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SAVVY COUP JOINS WALLER

Savvy Coup is the latest star New Zealand galloper to join Chris Waller’s stable. Co-trainer Matt Pitman confirmed the decision today. “Chris Waller is a friend of our’s  and it made sense to send the horse to him for the racing. There

RASMUSSEN ADDS ANOTHER JEWEL TO CROWN

Champion reinswoman Natalie Rasmussen has added another jewel to her crown with a first driving win in New Zealand Cup behind Thefixer. Under Rasmussen’s urgings, Thefixer determinedly wore down the tenacious Australian runner-up Tiger Tara in the last

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RAISING MONEY FOR MAIJA VANCE

By Grace Willougby Maija (right)  and I have been friends for about 10-11 years now. We rode together in New Zealand and then I moved to Australia and not long after she came too. She’s one of my oldest and best friends. The reason I decided to start

DANIELLE JOHNSON’S BLOG

We’ve come to the end of another busy week. We are really getting into the swing on things for this racing season. I started my week off riding 22 breeze ups for Sam Beatson and Ben Foote. Their magnificent and high-quality drafts for the Ready to Run s

DANIELLE JOHNSON’S Blog #2

Well, we’ve come to the end of another Hawkes Bay Carnival and boy, wasn’t it a doozy! The whole carnival is a credit to Andrew (Butch) Castles. I had the utmost privilege to continue my partnership with Te Akau’s Avantage. What an incredible little