Tag: 'Auckland Cup'

Glory Days

Cup dream stays alive

The Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) dream is still alive for Group 1-winning stayer Glory Days and her connections. The pride of Waverley will be...
Roger That

Roger That to commence domestic campaign

When nominations close on Thursday for the A$7.75 million Group 1 Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m), Tauranga stayer Roger That will be a notable absentee due...
Roger That

Roger back on the job

Tauranga horseman Antony Fuller has Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) winner Roger That back ticking over but he isn’t getting ahead of himself as he...
Glory Days

Glory Days retired

The racing career of Group 1 winner Glory Days has come to an end. The daughter of Red Giant won 10 of her 32 starts...
Roger That

Former shearer nabs first Group 1

It may be a few days since Roger That won the Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m), but trainer Antony Fuller still can’t wipe the smile...
Azuro

Azuro New Zealand bound for Auckland Cup

The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Azuro is New Zealand-bound chasing a fourth 3200m win in the past 12 months in the Auckland Cup.
Big Mike

Auckland Cup for Big Mike

The Craig and Shaun Phelan-trained Big Mike relished his time on the East Coast last week, landing both Sunday’s Wairoa Cup (2100m) and the precurser,...
Azuro

Maher eyes New Zealand Group 1

Ciaron Maher has won more than 900 races including Group 1s in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, but next month will bring something new...
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...
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...
Concert Hall

Mare at concert pitch for Avondale Cup

Things may not have gone Concert Hall’s way in the Group 3 City Of Auckland Cup (2400m) at Ellerslie last start, but her connections are...
Etah James

Auckland Cup target for Etah James

Handy staying mare Etah James has returned to New Zealand and will be set for a tilt at the Group 1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland...
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...
Michael Moroney

Sound on track for Auckland Cup

The Michael Moroney-trained Sound is on track to head across the Tasman to target the Group 1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) at Ellerslie...
Platinum Invador

Taranaki Cup assignment for Platinum Invador

Platinum Invador will take a step closer to his Group 1 Barfoot and Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) aspirations when he lines-up in the Group 3...
Azuro

Azuro in line for NZ trip for Auckland Cup

Last-start Bagot Handicap placegetter Azuro has his next start in the Australia Day Cup at Warwick Farm before a planned New Zealand trip for the...
Harlech

After-effects for Travelling Light’s beaten brigade

Indecision with Harlech and a rest for Riodini is the outcome following their defeat at the hands of Travelling Light at Trentham on Saturday. With...
Platinum Invador

Platinum result for Auckland breeders

2020 is already a year to remember for Chris Stewart and Robyn Milliken. The Karaka-based couple bred Platinum Invador who recorded their biggest moment in...
Diorissimo

Cups targets ahead for Diorissimo

Ashburton galloper Diorissimo proved that she can handle the staying test of two miles in the Group 3 New Zealand Cup (3200m) last month and...
Harlech

Trans-Tasman targets for Harlech

A Group 1 victory is top of mind for trainers Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard with talented three-year-old Harlech. The Group 2 winner put in...
Beyond The Fort

Waverley Cup to launch another Group 1 bid

Kiwi, Glory Days…Beyond The Fort? It may be too early to mention the latter in the same breath as the two Group 1-winning stayers, but...
Glory Days

Glory Days to kick-off Melbourne Cup campaign

Most trainers dream of having a runner in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) and that dream could become a reality for Waverley trainer Bill...
Noel Riordan

Riordan leaves memories of great affinity

Noel Riordan, best remembered as the only jockey able to get the best out of champion stayer Il Tempo, died on Tuesday morning, aged 84....
Glory Days

Thurlow aiming for Melbourne glory

Group 1-winning stayer Glory Days made a pleasing return to the track at the Foxton trials on Tuesday in preparation for a Group 1 Melbourne...

Underwhelming gallop from Auckland Cup winner

Waverley trainer Bill Thurlow took Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) winner Glory Days to Wanganui for a gallop between races on Thursday and was not...