Tag: 'Avantage'

Callsign Mav

Beaten brigade set their sights on Windsor Park Plate

The Group 1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m) at Hastings in a fortnight is shaping as another standout contest based on the comments from connections of...
Callsign Mav

Locals land massive upset in Tarzino

Hastings trainer John Bary has saddled plenty of big-race winners on home soil, but none with the shock factor of Callsign Mav’s $82 boilover in...
The Mitigator

The Mitigator chasing further Group 1 success

Matamata trainer Peter McKay recites the old adage that it’s tough at the top as he prepares Group 1 winner The Mitigator for Saturday’s Group...
Tavi Mac

Tavi Mac primed for Tarzino tilt

New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock had a golden run in the Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) a few years ago, winning three on-end, and he...
Avantage

Johnson to ride Avantage in Tarzino

Opie Bosson’s loss is Danielle Johnson’s gain. With Bosson unable to make the 56.5kg weight to ride the Jamie Richards-trained Avantage in Saturday’s Group 1...
Tavi Mac

All roads lead to Hastings after Foxbridge Plate wash up

Trainer Alan Sharrock had a smile on his face a mile wide despite being beaten in Saturday’s feature event at Te Rapa, the Group 2...
Avantage

Te Akau Racing claim Te Rapa features

Quality galloper Avantage showed she is the horse to beat in the upcoming Hawke’s Bay triple crown when she produced a strong fresh-up effort to...
Avantage

Richards pleased with star triallists

Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards had a strong contingent at the Taupo trials on Wednesday and he came away pleased with how his team performed....
Melody Belle

Melody Belle forward for Missile return

Matamata trainer Jamie Richards is comfortable with star mare Melody Belle carrying the favourite tag into Saturday’s Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill. Commands...
Opie Bosson

Bosson eager for race day return

Leading New Zealand jockey Opie Bosson is looking forward to his imminent return to raceday riding. Bosson rode 18 horses for Te Akau trainer Jamie...
Jamie Richards

Richards’ premiership caps memorable season

Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis has just one word to summarise the 2019/20 season – thrilling. The tangerine and blue army were to the...

Te Akau Racing planning Australian raid

Te Akau Racing is looking at having strong representation in Melbourne for the spring with head David Ellis liking the shift of the Caulfield Cup...
Opie Bosson

NZ lifestyle too alluring for Bosson

There’s nothing like the green pastures of home and leading New Zealand jockey Opie Bosson can attest to that. The ace hoop is back on...
Opie Bosson

Bosson to stay with Te Akau Racing

Te Akau Racing have confirmed that leading jockey Opie Bosson will remain as their number one retained rider for the upcoming 2020/21 racing season. Te...
Te Akau Shark

Te Akau looking to Australian spring

Te Akau Racing will have a strong team for the Australian spring but principal David Ellis says he is not looking for a permanent base...
Avantage

Avantage wins Group One Classic at Otaki

Avantage has led home a Te Akau Racing quinella in the Group One Haunui Farm Classic at Otaki.
Prise De Fer

Trans-Tasman assault for Te Akau

Having stakes contenders on both sides of the Tasman is becoming a common occurrence for Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards. The 30-year-old horseman was kept...
Enzo’s Lad

Enzo’s Lad just inches short of Trentham three-peat

Trainer Michael Pitman was bursting with pride after his class sprinter Enzo’s Lad went within a short neck of tearing off his third consecutive victory...
Avantage

Te Akau take Telegraph with Avantage

Feisty mare Avantage showed all her fighting qualities when she overcame a wide barrier and a plucky southern rival to take out the Group 1...
Avantage

Avantage/Winter Bride Telegraph favs

Australian mare Winter Bride and Avantage share favouritism for the Group One Telegraph at Trentham in New Zealand.
Avantage

Avantage’s wide draw not diluting Richards’ confidence

Yet another wide draw for Avantage for Saturday’s Group 1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham hasn’t received the warmest reception from Matamata...
Avantage

Hallmark assignment for Avantage

Group 1 winner Avantage looks to be back to her best after a subpar spring campaign in Sydney. The daughter of Fastnet Rock finished unplaced...
Probabeel

Sydney weather casts a cloud of doubt over Te Akau runners

Torrential rain in Sydney has put doubts over whether trainer Jamie Richards will start quality gallopers Probabeel and Avantage in their respective races at Randwick...
Melody Belle

Te Akau duo to go head-to-head at Te Rapa

Melody Belle will attempt to defend her title in the Group 2 U S Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate (1200m) at Te Rapa on Saturday. The...

Te Akau Shark wins barrier trial

Te Akau Shark has won a barrier trial in New Zealand ahead of his return to racing for a campaign aimed at the Epsom Handicap...