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  • Champion bounces back to his best
    IT WAS billed as Round Three of a budding rivalry between two superstar pacers in Lazarus N (Yannick Gingras) and McWicked (David Miller) and the contest lived up to every bit of the hype, as on Friday (Sept. 21) Lazarus N defeated a hard-charging McWicked bya neck in a... Read more
    Emperor reigns in $250,000 Final
    THE Kentucky Sires’ Stakes champions for 2018 were determined in eight $250,000 Finals The Red Mile during the weekend with Hurrikane Emperor the standout. By completing an impressive victory, Hurrikane Emperor became North America’s first sub-1:50 freshman this year when stopping the clock in 1:49.6. Winner of the New... Read more
    New Zealand Cup trip on the cards
    A TRIP across the Tasman to tackle New Zealand’s best has been tentatively booked for comeback pacer Bettermatch. Recently purchased by clients of Tim Butt’s stable, Bettermatch has been nominated for the famed New Zealand Cup in November. Stating Bettermatch will have to warrant a Shaky Isles campaign, Butt... Read more
    Purdon’s view on Operation Inca and stigma
    CHAMPION horseman Mark Purdon has spoken out in relation to New Zealand’s Operation Inca saga. While praising the industry as a whole, Purdon admits there are times when questions need to be answered and guilty parties punished, but is appalled by the manner in which administrators and participants treat... Read more
    Injury ends international trip and possibly career
    FOLLOWING a feeling in his “gut” John Meade elected to have his stable star Sparkling Success vetted, with the result just as he feared. Pulling up slightly proppy following his win at Tabcorp Park Melton during the weekend, Sparkling Success has been found to be suffering a leg injury.... Read more
    Sassy joins Millionaires’ Club
    AS WAS written seven short nights ago, Newborn Sassy is just better than her rivals right now. She proved it again last night by easily winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace while also becoming the sport’s newest millionairess. Not even an assigned eight-hole hindrance could... Read more
    Globe trotter’s final hit out before US trip
    SPARKLING SUCCESS is primed for his final Australian race before embarking on a globetrotting campaign. Due to leave the southern hemisphere next week, Sparkling Success is engaged in the Maori’s Idol Free-For-All at Tabcorp Park Melton on Saturday. The John Meade-trained gelding’s trip across the equator was made possible... Read more
    More New Zealand stables raided
    ANOTHER set of raids have taken place in New Zealand stables this morning. Following yesterday’s Police visits to numerous properties, detectives have reportedly attended three training complexes today. As the saga continues to unfold, investigators are said to have arrived at two North Canterbury and a West Melton stable... Read more
    Sassy too slick in Open Pace

    Sassy too slick in Open Pace

    September 1, 2018

    FAVOURED Newborn Sassy is just in a zone right now. She proved it again last night by handily winning Yonkers Raceway’s last-of-the-month $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Remanded outside her six rivals, Newborn Sassy was caught wide early, before Jordan Stratton eventually settled her fourth. While this... Read more
    Expanded coverage of Canadian Derby
    FOLLOWING the buzz surrounding his first North American debut, Sky Racing will broadcast Lazarus’ start in the Canadian Derby. The $600,000 feature event is set to be conducted at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Sunday morning. Sky has scheduled an uninterrupted 30-minute coverage for exclusive broadcast on Sky Racing 1,... Read more
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