Joshua Smith

Tiley saddles two in defence of Easter crown

Nigel Tiley has no expectation that he can repeat his Group 2 Manco Easter Handicap (1600m) win of last year, despite having twice the hand...

Southern triple crown tilt for Orepuki Lad

The Graham and Michael Eade-trained Orepuki Lad has taken out two southern cups this season and the Riverton galloper is being set to add another...

Regally bred filly gifted to CatWalk Trust

In an act of generosity, Valachi Downs principals Kevin and Jo Hickman have gifted a regally bred filly to the CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Research...

Plenty of Intrigue around Pike’s Ellerslie hand

Trainer Tony Pike has all bases covered with his quintet of runners set to tackle Saturday’s bumper meeting at Ellerslie. The Cambridge horseman will be...

Reform pledged for Racing Industry

Racing Minister Winston Peters says the Government will introduce two new pieces of legislation this year to revitalise the domestic racing industry. Cabinet this week...

Strong incentives for Karaka graduates in China

Two additional races have been added to the racing calendar at Yulong Jockey Club exclusively for New Zealand Bloodstock graduates, highlighting the growing relationship between...

Teddy still the gold standard

It has been more than 20 years since Ready Teddy and Blyth Tait set the benchmark of what can be achieved with an off the...

Stablemates on target to swap places

The Chosen One will end his Australian campaign on Saturday, while stablemate Bobby Dee will be endeavouring to secure a trip across the Tasman when...

Cox Plate potential for Rondinella

Cambridge trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood were ecstatic with Rondinella’s Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) fourth-placing at Randwick on Saturday and they are now...

Kiwis take home Sydney Championships spoils

It may have been a day of celebrating the career of world champion Winx at Randwick on Saturday, but there was no one happier in...

Impressive Aethero draws Able Friend comparison, Purton hits a century

Aethero lived up to the bubbling hype with an easy debut win at Sha Tin today (Sunday, 14 April) that took Zac Purton to 100...
Deerfield

Deerfield enjoying the benefits of Bambry water treadmill

If ever there was an ambassador for the benefits of the Bambry family’s water treadmill, then progressive sprinter Deerfield is it. We look at the...
Rondinella

Rondinella at in peak form ahead of Tancred Stakes bid

Rondinella is in "faultless condition" ahead of Saturday's Gr.1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) at Rosehill according to Roger James, who trains in partnership with Robert Wellwood.
Aretha

Baker-Forsman set to unleash two-pronged attack at Awapuni

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman will have a two-pronged attack in the Gr.1 Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Awapuni on...
Yourdeel

Richards ready to unleash Yourdeel at Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes

Matamata trainer Jamie Richards said he has no reason not to give even-money favourite Yourdeel his chance to complete his set of domestic Group One...
Stephanos

Staphanos to take Group 1 talent to Nova Park

Group One performer Staphanos will join the stallion ranks of Novara Park Stud, just outside of Cambridge, in the new season. We look at what...
Madison County

Madison County returns to Rosehill for Tulloch Stakes assault

It will be take two for multiple Group One-winning three-year-old Madison County at Rosehill on Saturday when he lines-up in the Gr.2 Tulloch Stakes (2000m).
Hunta Pence

Campbell confident ahead of duo’s black-type assignments

Hastings trainer Patrick Campbell will contest two black-type races at Awapuni on Saturday and he is hoping both Hunta Pence and Scandalo can put in...
Bavella

Noble hopes the weather behaves for Bavella’s Group One bid

Trainer Lance Noble is pleased with smart two-year-old Bavella heading into Saturday’s Gr.1 Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Awapuni and he is...
Verry Elleegant

Waller signals small changes for Verry Elleegant ahead of Rosehill

There will be no over-reaction from trainer Chris Waller to correct the unorthodox racing style of classy filly Verry Elleegant, but he is looking at...
Cooksley

Cooksley teams up with Bruce Wallace in NZ training partnership

Internationally-successful jockey Grant Cooksley is the latest addition to the New Zealand training ranks. Cooksley has been granted a trainers’ licence and begins a training...
Qiji Spirit

Tiley confident about Qiji Spirit ahead of group one at Awapuni

The predicted rain towards the end of this week has brought a smile to the face of Pukekohe trainer Nigel Tiley. The South Auckland horseman...
Aalaalune

McKay’s Lou Te Keeti poised to win the Lotto again

Lotto winner Lou Te Keeti could be poised to strike it lucky again this weekend with a first Group One prize on the racing stage....
ARDROSSAN

Stephen Marsh ready to have another crack at Sydney Autumn Carnival

Stephen Marsh’s focus on the rich Sydney Autumn Carnival will now switch to a feature sprint after having no joy last weekend with his staying...
Hugo The Boss

Bary’s Hugo The Boss look for seventh win at Tauherenikau

The John Bary-trained Hugo The Boss will be aiming to add a seventh win to his tally on Sunday when he lines-up in the LJ...