Tag: 'chris johnson'

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.

Brief jumps return for top jockey Johnson

Chris Johnson is planning to make a brief comeback over fences in a bid to improve his prospects of winning another New Zealand Jockeys’ Premiership....

Talented but troublesome Euphoria records stylish win

The experience and guile of leading rider Chris Johnson was on display for all to see as he guided enigmatic mare Euphoria to victory in...

Chris Johnson to ride Savvy Coup in NZ Oaks

Chris Johnson is pinning his Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks hopes on Savvy Coup. The champion jockey’s agent John Tannahill has confirmed he will ride the...
Locally Sauced

Proven combination back in business

A widely-travelled combination will be reunited at Wairoa with the champion southern jockey Chris Johnson to partner Locally Sauced. They have been successful on three...
Gift Of Power

Gift Of Power maintains unbeaten record at Trentham

Strong-willed filly Gift Of Power produced another show of determination on Saturday to maintain her unbeaten record at Trentham. The three-year-old made it four straight...
Summer Passage

NZ Briefs: G1 winner to trial at Te Teko before Melbourne attack

A slight change of plan will see the Group One winner Summer Passage make a domestic appearance next month ahead of his Melbourne spring carnival...