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Beauden gearing up for Melbourne Campaign

Class Waikato galloper Beauden is being set some lofty Melbourne targets this spring.

Johnson hits season goal with Te Rapa double

Danielle Johnson is only just starting to allow herself the luxury of enjoying the feeling of satisfaction that comes with taking out her first national jockeys’ premiership.

Royally bred filly makes belated debut a winning one

Debutante It Might Be You looked to have a bright future ahead of her as she easily won a maiden 1200m event at Te Rapa on Saturday.

Apprentice comes up aces at Te Rapa

Rookie apprentice Ace Lawson-Carroll completed his first winning ride in fine style when he guided handy winter sprinter Crystallize to a comfortable victory at Te Rapa on Saturday.

Bonus draws Quiz Kid south

A lucrative bonus has enticed the connections of Quiz Kid to send the in-form galloper down south early ahead of the Gr.3 Winning Edge Presentations 124th Winter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton in a fortnight.

Youngster digging for Te Rapa treasure

Matamata trainers Lance O'Sullivan and Andrew Scott are in no hurry with promising Trust In A Gust two-year-old Treasure State but that's not to say the youngster won't be making haste at Te Rapa on Saturday.

Gibbs in search of more home track success

Ruakaka trainer Chris Gibbs could have as many as seven runners at his home track meeting on Saturday, with a decision as to whether handy two-year-old Burgundy Dancer will contest the Whangarei ITM (1200m) to be left to the day.

Nickalls chipper ahead of Wellington Steeplechase

Rangiotu trainer Stephen Nickalls is looking forward to Trentham on Saturday where he will have a two-pronged attack in the Grant Plumbing Wellington Steeplechase (5500m).

Chipperfield turns back clock at Te Aroha

It’s been a little while between drinks, but Clayton Chipperfield was back in the winner’s stall as a rider at Te Aroha on Sunday aboard Locally Sauced in the Yelavich Transport LTD 2200.

Sharrock has a stakes mission in mind for impressive two-year-old winner

Unbeaten two-year-old filly Catsacharmer booked herself a place in the Listed Courtesy Ford Ryder Stakes (1200m) at Otaki in three weeks after she lifted herself off the canvas to claim victory at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Parkes excited for raceday return

Star Central Districts jockey Johnathan Parkes is happy to be back.

Banker presents itself early at Te Rapa

Plenty of punters will be looking to race one at Te Rapa on Saturday for their banker of the day.

Bell in search of further Te Rapa success

Cambridge trainer John Bell will have a strong hand when he ventures to Te Rapa on Saturday, including a pair of last start winners on the Hamilton track that are looking to replicate that feat.