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Tyler has big plans for promising stayer

Former North Island galloper Dr Velocious may have earned himself a tilt at the Group 3 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup (3200m) after providing Singapore-born apprentice Yong Chew with his first victory at Riccarton on Saturday. The twenty-four-year-old Chew transferred south to Riccarton trainer Lance Robinson after spending time in the North Island and has[...]
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Kozzi, Kozzi, Kozzi – Oi, Oi, Oi

Kozzi Asano may not have been a household name in racing circles at the beginning of the season, but the talented apprentice jockey made sure he was by the end. A one-time leader in the New Zealand Jockeys’ Premiership, Asano will end the season in second position behind Central Districts hoop Lisa Allpress, but with[...]
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Oaks performer heads across the Tasman

Southland trainer Kelvin Tyler may have lost one of his star three-year-olds to Australia, but he is excited about the prospects of another. Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) placegetter Feel The Rush has joined Ciaron Maher and David Eustace’s Sydney barn, however, Tyler’s brother Allan and sister-law Marie have retained a half share in[...]
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Tyler loves his F words

While many people will be bandying around a few choice F words over the lockdown period, there are two that are helping Southland trainer Kelvin Tyler get through it – family and farming. The Riverton horseman is a proud family man. He trains in partnership with his daughter Aimee and works closely with his sons[...]
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Kilowatt shines brightly at Gore

Race favourite Kilowatt left it late but produced an undeniable run to take out the feature event on the programme at Gore on Sunday, the Dynes Transport Tapanui Cup (2000m). On a special day for the Tapanui Racing Club that was celebrating its 150th year of operation, the Kelvin and Aimee Tyler-trained six-year-old had looked[...]
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In Kozzi we trust

The revelation that is Canterbury apprentice Kozzi Asano continued his winning roll at Riverton on Wednesday, riding five winners on the eight-race card. The Japanese 24-year-old has rocketed to the top of the New Zealand Jockeys’ Premiership after his haul of five, with four of those wins for the father-daughter training partnership of Kelvin and[...]
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Sink or swim for Sardine in Australia

Riverton trainer Kelvin Tyler has sent seven-year-old mare Flying Sardine across the Tasman and the 11-time winner will make her Australian debut for ex-pat Kiwi trainer Rachael Frost when she contests the Clanbrooke Racing Handicap (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday. The dual Group 3-placegetter has settled in well to Frost’s Mornington base after finishing third[...]
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Lil Miss Swiss claims Amberley Cup

Under-rated mare Lil Miss Swiss produced a devastating late burst to snatch victory in Saturday’s feature flat race at Riccarton, the Greenwood Amberley Cup (1600m). Dropped out to a clear last in a strung-out field by apprentice rider Tanya Jonker, the Rip Van Winkle five-year-old looked a forlorn hope when still spotting the leaders a[...]
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Cup hopes high for Tyler pair

Kelvin Tyler is hoping to spoil the favourites’ party in Saturday’s Greenwood Amberley Cup (1600m), suggesting his pair The Bumper and Lil Miss Swiss are in prime order to cause an upset in the Riccarton feature. Tyler, who trains at Riverton with his daughter Aimee, has already won the Amberley Cup twice, with Timy Tyler[...]
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