NZ Herald   Tyla Hackett rides Majestic Ali (black, red and white) in a non-tote trial. Photo / Trish DunellTyla Don’t bother asking Michelle Wallis why New Zealand’s leading trotting stable would bother with Monte races, which have their historic first tote event of the modern era at Alexandra Park tomorrow night. Because for Wallis…

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It’s hard to tell who’s enjoying it more, 17-year-old Neita Balle or the 17-year-old horse she’s riding. But here, at granddad’s place on top of Pukekohe hill, it’s a scene which is often played out when the family gathers for Christmas or Easter or birthdays. It’s one of racing’s best happily-ever-after stories, the daughter of…

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