Hughie Set for Return

Hughie Set for Return
By Duane Ranger Group 3 Summer Cup winner of last season Hughie Green will resume in the Spring Cup at Alexandra Park on September 30. The big son of Art Major and Alta Serena will then line-up in The Holmes DG Pace on October 14 at the same venue. “That’s all we have got planned for him right now. After the Holmes DG then we will see where he’s at and plan his racing schedule from there. He isn’t nominated for the New Zealand Cup. I think the Auc...

A Special Win by Acceptance

A Special Win by Acceptance
By Duane Ranger Impressive Alexandra Park winner of the last two Fridays – Acceptance - will always be special to John and Josh Dickie - in more ways than one. The 3-year-old Bettor’s Delight gelding not only has a promising future but he is also one of the last horses purchased at a Sales by the late Kerry Hoggard. The former Auckland Trotting Club president and owner of Rosslands Stud passed away in October 2015. Earlier in the year Hoggard paid...

Four Wins for the Dickies

Four Wins for the Dickies
By Michael Guerin For a man who knows the glory of group one victory, this was a different kind of satisfaction. Because trainer John Dickie knows not many trainers prepare four winners on a night at Alexandra Park. Dickie and son Josh, who is his training partner and stable driver, pulled off the rare feat on Friday night when Acceptance, Bronze Over, This Excuse Is Fine and I Am The Greatest all won. It was the first four-win night for either...