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KIRK LARSEN

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How long have you been a trainer?
Since 1984.

What was your first winner?
Gentle Admiral (Admiral Halsey-Gentle Water) April 1987 at Ascot Park Invercargill -what  a relief!

How did you choose your racing colours?
They were my uncle, Mick Morton's, galloping colours.

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

Biggest race you have won as a trainer?
2005 Auckland Cup with Howard Bromac

Editors note: Howard Bromac beat Alta Serena and Napoleon running the 3200 metres in 4.03. The winning stake was $159,565.
Stable and track location:
Branxholme.

Track size:
1000 metres fast work track and 1000 metre jogging track.

Size of property?
170 acres.

Training capacity?30 (comfortably)outhland training premierships:

2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 (4)

Best mare trained?
Lisa O (OK Bye - Trendy Paula) 28 - 7 - 1 - 3  and 1.56.6 at Winton 30/12/1999.

Best colt or gelding trained?

Howard Bromac 72 -17-10-12 ($628,327).

Best horse trained?
Howard Bromac.

Best horse sold?
Breeny's Fella.

Editors note: Breeny's Fella started 10 times for the Larsen stable as a 3 year old winning 4 . His last start for the stable was in the New Zealand Sales Series 3 year old final at Alexandra Park when he finished second to Lavros Star.

Which race would you most like to win in Southland?
Invercargill Cup  -  haven't won it yet.

Which Zealand race would you be most thrilled to win?
The New Zealand Cup. It's the Holy Grail of New Zealand Harness racing.

Which New Zealand trainer do you admire the most?
Any trainer that is successful as I know how hard the game is.

What do you consider to be the biggest challenge facing harness racing in Southland?
As a trainer - the rising cost of land, feed, staff, ACC and fuel etc.

Stable sponsor:
Mitavite

  

 



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