Wellington Steeplechase

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Back-to-back premierships for Fannin

Shaun Fannin reckons there’s no buzz for a rider that’s quite like winning a major steeplechase. The New Zealand jockey did plenty of winning in the past 12 months, with his 16 victories securing his second consecutive jumps jockeys premiership. A second premiership seemed like a longshot when he fell from Laekeeper in the Hawke’s[...]
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Wellington Hurdle victory for The Cossack

The transfer of the Hydra-cell Pumps Wellington Hurdle (3100m) and Grant Plumbing Wellington Steeplechase (5500m) to Hastings on Thursday has worked in the favour of local trainers Paul Nelson and Corrina McDougal. With the abandonment of Trentham’s meeting last Saturday, the two prestige jumps races were transferred to Hastings, resulting in Nelson and McDougal entering[...]
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Surprise hometown advantage for Nelson jumpers

The prospect of better ground in their own neighbourhood has seen leading jumps trainers Paul Nelson and Corrina McDougal direct three of their charges toward the rescheduled Wellington prestige jumps races on Thursday. With bad weather causing the abandonment of Trentham’s major winter raceday last Saturday, the Hydra-Cell Pumps Wellington Hurdle (3100m) and the Grant[...]
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Wise Men Say set to defend crown

Wise Men Say won last year’s Grant Plumbing Wellington Steeplechase (5500m) at Trentham and he will return to the Wellington track on Saturday in a bid to defend his title. The nine-year-old gelding has only had three starts since and his trainer Raymond Connors is hoping he can recapture some of his old form on[...]
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