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Sampson

Sampson confirms shot at Eagle Farm feature

Evergreen stayer Sampson confirmed his place in the Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup (3000m) at Eagle Farm this coming weekend with a fighting run for second...
Mac Attacka

Business as usual for local partnership

The local training partnership of Chris Gibbs and Michelle Bradley were back to doing what they do best on their home patch at Ruakaka on...
Lucyinrio

Long trek north pays off for Little and Lucyinrio

Central Districts raider Lucyinrio produced a gritty effort at Ruakaka on Saturday to take out the main race of the day, the Trigg Construction sponsored...
Hanger

Hanger back to winning form at Ruakaka

An inch-perfect ride from Ryan Elliot has seen progressive galloper Hanger return to the winner’s enclosure when successful over 1400m at Ruakaka. The O’Reilly gelding...
Gallante

Gillies claims feature race double at Awapuni

Former top-class flat performer Gallante demonstrated his undoubted jumping ability when he ploughed through the Awapuni mud to capture the Manawatu ITM Awapuni Hurdles (2900m)...
Kolding

Kiwi-bred Kolding shines in Queensland Guineas

Ocean Park gelding Kolding has emerged as the latest New Zealand-bred star for Queensland owner Neville Morgan, extending his winning sequence to four with a...
Waimate Racing Club

Waimate Racing Club farewell home venue

A brilliantly fine day and a huge on-course crowd combined to provide the appropriate farewell to thoroughbred racing at Waimate on Sunday where the Waimate...
Bad Boy Brown

Bad Boy Brown books Wellington Hurdles appointment

Talented jumper Bad Boy Brown booked a place in next month’s Wellington Hurdle (3400m) at Trentham when he outstayed his open-class rivals in Saturday’s feature...
Brendon Hawtin

Sydney win a thrill for Hawtin

Cambridge-based trainer Brendon Hawtin achieved one of his career goals when lightly raced four-year-old Simply Optimistic scored a decisive victory over 1200m at Royal Randwick...
Dr Watson

Dr Watson upsets the sprinters at Trentham

Consistent middle-distance performer Dr Watson sprang a major surprise when he upset the open- class sprinters over 1200m on a testing Heavy11 surface at Trentham...
Sultan Of Swing

Sultan Of Swing back in winning rhythm

Class galloper Sultan of Swing returned to winning form with a vengeance when he dealt with his open- class rivals over 1600m at Te Rapa....
Birdsong

Baker Forsman filly makes winning debut at Te Rapa

Impeccably bred youngster Birdsong made a winning debut for the Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman stable when she led all the way over 1200m in...
Max

Familiar figures combine to win McGregor Grant Steeplechase

The familiar combination of trainer Raymond Connors and jockey Isaac Lupton combined once again to take out a feature jumping event at Ellerslie when Max...
Tommyra

Tommyra takes out KS Browne Hurdle

The Toby Autridge-trained Tommyra produced an impeccable display of hurdling to take out the first of the day’s prestige jumping features at Ellerslie, the KS...
Shoshone

First winner on the board for Sacred Falls

Exciting prospect Shoshone delivered the first win for her sire, the Waikato Stud-based Sacred Falls, in fine fashion when she led all the way over...
Bounding

NZ connection to O’Brien’s seventh Derby winner

It was business as usual for perennial champion trainer Aidan O’Brien as Anthony Van Dyck gave him a record-equalling seventh victory in the Group 1...
Stephen Ralph

Ralph ready to continue dream Ellerslie run

Jumps racing returns to Ellerslie on Monday and Te Awamutu trainer Stephen Ralph is one of many who can’t wait for the action to get...
Elle Aye Are

Elle Aye Are looks set for further winter spoils

The Heavy10 track conditions on offer at Ellerslie on Saturday were made to measure for promising winter galloper Elle Aye Are who registered her fourth...
Dolcetto

Dolcetto too tough in thrilling finish to Wanganui feature

Tough as teak Dolcetto shrugged off his bridesmaid tag as he prevailed in a thrilling four-way finish to the second of the feature events at...
Annie Okay

Annie Okay upsets at Ellerslie

Useful three-year-old Annie Okay returned to her best form when she downed her age-group rivals over 1400m at Ellerslie on Saturday. The Shaun and Emma...
Flaunting

Flaunting takes out Castletown Stakes

Te Rapa visitor Flaunting coped best with the testing Heavy11 track conditions prevalent at Wanganui on Saturday as she slogged through the mud to take...
Mark Walker

Walker at his front-running best in Singapore premiership

Ex-pat kiwi Mark Walker continued his impressive run of form in Singapore on Saturday with a winning double that sees him sitting six wins clear...
Verbalizer

Verbalizer fulfilling potential

On a day where there were several eye-catching performances, it was the victory in the last race on the card at Ellerslie by the lightly-tried...

Spring assignments on cards for Inscription

Progressive mare Inscription will head to the spelling paddock next week after completing an impressive treble of wins for Cambridge trainer Ross McCarroll. The five-year-old...
Rhaegar

Rhaegar upsets in Ellerslie two-year-old feature

The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman stable were expected to play a prominent role in Saturday’s Listed Piazza D’Oro Auckland Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie,...