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Tunbridge Wells Racing

Address: Malcolm Road, Poukawa, Hastings
Phone: 027 553 6437
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  • Welcome to 'Tunbridge Wells Racing Stables'

    'Class A' Licensed Trainer | Proprietor: Kelly Burne

    Kelly’s History

    Kelly Burne has been training racehorses for over a decade. Always interested in racing as a child, the interest became her occupation, firstly working fulltime breaking and educating young thoroughbreds. Later, that occupation saw Kelly gain her Class A Public Training Licence.


    After initially training at Waipukurau, these days the team are stabled in Hastings, only minutes from the Hawkes Bay Racings training centre.

    Kelly has amassed over $600,000 in winning stake monies during her career and places a lot of her successes on the environment that her thoroughbreds are kept in.

     Hawkes Bay Racing has been good for the stables most recently giving them their first quinella and Pit A Pat also providing jockey Chris Johnson with his 2000th winning ride. The Hastings course was also the venue for Kellys first winning performance as a trainer.

    Training Philosophy

    Handling, working and feeding each individually, does make a difference, and with every horse able to have its own paddock with multiple options for training surfaces, including forestry tracks onsite.

    Kelly also rides most of her own trackwork, this giving her an edge in terms of insight into where each of her charges are at and is consistent with her concept of total individual care.

    Career Highlights

    Highlights of her career include winning the Group 2 Japan NZ Trophy with My Astron who also ran a good 3rd in the Group 1 Easter Handicap.

    Training a Group 1 winner and winning the Kumara Gold Nuggets are certainly on the bucket list for Kelly Burne.

    Recent Successes

    Saint Kitt

    Won the DM Palmer NZ Ltd/Bostock NZ Handicap 2000m
    Won the Fielding Hotel Handicap 2300m
    2nd Dominion Post St Leger Trial 2100m
    4th Group 1 NZ Derby 2400m
    3rd Group 1 Portlander Bar & Grill Premier 1600m


    Recent newcomer to the stable Survived has already an outstanding record:
    Winner – 3 Group 3 races and 1 Group 1. (2013)


    Winner of 3 races
    Multiple placings including the recent 2nd place behind Saint Kitt (Stable Quinella)

    Pit A Pat

    Winner of 3 including the Leopard Xmas Mile – giving jockey Chris Johnson his 2000th career win.
    Multiple placed

    Contact ‘Tunbridge Wells Racing Stables’

    Proprietor: Kelly Burne

    Physical Address: Malcolm Road, Poukawa, Hastings.

    Phone: 027 553 6437


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