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Higgins claims the double at ESNZ Endurance South Island Championship - Full Article

Race Report made with the assistance of Daryl Owen
28 February 2018

Cannington, Canterbury, New Zealand. Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 February 2018. ESNZ Endurance’s South Island Championship event took place this month in the picturesque Canterbury region of New Zealand.

This region is renowned for areas of rough stony ground which is not to be underestimated, and so it was, with two of the six starters completing the event.

Alison Higgins and Northwinds Apollo won the 160km Championship in a gallop finish narrowly ahead of Australian rider Naomi O’Shaughnessy riding Castlebar Party Girl. Higgins’ time across the line was 11:18:33, with O’Shaughnessy a second behind. The two rode the whole ride together, along with junior rider Kate James on Chartei. James, in her first 160km event, safely completed the distance in 11:33:38...

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