Tag: 'Colm Murray'

Swords Drawn

Queensland assignments for Ritchie pair

With New Zealand heading into the colder winter months, many Kiwis are dreaming of a Gold Coast escape, but Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is living...
Opie Bosson

Bosson in demand for Brisbane

Opie Bosson’s Brisbane dance card is filling up well with the champion rider already locked in for half a-dozen feature race mounts during the Queensland...
Enraptured

Enraptured pleases in Te Rapa hit-out

Promising juvenile filly Enraptured looks to be on track for her first tilt at stakes level next week after pleasing co-trainer Shaune Ritchie with her...
Swords Drawn

Swords Drawn takes out Hawke’s Bay Cup

A decision to bypass a start in an open 2100m event at Te Rapa on Saturday with enigmatic stayer Swords Drawn paid a handsome dividend...
Victoria Roc

Freedmans secure promising Kiwi filly

Promising filly Victoria Roc is set to continue her racing career in Australia. The daughter of Turn Me Loose was impressive when winning by 3.75...
Enraptured

Ritchie Enraptured with promising filly

Adrian Clark may have found his next Jennifer Eccles. The bloodstock agent bought the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) winner and Champion New Zealand...
Swords Drawn

Swords Drawn on target for Auckland Cup bid

A narrow but emphatic win in the traditional Group 2 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) lead-up event, the Nathans Memorial (2200m) at Ellerslie on...
Regazzo

Bosson’s input vital to colt’s future

Champion jockey Opie Bosson will partner Regazzo for the first time at Ellerslie on Sunday and his report card on the promising colt will determine...
Chelsea Burdan

Burdan ready to put frustrating period behind her

Chelsea Burdan is closing in on a return to race day riding from a new base following an extended time on the side-line due to...
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...