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5. No refunds will be offered unless the race day is abandoned in its entirety.

In the case of abandonment or postponement:
Full abandonment prior or postponement to raceday- Full refund.
Full abandonment prior to hospitality opening on raceday- Full refund. No hospitality provided.*
Partial abandonment of raceday (after Race 1)- Hospitality will continue. No refund.
*Note that there may be the option to maintain hospitality and event as planned apart from the on-course racing with no refund. This includes running the event as a “phantom meeting”.

6. Cancellations after receipt of ticketing will be charged at the full rate unless re-sold.

 

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1. While present at the Course, you must comply with all relevant laws and any published policies of RACE Inc. relating to liquor.
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4. For the comfort and safety of persons at the Course, you are not permitted to bring into the Course (or have in your possession at the Course) any of the following without consent: alcoholic beverages on any day; any structure or item larger than 3m x 3m (management reserves the right to restrict placement at their discretion) ; any dangerous goods or weapons; any animals (other than, if the person is deaf, blind or otherwise suffering a disability, a guide dog or under pre-arranged special circumstances); any flags, banners or other bearing the logo of any other than our appointed sponsors. These will be confiscated at admission or at the site of erection.; any item that you intend (or such quantities of the item from which RACE Inc. can reasonably infer that you intend) to distribute, hawk, sell, offer or expose for sale; any object, device or substance that may be used to deface or damage any part of the Course
5. Unless authorised beforehand by RACE Inc. in writing, you must not, while at the Course: post, stick or place or attempt to post, stick or place any poster, placard, bill, banner, print, paper or any advertising material on any building, fence or other structure; distribute any printed or visual matter or distribute, display or promote any advertising or promotional material or samples of goods or services; distribute, hawk, sell, offer or expose for sale any goods or services or solicit or collect subscriptions, donations, money or orders from persons present at the Course; throw or attempt to throw any bottle or other projectile; disrupt, interrupt or behave in any matter that may disrupt or interrupt any Event, distract, hinder or interfere with a participant in an Event or interfere with the comfort of other persons at the Course
6. RACE Inc. or persons authorised by RACE Inc. may, in their sole discretion, prevent you from entering the Course or evict you from the Course, if RACE Inc. or persons authorised by RACE Inc. reasonably believe that you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. You agree that this clause does not obligate RACE Inc. to undertake any monitoring or compliance methods to ensure that persons present at the Course are not intoxicated, and RACE Inc. will not be responsible for the conduct of intoxicated persons who are present at the Course, or persons who become intoxicated at the Course, nor for any damage or injury caused by such persons. This clause does not seek to exclude any legal responsibilities that RACE Inc. or persons authorised by RACE Inc. may have in relation to the responsible service of alcohol at the Course.

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Members Draw Terms and Conditions

1. The members draw will be for a Cash prize specified by the Club should the member successfully select 4 winners on the Raceday subject to the following Term’s and Conditions.
2. Members must scan or sign in in on arrival at the course to be eligible to enter.
3. Winning Member drawn after a specified race (ie Race 2.)
4. Confirmation of Identity required.
5. Member must make selections on 4 of the Races Chosen only.
6. Races chosen are final, the member must choose 4 selections out of the selected races. Decision on Races and the number of is the sole responsibility of the Club.
7. The 4 winners must be finalised 15 minutes before the first chosen race.
8. There can be no change to the selections once finalised.
9. If any of the members selections are late scratched after finalisation the return will be subject to the following calculation – Cash Return/ Late Scratching Price.
10. If any Non Selected Late Scratching’s occur after finalisation of Selections in any race, this will result in a reduction of final cash prize by the following Calculation - 80/ (RBP x Odds) – See note 1
11. Dead Heats will result in a reduction of final Cash Prize by 50% for each Dead Heat occurrence.
12. In the case of a full Abandonment before the any of the selected events the member will receive $250, in a partial abandonment the member will receive a collect via the following formula ( $(Club nominated prize value) /the price of selection of any abandoned races)

Note 1
FINAL FIELD DEDUCTION FORMULA
The nearest whole number percentage, using Swiss Rounding, obtained by Dividing 80 by the product of the number of RBPs multiplied by the Odds for the Race Entrant at the time it was scratched from a Race, provided the Odds are less than or equal to Maximum Deduction Odds = 80/(RBPs x Odds) (Rounded to nearest whole number).
Maximum Deduction Odds shall be $35.00
Example: Where a Race Entrant paying $5.00 to Win and $1.33 for a place (3 RBPs) is Scratched, the Return on successful Final Field Win Bets placed prior to that Scratching will be subject to a deduction of 16% (80/(1x5)).
Successful Final Field Place Bets will be subject to a deduction of 20% (80/(3x1.33)).

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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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