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McKee calls time on training career

New Zealand training great Stephen McKee has announced his retirement. The co-trainer of champion galloper Sunline in partnership with his late father Trevor, McKee has guided the careers of many a star New Zealand racehorse, among them the likes of another Hall of Famer, Mufhasa, and in more recent years Group One winners O’Marilyn, Hasahalo[...]
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Revitalised Barnes enjoying riding

Racing’s COVID-19 enforced break was tough on many New Zealand racing professionals, but jockey Courtney Barnes said it was probably a godsend for her. The 26-year-old from Mosgiel, near Dunedin, started her riding career strongly as an apprentice for the Anderton family of White Robe Lodge. She scored 23 wins in 2012-13, her second season[...]
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McKee ready to enter rebuilding phase

While enjoying a return to stable life, trainer Stephen McKee is taking a patient approach as he enters a rebuilding stage with a mainly young team around him. The retirement of class gallopers such as Consensus and Hasahalo combined with uncertainty in the local thoroughbred Industry will see McKee reduce his overall stable numbers to[...]
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Hasahalo sets new online record

A new online thoroughbred auction record was set on Monday night when the China Horse Club secured New Zealand Group 1 winning mare Hasahalo for $670,000 on gavelhouse.com. The daughter of Savabeel won the Group 1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) for trainer Stephen McKee and her Go Racing syndicate, in addition to the Group[...]
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