AWAPUNI RACING CENTRE CLUBS
MEMBER RECIPROCAL RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES

 

Depending on your level of membership of an Awapuni Racing Centre (ARC) based Club you may be entitled to Reciprocal Rights with a large number of major racing clubs in New Zealand, Australia and Asia. 

It is important when visiting a reciprocal Club that you have your Membership Cards or a Letter of Introduction from the Awapuni Racing Centre. A letter can be produced by contacting the office via kim@raceinc.co.nz or on 06 356 4940

Unless stated, the gate charge at all meetings must be paid where applicable. Members without season guest privileges at Awapuni may be restricted to one Members’ ticket at other Clubs.

While every effort is made to ensure these Reciprocal Rights are correct, individual Clubs may vary benefits provided from time to time. We would appreciate any feedback as to your experience at other clubs.

Note that these reciprocal rights are also available to other RACE inc "Premier" , ""Full" and "Young" level memberships. 

RECIPROCAL CLUBS AND YOUR BENEFITS AS A MEMBER OF AN ARC BASED CLUB

NEW ZEALAND

RACE Inc. Clubs at Wellington Racing Club at Trentham and the Awapuni Racing Centre:

Premier Membership,
of any RACE Inc Clubs are entilted to full reciprocal benefits including complimentary admission to Awapuni and Trentham Racecourses and use of Members facilities for all racedays, including Wellington Cup Day.

Full Membership,
Includes admission to Awapuni and Trentham Racecourses and use of Members facilities for all racedays however excludes Wellington Cup Day

Young Membership,
of any RACE Inc Clubs are entilted to full reciprocal benefits including complimentary admission to Awapuni, and Trentham Racecourses and use of Members facilities for all racedays, including Wellington Cup Day.

Country Membership,
is entitled to complimentary admission to Awapuni racecourse and use of Members facilities for all Marton/Feilding/Rangitikei racedays. Country Memberships do not enjoy entitlements for any Manawatu Racing Club or Wellington Racing Club events.

 (Details on the reverse of the membership swingers)

Auckland Racing Club

The ARC have restricted the entitlements of Reciprocal Rights to ARC members. The offer from the ARC is as follows:

The Auckland Racing Club encourages members from other clubs around New Zealand and Australia to attend their racecourse and are pleased to be able to offer Reciprocal Rights to Wellington Racing Club Members for the current season.

Prior to our Boxing Day raceday, New Year’s Day raceday and Auckland Cup Week in March, we will provide a ticket application form that can be passed onto any WRC financial members, entitling them to enjoy the comfort of our Ascot (Members’) Stand at a discounted rate.

On all other Auckland Racing Club racedays we are pleased to offer WRC members complimentary Ascot Stand tickets (WRC Members will need to pay the gate charge if one applies).

Counties Racing Club

An ARC Member is entitled to request Members’ tickets for all Counties Racing Club meetings as required (reasonable limits apply).

Waikato Racing Club

An ARC Member will be provided complimentary tickets to the Kentucky (Members) Lounge on presentation of their current ARC membership. Gate admission charges (if any) must be paid. 

Hawke’s Bay Racing Inc.

An ARC Member is entitled up to two Members’ tickets for any HBRI meeting by presenting their Membership Cards, or a letter from the ARC, at the Raceday Office.

Canterbury Jockey Club

Any RACE Premier or RACE Full Member is entitled up to two Members’ tickets for any CJC meeting by presenting their Membership Cards, or letter from RACE at the Raceday Office.

AUSTRALIA

Australian Turf Club
Formerly the Australian Jockey Club and Sydney Turf Club

Royal Randwick, Rosehill Gardens, Canterbury Park, Warwick Farm

ATC are pleased to extend the following reciprocal privileges to Members of the Awapuni Racing Centre visiting any of our racecourses from August2018 – July 2019.

1. On Selected Feature Racedays  Members are required to purchase course admission (either online or at the racecourse) and, upon presentation of their current Members card at the Raceday Office on the day, are entitled to a complimentary Members’ Reserve ticket. Wellington Racing Club Members can also purchase up to one Members’ Guest ticket for a guest at the normal Members price.

Our Major Feature Race Days for 2018/2019 are:
2018
Saturday 13 October 2018 – The Everest – Royal Randwick
Tuesday 6 November 2018 – The Agency Melbourne Cup Race Meeting – Royal Randwick
2019
Saturday 23 March 2019 – Longines Golden Slipper Day – Rosehill Gardens
Saturday 6 April 2019 – Derby Day, The Championships – Day One – Royal Randwick
Saturday 13 April 2019 – Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day, The Championships – Day Two – Royal Randwick

2. On Selected Feature Racdays Members are required to purchase course admission (either online or at the racecourse) and, upon presentation of their current Members card at the Raceday Office on the day, are entitled to a complimentary Members’ Reserve ticket. Wellington Racing Club Members can also purchase up to one Members’ Guest ticket for a guest at the normal Members price

