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Plum draw for Probabeel

What a difference a year makes. This time last year Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards was devastated after drawing the outside barrier with Te Akau Shark in the A$5 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m), while this year he was overjoyed when drawing gate two for Group 1-winning mare Probabeel. “It is such a big[...]
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Tallyho Twinkletoe Headlines National Noms

New Zealand jumper Tallyho Twinkletoe headlines entries for the Grand National Hurdle at Sandown. Tallyho Twinkletoe won last year’s Grand National Hurdle on his Australian debut and is one of nine nominations for Sunday’s contest over 4200m. Trained in New Zealand by Kevin Myers, Tallyho Twinkletoe is transferred to Patrick Payne when he crosses the[...]
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Kiwis dominate jumping card

The NZ suffix dominated proceedings at Pakenham on Sunday, with all six jumping races taken out by Kiwi horses. Plumpton trainer Patrick Payne led the way with three victories, including features with Tallyho Twinkletoe (Brendan Dreschler Hurdle, 3500m) and Slowpoke Rodriguez (Mosstrooper Steeplechase, 3500m). Payne labelled the former as the best jumper he has trained,[...]
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Tallyho Twinkletoe To Chase Jumps History

Trainer Patrick Payne rates Tallyho Twinkletoe the best jumper he has trained after adding the Brendan Drechsler Hurdle to his amazing record. Tallyho Twinkletoe has raced in Australia three times, claiming the Grand National Hurdle and Steeplechase double last year along with Sunday’s win at Pakenham. Payne says Tallyho Twinkletoe is a naturally gifted jumper[...]
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National double defence begins for star jumper

Arguably Australasia’s best jumper Tallyho Twinkletoe will begin his Australian campaign to defend his Grand National Hurdle (4200m) and Steeplechase (4500m) titles at Pakenham on Sunday. The rising 10-year-old gelding has arrived at trainer Patrick Payne’s Plumpton stable in superb order, according to the Victorian horseman, and he is primed to tackle his first-up Australian[...]
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Reunited and it feels so good

One of the most formidable partnerships in Australasian jumps racing continued their undefeated record at Wanganui on Friday when winning the Brian FM Open Hurdle (2400m). Top New Zealand jumps jockey Aaron Kuru and Tallyho Twinkletoe were reunited for the first time since their historic Grand National Hurdle (4200m) and Steeplechase (4500m) double last year[...]
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