Categories Archives: Thoroughbred

WILLIAMS BRINGS UP 1000 WINS

Byerley Park trainer Dawn Williams reached a mammoth milestone at Te Aroha on Tuesday when she picked up her 1000th win as a trainer courtesy of Jip Jip Rock in the Waikato & BOP Harness 12th January 2019 (1400m). It was the third win of the day for W

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PARKES BYPASSING RICCARTON

Johnathan Parkes, 5 wins clear on the Jockeys’ Premiership,  won’t be riding at Riccarton on Cup Day. “His rides were too light. so he’ll be going to Tauranga and ride for Fraser Auret instead,” said Parkes’ agent Bev

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MAGIC MAKES CUP CHOICE

Taranaki trainer Bryce Revell has got his man – Chris Johnson will ride his  stayer Duellicious in Saturday’s NZ Cup. Johnson, back from Melbourne and two unsuccessful  rides on Savvy Coup, starts  a week’s suspension  after Saturday

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LOCAL OPENS WINNING ACCOUNT AT TE RAPA

A gear adjustment and a positive ride from jockey Lynsey Satherley paved the way for the locally trained Maybeashowoff to open his winning account with a victory at Te Rapa on Saturday. The Showcasing two-year-old looked a natural improver following a tid

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DEE AND GEE SCORES BIG UPSET

Outsider Dee And Gee, pictured, stunned the Riccarton crowd on Saturday as she registered her biggest career victory when winning the Listed Redwood Metropolitan Trophy (2500m). The five-year-old Darci Brahma mare defied her rivals all the way down the lo

NZB SALE HAS GREAT RECORD WITH FILLIES

New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready To Run Sale Of Two-Year-Olds at Karaka on November 21 and 22 provides the perfect opportunity to invest in the next generation of fillies. It’s not only the New Zealand colts and geldings taking top honours in Austra

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RICCARTON STIPES ROUND-UP

#Guineas:  Opie Bosson was quizzed about the performance of Sword of Osman. He said the gelding was   unable to quicken in the conditions. #Amanda Morgan was suspended for careless riding. #Irish Call bled in race one and won’t race again for th

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MORE GUINEAS RICHES FOR BAKER

Experienced Cambridge trainer Murray Baker won his first 2000 Guineas in five years at Riccarton today. Madison County’s dominant win gave rider Matthew Cameron renewed confidence in his judgment after he took the wrong option in two previous editio

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MORE BLACK TYPE FOR INDECISION

A bold front-running performance saw the Tony Pike-trained Indecision add further valuable black-type to her career record when she scored in the Listed Legacy Lodge Sprint (1200m) at Te Rapa. Narrowly beaten at her last start in the Gr.3 Sweynesse Stakes

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RONDINELLA BACK IN FINE STYLE

Smart Cambridge mare Rondinella returned to the racing scene with a vengeance with a last-gasp win at Te Rapa today. “The 1400m was short of her best but great to see her back in winning style,” said co-trainer Robert Wellwood. “She hit

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SATHERLEY IN FINE FORM AT TE RAPA

Cambridge jockey Lynsey Satherley was in dominant form with three winners at today’s Te Rapa meeting. Satherley, pictured, was successful aboard Maybeashowoff, Sahar and Polzeath at the Waikato Racing Club’s meeting. The mother of two is noted

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SKARLOEY DIGS CROMARTY OUT OF SLUMP

Colin Cromarty didn’t need a second invitation when good mate Alex Kelly asked him to train Skarloey, an emphatic winner on debut at Otaki Thursday. Nine years ago   the horse’s mother Cachette won with Cromarty at the helm. It was the Wanga

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MACNAB RECOVERS FROM CRASH SCARE

Wanganui apprentice Sarah Macnab has fully recovered from the serious head knock she suffered in a fall in September but she has no plans  to make a hasty return to raceday. After several days in hospital Macnab was transferred to the ABI Rehabilitation

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RITCHIE SEEKS ELUSIVE GUINEAS GLORY

The Frank Ritchie-trained Dawn Patrol  is a notable shortener on fixed odds for Saturday’s 2000 Guineas. He has come in from 7s to 6s. Madison County has eased to $2.90 while there is good money for The Chosen One and Sword of Osman.  King Louis h

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