Our Selected Feature Race Days for 2018/2019 are:
2018
Saturday 15 September 2018 – Colgate Optic White Stakes – Royal Randwick
Saturday 22 September 2018 – De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose Day – Rosehill Gardens
Saturday 29 September 2018 – TAB Epsom Day – Royal Randwick
Saturday 6 October 2018 – Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes Day – Royal Randwick
Saturday 20 October 2018 – Spring Racing on City Tattersalls Club Cup Day – Royal Randwick
Saturday 27 October 2018 – Spring Racing on Cox Plate Day – Royal Randwick
2019
Saturday 16 March 2019 – Longines Golden Slipper Carnival – Ladies Day – Rosehill Gardens
Saturday 30 March 2019 – Longines Golden Slipper Carnival – Stakes Day – Rosehill Gardens
Saturday 20 April 2019 – All Aged Stakes Day – Royal Randwick

3. On Standard Saturdays, Mid Weeks, Nights and Public Holidays, Members are required to purchase course admission (either online or at the racecourse) and, upon presentation of their current Members card at the Raceday Office on the day, are entitled to receive a complimentary Members’ Reserve ticket. Members can also purchase up to three Members' Guest tickets for guests at the normal Members price.

Please be advised that these privileges are extended to current, financial Members of your Club. Guest cards are not accepted. Available race days are subject to change, without notice.

Please present on the day with your Awapuni Racing Centre Club membership card/badge and PHOTO ID

These privileges are offered in the spirit of reciprocity and apply to visiting members from NZ not resident in Australia.

For a general overview of reciprocal rights at the ATC please click HERE for more details

The full fixture card for the season can be downloaded from here

Victoria Racing Club

On all days apart from Melbourne Cup Carnival, An ARC Member is entitled to  two Members Stand tickets after paying any applicable gate charges. Please proceed to the Raceday Office following entry to show proof of Membership.

For the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the Victoria Racing Club extend an invitation to WRC Members to purchase Members’ Enclosure Ticketing for the Carnival.

For the 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival, please download the Members’ Enclosure Ticket Application Form for the WRC from HERE. For other RACE Inc Clubs (MRC,RRC,FJC & MJC) please download from HERE

Hard copies can be obtained from the Awapuni Racing Centre office by calling on 06 356 4940

Note that the closing date for postal applications is Friday 12th October 2018 as noted on the application. While VRC will continue to sell tickets after this date, they will need to be collected prior to raceday or purchased directly over the counter.

Melbourne Cup Carnival ticketing options (including Hill Stand, Lawn Stand, Undercroft and general admission) can be found HERE

Melbourne Racing Club

A WRC Member is entitled to one complimentary Members’ ticket on all days at Caulfield & Sandown (including Caulfield Cup Day). Members’ also have the opportunity to purchase one guest pass as well.

Moonee Valley Racing Club (Melbourne)

An ARC Member has the opportunity to purchase two Members’ tickets for all days at Moonee Valley (including Cox Plate Day). On non-major days some complimentary tickets will be available. On all days the gate charge must be paid where applicable. Should you wish to know rights in advance, please contact the WRC prior to travel.

We have been advised that once again this year the MVRC will be offering Full Reciprocal Rights privileges and to advise ARC Members that they are offering a promotion with their Memberships for International Racing Club Members wanting to come to the Cox Plate. To gain more information directly from the club please email  troy.ratcliffe@mvrc.net.au

Application for reciprocal rights for the Cox Plate can be downloaded from HERE when available

Brisbane Racing Club

An ARC Member is entitled to one complimentary Members’ tickets on all race days at Eagle Farm and Doomben. ARC Members must show ID and their ARC Members Card or Letter of Introduction from the Club. On all days the gate charge must be paid where applicable. 

For the 2019 Brisbane Racing Carnival (May and June), the Brisbane Racing Club extends an invitation for ARC Members to purchase Reciprocal Members Reserve tickets and one additional guest ticket.

ARC Members must return the Reciprocal Member Application Form for the Carnival at least 1 week prior to the day they wish to attend.

Cairns Jockey Club

ARC Members are entitled to receive members privileges at CJC following paying gate entry except on the following Carnivals due to capacity restraints.

Cairns Cup  - August 
Cairns Amateurs - Early September 
Melbourne Cup -Early November 

Gold Coast Turf Club

An ARC Member is entitled to two complimentary Members’ tickets for non feature and semi-feature days. On major racedays the badge holder may purchase up to two tickets.

Werribee Racing Club

The Werribee Racing Club offer the Awapuni Racing Centre Members Reciprocal Rights to all of their race meetings including Werribee Cup Day in November. These rights allow WRC Members free entry into the racecourse on all days including access to the Member’s Dining Room (excluding Cup Day & Christmas Day). 

West Australian Turf Club

An ARC Member is entitled to one complimentary Members’ ticket and the opportunity to purchase one additional guest ticket for all days at Ascot & Belmont Park.

