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16 JAN 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Continuing the northern hemisphere trend, strong international demand for the first yearlings by Invincible Spirit’s triple Gr.1 winning son Charm Spirit was confirmed at the Magic Millions Gold Co...

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08 JAN 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Race-caller Tony Lee succinctly summed up the performance of Listed Gallagher Marton Cup (2100m) winner Seraphim (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) when he exclaimed “she just keeps on raising the bar” shortly ...

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21 JAN 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Lot 355 in Book 1 at Karaka next week is sure to attract considerable interest following the impressive winning performance at Trentham yesterday of her half-brother, ‘boom’ three-year-old Jasd. Ja...

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22 JAN 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Rising star Pingwu Spark (Mastercraftsman) took his prizemoney earnings past NZ$1 million at Sha Tin yesterday when becoming the first horse in Hong Kong to win five races this season. The heaviest...

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05 FEB 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Group One sire Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) produced his twenty-first stakes winner at the weekend when promising stayer Pendleton delivered an impressive performance to land the Dunedin Gold Cup over ...

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10 FEB 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Explosive pace earned Shamexpress Group One sprinting honours in Australia and shades of that were on show at Riccarton on Saturday when the Windsor Park Stud resident sired his first winner from h...

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11 MAR 2018 | BY RACING NEWS

Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman are likely to be scouring Australian racing programmes for Saint Emilion following the grand front-runner’s success at Ellerslie. The Cambridge trainers will be seri...

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12 MAR 2018 | BY RACE NEWS

The first of the farm's stallions to get the ball rolling was Falkirk when his brilliant son Amazing Kids captured the night's premier event, the $2,500,000 Singapore Turf Club Trophy over 1200m. T...

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12 MAR 2018 | BY HKJC

Jockey Brett Prebble put himself into rare company when he became just the third rider in Hong Kong history to reach 800 winners after taking Sunday’s feature at Sha Tin, the Class 1 Singapore Turf...

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26 MAR 2018 |

Jockey Damian Lane has rebounded straight away to win the Manion Cup at Rosehill on Master Of Arts after being dislodged at the start of the previous race. Lane steered the Darren Weir-trained Mast...

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26 MAR 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Matamata trainer Danica Guy believes her promising three-year-old Sunburst has a bright future ahead of her after she delivered in style on her home track on Saturday. The Mastercraftsman filly had...

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06 APR 2018 |

Speedy southern two-year-old Xpressmymind will be on trial next time out for a stakes assignment. The filly will step out on her home track at Riccarton on April 21 and another bold showing could s...

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13 APR 2018 | BY THE INFORMANT NZ

A new partnership made the perfect start at Rotorua today. The early celebration was prompted by Van Irving’s debut victory in the hands of Danielle Johnson in the Motion Entertainment 2YO. “It was...

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13 APR 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

The Brisbane winter carnival is on the cards for talented three-year-old filly Prom Queen, but she will need to perform well in her next two New Zealand starts to book her ticket. Her first assignm...

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13 APR 2018 |

Four of this Saturday’s Gr.1 Australian Oaks fillies are by former Windsor Park sire MASTERCRAFTSMAN. Last weekend’s Gr.3 Adrian Knox Stakes winner; Luvaluva was chased home by Chilly Cha Cha who f...

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27 APR 2018 | BY BREEDNET

Victorian trainer Colin Little's bargain purchase of Vassilator (NZ) (Zacinto) at the 2017 Select Sale at Karaka was richly rewarded on Wednesday when the colt won the A$120,000 Listed Anzac Day St...

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29 APR 2018 | BY MARK SMITH, BREEDNET

Windsor Park owned and bred Kingsguard (Rip Van Winkle) gave Hawkes Racing a stakes double at Hawkesbury on Saturday when he edged passed Ecuador to land his first stakes success in the $200,000 Gr...

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29 APR 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Former New Zealand galloper Kingsguard delivered on his undoubted promise for his patient connections when he raced away with the Gr.3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) on Saturday. Co-bred and raced by ...

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30 APR 2018 | BY BRIAN DE LORE

Windsor Park Stud boss Rodney Schick says now’s the time for breeders to reenter the market and John Messara is the medicine needed for a resurgence of the racing and breeding industries.  “Messara...

