaway win in Tuesday’s $40,000 Firestone (Junior) Free-For-All. The big-winning 7YO Badlands Hanover mare has her first foal, by Tintin in America’s sireĀ  McArdle, being carried by…

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Kiwi Ingenuity severs tendon

TOP MARE FORCED INTO RETIREMENT Top racemare Kiwi Ingenuity went from getting a piece of the $750,000 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup to ending her race career, all within a couple of seconds, at Addington on Tuesday, November 9. The big Christian Cullen mare knuckled over with 50m to run when finishing stoutly along the…

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Romulus sold to race in NSW

ROMULUS SOLD, LIVING PROOF HAS SUPERFICIAL INJURY Speedy intermediate grade pacer Romulus was sold to New South Wales interests on Monday night, forcing his withdrawal from the $40,000 Firestone (Junior) Free-For-All on NZ Cup day, Tuesday, November 9. The big 5YO Julius Caesar-Campania gelding will do his future racing for Sydney trainer Kevin Pizzuto. Photo:…

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New Zealand Cup form

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO NZ CUP COMMENT Race 10, 5.15pm: CHRISTCHURCH CASINO NZ CUP, $750,000, 3200m. 1. MR MOLLY (B Waldron) 7g $262,925 51s-14s-14p: Resumed 7 month layoff 8.3L 4th of 6 Stunin Cullen Ashb 2400m std trial (2:02.6) 56.2s Oct 5 & 1.3L 2nd Bushfire Ashb 2400m std workout (2:04.2) 57.1s Oct 20 then bk inner…

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NRM Sires’ Stakes form

NRM SIRES’ STAKES POTTED COMMENTS Race 7, 3.20pm: NRM SIRES’ STAKES FINAL, $200,000, 3yo’s, mob, 1950m 1. ANVILS TOP GUN (N McGrath) 3c $12,861 6s-2w-2p: Wide (Fr3) pkd led 1200m cleared out 6L 1st (Anvils Big Punt 2nd) Add 1950m (1:57.8) 57.1s 1w race Oct 9 then 3 bk outer (Fr5) wide led 1100m run…

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Matt Maguire drawn 3 in grad. final

MATT DRAWS WELL IN CUP DAY FINAL Matt Maguire has drawn well in gate three for the $20,000 Cromwell Lake Dunstan Graduation Series Mobile Pace over 1950m at Addington on NZ Cup day on Tuesday, November 9. Lizzie Maguire’s younger brother won Thursday’s Graduation Heat at Rangiora, but gave those who backed him down to…

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Mare wins Cup Trial, Monkey tardy

KIWI INGENUITY LEADS THROUGHOUT CUP TRIAL Top mare Kiwi Ingenuity was untroubled to lead throughout in the Christchuch Casino NZ Cup Trial at Addington on Wednesday, November 4, but Monkey King’s slightly tardy start was again the talking point. Photo: Kiwi Ingenuity is clear near the finish of Wednesday’s Cup Trial at Addington. Power Of…

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Shard steps up in Kaikoura Cup

SMILING SHARD STEPS UP IN KAIKOURA CUP A new kid emerged on the block of budding Grand Circuit players in the $50,000 Alabar Kaikoura Cup on November 1. Former champion juvenile Smiling Shard served notice that he’s ready for the future open class scene. As good as he is, the Grinfromeartoear entire had his work…

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