Racing

Easter Cup stuggles for numbers

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The future of one of New Zealand's time-honoured two mile events will become doubtful if it continues to struggle to gain numbers.

Anderton pair head strong Riverton Cup

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Steve Anderton will hold two of the stronger hands in chase Saturday's $60,000 Riverton Cup with his two smart gallopers, The Glitzy One and The Solitaire.

Natuzzi wins in Melbourne

 Jockey Chris Johnson riding Natuzzi

Wingatui trainer Paul Richards had his most valuable training win when Natuzzi triumphed in the $A100,000 Pink Ribbon Cup at Caulfield last weekend.

Akaroa meeting rescheduled

Sunday's abandoned Akaroa Trotting Club meeting at Motukarara will now be held next week.

A dollar a day syndicate

Punters flocking to trainer Michael Pitman

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Michael Pitman is a trainer determined to prove you don't have to be well off to enjoy racing.

Aussie buyers crack the whip

Strong Australian interest looks set to bolster this year's Sale of the Stars which rolls into Christchurch for two days of selling, despite a strong Kiwi dollar.

Nashville camp opts for new rider

Defending champion Nashville will have a change of rider in the $200,000 Group I Haunui Farm Classic (1600m) at Otaki on Saturday.

Pressure time for Terror To Love

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The enormity of the task tomorrow night hasn't been lost on West Melton trainers, Graham and Paul Court when they chuck a sulky on stable stars at Addington.

El Doute ready for dress rehearsal

New Zealand Derby hope El Doute is on target for his final lead-up race in the Avondale Guineas at Ellerslie on Saturday.

Return To Sender on track for Winton

North Canterbury three-year-old Return To Sender will back up at Winton on Friday after winning in track record time at Wyndham on Sunday.

Anthony Butt feels the love

Anthony Butt had good news from both sides of the Tasman yesterday.

Battle weary galloper pulls off coup

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In his 95th career start, Michael Pitman-trained runner shows energy of an early two-year-old at Timaru Stakes.

Terror makes winning return

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Glamour pacer Terror To Love made a successful return to racing in last night's $50,000 Northern Southland Cup at Ascot Park.

North and South for Pitman

Don't try and get a hold of the Pitman's this weekend, they're not home.

Trainer rates his charge a major player

Jamie Gameson refuses to admit his star pacer Here We Go Again is running for second money when she tackles champion mare, Adore Me, at Addington tonight.

Border Control goes green

A country grass track cup might not seem the most likely of lead-ups for a rich four-year-old feature. But for brilliant pacer Border Control it's exactly what the doctor ordered.

Talented mares chase Cup glory

The ladies will be looking to get one up on their male counterparts in today's $50,000 Timaru Cup.

NZ Cup provided season highlight

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It might have started with a little terror, but the New Zealand Trotting Cup of 2013 soon turned to nothing but love on the second Tuesday of November.

Arden Rooney looks a star

Welcome to the big time, Arden Rooney.

Curtin the toast of the Coast again

On a day where his late father was remembered for his life-long involvement with West Coast racing, Jimmy Curtin stole the show at Westport and claimed the day's feature, the Westport Cup with his pacer Maximan.

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