 

OTHER INTERNATIONAL RACING CLUBS

Hong Kong Jockey Club

An ARC Member is entitled to one complimentary Members’ ticket and the opportunity to purchase an additional guest pass for all race meetings at Happy Valley & Sha Tin (including the HKJC International Race Meeting).

Singapore Turf Club

An ARC Member is asked to make prior arrangements for complimentary tickets before visiting Singapore Racecourse and all requests must be accompanied by a letter of introduction from the WRC. Complimentary tickets are available to a Member and their guest except for major race-meetings.

 

While every effort is made to ensure these Reciprocal Rights are correct, individual Clubs may vary benefits provided from time to time. We would appreciate any feedback as to your experience at other clubs.

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Alamosa filly Quatromosa looked a huge improver for the Otaki meeting on Monday judging by her fine track trial at Awapuni this morning.

17 January 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, January 17 By RON GURNEY Alamosa filly Quatromosa looked a huge improver for the Otaki meeting on Monday judging by her fine track trial at Awapuni this morning. All fast work took place on the plough (good), where Quatromosa was paired with stablemate Lincoln's Secret over 1000m in 1.4.5, the last 600 in 36.6. Three races under the belt have not produced any significant form so far, but she has been a work in progress and is ready to pay a dividend at least. Princess Amelie, who is heading to Karaka Million night next week, worked the reverse way (right-handed) with stablemate Lincoln's Gal and reeled off 1000m in 1.5.9, the last 600 in 36.2. Princess Amelie won a trial early last month then finished third over 1200 metres at Ellerslie on Boxing Day. Shared Secrets warmed up from the 1000m to run her final 800m in 49.9, the last 600 in 36.9, while Otaki runner Lincoln Fury and a Tavistock gelding took 50.2 and 37.9. Lincoln Fury (by All Too Hard) ran a much improved second placing at Wanganui last start with the blinkers on for the first time. Wellington entrant Higher Power (Desert Gold Stakes) drew attention to her chances with a very sound 1000m with Heavenly Echo in 1.4.1, the last 600 in 37.3. Otaki runners Master Lincoln (Mastercraftsman) and Port Lincoln (by Alamosa) covered 800m in 50.7, the last 600 in 37 even, and Don't Know Jakk (Otaki) worked alone, finishing with 600m in 37.7. He can go one better than his last-start second at Tauherenikau. Rockabye, unplaced on debut at Tauherenikau, and Casino El Jay, were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.5.5, the last 600 in 38.3, while Colorado Miss and Tiro came up with 1.6.6 and 38.4. All four go to Otaki on Monday. Telegraph Handicap lightweight Sweepstake had Saturday's race rider Rosie Myers aboard over 1000m in 1.7.3, the last 600 in 38.9, and she has run into form at the right time. Viva La Platinum (Otaki) and a Sweet Orange maiden went together over 800m in 51.1, the last 600 in 38.1, and Lincoln Raider, in at Wellington (r82 mile), galloped alone in 51.5 and 38.2. Passing Glance and Alesha Lincoln, both heading to Otaki, matched strides over 800m in 51.6, the last 600 in 38.2, followed soon after by Miss Doherty and Sophia Magia in 52 even and 38.6. An Alamosa two-year-old trained by Peter Didham and a Roc de Cambes gelding with Lisa Latta ran 800m in 52.3, the last 600 in 38.2, while Weare Rocking and Hypatia clocked 52.3 and 38.6. Otaki entrant Floral Art, now with Peter Didham, left 800m behind in 53.4, the last 600 in 38 even, while a Rip Van Winkle two-year-old and an Alamosa three-year-old, both from that barn, sprinted 600m in 39.3. A Per Incanto gelding and an Alamosa gelding, both trained by Mike Breslin, warmed up from the 800m (56.9) to run home the last 600 in 39.5. Authentic Paddy, in Saturday's Thorndon Mile, had Robert Hannam in the saddle over an even 800m in 53.8, the last 600 in 40.2, thus was not extended at any part. He looks in terrific order. Blue On Black (by Camelot), a winner at Ruakaka in September, was not after time over 800m in 56.5, the last 600 in 40.5. He is trained by Anne Herbert, who is now based at Awapuni. Wellington Cup hopeful Duplicity was kept to a quiet round before increasing the tempo slightly on the second circuit to run 1000m in 1.10.1, the last 600 in 40.6. Amorata, in at Otaki, cruised over 1000m in 1.16.9, the last 600 in 40.5, while Lincoln Sky (Otaki) and a Super Easy maiden stablemate did 800m in 56.2 and 41.3. Rosetta sprinted 600m in 41.1, while her stablemates Here Comes Trouble (by Darci Brahma), who was a trial winner in October, and a Pins three-year-old gelding went together in 41.2. Wellington runner Fibonacci (r65 1200m) covered 600m in 42 even, while Anne Herbert-trained Wings (by Rock 'n' Pop), a maiden winner in the spring, clocked 42.3.
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Father Lenihan and Platinum Mam'selle stole the show with an eye-catching semi-final trial at Awapuni this morning.

