Tag: 'Desert Gold Stakes'

La Crique

La Crique on song for Derby

Katrina and Simon Alexander are experiencing the ride of a lifetime with their star filly La Crique and they are hoping that golden run continues...
La Crique

La Crique stamps Derby credentials with Avondale Guineas victory

If there were any doubts about exciting three-year-old filly La Crique’s claims as a contender for top honours in next month’s Group 1 Vodafone New...
La Crique

La Crique brilliant in Desert Gold Stakes

Talented filly La Crique lapped up the roomy surrounds at Trentham on Saturday as she spaced her rivals for a brilliant win in the Group...
The Chosen One

Cameron hoping he’s on the right one for Thorndon

Gun jockey Matthew Cameron is hoping all the pieces of the puzzle that is Saturday’s Group 1 Harcourts Thorndon Mile (1600m) at Trentham might have...
La Crique

Trentham trip to decide filly’s end goal

Gifted filly La Crique will be the mistress of her own destiny and her performance at Trentham on Saturday will determine her major three-year-old target....
Concert Hall

Trainers hoping good times continue to roll

Cambridge trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood are well on their way toward their most successful season since forming a training partnership at the beginning...
Mali Ston

Weatherley hoping his luck holds at Trentham

Sam Weatherley enjoyed his biggest pay day as a jockey at Ellerslie on Saturday and is now looking forward to another potentially rewarding meeting at...
La Crique

Oaks aspirations for La Crique

La Crique has looked like a speed machine for most of her career but trainers Katrina and Simon Alexander think she could stay an Oaks...
Pareanui Bay

Pareanui Bay heads Pike’s Boxing Day charge

Undefeated three-year-old Pareanui Bay will be one of the major drawcards at Ellerslie on Boxing Day where he contests a strong edition of the Listed...
Signora Nera

Sharrock fillies take home advantage into Oaks Prelude

New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock will use a home-track feature as a potential launching pad to next month’s Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New...
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...
Waisake

Wellington Cup favourite ready for two-mile mission

A day out from the running of the Group 3 NZ Campus of Innovation & Sport Wellington Cup (3200m) trainer Allan Sharrock is itching to...
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...
Passione

Latta duo on trial for Oaks mission

Promising three-year-olds Passione and Charms Star will take their next steps on the path to a possible Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand...
Mongolian Wings

Staying test likely to suit Mongolian Wings

Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman know a thing or two about preparing three-year-old stayers and they are hopeful Mongolian Wings can stamp himself as a...
Signora Nera

Feature targets for Sharrock fillies

Last start Group 3 Eulogy Stakes (1600m) placegetter Signora Nera will be aimed at further black-type features, but trainer Allan Sharrock said what path the...
Fleetwood Maca

Fleetwood Maca out for crowning glory

Fleetwood Maca will be vying for her coronation at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day when she contests the Group 2 Valachi Downs Royal Stakes (2000m)....
Travelling Light

Foote’s summer team nearing return

Cambridge trainer Ben Foote is looking forward to the raceday return of Group 1 winner Travelling Light, her Group winning half-sister Vitesse Bo and speedy...
Jennifer Eccles

Ritchie close but no cigar

Shaune Ritchie came close to a big double at Trentham on Saturday, but left the meeting knowing his smart filly Jennifer Eccles is still on...
Showbeel

Bosson nails first Trentham feature on Showbeel

A copybook ride by Opie Bosson paved the way for promising filly Showbeel to add a valuable black type success to her career record when...
Mongolian Marshal

Cambridge quartet tackle Trentham features

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman will be looking to plunder some Wellington spoils on Saturday where they will contest three feature races at...
Jennifer Eccles

Jennifer set for more Gold

Bargain filly Jennifer Eccles will be out to maintain her lead in the lucrative New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series when she contests...
Not An Option

Pike gearing up for Karaka assault

As he puts the finishing touches on star juvenile Not An Option’s bid for the $1m Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie later this month,...
Dijon Bleu win Desert Gold

Dijon Bleu wins G3 Desert Gold – Heads toward Sir Tristram Classic

Lisa Latta and Leith Innes’ confidence in Dijon Bleu’s ability to succeed beyond a mile was given a major boost on Saturday. The trainer-jockey combination...
Werther's full sister Milseain

Milseain carries all Baker & Forsman’s hopes in Desert Gold

Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman will be relying on the raw talent of a well-related filly to defend the stable’s title in Saturday’s Group 3...