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Samskara completes magical weekend for McGrath

  • Wed, 11 Apr 2018
  • Frank Marrion
Samskara winning her first race back from a brief spell at Motukarara recently.

Samskara winning her first race back from a brief spell at Motukarara recently.

Magical because less than 24 hours earlier, McGrath had fulfilled a lifelong dream to win the New Zealand Derby, with Sheriff in a spine tingling contest and in record time. McGrath has won a lot of big races during 18 seasons as a public trainer, capped by Dizzy Miss Lizzy’s success at the Jewels last year, but the time honoured Derby was something else again and a career highlight. Making the weekend even more special was the fact that Sheriff is principally owned by Graham Beirne …
 

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