Tag: 'Auckland Cup'

Rocket Spade

Wexford duo return home

Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) winner Rocket Spade and Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) runner-up Sir Charles Road will return home following their exertions...
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...
Bill Pomare

Colourful Pomare riding crest of a wave

Trainer Bill Pomare won’t be the least bit surprised if his stable star Ocean Billy does the almost unthinkable and wins tomorrow’s Group 2 Ultimate...
Rocket Spade

Rocket Spade to step out on home soil

New Zealand Derby (2400m) winner Rocket Spade is likely to be seen in action at Tauranga this weekend, where the Group One winner will step...
Ocean Billy

Pomare thinking ahead with Ocean Billy

While he is still coming to terms with winning the first Group One of his training career, Rotorua’s Bill Pomare knows he could have some...
Force Of Will

O’Sullivan-Scott trio Sydney bound

Matamata trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott look likely to produce a triple threat at the Sydney autumn carnival after another stellar day for their...
Ocean Billy

Battling Billy causes minor upset in Auckland Cup

Rotorua galloper Ocean Billy gave trainer Bill Pomare his biggest thrill on a racecourse when he proved too tough in the concluding stages when taking...
Fonsalette

Late Sistema bid for Fonsalette

Group One plans weren’t originally on the cards for Fonsalette this weekend, but that all changed earlier this week when the nominations came out for...
Troy Harris

Harris excited about Group One duo

Despite being booked for only two rides, Saturday’s Auckland Cup meeting at Ellerslie has the potential to be a special day in the saddle for...
Roger That

Fuller looking for Cup history to repeat

Veteran stayer Roger That is shaping as the forgotten horse in Saturday’s Group 1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m). The Antony Fuller-trained eight-year-old won...
Tokorangi

Options open for Tokorangi

Trainers Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard have plenty of options to mull over with Group Two-winning filly Tokorangi after the daughter of Redwood finished seventh...
Sinarahma

Auckland Cup likely for Sinarahma

Allan Sharrock will be hoping it’s a case of like mother, like daughter, if Sinarahma lines-up in the Group 1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup...
Sound

Sound reinforces Auckland Cup credentials

The Ballymore stables of Mike Moroney and Pam Gerard have plenty to look forward to over the Auckland Cup Carnival, following the performances of proven...
Robusto

Robusto storms to victory in Avondale Cup

Rugged stayer Robusto upset the applecart when she produced a well-timed finish to deny Aussie raider Sound a victory in Saturday’s Group 2 Wallen Concreting...
Platinum Invador

Platinum Invador ticks plenty of boxes

Central Districts stayer Platinum Invador has a number of factors in his favour when he contests the Group 2 Wallen Concreting Avondale Cup (2400m) at...
Milford

Milford’s Derby credentials face Guineas test

The closer the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) gets, the more excited Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh is about the chances of Milford. The...
Shockallia

Ritchie taking conservative approach with Classic hopefuls

Progressive three-year-old Shockallia will not contest the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) but could be seen in Classic races later in the season...
Sound

New Zealand campaign for Sound

Multiple Group Two winner Sound traveled to New Zealand on Wednesday night as he bids to add some Cup wins to his record for trainers...
City Slicker

Auckland is calling for City Slicker

A tilt at the Group 1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) at Ellerslie next month is on the line for City Slicker at Wingatui...
Dr Velocious

Tyler duo refreshed ahead of Trentham assignments

Fully recovered from a gruelling float trip from Southland, don’t be surprised if stablemates Dr Velocious and Tobilicious improve on their first-day performances when they...
Passione

Latta duo on trial for Oaks mission

Promising three-year-olds Passione and Charms Star will take their next steps on the path to a possible Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand...
Dee And Gee

Emotional win for Corbett

It’s been a tough month for trainer Peter Corbett, but some light was put back into his life on Saturday when his pride and joy...
City Slicker

Tyler mares primed for Waikouaiti Cup

Kelvin and Aimee Tyler will have a two-pronged attack in the Dunedin Casino Waikouaiti Cup (2200m) at Wingatui on Saturday, and they think both are...
Hurry Cane

Connors launches West Coast raid

Wanganui trainer Raymond Connors has Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) aspirations with promising stayer Hurry Cane, and he will kick-off his campaign towards the two-mile...
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...