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A horse that likes pizza, beer and crisps – good enough for a big race winner

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Pizza and a beer after the races. That sounds like standard fare for many a punter – and even for owners, trainers and grooms. Probably not for jockeys, who have to watch the kilos.


07 Apr 2020
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A horse that likes pizza, beer and crisps – good enough for a big race winner

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You’d not dream of it as dinner for a horse, though, would you? But that’s what happens in Australia – as revealed when a race mare called Nettoyer blew expectations to the wind at Randwick racecourse on Saturday by winning the Grade 1 Doncaster Mile at odds of 40-1. In the winner’s circle, triumphant trainer Wendy Roche declared: “She’s going to get pizza tonight, I can tell you! She eats supreme pizza with capsicum sauce. She normally has some chicken schnitzel, too, she eats everything.” Nettoyer had already made headlines in November 2019 when she appeared on Aussie TV slurping...

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