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    Holly McKechnie and stablehand Colton Preusker with Chat Up, Holly's first runner as a trainer.
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    Holly McKechnie and stablehand Colton Preusker with Chat Up, Holly's first runner as a trainer.

New chapter for Holly McKechnie

Holly McKechnie of Horsham has made a promising start as a horse trainer after her debut runner, six-year-old Chat Up, came fourth at Donald on Saturday.

McKechnie, a jockey for more than a decade, has moved into the training side of the sport while working in the stables of Paul Preusker.

She said she was enjoying the challenge and opportunity to maintain a day-to-day involvement with horses and would now give Chat Up a rest for two weeks between runs.

β€œHe got to the line nicely and hopefully he continues to improve and can get some places,” she said. McKechnie is pictured with Chat Up and stablehand Colton Preusker after the debut run.



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