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NZ Briefs for 20th November 2020

Miss Federer retired; True Enough heads to spelling paddock; Ballarat Cup tilt for Irish Flame;

Tiley trio chase stakes success

Nigel Tiley will take aim at three separate feature-race targets on his home track on Saturday.

Media Sensation primed for Breeders’ Stakes

South Auckland trainers Peter and Dawn Williams are looking forward to heading to Pukekohe on Saturday where Media Sensation will make her raceday resumption in the Gr.2 Dunstan Feeds Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m).

Winning Tauranga treble for revitalised Colgan

Six months after undergoing surgery to correct a painful issue with his neck, jockey Vinnie Colgan is back and firing on all cylinders.

Te Akau celebrating Super Saturday

With their usual impeccable timing, the Te Akau Racing team roared into life on the last day of New Zealand Cup Week, winning five races including two of the feature events at Riccarton.

Concert Hall caps superb week for Cambridge pair

The Roger James and Robert Wellwood stable capped off a superb week when classy mare Concert Hall captured the Gr.2 Gartshore Tauranga Stakes (1600m) at Tauranga on Saturday.

Vale Wally O’Hearn

Popular racing journalist Wally O’Hearn has died, aged, 61, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Zed mare ready to shine in New Zealand Cup

Improving staying mare Robusto will be the sole runner for the in-form Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman team at Riccarton this weekend, when she contests the Gr.3 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup (3200m).

Three-pronged Awapuni assault for McKay

Matamata trainer Peter McKay will take three horses south to Awapuni’s meeting on Friday, including Group One winner The Mitigator.

Gone West going places

Cambridge trainers Emma-Lee and David Browne have a nice stayer on their hands, with Gone West calling on his stamina reserves under a well-timed Opie Bosson ride when winning the Blue Bubble Taxis 2100 at Ellerslie on Tuesday.

Tiley pair dominate Karaka Classic market

South Auckland trainer Nigel Tiley has no reason to feel that TAB oddsetters have got their market wrong for Saturday's Listed Haunui Farm Karaka Classic (1600m) at Pukekohe.

Inside draw a boost for The Chosen One

The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained The Chosen One has snuck into the Gr.1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) for the second year in a row.

NZ Briefs for 15th October 2020

Go Racing double up at Tauranga; A stable shift for promising jumper; Rain hits Hastings; Tough win for Ted; Setback for 1000 Guineas favourite