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  1. Guy Lowry and Grant Cullen know how to shock punters, especially at Trentham, and they are hoping they can do it again on Saturday. The Hastings training partners will be represented in the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) by the lightly tried Unlaced, a daughter of Niagara who has recorded two […]View the full article
  2. A dominant performance over 1600m at Trentham on Saturday has co-trainer Roger James considering upping the ante for talented performer Sherrif. Carrying the familiar black and gold checks of owners Brendan and Jo Lindsay, Sherrif dashed clear in the final 200m to record his second consecutive victory since making his return to racing following a […]View the full article
  3. Multiple Group One-winning sprinter The Bostonian is set to return to action at Randwick on Saturday, kicking off a Sydney autumn carnival campaign for Cambridge trainer Tony Pike. The winner of the Gr.1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) and Gr.1 Kingsford Smith Cup (1300m) in Queensland last winter, the Jimmy Choux gelding will line up in Saturday’s […]View the full article
  4. Ultra-consistent Cambridge galloper True Enough (NZ) (Nom du Jeu) returns to the scene and conditions of his first Group One win when he contests Saturday’s Gr.1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie. A winner of nine of his 21 starts and only unplaced in three outings, Nom Du Jeu six-year-old True Enough was a winner of […]View the full article
  5. Multiple Group One-winning sprinter The Bostonian is set to return to action at Randwick on Saturday, kicking off a Sydney autumn carnival campaign for Cambridge trainer Tony Pike. The winner of the Gr.1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) and Gr.1 Kingsford Smith Cup (1300m) in Queensland last winter, the Jimmy Choux gelding will line up in Saturday’s […]View the full article
  6. Waikato breeder Darrell Hollinshead is the first to admit that his family have been spoilt with good horses over the years, but even he now agrees that the family’s latest star Te Akau Shark is pretty special. “Over the years we have had some good horses starting with Dad having Judena, then Bak da Chief, […]View the full article
  7. Talented juvenile filly Play That Song will be looking for redemption when she tackles the Gr.1 Sistema Stakes (1200m) at Ellerslie on Saturday. The Nigel Tiley-trained runner suffered her first defeat last start at the hands of Cool Aza Beel in the Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie in January, but trainer Nigel Tiley is […]View the full article
  8. Classy three-year-old Miss Federer left no excuses for her age-group rivals when she led all the way to take out the Listed NZB Airfreight Stakes (1400m) at Wingatui on Saturday. The Andrew Carston-trained Swiss Ace filly has proven a model of consistency since stepping out as a two-year-old where she won three of her five […]View the full article
  9. Patience is a virtue and Cambridge trainer Trevor Da Cruz has shown plenty of it over the last few years with promising galloper Superiority. That patience paid off when the six-year-old gelding recorded his maiden win in the Counties Home Loans And Insurance 1200 when on debut at Pukekohe. Superiority jumped well from his outside […]View the full article
  10. The impressive Dragon Leap gives New Zealand Racing Hall of Famer Lance O’Sullivan a great opportunity to add another notable achievement to his CV at Ellerslie on Saturday. O’Sullivan has won the Gr.1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) on two occasions as a jockey, first with Surfers Paradise in 1990 then three years later with Popsy. […]View the full article
  11. Cambridge trainer Tony Pike will unleash a pair of classic contenders this week with Group One-wining filly Loire set to contest the Gr.2 Little Avondale Lowland Stakes (2100m) at Hawke’s Bay on Wednesday, while stablemate Sherwood Forest will represent the team in the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on Saturday. Pike is […]View the full article
  12. Popular Matamata jockey Michael Coleman hopes the feature race double he achieved on his home track on Saturday provides the catalyst to lift the number of raceday engagements he has been receiving of late. A member of the exclusive 2000 winners club, Coleman has been going through a lean patch in recent months despite retaining […]View the full article
  13. Fresh from taking out a Group Two feature barely thirty minutes earlier local rider Michael Coleman was back in the winner’s enclosure one race later when he guided Joe’s Legacy to a comprehensive victory in the Listed Matamata Veterinary Services Kaimai Stakes (2000m). Matamata resident Coleman captured his fourth Gr.2 J Swap Contractors Ltd Matamata […]View the full article
  14. There will be few jockeys who have crossed the Tasman more times than Opie Bosson, and the top New Zealand hoop is set to add to his frequent flyer points in the coming months. Bosson made frequent trips to Australia in the spring to partner Te Akau stars Melody Belle and Te Akau Shark and […]View the full article
  15. High-class mare Yearn will contest Saturday’s Lisa Chittick Plate (1400m) at Matamata and trainer Karen Fursdon is confident of another bold performance. The last-start Gr.1 Thorndon Mile (1600m) placegetter is in career best form, having won the Gr.2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) in late November and finished within a length of the winner in […]View the full article
  16. Letzbeglam could this weekend kick off a successful four-week Group One attack by Cambridge Stud owners Brendan and Jo Lindsay. On Saturday when Vernazza, another Lindsay-owned filly, will spearhead the homefront team with a tilt at the Gr.2 J. Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders Stakes (1200m), the Lindsays will be in Melbourne cheering on Letzbeglam in […]View the full article
  17. A comprehensive victory against the older horses at Ellerslie on Saturday is likely to result in three-year-old Vladivostok taking his place in the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) in a fortnight. If confirmed, it would see trainer Andrew Campbell and the colt’s ownership group, headed by breeder Tommy Heptinstall, with three distinct chances in […]View the full article
  18. While rugged Queenslander Alligator Blood may have taken out the first skirmish with classy New Zealand contender Catalyst, Kiwi trainer Clayton Chipperfield is confident his star can still win the war when the pair clash again in the Gr.1 Australian Guineas (1600m) in a fortnight. In an enthralling length-of-the-straight battle, which more than lived up […]View the full article
  19. Promising three-year-old Lightning Jack made it back-to-back victories at stakes level when he produced a gritty effort to take out the Listed ILT Ascot Park Hotel Southland Guineas (1600m) at Invercargill. The Per Incanto gelding had broken his maiden status at Riverton over 1400m two starts back and then scored in a blanket finish to […]View the full article
  20. Group Three winner Sheezallmine will attempt to get back into winning form at Ellerslie on Saturday when she lines-up in the Dunstan Feeds 1200. The daughter of Super Easy finished unplaced last start in the Gr.1 Telegraph (1200m) and trainer Daniel Miller said the mare just didn’t settle down in Trentham. “She just sulked from […]View the full article
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  25. Stephen Marsh has Group Three winner Scorpz just where he wants him for this month’s Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie. Marsh will saddle the Charm Spirit colt in Saturday’s Gr.2 Jamieson Park Avondale Guineas (2100m) at Ellerslie, looking for a bold run ahead of the Derby two weeks later. Scorpz has already […]View the full article