WARREN KENNEDY SHINES AT PUKEKOHE

02 Jan 2024 10:58


 

It’s one thing for a jockey saluting in one of the country’s top group one races on New Year’s Day.

It’s quite another adding six more for a remarkable, record-breaking haul of seven wins from nine rides at Pukekohe, south of Auckland.

South African rider Warren Kennedy did just that on Monday as seasoned racing followers shook their heads in amazement to hail the ‘Wizard of Waz’.
Kennedy capped his never to be forgotten day with victory in the group one $450,000 Railway (1200m) aboard Waitak, trained by the O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott partnership.
Kennedy was last in the running aboard Waitak but timed his late finish to perfection aboard the $12 chance.
“It’s been a fantastic day. I don’t think anyone could have asked for any better. Everything has gone my way,” Kennedy told Trackside TV after Habana’s win.

“We’re all here to compete and everyone is congratulating (me), they know it’s a great feat to win seven in a day.”



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