Kevin Robertson

Two Illicit

Two Illicit too good in Hastings feature sprint

Noted fresh-up performer Two Illicit provided another example of her undoubted ability when she cruised to victory in the Group 3 Red Badge Spring Sprint...
Brooklyn Boss

Prince Of Brooklyn on the board with impressive Ballarat winner

South Island-based stallion Prince of Brooklyn, who stands at Grassyards Farm on the Taieri Plain near Mosgiel, sired his first winner on Sunday from his...
The Chosen One

The Chosen One on target for third Caulfield Cup tilt

A barnstorming finish for second behind Delphi in Saturday’s Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) at Caulfield indicated the Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained The...
Hypnos

Cambridge pair set for feature Hastings sprint

Cambridge trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood will make a two-pronged attack on Saturday’s Group 3 Red Badge Spring Sprint (1400m) at Hastings, which is...
Mana Nui

Sarten for Mana Nui after sale quashed

The potential sale of promising three-year-colt Mana Nui has been put on hold for the time being with the dashing son of No Nay Never...
Magic Incanto

Magic result for Pratt and Hudson at Hawera

Underrated veteran mare Magic Incanto provided both trainer Fred Pratt and rider Mereana Hudson with a major career milestone when she upset the applecart to...
Vernanme

Vernanme back to his best in Matamata Cup

Topweight Vernanme proved too tough for his rivals when he produced a gritty effort to take out Saturday’s Listed Team Wealleans Matamata Cup (1600m). The...
Gwen Stephani

Gwen Stephani leaves rivals in no doubt

Flashy chestnut filly Gwen Stephani showed she had taken plenty from an unplaced debut run at Whanganui last month when she rocketed home to claim...
Te Kahu

Thrilling finish to Great Northern Steeplechase

After competing for the full six-kilometre distance of a gruelling Diprose Miller Great Northern Steeplechase (6200m), less than half a length separated eventual winner Te...
Miss Tycoon Rose

Miss Tycoon Rose sets special mark for Pitman

A comfortable victory by Miss Tycoon Rose at Riccarton on Saturday provided co-trainer Michael Pitman with more than the usual satisfaction of a job well...
Justacanta

Plan comes to fruition for Justacanta

A thrilling victory by Justacanta in Saturday’s Listed Paris Lane Stakes (1410m) at Flemington saw the successful culmination of a plan hatched by trainers Shaun...
Stimulant

Pike and Asano dominate at Riccarton

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike took a big team south to Riccarton on Saturday and dominated proceedings, winning five of the 11 races on the day....
Callsign Mav

Cox Plate calling Mav after Windsor Park victory

Hometown hero Callsign Mav booked his ticket for a shot at the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley later this month when he...
Mana Nui

Mana Nui impressive in Hawke’s Bay Guineas

Despite providing trainer Chad Ormsby with some mid-race jitters, promising three-year-old colt Mana Nui delivered when it counted as he claimed victory in the Group...
Bari

Bari impresses with fresh-up victory

Progressive galloper Bari opened his spring campaign in similar style to how he finished off his three-year-old season when he trounced a handy field of...
Empress El

Empress El leads the way for Greene’s three-year-old contenders

The David Greene-trained debutant Empress El made the best possible start to her racing career when she downed a handy field of maiden gallopers over...
Probabeel

Richards pleased with the performance of Australian team

A quiet weekend on the domestic front for trainer Jamie Richards provided him with the opportunity to focus on the Australian-based members of his Matamata...
Elephant

Elephant marches to Sandown Stakes win

Kiwi galloper Elephant has rebounded from his sole career defeat with an impressive win in Saturday’s Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m). The Emma-Lee and David...
House Of Cartier

House Of Cartier claims feature on home track

Underrated local mare House Of Cartier made her return to racing in emphatic fashion on Saturday when she stormed home from near last on the...
Colorado Star

Colorado Star on target for Riccarton feature

Lightly raced six-year-old Colorado Star got his spring campaign off to the best possible start when he produced a powerful home straight burst to down...
Wessex

Wessex too strong on debut at Matamata

Trainer Andrew Forsman put aside the disappointment of having to scratch pre-post favourite Francesca from the feature race at Awapuni on Saturday when he and...
Eion

Eion sends warning to Great Northern rivals

Lightly raced jumper Eion provided an ominous warning to his potential ARC Great Northern Steeplechase (6400m) rivals when he took out an action packed CLC...
Sakura Blossom

Sakura Blossom sets tongues wagging with sensational Hastings victory

While Callsign Mav was the star of the elite horses at Hastings with his Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) victory, it was a stunning performance...
Jonathan Riddell

Riddell makes it lucky number 13 in Group One feature

Thirteen may be an unlucky number for some, but for jockey Jonathan Riddell it marks another milestone in an amazing career in the saddle that...
Art De Triomphe

Art De Triomphe caps magical hour for Go Racing syndicates

Albert Bosma’s Go Racing syndicates enjoyed one of their finest hours on Saturday when they celebrated three separate victories including two at stakes level in...