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Campbell exits training on a high

Andrew Campbell couldn’t have scripted a better ending to his 25-year training career. In his last start at Cambridge on Thursday, stable favourite Tannahill won the Garrard’s Horse & Hound 1550, giving Campbell the perfect send-off. While Campbell has had many highlights over the years, including several Group One victories, he labelled Thursday’s win as[...]
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Nicholas scores Avondale treble

Apprentice jockey Elen Nicholas experienced her best day in the saddle at Avondale on Wednesday, riding home a treble of winners. The Welsh national had yet to record a double, let alone a treble, prior to Wednesday, and was duly animated with her results. “I was in a bit of shock,” Nicholas said. “It was[...]
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Gobstopper To Scale Grand National Hurdle

New Zealand trainer Andrew Campbell will once again derive great pleasure out of watching his former Group Three New Zealand Cup winner Gobstopper chase Australian riches on Sunday. The talented stayer-turned-jumper has been a revelation since switching vocation and is one of a number of Kiwi gallopers in contention for the Grand National Hurdle (4200m)[...]
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Former Kiwis make mark at the ‘Bool

Former New Zealand-trained gallopers made an impact at Warrnambool on Sunday, headed by Gobstopper, who landed the feature race, the Kevin Lafferty Hurdle (3200m) with a hard-fought win over fellow Kiwi Woodsman. A brother to Group 1 winners Werther and Toffee Tongue, and Group 1 placed Milseain, Gobstopper has relished the switch to hurdling after[...]
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Gobstopper Jumps Into National Contention

Well-related gelding Gobstopper is making his mark during this year’s Victorian jumps racing season and trainer Eric Musgrove is now plotting a path for him to the Grand National Hurdle. By Tavistock out of Bagalollies, Gobstopper’s siblings include former Hong Kong Horse of the Year Werther and recent Group One Australasian Oaks winner Toffee Tongue.[...]
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Australian Hurdle triumph for Gobstopper

Gobstopper has given his Kiwi owners plenty of excitement over the COVID-19 enforced lockdown period, and he continued that on Sunday when taking out the Australian Hurdle (3900m) at Sandown. “I thought he was really professional this time, he didn’t over-race he got a nice trail and was ridden amazingly,” part-owner and former trainer Andrew[...]
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Sydney trip on the line for Tibetan

A tilt at the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) remains a remote possibility for Cambridge three-year-old Tibetan. Trainer Andrew Campbell will run the son of Shocking this weekend, most likely in Saturday’s J Swap Contractors Bay Of Plenty Cup (2100m) at Tauranga, though he also remains in the field for the 2100m maiden at Avondale[...]
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Campbell holds strong Derby hand

Not many trainers can say half of their racing team are Derby contenders, but that’s the case for Andrew Campbell. The Cambridge conditioner still has five three-year-olds nominated for the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) with four being realistic chances of making the field. Campbell, who privately trains for a group of owners[...]
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Final hit-out for Campbell trio

Cambridge trainer Andrew Campbell will line-up three Karaka Million aspirants at Ellerslie on Sunday ahead of their rich targets at the Auckland track on January 25. Campbell is looking forward to the resumption of Trident who won on debut over 880m at Ellerslie in October, but admits the two-year-old gelding will take plenty of improvement[...]
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