Tag: 'Avondale Guineas'

Trudy Thornton

Thornton on a Derby mission

After experiencing the highest of highs and deepest of lows at Ellerslie over the years, on Saturday Trudy Thornton will be on a mission to...
La Crique

La Crique on song for Derby

Katrina and Simon Alexander are experiencing the ride of a lifetime with their star filly La Crique and they are hoping that golden run continues...
Arjays Flight

Brosnan searches sentimental Derby success

Mark Brosnan will attempt to honour an old mate when he produces Arjay’s Flight as the sole maiden runner in Saturday’s Group 1 Vodafone New...
Vinnie Colgan

Leading chance for Derby King

Vinnie Colgan will be taking an easier day of riding than normal at Ellerslie this Saturday to ensure he’s at his best for the Group...
Field of Gold

Different path for Field Of Gold

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike has changed tack with Group Two winner Field Of Gold following his fifth place finish in Saturday’s Group 2 Avondale Guineas...
La Crique

Colgan to reunite with Derby Favourite

The irony has not been lost on the connections of La Crique with her imminent reunion with jockey Vinnie Colgan. The veteran hoop rode the...
Pinarello

Pinarello stakes late Derby claim

Just as pundits were set to talk of the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on March 5 as a one-horse race...
La Crique

La Crique stamps Derby credentials with Avondale Guineas victory

If there were any doubts about exciting three-year-old filly La Crique’s claims as a contender for top honours in next month’s Group 1 Vodafone New...
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)...
Wolverine

Wolverine ready for return as Group One target looms

Class two-year-old filly Wolverine will head back to Roydon Bergerson’s Awapuni stable on Tuesday as she prepares for a tilt at the Group 1 Courtesy...
La Crique

La Crique confirmed on Derby path

Impressive three-year-old filly La Crique has had her immediate future confirmed as she gets set to tackle the boys at Ellerslie in both the Group...
Pinarello

Good footing key to Derby hope Pinarello’s chances

Progressive three-year-old Pinarello has suffered a minor setback on his road to the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) and connections have their fingers crossed...
Field Of Gold

Field Of Gold shines in Waikato Guineas

Strapping chestnut Field Of Gold is aiming to emulate his older half-brother Sherwood Forest by winning the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) next...
Ess Vee Are

Are we going to the Derby? Ess Vee Are

Promising three-year-old Ess Vee Are has entered Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) calculations after his win in the Dunstan Horsefeeds 2100 at Te...
Dark Destroyer

Te Rapa distance test for in-form 3YO

Classic hope Dark Destroyer will have two upcoming chances to convince connections he has the right credentials for a crack at the Group 1 Vodafone...
Marchand

Marchand takes next step on Derby path

A plan that was hatched shortly after progressive galloper Marchand ran second at his two-year-old debut last season looks to be well on track as...
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...
White Noise

White Noise confirms Derby credentials

Promising three-year-old White Noise had a class edge on his rivals when landing Sunday’s Listed Te Akau Gingernuts Salver (2100m) at Ellerslie, confirming his status...
Nest Egg

Nest Egg on Derby path for Bergerson

Local trainer Roydon Bergerson got his day off to the best possible start at Awapuni when talented three-year-old Nest Egg made it back-to-back victories as...
Dragon Leap

O’Sullivan-Scott poised for Spring success

Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott are continuing to be patient with their high-class galloper Dragon Leap as he attempts to come back from an injury-plagued...
Dragon Leap

Punters take leap of faith

Comeback galloper Dragon Leap returns to the races for only the second time since February 2020 when he contests Saturday’s Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m)...
Rocket Spade

Rocket Spade cements Derby claims with Avondale Guineas victory

Well fancied Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) candidate Rocket Spade threw down the gauntlet to his three-year-old rivals when he produced a strong...
Il Affare

Il Affare to continue on Derby path

Il Affare’s iron constitution will serve her well as she continues her Classic preparation at Ellerslie this weekend. That’s the word from the Dundeel filly’s...
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...