15 January 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, January 15 By RON GURNEY Father Lenihan and Platinum Mam'selle stole the show with an eye-catching semi-final trial at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the course proper (dead) and on the plough (good). Father Lenihan and Platinum Mam'selle used the course proper and reeledd off 1000m together 1.2.5, the last 600 in 36.6, with both horses keen to do more. Father Lenihan, in at Trentham on Saturday (r82 1600m), was a last-start winner at his home track on Marton Cup day, making it three wins from 12 races so far. He has been to Trentham twice previously for a third and fourth placing and looks ready to go one better on the champagne turf. Platinum Mam'selle (3yo 1200m) is no stranger to Trentham either, and was successful at the Wellington Cup carnival last year. She has had three races in a new campaign and is poised to strike winning form again. Telegraph Handicap runner Sweepstake and stablemate Prosecco (r72 1400m) were paired over 1000m in 1.5.7, the last 600 in 36.5, and Sweepstake is a definite combo bet for the $250,000 Group 1 feature. Lincoln Raider (r82 mile) and Sir Nate were on terms throughout 800m in 48.9, the last 600 in 36.4, while Authentic Paddy (Thorndon Mile) and Miss Oahu (r65 1200m) covered 1000m in 1.6.1, coming the final 800m in 49.5, the last 600 in 36.1. On the plough, Lovetokeephim, who has been freshened, and maiden Veloce went together over a nice 1000m in 1.3.8, the last 600 in 37.1. Veloce steps up to 1600 metres at Otaki on Monday and his last-start is best forgotten. Wellington Cup hopeful Duplicity galloped with Mark Oulaghan-trained Dal Kilchoan, beginning with a quiet round (1400m) before gathering speed on the second circuit to run 1200m in 1.22.6. The pair came in from the 1000m in 1.6.8, with the final 800m taking 52.7, the last 600 in 38.9. Duplicity has great credentials going into Saturday's $250,000 Group 3 feature. Fibonacci (r65 1200m) was timed 800m in 53.2, the last 600 in 38.8, while Miss Doherty and Sophia Magia ended with 600m in 38.1. Amorata (r72 2200m) did two rounds, sprinting the last 600m each time, the second of which took 38.3. Red Red Robin left 1000m behind in 1.8.9, the last 600 in 39.9, while Fictitious and last-start winner Stunning ended with 600m in 39.3. Colorado Miss and Tiro were not after time over 1000m in 1.12.8, the last 600 in 43.1, and Don't Know Jakk, second at Tauherenikau last start, was kept to 1.14.9 and 43 even. Un-raced three-year-old filly Wotarocker (Road To Rock-Turfstar) went 600m in 43.4. She is with Mike Breslin.
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It's been a long time between drinks for Makfi gelding Lincoln Bay, but the signs are there that he may be close to winning form again.

10 January 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, January 10 By RON GURNEY It's been a long time between drinks for Makfi gelding Lincoln Bay, but the signs are there that he may be close to winning form again. The six-year-old galloped boldly in training at Awapuni this morning and could be a surprise package in the r65 2100m at Trentham on Saturday, with apprentice jockey Madan Singh claiming 2kg. Fast work took place on the plough (good), where Lincoln Bay was paired with maiden stablemate Ajay Lincoln (by Sebring) over 800m in 49.8, the last 600 in 37.3. Lava Rock (by Rock 'n' Pop) had a Sweet Orange maiden for company over a 600m dash in 37.7. Lava Rock has not raced since finishing fourth on debut in September. Wellington entrant Henree Winkler (r82 1400m) covered 800m in 50.8, the last 600 in 38.7, while his stablemates Kamanda Lincoln (Trentham Stakes) and Fictitious (r72 mile) went together in 51.1 and 38 even. Though well held, Hank Moody (Trentham Stakes) was keen in his work over 1000m in 1.8.3, coming the final 800m in 53.9, the last 600 in 39.8. That's Amore and Lincoln Sky, both in Saturday's r65 1400m, were on terms throughout 800m in 52.3, the last 600 in 39 even. Beefeater and Lubaya, race rivals in the Anniversary Handicap (1600m), were not after time, being kept to 1000m in 1.10.3, the final 800m in 55.5 and last 600 in 41 even. They worked impressively on the course proper on Tuesday. Hazelnut (by Road To Rock), trained by Roydon Bergerson, did three-quarter pace over 800m, the last 600 in 43.5. This four-year-old mare was placed in two trials during the spring.
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Roydon Bergerson-trained stablemates Lubaya and Beefeater, probable race rivals at Wellington on Saturday, galloped in great style at Awapuni this morning.

