Tag: 'BCD Group Sprint'

Callsign Mav

Callsign Mav ready to rumble at Otaki

It’s one all between Callsign Mav and Avantage this season, and the Group 1 El Cheapo Cars Weight-For-Age Classic (1600m) at Otaki on Saturday is...
Royal Performer

Riddell savours successful day at Te Rapa

Jonathan Riddell didn’t have a great start at Te Rapa on Saturday, failing to make the weight for two of his six booked rides. But...
Les Crayeres

Les Crayeres provides pick me up for Kelso

Trainers Ken and Bev Kelso left Te Rapa racecourse on Saturday evening with mixed emotions after contrasting performances from their two runners on the day....
Avantage

Richards experiences racings highs and lows

On a day that promised much, Te Akau Racing trainer Jamie Richards was left wondering what might have been when racing concluded on Saturday evening....
Avantage

Super seven for Avantage in Te Rapa sprint feature

In what most pundits deemed a match race between Avantage and Levante, it was marvellous mare Avantage who triumphed as she made it seven career...
Callsign Mav

Callsign Mav thriving ahead of Te Rapa sprint

Callsign Mav upset the apple cart when winning at odds of in the Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings last September, but he won’t...
Melody Belle

History making day in the offing for Te Akau

Champion trainer Jamie Richards is hoping he will witness history being made at Te Rapa on Saturday when Melody Belle contests the Group 1 Herbie...
Bold Iris

Bary back to his best

Back in full swing after being sofa-bound for three months, it’s onwards and upwards for astute trainer John Bary. The Hastings horseman had a quiet...
Levante

Levante on track for next Group 1 challenge

Two days after her superlative win in the Group 2 Westbury Classic (1400m) at Ellerslie on Karaka Million night on Saturday, exciting four-year-old Levante was...
Need I Say More

Te Akau Racing to the fore on Karaka Million racenight

Classy three-year-old Need I Say More made his first run at Ellerslie a winning one when he lumped topweight of 60.5kgs to victory in the...
Da Vinci Girl

Trentham dress rehearsal for Da Vinci Girl

Riccarton trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman are looking forward to giving Da Vinci Girl her first look at Trentham on Saturday, with the Group 1...
Avantage

Avantage goes back to back in Telegraph

Class prevailed at Trentham on Saturday when versatile mare Avantage was at her very best in taking out the Group 1 JR & N Berkett...
Callsign Mav

Callsign Mav all class at Awapuni

Trainer John Bary admitted his overwhelming feeling was one of relief after he watched his stable star Callsign Mav lump topweight of 63kg to an...
Showoroses

Surgenor mare blooming ahead of more Group assignments

Classy mare Showoroses will be back at Ellerslie on January 23 where she will contest the Group 2 Westbury Classic (1400m) on Karaka Million night....
Showoroses

Surgenor comes up roses at Ellerslie

A wide draw and a step up in class couldn’t hold down underrated mare Showoroses as she led from go to whoa to take out...
Te Akau Shark

Te Akau Shark retired

One of New Zealand’s most exciting weight-for-age gallopers, dual Group 1 winner Te Akau Shark, has been retired. The Rip Van Winkle gelding hasn’t raced...
Te Akau Shark

Te Akau Shark claims first Group One win

New Zealand star, Cox Plate placegetter Te Akau Shark, has claimed a Group One win in the BCD Sprint at Te Rapa.
Enzo’s Lad

Inter-island assignments for Team Pitman

Michael and Matthew Pitman are set for a busy Saturday, with 11 runners at their local Riccarton meeting while Enzo’s Lad tackles a star-studded field...
Kiwi Ida

Parsons shoot for Group 1 double at Te Rapa

Dreams are free! That’s Karen Parson’s response to any suggestion she could land a Group 1 double with Kiwi Ida and Camino Rocoso at Te...
Te Akau Shark

Te Akau gearing up for Australian assault

Te Akau Racing's leading autumn contenders are on target for their Australian assignments including Te Akau Shark who runs at Te Rapa.
Start Wondering

Start Wondering wins Group 1 BCD Sprint for second year running

A wet Te Rapa had the connections of Start Wondering in a sombre pre-race mood, but New Zealand’s reigning champion sprinter didn’t let the rain...
Sacred Star

Sacred Star won’t run in G1 BCD Group Sprint if track is too wet

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike has been keeping a weather watch on Hamilton as his top sprinter Sacred Star prepares for another tilt at Te Rapa’s...
Kawi

Kawi warm favourite for Te Rapa Group 1 BCD Sprint

Allan Sharrock believes seven-time Group 1 winner Kawi is in the best form of his career leading into Saturday’s Group 1 BCD Group Sprint (1400m)...
Packing Eagle

Packing Eagle out to earn a trip to Dubai on Saturday

Martin Cruz is hoping Packing Eagle can prove his worth to be on the international stage in Dubai next month when he competes at Group...