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Kiwis fly in Grand National

New Zealand jumps jockey Aaron Kuru took home one of the biggest scalps in his riding career on Sunday after taking out the Grand National Hurdle (4200m) aboard Kiwi jumper Tallyho Twinkletoe at Sandown. Just 24 hours earlier Kuru was without a ride in the race, however, a fall at Riccarton on Saturday ruled out[...]
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Lambrusco sidesteps jumps plans

Samantha Logan was hoping to have the jumps firepower in her small team back up to four after Saturday’s Te Rapa meeting, but Lambrusco had other ideas. The Cambridge trainer started the winter off with four jumpers, but Ngatira Gold was then sidelined for the jumps season through an injury, leaving her with Zamora, Lacustre[...]
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Carston continues to kick goals

Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston is happy to have exceeded the goal he set himself for the 2018/19 racing season, whilst maintaining a consistent win count. This time last year Carston, who had just won the Gavelhouse Newcomer to Training Award, stated that his goal for the new season was to win a stakes race. “It[...]
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Bary set for home carnival

While he may have lost the services of talented four-year-old King Louis, Hastings trainer John Bary is excited about his team’s spring prospects in the countdown to the upcoming Hawke’s Bay Spring Carnival that kicks off on August 31. Last season’s Group 3 Mongolian Khan Trophy (1200m) winner King Louis has been transferred to the[...]
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Savabeel continuing to raise the bar

Savabeel has broken his own domestic stakes earnings record, narrowly missing becoming the first stallion to hit $4 million in New Zealand in a season, as he stretched his Grosvenor Award winning streak to five years running. The Waikato Stud stallion has enjoyed yet another banner season, becoming leading two- year-old sire for the first[...]
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Far Site faces her biggest test

A testing Riccarton track is trainer Neill Ridley’s biggest concern ahead of an early season assignment for promising Makfi filly Far Site. A winner of two trials leading into her debut win at Ashburton last month, Far Site will tackle the El Doute At Stud Cashmere Plate (1200m) at Riccarton on Saturday. Ridley is pleased[...]
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