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Leith Innes enjoying retirement

While winter is usually a quieter time for Leith Innes, the former New Zealand hoop said he is enjoying it a lot more in retirement this year. Innes bowed out of riding in May after winning the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) aboard Pinarello in the colours of Cambridge Stud’s Brendan and Jo Lindsay, for[...]
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Maven Belle in dramatic Group One triumph

Drama surrounded the finish to Saturday’s Group One feature at Awapuni when the final result was settled by the judicial committee after a protest was lodged by the connections of runner-up Wolverine against first-past-the-post Maven Belle. Maven Belle, the Mark Walker-trained daughter of Burgundy, had led out from the barrier in the Group 1 Courtesy[...]
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Innes anxious for return to racing

Auckland’s extended lockdown has proved especially frustrating for leading jockey Leith Innes, who can look but can’t touch with nearly everything he wants to participate in. Innes is one of several jockeys in the Auckland region robbed of riding while the province is in Alert Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. “You’d like to be racing[...]
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