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Alister Black

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How long have you been a trainer?
Since 2005

Name your first winner:
Rome

Editor's note: Rome had just the one start for Alister winning as a four year old at Forbury Park in May 2010. He is still racing as a seven year old and has won a total of three races.

How many winners have you trained?
38 (End of the 2016-2017 season).

Best season:

2015-2016 - 13 winners

Stable and track location:
Branxholme

Track size:
800 metres

Size of property:
107 acres

Training capacity:
18-20

Best colt or gelding trained?
New York Town

Editor's note: The Falcon Seelster gelding started fourteen times for three wins and $22,042. He was competitive at Addington running an unlucky ninth and then fourth behind Motu Prince of Peru.

Best horses trained?
New York Town and Sucessful Way

Editor's note: Successful Way a close relative to Idid It Myway (14 wins) provided Black with a training highlight, winning at Addington in March as a two year old.

Best horse sold?
Jaccka Leveque (1-53.2 USA)

Editor's note: Jaccka Leveque qualified at Ascot Park in May 2005 and was then exported to America.

Which race would you most like to win in Southland?
Any race is good

Which New Zealand race would you be most thrilled to win?
New Zealand

Which New Zealand trainer do you admire most?
Paul Nairn

What do you consider to be the biggest challenge facing Harness Racing in Southland?
Handicapping system

 

 

 



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