Corey Campbell stars at Grand National meeting
Corey Campbell, the White Robe Lodge apprentice, was the most successful rider in flat races at the three day 2018 Grand National carnival at Riccarton with four wins. The 17yr-old won on Way To Easy (trained by Tony and Lyn Prendergast) and What's Up Alf (Kelvin Tyler) on the first day and Amun Ra(Sean Cameron) and The Man (Brian and Shane Anderton) on the third day (11/8/2018). The Man was impressive in winning a rating 72 2000m, his sixth win and fourth at Riccarton for the son of Gallant Guru - Auntie. Campbell, who is in his third season on riding, has now won 30 races. He rode his first winner, Perceptive at Wingatui in May, 2017 from 39 rides that season. He won 25 races, including the Ashburton Cup on Patrick Erin last season. He was sidelined for six weeks from late April after he fractured a vertebra in a track work fall.