Tag: 'Avondale Guineas'

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...
Maasir

Derby prospects on show at Te Rapa

A number of contenders for the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on March 6 were in action at Te Rapa on...
Milford

Milford too strong in Ellerslie feature

The familiar combination of trainer Stephen Marsh and owner Lib Petagna combined to take out another feature three-year-old staying event at Ellerslie on Sunday when...
Dragon Leap

Waddell confirmed for Dragon Leap in Derby

In-form jockey Jason Waddell has been confirmed as the rider for Dragon Leap in the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on...
Dragon Leap

Dragon leaps into NZ and Australian Derbys

Dragon Leap has reignited his New Zealand Derby campaign and put himself in contention for the Australian equivalent with victory at Ellerslie.
Scorpz

Scorpz preparing well as Marsh seeks to extend Derby reign

Stephen Marsh has Group 3 winner Scorpz just where he wants him for this month’s Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie. Marsh...
Dragon Leap

Dragon leaps back to health

Smart three-year-old Dragon Leap will contest Saturday’s Group 2 Jamieson Park Avondale Guineas (2100m) at Ellerslie after overcoming a minor hiccup which prevented him from...
Pimlico

Campbell holds strong Derby hand

Not many trainers can say half of their racing team are Derby contenders, but that’s the case for Andrew Campbell. The Cambridge conditioner still has...
Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest on target for Derby

A gritty victory over the older horses at Te Aroha last Friday in his first attempt beyond 1600m has Cambridge trainer Tony Pike convinced Sherwood...

Tolemac building to Derby crescendo

Trainer Paul Jenkins is pleased with the progress of promising young stayer Tolemac, who will warm up for the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m)...
On The Rocks

On The Rocks wins Group 2 Avondale Guineas

On The Rocks is back in Group 1 contention after downing his fellow classic hopefuls at Ellerslie. The Alamosa colt dropped down the pecking order...
Persian Empire

Trent Busuttin confident of hit and run on G1 New Zealand Derby

Trent Busuttin believes that in Persian Empire, he has a better Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) contender than last year’s runner-up Rising Red. The...
Mission Hill

Andrew Forsman can’t split Mission Hill & Vin De Dance in Guineas

Mission Hill has had the better of his barn-mate Vin De Dance in two previous meetings, but the stable isn’t reading too much into that...
Griffin

Gingernuts’ little brother Griffin to carry the torch in Avondale Guineas

Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards are hoping history can repeat in Saturday’s Group 2 Avondale Guineas (2100m). The Matamata trainers produced Gingernuts to claim the...
Flying Feet

Flying Feet to start in Avondale Guineas prior to NZ Derby

Flying Feet will attempt to nail down his spot in the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) when he has his first look around...
Charles Road

Rich Hill Mile to decide Charles Road feature race path

A rejuvenated Charles Road has earned a return to black type company. A wet spring derailed the early part of his four-year-old season before he...