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Dundeel retired to stud

Star New Zealand galloper Dundeel is retiring to stud after his owners ruled out a trip to England.

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Silent Achiever in action (photosport)

Shuker looks to finally beat Silent Achiever

Five failures at beating top mare Silent Achiever aren't stopping Peter and Dawn Williams from sending Shuka out to try a sixth time.

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Legendary Australian jockey Malcolm Johnston provided some of the pre-race humour

Melbourne Cup contenders gallop into Akl video

The Aussies are coming here for our richest staying Test – the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup.

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Fashion in the Field head judge Chloe Moo (File)

Derby Day brings the crowds video

Up to 10,000 people packed out Ellerslie Racecourse for Derby Day but they weren't all there to watch the gallops.

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The Mecrcedes Derby rider's trophy (Photosport)

Weregoingtogetcha team hope to take Ellerslie video

The country's best three-year-old gallopers will contest Saturday's New Zealand Derby at Ellerslie.

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Auckland Cup Week is a big event for the racing industry (file)

Jockeys prepare for Cup Week video

Auckland Cup Week kicks off on Saturday with the running of the $750,000 New Zealand Derby.

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Tax confusion holds back horse sales

Te Akau Racing boss David Ellis, the biggest spender at Karaka, says the tax department must take some blame for falling bloodstock sales.

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Simms Davison

Davison readies future equestrian champs

Simms Davison is the third-generation stud master of Mapperley Stud, who recently took over from his father.

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There are more than 1000 horses on sale (file)

Good year tipped for yearling sales video

The national yearling sales get underway today in Karaka.

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Danelle Kaukau with Terry Serepisos at the Boxing Day Racing, Ellerslie (Photosport)

Thousands pack out Ellerslie Racing Club video

Those who felt like they hadn't indulged enough on Christmas Day spent today drinking and gambling at the Boxing Day races.

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