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Zoltan bounces back

Only a matter of days ago, trainer Kenny Rae had resigned himself to missing the Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) with Zoltan at Riccarton on Saturday week. On Thursday at Ashburton, Rae will saddle the talented three-year-old in the Thank You Barneswood Farm 1200, the Iffraaj gelding on trial[...]
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Major Tom takes out Riccarton feature

Ruakaka trainer Kenny Rae enjoyed a red-letter day at Riccarton on Saturday as two of his three-horse team that he had brought south from his far north base took out feature events. After earlier upsetting pundits with promising Iffraaj gelding Zoltan, who defeated red-hot favourite Matchmaker in a three-year-old 1100m contest, Rae nabbed the big[...]
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Major Tom on target for Winter Cup

Versatile galloper Major Tom cemented his bid for the Group 3 Winter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton next month when he charged home out wide to score handsomely over 1400m at Avondale on Saturday. Co-trainer Kenny Rae, who prepares the six-year-old in partnership with daughter Krystal Williams-Tuhoro, was looking to confirm the southern sojourn for his[...]
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Winter Cup tilt for Major Tom

Ruakaka trainer Kenny Rae was pleased to be back in the winner’s circle at Ellersliie on Saturday where he sent out a double. The Ruakaka horseman, who trains in partnership with his daughter Krystal Williams-Tuhoro, was delighted to see The Buffer break maiden ranks, while hardy galloper Major Tom notched the ninth win of his[...]
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Family pet fit to resume at Te Rapa

Kenny Rae describes Kaharau, the seven-year-old gelding he co-owns with Mike Harris and Guy Matches, as his family pet. “He’s named after a Maori warrior but he’s not a warrior, he’s a big softy and I’ve probably turned him that way,” Rae, who trains in partnership with his daughter Krystal Williams- Tuhoro, said. “I’ve had[...]
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