Tag: 'Colm Murray'

Whiskey

Wanganui Guineas next target for impressive Te Rapa winner

Trainer Shaune Ritchie believes he has a handy three-year-old on his hands after Whiskey broke his maiden status with an impressive victory over 1200m at...
Tofane

Tiara tilt for Tofane

A third Group One scalp is in the offing for New Zealand-bred mare Tofane this weekend when she lines-up in the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara...
The Good Fight

The Good Fight scores knockout in Rotorua Cup

Consistent stayer The Good Fight left his race rivals in his wake as he scooted clear in the home straight to take out the Group...
Jennifer Eccles

Top Kiwi mares ready for Queensland challenge

Class gallopers Jennifer Eccles and Two Illicit furthered their preparations for upcoming Queensland Winter Carnival assignments with separate exhibition gallops during the Te Rapa racemeeting...
Shockallia

Ritchie taking conservative approach with Classic hopefuls

Progressive three-year-old Shockallia will not contest the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) but could be seen in Classic races later in the season...
Maasir

Derby prospects on show at Te Rapa

A number of contenders for the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on March 6 were in action at Te Rapa on...
Swords Drawn

Life’s a beach for Ritchie as he gets set for Trentham features

Trainer Shaune Ritchie couldn’t wait to get his toes in the sand at Waitarere Beach as he went about putting the final touches on his...
The Good Fight

The Good Fight primed for Marton Cup

Shaune Ritchie is heading into the Listed Japac Homes Marton Cup (2200m) at Awapuni with The Good Fight on Saturday in a buoyant mood. His...
Samina Bibi

Pinn appreciative of racing reprieve

A dose of the real world and some time to clear his mind has proved the catalyst for talented apprentice jockey Wiremu Pinn to make...
Samina Bibi

Samina Bibi ideal Oaks type

Cambridge trainers Shaune Ritchie and Colm Murray have a staying filly of the future on their hands with Samina Bibi, a daughter of in-vogue stallion...
Jennifer Eccles

Breeders’ Stakes performance to dictate Jennifer’s path

Shaune Ritchie is confident Jennifer Eccles will put her best foot forward in Saturday’s Group 2 Dunstan Feeds Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Pukekohe....
Swords Drawn

Swords Drawn ready to go to the next level

Progressive galloper Swords Drawn threw his hat into the ring for some of the upcoming summer staying features when he stormed home from near last...
Jennifer Eccles

Jennifer on trial for Melbourne at Hawke’s Bay

Quality mare Jennifer Eccles has pleased her trainers Shaune Ritchie and Colm Murray ahead of Saturday’s Group 1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m) at Hastings. The...
Claiborne

New partnership on the board with stylish victory at Matamata

The newly minted training partnership of Shaune Ritchie and Colm Murray put their first winner on the board at Matamata on Saturday when Claiborne strode...
Jennifer Eccles

Hastings targets for Jennifer Eccles

Shaune Ritchie has resisted the temptation to campaign last season’s Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) winner Jennifer Eccles in Sydney, despite receiving a travel...
Jennifer Eccles

Oaks winner pleases in Ruakaka

Shaune Ritchie was beaming after Jennifer Eccles’ 1050m trial at Ruakaka on Tuesday. He was delighted to see last season’s Group 1 New Zealand Oaks...
Jennifer Eccles

Ritchie making spring contingency plans

Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is likely to have runners before the end of the season but his stable has yet to be represented at any...
Jennifer Eccles

Murray soon to play official role in Ritchie success

A special moment at Trentham on Saturday had added meaning for two of the major players involved in Jennifer Eccles’ spectacular Group 1 Al Basti...