Tag: 'Craig Grylls'

Bridget Grylls

Bridget Grylls back in New Zealand

Jockey Bridget Grylls has returned from a foray to Victoria and is sure to be a welcome addition to the New Zealand riding ranks. The...
Follow Your Dreams

Follow Your Dreams ready for stakes challenge

Local runner Follow Your Dreams showed he was right on target for the Group 3 Cambridge Stud Northland Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) in a fortnight when...
Musigny Lass

Repeat dose sought for Musigny Lass at Te Rapa

Punters won’t be letting the Simon and Katrina Alexander-trained filly Musigny Lass get under their guards on Saturday when the filly contests the Listed Waikato...
Turn The Ace

Turn The Ace goes one better than illustrious father

Strapping two-year-old Turn The Ace went one better than his multiple Group One winning sire Turn Me Loose when he made a winning debut at...
Coventina Bay

Venue change ideal for Coventina Bay

The abandonment of Te Aroha’s Group One meeting last Saturday could be a blessing in disguise for Coventina Bay. The Taranaki mare was set to...
Rabada

Rabada hits rivals for six at Tauranga

A chance conversation one evening with good mate and former New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum saw trainer Graeme Richardson put his money where his...
Rocket Spade

Derby winner makes the most of Tauranga outing

Exciting three-year-old Rocket Spade provided his connections with the perfect dress rehearsal for his Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) challenge next month when he gave...
Needle And Thread

Needle And Thread hoping Oaks rivals get the stitch

Stephen Autridge and Kris Shailer head into Saturday’s Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) confident in the staying ability of their...
Rocket Spade

Rocket Spade wins thrilling New Zealand Derby

In a desperate three-way finish to the blue riband Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m), it was race favourite Rocket Spade who came out...
Bonny Lass

In-form Grylls making every post a winner

There aren’t many better ways for a jockey to celebrate buying a new home than riding a treble the next day. Craig Grylls did exactly...
Bonny Lass

Richardson and Norvall double up in Matamata features

Local filly Bonny Lass carried the hopes of her breeder Sandy Moore and a mixture of racing newbies and experienced hands to victory in Saturday’s...
Bonny Lass

Richardson chasing hometown feature with Bonny Lass

Matamata trainers Graham Richardson and Rogan Norvall head to their local meeting on Saturday with talented yet unassuming filly Bonny Lass in the Group 2...
Rocket Spade

Rocket Spade cements Derby claims with Avondale Guineas victory

Well fancied Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) candidate Rocket Spade threw down the gauntlet to his three-year-old rivals when he produced a strong...
Lily’s Lady

Lily out to prove Oaks candidacy

Well-related filly Lily’s Lady contests Saturday’s Listed Fasttrack Insurance Oaks Prelude (1800m) at New Plymouth and trainers Stephen Autridge and Kris Shailer are hopeful the...
Force of Will

Force Of Will too strong in Desert Gold Stakes

Matamata visitor Force Of Will carried on her winning way when she proved too strong for her rivals in the Group 3 New Zealand Bloodstock...
Ever So Easy

Local does it Ever So Easy at Ruakaka

Ruakaka trainer Chris Gibbs has always had plenty of time for Ever So Easy and he was delighted to see the three-year-old gelding justify his...
Rocket Spade

Rocket Spade delivers Guineas repeat

Owners Hermitage Thoroughbreds and trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott have gone back-to-back, scoring their second consecutive victory in the Group 2 SkyCity Auckland Guineas...
Needle And Thread

Sponsor takes major prize in Royal Stakes

Valachi Downs principal Kevin Hickman picked up the thick end of the prizemoney from the race that he sponsored at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day...
Dragon Storm

Dragon Storm takes out thrilling New Zealand Cup

Ruakaka raider Dragon Storm produced the performance of his life when he took out the Group 3 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup (3200m) at Riccarton...
Dragon Storm

Gibbs in search of NZ Cup with promising stayer

Ruakaka trainer Chris Gibbs is hoping a meticulously planned campaign for progressive stayer Dragon Storm will pay dividends at Riccarton on Saturday. The six-year-old gelding...
Communique

Mile switch for talented Communique

In-form mare Communique looks one of the better chances in Wednesday’s Group 2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (1600m) at Riccarton, although the daughter of Redwood has...
Dragon Storm

Decisions to be made on Dragon’s direction

A comprehensive five-length victory over 3000m by Dragon Storm at Riccarton on Saturday has created an interesting conundrum for his trainer Chris Gibbs. Gibbs, who...
Communique

New Zealand Cup target for Communique

The colours of Kevin and Joanne Hickman’s Valachi Downs were to the fore at the Riccarton meeting on Saturday, headed by smart mare Communique who...
Miss Aotearoa

Miss Aotearoa too strong in Gold Trail Stakes

Promising galloper Miss Aotearoa provided rider Craig Grylls and owner/breeder Tony Rider with a black type double at Hastings when she out-finished her age-group rivals...
Shezzacatch

Local first-starter sparkles in Trophy

Hastings filly Shezzacatch was thrown in at the deep end for her debut in Saturday’s Listed El Roca-Sir Colin Meads Trophy (1200m), and she spectacularly...