Balcairn trainers John and Karen Parsons stretched their memories back 30 years when Pippi Rea extended his winning streak to five at Riccarton on Saturday.
“We have to go back to Seamist to remember another horse we’ve had who has won as many in a row,” Karen Parsons said after Pippi Rae’s last-stride victory in the Sonia & Garry Thompson Open Sprint (1200m).
“It’s hard to win a few in a row, let alone five, and really the last few wins have been a bonus because we have been meaning to turn him out for a spell. He prefers better tracks. He was supposed to go out after he won at Riccarton (on May 31), but we kept him going for Waimate and he won there, too. We were lucky to get away with this last win.”