Joshua Smith

Ross MacKay

Leanach Lodge On The Bubbles after Karaka Million win

Leanach Lodge principal Ross MacKay was On The Bubbles after the horse sporting the same name won the Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie on...
Amarelinha

Richards excited about potential match race

Trainer Jamie Richards won the Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m) last year with Probabeel and he is hoping he has a filly who can repeat...
Seven Twenty

Clotworthys break new ground with Seven Twenty

Shaun and Emma Clotworthy will take their Byerley Park stable into uncharted territory at Ellerslie this weekend. The couple will saddle their $14,000 yearling purchase...
The Gift

In-form fillies give strong Guineas hand to Dennis

This season is shaping up to be the best one yet for young Woodlands trainer Robert Dennis, and Saturday’s Listed Liquorland Gore Guineas (1335m) could...
Da Vinci Girl

Trentham dress rehearsal for Da Vinci Girl

Riccarton trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman are looking forward to giving Da Vinci Girl her first look at Trentham on Saturday, with the Group 1...
Adrian Stanley

Woburn Farm excited about Karaka yearlings

Adrian Stanley and Hannah Kettlety are in their seventh year preparing yearlings under their Woburn Farm banner and they believe they are bringing their strongest...
Leith Innes

Aegon heads quality Karaka Million book for Innes

Ellerslie’s Karaka Million features are among the few major New Zealand races missing from the CV of top jockey Leith Innes, and he’s hoping star...
Waimoku Falls

Classic goals for McKee’s Karaka Million pair

Stephen McKee will have two runners in the Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m) at Ellerslie on Saturday and he has Classic ambitions for both horses....
Melody Belle

Melody Belle pleases in Te Rapa hit-out

Dual Horse of the Year Melody Belle and stablemate Te Akau Caliburn had an exhibition gallop at Te Rapa on Wednesday ahead of their feature...
Super Strike

Super result for proud breeder

A promise made by Janet Hepi to one day send a mare to Hallmark Stud has resulted in Super Strike, the winner of the Group...
Milford

Classic targets for Marsh duo

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh is looking forward to tackling some Classic targets with a pair of promising three-year-olds. Last start Listed 3YO Salver (2100m) winner...
Concert Hall

Australian campaign on horizon for Concert Hall

Three of Australia’s feature middle distance races are on the cards for classy Cambridge mare Concert Hall this autumn. The six-year-old mare has been nominated...
Brando

Australian campaign for Brando

He’s got the movie star looks and now exciting Savabeel colt Brando will be out to showcase his talents on the international stage. Trainer Jamie...
Impecunious

Busuttin eyeing lucrative autumn with Kiwi trio

Cranbourne trainer Trent Busuttin is looking forward to the autumn with a number of New Zealand-breds, particularly three-year-old filly Impecunious. The Kiwi import has won...
Sacred Elixir

Pike turns back the clock with Sacred Elixir

Fairytales don’t often come true, but Tony Pike is very hopeful that comeback horse Sacred Elixir can provide him with one. Sacred Elixir was one...
Ben Kwok

Kwok Passionate About Kiwi Thoroughbreds

Spend some time having a chat with Hong Kong resident Ben Kwok and it doesn’t take long to work out he has a real love...
Follow Your Dreams

Karaka Million dream turning to reality

Ruakaka trainer Kenny Rae is like a kid before Christmas as he counts down to Saturday’s $1m Doubletree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at...
Dee And Gee

Emotional win for Corbett

It’s been a tough month for trainer Peter Corbett, but some light was put back into his life on Saturday when his pride and joy...
Millefiori

Te Akau pair sneak into Karaka Million

Te Akau have bolstered their numbers for the $1M Doubletree By Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) next week with a good result at Tauranga on...
Hunta Pence

Hunta Pence eyeing stakes three-peat

Hunta Pence will be out to make it three stakes victories on-end when he contests the Group 3 Dixon & Dunlop Trentham Stakes (2100m) on...
City Slicker

Tyler mares primed for Waikouaiti Cup

Kelvin and Aimee Tyler will have a two-pronged attack in the Dunedin Casino Waikouaiti Cup (2200m) at Wingatui on Saturday, and they think both are...
Tavi Mac

Tavi Mac steps into Seabiscuit role

Taranaki trainer Allan Sharrock is hoping his diminutive sprinter Tavi Mac can provide the movie fairytale finish to Saturday’s Group 1 JR & N Berkett...
I’m Thunderstruck

Kiwi recruits make presence felt at Caulfield

Horses emanating from New Zealand made an impact at Caulfield on Wednesday, winning four of the eight races. Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr unearthed...
Bonham

Strike-rate standouts set for big day at Trentham

The Otaki stable of Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard boasts the best strike-rate in New Zealand this season, and a quality quartet of runners at...
Enzo’s Lad

Enzo’s Lad vying for Telegraph three-peat

Evergreen sprinter Enzo’s Lad will be vying to record his third victory in the Group 1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham on...