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Tavi Mac steps into Seabiscuit role

Taranaki trainer Allan Sharrock is hoping his diminutive sprinter Tavi Mac can provide the movie fairytale finish to Saturday’s Group 1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham. “It’s the old battler’s tale. The little horse from humble beginnings up against the expensive Fastnet Rock mare, and she’ll take some beating too,” Sharrock said[...]
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Pitmans quinella Kurow Cup

Trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman walked away happy men from Kurow on Wednesday after securing the quinella in the Kurow Cup (1400m) courtesy of Carson River and Enzo’s Lad. Carson River settled midfield for jockey Samantha Wynne before finding the one-one outside stablemate Enzo’s Lad. The son of Swiss Ace quickly found the lead when[...]
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Enzo’s Lad primed for Kurow Cup

There may be a major weight disparity between Enzo’s Lad and his rivals in the PGG Wrightson Kurow Cup (1400m) on Wednesday, but it’s the track conditions that are the biggest concern for trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman. The Christchurch conditioners elected to bypass the Listed Hazlett Stakes (1200m) on Saturday with their charge because[...]
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Sensei bows out

Group 1 performing sprinter Sensei has been retired from racing and will now look towards a career at stud. The Michael and Matthew Pitman-trained entire won six of his 26 career starts, including the Listed Hazlett Stakes (1200m) and Listed Pegasus Stakes (1000m). He also placed at Group level on four occasions, including dead-heating for[...]
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Enzo on path to another Telegraph

Riccarton trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman will have numbers in their favour as per usual at their home track meeting on Friday. The father-and-son training duo like to take full advantage of not having to travel their horses given Riccarton’s standing as the premier Southern track, and on Friday they will saddle as many as[...]
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