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CS: Big hand in 2012 NZ Oaks

Saturday’s $300,000 Wellfield New Zealand Oaks-Gr.1 (2400m) at Trentham Gardens has drawn together a field of 17 runners and the influence of ...

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Sir Patrick Hogan chases first Oaks victory

Sir Patrick Hogan has never won a New Zealand Oaks as an owner, but will look to change that when his famous green colours will be carried by the ...

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Zabisco now with Moroney at Flemington

The promising and super-consistent Zabeel four-year-old Zabisco is now trained by Mike Moroney from his Flemington base & will make his ...

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New Group One performer for Zabeel

 Six O’Clock News became the latest addition to Zabeel’s long list of Group One performers when running third in yesterday’s ...

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Keeper joint leader for winners in HK

Keeper is Hong Kong’s joint leader (with Encosta de Lago) in the General Sires by Winners for the current season according to figures provided ...

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Zabeel tops $2m mark on Broodmare Sire Premiership

Zabeel looks to have put the New Zealand Broodmare Sire Premiership in safe keeping after last Saturday’s NZ Derby-Gr.1 and Lowland Stakes-Gr.3 ...

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Ritchie keeps options open with class Zabeel filly

 Shaune Ritchie is keeping his options open as he searches for a suitable race day option for the talented Dick Karreman-owned Zabeel filly ...

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The Fastnet Rock/Stravinsky cross

 Mosheen (Fastnet Rock ex Sumehra, by Stravinsky) steps out on Saturday at Flemington and will be looking to add the A$750,000 Australian ...

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Lucky Unicorn has runners in Gr.1 & Gr.3 features

 Members of Lucky Unicorn’s first crop will contest the Telecom New Zealand Derby-Gr.1 and Lowland Stakes-Gr.3, respectively, this ...

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OReilly over Zabeel mares, the facts

 If ever you need to have at your fingertips all-important thoroughbred-related statistics, Arion Pedigrees ( will always have the ...

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Zabeelionaire set to resume

 Zabeelionaire, good enough to run fourth in the Victoria Derby-Gr.1 during the spring, makes a welcome return to racing tomorrow on Blue Diamond ...

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Riddell to ride Capital Diamond at Hastings

Capital Diamond with Jonathan Riddell up - photo by Jenny Kain According to a report in today’s ANZ Bloodstock News, Jonathan Riddell will not ...

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Keeper in top six

Cambridge Stud’s Danehill sire-son, Keeper is amongst the top six New Zealand stallions for individual winners in the current season. Keeper ...

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Gr.2 Avondale winners both from Zabeel mares

 The respective winners of yesterday’s Avondale Gold Cup and Avondale Guineas are both from Zabeel mares. Single Minded (Bachelor Duke ex ...

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Talented Zabeel 5YO resumes

 The Chris Waller-trained Brayroan (Zabeel ex Compulsion, by Danehill) looked an emerging talent at four years last season winning five of his nine ...

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Lucky Unicorn filly third in elite 3YO Series

Capital Diamond, a filly from the first crop of Cambridge Stud’s young stallion Lucky Unicorn, is a genuine contender for the coveted title of ...

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Zabeel: Lengths clear in Broodmare Sire Premierships

Super Sire Zabeel is maintaining a clear lead in both the Australian and New Zealand Broodmare Sire Premierships. Latest figures supplied by Arion ...

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Karaka Moment: Sale of the Better Alternative filly

One of numerous daughters of Zabeel to sell well at the NZB Karaka Premier Sale was Cambridge Stud’s filly from Better Alternative (Flying ...

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Karaka Moment: Another Planet Rock?

A stunning individual coupled with a proven cross were no doubt some of the reasons behind Ger Beemsterboer of the Netherlands stretching to $600,000 ...

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A touch of Zabeel about leading trio in NZB Series

 New Zealand Bloodstock’s 3YO Filly of the Year series has two races to run and the leading three on the points table all have Cambridge ...

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