Categories Archives: Thoroughbred

Debut Win For Puysegur

Matamata-trained filly Puysegur living up to his family reputation when she scored nicely on debut at Riccarton today. Ridden by Jason Laking (pictured) and trained by Jamie Richards, Puysegur started from barrier five in the $22,500 2YO 800 metres event.

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Reunited with Gobstopper

Johnathan Parkes (pictured) will have his second ride on NZ Cup winner Gobstopper in Saturday’s Egmont Cup. Parkes’ only other ride was in July 2017 when they finished sixth. Trainer Andrew Campbell said Parkes would not be aboard when Gobstop

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GUINEAS BUILD-UP CONTINUES FOR AVANTAGE

Last season’s champion two-year-old Avantage is likely to step out over 1400m at Matamata on Saturday as she continues her build-up towards the Gr.1 gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton in November. The daughter of Fastnet Rock r

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MCKAY HARBOURS CLASSIC AMBITIONS FOR LANGKAWI

Royally bred three-year-old Langkawi took the first step on a path towards some of the feature age group events later in the summer when he landed his first victory at Hastings on the weekend. The Helmet gelding is out of handy broodmare Shortblackmini, w

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Tierney Back In Winners’ Circle

By Phillip Quay Matamata trainer Stephanie Tierney, pictured below, was back in the winners’ circle in the second of only two races run at today’s Waipa Racing Club meeting at Te Awamutu. Tierney tasted success with the ultra-consistent, Gobon

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TE AKAU SHARK DOMINATES HASTINGS SPRINT

Hastings racegoers got to witness something special on Saturday when exciting four-year-old Te Akau Shark scorched to victory in the Gr.3 Red Badge Sprint (1400m) at Hastings. Touted as a star of the future following an impressive first-up win on the firs

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MADISON COUNTY TOO GOOD IN GUINEAS

The well-known colours of the powerful China Horse Club were to the fore at Hastings on Saturday when Madison County produced a devastating sprint to capture the Gr.2 Sacred Falls Hawke’s Bay Guineas (1400m). The stylish Pins gelding made it two wins fr

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EMILY MARGARET OUT TO MAINTAIN WINNING FORM

Riccarton-trained three-year-old Emily Margaret will take another step towards the Gr.1 gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) when she tackles the Inglewood Stud Guineas Trial (1400m) on her home track on Saturday. Prepared by Kevin and Pam Hugh

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MARSH LOOKING FOR IMPROVEMENT

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh will be hoping that Ugo Foscolo can recapture his black-type form in the Gr.3 Red Badge Sprint (1400m) at Hastings on Saturday. The Group One-winning son of Zacinto ran third fresh-up over 1200m at Ruakaka last month before

BENNER HOT ON SCOTT BASE

Johno Benner has no doubt he is taking a horse to the races capable of winning Saturday’s Gr.1 Livamol Classic (2040m) at Hastings. Benner and his partner Holly Wynyard will saddle Scott Base and Wyndspelle for the weight-for-age feature, confident the