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13th Apr: Race News In Brief
Published: 14 Apr 2017 - - Author: NZ Racing Desk

Race News In Brief

Travis next for Group One winner

Sofia Rosa will attempt to add to her black type record in the Gr.2 Travis Stakes at Te Rapa on Saturday fortnight.

Last season’s Gr.1 Australian Oaks winner will appreciate the step back up to 2000 metres following her last-start fifth in the Gr.1 New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes.

“Bringing her back to the mile was probably asking a bit much the other day,” said Bruce Perry, racing manager to owner Lib Petagna, whose colours were also recently carried to victory by debutant Newton.

The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Authorized three-year-old was a first-up winner at Pukekohe over a mile. His continued progress could earn him a trip to Brisbane for the Gr.1 Queensland Derby.

Tivaci chasing top honour before retirement

The Waikato Stud-bound stallion Tivaci will have four further opportunities to break through at Group One level before his retirement to the leading Matamata farm.

Twice placed at the top level, the son of High Chaparral will line up in Saturday’s All Aged Stakes at Randwick before heading to Brisbane.

“He's got three cracks in Queensland,” trainer Mike Moroney said. “Hopefully, the sooner he can get one out of the way, the better.”

Tivaci will step up to 1400 metres for the first time this campaign on Saturday off the back of his fourth placing behind Chatauqua in the Gr.1 T.J. Smith Stakes.

Fee unchanged for popular Tavistock

Sir Patrick Hogan has announced that Tavistock’s 2017 fee will remain unchanged at $65,000 + GST.

He admitted he had serious thinking to do before deciding not to raise the stallion’s fee in reaction to the demand from breeders and outstanding racetrack and sales results.

“Marcus (Corban, stud manager) and I have just returned from Sydney and the demand from Australian breeders has remained strong,” Sir Patrick said. “We took nearly 30 applications for bookings to Tavistock just in the few days we were there.”

Associate stallion Power's service fee has increased to $12,500 + GST on the back of a terrific season for the sire.

Burgundy’s fee has also risen to $7000 + GST after a strong start for the Redoute's Choice stallion while proven Group One-producing Danehill sire Keeper's fee has been reduced to $5000 + GST

By: NZ Racing

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