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Busy time for Pitman

It’s been a whirlwind week for Matthew Pitman. The Riccarton trainer welcomed his second child on Tuesday and he has also been in the process of moving into his family’s new home. “It’s exciting times,” he said. “We bought a house on Friday, moved in on the weekend and our baby came earlier in the[...]
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Synthetic track in Christchurch gets thumbs-up

Racing every week at Riccarton. It’s a distinct possibility and something that excites the South Island’s leading trainer Michael Pitman, who trains in partnership with his son Matthew. On Tuesday, Minster for Racing, Winston Peters, announced that the Government has approved $20 million from the Provincial Growth Fund to construct two new synthetic race tracks[...]
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Derby aspirations for former Kiwi

Former New Zealand galloper Chuck A Luck will take his next step towards the Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m) when he lines-up in the Neds Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield on Saturday. The Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young-trained gelding has been in fine form since joining their Cranbourne stable this year, placing first-up before winning[...]
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Trentham specialist takes feature sprint

Trentham specialist Enzo’s Lad produced another courageous performance at his favourite track as he delivered a nail-biting victory in the Listed Te Akau Racing Lightning Handicap (1200m) on Saturday. The Michael and Matthew Pitman-trained seven-year-old had failed by the barest of margins to make it three consecutive wins in the Group 1 Telegraph (1200m) back[...]
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New challenge for Enzo’s Lad

The connections of Enzo’s Lad have set their sights on a new target for their talented sprinter. The dual Group 1 winner will step up to 1400m for the first time when he contests the Listed Speight’s Timaru Stakes at Riccarton on Saturday. Enzo’s Lad is fresh off a runner-up performance behind Avantage in Saturday’s[...]
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