Tag: 'graham richardson'

Tiptronic

Exciting times ahead for Richardson

Matamata trainer Graham Richardson left his local meeting a happy man on Wednesday after witnessing two of his runners quinella a star-studded trial. Last start...
Tiptronic

Warhorse Tiptronic triumphs in Zabeel Classic

Veteran galloper Tiptronic led all the way to take out his second career Group One prize when he captured the Group 1 Cambridge Stud Zabeel...
Mo’unga

Young Kiwi front and centre of Cox Plate preparations

A decade and a half after Todd Pollard entered the racing industry as an enthusiastic schoolboy, he now finds himself front and centre of one...
Defibrillate

Richardson hoping to realise lifelong dream

Graham Richardson has four runners entered for Matamata on Saturday, but he’s keeping just as close an eye on an Australian race three days beforehand....
Defibrillate

Melbourne Cup aspirations still intact for Defibrillate

A slashing run for second over 1700m at Flemington on Saturday convinced part-owner and former trainer Graham Richardson that talented stayer Defibrillate is well on...
Defibrillate

Defibrillate a boost for locked down Kiwi owners

Matamata trainer Graham Richardson may not have any horses in New Zealand racing this weekend as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, but his colours will...
Bonny Lass

Richardson excited about new season prospects

With the onset of spring and summer racing just around the corner, you can hear the excitement in the voice of trainer Graham Richardson as...
Paisley Park

Richardson hoping for fruitful day at Tauranga

Graham Richardson is hoping for a fruitful day when he heads across the Kaimai Ranges to Tauranga on Saturday. The Matamata horseman, who trains in...
Tiptronic

Queensland campaign for Tiptronic

Group One winner Tiptronic has arrived in Queensland ahead of a three-start winter campaign. The Graham Richardson and Rogan Norvall-trained seven-year-old flew into Sydney on...
Bonny Lass

Bonny Lass primed for Group One

Graham Richardson is an excited man ahead of the Group 1 Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Awapuni on Saturday. The Matamata horseman,...
Bonny Lass

Group One opportunity knocks for Bonny Lass

Matamata trainer Graham Richardson wasn’t planning to run Bonny Lass in the Group 1 Sistema Stakes (1200m) until he saw the nominations – or rather,...
Defibrillate

Payne has Defibrillate in peak order for Australian Cup

New Zealand-bred Defibrillate faces his sternest test as he tries to extend his winning sequence in the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington. The...
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...
Graham Richardson

Richardson still buzzing over home track success

After a night of celebrations at his favourite local restaurant, Matamata trainer Graham Richardson made an understandably slow start to his Sunday morning schedule. Richardson...
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

Hermitage gunning for Derby redemption with Rocket Spade

For the second year running, Hermitage Thoroughbreds has a three-year-old with a huge chance to win the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m). Rocket...
Defibrillate

Cups targets for Defibrillate

Former Kiwi galloper Defibrillate has been keeping his New Zealand owners entertained over the last month, winning his last three starts in Melbourne, including a...
Tiptronic

Richardson welcomes underdog status

Group One winner Tiptronic has taken the underdog tag into the last two editions of the Group 1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m), and he will...
Tiptronic

Tiptronic back to best at Ellerslie

Trainer Graham Richardson reckons he may have finally figured out what makes stable star Tiptronic tick. “I actually think he just loves his Christmas dinner,”...
Tiptronic

Livamol test for Tiptronic

Group One winner Tiptronic bypassed the first two legs of the Hawke’s Bay Spring Carnival and trainers Graham Richardson and Rogan Norvall are hoping a...
Justastate

Justastate in the frame for Norvall

It may have only been a maiden race at Te Aroha on Sunday, but Justastate earned her photo spot amongst Rogan Norvall’s gallery of the...
Graham Richardson

New era for Matamata stable

Trainer Graham Richardson admits he was suffering from mixed emotions on Friday as his former stable star Volpe Veloce took the next step on her...
Graham Richardson

Richardson plays pre-trainer to Hong Kong Stars

Matamata trainer Graham Richardson can take great heart from knowing he played a key role in the success of Hong Kong superstar Golden Sixty, who...
Tiptronic

Queensland a likely target for Tiptronic

Graham Richardson experienced one of his biggest moments in racing when Tiptronic won the Group 1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa last month...