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Asano continues upward trajectory

Apprentice jockey Kozzi Asano charged up the leading jockeys’ table when landing five winners at Riccarton on Saturday, with his tally of 14 victories for the season placing him third on the premiership behind Lisa Allpress (19) and Michael McNab (16). The 26-year-old, who has come from relative obscurity just a matter of seasons ago,[...]
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Ritani upsets in Winter Cup

Scenes of unbridled joy and celebration broke out on the Riccarton public lawn shortly after outsider Ritani () took out the 124th running of the Group 3 Winning Edge Presentations Winter Cup (1600m) on Saturday. Friends, family and connections of the Kerry and Ian Taplin-trained seven-year-old Makfi mare were besides themselves as rider Kozzi Asano[...]
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Riccarton stakes targets for Carston pair

New Zealand trainer Andrew Carston will have a couple of stakes candidates at his home track of Riccarton this weekend. Promising juvenile Art De Triomphe will have her first tilt at stakes level when she contests the Listed Berkley Stud Champagne Stakes (1200m) on Saturday. The filly became her sire Vadamos’ first New Zealand winner[...]
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Asano in the fast lane with Atishu

Kozzi Asano needs just one word to sum up Atishu, his mount in Saturday’s Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Warstep Stakes (2000m) at Riccarton. “She’s fast,” Asano said. “It’s pretty simple really. She’s one of the fastest horses I’ve ever ridden. She ran home her last 600m in 31.94 seconds when she won at Riccarton last[...]
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Possible Brisbane campaign for Atishu

Progressive three-year-old Atishu has left trainer Stephen Marsh in a bit of a quandary after she demolished her rivals to take out the Listed NZB Airfreight Stakes (1600m) at Riccarton. The Savabeel three-year-old was sent out a red-hot favourite after she overcame a stumble leaving the starting gates at her most recent run to comprehensively[...]
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Asano to head north

The South Island’s leading jockey, Kozzi Asano, will leave the mainland next week for a couple of months in a bid to further his riding career. The gun hoop will take up an opportunity with Wexford Stables in Matamata where he will get the chance to garner further knowledge from co-trainer and former champion jockey[...]
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