Tag: 'Captain Cook Stakes'

Leith Innes

Eager Innes back on winning trail

Leith Innes is back into the swing of riding from a temporary new base and is looking forward to making up for lost time. He...
Justaskme

Justaskme takes Tauranga feature

A patient ride by Sam O’Malley proved the key to victory as Taranaki visitor Justaskme stormed clear to win the Group 2 Gartshore Tauranga Stakes...
Tavi Mac

Sharrock’s little battler on a Group One path

Allan Sharrock is full of admiration for his pint-sized equine prize fighter Tavi Mac, who continues to punch well above his weight as he heads...
Vigor Winner

Captain Cook tilt in the offing for Vigor Winner

A Group One target is in the offing for Vigor Winner if he performs up to expectations in the Group 2 Gartshore Tauranga Stakes (1600m)...
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...
Concert Hall

Trainers looking to add to stakes tally

Roger James and Robert Wellwood will be chasing a third black-type success for the season when Concert Hall takes aim at the Group 3 Balmerino...
Tavi Mac

Heavyweight test for Tavi Mac

You would be forgiven for thinking Tavi Mac had found himself in a Highweight at Awapuni on Saturday. The son of Tavistock has been lumbered...
Tavi Mac

Punters’ pal back to winning form at Rotorua

Quality performer Tavi Mac bounced back from his worst career performance in the best possible fashion with a stylish victory in the Group 3 Sweynesse...
Tavi Mac

Tavi Mac returns in Sweynesse

Group Two winner Tavi Mac will try to get his spring preparation back on track at Arawa Park on Sunday when he lines-up in the...
Acutus

Acutus scores northern victory

Acutus is loving the warmer climes of Ruakaka over winter. The Bob and Jenny Vance-trained six-year-old picked up his fifth career victory at the Northland...
Sam O’Malley

O’Malley jumping into winter racing

Sam O’Malley is pretty chuffed with how his season has gone so far. The Central Districts apprentice jockey has racked up 30 wins in the...
Rock On Wood

Family affair as Rock On Wood claims Group 1

Quality galloper Rock On Wood shed the tag of a Group 1 winner in waiting in emphatic fashion when he dashed home to take out...
Times Ticking

Times Ticking for Group 1

Opaki trainer Alby MacGregor has always been proud of his Scottish heritage, so much so that his horses sport the family tartan on raceday. While...
Concert Hall

James in good spirits ahead of Captain Cook Stakes

Happy versus Grumpy. Not a clash between two of the seven dwarves but a snapshot of trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood’s two contestants for...
Aimee's Jewel

Keegan on the ride of her life

Trudy Keegan is still on cloud nine after taking out the Group 3 Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton with Aimee’s Jewel last...
Rock On Wood

Awapuni race to fine-tune Rock On Wood for Group 1 target

Levin trainer Leanne Elliot is taking a proven path with her star galloper Rock On Wood towards next month’s Group 1 Rydges Wellington Captain Cook...
Madam Hass

Versatile Wellwood answers the call

Cambridge trainer Robert Wellwood is one of the bright young stars of the New Zealand training ranks and the hands-on horseman has already proved adept...
Tokorangi

1000 Guineas raid for Tokorangi

Talented filly Tokorangi headed to Christchurch on Thursday morning ahead of a tilt at the Group 1 Barneswood Farm New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at...
Aimee's Jewel

Untapped Aimee’s Jewel wins Canterbury Breeders’ Stakes

Four-year-old mare Aimee’s Jewel scored a stunning win in Wednesday’s Group 3 Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton under a gem of a...
Melody Belle

Belle a late entry for Livamol Classic

Star mare Melody Belle, who was named New Zealand Horse of the Year for the second year in succession on Sunday night, will be out...
Wyndspelle

Wyndspelle to stand at Grangewilliam Stud

Group 1-winning miler Wyndspelle will take up stud duties at Grangewilliam Stud in South Taranaki this spring where he will stand for a fee of...
Wyndspelle

Group 1 entire Wyndspelle retired

Group 1 winning miler Wyndspelle has been retired after suffering an injury while preparing for a tilt at the Group 1 Haunui Farm WFA Classic...
Supera

Temperament gets the better of Supera

Supera ran her race before the Group 1 Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) at Trentham on Saturday. That’s the summation of Ken Kelso, who trains the...
Wyndspelle

Campin on cloud nine

As she waited to board a plane home from Wellington airport on Sunday afternoon, well-known bloodstock agent and racing identity Jen Campin was trying to...
Wyndspelle

Wyndspelle gets elusive Group 1 victory

A perennial bridesmaid at the highest level, consistent galloper Wyndspelle finally cracked a maiden Group 1 triumph when he took out the Group 1 Rydges...