Kevin Robertson

Tappy’s One

Tappy’s One continues winning streak with Oamaru Cup victory

Underrated winter galloper Tappy’s One cemented his claim to being the most improved horse in commission in the South Island at present with a gritty...
Danielle Johnson

Johnson hits season goal with Te Rapa double

Danielle Johnson is only just starting to allow herself the luxury of enjoying the feeling of satisfaction that comes with taking out her first national...
Rocktilyoudrop

Quirky customer starting to hit his straps for Bidlake

Trainer Aaron Bidlake is quick to point out he didn’t take much of a shine to gritty four-year-old Rocktilyoudrop when he first showed up at...
Justaskme

Special result for Sharrock in Opunake Cup

Local trainer Allan Sharrock gained a special result on his home track on Saturday to round out a record-breaking season for his New Plymouth-based stable....
It Might Be You

Royally bred filly makes belated debut a winning one

Debutante It Might Be You looked to have a bright future ahead of her as she easily won a maiden 1200m event at Te Rapa...
Ace-Lawson Carroll

Apprentice comes up aces at Te Rapa

Rookie apprentice Ace Lawson-Carroll completed his first winning ride in fine style when he guided handy winter sprinter Crystallize to a comfortable victory at Te...
Our Boy Ritchie

Leading South Island trainer title up for grabs at Oamaru

Riverton trainer Kelvin Tyler has a team of up to ten runners primed for the last South Island race meeting of the current season next...
Barbara

Barbara provides winter bonus for former trainer

Proven wet track performer Barbara provided a welcome mid-winter highlight for her owner and former trainer Nigel Tiley when she strode clear in the concluding...
Dream Queen

Local trifecta in Ruakaka juvenile contest

Ken Rae and his daughter Krystal Williams-Tuhoro provided the first three runners home in Saturday’s two-year-old feature at Ruakaka. Race favourite Dream Queen and rider...
Regal Duchess

Bradley back in winning mode on home patch

There were smiles all around after the running of race one at Ruakaka on Saturday with local resident Michelle Bradley making a welcome winning return...
Amarelinha

Bosson raring to go in new season

Champion New Zealand rider Opie Bosson is champing at the bit to get back in the saddle as he prepares himself for the new racing...
Lacustre

Thornton regains the winning feeling at Te Aroha

Former top jumps jockey Craig Thornton turned back the years as he produced an impeccably judged ride aboard hardy jumper Lacustre to take out the...
Chillax

Last race winner makes travel worthwhile

Trainer Steven Cole was having some fairly dark thoughts as he prepared his stable runners Chillax and Inca Warrior for the last race at Awapuni...
Catsacharmer

Sharrock has a stakes mission in mind for impressive two-year-old winner

Unbeaten two-year-old filly Catsacharmer booked herself a place in the Listed Courtesy Ford Ryder Stakes (1200m) at Otaki in three weeks after she lifted herself...
Tavis Court

Tavis Court all class at Awapuni

Consistent performer Tavis Court added to an impressive career record when he bolted away with an open 1400m contest at Awapuni on Saturday. The Anna...
Aero De Paris

Aero De Paris provides welcome holiday boost for Scott

A stirring victory by handy winter sprinter Aero De Paris at Te Rapa on Saturday provided some additional holiday cheer for co-trainer Andrew Scott. Scott,...
Cross Roads

Innes prepared to play patient game with impressive Hastings winner.

Opaki trainer Gerald Innes picked up a welcome winning double at Hastings and has high hopes he can keep that success going through the deeds...
Joey’s Gift

Lockdown purchase comes up trumps at Ruakaka

An afternoon watching Australian racing during the first COVID-19 lockdown last year paid a winning dividend for trainer Stephen McKee when three-year-old filly Joey’s Gift...
Kaharau

Kaharau provides special moment for Rae

The emotion in Ken Rae’s voice says it all when discussing the stylish jumping win at Hastings on Saturday by durable galloper Kaharau. The rising...
Tommyra

Tommyra back to his best in Hawke’s Bay Hurdle

The Toby Autridge-trained Tommyra returned to his best form over fences when he sprang a minor upset in taking out the Te Whangai Romneys Hawke’s...
Tsunami Sam

Tsunami Sam provides Burton with successful homecoming

Trainer Anthony Burton made a successful return to the Ruakaka racing ranks when he produced exciting two-year-old colt Tsunami Sam to win on debut at...
All About You

All About You impressive on debut

A sparkling win at the Te Rapa trials back in late May indicated that promising three-year-old All About You would be hard to beat when...
Zayydani

Mission accomplished for blueblood mare

A long-range plan set in place for royally bred Savabeel mare Zayydani came to fruition at Eagle Farm on Saturday when she strode to a...
Bankers Choice

Bankers Choice caps top week for Waikato couple

A stunning seven length win in the last race on the card at Tauranga on Saturday by the Stephen Marsh-trained Bankers Choice capped a stellar...
Russian Fable

Hughes reaches special milestone

A win in the opening event at Riccarton on Saturday with Russian Fable brought up a special milestone for popular local trainer Kevin Hughes. The...