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Mark Walker brings up 200th winner

Mark Walker is in rarefied air after becoming the first New Zealand trainer to record 200 domestic wins in a season at Awapuni on Thursday. Te Akau's head trainer went into the synthetic meeting requiring two wins to reach the mark and his eight-strong team duly delivered. Redsheis brought the Matamata horseman within one win,[...]
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Bergerson joins Walker in partnership

Te Akau Racing has announced that Sam Bergerson will join Mark Walker in a training partnership in New Zealand, commencing August 1. The Matamata-based stable is the dominant force in New Zealand racing at present, with Mark Walker leading the premiership with 180 wins, nearly 100 clear of nearest rival Stephen Marsh (82). “Sam is[...]
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Walker sets new benchmark

Te Akau trainer Mark Walker set a national record for wins in a season when Fellini won at Pukekohe on Saturday. The victory provided the Matamata horseman with his 161st win of the season, including five at Group One level and 31 black-type triumphs. The previous mark of 160 was set by predecessor Jamie Richards[...]
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Newmarket tilt for Imperatriz

After a dazzling performance in winning Saturday's Group 1 BCD Group Sprint (1400m) at Te Rapa, connections of star four-year-old Imperatriz have decided to raise the bar. The Mark Walker-trained mare will now contest the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on March 11, aiming to emulate compatriot Roch ‘N' Horse, who won the[...]
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Leaderboard upsets in Wellington Cup

Enigmatic galloper Leaderboard put his best foot forward when he responded to a brilliant ride from visiting Irish jockey Joe Doyle to take out the Group 3 Wellington Cup (3200m). The Mark Walker-trained son of Street Cry has always looked a progressive stayer for owners the Fortuna Leaderboard Syndicate, including finishing third in the 2021[...]
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