Tag: 'Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes'

Coventina Bay

Coventina Bay in Ellerslie first for Patterson

Classy mare Coventina Bay was up to all of her cantankerous tricks in the pre-race buildup to Sunday’s Group 1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (2000m)...
Coventina Bay

Coventina Bay on song for Bonecrusher

Trainer Robbie Patterson couldn’t be any happier with Coventina Bay ahead of the Group 1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie on Sunday. The...
Field Of Gold

Field Of Gold to come of age

Tony Pike feels the time is right to take on older horses at weight-for-age with his top three-year-old Field Of Gold. The Cambridge trainer bypassed...
The Chosen One

The Chosen One ready for Ellerslie Group One test

Although busy on day three of the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling sale, trainer Andrew Forsman was keeping a wary eye on the final fields...
Mascarpone

Mascarpone suffers season ending injury during exhibition gallop

Last start Group 1 El Cheapo Cars WFA Classic (1600m) winner Mascarpone has had his latest campaign halted after suffering a suspensory injury during an...
Bonny Lass

Richardson all smiles with Bonny Lass

Talented filly Bonny Lass put a big smile on the face of co-trainer Graham Richardson after she returned to winning form with a comprehensive victory...
Royal Performer

Summer riches await Royal Performer

Group One galloper Royal Performer resumes on Thursday for Jenny and Bob Vance in an Open Handicap over 1400m at Pukekohe Park. The well-travelled nine-year-old...
Melody Belle

Staying test for Melody Belle

Melody Belle, New Zealand’s darling of the turf, will continue her farewell tour in Sydney later this month. Fresh off her history-making win in the...
Melody Belle

Melody Belle sets Group One record at Ellerslie

Champion mare Melody Belle created a piece of New Zealand racing history at Ellerslie on Saturday when she strode to victory in the Group 1...
Troy Harris

Harris excited about Group One duo

Despite being booked for only two rides, Saturday’s Auckland Cup meeting at Ellerslie has the potential to be a special day in the saddle for...
Melody Belle

Richards favours Belle in glamour clash

Bookmakers may be favouring defending champ Avantage in Saturday’s Group 1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie but her trainer Jamie Richards is backing...
Bonny Lass

Group One opportunity knocks for Bonny Lass

Matamata trainer Graham Richardson wasn’t planning to run Bonny Lass in the Group 1 Sistema Stakes (1200m) until he saw the nominations – or rather,...
Opie Bosson

Bosson bags back-to-back Group 1 doubles

Star jockey Opie Bosson has had a week to remember, riding another two Group 1 winners at Ellerslie on Saturday to go with his brace...
Avantage

Avantage all class in Ellerslie feature

In what is becoming a familiar sight this season it was the tangerine and blue colours of Te Akau Racing at the head of affairs...
Cool Aza Beel

Group 1 glory for Cool Aza Beel

Outstanding juvenile Cool Aza Beel kept the Group 1 winning roll of Te Akau Racing going as he dominated his rivals when taking out the...
True Enough

True Enough at peak for Ellerslie

Ultra-consistent Cambridge galloper True Enough returns to the scene and conditions of his first Group 1 win when he contests Saturday’s Group 1 Bonecrusher New...
Sherrif

A new Sherrif in town at Trentham

Group 3 winner Sherrif will be looking to add another victory to his tally at Trentham on Saturday when he contests the Anuka Smoker Handicap...
Tiptronic

Queensland a likely target for Tiptronic

Graham Richardson experienced one of his biggest moments in racing when Tiptronic won the Group 1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa last month...
Cool Aza Beel

Richards shoots for further Group 1 spoils at Ellerslie

Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards has fond memories of the Group 1 Sistema Stakes (1200m) and Group 1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (2000m), and he...
Sound

Ballymore set to bring the noise at Ellerslie

Ballymore Stables are hoping to raise the volume at Ellerslie on Saturday when international stayer Sound tackles the Group 1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup...
Levante

Bigger challenges ahead for Kelso pair

Matamata trainer Ken Kelso got the answers he was looking for when unbeaten filly Levante and high-class mare Supera won their respective races on their...

Supera stays home for Lisa Chittick Plate

Ken and Bev Kelso have opted for the safe option with their star mare Supera. The Matamata trainers had originally targeted Saturday’s Group 1 Haunui...
Rock On Wood

Consistent galloper set for Group 1 glory

There would be few horses in the country more consistent than Rock On Wood and trainer Leanne Elliot is hoping the reliable gelding can turn...
Tiptronic

Richardson’s faith in Tiptronic rewarded

Graham Richardson rates the breakthrough Group 1 success of Tiptronic at Te Rapa last Saturday as a highlight of his training career. The Matamata trainer...
Bruce Wallace

Import pleasing new trainers

Well-travelled five-year-old Smart Dragon has made an encouraging start to his New Zealand career. The Italian-bred gelding is now in the care of Byerley Park...