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Tallyho Twinkletoe Headlines National Noms

New Zealand jumper Tallyho Twinkletoe headlines entries for the Grand National Hurdle at Sandown. Tallyho Twinkletoe won last year’s Grand National Hurdle on his Australian debut and is one of nine nominations for Sunday’s contest over 4200m. Trained in New Zealand by Kevin Myers, Tallyho Twinkletoe is transferred to Patrick Payne when he crosses the[...]
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Jumping career beckons Kirkland

Kirkland won’t lack for fitness heading into Friday’s Lowe Schollum Jones Handicap (2060m) at Wanganui. Trainer Alexander Fieldes has Kirkland earmarked for a jumping career and has given the Highly Recommended five-year-old three outings at point-to-point jumping fixtures as well as a fresh-up flat run at Wanganui last month. Ridden by Sam O’Malley that day,[...]
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Tallyho Twinkletoe To Chase Jumps History

Trainer Patrick Payne rates Tallyho Twinkletoe the best jumper he has trained after adding the Brendan Drechsler Hurdle to his amazing record. Tallyho Twinkletoe has raced in Australia three times, claiming the Grand National Hurdle and Steeplechase double last year along with Sunday’s win at Pakenham. Payne says Tallyho Twinkletoe is a naturally gifted jumper[...]
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National double defence begins for star jumper

Arguably Australasia’s best jumper Tallyho Twinkletoe will begin his Australian campaign to defend his Grand National Hurdle (4200m) and Steeplechase (4500m) titles at Pakenham on Sunday. The rising 10-year-old gelding has arrived at trainer Patrick Payne’s Plumpton stable in superb order, according to the Victorian horseman, and he is primed to tackle his first-up Australian[...]
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Reunited and it feels so good

One of the most formidable partnerships in Australasian jumps racing continued their undefeated record at Wanganui on Friday when winning the Brian FM Open Hurdle (2400m). Top New Zealand jumps jockey Aaron Kuru and Tallyho Twinkletoe were reunited for the first time since their historic Grand National Hurdle (4200m) and Steeplechase (4500m) double last year[...]
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Sanson makes first day a winning one

Apprentice jockey Maria Sanson kicked off her career in fine style at Awapuni on Saturday when she picked up her first career victory on her raceday debut. The personable twenty-five-year-old had earlier guided the Kevin Myers-trained Overtheriver into fifth in the main flat race of the day before she scored aboard Super Flash for her[...]
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Talented jumper to resume at Wanganui

Tallyho Twinkletoe summitted the peak of Australasian jumps racing last year when taking out the Grand National Hurdle (4200m) and Steeplechase (4500m) double. The New Zealand jumper became the first horse to win the races in the same year since Mosstrooper in 1930 and his connections are keen for the nine-year-old to defend his crown.[...]
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Nerves kick in for Payne

Nerves only come but once a year for Patrick Payne, and that time is now. The Warrnambool May Carnival is like Christmas Day for the Victorian trainer and he will once again have several live chances on one of Australia’s biggest days of jumps racing. “I love it,” Payne said. “It’s the only time I[...]
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Crucial Warrnambool hit-out for Zed Em

Star Kiwi jumper Zed Em heads to Warrnambool on Tuesday for a crucial steeplechase trial over 2800m as he looks to defend his crown in Tuesday week’s A$315,000 Grand Annual Steeplechase (5500m) at a revamped Warrnambool Carnival. The nine-year-old son of Zed was sent out $1.55 favourite for the Spencer Memorial Chase (3500m) at Pakenham[...]
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Zed Em out to defend crown

Zed Em looks to be on track to defend his crown in the Grand Annual Steeplechase (5500m) at Warrnambool next month after his eye-catching win over 2000m at Werribee on Saturday. The Patrick Payne-trained gelding struggled to keep contact with his rivals for the majority of the race, sitting as much as five lengths behind[...]
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Career highlight for Kuru

Last season’s premiership winning jumps jockey Aaron Kuru secured the biggest scalp of his riding career when taking out the Grand National Steeplechase (4500m) at Ballarat on Sunday aboard the Patrick Payne-trained Tallyho Twinkletoe. The duo have formed a formidable partnership, retaining their 100 percent strike-rate after combining to win the Grand National Hurdle (4200m)[...]
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Tallyho Twinkletoe Jumps To National Glory

New Zealand jumper Tallyho Twinkletoe has equalled the feats of a champion jumper of yesteryear with his dominant victory in the Grand National Steeplechase at Ballarat. Tallyho Twinkletoe became the first horse since Mosstrooper in 1930 to complete the Grand National Hurdle/Steeplechase double in the same year. Patrick Payne calls himself the “puppet trainer”, having[...]
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Gillies aims to bounce back in National

Mathew Gillies has gained a doctor’s clearance to ride Gagarin in Saturday’s Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge 145th Grand National Steeplechase (5600m) at Riccarton. The jumps jockey was concussed in a fall at Riccarton last Saturday, an injury that led to him missing the winning ride on Tallyho Twinkletoe in last Sunday’s Grand National Hurdle[...]
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Kiwis fly in Grand National

New Zealand jumps jockey Aaron Kuru took home one of the biggest scalps in his riding career on Sunday after taking out the Grand National Hurdle (4200m) aboard Kiwi jumper Tallyho Twinkletoe at Sandown. Just 24 hours earlier Kuru was without a ride in the race, however, a fall at Riccarton on Saturday ruled out[...]
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