Racing

Tiger Tara - as good as Terror?

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Tiger Tara won his first open class start from just his second attempt at Oamaru yesterday.

Franco Ledger feels at home

Franco Ledger

Franco Ledger and Hamish Hunter are looking forward to their annual trip to Oamaru tomorrow.

Habibti favoured for Ordeal Cup

David Butt

Habibti is listed a 2-1 favourite for tonight's Ordeal Cup trot at Addington and it could be easy money.

Winning pair off to Sydney

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Whozideawasthis, winner of his last seven starts, has been sold to Australia, along with stablemate Alta Jerome.

Terror back as bright as ever

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Three-time New Zealand Trotting Cup winner makes an encouraging return to the track after four months on the sidelines.

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

Greg Purcell

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.

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