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Pressure off Bowman’s Mother Daniel Bowman isn't under the same pressure as he was going into last year's Regal Roller Stakes (Listed, 1200m) with his stable star Begood Toya Mother (Myboycharlie). Last year, Bowman said the stakes were high as the gelding needed to win the Listed sprint to boost his rating high enough to get into the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m). History shows Begood Toya Mother ticked both boxes, winning the two races to catapult Bowman into the spotlight. Bowma... Read More

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Mourayan makes history Mourayan (Alhaarth), who carried the colours of Lloyd Williams to victory in the 2013 running of the Sydney Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) when trained by Robert Hickmott, made his own little piece of history yesterday when siring the longest price winner ever of a race staged in Britain or Ireland. Having beaten just two rivals home on his belated debut at Limerick last month as a 250-1 chance, He Knows No Fear (3 c ex Tripudium by Night Shift) turned the form book on his head as h... Read More

New Zealand Latest

Rosewood chases elusive stakes win Rosewood (Redwood) will bid to go one better than last year when she contests the Winning Edge Presentations Winter Cup (Gr 3, 1600m) at Riccarton tomorrow. That was one of four stakes placings the seven-year-old has picked up over her 40 starts, which has seen her successful on 10 occasions. “Rosewood needs a Group win. That’s why we’re here,” the mare’s trainer Marilyn Paewai said. “She’s getting closer to being a broodmare and we really thin... Read More

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Treble for Maurice It was a breakout weekend for former Arrowfield shuttler Maurice (Screen Hero), who sired three new first-crop winners in Japan. On Saturday, Stutti (2 f ex Lilavati by Zenno Rob Roy) was the first of winners as she broke her maiden over 1600 metres on debut at Niigata, followed by T O Mary (2 f ex Reagle Mary by Afternoon Deelites) scoring over 1200 metres at Sapporo. Then yesterday, Infinite (2 f ex Morganite by Agnes Digital) ran out a comfortable winner over 1600 metres... Read More