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17 for Tapizar Wild On Ice (3 g ex Slamitagain by Grand Slam) provided his sire Tapizar (Tapit) with a 17th individual stakes winner when causing a shock in Sunday’s Sunland Park Derby (Gr 3, 9f). The Joel Marr-trained gelding held off Low Expectations (Nyquist) to score by one and a quarter lengths at odds of 35-1, with Henry Q (Blame) a further two and a half lengths further behind in third place. Odds-on favourite Hard To Figure (Hard Spun) finished a well-beaten last of the six runners.... Read More

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Stakes winner Miss Conteki to be sold at Magic Millions Four-time stakes-winning mare Miss Conteki (Eurozone) will be sold at May’s Magic Millions Gold Coast National Broodmare Sale after being retired by connections. The Simon Miller-trained six-year-old had been set to try and gain a slot into the $4 million The Quokka (1200m) at Ascot next month, but Miller revealed the daughter of Eurozone (Northern Meteor) had pulled up poorly from her fast-finishing third in a Lark Hill trial last Mon... Read More

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Tulsi tackles Sires’ Produce Stakes The Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard-trained Tulsi (The Autumn Sun) is set to run in Saturday’s Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) at Awapuni on the back of a third placing in the Sistema Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) at Pukekohe on March 11. “She’s spot on and this has been our target race from the beginning, we’re pretty happy with her,” Benner said. “It was a good run the other day and realistically, we were probably never going to beat t... Read More

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Eight for Lord Kanaloa Lord Kanaloa (King Kamehameha) earned an eighth individual elite-level winner when his son First Force (7 h ex Rush Life by Sakura Bakushin O) won yesterday’s Takamatsunomiya Kinen (Gr 1,  1200m) at Chukyo. Trained by Masayuki Nishimura, the seven-year-old won at odds of 31-1 in defeating four-year-old filly Namura Clair (Mikki Isle) by a length. Travesura (Dream Journey) finished third, a further half-length adrift. First Force won the CBC Sho (Gr 3, 1200m) in July ... Read More