Tag: 'Ken Duncan'

Shamal faces stiff task to outjump Ablaze

Trainer Amy McDonald will have her first Grand National Steeplechase runner in Shamal but he takes on star jumper Ablaze, who is aiming for an...
Shamal

Kiwi chaser on target for Australian Grand National

Leading Kiwi jumper Shamal took the next step on his path to the Australian Grand National Steeplechase (4500m) at Ballarat in August with a gritty...
Flying Agent

McDonald pleased with top Kiwi jumper

Ballarat trainer Amy McDonald is convinced that one of New Zealand’s best jumpers has what it takes to win on the biggest stage in Australia....
Shamal

Duncan jumping pair to tackle Aussie features

With COVID-19 curtailing the jumps season in New Zealand, Hunterville trainer Ken Duncan has elected to send two of his stable stars across the Tasman...
Shamal

Duncan chasing immediate success in Australia

Hunterville trainer Ken Duncan has stepped into new territory with his fine steeplechaser Shamal set to race at Ballarat on Sunday. Duncan will start the...
Alfie Dee

Grand ride secures National honours

It has been a meteoric rise in jumps racing for Alfie Dee. The Ken Duncan-trained gelding won his maiden hurdle just weeks ago and at...
Shamal

How tough is Shamal?

Only Ken Duncan really knows just how tough Shamal is. And that’s not just the courage the Zabeel eight-year-old gelding showed during his recovery from...
Shamal

Shamal takes Waikato Steeplechase in nail-biting finish

Topweight and race favourite Shamal added a second prestige steeplechase victory to his career record when he prevailed in a nail-biting finish to the Signature...
Shamal

Shamal on track for Waikato Steeplechase

Last year’s Grand National Steeplechase (5500m) winner, Shamal, looks like he is right on track to add another coveted jumping prize to his locker after...