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Eleven for Mehmas Line Of Departure (3 c ex Entreat by Pivotal) returned with an eye-catching victory in the Cathedral Stakes (Listed, 6f) at Salisbury for Roger Varian and became the eleventh individual stakes winner for his sire Mehmas (Acclamation). A three-time winner last term, including the valuable Weatherbys Racing Bank 2YO Stakes, he disappointed... Read More

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JPN: First Group winner for Tosen Ra Zadar (5 h Tosen Ra – See The Sea by Lemon Drop Kid) scored at his first start for this year, as he flew from the pack to land the Epsom Cup (Gr 3, 1800m) at Tokyo yesterday, holding off the late charge from Satono Flag (Deep Impact)... Read More

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First for Territories Darley shuttler Territories (Invincible Spirit) sired his first southern hemisphere-bred winner when Finsceal (2 g ex Rosalita by Danehill Dancer) scored at the Sunshine Coast yesterday. Trained by Tom Button, Finsceal ($18) won the Canadian Club QTIS 2YO Handicap (1200m) on debut by a nose over Hinged (Worthy Cause) ($3 favourite) while... Read More

New Zealand Latest

Winter Cup for Floral Art Winter track specialist Floral Art (Road To Rock) is set for a step up in grade after revelling in the testing conditions at Trentham on Saturday. The Peter Didham-trained six-year-old registered a first win since October 2019 when taking out a Benchmark 74 contest on a track rated a Heavy... Read More

From subfertile to sire sensation: how Starspangledbanner has defied the odds

From subfertile to sire sensation: how Starspangledbanner has defied the odds It has been 11 years since Starspangledbanner (Choisir) burst onto the European scene with a dazzling display of brazen speed in the Golden Jubilee Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) at Royal Ascot. That was, of course, after a highly successful time in his native Australia,... Read More

Spring campaign being mapped out for Tatt’s Tiara-bound filly Odeum

Lucrative Golden Eagle proving hard to ignore for connections of talented rising four-year-olds The $7.5 million Golden Eagle (1500m) is firmly on the radar of Group 1-winning filly Odeum (Written Tycoon) but not before she attempts to take out a second race at the highest level this season, taking on the older mares to bring... Read More