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Best season to date for Carston

Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston is looking forward to kicking off the new racing season at Ashburton on Saturday, following a 10th place finish in the 2019-20 trainers’ premiership. Carston, who trains between 30 and 35 horses, had 30 wins, three at black-type level. “A top 10 finish is obviously a great result,” Carston said. “It’s[...]
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Kozzi, Kozzi, Kozzi – Oi, Oi, Oi

Kozzi Asano may not have been a household name in racing circles at the beginning of the season, but the talented apprentice jockey made sure he was by the end. A one-time leader in the New Zealand Jockeys’ Premiership, Asano will end the season in second position behind Central Districts hoop Lisa Allpress, but with[...]
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Carston bookends Riccarton card

Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston has had a good run with former North Island horses and that continued on his home track on Saturday when Hunua Hank took out his 1600m contest. The former Nigel Tiley-trained gelding was having just his second start for Carston and he believes the son of Pentire has a bright future[...]
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Asano on the hunt

Leading apprentice jockey Kozzi Asano has experienced a break-out season and he can’t wait for it to resume in July. The Canterbury hoop is just six wins shy of premiership leader Lisa Allpress and he is looking forward to chasing her down. “We will see how the first race meeting goes after COVID-19,” Asano said.[...]
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Carston happy with Breeders Stakes duo

Andrew Carston has his two mares in peak condition for what he has revealed is their target race – Saturday’s Group 3 Valachi Downs South Island Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Riccarton. The Christchurch trainer will produce Ticket To Ride and Monrecour in the set-weights and penalties fillies and mares feature, confident he has both[...]
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Carston brings up century

Andrew Carston recorded the 100th training win of his career on Thursday as part of a treble at Ashburton. The Riccarton conditioner is in his sixth season of training and headed to Ashburton confident of success but unaware he was about to reach the milestone. “It was a super day out,” Carston said. “I had[...]
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In Kozzi we trust

The revelation that is Canterbury apprentice Kozzi Asano continued his winning roll at Riverton on Wednesday, riding five winners on the eight-race card. The Japanese 24-year-old has rocketed to the top of the New Zealand Jockeys’ Premiership after his haul of five, with four of those wins for the father-daughter training partnership of Kelvin and[...]
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Ticket to Ride a Group 3 winner

Ticket To Ride has booked her fare to the broodmare paddock after taking out the Group 3 Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton on Wednesday. It was the first black-type victory for the daughter of Shocking who has been in fine form since joining trainer Andrew Carston’s Riccarton stable at the beginning of[...]
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Miss Federer to commence spring campaign

Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston is expecting a bold showing fresh-up from multiple stakes winner Miss Federer, as the well-named daughter of Swiss Ace commences a spring campaign on her home track on Saturday in the NZ Bloodstock Three-Year-Old (1000m). The Christchurch-horseman, who won 21 races last season, cautioned that Miss Federer would be entering the[...]
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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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