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Stable pet makes amends in Lightning

Less than an hour after lamenting bad luck in one Trentham feature on Saturday afternoon, Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard struck gold in the next one with stable favourite Grand Mayson. A perennial placegetter with 13 seconds and thirds through his 26-start career, the six-year-old son of Power produced a scintillating late burst to win[...]
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Montre Moi ready to capitalise in Derby

Otaki trainer Johno Benner believes it’s far from a vintage running of this year’s Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m), but he’s hardly complaining. Benner and his partner Hollie Wynyard will produce two-win Showcasing gelding Montre Moi in Sunday’s Classic, which will either be run at Ellerslie if the Government drops Auckland from its[...]
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Toughness the key to talented filly

Tough is a word that comes up several times in conversation with Otaki trainer Johno Benner when talking about his talented filly Key. The Exceed And Excel three-year-old, a A$550,000 yearling purchase for owner Gary Harding last year, steps up to stakes company for the first time in Thursday’s Group 3 Lucia Valentina Wellington Stakes[...]
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Hold The Press a headline act at Trentham

Progressive three-year-old Hold The Press maintained her unbeaten raceday record with a slick front-running performance at Trentham on Sunday. In the hands of runaway Jockeys’ premiership leader Danielle Johnson, the Press Statement filly began quickly from an inside barrier and never really looked like being headed as she cut out the 1200m journey in a[...]
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