Kevin Robertson

Our Hail Mary

Valuable Trentham Stakes victory for Our Hail Mary

Well-related and talented staying mare Our Hail Mary scored a strong win in Saturday’s Group 3 Dixon & Dunlop Trentham Stakes that counted for much...
Bonham

Bonham takes out Trentham three-year-old feature

Talented three-year-old Bonham showed she is a filly of the highest quality when winning the Group 1 Devan Plastics Levin Classic (1600m) at Trentham on...
Super Strike

Famous colours to the fore in Anniversary

Six decades on from the heyday of the legendary sprinter Yahabeebe, the same colours have played a starring role at Trentham. Super Strike stepped up...
Quattro Quinta

Johnson brings up a century of wins at Trentham

The runaway leader of the National jockeys’ premiership, Danielle Johnson, notched her 100th winner for the season when she guided Te Akau Racing two-year-old Quattro...
Milford

Milford too strong in Ellerslie feature

The familiar combination of trainer Stephen Marsh and owner Lib Petagna combined to take out another feature three-year-old staying event at Ellerslie on Sunday when...
Time Test

Time Test set for Karaka yearling debut

A few months after celebrating a milestone 80th anniversary, time-honoured Little Avondale Stud is set to break new ground in early 2021. Owned and operated...
On The Bubbles

On The Bubbles produces champagne performance

Te Akau Racing’s challenge for supremacy in the $1m DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) later this month was strengthened at Ellerslie on Sunday...
Bonham

Day of contrasts for Benner and Wynyard

Trainers Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard got their day at Awapuni off to the perfect start on Saturday when exciting three-year-old Bonham produced a remarkable...
Beauden

Beauden defends Marton Cup crown

Exciting stayer Beauden returned to the scene of his 2020 triumph in the Listed Japac Marton Cup (2200m) on Saturday and made it back-to-back victories...
Cavallo Veloce

Cavallo Veloce back to winning form

Former good three-year-old Cavallo Veloce put nearly two years’ worth of frustration behind him when he bounced back to winning form with a dominant display...
Callsign Mav

Callsign Mav all class at Awapuni

Trainer John Bary admitted his overwhelming feeling was one of relief after he watched his stable star Callsign Mav lump topweight of 63kg to an...
Springsteen

Springsteen makes impressive return after lengthy absence

Talented galloper Springsteen made his much-awaited return to the racetrack a winning one when he ground out a stirring victory over 1300m at Otaki on...
Darci La Bella

Darci La Bella out to emulate her older brother

Exciting three-year-old Darci La Bella showed she has inherited plenty of the family ability when she made a winning debut at Otaki on Monday. The...
Tavi Mac

Tavi Mac Telegraph bound

Trainer Allan Sharrock has confirmed his pocket-rocket Tavi Mac will have his next start in the Group 1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at...
Gold Watch

Gold Watch providing retiree with plenty of thrills

Retirement hobbies don’t usually include training racehorses, but it’s proving great fun for 89-year-old Cliff Goss. The Tauranga horseman, who has worked around the world...
Dream Queen

Dream filly makes successful debut at Te Aroha

Trainer Ken Rae knew he had just the sort of filly he likes dealing with when he picked her up on the float on the...
Kate Hercock

Hercock bolsters senior riding ranks in the Central Districts

Former top jockey Kate Hercock hasn’t set herself any specific goals as she begins the second phase of her race-riding career off the back of...
Melody Belle

Melody Belle on track for Trentham feature

Trainer Jamie Richards had plenty of firepower in racing action on the track at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day, but also took the time to...
Il Affare

Il Affare to continue on Oaks path

Co-trainer Dawn Williams was in a philosophical mood when assessing the performance of promising three-year-old Il Affare, who overcame a troubled passage to finish third...
Imelda Mary

Imelda Mary back to winning form

Former top three-year-old Imelda Mary made a welcome return to winning form when she took out the feature event over 1400m at Tauranga on Saturday....
Ansu

Ansu scores impressive debut win for Didham

Trainer Peter Didham’s phone started ringing almost immediately after his rangy two-year-old Ansu put on a professional display to win his debut at Tauherenikau on...
Les Crayeres

Les Crayeres on song at Tauranga

Promising mare Les Crayeres completed a winning double at Tauranga on Saturday when she took out the opening event on the card at the popular...
Star Tsar

Star Tsar on Cups path following Ellerslie victory

Progressive staying prospect Star Tsar staked his claim for a start in the Group 1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) in March with a...
Imperatriz

Richards and Johnson continue carnival roll

Trainer Jamie Richards, jockey Danielle Johnson and Te Akau Racing have continued their dominant Ellerslie Christmas Carnival form with a stakes double through the deeds...
Avantage

Avantage all class in Railway victory

The Group 1 Sistema Railway (1200m) was the pinnacle event on a day awash with black type features at Ellerslie on Friday and it more...