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McDonald Closes On Cropp's NZ Riding Record
In New Zealand, leading jockey James McDonald “is poised to surpass Lisa Cropp’s record 197 winners in a season, following a 4-timer at Ellerslie on Saturday” reported NZ Thoroughbred Marketing. The champion Cambridge apprentice “is intent on becoming the 1st rider to break the 200-barrier in a domestic season” & his victories aboard Jungle Juice, Rusty Devil, Cool Cruising & Quickasucan moved him to 193 winners for the season (with 2 months still to go to the July 31 final day).