26 Jan 2010

Maori connections hailed for Trentham win

3:59 pm on 26 January 2010

There was a lot of old Maori wisdom involved in Saturday's surprise win by Vonusti in the $1 million Telegraph Handicap at Trentham.

Waatea News reports the five-year-old was trained by former Maori All Black Tim Carter and his wife Margaret and ridden by veteran Noel Harris, regarded as the kaumatua of Maori jockeys.

Mr Carter had only modest success as a trainer before Saturday's big race and was thrilled to have been part of a winning Maori double act.