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04 MAY 2018 | BY LUKE SHEEHAN

Click to watch the DECRON DUNROE 2018 WINNER in action!!

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04 MAY 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Photo: Darryl Sherer A pair of former New Zealand-trained gallopers fought out one of the most stirring finishes from the first two days of the Warrnambool carnival when The Dominator prevailed nar...

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09 MAY 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

The well-related Cyber Attack showed the benefit of a spell when he made the perfect return at Te Awamutu. Put aside after two summer outings, the Shamexpress two-year-old resumed in fine style in ...

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Express moving fast 14 MAY 2018 | BY RACENEWS

The momentum is all one direction – upwards - for exciting young stallion ShamExpress (O’Reilly). The Gr.1 winning Australian sprinter sired his second winner for the week on Saturday when London E...

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14 MAY 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Jockey Hayley Turner gained her biggest victory since coming out of retirement with a power-packed ride on Ripp Orf (Rip Van Winkle) to win the time honored £105,000 Victoria Cup at Ascot. The form...

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15 MAY 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Windsor Park's promising freshman shuttle sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) is on the board with his first winner after two-year-old filly Diviner bolted in at Wolverhampton in the UK overnight...

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16 MAY 2018 |

Windsor Park are proud to sponsor Off The Track and their feature on Kaipaki boy James McDonald on his return to the saddle.  Click on the image below to watch James's interview. Image courtesy of...

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17 MAY 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Only three days since siring his initial first-crop 2YO winner, Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) has struck again with his son Charming Kid scoring impressively on debut at the York Dante Festival ...

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19 MAY 2018 | BY BREEDNET.COM

Windsor Park shuttler Charm Spirit (IRE) is wasting no time in kick starting his stud career, posting his third Northern Hemisphere winner overnight with a debut victory at Newbury for two year-old...

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21 MAY 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Kenny Rae’s Queensland fortunes have turned around after a rocky start to the carnival. The Ruakaka horseman’s spirits were significantly boosted on Saturday at Doomben, where his multiple stakes-w...

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24 MAY 2018 |

Youngster makes own luck at Hastings  Smart colt Qiji Express turned his fortunes around at Hawke’s Bay with a commanding front-running performance to open his account. The son of Shamexpress worke...

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26 MAY 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Windsor Park Stud stallion Shamexpress is on a roll, with two-year-old filly Embrace Me becoming the fifth winner from the stallion’s first crop when dominating her rivals over 1115m at Werribee on...

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27 MAY 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer) filly Alpha Centauri looked a star on the rise following her success in yesterday’s Gr.1 Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh. The three-year-old filly came from mid ...

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27 MAY 2018 | BY RACENEWS

The prize money on offer for young stayers was the catalyst for Byerley Park trainer Paul Richards to take Mazzuro (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) to Victoria. The trip paid dividends at Sandown on Saturday ...

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27 MAY 2018 | BY RACENEWS

The hot run of form by champion racehorse Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) continued in France overnight where his son Almorox was successful in the Listed Grand Prix De Bordeaux. Almorox proved too strong...

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27 MAY 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Bastia (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) has provided trainer Kris Lees with some consolation after promising colt Graff (Star Witness) was a late scratching from the Gr.2 Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m) at Doom...

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28 MAY 2018 | BY RACENEWS

A quartet of weekend winners, including black-type success, continued a great season for young international sire Rip Van Winkle (Galileo). An impressive Melbourne/Sydney double on Saturday by Rip ...

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28 MAY 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Apart from back-to-back Horse Of The Year Mongolian Khan, no racehorse in history has ever won both the three-year-old Gr.1 Australian and Gr.1 New Zealand Derby classics together with the Gr.1 Cau...

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03 JUN 2018 | BY THEINFORMANT

In a blockbuster result for Shamexpress, London Express finished over the top of Qiji Express to win the Listed John Turkington Forestry Castletown Stakes at Wanganui this afternoon. The young Wind...

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05 JUN 2018 | BY RACENEWS

In a blockbuster result at the weekend, leading freshman sire ShamExpress produced a superb black-type quinella with London Express defeating Qiji Express in the Listed Castletown Stakes. "For him ...

