Peter Hunter


How long have you been a trainer?Peter_Hunter__2__3.JPG
Since 2001.

What was your first winner?
Only The One - Great.

Editor's note: Only The One won for Hunter at the Tuapeka meeting in November 2003. He was by Holmes Hanover out of Rakamobile and sold to Australia soon after winning. He has recorded 11 more wins in Australia.

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

Stable and track location:
Ryal Bush

Track size:
760 metres.

Training capacity:

Best mare trained?
Elation Franco (Live Or Die - Especial Franco) 88-8-9-6 $70,298.

Best colt or gelding trained?
Rakarebel (Christin Cullen - Rakarach) 64-6-11-11 $82,709.

Editor's note: Rakarebel has won a further 9 races in Australia. His biggest win coming in the Group Two Celebrity Sprint.

Best horse trained?

Best horse sold?
Onedin Hustler: (Village Jasper - Stylist Onedin) 34-7-0-4 $46,209

Editor's note: Onedin Hustler has won further 9 races in Australia and recorded a mile time of 1-53.5. His biggest win was in the listed Tarang Pacing Cup.

Which Southland race would you be most thrilled to win?
Southland Oaks or Southern Supremacy.

Which New Zealand races would you most like to win?

New Zealand Cup - Any Group race will do.

Which New Zealand trainer do you most admire?
Brother Hamish - He's been through highs and lows and is still going strong.

What do you consider to be the biggest challenge facing Harness Racing in Southland?
Stake money.


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