Great Northern Steeplechase

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Hastings return for Llanacord

Llanacord will return to the venue of her biggest moment in racing when she lines-up in the Brew’s & Que’s Tickets On Sale Now (1400m) at Hastings on Saturday. The daughter of Contributer has an unblemished record at the Hawke’s Bay track, having won her sole start, the Group 2 Lowland Stakes (2100m) in March.[...]
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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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Shamal ready for National challenge

With names like Jumbo, Riccarton’s steeplechase fences are renowned for their size but Hunterville trainer Ken Duncan said the biggest obstacle facing Shamal in Saturday’s Racecourse Hotel Grand National Steeplechase (5600m) doesn’t need to be jumped. Duncan is referring to last Saturday’s 16-length Koral Steeplechase (4250m) winner Tallyho Twinkletoe, the Kevin Myers-trained 11-year-old unbeaten in[...]
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Back-to-back premierships for Fannin

Shaun Fannin reckons there’s no buzz for a rider that’s quite like winning a major steeplechase. The New Zealand jockey did plenty of winning in the past 12 months, with his 16 victories securing his second consecutive jumps jockeys premiership. A second premiership seemed like a longshot when he fell from Laekeeper in the Hawke’s[...]
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Wise Men Say retired

The curtain has come down on the racing career of top jumper Wise Men Say. It was fitting that his last run was in the Great Northern Steeplechase (6400m), a race he has won on two previous occasions, however trainer Raymond Connors was hoping for a better outcome. The 11-year-old gelding misjudged a fence and[...]
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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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Northern spoils beckon Rathbone

The Great Northern Steeplechase (6400m) is the pinnacle for many jumping enthusiasts, and Wanganui trainer Jo Rathbone is no different. The race holds a special place for her, having taken out the Ellerslie feature as a jockey in 2005 aboard Just The Man for trainer Davina Waddell. “That (Great Northern Steeplechase) is one of my[...]
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Possible return for Champion Jumper

Talented jumper Jackfrost may not be lost to racing just yet. The recently crowned New Zealand Champion Jumper was all but retired after injuring a suspensory ligament when campaigning in Australia earlier this year, but there are positive signs after recent stem cell therapy. “He’s had a stem cell plant done,” said Brian Anderton, who[...]
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