Andrew Birch

Enzo’s Lad

Inter-island assignments for Team Pitman

Michael and Matthew Pitman are set for a busy Saturday, with 11 runners at their local Riccarton meeting while Enzo’s Lad tackles a star-studded field...
Kiwi Ida

Parsons shoot for Group 1 double at Te Rapa

Dreams are free! That’s Karen Parson’s response to any suggestion she could land a Group 1 double with Kiwi Ida and Camino Rocoso at Te...
Sinarahma

Well-bred Sinarahma lands Wairarapa Breeders’

Five-year-old mare Sinarahma landed some valuable black-type when taking out the Listed Property Brokers Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Tauherenikau on Thursday. The Allan...
The Bostonian

Class gallopers to the fore at Tauranga trials

Group 1 winners Bostonian and Melody Belle showed they are on track for their upcoming Australian campaigns with forward showings in a special 1050m trial...
Dragon Leap

Dragon ready to fire for Guineas

Winning Saturday’s Group 2 Legacy Lodge Waikato Guineas isn’t a critical element of Dragon Leap’s campaign, according to Matamata trainer Lance O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan, who trains...
Wyndspelle

Otaki likely for Wyndspelle

Consistent Group 1 galloper Wyndspelle is likely to be aimed towards an elite level target on his home track after another strong performance when narrowly...
Madam Hass

Big Karaka Million night for Taranaki owners

An approach made to former successful trainer Don Sellwood several years ago has led to a Taranaki couple, Rodger and Christine Hassall, having a strong...
Jennifer Eccles

Ritchie close but no cigar

Shaune Ritchie came close to a big double at Trentham on Saturday, but left the meeting knowing his smart filly Jennifer Eccles is still on...
Kozzi Asano

In Kozzi we trust

The revelation that is Canterbury apprentice Kozzi Asano continued his winning roll at Riverton on Wednesday, riding five winners on the eight-race card. The Japanese...
Ohio Showgirl

Ohio Showgirl an early star for Pitmans’ new Pearl fillies

Michael and Matthew Pitman are expecting another bold performance at Riccarton on Saturday from Ohio Showgirl, whose debut victory on October 5 delivered early success...
Bavella

Bavella ready to fire in Soliloquy

Trainer Lance Noble is confident classy filly Bavella will give Saturday’s Group 3 Barneswood Farm Soliloquy Stakes (1400m) a decent shake, as she looks to...
True Enough

Fresh True Enough takes Spring Sprint

Talented Cambridge galloper True Enough has made the perfect start to a new campaign, scoring a smart first-up win in the Group 3 Red Badge...
Melody Belle

Melody Belle makes history in Livamol

Megastar Melody Belle earned two slices of New Zealand racing history on Saturday with another commanding performance in the Group 1 Livamol Classic (2040m) at...
Catalyst

Scintillating Guineas win for Catalyst

Catalyst continued his dominance of spring three-year-old racing with another breathtaking performance in Saturday’s Group 2 Sacred Falls Hawke’s Bay Guineas (1400m). A spectacular winner...
Opie Bosson and Melody Belle

Bosson back on Belle

Fortuna Syndications Director, John Galvin, has confirmed Opie Bosson will ride Melody Belle in the second leg of the Hawke’s Bay Racing Triple Crown, the...
Quick Thinker

Group 1 goals for Quick Thinker

Prominent syndication company OTI Racing is enjoying a good run of form with horses from New Zealand and they are hoping to see a positive...
Tavistock

Four metropolitan winners for Tavistock

Cambridge Stud sire Tavistock was the star of the show on Saturday, with his progeny Travimyfriend, Tavirun and Bedford all successful at Caulfield, while his...
Herengawe

Herengawe on Cups path

With a strong performance at Awapuni on Saturday, emerging wet-track performer Herengawe produced a bold audition for next month’s Group 3 Winning Edge Presentations 122nd...
Sultan Of Swing

Sultan delivers special win

Te Rapa specialist Sultan Of Swing struck again at the Hamilton track on Saturday, providing a poignant result in the U S Navy Flag Foxbridge...
London Bound

Black-type targets on horizon for juvenile winners

The connections of impressive two-year-old debut winners at Te Rapa and Awapuni on Saturday are eyeing bigger things in the new season. London Bound made...
Shamal

Shamal on track for Waikato Steeplechase

Last year’s Grand National Steeplechase (5500m) winner, Shamal, looks like he is right on track to add another coveted jumping prize to his locker after...