Tag: 'Auckland Cup'

Jackstar

Gary Vile hoping for smooth return from injury for Jacksstar

Gary Vile is taking it a day at a time with Jacksstar, but he’s hoping to get the top stayer back to raceday action. Jacksstar,...

Melbourne Cup aim for Ladies First

Auckland Cup winner Ladies First will be prepared for a tilt at the Melbourne Cup after her tenacious victory.

Melbourne Cup dream a reality for Auckland Cup winner

A crack at this year’s Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) edged a step closer for Ladies First at Ellerslie where she passed the sternest test of...
Araldo Junior

Newcomer on target for Cup

Life in New Zealand is agreeing with the well-travelled stayer Araldo Junior. He hasn’t missed a beat since arriving at the Matamata stable of trainers...

Leading contender primed for Group 1 Auckland Cup

While a number of candidates for the Gr.1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) had their final hit-out at Ellerslie on Saturday, one of the...
Toni May

Jenkins looking for Cup repeat

It has been 13 years since expatriate Kiwi trainer Paul Jenkins won the Gr.1 Auckland Cup (3200m) and he is hoping for a repeat in...

Excalibur on track for 2018 Group 1 Auckland Cup

Progressive stayer Excalibur confirmed he is on target to tackle the Gr.1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) in a fortnight with a dashing victory...

Show The World headed towards third Group 1 Auckland Cup

Show the World has earned another chance to emulate his dam Bazelle, whose two Group One wins featured a 2005 victory in the Auckland Cup...
El Soldado

Group One winner El Soldado retired

Group 1 Auckland Cup winner El Soldado has been retired, denying him a chance to win the 3200m feature as an 11-year-old. Cambridge owner-trainer Phillip...

Ellerslie training double for Ruakaka trainer Kenny Rae

Kenny Rae’s punting mates may have felt short-changed after Kaharau won at Ellerslie, but they were all smiles after stablemate Major Tom followed suit in...
Ladies First

Trainer Allan Sharrock looks towards Auckland Cup with Ladies First

Kawi’s season might be over, but New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock has a Group One firmly in his sights with another emerging star of his...
High Spirits

Auckland Cup start on the cards for High Spirits

A strong showing on Saturday can earn the emerging mare High Spirits a shot at a Group 1 feature. “She’s nominated for the Nathans at...
Diesel

Diesel being set for G1 Auckland Cup

Shaun and Emma Clotworthy are confident that Diesel’s free-running style can be put to good use over more ground. The Byerley Park trainers have a...
Ladies First

Trainer confident Auckland Cup is his: “They’ll be in a world of pain”

Weather forecasts will be the least of Allan Sharrock’s worries ahead of a Group One target for his talented staying mare Ladies First. The New...
Charles Road

Charles Road repays Jake Bayliss’ effort to waste for Auckland Cup

A lean and hungry Jake Bayliss was rewarded at Ellerslie for his belief. The Australian jockey’s New Zealand stint gained further momentum on Saturday with...
Caprikosa

Peter Williams hoping for luck with outsiders Caprikosa & Symphonic

Peter Williams is happy to roll the dice with two talented five-year-old mares on Saturday’s Karaka Million night at Ellerslie, despite impediments facing the pair....
Promise To Reign

Promise To Reign to drop back in trip ahead of Auckland Cup

Group performer Promise To Reign will drop back in trip next time out. “We’re going to bypass the City of Auckland Cup and she’s going...
Wait A Sec

Wait A Sec will tackle G3 mile race before G1 Auckland Cup

Wait A Sec will be back in action early next month to continue his build-up toward the Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m). The Barfoot and...
Irish Moon

Kelso pair set for black type racing

MATAMATA training pair Bev and Ken Kelso are going into Saturday’s Counties meeting hopeful rather than confident with their two black-type contenders. They will be...