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Former explorer enjoying jockey life

An urge to see the world more than a decade ago was a lifechanging experience for Canterbury jockey Tina Comignaghi. The Argentinian native was backpacking around New Zealand, and like many travellers, decided to get a job in order to replenish her funds. Growing up riding horses, Comignaghi found herself a job working with thoroughbreds[...]
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Vale Wally O’Hearn

Popular racing journalist Wally O’Hearn has died, aged, 61, after a lengthy battle with cancer. O’Hearn plied his trade for more than 40 years and worked for a host of publications including the Friday Flash, Best Bets, Sunday Star, Sunday News, DB Racing Annual, Waikato Times, the Informant and was also a regular contributor to[...]
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Parsons mare ideally placed

Six-year-old mare Kiwi Ida will start favourite in Wednesday’s Group 3 Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) on the back of an eye-catching performance when second to Wekaforce in the Listed Pegasus Stakes (1000m) last Saturday. The John and Karen Parsons-trained mare is rated 18 points superior to her nearest rival in the fillies and[...]
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Refreshed Parsons ready for racing return

Balcairn trainers John and Karen Parsons were in a more fortunate position than most throughout New Zealand’s month-long lockdown, with the husband and wife training combination able to utilise their private training set-up to lightly exercise some of their younger stock. The South Island conditioners have enjoyed another strong season and were fifth on the[...]
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