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Pagan kicks Derby goal with Kiwi bred

In an amazing result, former AFL coach Denis Pagan has won the Gr.1 Victoria Derby (2500m) with New Zealand-bred Johnny Get Angry (NZ) (Tavistock) just four months after saddling up his first runner as a trainer.

Mohaka leads throughout in Feilding Gold Cup

Some surprise tactics from rider Darryl Bradley paved the way for promising mare Mohaka to claim her biggest career victory when she led throughout to win the Listed Ricoh Feilding Gold Cup (2100m) at Awapuni on Saturday.

Melt back in winning form after two-year hiatus

Former top filly Melt made a welcome return to the winner’s circle on her home patch at Pukekohe on Saturday.

Siracusa takes Pukekohe feature

Promising galloper Siracusa brought up a hattrick of wins in the best possible style when she stormed home out wide to take out the Listed Haunui Farm Karaka Classic (1600m) at Pukekohe.

Canterbury secure fourth consecutive Farah Palmer Cup title

A thrilling Farah Palmer Cup season was decided in the 81st minute of today’s Final with Canterbury scoring a late try to win 8-7 over Waikato in Christchurch.

Wins for Auckland 16s and 18s in Southern Zone rep day

Auckland picked up victories in both the U18 and U16 fixtures played against a spirited visiting Southern Zone on Saturday at Mount Smart Stadium.

Game Crosshaven wins Carbine Club

New Zealand-owned three-year-old Crosshaven called on all his fortitude to outgun stablemate Aysar in the Gr.3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m), the opening event of the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington.

Telperion posts first winner

Westbury Stud-based sire Telperion made the best start possible to his stallion career when his first runner to the track was successful at Awapuni on Saturday.

Adam Milne released from CDCA contract

ADAM MILNE will play for the Sydney Thunder in this year’s Big Bash League in Australia and will be released from his 2020/21 Central Stags contract.

Milne will remain available to play for the Stags ahead of his departure, and will depart with CDCA’s blessing.

Vulcans fall just short in national title game

An Upper Central try with 10 minutes to go denied the Auckland Vulcans their first national title at women’s level, as they went down 12-10 in Saturday’s National Women’s Championship Grand Final.