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16 JUN 2018 | BY RACENEWS

A good week for Charm Spirit just got better with Invincible Spirit’s triple Gr.1 winning son siring his fourth individual first-crop 2YO winner at Sandown Park in England. Following on from Charm ...

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18 JUN 2018 | BY TARA MADGWICK, BREEDNET

Windsor Park shuttler Charm Spirit (IRE) added another winner to his tally with a Sandown success overnight in the UK for two year-old colt Oberyn Martell. Having his second start, Oberyn Martell s...

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19 JUN 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Multiple stakes-winning filly Prom Queen is raring to go for Saturday’s Singapore Airlines QTIS three-year-old Plate (1350m) at Doomben according to co-trainer Kenny Rae. It will be the third and f...

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24 JUN 2018 | BY RACENEWS

A great season keeps on rolling for Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) whose smart open class daughter Sleeping Beauty looked another black type winner in waiting for her sire when scoring an easy win in the...

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25 JUN 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

New Zealand-bred Group One prospect Vassilator is back in work at Caulfield with trainer Colin Little. The son of Zacinto won the Listed Anzac Stakes and an A$100,000 race in May, both at Flemingto...

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26 JUN 2018 | BY BREEDNET.COM.AU

Ben Ropiha's aim of sending 2YO Ripnroll (Rip Van Winkle) to the paddock as a winner was fulfilled at Te Aroha. The Cambridge trainer's plan was perfectly executed on Sunday when the promising youn...

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Windsor Park shuttler Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) sired a winning double in the UK overnight with Oberyn Martell scoring his second victory from just three starts, while Forseti opened his acc...

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28 JUN 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Windsor Park Stud shuttle stallion Charm Spirit is off to a good start at stud, siring his fifth individual juvenile winner at Salisbury on Wednesday. Two-year-old colt Foresti won the Whitsbury Ma...

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01 JUL 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Good things come to those who wait and that certainly played true on the weekend when promising four-year-old Fogarty Fegen (Falkirk) made his way back to the winner’s enclosure at Hastings. Unsigh...

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02 JUL 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Freshman sires ShamExpress (O’Reilly) and Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) who both stand at Windsor Park Stud continue to make a deep impression with an ever-increasing list of first-crop winners....

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03 JUL 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Windsor Park’s Leading Freshman Sire ShamExpress (O’Reilly) got on the board in Singapore on Sunday evening when his juvenile son Mr Hooper (2 g ex Kate’s Talent by Montjeu) showed great fighting q...

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03 JUL 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Windsor Park shuttler Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) sired three new winners last week, taking his overall tally of first crop victors in Europe to seven. The first of the week was Forseti (2 c e...

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06 JUL 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) sired his eighth European first crop 2YO winner and first in Ireland, when Bailly won the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden impressively overnight. Bailly - Charm S...

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07 JUL 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK.

Tony Pike is keeping his stakes options open with Cyber Attack (ShamExpress). The Cambridge trainer will monitor the youngster’s progress and the weather before he decides which challenge he sets t...

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08 JUL 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) sired his ninth European first crop 2YO winner and second in Ireland, when Chicago May provided her hot young sire with another impressive debutante winner overnigh...

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15 JUL 2018 | BY PETER SCARGILL, RACING POST

Windsor Park's former shuttle sire Mastercraftsman's daughter Alpha Centauri sent chills down the spines of those watching as she produced a dazzling performance in the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes at N...

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19 JUL 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Fulminate, a Juddmonte Farm-bred and owned Charm Spirit filly made an ultra-impressive winning debut at Fairyhouse in Ireland overnight to become her hot young sire’s 10th individual winner for the...

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23 JUL 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Rip Van Winkle’s daughter Naantali has shown she’s not just a wet-track performer breaking through for her maiden city win on firm ground at Flemington. The Ciaron Maher-trained three-year-old had ...

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28 JUL 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) filly Bailly continued on her winning way in the Magners Irish Cider 2YO Race at Down Royal in Ireland overnight. Highly regarded by her connections, Bailly has now...

