Joshua Smith

Musigny Lass

Foote hoping to hit homerun with The Bambino

A jumping future is beckoning The Bambino but trainer and part-owner Ben Foote is hoping to score a win on the flat with the gelding...
Summer Festival

Hong Kong contact a winning source for Marsh

An association with Hong Kong bloodstock agent Paul Chow continues to reap rewards for Stephen Marsh’s stable. Chow, who operates under his Tartan Meadow Bloodstock...
Shaun McKay

Father and son team up for new season

Peter and Shaun McKay have combined their Group One-winning talents in a new training partnership and have targeted the Hawke’s Bay spring carnival to saddle...

West Coast primed for Riccarton country

Athleticism may be West Coast’s edge heading into Saturday’s Grand National Steeplechase (5600m) at Riccarton, according to his Awapuni trainer Mark Oulaghan. West Coast claimed...

Caulfield Cup dream with Mr Brightside

Trainers Ben and JD Hayes are dreaming of a tilt at the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) with Group One winner Mr Brightside. The New...

Shoshone out to turn form around at Tauranga

Wet track specialist Shoshone will attempt to get her winter campaign back on track at Tauranga on Saturday following a below-par performance at her most...

Happy days for Myers after Grand National win

Happy Star cemented Kevin Myers at the top of the Grand National Hurdles (4200m) ladder when winning the Wanganui trainer’s fifth title in the race...

Coolmore target for Grand Impact

New Zealand-bred gelding Grand Impact has gone for a quick freshen-up in preparation for some big targets later this spring after his strong win at...
Elephant

PB Lawrence first-up for Elephant

Elephant will be out to replicate his deeds from last year’s Melbourne Spring Carnival when he kicks off his campaign in the Group 2 PB...
Taiki Yanagida

Taiki Yanagida succumbs to injuries

The racing industry is in mourning following the death of popular jockey Taiki Yanagida, who passed away in Waikato Hospital on Tuesday evening surrounded by...

Myers set to dominate Grand National Hurdle

Turakina trainer Kevin Myers has received only positive news from Christchurch as he pushes for a fifth win in Wednesday’s Canterbury Grand National Hurdle (4200m)...

Impressive La Crique on track for Tarzino

The Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings next month is the likely starting point for Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) runner-up La Crique’s...

Brosnan scores double at Ruakaka

After a long time between victories, four in quick succession have helped improve things for Matamata trainer Mark Brosnan, but the horse he’s most excited...

Another Derby win, Cheers Brothers

Cheers Brothers added himself to New Zealand Bloodstock’s growing honour role of Derby winners when taking out the $2.3m Macau Derby (1800m) on Sunday. The...

Nelson perplexed by Grand National run

Sunday’s Grand National Hurdle (4200m) at Sandown was billed as a match race between topweights Saunter Boy and Kiwi raider The Cossack, but the race...

Texas set to reward trainer at stakes level

Texas didn’t disgrace himself in strong company as a two-year-old and will be given early black-type opportunities this season to fully realise his stakes potential....

Lowry and Cullen partnership comes to an end

Trainers Guy Lowry and Grant Cullen have decided to go their separate ways after a successful 13-year partnership that yielded 235 wins, including three Group...

Draw trainer’s main concern with debut runner

Brontes Gold will be given his opportunity to carry his encouraging trial form over to race day when he makes his debut at Ruakaka on...

Chevron tipped to cope with unexpected assignment

The in-form Chevron is expected to give another bold home track showing on Saturday, despite an unplanned drop back in distance. The Ruakaka five-year-old has...

Southern raid for Oulaghan trio

The cancellation of meetings in the Central Districts of late has hampered the preparations of Mark Oulaghan’s jumpers, but he is still hopeful of bold...
Taiki Yanagida

Yanagida in critical condition following Cambridge fall

Jockey Taiki Yanagida is in intensive care being treated for serious head and spinal injuries following a fall during a race at Cambridge on Wednesday....
Catalyst

Tarzino target for Catalyst

Group One winner Catalyst made a pleasing start to his spring campaign with a solid hit-out in his 900m trial at Te Rapa on Thursday,...

Myers gelding could Kick On to Caulfield Cup

Success in Saturday’s Group 3 Winning Edge Presentations 125th Winter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton could set the ball rolling for a start in the Group...

Beck looking on the bright side

Southland trainer Leda Beck has opted to look on the bright side when it comes to Firoden’s wide barrier draw for Saturday’s Group 3 Winning...

Weatherley continues family dynasty

Briar Weatherley entered a training partnership with her father Darryn on Monday and just two days later she celebrated her first win. The victory came...