Tact Lizzie fails to get in foal

WINTON CUP SATURDAY; ANOTHER BREEDERS STAKES NEXT YEAR Star Southland mare Tact Lizzie is likely to return to Addington next summer to defend her G1 New Zealand Breeders Stakes crown. Trainer Trevor Proctor said he is disappointed on one hand that Tact Lizzie had failed to get in foal. On the other happy that he…

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The Rising in form at Yonkers

THE RISING IN 5TH USA WIN OF YEAR Former Kentuckiana Lodge pacer The Rising furthered a good start to the year by winning again at Yonkers Raceway, New York, on Tuesday, April 13 (NZ time). Now seven, the In The Pocket-Moscardon gelding led over the last half to win a $US19,000 pace for $US40,000 claimers.…

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Captain Peacock wins NZ Derby

NZ DERBY WINNER AT HIS 8TH START Former Kentuckiana Lodge driver Mark Jones came back from early battering at Addington on April 9 to win the $250,000 Christian Cullen NZ Derby with Captain Peacock. The unpredictabiity of racing hit the promising young trainer hard early on premier night. He had a gutter night with his…

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Shard unlucky in Derby

FIRST TIME OUT OF FIRST FIVE Smiling Shard was again luckless in the $250,000 Christian Cullen NZ Derby at Addington on Friday, April 9, finishing outside the first 5 for the first time in 22 career starts. The Grinfromeartoear colt and NZ’s leading driver Dexter Dunn, had the door closed in the one out line…

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Major Mark houdini Welcome win

MARK PURDON EXTENDS WELCOME STAKES RECORD Top juvenile Major Mark produced a houdini magic act along the sprint lane to win a dramatic $80,000 “Stallion Station” NZ Welcome Stakes at Addington on Friday April 15. The speedy Art Major colt was all dressed up with nowhere to go three back on the markers turning for…

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Sleepy Tripp has last say in Easter Cup

BETTOR’S STRIKE GALLANT 2ND IN EASTER CUP Sleepy Tripp, after tracking Bettor’s Strike on the outer over the last 1300m, had the last say to win the $80,000 The Stallion Station Easter Cup at Addington on Saturday, April 3. Last year’s NZ Derby winner again showed class for Rolleston co-trainer-driver Mark Purdon to grab the…

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Dustin runs 2nd fastest Forbury time

FASTEST 2700m WIN BY ENTIRE OR GELDING AT FORBURY Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Dustin Bromac paced the second fastest mobile 2700m time recorded at Forbury Park, Dunedin, on Thursday, April 1, but the fastest by an entire or gelding. The 4YO Live Or Die gelding settled midfield on the outer and unwound strongly for NZ’s leading…

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Easter Cup distance suits Bettor’s Strike

‘STRIKE’ TO END SEASON WITH EASTER CUP WIN Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is confident Bettor’s Strike can end his 5YO season by adding the Easetr Cup at Addington to his tally on Saturday night. This season’s Victoria, Tasmania and Cranbourne Cups (dead-heat) winner will appreciate the extreme distance in the $80,000 The Stallion Station…

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Diomedes delivers 2nd-up in WA

GAME WIN OVER FAVOURITE AT PINJARRA Former Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Diomedes (renamed Dominating Diomedes in Australia) was a game winner at his second start at Pinjarra, West Australia, on Monday, March 29. Now racing for the Greg Bond stable, the McArdle-Sparks A Flyin gelding was sent forward from the outside of the front row by…

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Smiling Shard super after first-up 4th

EXTRA WEEK TO PREPARE FOR NZ DERBY West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety says Smiling Shard has come through the $40,000 Vero Flying Stakes at Addington, Friday, March 26, in super order. And with an extra week to prepare for the $250,000 Christian Cullen NZ Derby at Addington on Friday week, Smiling Shard is getting a…

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