Tag: 'Coupland’s Bakeries Mile'

Meg Cunneen

Cunneen getting serious about summer features

Meg Cunneen is hoping Sunday’s open sprint at Cromwell can be the launching pad for Group One spoils for her surprise last-start Group 2 Coupland’s...
Markus Aurelius

Markus Aurelius conquers Riccarton mile as Te Akau duo shine

Fresh from landing the Group 1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton last Saturday with glamour colt Noverre, the Te Akau team were again...
Miss Tycoon Rose

Rose set to bloom in Coupland’s

Four-year-old mare Miss Tycoon Rose is set to peak in Wednesday’s Group 2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (1600m) at Riccarton, with the Michael and Matthew Pitman-trained...
The Gift

Freebie set to add to stakes record at Riccarton

Adhering to the maxim of never looking a gift horse in the mouth is serving Robert Dennis and partners well. The Southland trainer gladly took...
Art De Triomphe

Art De Triomphe out of New Zealand 1000 Guineas

Andrew Carston was feeling sick to his stomach on Wednesday morning when he discovered his leading Group 1 Barneswood Farm New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m)...
Noverre

Noverre dialled in for Guineas assignment

It might have taken a while but Matamata trainer Jamie Richards believes Noverre has his mind right on the job ahead of Saturday’s Group 1...
Maximus Prime

Blackadder has prime chance at Wingatui

Rangiora trainer John Blackadder will make the long trip south to Wingatui racecourse on Monday afternoon confident in the knowledge he has talented galloper Maximus...
Frontman

Frontman back on top at Tauranga

Promising galloper Frontman cast aside a disappointing run at his last start when he showed his true class with an outstanding victory at Tauranga in...
Tannahill

Talented Tannahill a quality addition to Phelan stable

Tannahill was a special horse to former trainer Andrew Campbell and he hasn’t taken long to endear himself to his new handlers. The gifted four-year-old...
Platinum Machine

Latta taking a wait and see approach with filly

Awapuni trainer Lisa Latta is waiting to see what horses remain in the Group 1 Barneswood Farm New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) before deciding whether...
Art De Triomphe

Carston painting a 1000 Guineas picture for filly

Andrew Carston believes Art De Triomphe’s best shot at Classic glory on her home track next month will be against her own sex. The Riccarton-based...
Okay Pal

Pitman team register another milestone

With the gritty win of Okay Pal at Riccarton on Saturday, the Michael and Matthew Pitman training partnership registered another significant milestone. The victory was...
Times Ticking

Sense of timing about partnership’s prospects

A lengthy friendship that morphed into a successful racing association will be chasing further Group honours on Sunday when the genuine Times Ticking steps out...
Gold Watch

Gold Watch set for Te Rapa return

Even though a spring setback has unfortunately ruled him out of next month’s Group 2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (1600m) at Riccarton, owner-trainer Cliff Goss still...
Mackenzie Lad

Guineas goal for Mackenzie Lad

Mackenzie Lad is primed to showcase his Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) credentials when he tackles Saturday’s Group 3...
Brando

Brando ready for starring role

Talented galloper Brando could get to walk in the shoes of one of Matamata trainer Jamie Richards’ best horses with a bold run in Saturday’s...
Art De Triomphe

Art De Triomphe taking on the boys

Trainer Andrew Carston will get a fair idea of whether he should press on to the Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand 2000...
Dragon Leap

O’Sullivan-Scott poised for Spring success

Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott are continuing to be patient with their high-class galloper Dragon Leap as he attempts to come back from an injury-plagued...
Miss Tycoon Rose

Miss Tycoon Rose sets special mark for Pitman

A comfortable victory by Miss Tycoon Rose at Riccarton on Saturday provided co-trainer Michael Pitman with more than the usual satisfaction of a job well...
Bari

Bari impresses with fresh-up victory

Progressive galloper Bari opened his spring campaign in similar style to how he finished off his three-year-old season when he trounced a handy field of...
Colorado Star

Colorado Star on target for Riccarton feature

Lightly raced six-year-old Colorado Star got his spring campaign off to the best possible start when he produced a powerful home straight burst to down...
Frontman

Frontman provides Baker with perfect anniversary gift

Trainer Murray Baker got to celebrate a special personal milestone with a victory at Te Rapa on Saturday when lightly raced four-year-old Frontman made a...
Andrew Carston

Carston has fingers-crossed ahead of weekend racing

Like many New Zealanders, Andrew Carston will be keeping a close eye on the COVID-19 Alert Level announcement on Friday. With no cases in the...
Jonathan Riddell

Riddell looking forward to spring racing

Two top-class horses are giving leading jockey Jonathan Riddell reason to look forward to an exciting spring of racing. Riddell, who finished 11th in the...
Gold Watch

Goss in search of southern gold

Fresh from his 90th birthday, Tauranga horseman Cliff Goss is looking towards the Group 2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (1600m) as the major spring target for...