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Whether having been bred in New Zealand or venturing across with their NZ based trainers to race, the likes of Phar Lap, Sunline and So You Think are just a few of the horses from across the Tasman who have been become synonymous as champion’s of Australian racing and even considered the flagship horses of their generation.
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Question marks over Sweet Leader’s well-being following surgery and a rain-affected track were answered in emphatic fashion by the colt at Te Rapa.
In his first appearance since his spring campaign was cut short, the son of O’Reilly thundered home from the tail of the field to down a competitive line-up of three-year-olds in the Gr.3 Inglis Sales Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes on Saturday.
Quality mare Mime staked her claim at Te Rapa for a trip to Queensland next month in her quest for a first victory at the highest level.
The genuine four-year-old trumped her rivals in Saturday’s Gr.2 Travis Stakes with a performance that will have gone a long way toward convincing her connections that she deserves a crack at a Group One feature in Brisbane.
Roger James is confident that Killarney can make his mark in top company over the next couple of seasons.
The Cambridge trainer has long held the four-year-old in high regard and he gained a good degree of satisfaction from the son of O’Reilly’s winning performance in the Harness Racing Waikato Premier at Te Rapa on Saturday.
Jimmy Choux found fame and fortune at Hastings during his racing days with several notable victories and in recent weeks his old home course has proved to be a successful stage for two of his talented sons.
The Rich Hill Stud-based stallion posted Group One wins in the Spring Classic and the Windsor Park Plate and the Gr.2 Hawke’s Bay Guineas during an illustrious career that saw him crowned New Zealand’s Horse of the Year in 2010-2011.
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