Great Northern Steeplechase

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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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Northern win in Logan’s sights

Fledgling trainer Samantha Logan will hunt her first Network Visuals Great Northern Steeplechase (6400m) win at Ellerslie on Saturday but don’t presume this has been anything but meticulously planned. Logan, a daughter of leading trainer Donna Logan and her late husband and training partner Dean, has been training professionally for just four years but the[...]
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