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Happy Star primed for Winter Cup

Happy Star will be vying to keep his undefeated record intact this preparation when he contests the Group 3 Winning Edge Presentations Winter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton Park on Saturday. The Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard-trained five-year-old has won both of his starts this time in and they are hoping he can continue his picket[...]
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Rosewood chases elusive stakes win

Taranaki owner-trainer Marilyn Paewai would love nothing more than to see her star winter performer Rosewood claim a deserved stakes win at Riccarton this weekend. Rosewood will tackle Saturday’s Group 3 Winning Edge Presentations Winter Cup (1600m), a race she was only narrowly beaten in last year. That was one of four stakes placings the[...]
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Benner happy with promising duo

Johno Benner has a bit of time for promising galloper Happy Star and the Otaki horseman, who trains in partnership with Hollie Wynyard, is excited to kick-off his preparation at Awapuni on Saturday. The four-year-old son of Fabulous will contest the Norwood 1400 and takes two solid trial wins into his weekend assignment. “He has[...]
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Benner keen to get back into action

A pair of impressive trial winners at Foxton during the week has Otaki trainer Johno Benner looking forward to the return of racing in the Central Districts next month. Benner and partner Hollie Wynyard produced progressive winter galloper Happy Star to win an open class 1000m heat on Thursday while a well-bred Tavistock colt also[...]
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