New Zealand Grand National Steeplechase

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Shamal ready for National challenge

With names like Jumbo, Riccarton’s steeplechase fences are renowned for their size but Hunterville trainer Ken Duncan said the biggest obstacle facing Shamal in Saturday’s Racecourse Hotel Grand National Steeplechase (5600m) doesn’t need to be jumped. Duncan is referring to last Saturday’s 16-length Koral Steeplechase (4250m) winner Tallyho Twinkletoe, the Kevin Myers-trained 11-year-old unbeaten in[...]
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National contenders impress at Riccarton

Emerging hurdling talent Chief Sequoyah did everything trainer John Wheeler was looking for ahead of Wednesday’s Hospitality New Zealand Canterbury Grand National Hurdles (4200m) when he took out Saturday’s Avon City Ford Sydenham Hurdles (3100m) at Riccarton in fine fashion. The seven-year-old son of Redwood has taken to the jumping game like a duck to[...]
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