The New Zealand thoroughbred industry has been responsible for some of the best gallopers to have raced in Australia.
Whether having been bred in New Zealand or venturing across with their NZ based trainers to race, the likes of Phar Lap, Sunline and So You Think are just a few of the horses from across the Tasman who have been become synonymous as champion’s of Australian racing and even considered the flagship horses of their generation.
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Improving youngster Hard Merchandize ticks a number of boxes on his trainer’s check list ahead of a stiff home track test on Saturday.
The Awapuni-trained representative hasn’t missed a beat in his lead up to the Gr.1 Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes.
A tilt at the $A2 million Gr.1 Sydney Cup has been ruled out for Pacorus, but he remains in contention for an overseas trip later in the year.
The talented Tavistock five-year-old will run in this weekend’s Gr.2 Courtesy Ford Awapuni Gold Cup, after which trainer Chris Wood will lock in a programme for the stayer.
Janine Dunlop was celebrating after the Gr.1 Vinery Stud Stakes, despite the Group One feature not delivering the result the Phoenix Park principal had been expecting.
“One of my clients, Terry Archer, had La Bella Diosa in so I was principally watching her,” she said.
Trent Busuttin is more hopeful than confident of turning the Gr.1 Rosehill Guineas form around.
A fortnight ago, the expatriate Kiwi horseman produced Anaheim to finish fourth and concedes his colt needs to lift to be a realistic winning chance in Saturday’s $A2 million Gr.1 Australian Derby at Randwick.
Stephen Marsh believes Chocante is capable of adding a feature mile to his burgeoning record.
The Cambridge trainer has already bagged the Gr.3 Counties Cup over 2100 metres with the lightly-tried stayer, who has since been freshened with a shorter target in mind.
Her ownership ranks might include All Blacks legend Stephen Donald, but the naming of social racing's latest filly will not be left to Beaver.
Stephen Donald, best known by his nickname Beaver, has joined the ownership of a two-year-old Darci Brahma filly out of Evana, raced on a shared lease between her breeder The Oaks Stud and the Social Racing No 3 Syndicate.
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