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Dennis moving in new direction

New Zealand’s Southland trainer Robert Dennis is in the process of winding down his stable, but he won’t be completely lost to the industry and is hoping to land a few more winning blows on both sides of the Tasman. Dennis and his wife Aleisha are expecting their first child next month and a primary[...]
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Weight the query for The Gift

Trainer Robert Dennis has only one concern with The Gift ahead of the MLT/Three Rivers Hotel/Pioneer Tavern Fireside Cup (1335m) at Gore on Friday – weight. The four-year-old mare has been lumbered with 60kg in her final lead-up race to the Group 3 Valachi Downs South Island Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Riccarton later this[...]
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Strong hand for Dennis in Dunedin Guineas

Woodlands trainer Robert Dennis ventures to Wingatui on Saturday shouldering a degree of pressure. The 29-year-old horseman will saddle three runners in the Listed Mediaworks Dunedin Guineas (1500m), headed by The Gift and Ocean Point, who both come out of strong showings when second and fourth respectively in the Listed Gore Guineas (1335m), while one-win[...]
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Treble for Dennis

While much of the Dennis family focus was on homebred The Chosen One running a game fourth in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m), trainer Robert Dennis quietly went about his vocation, racking up a treble at Wingatui on Tuesday. Dennis’ uncles Joe, Martin and Ray Dennis, along with father Tony, comprise the famed Dennis[...]
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