Keepa Tramp earns cup start

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Keepa Tramp almost certainly booked his spot in the $100,000 Winter Cup with a win at Ashburton yesterday.

Ashburton reaps the benefits

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Today's Ashburton Racing Club meeting was the major benefactor from last Sunday's abandonment at Oamaru.

JC Skipper flies Thomas flag

Colin De Filippi

If JC Skipper wins at Addington tonight, Paul Thomas will be proud as punch to fly the Thomas flag again.

Dunn does it again

Dexter Dunn

It might have been a miserable old evening at Forbury Park but Dexter Dunn will remember it for a long time.

Unable to capitalise

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Scene should have been set for Stevie Golding to take over as Greg and Nina Hope's main driver for rest of the season.

Kirkland aims for Oamaru Cup

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Invercargill trainer contesting Oamaru Cup with Coat Of Arms on Sunday, but already has an eye on Riccarton's Winter Cup.

Cropp jumps for joy

Matt Cropp

Jumps jockey's passion for industry runs deep in his blood and his previous Grand National success is inked on his body.

Colt no Forbury flop

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Ohoka trainer's three-year-old pacer Whozideawasthis has no problems with the drive south to Dunedin.

Stakes boosted by bad weather

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NZTR announces significant stake increases to compensate stakeholders for record number of abandonments.

Christmas comes early

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Classy three-year old trotter Father Christmas looks to be capable of delivering many presents to Oamaru trainer Phil Williamson.

Keast endorses HRNZ remit

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Suspended harness trainer applauds move to lift allowable level of bicarbonate in racehorses, but also has a warning.

Crown walkovers forecast

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Just one of the four NZ heats of the Breeders Crown series will be contested with the other three to be walkovers.

Johnson back in saddle

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson will ride his first South Island meeting back from suspension at South Canterbury Racing Club's meeting.

Burning finish is on the cards

Mike McCann

Mike McCann trained 7-year-old has gained a reputation as a devastating finisher.

Canty's Ottley on a mission

Sam Ottley

The 23-year-old is aiming to become the first female to win the junior drivers' premiership since 2005.

Five-win haul for redhot Dexter

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A few short months ago Fifth Edition was getting shopped around to potential Australian buyers, but Cran Dalgety is thanking his lucky stars there were no takers.

Fifth Edition survives challenge

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Cran Dalgety and Dexter Dunn achieved a Blenheim double yesterday when Fifth Edition just held on to win the Marlborough Winter Cup.

CJC criticised for watering track

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The Canterbury Jockey Club are under-fire for what trainers have described as a ''dumb decision''.

Addington focus for Bubbles

Boom 3-year-old Major Bubbles will not back up in tomorrow's Marlborough Harness Racing Club Winter Cup.

Pitman to open satellite stable

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Christchurch trainer Michael Pitman is establishing a satellite stable at Trentham.

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