Joshua Smith

Zareeba

New association off to a winning start

The recently established association between Valachi Downs and newly retained rider Craig Grylls got off to a winning start at New Plymouth on Thursday, courtesy...
Scorpz

Scorpz salutes in Group 3 for Jomara

A colt who failed to meet his reserve at Karaka in 2018 is rewarding his breeders Jomara Bloodstock. The colt, Scorpz, is the latest stakes...
Not An Option

Failure isn’t an option for gun Pike colt

There’s no denying Cambridge trainer Tony Pike’s strong personal attachment to a two-year-old he believes is his best chance of winning a Karaka Million yet....
Riodini

Tiley gunning for back-to-back Bonecrusher Stakes wins

Trainer Nigel Tiley is bullish about the chances of unbeaten three-year-old Riodini in Saturday’s Group 3 Mitchell Family Bonecrusher Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie despite admitting...
Unition

Visitor draws for Cambridge duo

Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman will be hoping 10 is their lucky number this weekend. The Cambridge training partnership have drawn the outside gate with...
Supera

Supera set to peak in Captain Cook

High-class mare Supera is likely to start a short-priced favourite to win her maiden Group One when she contests the Rydges Wellington Captain Cook Stakes...
Xpression

Lowry Xpressing interest in Telegraph

The broodmare paddock is beckoning Xpression, but one final Group 1 tilt remains in the offing for the daughter of Showcasing. Xpression was covered by...
Harlech

Trans-Tasman targets for Harlech

A Group 1 victory is top of mind for trainers Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard with talented three-year-old Harlech. The Group 2 winner put in...
Melody Belle

Nominations open for The 2020 All-Star Mile

Nominations for the second edition of the $5 million The All-Star Mile (1600m) opened on Monday morning, heralding the official countdown to the world’s richest...
Stephen Marsh

Marsh team on winning roll

Stephen Marsh’s racing team has been in fine form of late, recording seven wins in the last week to catapult the Cambridge horseman to the...
Savvy Lad

Three-year-olds sold, but Pitmans still potent

A longshot winner at the popular Cromwell meeting on Sunday has Riccarton trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman ready to climb further up the New Zealand...
Ablaze

Fitting ANZAC winner of Jericho Cup

Former Wingatui-trained galloper Ablaze (Raise The Flag) has headed home a New Zealand-bred trifecta in the longest flat race in Australasia, the unique A$300,000 Jericho...
Scorpz

Otaki stakes double for Marsh

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh had a memorable day at Otaki on Friday, winning a stakes double and unearthing another Derby prospect. The Waikato conditioner won...
The Precious One

The Pride of the South returns

Southern amber nectar will be flowing after the Speights 1220 at Cromwell on Sunday, and Wingatui trainer Claire Anderton is hoping the connections of The...
Amal Rose

Amal Rose blooms at Tauranga

Promising filly Amal Rose has secured a tilt at stakes level after easily accounting for her opposition in the Jeremy Pryor Sotheby’s 1400 at Tauranga...
Kozzi Asano

Asano chases first stakes win

Kozzi Asano is aiming to add another first to his breakout season this weekend. The Canterbury-based Japanese apprentice had only ridden eight winners in his...
Aigne

O’Dowd takes winning attitude into The Jericho

Waikato stayer Aigne will undertake the ultimate test of endurance at Warrnambool on Sunday when he contests the A$300,000 The Jericho Cup (4600m), a race...
Dragon Leap

Dragon Leap continues down Derby trail

Lance O’Sullivan has gone close to winning the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) in his time training, five-times producing three-year-olds to finish in...
Ferrando

Rogerson gallopers on track for Summer features

Team Rogerson will have a host of winning chances at feature meetings at both ends of the north island this week. Smart sprinter Ferrando will...
Peloton

Derby prospects to contest Wellington Stakes

Cambridge trainer Andrew Campbell will head south to Otaki on Friday to line-up two Derby prospects in the Group 3 Lucia Valentina Wellington Stakes (1600m)....
Not An Option

Pike has options

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike has a few races in consideration for smart two-year-old Not An Option. The winner of his only raceday start at Counties,...
Matt Cameron

Cameron hopes for positive prognosis

Leading jockey Matt Cameron is nervously waiting to hear how much of the lucrative summer racing period he will be forced to spend watching from...
Swords Drawn

Stayers Final in crosshairs for Ritchie

There are plenty of options available to Shaune Ritchie with in-form galloper Swords Drawn, but the Cambridge trainer is leaning towards a tilt at the...
Magnum

Stakes challenges for Brennan pair

The Lauren Brennan-trained Magnum booked his ticket for the Group 2 Kamada Park Manawatu Challenge Stakes (1400m) at Awapuni next month with his victory at...
Free To Shine

Ready To Run graduate poised for bold debut

Fresh from a two-day visit to Karaka for the Ready To Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds, Palmerston North trainer Lisa Latta will look to a graduate...