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Gucci Belt doubles up at Trentham

While Gucci Belt is living in the shadow of her well-credentialled half-sister Entriviere, she is doing something her sibling failed to do, win at three. The Kevin Gray bred and trained filly posted her second victory from four starts at Trentham on Saturday when winning the Harrisons Carpets 3YO (1200m). The daughter of Burgundy sat[...]
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Taiaroa continuing family legacy

Promising rider Temyia Taiaroa is proud to be the third-generation of her family to become a jockey. The Central Districts apprentice has been riding since before she can remember and she is pleased to be following her dream career and her forebearers footsteps. “My Granddad, Arnold Taiaroa, he was a jockey, as well as my[...]
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Gray hoping for brighter times ahead

Octogenarian trainer Kevin Gray hasn’t particularly enjoyed the last couple of months. The Palmerston North horseman’s age group have had the most stringent measures imposed on them as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and he just wants things to go back to normal, including racing. “I have been all right, but it has been[...]
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Gray ready for new season challenges

While he may have recently celebrated his eighty-second birthday, there is no suggestion that well- respected Central Districts horseman Kevin Gray is showing any signs of slowing down. Gray will enter his fourtieth season of training in 2019/20 with the same enthusiasm that he did when it all started for him back in Waverley in[...]
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Piriaka too tough at Woodville

The Kevin Gray-trained Piriaka cleared maiden company on Thursday when running down short-priced favourite Lincoln Hanover to win the Merrylees Hotel 1200 at Woodville. Jumping from barrier two, the three-year-old filly was beaten for early speed and sat just off the pace in fifth position throughout. Stable apprentice Holly Andrew kept her composure aboard the[...]
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