Tag: 'Andrew Scott'

Summer Passage

O’Sullivan gains satisfaction from sprint victory

Trainer Lance O’Sullivan was beaming after former top juvenile Summer Passage made a welcome return to the winner’s enclosure at Matamata on Saturday, when striding...
Opie Bosson

Bosson excited by Matamata prospects

Champion jockey Opie Bosson is confident his season can kick into gear when he takes seven rides at Matamata on Saturday. The star hoop has...
Dragon Leap

Dragon Leap bounces through fresh-up assignment

Lance O’Sullivan, who trains in partnership with Andrew Scott, was pleased with the fresh-up run of quality four-year-old Dragon Leap, who finished 8th in the...
Dragon Leap

Dragon ready to leap the Tasman

Talented four-year-old Dragon Leap will travel to Sydney on Monday as he looks to target spring riches. The Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott-trained galloper won...
The Bostonian

Kiwis given clearance to fly

There was an echoed sigh of relief in Waikato Monday with a handful of trainers receiving travel exemptions for their staff to fly to Australia....
Charles Road

Wexford team building with Sydney ambitions

Quality gallopers Charles Road and Dragon Leap are making good progress ahead of their spring campaigns. Lucrative Sydney targets are high on the agenda for...
Taiki Yanagida

Apprentice working hard for raceday return

Popular Japanese-born apprentice Taiki Yanagida has been working hard on his fitness as the countdown continues to the resumption of thoroughbred racing in New Zealand....
Lewis German

Young apprentice making waves in tough environment

One of the hottest prospects amongst the ultra-competitive Victorian riding ranks continued to put his name in the headlines when he guided the Mick Price...
Dragon Leap

O’Sullivan looking forward to Dragon taking Leap

The Matamata stable of Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott is preparing to welcome 25 to 30 horses back into the stable over the coming week,...
Surfers Paradise

Unforgettable Cox Plates for O’Sullivan

Former champion jockey Lance O’Sullivan will never forget his first ride in the Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) and neither will racing fans throughout...
Two Illicit

No disappointment among beaten Derby favourites

Despite being upstaged by a superb staying performance by Sherwood Forest in Saturday’s Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m), the connections of beaten favourites...
Spring Heat

Spring Heat delivers in King’s Plate

Lightly raced mare Spring Heat finally delivered on her undoubted promise when she produced a barnstorming finish to capture the Group 3 Haunui Farm King’s...
Dragon Leap

Dragon to leap Lance into Derby history

The impressive Dragon Leap gives New Zealand Racing Hall of Famer Lance O’Sullivan a great opportunity to add another notable achievement to his CV at...
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...
Dragon Leap

Dragon leaps into NZ and Australian Derbys

Dragon Leap has reignited his New Zealand Derby campaign and put himself in contention for the Australian equivalent with victory at Ellerslie.
Dragon Leap

Dragon leaps back to health

Smart three-year-old Dragon Leap will contest Saturday’s Group 2 Jamieson Park Avondale Guineas (2100m) at Ellerslie after overcoming a minor hiccup which prevented him from...
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...
Dragon Leap

Dragon ready to fire for Guineas

Winning Saturday’s Group 2 Legacy Lodge Waikato Guineas isn’t a critical element of Dragon Leap’s campaign, according to Matamata trainer Lance O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan, who trains...
Dragon Leap

Wexford 3YO leaps into Derby contention

Talented three-year-old Dragon Leap stamped his Derby credentials with his winning effort in the Group 2 Jamieson Park Auckland Guineas (1600m) at Ellerslie on Wednesday....
Dragon Leap

Dragon Leap continues down Derby trail

Lance O’Sullivan has gone close to winning the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) in his time training, five-times producing three-year-olds to finish in...
Spring Heat

Spring Heat arrives at Ellerslie

Spring Heat arrived at Ellerslie on Tuesday, in more ways than one. The sun was out and the temperature began to soar as the Lance...
Dragon Leap

Derby prospect scores on debut at Te Rapa

Expensive yearling purchase Dragon Leap underscored his potential staying talent when he stormed home on debut to score over 1400m at Te Rapa. Raced by...
Sir Charles Road

Last roll of the dice for Sir Charles Road

Sir Charles Road is in danger of missing out on a start in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) next month, a race he finished...
Sir Charles Road

St Leger to dictate Sir Charles Road’s spring

Saturday’s A$500,000 St Leger Stakes (2600m) at Randwick could have a major bearing on the 2019 spring campaign for well-performed New Zealand stayer Sir Charles...
Charles Road

Charles Road set to relish step up in distance

A return to middle distance racing has Matamata trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott confident that Charles Road can produce an improved performance two weeks...