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31 JUL 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

New Plymouth filly London Express will be out to start the new season the way she ended her 2017-18 campaign. The daughter of Shamexpress took her record to two wins and two placings from four star...

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05 AUG 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Though giving away raceday experience to his rivals, highly regarded Shamexpress 3YO Tiny Terror displayed a good level of professionalism when overcoming an interrupted passage to gain the decisio...

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05 AUG 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Exciting Melbourne racemare Naantali (Rip Van Winkle) underlined her progression towards higher honours for the new training partnership of Ciaron Maher and David Eustace when scoring impressively ...

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07 AUG 2018 | BY TARA MADGWICK

Exciting young Windsor Park shuttler Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) added a 12th winner to this tally in the UK overnight with a resounding victory at Windsor for Lively Lydia. Trained by Eve Joh...

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14 AUG 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Mastercraftsman’s outstanding daughter Alpha Centauri has won a fourth consecutive Group One race, claiming an impressive victory in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville. The Jessica Harrington-...

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14 AUG 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

The Gay Robinson-trained Finbarr justified some inspired support when he produced a brave effort to take out the Millennium Hotels & Resorts Premier Open (1400m) at Riccarton. Backed into race-...

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7 AUG 2018 | BY NZTR

Tonight’s recipient of the NZTR award for outstanding contribution to racing began with a dream and became a master of his craft. This outstanding horseman took over his first studfarm at the age o...

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29 AUG 2018 | BY RACENEWS

The first of the new seasons 2YO trials were conducted at Te Teko yesterday with a colt from Charm Spirit’s (Invincible Spirit) first southern hemisphere crop leading his trial field home for Cambr...

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02 SEP 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Exciting four-year-old Te Akau Shark (Rip Van Winkle) put his future spring rivals on notice with a stunning return to the racetrack at Hastings yesterday. The showy chestnut had been off the scene...

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03 SEP 2018 |

Review of Racing Industry Racing Minister Rt Hon Winston Peters released the ‘Review of the New Zealand Racing Industry’ by Australian expert John Messara at a public meeting in Hamilton this eveni...

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06 SEP 2018 | BY QUEENSLAND RACING

Renown trainer Brian Smith picked up the expenses for an Hawaiian holiday when Belle Roc made it back-to-back wins at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.  Belle Roc, having only her fourth start, power...

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06 SEP 2018 | BY BREEDNET.COM

The first black-type prize of the Hastings Spring Carnival is heading back to Cambridge after the Tony Pike trained Cyber Attack (ShamExpress) claimed the Listed Sir Colin Meads Trophy (1200m) on S...

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06 SEP 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Darren Weir has trained more than 3500 winners but landed a career-first when Mrs Gardenia and Bellaria dead-heated at Caulfield on Saturday. The Weir-trained pair shared the spoils in Saturday's H...

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07 SEP 2018 | BY RACENEWS

An incredible week of success continued for hot young Windsor Park Stud shuttler Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) when he sired his first stakes-winner overnight in England with progressive filly Y...

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08 SEP 2018 | BY ANZ NEWS

Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) continued his rich vein of form yesterday, after the John McConnell-trained Rockview Spirit (2 f ex Deraaya by Mujahid) ran out a brave winner of the Irish Stallion...

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19 SEP 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Windsor Park-bred speed machine Prom Queen was back doing what she does best when she scorched her rivals over 1200m at Ruakaka on the weekend. The Ken Rae and Krystal Williams-Tuhoro trained mare ...

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24 SEP 2018 | BY NZTM

The old saying that ‘form is temporary but class is permanent’ couldn’t have rung truer after Windsor Park-bred Debt Collector (Thorn Park) came from nowhere to land the $1 million Gr.1 Raffles Cup...

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28 SEP 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) colt Kick On looked an exciting prospect for the future when scoring a smooth victory at Newmarket yesterday in a strong renewal of the Bonhams 2YO Stakes over 1600...

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02 OCT 2018 | BY RACENEWS

The stocks of hot young first season sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) continued on an upward trajectory when Epistrophy became her sires 19th individual winner for the season at Chantilly in P...

