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Hannan to kick-off riding career

Kelsey Hannan is looking forward to kicking off her riding career at Tauranga on Saturday where she will have two rides for her employers Shaun and Craig Phelan. The 18-year-old apprentice jockey originally hails from Northland where she first became involved in racing under the tutelage of local horseman Kenny Rae. “Kenny Rae brought me[...]
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Irish Girl primed for Riccarton feature

New Zealand trainer Kenny Rae says the blame would rest squarely with his daughter and co-trainer Krystal Williams-Tuhoro if their mare Irish Girl was to be beaten in Saturday’s Group 3 Valachi Downs South Island Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Riccarton. Rae had hoped to boost his stellar record accompanying the El Roca mare in[...]
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Rae hails northern winter series

New Zealand trainer Kenny Rae has welcomed the announcement of the 2022 ITM/GIB Northern Region Winter Championships. The finals day at Ruakaka on July 16 will comprise of five NZD$60,000 races, with qualifying races to take place at northern region tracks. The series has been designed to cater for all horses, with a sprinters final[...]
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Jumping future for Kaharau

Emily Farr has finally convinced New Zealand trainer Kenny Rae into a career change for evergreen stayer Kaharau. The nine-year-old gelding won his 2000m Open Hurdle trial at Cambridge on Monday, impressing both rider and trainer. “That’s the first time I have ever seen him jump. I was quite pleased with him,” Rae said of[...]
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Karaka Million dream turning to reality

Ruakaka trainer Kenny Rae is like a kid before Christmas as he counts down to Saturday’s $1m Doubletree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie. The knock-about horseman, who trains in partnership with daughter Krystal Williams-Tuhoro, will saddle exciting youngster Follow Your Dreams, a $7 third favourite in the million-dollar feature. Rae took the[...]
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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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