Tag: 'Chris Johnson'

Ocean Billy

Billy ready for new campaign

All things being equal, last season’s Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) winner Ocean Billy will step out for his first raceday assignment at Te Rapa...
Tappy’s One

Tappy’s One continues winning streak with Oamaru Cup victory

Underrated winter galloper Tappy’s One cemented his claim to being the most improved horse in commission in the South Island at present with a gritty...
Severine

Ashburton double for Carston

Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston went home from Ashburton on Wednesday a happy man after picking up a winning double. Stable runner Severine continued her consistent...
Amarelinha

Bosson eyes fifth win in New Zealand Oaks with Amarelinha

Opie Bosson will chase a fifth win in Saturday’s Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m), a race he has only ridden...
Live Drama

Live Drama out to continue picket fence form line

Live Drama will be out to extend her picket fence form line when she contests the Listed Hardy Trade Supply Company Lightning Handicap (1200m) at...
Gone With the Wind

Carston trio Southland bound

Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston will launch a three-pronged attack at the Listed ILF Ascot Park Hotel Southland Guineas (1600m) at Ascot Park on Saturday. It’s...
Andrew Carston

Carston celebrating Christmas success

Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston had a feeling his team was in for a successful festive season and he has not been disappointed, with the stable...
Sheezallmine

Northern raider dominates in Hazlett Stakes

Matamata mare Sheezallmine gave her southern rivals a galloping lesson when she strode away in the home straight to take out the Listed Alleviate Administration...
Sassenach

Magic moment for magic man

Veteran jockey Chris Johnson established a new national record for race victories on Saturday at Awapuni when Sassenach provided him with win 2452 in New...
Chris Johnson

Proud-as-punch Parsons would love to provide record-breaker

There aren’t many prouder of Chris Johnson then North Canterbury trainers John and Karen Parsons. As Johnson guided the Ellis Winsloe-trained Point Score to success...
Terry Kennedy and Chris Johnson

Kennedy lends helping hand in mate’s record bid

Wingatui trainer Terry Kennedy hopes one of his runners at Ascot Park on Saturday will provide a record-breaking moment for long-time friend Chris Johnson. Heading...
Camino Rocoso

The magic man thrills huge Cromwell crowd

A huge crowd at Cromwell on Sunday were treated to an extended glimpse of the silky skills of Chris Johnson as the rider they call...
Kiwi Ida

Parsons mare ideally placed

Six-year-old mare Kiwi Ida will start favourite in Wednesday’s Group 3 Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) on the back of an eye-catching performance when...
Watchmaker

Southern Guineas hopes rest with Pitmans

Riccarton trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman have a dual-pronged attack on Saturday’s Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m), and the...
Turncoat

Familiar look to Riccarton results with Pitman double

There was a familiar look to the results after racing was concluded at Riccarton on Saturday with the local training duo of Matthew and Michael...
Yannick

Magical opening to Riccarton meeting

A typically patient ride from the evergreen Chris Johnson paved the way for local runner Yannick to take out the opening event at Riccarton on...
Kiwi Ida

Southern mare takes the spoils in Westbury Classic

Outstanding southern mare Kiwi Ida showed northern racegoers a glimpse of her undoubted class when she dashed home to take out the Group 2 Westbury...
Camino Rocoso

Headstrong southerner too swift in Trentham Stakes

Free-going southern galloper Camino Rocoso led his rivals a merry chase when he dominated proceedings from the front to take out the first of the...
Enzo’s Lad

Wingatui perfect springboard to Telegraph

Pass marks for stablemates Enzo’s Lad and Sensei at Wingatui on Thursday could be the start of a series of major attacks by Riccarton trainers...
Kiwi Ida

Southern mare springs upset in Awapuni feature

Underrated southern mare Kiwi Ida scored her biggest career victory when she upset the favourites in Saturday’s Group 2 Kamada Park Manawatu Challenge Stakes (1400m)...
Camino Rocoso

Camino Rocoso leads all the way in Cromwell Cup

Enigmatic former North Island galloper Camino Rocoso put his best foot forward on Sunday when he gave a dashing display of front-running to take out...
Exaltation

Melody Belle sibling successful on debut

Exaltation, a three-year-old half-sister to star mare Melody Belle, turned in an impressive debut victory when winning the Helston & Associates Maiden (1200) at Riccarton...
Simon Wilson with Dez

Dez set to defend title in Winter Classic

Waipukurau farmer Simon Wilson started the racing season off in perfect style at Riccarton last Saturday, recording his first stakes victory as a trainer when...
Dez

Johnson at brilliant best in Winter Cup triumph

Central Districts raider Dez took out Saturday’s Group 3 Winning Edge Presentations 122nd Winter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton courtesy of a peach of a ride...

Chris Johnson to ride over jumps

Veteran New Zealander Chris Johnson will ride over jumps as he bids to win the jockeys premiership.