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04 OCT 2018 | BY RACENEWS

The stocks of hot young first season sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) continued on an upward trajectory when True Hero became her sires 20th individual 2YO winner for the season in England yes...

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08 OCT 2018 | BY RICHARD EDMUNDS, THE INFORMANT

After a breath-taking performance on the opening day five weeks ago, Rip Van Winkle’s son Te Akau Shark returned to Hastings Saturday and book-ended the Hawke’s Bay carnival with something even bet...

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09 OCT 2018 |

Utzon is one filly who won't be missed when she makes her racetrack debut and after winning a Cranbourne trial impressively on Monday morning, she's already set tongues wagging. The white two-year-...

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12 OCT 2018 | BY BREEDNET.COM.AU

In a week where the Opera House has been the centre of much hysteria and controversy, the timing couldn't be better for a good opera house story – one about The Opera House, the horse, and her whit...

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12 OCT 2018 | BY ANZ BLOODSTOCKNEWS

British trainer Roger Varian struck the winning bid of 850,000gns for the three-parts brother to Windsor Park’s Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) during the third session of Book 1 of the Tattersalls Octobe...

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16 OCT 2018 | BY BREEDNET.COM.AU

A 2YO son of Shamexpress topped today's Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale when selling to Waterford Bloodstock for $320,000. Krit Chittaseni teamed up with Waterford Bloodstock to sec...

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22 OCT 2018 | BY MICHAEL LEE, SINGAPORE TURF CLUB

Champion Windsor Park-bred galloper and Horse Of The Year Debt Collector (Thorn Park) left no doubt in anybody’s mind who is currently the middle-distance kingpin in Singapore after he raced away t...

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24 OCT 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Leading young sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) enjoyed further success at the weekend in Europe when taking his tally of first-crop individual 2YO winners to 23, placing him just two behind di...

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14 NOV 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Te Akau Shark maintained his status as New Zealand’s most exciting galloper, producing a stunning finishing burst to land the Gr.2 Coupland's Bakeries Mile (1600m) at Riccarton on Wednesday.  Settl...

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18 NOV 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Just twelve months ago rider Sam Spratt was the toast of Riccarton after securing her first New Zealand Cup (3200m) with a daring front-running ride on outsider Gobstopper. Fast forward to the 2018...

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Triple Group One winner Turn Me Loose, one of Australasia’s fastest and toughest milers, has been secured by Windsor Park Stud to stand at their Cambridge-based nursery this spring. Windsor Park ...

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Street Cry's imposing son Rageese, owned in partnership with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, finished second in the Gr.1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes at Randwick as a 2YO to Pride Of Dubai (...

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12 MAY 2017 | BY WINDSOR PARK STUD

Following last weeks announcement that champion galloper Turn Me Loose will join Windsor Park Stud's 2017 roster, the stud has confirmed their Group One performed Australian entires Vanbrugh and Ra...

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08 MAY 2017 | BY WINDSOR PARK STUD

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11 MAY 2017 | BY WINDSOR PARK STUD

Triple Group One winner Turn Me Loose, one of Australasia’s fastest and toughest milers, has been secured by Windsor Park Stud to stand at their Cambridge-based nursery this spring. Windsor Park st...

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29 JUN 2017 | BY JOHN RICHARDSON, THE INFORMANT

The phrase “timing is everything” is a truism not only in life in general, but also in all sports, and none more so than in the breeding game. There is not a shadow of doubt that Windsor Park Stud ...

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A debut winning 2YO at Randwick Vanbrugh completed a hatrick of wins early in his 3YO season including the Gr.3 Gloaming Stakes prior to a dominant victory in the Gr.1 Spring Champion Stakes. Thi...

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22 MAY 2017 | BY WINDSOR PARK STUD

The Chris Waller-trained Vanbrugh has been retired from racing after being scratched from his raceday finale in Saturday’s Group One Doomben Cup due to the prevailing heavy track conditions. The Gr...

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History making Champion to stand at Windsor Park Mongolian Khan, the first horse in history to win ATC Australian Derby, New Zealand Derby and Caulfield Cup has been secured by Windsor Park Stud an...

