Joshua Smith

Savabeel siblings make a pleasing return

Savabeel siblings Hasahalo and Hasabro made a pleasing return to the track on Tuesday for Ardmore trainer Stephen McKee at the Cambridge trials. Group One-winning...

Black-type targets in-mind for Pop Star Princess

Cambridge trainer Fred Cornege has a stark warning for Pop Star Princess’ competitors in the Laser Electrical Tauranga 1400 on Wednesday, take on his mare...

Moroney senses opportunity for New Zealand breeding industry

Despite some tough times in the New Zealand thoroughbred breeding and racing industry at present, experienced bloodstock agent Paul Moroney believes there are opportunities out...

Vigorous effort expected from Brennan three-year-old

Cambridge trainer Lauren Brennan is excited to be armed with two quality three-year-olds as the season starts to heat up for New Zealand’s Classic crop....
NZ Trainer Tony Pike

Pike gearing up for new project

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is ready to apply the finishing touches to a new project he is attempting to get off the ground at this...

Robinson set to plunder southern spoils

Riccarton trainer Lance Robinson was successful in taking out the Listed Gore Guineas (1335m) earlier this month and he believes he has a strong chance...

Karaka Million jockeys confirmed for Te Akau

Trainer Jamie Richards will be represented by five runners in Saturday week’s Karaka Million 2YO (1200m), with the man at the helm of the Te...

Rae backing the West Coast

Trainer Kenny Rae is a long-time supporter of the West Coast racing circuit and he believes that John Messara’s recommendation of racecourse consolidation in the...

J-Mac returns to Kiwi roots

Leading Sydney jockey James McDonald made a fleeting visit back to his homeland on Thursday to ride at Te Aroha, a track that holds some...

Meadows in search of first stakes victory

Awapuni trainer Ashley Meadows is pleased with his stable star Duplicity ahead of the Listed Gallagher Marton Cup (2200m) on his home track on Saturday...

Peaceful ready to throw a cat among the pigeons

Peaceful might be vulnerable on fitness ahead of her return to New Zealand racing on Saturday but her class could see her competitive. That’s the...

Black-type targets ahead for Savy Yong Blonk

Promising three-year-old filly Savy Yong Blonk made it back-to-back wins on Thursday when she took out the NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race (1400m) at Arawa...

Team Ritchie ready to continue The Good Fight

Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is excited heading into the Christmas-New Year period with his in-form racing team. Heading that list is High Chaparral four-year-old The...

Mile test for The Precious One

Wingatui trainer Claire Anderton will be hoping to answer a few questions with her regally-bred mare The Precious One at Ascot Park on Saturday. The...
Aloisia

New Zealand Racing Briefs: Aloisia to resume in Villiers Stakes

Connections of New Zealand-bred galloper Aloisia are hoping she can turn around her form when she resumes in the Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at...

New Year brings a new start for McCulloch

Jockey Kelly McCulloch is looking forward to taking on a new challenge in the new year. The Group 2-winning jockey took a step back from...

Danzdanzdance on song for Trentham

Ruakaka trainers Chris Gibbs and Michelle Bradley are delighted with their talented four-year-old mare Danzdanzdance who will line up in Saturday’s Group 1 Rydges Wellington...

Kaharau thriving down south

Seven-year-old stayer Kaharau bounced back to winning form on Sunday for Ruakaka trainers Ken Rae and Krystal Williams-Tuhoro, winning the No Limits Interiors Open Handicap...

Two-pronged Eight Carat attack likely

Owners Sarah Green and Ger Beemsterboer could have two runners in the Group 2 Cambridge Stud Eight Carat Classic (1600m) at Ellerslie on December 26....

Timely boost for Nason

A phone call from Cambridge trainer Shane Crawford last week led to a major turnaround in fortune for jockey Jordan Nason. He registered his first...

Last drinks called for Thebarman

Ten-year-old warhorse Who Shot Thebarman has been officially retired. The son of Yamanin Vital experienced a stellar career on the track, recording two Group One...

Cowboy earns well deserved break

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have a smart galloper on their hands in the form of lightly-tried four-year-old Rhinestone Cowboy. The Teofilo gelding...

Eye-catching winner Karaka Million bound

Quality two-year-old Whiskey Neat identified himself as a major contender for the Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) in January after his impressive ten-length victory on debut...

Crown Prosecutor in fitting win

A well-judged front-running ride from Jason Waddell aided Crown Prosecutor to claim his maiden win in the Group 3 Lucia Valentina Wellington Stakes (1600m) at...

Mare shows plenty of power to win Levin Stakes

Talented sprinter Gift of Power took her stakes-winning tally to three at Otaki on Friday when she won the Listed Fasttrack Insurance Levin Stakes (1200m)...