Tag: 'Auckland Cup'

Darci La Bella

Bigger things in store for Sharrock’s Hastings trio

For all of Allan Sharrock’s three runners at Hastings on Saturday, potential black-type targets are looming large on the horizon – including a shot at...
Opie Bosson

Bosson has sights set on next Group One milestone

Champion jockey Opie Bosson completed a full house of Group One wins in New Zealand when Imperatriz cruised to victory in the Group 1 New...
Swords Drawn

Swords Drawn takes out Hawke’s Bay Cup

A decision to bypass a start in an open 2100m event at Te Rapa on Saturday with enigmatic stayer Swords Drawn paid a handsome dividend...
Mayo Gold

Link to Takanini lost with death of Ray Wallace

A link to one of New Zealand’s major training centres of last century has been lost with the recent death of former successful trainer Ray...
Darlington County

Staying mare sparks Glory Days comparisons

Darlington County has got Waverley trainer Bill Thurlow daring to dream of another Auckland Cup triumph. Thurlow produced Glory Days to win the Group 1...
Concert Hall

Auckland Cup placegetters bow out

Last Sunday’s Group 2 Auckland Cup (3200m) marked the final public outings for high-class gallopers Concert Hall and Sound, who signed off by finishing second...
Super Sid

Staying future for Sid

The Darrell Hollinshead-trained Super Sid picked off some low-hanging fruit when landing the Wrightson/Vetmed 2100 at Ellerslie on Sunday in emphatic fashion. The son of...
Uareastar

Pinn claims Auckland Cup aboard Uareastar

Apprentice Wiremu Pinn added another highlight to his burgeoning riding career when he produced a daring ride aboard Marton visitor Uareastar to take out the...
Lincoln King

Marsh looking for repeat delight in Auckland Cup

Trainer Stephen Marsh is hoping lightning can strike twice when he lines up Lincoln King and Starrybeel in Sunday’s Group 2 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland...
Roch ‘N’ Horse

Roch ‘N’ Horse set for Newmarket assignment

Trans-Tasman trainer Michael Moroney will saddle a pair of light-weight chances in Saturday’s Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) with four-year-old gelding Poland joined by Kiwi...
Mohaka

Late Auckland Cup tilt for Mohaka

The connections of Mohaka are hoping she can repay their faith on Sunday after they made the late nomination payment for the Group 2 Barfoot...
Dynastic

Te Akau’s youthful juggernaut rolls on to Sistema Stakes

Te Akau has been the all-conquering force in New Zealand juvenile racing for some time and they have another Group One two-year-old title firmly in...
Swords Drawn

Swords Drawn on target for Auckland Cup bid

A narrow but emphatic win in the traditional Group 2 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) lead-up event, the Nathans Memorial (2200m) at Ellerslie on...
Hinepara

Hinepara ruled out of Auckland Cup

Last Saturday’s Group 2 Avondale Cup (2400m) winner Hinepara has been ruled out of the Group 2 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) on March...
Hinepara

Hinepara upsets in Avondale Cup

Ashvin Goindasamy loves upsetting in big races at Ellerslie and he did it again on Saturday when guiding Levin visitor Hinepara to victory in the...
Ocean Billy

Ocean Billy sidelined

Last year’s Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) winner Ocean Billy is facing a lengthy stint on the sidelines after suffering a tendon injury. Rotorua owner...
Concert Hall

Weighty Cup bid best option for Group One mare

Concert Hall’s standing will force her to concede significant amounts of weight to her opposition in Saturday’s Group 2 Avondale Cup (2400m), but connections believe...
Tutukaka

Pike pair to clash in Avondale Guineas

Tony Pike’s two big hopes for New Zealand’s premier three-year-old classic will clash for the second time in the Group 2 AJC Avondale Guineas (2100m)...
Lincoln King

Lincoln King heads Wellington Cup quinella for Marsh

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh registered a notable milestone when he saddled the quinella in the Group 3 NZ Campus of Innovation & Sport Wellington Cup...
Waisake

Waisake primed for Wellington Cup defence

A stirring gallop at New Plymouth has given Allan Sharrock all the reassurance he needs about Waisake’s readiness for back-to-back victories in one of New...
Let’s Say Grace

Classy filly transfers to Moroney’s Flemington barn

Trans-Tasman trainer Michael Moroney has welcomed the arrival of promising Kiwi filly Let’s Say Grace to his Flemington base. The three-year-old daughter of Charm Spirit...
Rapid Falls

Rapid Falls gets deserved reward in Karaka Cup

After a luckless run for second in the Dunstan Feeds Stayers Championship Final (2400m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s day, promising mare Rapid Falls returned...
Hinepara

Cup targets on Hinepara’s program

Hinepara’s immediate future lies close to home before Levin trainer Josh Shaw hits the road in search of higher honours for his in-form mare. The...
Kana

Trentham triple threat for Didham

Awapuni trainer Peter Didham could line-up three stakes contenders at Trentham on Saturday, the first day of the Wellington Cup Carnival. Juvenile filly Kana has...
Our Hail Mary

Sharrock on Auckland Cup Path with Our Hail Mary

Promising stayer Our Hail Mary demonstrated she will be a force to be reckoned with in the Group 2 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m)...