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13 JUN 2016 | BY RACINGANDSPORTS.COM.AU

Mongolian Khan’s first book of mares will include a number of Australian-sourced consorts. The four-year-old will stand at Windsor Park Stud in 2016 in a partnership comprising the Cambridge farm a...

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08 AUG 2016 | BY NZTM

A further accolade has been bestowed on Mongolian Khan (Holy Roman Emperor) as the multiple Group One winner prepares for the second stage of his career. Now resident at Windsor Park Stud in Cambri...

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11 OCT 2016 | BY RACENEWS

No more appropriate mating could have transpired in the week of this year’s Caulfield Cup than that of dual Horse Of The Year and last year’s Caulfield Cup hero Mongolian Khan with champion racemar...

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14 AUG 2017 | BY RACENEWS

The first foal sired by twice Horse Of The Year Mongolian Khan (Holy Roman Emperor), arrived on schedule Saturday evening at Windsor Park Stud, where the champion galloper stands at stud. The attra...

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Major coup for the New Zealand breeding industry

The winner of three successive Gr.1 races at his last three starts including the Ascot Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, Charm Spirit, highest earning son of boom sire Invincible Spirit, has been secured ...

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Rodney & Nelson Schick inspecting ShamExpress

Brilliant Australian sprinter ShamExpress, the fastest son of outstanding sire O’Reilly, has been secured for a syndicate headed by Windsor Park Stud and will commence stud duties at the renowned...

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Windsor Park Stud are delighted to announce that in association with Coolmore Stud Ireland, they will stand world champion miler Rip Van Winkle for the 2011 southern hemisphere breeding season. Rip...

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20 MAR 2019 | BY RACING.COM | ANDREW EDDY

Melbourne's final Group 1 of the season will feature a trio of three-year-olds up against the older sprinters in Friday night's William Reid Stakes after the connections of in-form filly Embrace Me...

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24 FEB 2019 | BY THE INFORMANT | RICHARD EDMUNDS

A long-range plan came to fruition when Aretha (Charm Spirit) returned from the sidelines for a $15 upset victory in Saturday’s Gr. 2 J Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders’ Stakes. Bred and raced by...

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01 APR 2019 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Kingsguard made a successful return to his homeland with a gritty victory over 1200m at Ellerslie on Saturday. The Rip Van Winkle six-year-old commenced his career in New Zealand under the name His...

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10 APR | BY RACENEWS

Highly talented racemare Naantali (Rip Van Winkle) confirmed her excellent recent race form in Group company when securing an important black type success in the Listed MRC Anniversary Vase in Melb...

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3 APR 2019 | BRIAN MILLER, THE NEWPAPER

What we saw on Sunday at Kranji was an assassin at work. Cool, calm, cunning and deadly. That was Debt Collector (Thorn Park), the Windsor Park-bred champion who claimed the Gr.2 S$500,000 Chairman...

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08 APR | MICHAEL LEE, SINGAPORE TURF CLUB

Champion Windsor Park-bred galloper Debt Collector (Thorn Park) was equal to the task in the S$500,000 Group 2 Chairman’s Trophy (1600m) at Kranji on Sunday but did not fail in his reputation for s...

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17 APRIL 2019 | RACENEWS

Leading first season sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) has struck early in the new European flat season with a stakes-winning 3YO this week at the prestigious Craven Stakes meeting at Newmarket...

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23 APR 2019

Locally trained mare Lil Miss Swiss (Rip Van Winkle) added an all-important black-type victory to her resume when storming home to defeat hot favourite Orepuki Lad (Raise The Flag) in the shadows o...

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26th APRIL 2019

Ruakaka galloper Diva Express (ShamExpress) proved too swift for her two-year-old rivals when she took out the NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race (1200m) at Avondale on Thursday. Prepared by Ken Rae a...

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28th APRIL 2019, NZ RACING DESK

Trainer Tony Pike unleashed another eye-catching youngster from his Cambridge-based team when two-year-old filly Subpoena (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) delivered a winning performance on debut at Te Rapa o...

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06 MAY, 2019 NZ RACING DESK

The Schick family’s Windsor Park Stud, in Cambridge, has announced the stud fees for its seven-strong stallion roster headed by triple Group One winner Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) at $18,000+G...

