Tag: 'Craig Phelan'

Tannahill

Campbell exits training on a high

Andrew Campbell couldn’t have scripted a better ending to his 25-year training career. In his last start at Cambridge on Thursday, stable favourite Tannahill won...
Hit The Road Jack

Cambridge double for Phelans

Craig and Shaun Phelan went home from Cambridge Jockey Club’s Wednesday meeting happy men after recording a double on the synthetic track, which was officially...
Quiz Kid

Bonus draws Quiz Kid south

A lucrative bonus has enticed the connections of Quiz Kid to send the in-form galloper down south early ahead of the Group 3 Winning Edge...
Elen Nicholas

Nicholas scores Avondale treble

Apprentice jockey Elen Nicholas experienced her best day in the saddle at Avondale on Wednesday, riding home a treble of winners. The Welsh national had...
It’s A Wonder

Hastings triple threat for Phelan

The prospect of decent footing has multi-talented Cambridge horseman Shaun Phelan excited heading into Hawke’s Bay’s showcase jumps racing day at Hastings on Saturday. Phelan...
It’s A Wonder

Big weekend ahead for Phelan

Shaun Phelan has a big day ahead of him this Saturday. The jumps jockey turned trainer has two runners in his training capacity, with one...
Big Mike

Breeding book brings big reward

Hardy stayer Big Mike, the winner of the Listed Hawke’s Bay Cup (2200m) last Saturday, has taken his breeders Sally and Geoffrey Fausett on a...
Big Mike

Schofer riding the crest of a wave

Hazel Schofer is riding the crest of a wave at the moment and she is hoping that will continue. The Taranaki apprentice jockey scored her...
Big Mike

Emotional win for Big Mike in Hawke’s Bay Cup

There was definitely a catch in the voice of co-trainer Shaun Phelan as he described just what the victory of stable favourite Big Mike means...
Shaun Phelan

Phelan taking a step back from riding

Heading across the Tasman to join his good mate Aaron Kuru to ride in Australia is very tempting for jumps jockey Shaun Phelan, but he...
Our Big Mike

Our Big Mike Chases Second Pakenham Cup

Brett Scott will be trying to win his third country feature in recent weeks when Our Big Mike lines up in the Listed Pakenham Cup.
Imelda Mary

Jumps fraternity joins forces for Australian campaigns

Through friendships forged in the tight-knit jumping community, a number of Kiwi horses have crossed the Tasman this year and joined the Mornington stable of...
Shaun Phelan

Better late than never

Shaun Phelan may have missed the majority of the jumps season through injury, but he is delighted he has managed to return to raceday riding...
The Poormanzabeel

Riding return nigh for Phelan

It’s been a frustrating last few months for top jumps jockey Shaun Phelan, but the end to his injury enforced layoff is near. The talented...
Junior

Jericho Cup aspirations for Junior

A never-say-die attitude from both horse and rider saw lightly raced stayer Junior pick up the biggest win of his career to date when he...
Big Mike

Big Mike a nice distraction for Phelan

Shaun Phelan won’t enjoy watching his fellow jumps jockeys compete in two of the country’s feature jumps races at Te Rapa on Saturday. The talented...
Magnanimous Man

Magnanimous Man makes perfect start for new stable

Six-year-old gelding Magnanimous Man showed his staying prowess when taking out the Dunstan 100% NZ Owned (2100m) for new trainers Craig and Shaun Phelan at...
Big Mike

Auckland Cup for Big Mike

The Craig and Shaun Phelan-trained Big Mike relished his time on the East Coast last week, landing both Sunday’s Wairoa Cup (2100m) and the precurser,...
Our Big Mike

Sydney stakes test for Our Big Mike

Our Big Mike had a successful summer campaign in Australia late last year and his connections are hoping to replicate those results in the coming...
Big Mike

Big Mike ready to put another stamp in his passport

As far as dress rehearsals go, you don’t get much better than the performance free-going stayer Big Mike put on at Te Rapa on Saturday....

Pakenham Cup in the sights of Our Big Mike

New Zealander Our Big Mike will have his first try at 2500 metres when he lines up in the Pakenham Cup.

Phelan targeting National festival

Cambridge trainer Craig Phelan has his sights set on next month’s Grand National carnival. Worthiswaitngold has been nominated for the Group 3 Winter Cup (1600m)...

Big future predicted for Mike Exciting prospect

Big Mike has provided trainer Craig Phelan with a pleasant dilemma after adding to his burgeoning record with a convincing victory in the last race...