Great Northern Hurdle

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Immediate path for The Cossack unclear

A nail-biting win in Saturday’s NZB Airfreight Road To Jericho (3210m) at New Plymouth has thrown up an interesting dilemma for the connections of champion hurdler The Cossack. The victory by the versatile performer has guaranteed the Paul Nelson and Corrina McDougal-trained eight-year-old a start in the unique AUD$304,000 Jericho Cup (4600m) at Warrnambool on[...]
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Australian campaign for Justacanta

Group Three performer Justacanta has joined Patrick Payne’s Plumpton barn ahead of a Melbourne spring preparation. Formerly trained in New Zealand by Shaun and Emma Clotworthy, the decision was made over the COVID-19 enforced lockdown to send the eight-year-old across the Tasman. “He is just looking for some opportunities. He has got up a bit[...]
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The Cossack, simply the best

Prominent jumps trainer Paul Nelson has had plenty of top-class hurdlers pass through his care over the years but he labelled The Cossack as the best after his dominant win in the Hospitality New Zealand Canterbury 131st Grand National Hurdles (NZ) (4200m) at Riccarton on Wednesday. His 12.5 length victory was his fourth prestige jumps[...]
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Jackfrost retired

Brian Anderton wanted to do the best thing by his old mate Jackfrost, so he has retired the talented jumper after his disappointing return to racing. Two years ago the 11-year-old gelding headed to Victoria to try and plunder some of their rich jumping features, however, his campaign was cut short when he injured a[...]
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Jackfrost set for jumping return

Talented hurdler Jackfrost will make his long awaited return to the jumping scene when he runs in the Harold Pateman Hurdles (3000m) at Phar Lap Raceway on Friday. Two years ago the Brian and Shane Anderton-trained gelding headed to Victoria to try and plunder some of their rich jumping features, however, his campaign was cut[...]
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The Cossack marches home at Te Rapa

A fleeting visit back home to New Zealand from Australia paid dividends for top jumps jockey Aaron Kuru as he guided last year’s Great Northern Hurdle (4190m) winner The Cossack to victory in the first of the prestigious jumping events this winter, the Fairview Motors Waikato Hurdle (3200m). Kuru, who now operates out of the[...]
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Better late than never

Shaun Phelan may have missed the majority of the jumps season through injury, but he is delighted he has managed to return to raceday riding in time for the end of season features. Phelan had been sidelined after breaking his wrist when schooling a horse in June and it has been a frustrating few months[...]
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Kuru to link with The Cossack

Top jumps jockey Aaron Kuru will be back in the saddle this weekend when he joins forces with the Paul Nelson and Corrina McDougal-trained The Cossack in Saturday’s Great Northern Hurdle (4190m). The talented rider parted company with Trueman at the final fence in a hurdle at Ellerslie earlier this month but has received a[...]
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