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Riccarton next as Tyler bandwagon marches on

New Zealand trainer Kelvin Tyler isn’t sure whether he has the horsepower to deny Riccarton trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman of their fifth straight South Island trainers’ premiership but he’s giving it his best shot. Tyler, who trains in partnership with his daughter Aimee out of Riverton, goes into Saturday’s Riccarton meeting three wins behind[...]
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Pitman Magic on show at Riccarton

Trainers Michael & Matthew Pitman are pleased with the condition of stakes winning mare All About Magic as she looks to land the spoils for the home team in the Group 3 Valachi Downs South Island Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Riccarton on Saturday. While conceding rival Belle Fascino will be hard to topple, Michael[...]
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Trentham return for Enzo’s Lad

Enzo’s Lad will return to Trentham on Saturday in a bid to retain his crown in the Listed Hardy Trade Supply Company Lightning Handicap (1200m). The Michael and Matthew Pitman-trained eight-year-old has a strong record at the Upper Hutt track, having also recorded two victories and a runner-up performance in the Group 1 Telegraph (1200m).[...]
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All About Magic takes Timaru Stakes

Consistent mare All About Magic got her just rewards when she came with a sustained finish from near last to capture the Listed Speight’s Timaru Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton on Saturday. The Showcasing four-year-old had often been the bridesmaid at stakes level throughout her two and three-year-old campaigns having placed on four separate occasions at[...]
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Pitmans quinella Kurow Cup

Trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman walked away happy men from Kurow on Wednesday after securing the quinella in the Kurow Cup (1400m) courtesy of Carson River and Enzo’s Lad. Carson River settled midfield for jockey Samantha Wynne before finding the one-one outside stablemate Enzo’s Lad. The son of Swiss Ace quickly found the lead when[...]
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Enzo’s Lad primed for Kurow Cup

There may be a major weight disparity between Enzo’s Lad and his rivals in the PGG Wrightson Kurow Cup (1400m) on Wednesday, but it’s the track conditions that are the biggest concern for trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman. The Christchurch conditioners elected to bypass the Listed Hazlett Stakes (1200m) on Saturday with their charge because[...]
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