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Consistent mare Sleeping Beauty (Rip Van Winkle) finally got the major race win she deserved when she took out the Group III ISCL Rotorua Stakes (1400m) on Saturday. The Lance O'Sullivan and Andrew...

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Expat New Zealand trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young will be hoping third time’s a charm for their talented three-year-old Savvy Oak when he lines up in the Gr.1 Queensland Derby (2400m) at ...

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7 JUNE, 2019 NZ RACING DESK

Trainer Tony Pike believes he has found the recipe for three-year-old success in Queensland and he will begin to follow that formula at Eagle Farm on Saturday when Cyber Attack contests the Listed ...

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19 MAR 2019

Leading Freshman Sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) continued his hot run of success in Europe with a hat trick of winners in England overnight at 1400m, 1600m & 2000m. Invincible Spirit’s h...

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22 JUL 19 | BY RACENEWS

Talented three-year-old Ripcord (Rip Van Winkle) is the latest galloper to make the successful move from wily Wanganui trainer Kevin Myers to equally astute Victorian horseman Patrick Payne.  The s...

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Windsor Park Stud’s association with major Australian breeders and owners Wally Truscott and George Altomonte and their trainer Jack Denham is integral to the story of the Cambridge nursery’s risin...

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Exciting Melbourne 2YO Sansom (Charm Spirit) has always been held in high regard by leading trainer Phillip Stokes and following the talented galloper’s dominant win at Sandown today that opinion c...

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Two days after hitting the century of wins on Friday night, the Lee Freedman yard took the score further up with Yulong Express (NZ) (Shamexpress) shedding his maiden status at his sixth start on S...

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29 JUL | BY RACENEWS

Anthony Freedman put the icing on an outstanding season when Heirborn (Charm Spirit) destroyed his rivals on debut at Bendigo on Sunday.  The son of Charm Spirit settled midfield with cover and, wh...

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29 JUL | BY RACENEWS

Yesterday’s impressive Australian 2YO winner Heirborn highlighted the weekend return of Leading First Season Sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) to his southern hemisphere base at Windsor Park St...

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9 AUG | BY RACENEWS

Two progressive gallopers by Windsor Park Stud stallion Charm Spirit will clash in Saturday’s VRC Member Helen Saffin Handicap (1400m) at Flemington when the Anthony Freedman-trained Heirborn and P...

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8 AUG | AAP

The Phillip Stokes-trained Sansom (Charm Spirit) will try to complete an unbeaten winter campaign when he runs for the first time as a three-year-old at Flemington.  Sansom was beaten in his first ...

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The impressive run of form of progeny from the first-crop of Windsor Park's star miler Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) continued on Saturday when his unbeaten son Heirborn defied a moderate tempo ...

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16 AUG 19 | WPS

Leading young sire Charm Spirit's progeny continued on with their fine form overnight when his three-year-old son Kick On defeated the older horses to land a thrilling renewal of the Gr.3 Tattersal...

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21 AUG | Breeding & Racing Daily News

In late April, Breeding&Racing's Daily News reported on an eye-catching debut winner for trainer Tony Pike at Te Rapa in New Zealand. Named Subpoena, the 2YO filly rattled home over 1200m with ...

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21 AUG | Racenews

Kiwi superstar jockey James McDonald is the hot favourite to win the prized ride on excitement machine Te Akau Shark (Rip Van Winkle) for the biggest race of his career. The ride on the powerful ch...

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27 AUG | TRELAWNY STUD

Wild Choice (Shamexpress x Exquisite Choice) broke through for a well-deserved maiden victory at Mornington on Tuesday.  The Richard Laming-trained three-year-old had placed in each of his previous...

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02 SEP 19 | NZ Racing Desk

Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) placegetter Helena Baby will get his shot at redemption against victor Melody Belle later this month. Helena Baby wasn’t among the initial nominations for the Gr.1 Winds...

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04 SEP 19 | Adrian Clark

The next thee races for Jennifer Eccles - who won then lost on protest last Saturday's Taupo Pak'n Save Fillies 1100 at Hastings - have been decided. The Rip Van Winkle filly will return to Hasting...

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