Showpiece stars in debut victory


Foxton-based trainer Sue Walsh’s $1,600 buy in June has quickly returned her purchase price and more with a gutsy debut victory at Waipukurau last week.

Bought as an untried two-year-old, Showpiece (NZ) (Showcasing) jumped from barrier six in the NZB Insurance Pearl Series 1200 and settled mid field. Partnered with Johnathan Parkes, from the 600m mark the pair began to progress around the field for a narrow but determined victory.

“We put a syndicate together to race her and everyone was thrilled with the result at Waipukurau,” Walsh commented.

“We went and inspected her before we bought her and have only had her for about six months so to get a win so soon is great.”

“She’s since had a week off in the paddock and is now back in and we’ll aim to race her in another three-year-old race in early January.”’s final online auction for 2019 is online now and features 30 Lots including an unraced daughter of Showcasing in Miss Showtime. Bidding is set to close from 7pm on Monday 23 December. Register online now to buy and sell, or get in touch with the team on +64 9 296 4436


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