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Forsman & Baker Break Record For Most Wins In A Season
Three-year-old Swiss Ace filly Dentelle brought up the 112th win of the season for Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman at Matamata yesterday, setting a new all-time record for New Zealand racing, reports theinformant.co.nz. The previous mark of 111 winners in a season was set by John Sargent back in 2011-12. "It's very special to break the record. I think it's a culmination of a lifetime's work for Murray, he's done a wonderful job building the stable up to the point of being able to do something like this," Forsman said. "It's a credit to the staff, our owners and everyone who's backed us. You can't thank enough people. The vets, farriers and so many others have been a great help. We've had the right jockeys too, people like Matt Cameron who have done a super job for us all season." he added: "A month ago I would have said we probably couldn't get it, it's hard to train winners at this time of year. But our horses have been stepping up and running really well in the last few weeks." Baker and Forsman have won 17 black-type races this season with their horses amassing more than NZ$3.2 million in prize money. Undoubtedly the stable's best performed galloper was outstanding 3YO colt Mongolian Khan, who became the first horse since the great Bonecrusher in 1986 to win the New Zealand and Australian Derby double.