Joshua Smith

Quiz Kid

Bonus draws Quiz Kid south

A lucrative bonus has enticed the connections of Quiz Kid to send the in-form galloper down south early ahead of the Group 3 Winning Edge...
Treasure State

Youngster digging for Te Rapa treasure

Matamata trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott are in no hurry with promising Trust In A Gust two-year-old Treasure State but that’s not to say...
Pop Star Princess

Pop Star Princess aiming to bow out a winner

Cambridge trainer Fred Cornege is refusing to get involved in the sentiment surrounding stable star Pop Star Princess’ likely final start for the stable in...
The Cossack

Wellington Hurdle victory for The Cossack

The transfer of the Hydra-cell Pumps Wellington Hurdle (3100m) and Grant Plumbing Wellington Steeplechase (5500m) to Hastings on Thursday has worked in the favour of...
Elen Nicholas

Nicholas scores Avondale treble

Apprentice jockey Elen Nicholas experienced her best day in the saddle at Avondale on Wednesday, riding home a treble of winners. The Welsh national had...
Half Of Nothing

Half Of Nothing secures bonus at Avondale

Trainer Wayne Hillis has been chasing the Pearl Series Bonus with his filly Half Of Nothing for the last three months, and they finally captured...
Tofane

Plenty of spring options for Tofane

Triple Group One winner Tofane has plenty of options open to her this spring. Trainer Michael Moroney was initially planning to extend the daughter of...
Tavis Court

Opunake Cup test for Tavis Court

Although New Plymouth Raceway is on Tavis Court’s backdoor-step, the seasoned Hawera galloper will have his first start at the Taranaki track this weekend. The...
Catalyst

Trans-Tasman plans for Catalyst

Tony Pike is looking forward to spring racing with his new acquisition Catalyst. The rising five-year-old son of Darci Brahma won six of his 10...
Sword Of State

Spring in steps of star gallopers

Group One targets await stablemates Probabeel and Sword Of State in Australia later this year and they took their first serious steps this afternoon toward...
Charred

Patience paying dividends for Mirabelli

Patience is paying off for Cambridge trainer Paul Mirabelli with his much-improved gelding Charred, and it may lead to a tilt at the Group 3...
The Cossack

Surprise hometown advantage for Nelson jumpers

The prospect of better ground in their own neighbourhood has seen leading jumps trainers Paul Nelson and Corrina McDougal direct three of their charges toward...
Tommyra

Tommyra returns to happy hunting ground

Talented jumper Tommyra will get the opportunity to try and secure his second feature jumps scalp at Hastings on Thursday when he tackles the Hydra-Cell...
Kozzi Asano

Asano continues to chase Schofer for premiership

Catching National Apprentice Jockey Premiership leader Hazel Schofer may be a bridge too far for Kozzi Asano, but he is going to give it a...
Paul and Mike Moroney

Moroney brothers make long-awaited return home

A year and more since COVID-19 changed the world that we knew, over the past week Mike and Paul Moroney have finally made it back...
Paul O’Sullivan

O’Sullivan upbeat after a Hong Kong season like no other

Expat New Zealand trainer Paul O’Sullivan was in a positive frame of mind after Hong Kong’s 2020-21 racing season drew to a close on Wednesday...
Samantha Collett

Back home, Collett turns focus to riding domestic winners

Samantha Collett is back with her feet on New Zealand soil, keen to further the experiences she has had riding abroad. Collett, who flew back...
Laurie Laxon

Hall of Fame trainer Laurie Laxon passes away

Hall of Fame trainer Laurie Laxon, whose list of achievements included a Melbourne Cup victory and multiple Singapore training premierships, has passed away. Laxon had...
Cleverconversation

Gibbs in search of more home track success

Ruakaka trainer Chris Gibbs could have as many as seven runners at his home track meeting on Saturday, with a decision as to whether handy...
Dolcetto

Trentham test for Dolcetto

It may have been nearly a year since Dolcetto’s last victory, but trainer Sylvia Kay is hopeful he can make a return to the winner’s...
Jackfrost

Jackfrost set for jumping return

Talented hurdler Jackfrost will make his long awaited return to the jumping scene when he runs in the Harold Pateman Hurdles (3000m) at Phar Lap...
Rhinoceros

Browne’s big five head to Ruakaka

David and Emma-Lee Browne’s travelling zoo is heading north for the weekend. The Cambridge trainers will take a team of five to Ruakaka on Saturday,...
Zartan

Nickalls chipper ahead of Wellington Steeplechase

Rangiotu trainer Stephen Nickalls is looking forward to Trentham on Saturday where he will have a two-pronged attack in the Grant Plumbing Wellington Steeplechase (5500m)....
Atullibigeal

Henderson juvenile Hong Kong bound

Stakes-winning two-year-old Atullibigeal has been sold and will continue his career in Hong Kong. Prepared by Te Awamutu horseman Carl Henderson, the son of Street...
Cetus

Cetus on a roll for Allan

Late-blooming Cetus is giving former top jockey Tony Allan plenty to cheer about in his fledgling career as a trainer. The six-year-old gelding couldn’t have...