24 Mar: Jockeys’ Best For The Weekend
24 Mar: Matt Gillies Out For Season
21 Mar: Bill Thurlow Paid $5k for Gingernuts!
19 Mar: Lock has big plans for exciting galloper
19 Mar: Top-class trio bags another Group One
18 Mar: Jockeys’ best for the weekend
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A selection of New Zealand's leading jockeys offer their best rides for the weekend and, where applicable, last week's result.
Former champion jumps jockey Mathew Gillies will be a notable absentee from this winter's action.
"I'll be out for the season, but I will be looking to come back for the next one," Gillies said.
Bill Thurlow has followed the Gingernuts story as closely as anyone and he’s not alone in his surprise at the three-year-old’s rise to Australasian Group One glory.
Trainer Peter Lock believes his exciting galloper Hiflyer is still six months from his best despite his charge producing another stunning winning performance on the weekend.
Trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman and jockey Matthew Cameron are a Group One trio not to be trifled with.
James McDonald's appeal against the severity of his 18-month ban has been dismissed.
Second chances don’t come along very often and Tony Pike turned his into a Group One victory with Chenille at Ellerslie on Thursday.
A classic line from commentator George Simon encapsulated the finish to the $1m Gr. 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby at Ellerslie as he exclaimed “Gingernuts dunks them in the Derby”.
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