Tag: 'Chris Waller'

And We Danced

Thurlow pleased with Guineas hope despite unorthodox campaign

One of the more intriguing runners in Saturday’s Group 1 Barneswood Farm New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton is the Bill Thurlow-trained And We...
McDonald and Zaaki win Mackinnon Stakes

McDonald makes it 10 wins for Cup Week with Stakes Day double

James McDonald capped off a remarkable Melbourne Cup Carnival with a Group 1 double at Flemington on Saturday, claiming wins aboard both Nature Strip and...
Bruce Marsh

Glowing praise for McDonald from fellow Melbourne Cup-winning jockey

Fifty years after adding his name to the honour roll of Melbourne Cup-winning jockeys, Bruce Marsh has paid the ultimate compliment to the latest New...
Zed

NZ sires to the fore in Australia

The NZ suffix has featured prominently in Australia this spring, so it’s no surprise a couple of Kiwi stallions are featuring prominently on the Australian...
Verry Elleegant wins 2021 Melbourne Cup

Who won the 2021 Melbourne Cup?

The 2021 Melbourne Cup was a big one for several reasons. The crowds were back, the sun was out, and we had one of the...
Joseph O'Brien

Which Melbourne Cup trainers have the best race records?

In the 2021 Melbourne Cup, 17 trainers will be looking to notch a win in Australia's most famous race. Of those, 13 will be looking...
Home Affairs wins Coolmore Stud Stakes

House wins as Home Affairs salutes in Coolmore Stud Stakes

Coolmore representatives left Flemington happy on Saturday after their own colt, Home Affairs, bolted in to win the Coolmore Stud Stakes under James McDonald.
Verry Elleegant

Bishara verry excited as Melbourne Cup looms

Twelve months on from having his first runner in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m), Nick Bishara is just as excited as he was last...
Ocean Billy

Ocean Billy takes Rotorua to the Melbourne Cup

The significance of having a runner in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) has yet to fully dawn on Bill Pomare, but he has a...
Nature Strip

Third time lucky for Nature Strip as Waller wins another Everest

It was a case of third time’s a charm for Nature Strip in The Everest as the eight-year-old saluted under James McDonald in the Randwick...
Andy Dwyer

Punt Drunk: Bring on the Caulfield Cup & The Everest!

The Friday edition of Punt Drunk takes a look at the weekend ahead, with Incentivise and Nature Strip holding the weight of the nation behind...
Chris Waller

Waller & Verry Elleegant clean up at Racehorse of the Year awards

For the sixth year in a row, Chris Waller has trained the Australian Racehorse of the Year, with his champion mare Verry Elleegant receiving the...
Chris Waller

Nature Strip & Home Affairs pose Everest double threat for Waller

Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller has provided an update on Nature Strip and Home Affairs as they continue preparations for The Everest this Saturday at...
Ocean Billy

Ocean Billy set to cross the Tasman

Rotorua trainer Bill Pomare has waited his entire life to have a horse good enough to compete in a Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m), and...
Art De Triomphe

Art De Triomphe caps magical hour for Go Racing syndicates

Albert Bosma’s Go Racing syndicates enjoyed one of their finest hours on Saturday when they celebrated three separate victories including two at stakes level in...
Atishu

Atishu books Epsom berth

Former New Zealander Atishu will attempt to follow the path blazed by Probabeel last year and claim the Bill Ritchie-Epsom Handicap double after taking out...
Verry Elleegant

Verry Elleegant claims the 2021 George Main Stakes

Verry Elleegant has made it a ninth Group 1 victory in the $1M George Main Stakes, defeating Riodini and Think It Over on Saturday afternoon...
Nick Bishara

Champion mare helps alleviate Bishara’s lockdown blues

Auckland’s extended lockdown is wearing thin with trainer Nick Bishara but the anticipation of another big weekend of racing is giving him some respite. Bishara...
David Hayes

Hayes prepares to unveil another talented newcomer

Intent on building on formidable early-season momentum, David Hayes will unleash another well-trialled first-starter at Sha Tin on Sunday (19 September) when Master Aqua contests...
No Compromise

Newcastle Gold Cup tilt for No Compromise

Former Kiwi galloper No Compromise will have his second tilt at Group Three level when he contests the Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m) on Friday. The...
Verry Elleegant

Verry Elleegant heads Australian Racehorse of the Year nominees

Nominations for the Australian Racehorse of the Year awards were announced by Racing NSW on Friday, with the champion horses set to be revealed on...
Ocean Billy

Tarzino in the frame for Cups contender

Melbourne Cup contender Ocean Billy’s storming effort at Te Rapa has convinced trainer Bill Pomare to take on the weight-for-age gallopers again in the Group...
Signora Nera

Signora Nera returns in electric fashion

Four-year-old mare Signora Nera could be in for a big spring judging by her runaway victory when resuming in the Peltzer Special Achievement Handicap (1500m)...
Haut Brion Her

Waller announces Haut Brion Her retirement

Dual Group 2 winner Haut Brion Her has been retired on the eve of the Spring Carnival, Chris Waller has announced. The quality mare won...
Atishu

Kiwi mare not to be sneezed at

Kiwi import Atishu gave Australian racing fans a glimpse of her quality when storming home to win Saturday’s Darwin Turf Club Trophy (1400m) at Randwick...