Kevin Robertson

Dragon Leap

O’Sullivan and Scott pair on target for Queensland carnival

Stablemates Dragon Leap and Spring Heat furthered their preparations for a tilt at the Brisbane Winter Carnival with a day out at Te Rapa on...
Entriviere

Richards shakes off frustrating day at Royal Randwick

Trainer Jamie Richards was taking a philosophical approach to his day at Royal Randwick on Saturday after watching three of his stable stars perform with...
Daytona Red

Bishara proud of champion mare despite Randwick defeat

Nick Bishara is a sucker for punishment. The affable Aucklander spent part of his Sunday morning watching video replays of the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth...
Roch ‘N’ Horse

Promising mare takes first black type trophy

Matamata visitor Roch ‘N’ Horse put a disappointing last start performance behind her when she produced a powerful closing burst to take out the Listed...
Big Mike

Emotional win for Big Mike in Hawke’s Bay Cup

There was definitely a catch in the voice of co-trainer Shaun Phelan as he described just what the victory of stable favourite Big Mike means...
Avantage

Avantage makes it nine Group One wins with Te Rapa triumph

Despite being delayed a week, the Group 1 Fiber Fresh New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) lived up to its billing as one of the...
Siracusa

Siracusa gets a second chance at Group One glory

A bizarre incident that looked likely to cost progressive mare Siracusa a shot at a Group One title on Saturday may have a happy ending...
Francesca

Promising filly opens her account at Pukekohe

Lightly raced three-year-old Francesca overcame a buffeting in the home straight at Pukekohe on Sunday to register her first career victory. The daughter of former...
Beauden

Beauden set for Riccarton feature

Last start Group 2 Awapuni Gold Cup (2000m) winner Beauden is set to clock up further frequent flyer miles when he treks to Riccarton in...
Whale Song

Whale Song comes of age with Easter Cup victory

Promising galloper Whale Song got the big win he had hinted was coming when he dashed home along the inner to take out the Listed...
Explosive Jack

Explosive Jack heads Kiwi-bred trifecta in Australian Derby

The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Explosive Jack showed his staying prowess when winning the A$2 million Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick on...
Atishu

Possible Brisbane campaign for Atishu

Progressive three-year-old Atishu has left trainer Stephen Marsh in a bit of a quandary after she demolished her rivals to take out the Listed NZB...
Sam Collett

Te Aroha abandoned after race three

The Te Aroha racemeeting on Saturday was abandoned when track conditions were deemed dangerous after the first horse past the post in race three slipped...
Rabada

Rabada hits rivals for six at Tauranga

A chance conversation one evening with good mate and former New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum saw trainer Graeme Richardson put his money where his...
Miss Tycoon Rose

Miss Tycoon Rose back with a vengeance at Riverton

Classy filly Miss Tycoon Rose looked close to a good thing when resuming after a long break at Riverton on Monday and that was how...
Johnathan Parkes

Quality over quantity for ace rider Parkes

Another cool, calm and collected effort aboard star juvenile On The Bubbles at Awapuni on Saturday saw jockey Johnathan Parkes register his second Group One...
Beauty Star

Pike keen on stakes assignment for Sacred Option

Promising filly Sacred Option may have booked a place in the Group 3 Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) at Te Rapa next month after she produced...
Atullibigeal

Henderson has high hopes for Atullibigeal

Although he playfully describes the talented two-year-old with the hard to pronounce name as “a bit of a clown”, trainer Carl Henderson knows he has...
Our Boy Ritchie

Local runner takes out Riverton Cup

Trainers Kelvin and Aimee Tyler enjoyed a red-letter day on their home track at Riverton on Saturday, winning three races including the day’s feature, the...
Beauden

Course specialist shines in Awapuni Gold Cup

Awapuni has been the happiest of hunting grounds for Beauden, who returned to his favourite track on Saturday for a career-best victory in the Group...
On The Bubbles

Group One glory for On the Bubbles

Jamie Richards and Te Akau Racing’s total dominance of New Zealand two-year-old racing rolled on with a richly deserved Group One triumph for On the...
Shadows Cast

Shadows Cast back to his best with feature victory

Venerable eight-year-old Shadows Cast turned back the clock as he gave his rivals weight and a beating when taking out the Listed Bramco Granite &...
Joy Alone

Late burst carries Joy Alone to Classic victory

A thrilling four-way finish to Saturday’s Group 3 Higgins Concrete Manawatu Classic (2000m) at Awapuni was settled in favour of Cambridge filly Joy Alone, courtesy...
Catalyst

Catalyst progressing well for spring campaign

Star galloper Catalyst may not have a trainer, but he is in great order as his team looks ahead to spring racing. The outstanding three-year-old...
Quicken Away

Rain no barrier for Tiley trio in Group One feature

Trainer Nigel Tiley will take a three-pronged attack into Saturday’s Group 1 Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Awapuni and believes the rain...