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New Zealand jumpers dominate Sandown meeting

Kiwi jumpers were again to the fore at Sandown on Grand National Hurdle day, taking out the two jumping features. Former South Island galloper Ablaze...

Gobstopper to scale Grand National Hurdle

New Zealand jumper Gobstopper's former trainer expects the gelding to mount a sterner challenge in this edition of Grand National Hurdle at Sandown.
Tallyho Twinkletoe

Big weight for Twinkletoe in Grand National Hurdle

Tallyho Twinkletoe's task at a second Grand National Hurdle has been made tougher after he was given a 6kg increase on his winning weight of...
Tallyho Twinkletoe

Tallyho Twinkletoe headlines National noms

Tallyho Twinkletoe has been entered for the Grand National Hurdle at Sandown and will be attempting a second win in the feature jumps race.
Tallyho Twinkletoe

National double defence begins for star jumper

Arguably Australasia’s best jumper Tallyho Twinkletoe will begin his Australian campaign to defend his Grand National Hurdle (4200m) and Steeplechase (4500m) titles at Pakenham on...

Former Kiwis make mark at the ‘Bool

Former New Zealand-trained gallopers made an impact at Warrnambool on Sunday, headed by Gobstopper, who landed the feature race, the Kevin Lafferty Hurdle (3200m) with...

Gobstopper jumps into National contention

Gobstopper, a brother to Group One winners Werther and Toffee Tongue, is making his mark as a jumper with recent wins in the Galleywood and...

Australian Hurdle triumph for Gobstopper

Gobstopper has given his Kiwi owners plenty of excitement over the COVID-19 enforced lockdown period, and he continued that on Sunday when taking out the...
Sam and Libby Bleakley

Highden Park extends impressive honour roll

Boutique Manawatu thoroughbred nursery Highden Park, operated by Libby and Sam Bleakley, has experienced a purple patch with their graduates this autumn, extending their impressive...

Gobstopper beats Runaway to win Galleywood

Gobstopper, an elder brother of Australasian Oaks winner Toffee Tongue, has narrowly beaten favourite Runaway in the Galleywood Hurdle at Warrnambool.

Wong gets instant return on well-placed investment

Race favourite Toffee Tongue had plenty of international supporters during the running of Saturday’s Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m), none more so than thoroughbred enthusiast...

Re-charged Campbell ready for fresh start

Rejuvenation is the name of the game for Cambridge trainer Andrew Campbell. The Group 1-winning trainer has relished the five-week break enforced in New Zealand,...
Toffee Tongue

Toffee Tongue adds to family legacy

Regally bred filly Toffee Tongue added to her family’s rich legacy when finishing runner-up behind Colette in the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick...

Grand expectations for Gobstopper

Emily Farr could be in for one of her biggest days in racing on Sunday when she partners in-form jumper Gobstopper in the Grand National...

Jumps features headline Sandown program

The Grand National Hurdle and Crisp Steeplechase headline a 10-race program at Sandown featuring three jumps races and seven Flat races.
Sam Spratt

Sentimental goal for Spratt in new season

Sam Spratt is not one for setting goals, but she is making an exception in the new season and also has a realistic opportunity to...

Gobstopper Farr too good in Drechsler

The Kiwis got the cash in Sunday’s Brendan Drechsler Hurdle (3500m) at Racing.com Park as trainer Andrew Campbell’s Gobstopper led all the way to take...

Australian jumps targets for Gobstopper

Gobstopper made an impressive start to his jumping career, winning his maiden hurdle at Te Aroha by 13 lengths last month, and his connections have...

Gobstopper makes successful jumping debut

Former New Zealand Cup winner Gobstopper revealed a new string to his bow when he made a successful debut over fences at Te Aroha on...

Queensland target on the cards for Gobstopper

Quality stayer Gobstopper could be set for a trip across the Tasman if he performs well this weekend. The Andrew Campbell-trained gelding, who is entered...

Jumping future likely for Gobstopper

Jumping just may have resurrected the career of talented stayer Gobstopper. The full-brother to former Hong Kong Horse of the Year Werther has been out...
Gobstopper winning the New Zealand Cup

Gobstopper resumes in Listed Gallagher Marton Cup on Saturday

Fresh is best for Gobstopper, who will continue his march toward an autumn feature with another away trip on Saturday. The well-related son of Tavistock...

Gobstopper outlasts rivals to win Group 3 New Zealand Cup

GOBSTOPPER has pulled off one of the toughest New Zealand Cup wins in recent history by leading from the outset over the two-mile distance. The...

Gobstopper a force to be reckoned with in Egmont Cup

QUALITY five-year-old stayer Gobstopper will be one of the horses to beat in this Saturday’s Egmont Cup at Hawera. The Andrew Campbell-trained son of Tavistock...

New Zealand Cup the target for Gobstopper after Awapuni romp

WELL-related gelding Gobstopper has recorded another quality staying win in the Grace/Marsh Insurance Brokers Handicap at Awapuni. The full brother to Hong Kong champion Werther...