Kevin Robertson

Joe’s Legacy

Coleman makes it a feature double with Joe’s Legacy

Fresh from taking out a Group 2 feature barely thirty minutes earlier local rider Michael Coleman was back in the winner’s enclosure one race later...
Vernazza

Favourite takes Matamata Breeders’ Stakes

Race favourite Vernazza overcame a wide run and a dogged local challenge to take out the feature event at Matamata on Saturday, the Group 2...
Need I Say More

Need I Say More leaves no room for excuses

Promising galloper Need I Say More showed he will be a force to be reckoned with in the autumn juvenile classics when he dashed away...
Moira Murdoch

Murdoch’s name in lights again with Polzeath

Twenty-six years on from her famous Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) victory with Solvit, Moira Murdoch’s beach training regime is continuing to pay dividends. Now...
Vladivostok

Campbell to provide triple threat in Derby

A comprehensive victory against the older horses at Ellerslie on Saturday is likely to result in three-year-old Vladivostok taking his place in the Group 1...
Dragon Leap

Waddell confirmed for Dragon Leap in Derby

In-form jockey Jason Waddell has been confirmed as the rider for Dragon Leap in the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on...
Catalyst

Battle lost but war far from over for Catalyst

While rugged Queenslander Alligator Blood may have taken out the first skirmish with classy New Zealand contender Catalyst, Kiwi trainer Clayton Chipperfield is confident his...
Lightning Jack

Lightning strikes in Southland Guineas

Promising three-year-old Lightning Jack made it back-to-back victories at stakes level when he produced a gritty effort to take out the Listed ILT Ascot Park...
Polzeath

Polzeath upsets in Avondale Cup

Lightweight runner Polzeath upset the applecart at Ellerslie on Saturday when he took out the Group 2 Joe McDonald Avondale Cup (2400m). The lightly raced...
Rip Van Winkle

Dream day at Te Rapa for Rip Van Winkle

Windsor Park Stud’s young guns have dominated the limelight in recent times with first-season sire titles for Shamexpress and Charm Spirit, but Saturday was all...
Two Illicit

Colgan keen on Derby number seven

When the winningest jockey in New Zealand Derby history says he believes he can add another victory in Ellerslie’s blue riband three-year-old classic then it...
Alabama Express

Alabama Express a perfect fit for New Zealand

Leading Bloodstock agent Paul Moroney believes that impressive three-year-old Alabama Express is the perfect type of horse for the New Zealand stallion market once he...
Wekaforce

Allpress rides Riccarton double for Rae

Leading central districts jockey Lisa Allpress ventured south on Saturday and rode a Riccarton double for local trainer Terri Rae. Allpress guided Wekaforce to a...
Tiptronic

Thrilling finish to Herbie Dyke Stakes

A nail-biting finish to the Group 1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa was settled in favour of last year’s runner-up Tiptronic when he...
Two Illicit

Two Illicit demolishes rivals in Waikato Guineas

The Roger James and Robert Wellwood-trained Two Illicit announced herself as a serious Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) contender when she simply blew...
Jennifer Eccles

Plenty of love for Jennifer Eccles

A picture-perfect ride from Jason Waddell allowed class act Jennifer Eccles to show her undoubted quality as she dashed away from her age-group rivals to...
Dragon Leap

Elevated temperature grounds Dragon Leap

An elevated temperature has forced the scratching of current Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) favourite Dragon Leap from today’s Group 2 Legacy Lodge...
Phantom Witness

Te Akau roll continues on home patch

The winning roll of Te Akau Racing continued unabated on their home track at Matamata on Sunday when exciting prospect Phantom Witness provided an early...
Tiptronic

Richardson looking to go one better with Tiptronic in Waikato feature

Trainer Graham Richardson believes he has good performer Tiptronic right where he wants him as he prepares for next weekend’s Group 1 Herbie Dyke Stakes...
Robbie Patterson

New Plymouth double continues Patterson’s big season

Back-to-back wins at his home track on Saturday continued a remarkable season for New Plymouth trainer Robbie Patterson. The first leg of the double came...
Reggiewood

Reggiewood a bright young talent for Derby King

Under the watchful eye of a trainer dubbed the ‘Derby King’, up-and-comer Reggiewood has emerged as an exciting contender for the Group 1 Vodafone New...
Sitarist

Sitarist overcomes scare to feature in big treble for Parsons

After a touch-and-go few days, emerging staying mare Sitarist headed to Wingatui and was part of a super Saturday for trainers John and Karen Parsons...
Killarney

Red letter day for Comignaghi and Parsons team

The combination of John & Karen Parsons and rider Tina Comignaghi completed a clean sweep of the stakes races at Wingatui on Saturday when they...
Prise De Fer

Five in a row for Prise De Fer

Exciting up-and-comer Prise De Fer extended his winning sequence to five with another supreme performance in Saturday’s Group 3 Powerworx Taranaki Cup (1800m) at New...
Seven Seas

Blanket finish to Oaks Prelude

The judge at New Plymouth had his work cut out on Saturday when less than half a length separated six of the fillies engaged in...