After giving up on New Zealand racing, John Sargent is ready to get involved again in a clear indication that the industry in which he became a household name is on the mend.

A premier trainer in two countries during a long career in his homeland and Malaysia before settling in Australia, Sargent’s change in attitude is a Trans-Tasman reflection of the new-found enthusiasm for what is happening in New Zealand.

A revival is underway, underpinned by the NZ TAB’s wagering deal with the globally recognised Entain brand.

And a decade after walking out, Sargent wants to be a part of it as soon as possible - provided his recent Karaka yearling sale purchases make the grade.

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