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  • Aussie star on New Zealand Jewels trail
    WITH an invite his for the taking, Jilliby Kung Fu is being primed for a Trans Tasman campaign. Kept fresh since his sensational second in the Miracle Mile last February, the exciting son of Four Starzzz Shark is poised to head to New Zealand for the prestigious Harness Jewels.... Read more
    Returning home to buy pacers for US
    EX-PATRIOT Australian Chris Scicluna is returning to his native land this week. Among Victoria’s leading concession drivers in his youth, Scicluna moved to the United States 15 years ago, where he has forged a successful career. Training and driving winners on a regular basis for the first decade, Scicluna was... Read more
    Boom pacer to stand at stud in Victoria
    AS THE adage tells us, “every dark cloud has a silver lining!” Sadly, exciting pacer Vincent will never race again, but in a coup for breeders, the magnificent four-year-old will stand at stud next season. A lucrative deal has seen Vincent purchased by Alabar and Nevele R studs in what is... Read more
    Substantial offers for brilliant pacer
    A DECISION on the future of all-conquering pacer Lazarus is expected by the end of the coming week. The dual New Zealand Cup winner, which has earned connections more than $3.8million, is the subject of significant buyer interest. Two substantial offers have been submitted for the five-year-old, with both... Read more
    Sheriff lays down the law in Derby
    NIGEL McGrath has kept his cards pretty close to his chest for most of his career, but for as long as he’s been able to, he’s been touting Sheriff as a horse which could win the New Zealand Derby. At Addington last night his belief was realised when the... Read more
    Promising Kiwi sold to Aussie interests
    PROMISING Canterbury pacer Governors Bay has been sold and is destined to do his future racing in Australia. For now, the son of Rocknroll Hanover is heading to Southland where he will join Brett Gray’s stable. Victorian couple Merv and Meg Butterworth acquired Governors Bay from trainer Tom Bagrie... Read more
    Aussie-bred favourite in NZ Derby
    DESPITE being tasked with the widest alley, Sicario has opened as the post-draw favourite for tomorrow night’s New Zealand Pacing Derby with TAB bookmakers. The Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen-trained three-year-old is at $3.40, ahead of stablemate Anthem ($4) and Sheriff ($4), which drew the second row in the... Read more
    Youngster breaks maiden status
    IT TOOK a few months, and more drives than she would have liked, but Sarah O’Reilly is resting easy this week knowing that one of the biggest challenges in her short driving career is now behind her. After 72 attempts the quietly-spoken youngster notched her first win at Motukarara... Read more
    Oaks winner sold to American interests
    GROUP One winner Shez All Rock has been sold to American interests in what has been reported as a big-money deal. Former Kiwi horseman Chris Ryder, who is based in New Jersey, purchased the daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven from Mark Pitt’s Victorian stable. “It was a good offer... Read more
    Top squaregaiter heading to Europe
    OUTSTANDING trotter Maori Time will be given a farewell fitting of a touring rock star. In what is her last season of racing, Maori Time’s final competition will be in the prestigious Elitloppet in Sweden. Victorian trainer Brent Lilley confirmed the multiple Group One winner is booked to contest... Read more
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