08 January 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, January 8 By RON GURNEY Roydon Bergerson-trained stablemates Lubaya and Beefeater, probable race rivals at Wellington on Saturday, galloped in great style at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the course proper (good) and on the plough (good). Lubaya and Beefeater (Anniversary Hcp) used the course proper and reeled off 1000m in 1.4.6, the last 600 in 35.9, looking quite capable of going quicker if allowed to. Lubaya entered the open grade frame with an impressive winning run in the Summer Cup (1600m) at her home track on Boxing Day, suggesting there is a lot more to come, something we knew was inevitable from last season. Beefeater won the Bulls Country Cup (1500m) in November, failed in the Wanganui Cup (2040m), then ran second to Lucyinrio (1300m) at Hastings on New Year's Day. He finished fourth in the Anniversary Hcp last year then went on to win the Taranaki Cup (1800m) at his next start. The only other horse to use the course proper this morning was Dal Kilchoan, who warmed up from the 1000m to run his final 800m in 54.4, the last 600 in 39.7. On the plough, Redwood four-year-old Chartwell and stablemate Sentimental Miss were paired over a very nice 800m in 48.4, the last 600 in 36.3. Chartwell put in an eye-catching run for fifth at Hastings (1600m) last start and has improved further judging by this latest solid trial, which augurs well for the maiden mile at Wanganui on Thursday. Wellington entrants Johnny Lincoln (r65 2100m) and Henree Winkler (r82 1400m) were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.4.6 and they completed the final 800m in 49.7, the last 600 in 37.1. Hell Fire (mdn 1340m) and Lincoln Fury (mdn 3yo 1340m), both in at Wanganui, covered 1000m in 1.4.9, with the sectionals coming up in 50.2 and 37.9. Lincoln Fury (by All Too Hard) will wear blinkers. Eva Dawn, who resumes on Thursday (mdn 1200m), worked alone over 800m in 51 even, the last 600 in 37.9, while her stablemates Piccolo Toro and Alesha Lincoln, both in the maiden mile, went together in 51.1 and 37.8. Piccolo Toro (by Edenwold) was unplaced on debut in November, and the blinkers go on, while Alesha Lincoln (by Alamosa) was unplaced on debut at Otaki just before Christmas. Fictitious (Wellington) and Master Lincoln (Wanganui) matched strides over 800m in 49.9, the last 600 in 38.1, and Lovetokeephim, back in work with Kim Clapperton, ended with 600m in 38.2. Wanganui runner Lyano (r65 mile) was timed 1000m in 1.7.1, the last 600 in 39.2, while Wellington entrants Platinum Touch (2yo 1200m), third on debut, and Lincoln Sky (r65 1400m) were kept to 800m in 52.9, the last 600 in 39.4. Weare Rocking (by Road To Rock), who has not raced since June, sprinted 600m in 39.8, and her stablemate Hypatia, in at Wanganui (mdn 2040m), went a quiet 800m in 55.6 and 40.7. Passing Glance (mdn 2040m) and Lincoln's Command clocked 56.5 and 41.6.
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Smart three-year-old Lincoln Falls took another step toward his Levin Classic goal at Trentham on Saturday week with a solid gallop at Awapuni this morning.

03 January 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, January 3 By RON GURNEY Smart three-year-old Lincoln Falls took another step toward his Levin Classic goal at Trentham on Saturday week with a solid gallop at Awapuni this morning. All fast work took place on the plough (good), where Lincoln Falls stretched out boldly over 800m in 50.7, the last 600 in 37.2. He could easily have gone a lot quicker if required to. Lincoln Falls was a Trentham winner (3yo 1400m) two starts ago, then a very satisfactory fourth in the Uncle Remus Stakes at Ellerslie (1400m) on Boxing Day in his first attempt right-handed. Time honours this morning went to his stablemates Lincoln's Secret and Chartwell, who cut out 800m in 48.8, the last 600 in 36.8. They race at Otaki on Monday. Lincoln's Secret (r65 2100m) has disappointed in two races this campaign, despite strong track gallops, while Chartwell showed significant improvement at Hastings last start. Sweepstake and Sunday's Greymouth entrant Car Pie (mdn 1100m), both trained by Mike Breslin, were on terms over 800m in 50.9, the last 600 in 37.4. Car Pie, unplaced in her two runs on heavy tracks during the winter, will be ridden by stable apprentice Danielle Hirini, whose mounts include four for Wanganui trainer Kevin Myers. New Zealand Derby nominee Sir Nate, who races at Marton on Saturday (3yo 1400m), warmed up from the 1000m (1.9.3) to run home his final 800m in 51.8, the last 600 in 38.2. He has not raced since finishing third in the 2000 Guineas at Riccarton. Bella Margarita (r65 1550m) had trainer Lucy Tanner aboard over 800m in 51.6, the last 600 in 38.2, and Wafer came up with 52.2 and 38.9. Lincoln Star (r72 2100m), first and second in two starts at the Manawatu Christmas meeting, and Otaki runner Lincoln Melody (r72 f&m 1600m) were paired over 800m in 52.1, the last 600 in 38.1. Jessiegee, in on Saturday (r72 2100m), and Ravenhill, who heads to Otaki (r65 2100m), did a quiet round and a half before galloping 800m in 53.8, the last 600 in 38.3. Ravenhill will race without blinkers. Eva Dawn, resuming at Otaki (mdn 1200m), covered 800m, the last 600 in 39.8, and Manawatu entrant The Rippa (r72 1400m) ended with an easy 40.1. Platinum Spirit (by Charm Spirit), who debuts at Otaki (mdn 2yo 800m), and Hell Fire were not after time over 800m in 53.1, the last 600 in 40.4. Platinum Spirit won a jump-out at Levin (850m) last month. Last-start winner Du'blues cruised over 1000m in 1.11.4, the last 600 in 41.4, and Valour, off to Otaki (r65 1400m), sprinted up the straight twice.
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He's A Freak indicated it was time to stand up and be counted at Manawatu on Saturday after his bold final workout at Awapuni this morning.

