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Neil and Action agains NT partnership continues. Action again has just proven that the dirt tracks are to his liking again for the 4th year. He has just won at Alice springs a nice lead up to the big sprint. Well done Neil and Actions owners.

Today Saturday 25th of April, Neil will have 6 runners at Alice springs. Last Friday Neil with the help of Alan (track rider and main helping hand ) packed up the truck with 6 nice horses to attack the Alice Springs racing carnival. Neil has raced in Alice many times for alot of success, he has been awarded the title of leading trainer at the end of the carnivals on a couple of occasions. NT racing is a passion for Neil that is very rewarding to him but it comes with hard work. Talking to him on the phone this morning he was in the middle of giving Cantonese a shampoo for today's race. All 6 will be looking super and showing up to do their job. Cosmo king in race 1 by an American stallion will have his first try on the dirt. A winner if 3 races in NSW. He's a smart type of gelding. Race 2 for Apache wing Neil's own horse who ran a great race 2 starts back to run 4th. His first try on the Alice springs dirt today but conditioned to Darwin dirt. Action again race 3 first taste of Alice springs racing but a seriously honest horse who is a dirt track specialist in Darwin. Until last year's Palmerston sprint where he ran 4th after being ridden in a manor that doesn't suit his style of racing he was unbeaten on the dirt for 3 years running. A serious dirt horse. Evens a new mare to the stables races in race 4. An incredibly honest mare winner at morphetteville last preparation. Her first try on the dirt today. Evens is raced by ATB Australian thoroughbred bloodstock who have raced in Darwin several times but this year has horses with Neil. Race 5 sees Royal request over a mile for his first run on the Alice dirt. A super Bel Esprit gelding who loves the Darwin dirt winner of many but his biggest achievement was last year's derby . Race 7 is the feature race for today's meeting the chief ministers cup. Cantonese represents Neil today first try in Alice but seasoned to Darwin dirt, ran 2nd in this race in Darwin last year and placed in the Darwin cup. A big day for Neil and Alan and the horses, but this is what Neil does and works hard for. Enjoy today's racing and good luck to all owners. You can follow the races this year on the am sports station on the radio if you are unable to watch on sky channel. If you'd like to be part of the NT racing with Neil then don't hesitate to contact him as theres a lot more to come in 2015.

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  • Mandy Kuhne

    go well Neil. I will be following. Mandy

  • Julie Morrison

    Good Luck team Neil. From Julie

Royal Request goes around at Alice Springs tomorrow in a 3amd 4 year old set weights 1600m race , he is coming off a freshen up at the water walker and dropping back to the mile on the dirt and it wouldn't surprise me if he got back and put in a big effort as a nice lead up to a possible run in the cup over 2000m , I will keep you all informed and good luck Regards Neil.

Morning All, Just a quick update in relation to the fires yesterday and last nite. We were lucky and have come through it all safe and no damage so far. The CFA do an amazing job and are unsung Hero's!! Thanks for your thoughts.

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  • Sandy Beattie

    Hi Neil, Thanks for the update, great to hear you are all safe.

  • Rhonda Martin

    Was worried, good you are safe....Take care

  • Mandy Kuhne

    Glad you are all safe. Mandy Kuhne

Hi Everyone, Just a quick note to let everyone know all horses at this stage are all ok and protected. We will continue to update during the night. As you can understand it is hectic at the moment, please hold calls until the morning. Thanks

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  • Robyne Blee

    thinking of you. know you must be under enormous pressure. look forward to an update when you are able.

  • Ron and Lorri Thynne

    Keep safe, we will send some of our our rain down from the Alice. Todd River is flowing

  • Ali Lane

    Thinking of you all. Take care and stay safe. Ali


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