Joshua Smith

Big Mike

Phelan loves East Coast racing

Beautiful weather, great hospitality, and being able to go fishing in-between race meetings, it’s no wonder Shaun Phelan loves East Coast racing. Phelan, who trains...

Supera stays home for Lisa Chittick Plate

Ken and Bev Kelso have opted for the safe option with their star mare Supera. The Matamata trainers had originally targeted Saturday’s Group 1 Haunui...
Prise De Fer

Trans-Tasman assault for Te Akau

Having stakes contenders on both sides of the Tasman is becoming a common occurrence for Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards. The 30-year-old horseman was kept...
Yearn

Yearn thriving ahead of local assignment

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 Group...
The Mitigator

McKay on weather watch

Peter McKay will be keeping close tabs on the weather forecast ahead of the Group 1 Haunui Farm WFA Group 1 Classic (1600m) at Otaki...
Rock On Wood

Consistent galloper set for Group 1 glory

There would be few horses in the country more consistent than Rock On Wood and trainer Leanne Elliot is hoping the reliable gelding can turn...
Lisa Allpress

Saudi challenge for Allpress

There will be a touch of New Zealand flavour in Saudi Arabia ahead of next month’s US$20million Saudi Cup, the world’s newly established richest horse...
Germanicus

First Group 1 tilt for Germanicus

Promising miler Germanicus will be tested at elite-level for the first time on Saturday when he lines-up in the Haunui Farm WFA Group 1 Classic...
Letzbeglam

Lindsays ready to glam it up in Melbourne

Letzbeglam could this weekend kick off a successful four-week Group 1 attack by Cambridge Stud owners Brendan and Jo Lindsay. On Saturday when Vernazza, another...
Probabeel

Probabeel on target for Surround

High-class three-year-old Probabeel has settled into life in Sydney well and was put through her paces when finishing fifth in a 1000m trial at Randwick...
Two Illicit

Colgan full of praise for leading Derby hopes

Vinnie Colgan is happy not to have to make the call between the rides on Two Illicit and Dragon Leap going into the Group 1...
Gisborne

Rogerson backs East Coast

East Coast racing’s biggest fan is once again showing his support for the annual meetings at Wairoa and Gisborne. Graeme Rogerson, who trains in partnership...
Chief Sequoyah

Riccarton base paying off for Marsh

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh has expanded his operation this season by establishing a permanent South Island base, and the move has already paid dividends. His...
Mongolian Marshal

Marshal joins Adelaide trainer

Talented five-year-old Mongolian Marshal has joined the stable of Morphettville trainer Stuart Gower and will continue his career in Adelaide. Previously prepared by Murray Baker...
Sheezallmine

Sulky Sheezallmine to bounce back at Ellerslie

Group 3 winner Sheezallmine will attempt to get back into winning form at Ellerslie on Saturday when she lines-up in the Dunstan Feeds 1200. The...
Scorpz

Scorpz preparing well as Marsh seeks to extend Derby reign

Stephen Marsh has Group 3 winner Scorpz just where he wants him for this month’s Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie. Marsh...
Catalyst

Catalyst primed for bold Australian debut

Rick Williams is predicting a career-best performance from star New Zealand three-year-old Catalyst in Saturday’s Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington. Williams has...
Lightning Jack

Three-pronged Guineas assault for Tylers

Father and daughter training duo, Kelvin and Aimee Tyler, are experiencing a standout season and they hope that will continue at Ascot Park on Saturday....
Super Seth

Futurity next for Super Seth

A view to enhancing Super Seth’s stud value has meant a slight change in plans for the son of Dundeel. The Anthony Freedman-trained three-year-old was...
Two Illicit

Derby tilt confirmed for Two Illicit

Exciting three-year-old filly Two Illicit will contest the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie later this month after pulling up well from...
Concert Hall

Mare at concert pitch for Avondale Cup

Things may not have gone Concert Hall’s way in the Group 3 City Of Auckland Cup (2400m) at Ellerslie last start, but her connections are...
Wekaforce

The Strike Rate Queen continues top form

Terri Rae continues to confirm her standing as the “Strike Rate Queen” of leading New Zealand trainers. The former West Coaster has made her mark...
Dragon Leap

Dragon leaps back to health

Smart three-year-old Dragon Leap will contest Saturday’s Group 2 Jamieson Park Avondale Guineas (2100m) at Ellerslie after overcoming a minor hiccup which prevented him from...
Verry Elleegant

Verry Elleegant to relish Sydney wet

The big wet in Sydney is certainly not dampening the spirits of the Kiwi connections of Group 1 mare Verry Elleegant, who will resume in...
Werther

Time called on Werther’s racing career

Hopes of a return to racing for former Hong Kong Horse of the Year, Werther, have been dashed, with trainer Andrew Campbell opting to retire...