Categories Archives: Thoroughbred

EVAN RAYNER BACK IN THE FOLD

Veteran Wanganui trainer Evan Rayner, pictured, wasn’t going to renew  his trainer’s licence this season. But there he was at the track today, doing what he’s done for decades, applying the spit and polish to his team. Meanwhile, traini

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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Driven Fawcett focused on success

If you spend ten minutes talking with Matamata-based apprentice jockey Jasmine Fawcett you will soon learn that her success is no fluke.   The 25-year-old takes a positive psychological approach to her profession and draws heavily on several mentors.

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Ellerslie track given green light

Following a successful test on its course proper on Monday, the Auckland Racing Club have confirmed racing will resume at Ellerslie Racecourse on Saturday Ocotber 27. Ellerslie has not hosted any race meetings since Auckland Cup Week in March, to allow fo

Melody Belle Not Chasing Triple Crown

By Phillip Quay Despite her emphatic win in the $200,000 Windsor Park Plate (1600m) at Hastings today star racemare Melody Belle won’t attempt to complete the Hawke’s Bay Triple Crown. Melody Belle followed up on her impressive Gr. 1 Tarzino T

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Amarula Returns To Scene Of Biggest Victory

Hardy sprinter Amarula, pictured, returned to the scene of his biggest victory when he took out the open sprint at Hastings on Saturday. The Peter McKay trained six-year-old caused a major upset as a three-year-old when successful in the 2015 edition of t

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Avantage Returns In Great Style

By Phillip Quay Last season’s champion two-year-old Avantage, pictured, returned to the racetrack in brilliant style when she scored a hard-fought win in the Gr. 3 Hawke’s Bay Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) at Hastings today. In a close tussle over