Tag: 'Foxbridge Plate'

Tavi Mac

Punters’ pal back to winning form at Rotorua

Quality performer Tavi Mac bounced back from his worst career performance in the best possible fashion with a stylish victory in the Group 3 Sweynesse...
Gino Severini

Well-deserved break for Gino Severini

As Callsign Mav heads to the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) and Prise de Fer looks toward the Group 1 Livamol Classic (2040m), another of...
Sierra Sue

Karaka punt pays off for Lock

Watching a horse he sold go on to win a Group One in Melbourne on Saturday brought mixed emotions for Te Aroha trainer Peter Lock....
Mascarpone

Mascarpone gets the cream in Foxbridge Plate

Punters who thought Saturday’s Group 2 Valachi Downs Foxbridge Plate (1200m) was a two-horse race between last year’s winner and heavily backed favourite Avantage and...
Hiflyer

Lock excited to relaunch stable star’s career

After more than 29 months on the sidelines, Te Aroha trainer Peter Lock’s long wait is finally over and Group One performer Hiflyer is back....
Tavi Mac

Good fortune shines on Sharrock for Te Rapa feature

There’s nothing like a “Taradise special” to revitalise the spirit of New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock as he sets his sights on a couple of...
Opie Bosson

Bosson stranded by Auckland barrier

This week’s Waikato race meetings look likely to go ahead without leading jockey Opie Bosson after changes to the Auckland-Waikato border area have locked him...
Kaharau

Northland trainer overcoming COVID hurdles

New Zealand’s COVID-19 lockdown has made things a little more complicated for Ruakaka trainer Kenny Rae than he would have liked, but he’s hoping his...
Avantage

Home Ground Avantage

Connections of star mare Avantage have opted to keep the six-year-old on home soil as she works towards a start in the Group 2 Valachi...
Tavi Mac

Sharrock hopes Saturday gets green light

Like all New Zealand trainers, Allan Sharrock has an anxious week ahead of him as he waits to see if there will be any racing...
Ocean Billy

Billy ready for new campaign

All things being equal, last season’s Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) winner Ocean Billy will step out for his first raceday assignment at Te Rapa...
More Wonder

Big spring tipped for Team Rogerson

Graeme Rogerson left Te Rapa in a buoyant mood after his team’s efforts at the Hamilton trials on Monday. More Wonder began the day well...
Tavi Mac

Tavi Mac kicks off new campaign with Otaki victory

Trainer Allan Sharrock rounded off arguably his best season with a winning double at Otaki, where the successful return of popular equine personality Tavi Mac...
Leith Innes

Innes keen on what the new season holds

Leith Innes may be a senior statesman of the northern jockeys’ room, but he hasn’t lost his enthusiasm for what lies ahead on the feature...
Yeaboi

Ryder on Sharrock’s radar

It’s already been one of Allan Sharrock’s most memorable seasons but the New Plymouth trainer is keen to add the icing on the cake at...
Hiflyer

Lock flying high with return of stable star

Most people need an incentive to get out of bed on a cold winter’s morning, and for Te Aroha trainer Peter Lock it has been...
Catalyst

Trans-Tasman plans for Catalyst

Tony Pike is looking forward to spring racing with his new acquisition Catalyst. The rising five-year-old son of Darci Brahma won six of his 10...
Sword Of State

Spring in steps of star gallopers

Group One targets await stablemates Probabeel and Sword Of State in Australia later this year and they took their first serious steps this afternoon toward...
Hazel Schofer

Schofer’s success could end Sharrock boycott

Out of principle, Allan Sharrock hasn’t attended a horse of the year awards since 2006 but a promise to his stable apprentice Hazel Schofer could...
Catalyst

Catalyst progressing well for spring campaign

Star galloper Catalyst may not have a trainer, but he is in great order as his team looks ahead to spring racing. The outstanding three-year-old...
Endless Drama

Endless Drama retired

Well-travelled sprinter/miler Endless Drama has been retired after failing to find his best form in his latest campaign. The nine-year-old Lope De Vega entire began...
Tavi Mac

Tavi Mac primed for Tarzino tilt

New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock had a golden run in the Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) a few years ago, winning three on-end, and he...
Avantage

Johnson to ride Avantage in Tarzino

Opie Bosson’s loss is Danielle Johnson’s gain. With Bosson unable to make the 56.5kg weight to ride the Jamie Richards-trained Avantage in Saturday’s Group 1...
Travelling Light

Travelling Light out of spring

Group 1 winning mare Travelling Light is the latest elite-level performer to be ruled out of the spring. The Ben Foote-trained daughter of El Roca...
Tavi Mac

All roads lead to Hastings after Foxbridge Plate wash up

Trainer Alan Sharrock had a smile on his face a mile wide despite being beaten in Saturday’s feature event at Te Rapa, the Group 2...