20 December 2018
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, December 20 By RON GURNEY He's A Freak indicated it was time to stand up and be counted at Manawatu on Saturday after his bold final workout at Awapuni this morning. All fast work took place on the plough after 14mm of rain overnight. He's A Freak (r65 2100m) had Alamosa maiden three-year-old filly Quatromosa for a partner and they were on terms throughout a smart 800m in 48.9, the last 600 in 36.1. He's A Freak has been disappointing to say the least since resuming in the spring, but was placed over 2100 metres on a slow track at Ellerslie last autumn. He steps up to a middle-distance again on Saturday and deserves respect. Top-class mare Heni (Challenge Stakes) rounded off her preparation for Saturday's $100,000 weight-for-age sprint with race-day rider Danielle Hirini in the saddle, and was timed 1000m in 1.1.8, the last 600 in 37 even. Heni finished boldly for second behind runaway winner Gift Of Power over 1200 metres on the first day, and she is well primed for a big win on her home track. Paddy Bourke covered 1000m in 1.5.7, the last 600 in 37.1, while Last Chance (r65 1400m) and Viva La Platinum were sent 800m in 50.2, the last 600 in 37.5. Authentic Paddy, aiming for a repeat success in the Group 1 Zabeel Classic at Ellerslie on Boxing Day, had Saturday runner Miss Oahu (r72 1200m) alongside over 800m in 50.4, the last 600 in 37.7. De Gaulle (r72 1550m) worked alone over 1000m in 1.5.4, the last 600 in 38.5, and he will not mind any easing of the track conditions. Race rival Miss Doherty (blinkers off on Saturday) and Original Gangster were paired over 1000m in 1.6.7, the last 600 in 38.3, and Rusty In Melbourne left 800m behind in 53.7 and 38.2. Fibonacci (r72 1200m), back after a long layoff, warmed up from the 800m (54.3) to run home his last 600 in 38.8, and Shadows Cast (Challenge Stakes) was kept to 1000m in 1.8.2 and 40.3 after a strong gallop on Tuesday. Windsor was not after time over 1000m in 1.11.5, the last 600 in 40.7, and Manawatu Cup chance Shared Secrets cruised over the same distance in 1.12.4 and 41.6. Naderca, who ran an improver's fourth at Waipukurau recently, did 800m in 57.8, the last 600 in 42 even, and Dal Kilchoan, freshened for the r72 1550m on Saturday, went 1000m in 1.13 even and 42.5. Glide Queen (3yo 1400m) did little more than three-quarter pace over 800m, the last 600 in 44.3.
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Authentic Paddy took another important step toward defending his Zabeel Classic title when he trialled in bold fashion at Awapuni this morning.

