Kevin Robertson

Patience the key for talented three-year-old

A patient approach with exciting three-year-old Total Excess paid dividends at Awapuni on Saturday when the Jamie Richards-trained galloper opened a new campaign with an...

Sensational win in Guineas Visiting northern filly

Media Sensation shrugged off a chequered trip to Christchurch to claim her maiden Group 1 victory in Saturday’s Gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m). Prevented...

Ocean Emperor goes back-to-back in Tauranga Stakes

To quote famous baseballer Yogi Berra, it was “déjà vu’ all over again” at Tauranga on Saturday when classy customer Ocean Emperor defended his Group...

Plans in store for Savvy Coup

Michael Pitman may be laid up in hospital, but it hasn’t stopped him making plans for his stable star Savvy Coup. The Riccarton trainer fulfilled...

Karaka Million 3YO could be next target for 2000 Guineas winner

A tilt at the equal richest three-year-old race in the country could be on the cards for impressive Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New...

Local talent prevails in juvenile dash at Te Rapa

A gear adjustment and a positive ride from jockey Lynsey Satherley paved the way for the locally trained Maybeashowoff to open his winning account with...

Indecision takes out Te Rapa feature

A bold front-running performance saw the Tony Pike-trained Indecision add further valuable black- type to her career record when she scored in the Listed Legacy...

Bostonian back for summer sprint features

One of last season’s best three-year-olds showed he has come back from a winter break in fine fettle with a dashing performance at the Cambridge...

Dee And Gee upsets in Metropolitan Trophy

Outsider Dee And Gee stunned the Riccarton crowd on Saturday as she registered her biggest career victory when winning the Listed Redwood Metropolitan Trophy (2500m)....

Madison County takes the major spoils at Riccarton

Outstanding three-year-old Madison County repaid his many supporters when he carried the favourite’s tag to a comprehensive victory in the Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld...

Black-type option for smart maiden winner

Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie doesn’t know where maiden winner Magic Condor sits in the pecking order of three-year-old fillies, but is happy to find out...

Camera decides finish to Sweynesse Stakes

A desperate finish to the Group 3 Sweynesse Stakes (1215m) at Rotorua was decided by the photo-finish camera in favour of underrated mare Volks Lightning....

Te Rapa feature could decide 2000 Guineas favourite

Favouritism for next months Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton could be decided at Te Rapa on Monday...

Bishara living the dream

Nick Bishara was comfortable with the reality of nursing a hangover all the way back to Auckland as he prepared to board a flight home...

Gosford double for Marsh

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh made a flying visit to Gosford, just outside of Sydney, on Thursday to saddle a pair of maiden gallopers and walked...

Tiley picks right option for exciting filly

Pukekohe trainer Nigel Tiley’s decision to take his exciting three-year-old Melt back to Ruakaka on Saturday paid off handsomely when she dealt to her rivals...

O’Reilly affection pays big dividends for Melbourne businessman

Melbourne-based businessman Rupert Legh experienced the kind of joy that most thoroughbred horse owners can only dream about at Flemington on Saturday. In the space...

Bittersweet day for young rider at Wanganui

Promising apprentice Wiremu Pinn experienced the ups and downs of the thoroughbred racing game at Wanganui on Saturday with a winning double on the day...

Southerner prevails in sensational Great Northern Hurdle

Jack Frost claimed a special double when he outlasted his rivals to win an action-packed running of the Schweppes Great Northern Hurdle (4200m) at Te...

Rugged stayer gets deserved big race victory at Te Aroha

Chocolate Fish proved his credentials as an out and out stayer when he out-toughed his rivals in Sunday’s Irvines Great Northern Steeplechase (6300m) at Te...

Cambridge visitor takes the honours in first two-year-old contest

The spoils from Wanganui’s traditional opening two-year-old event for the new racing season are heading back to Cambridge. A brace of trial wins at Te...

Danzdanzdance on track after big first up win

Local galloper Danzdanzdance showed she has come back in fine fettle for her four-year-old campaign with an impressive first-up win on her home track at...

Charles Road on the right path to major assignments

Recently crowned New Zealand Champion Stayer for 2017-18, Charles Road, showed he was ready for some big spring assignments when he downed a talented field...

Te Akau stars on display at Hastings

Champion two-year-old Avantage and stakes winner Chance to Dance took the opportunity of an exhibition gallop between races at Hastings on Saturday, a day that...

Te Akau Shark sounds ominous warning to spring rivals

Exciting four-year-old Te Akau Shark put his future spring rivals on notice with a stunning return to the racetrack at Hastings today. The showy chestnut...