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52 for Le Havre Winema (3 f ex McCool by Giant’s Causeway) became the 52nd individual stakes winner for Le Havre (Noverre) when she took out the Prix Panacee - Fonds Europeen de l'Elevage (Listed, 2400m) at Toulouse on Monday evening. The filly was winning for the third time in nine starts as she beat favourite Final Gesture (Dubawi) by half a length. Thunder Drum (Dubawi) finished another length and a quarter away in third. Bred by the China Horse Club, Winema is the first foal out of the ... Read More

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Zaaki warms up for Might And Power Annabel Neasham doubted whether she would return to Caulfield with Zaaki (Leroidesanimaux), but a gallop at the course has likely changed her mind. Zaaki and stablemate Mo'unga (Savabeel) galloped at Caulfield yesterday in preparation for Saturday’s Might And Power Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m), with Zaaki - ridden by Jamie Kah - leading home Mo'unga, who looked a little sluggish under Damien Oliver, minus the blinkers which will be worn on Saturday. "Zaaki had his... Read More

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Livamol goal for Demonetization Multiple black-type winner Demonetization (All Too Hard) will be a notable absentee from Saturday’s relocated Arrowfield Stud Plate (Gr 1, 1600m) at Matamata. While the feature will now be run much closer to his home base, the eight-year-old’s trainer Nigel Tiley has opted to keep his powder dry ahead of another return to Hawke’s Bay for the Livamol Classic (Gr 1, 2040m) on October 15. Tiley had trekked south to Hastings with Demonetization last weekend o... Read More

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HK: Richards set for Hong Kong debut A new chapter in the history books of Hong Kong racing will begin tomorrow evening at Happy Valley when Jamie Richards saddles the first of his three runners engaged at the midweek fixture. “I’m looking forward to it – hopefully the horses can come out and run well, no doubt they’ll improve with the run a bit but they should run well,” Richards said. Flying On The Turf (Reward For Effort) will be Richards’ first runner in Hong Kong when he cont... Read More