Tag: 'Craig Grylls'


Extraordinary Orchestral makes Derby history for James

Orchestral has dominated her rivals in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby to give her trainer Roger James his record breaking sixth victory in the...

Orchestral looking to hit right note in New Zealand Derby

Roger James and Robert Wellwood will be chasing Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) success with classy filly Orchestral at Ellerslie on Saturday afternoon.

Orchestral justifies favouritism in Avondale Guineas

SUperstar three-year-old Orchestral treated Ellerslie to a Karaka Millions 3YO encore in Saturday afternoon's Group 2 Avondale Guineas (2100m).

Titled caps comeback in City of New Plymouth Cup

The tireless efforts of co-trainer and part-owner Hollie Wynyard were rewarded on Friday when comeback galloper Titled took out the City of New Plymouth Cup.

Town Cryer digs deep to salute in Tauherenikau feature

A stunning display of resilience and courage in the heat of battle was on display at Tauherenikau on Tuesday as Town Cryer claimed Listed success.

Mary Louise victorious in Group 3 Wellington Cup

Robbie Patterson has had his stable firing on all cylinders of late but even he couldn’t believe he would pick up the two features at...

Puntura tastes Group 1 success in Thorndon Mile

Robbie Patterson's Puntura took his career-best campaign to even greater heights in Saturday’s Group 1 Thorndon Mile (1600m) at Trentham.

Orchestral hits the right note at Pukekohe

Exciting filly Orchestral was on song at Pukekohe on New Year’s Day when downing a quality, including last start vanquisher Lupo Solitario.

Puntura claims Group 2 Manawatu Challenge Stakes

Puntura showed he will be a force to be reckoned with over the coming months as he scored in dominant fashion in Saturday’s Group 2...

Hasstobeawinner breaks through at Tauranga

Patience was rewarded at Tauranga on Friday for the connections of Hasstobeawinner, who broke his maiden with a performance that was worth the wait.

Great mates team up for major Riccarton success

Robbie Patterson and jockey Craig Grylls were again to the fore at Riccarton where they combined with Puntura to claim the major prize on Wednesday’s...

Richardson confident ahead of Bonny Lass’ return

Trainer Graham Richardson has no worries about Bonny Lass’ condition ahead of her resuming run at Te Rapa on Sunday afternoon.

Firm ground the key to La Crique’s Tarzino chances

Trainers Simon and Katrina Alexander are heading to Hastings with enthusiasm as they prepare for the first leg of the Hawke’s Bay Spring Carnival.

La Crique set for Tarzino Trophy return

Group One winner La Crique showed a change in home has done nothing to hinder her spring preparation when she put in an eye-catching trial...

Bonny Lass impresses in Taupo trial

The competitive nature of Bonny Lass was showcased at Taupo where the gifted short course performer was a runaway trial winner on Wednesday.

Lord Spencer brings up overdue maiden win

Wanganui hurdler Lord Spencer was rewarded for his consistency at Riccarton on Saturday when breaking through for his maiden hurdle victory.

Uraskyfullastars impresses in Awapuni triumph

Uraskyfullastars continued to shine at Awapuni on Saturday, with a second win from just three starts for the daughter of Tarzino, having placed on debut.

Flamebird shooting for black-type at Te Rapa

Promising filly Flamebird will be out to add some valuable black-type to her record when she heads to Te Rapa on Saturday.

Positive ride secures ANZAC Mile

Roydon Bergerson came very close to withdrawing Town Cryer from the Listed ANZAC Mile, but he is thanking his lucky stars that he didn’t.

Hopes of catching a winning break in Champagne

To Catch A Thief will sport a fresh look at Pukekohe Park on Saturday when he attempts to break his maiden in the Listed Champagne...

Pace key to quality mare’s Awapuni prospects

A genuine pace in Friday’s feature event at Awapuni will significantly boost the chances of Zola Express doubling her black-type tally on the course.

Richardson runner ready for Group One assault

Trainer Graham Richardson believes the step up to 1400m for Saturday’s Group 1 Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) is the key to promising two-year-old To...

Astron making his mark for Cole family

Matamata trainer Cody Cole is hopeful he can take his father’s horse Astron into stakes company next season. The four-year-old son of Redwood scored a...

Otaki next port of call for La Crique

Top mare La Crique has bounced back from an uncomfortable experience when resuming at Te Rapa and will head south later this week with connections...

Ulanova dominates in New Plymouth juvenile feature

Speedy filly Ulanova gave her rivals a good old-fashioned beating as she led all the way to take out the Group 3 Taranaki 2YO Classic...