18 December 2018
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, December 18 By RON GURNEY Authentic Paddy took another important step toward defending his Zabeel Classic title when he trialled in bold fashion at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the plough (good), with three gallops recorded on the course proper (dead) and one on the sand (good). Authentic Paddy used the plough and had stablemate Miss Oahu, in at Manawatu (r72 1200m) for a partner when warming up from the 1000m mark to complete 800m in 49.7, the last 600 in 37.1. A slow track played right into Authentic Paddy's hands when placing second in the Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) at Trentham last start, and he only needs the jar out of the ground at Ellerslie on Boxing Day to make his presence felt again. Time honours this morning went to last-start Trentham winners Lincoln Falls and Lincoln Raider, who worked the reverse way together over 800m, the last 600 in 36.2. Lincoln Falls could be off to Ellerslie for Boxing Day racing as well (3yo 1400m). Platinum Invador (mdn mile No 2) and Lincoln Sky (mdn 1400m), who both go to Otaki on Thursday, covered 800m in 50.1, the last 600 in 37.6. Lincoln Sky is a younger brother to last Saturday's Manawatu winner Lincoln Star (Savabeel-Dating), and race rival Herbie Hankock covered 800m in 51.3 and 37.3. Shadows Cast, in the Manawatu Challenge Stakes (1400m) on Saturday, had Tim Johnson aboard over 1000m in 1.4.5, the last 600 in 38.5, and he has not raced since finishing unplaced in the Coupland's Mile. Lincoln's Gal and Thursday's entrant Tout Sur Moi (mdn 1400m) were on terms throughout 800m in 51.5, the last 600 in 38 even. Manawatu runner Fibonacci (r72 1200m), back for a new campaign, took 52.3 and 38.5, and he won at the Levin jump-outs recently. Thursday duo Maidstone Park (mdn 2100m) and Passing Glance (mdn mile No 1) ran 800m in 52.9, the last 600 in 38.9, while their stablemates Piccolo Toro (mdn mile No 1, blinkers on) and Lincoln Dreamer ended with 600m in 38.7. Lucy Tanner-trained Eugenie Joy (mdn 1200m) was sent 1000m in 1.7.1, the last 600 in 39.3, while Bruno Kelly and Manawatu Cup entrant Shared Secrets went together over the same task, the 800m in 53 even and last 600 in 39 even. Beefeater, a likely Summer Cup runner at Awapuni on Boxing Day, cruised over 800m in 53.4, the last 600 in 39.8, and his stablemate Hank Moody posted 53.6 and 39.6. Otaki runner Before Dawn (mdn mile) ran an easy 800m, the last 600 in 40.6, and her stablemates Hypatia (mdn 2100m) and Casino El Jay did a quiet round and a half before galloping 800m in 55.7 and 41.1. Showshanelle (by Showcasing), who debuts on Thursday (mdn 1200m), sprinted 600m in a quiet 42.7. On the course proper, Paddy Bourke was at a good clip over 1000m in 1.3.8, the last 600 in 36.7, and his stablemate Dal Kilchoan, in on Saturday (r72 1550m) clocked 1.8.7 and 39 even. Glide Queen, who finished second when resuming at Waipukurau, did 800m in 55.6, the last 600 in 39.8. She is in the 3yo 1400m on Saturday. On the sand, Dancing Queen (Cape Blanco-Woodsong), who has won two trials recently, was timed 1000m in 1.6.9, the last 600 in 38.3. She is with David Goldsbury.
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Just Fabulous and Original Gangster are poised for top performances on home turf on Saturday judging by their final gallop at Awapuni this morning.

13 December 2018
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, December 13 By RON GURNEY Just Fabulous and Original Gangster are poised for top performances on home turf on Saturday judging by their final gallop at Awapuni this morning. All fast work took place on the plough (good), where Just Fabulous (Eulogy Stakes) and Original Gangster (r65 1550m) went 1000m together in 1.3.5, coming the final 800m in 50 even, the last 600 in 37.3. Just Fabulous is a form maiden stepping up to Group 3 level on Saturday, but is giving every indication she is worthy of respect in the small field. Original Gangster cleared maidens on his home track last start over Saturday's distance and has trained on beautifully. Last Chance (r65 1200m) and Henree Winkler, who has not raced for 20 months, were paired over 1000m in 1.5.6, covering the final 800m in 49.2, the last 600 in 37 even. Lubaya (r72 1400m) and Windsor were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.6.3 and completed the final 800m in 51.4, the last 600 in 37.2. Platinum Mam'selle (r65 1200m) and He's A Freak (r65 1550m) left 800m behind in 50.9, the last 600 in 37.3, while Kapinos and Colorado Miss came up with 52.2 and 37.6. Passing Glance had Piccolo Toro for a partner over 800m in 51.9, the last 600 in 38.8, while their stablemates Lincoln's Gal and a Super Easy filly ended with 600m in 39.3. Miss Doherty, in Saturday's r82 1550m, galloped with stablemate Rosetta over 1000m in 1.5.9, coming the final 800m in 52.3, the last 600 in 39.3, and Before Dawn went alone in 1.6 even and 39.1. Lincoln Star (r65 1550m) and Platinum Bordeaux were not after time over 800m in 53.9, the last 600 in 40.1, and neither were their stablemates Tout Sur Moi and Maidstone Park, who clocked 55.8 and 41.6. Lincoln's Secret (r65 2100m), who looks a big improver, and Waikato Cup runner Five To Midnight were kept to 800m in 58.5, the last 600 in 43.6. Five To Midnight can prove his Counties Cup failure all wrong.
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There were some good times overall at Awapuni this morning, but top sprinter-miler Shadows Cast stood shoulders above the rest.

