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Just read on hrnz an end of an era with David and Catherine Butt handing in their training licence and Davey handing in his driving licence too.

Essentially pioneers in beach training, creating an amazing facility at Woodend.  Good on them, they have bloody hard for all the success they have had.  Davey made special mention of Dartaway, what a good horse he was.  Back in the days you could keep good horses and place them in NZ without running into cup class horses.

Hopefully they do something on the box seat for them, amazing how Davey never seemed to get the same accolades as his successful cousins in Paul Nairn and Anthony and Tim Butt however just as good.  His record says that

 

https://harness.hrnz.co.nz/gws/ws/r/infohorsews/wsd06x?Arg=hrnzg-Ptype&Arg=RaceVideo&Arg=hrnzg-RacehdrID&Arg=183564&Arg=hrnzg-rSite&Arg=TRUE

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3 hours ago, boobybec said:

Just read on hrnz an end of an era with David and Catherine Butt handing in their training licence and Davey handing in his driving licence too.

Essentially pioneers in beach training, creating an amazing facility at Woodend.  Good on them, they have bloody hard for all the success they have had.  Davey made special mention of Dartaway, what a good horse he was.  Back in the days you could keep good horses and place them in NZ without running into cup class horses.

Hopefully they do something on the box seat for them, amazing how Davey never seemed to get the same accolades as his successful cousins in Paul Nairn and Anthony and Tim Butt however just as good.  His record says that

 

https://harness.hrnz.co.nz/gws/ws/r/infohorsews/wsd06x?Arg=hrnzg-Ptype&Arg=RaceVideo&Arg=hrnzg-RacehdrID&Arg=183564&Arg=hrnzg-rSite&Arg=TRUE

Extremely talented horseman is Davey Butt and I am sure he was successful due to Catherine keeping things going as well.

At the end of the day, training horses is a very hard way of making money, as it is a labour of love really!

All the best to both of them in the future, well deserved semi retirement.

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21 hours ago, Brodie said:

Extremely talented horseman is Davey Butt and I am sure he was successful due to Catherine keeping things going as well.

At the end of the day, training horses is a very hard way of making money, as it is a labour of love really!

All the best to both of them in the future, well deserved semi retirement.

Mrs Catherine Butt is the  brains behind the organisation. Beach training facilities was her brain child; they must collect plenty in rent weekly?

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20 minutes ago, Newmarket said:

Wonder why they are giving up? David did well training, he did get into a bit of trouble early on with his crops🤭

More $ in renting out the boxes and track to others!

If David And Catherine had been serious over the last decade then they wouldve been in the top 5 trainers in the country for wins without doubt!

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