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Nutman Family Celebrates Wyong Win

Hawkesbury’s Nutman clan kept things in the family at Wyong last Saturday on a day they will long remember.

Nutman Family Celebrates Wyong Win

Hawkesbury’s Nutman clan kept things in the family at Wyong last Saturday on a day they will long remember.

Claire Nutman
Claire Nutman Picture:Racing and Sports

Richard Nutman prepared his first winner of the season when lightly-raced Kathaire steamrolled her rivals in the Maiden Plate (1200m).

She was ridden by his daughter Claire and is raced by his parents John and Dell, who were both on course to celebrate the victory.


John Nutman, a former long-serving director of Hawkesbury Race Club, was afforded life membership in 1996 for his outstanding contribution to the provincial club.

To put the icing on the cake for the Nutman family, Claire’s fiance Chad Lever made a successful return by winning the opening race at Wyong on odds-on favorite Auerbach.

Lever sustained serious injuries in a Scone race fall in August and resumed riding only last week.

Kathaire Horseform - a combination of the names of Richard’s sister Kathryn and daughter Claire - is the only horse Nutman currently has in work at Hawkesbury.

She is by Per Incanto, the New Zealand first season sire for two-year-old winners in 2014-15 and again leading NZ sire for three-year-old winners in 2015-16.

The son of Street Cry also produced last Saturday’s impressive Randwick winner Lanciato.

“We purchased Kathaire for $30,000 at the 2015 Classic yearling sale,” Richard Nutman said.

“New Zealand’s Little Avondale Stud offered three of Per Incanto’s progeny at that sale and she was the cheapest.

“Kathaire has always shown a lot of ability, and it was good to see her realise that at Wyong.”

Nutman did not race her as a two-year-old and ran fourth on debut at Hawkesbury in April last year. She then ran five consecutive placings before bolting away from her rivals at Wyong to score by five and a half lengths.

Claire Nutman, who has ridden 116 winners, will complete her apprenticeship to her father at the end of February.

. Hawkesbury apprentice Chelsea Ings continued her good recent form by notching another win at the Gilgandra Cup meeting on Dizzy Spell for Gilgandra trainer Bryan Dixon.

She had been successful on Smart Attire at Wellington on Boxing Day and again on Epic Decision at Inverell on New Year’s Day.

The much-travelled Ings has now ridden 16 winners this season and 39 overall.

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