11 December 2018
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, December 11 By RON GURNEY There were some good times overall at Awapuni this morning, but top sprinter-miler Shadows Cast stood shoulders above the rest. The majority of fast work was on the plough (good), with just one gallop recorded on the course proper (dead). Shadows Cast used the plough and cut out 1000m in 1.2.5, the last 600 in 36.3, and he could be heading to the Manawatu Challenge Stakes (1400m) on the second day at Manawatu on Saturday week. The gelding has not raced since finishing 19 lengths last in the Coupland's Mile at Riccarton a month ago, but has freshened up well. This Saturday's Manawatu entrant Original Gangster (r65 1550m) and stablemate Just Fabulous were at a good clip from the 1200m mark, being timed from the 1000m in 1.4.8, the last 600 in 37.4. Original Gangster was a last-start maiden winner at the Rangitikei meeting three weeks ago, and Just Fabulous was third at the same meeting. She steps up in class for the Group 3 Eulogy Stakes (1550m) this week. China Star (Manawatu Cup Prelude) had last-start Otaki winner and Waikato entrant Fictitious (r72 2400m) for a partner over 800m in 49.7, the last 600 in 37.5, while their stablemates Dreams Of Platinum (r65 1200m) and Eva Dawn took 49.7 and 37.9. Five To Midnight, chasing back-to-back Waikato Cup wins on Saturday, and Kamanda Lincoln (r72 2400m) were on terms throughout 800m in 50.3, the last 600 in 37 even. They were followed soon after by Windsor and Manawatu runner Lubaya (r72 1400m), who left 1000m behind in 1.7.4, the last 600 in 37.6. Matthew Eales-trained Showshanelle (by Showcasing), a younger half-sister to stablemate Showing Grace, and an Indy King maiden ran 1000m in 1.6.2, the last 600 in 37.4. A Niagara filly and an Alamosa gelding, both trained by Mike Breslin, covered 800m in 51.7, the last 600 in 37.8, while Lincoln Star, in at Manawatu (r65 1550m), and Lincoln Fury took 52.5 and 38.7. Amorata, off the scene for 12 months, did nice work over 1000m in 1.2.9, the last 600 in 38.5, and she has recorded two thirds in as many recent trials at Woodville and Awapuni respectively. Lincoln Honey worked alone over 800 in 51.3, the last 600 in 39.2, while a Reliable Man filly and a Burgundy filly, both trained by Lisa Latta, came up with 52.6 and 39.1. A Pierro gelding and an Alamosa gelding, both from the Breslin barn, were timed 800m in 53 even, the last 600 in 39 even. Dal Kilchoan ran an easy 1000m in 1.14.1, the last 600 in 43.6, and Kapinos did 800m in 59.7 and 43.2. On the course proper, Manawatu entrant Red Red Robin (r65 1550m), third at Waverley last start, was sent 1000m in 1.7.6, coming the final 800m in 52.4, the last 600 in 38.7.
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Lincoln Falls followed up an impressive gallop on Tuesday with a very satisfactory final trial at Awapun i this morning.

06 December 2018
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, December 6 By RON GURNEY Lincoln Falls followed up an impressive gallop on Tuesday with a very satisfactory final trial at Awapun i this morning. The majority of fast work was on the plough (good), with one hit-out recorded on the sand (good). Lincoln Falls worked in company on the course proper on Tuesday, but went alone on the plough today, completing 800m in 51.1, the last 600 in a nice 37.5. The first race at Trentham on Saturday (3yo 1400m) looks his for the taking. He has not raced since Livamol Classic day at Hastings in early October, but has been ticking over beautifully in training. Last week, he finished second to Start Wondering in an open trial (1000m) at Awapuni. Time honours went to Waipukurau entrant Glide Queen (mdn 3yof 1200m), who skipped over 800m in 49.3, the last 600 in 37 even. She has had three unplaced runs in a new campaign, but did win a 1000-metre trial at Awapuni on Tuesday of last week. The blinkers go on this Sunday in what could be a significant gear change. Platinum Mam'selle, a race rival for Lincoln Falls at Trentham (3yo 1400m), had Platinum Invador (special mile) alongside over 800m in 50.6, the last 600 in 37.1. Platinum Mam'selle will carry just 52.5kg (Wiremu Pinn). Ben Jovi, in a Waipukurau (mdn mile), and Maidstone Park, unplaced in two runs so far, covered 800m in 50.7, the last 600 in 37.6, while Got The Call and an Iffraaj two-year-old sprinted 600m in 37.7. Wellington runner Obrigado (r82 2500m) left 1000m behind in 1.8.6, the last 600 in 38.3, and Father Lenihan (r72 mile) had Stunning for a partner over 800m in 51.2, the last 600 in 38.4. Jessiegee (r72 mile), who will race in blinkers on Saturday, and Waipukurau entrant Hypatia (mdn 2200m) were on terms over 800m in 52.7, the last 600 in 38.6, and Eva Dawn took 53.2 and 38.5. Rosetta (r65 mile) and stablemate Just Fabulous were at a good clip early over 1000m in 1.3.3, easing down to complete the last 600 in 39.3. Dal Kilchoan, back in a new campaign, ran 800m in 53.6, the last 600 in 39.6, while un-raced four-year-old mare Roxy Brown (Alamosa-Dawn Ghost) and a Tavistock-Celtic Crown three-year-old filly sprinted 600m in 39.8. On the sand, Waipukurau runner Exhibit (r65 mile) covered 800m in 51.3, the last 600 in 36.8. The blinkers will come off on Sunday.
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