Tag: 'graham richardson'

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

Richardson’s faith in Tiptronic rewarded

Graham Richardson rates the breakthrough Group 1 success of Tiptronic at Te Rapa last Saturday as a highlight of his training career. The Matamata trainer...
Tiptronic

Thrilling finish to Herbie Dyke Stakes

A nail-biting finish to the Group 1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa was settled in favour of last year’s runner-up Tiptronic when he...
Tiptronic

Richardson looking to go one better with Tiptronic in Waikato feature

Trainer Graham Richardson believes he has good performer Tiptronic right where he wants him as he prepares for next weekend’s Group 1 Herbie Dyke Stakes...
Volpe Veloce

Group 1 farewell for Volpe Veloce

Volpe Veloce gave trainer Graham Richardson one of his biggest moments in racing when she won the Group 1 Railway (1200m) two years ago and...
Vichy

Richardson starts 2020 on right note

A winning double at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day provided the ideal start to 2020 for Matamata trainer Graham Richardson. Paisley Park defied a 60-kilogram...
Paisley Park

McDonald magic in Stayers Final

The outstanding ability and magical touch of champion rider James McDonald was to the fore once again during the Ellerslie Christmas Carnival as he guided...
Tiptronic

A day of contrasts for Richardson at Ellerslie

Underrated galloper Tiptronic put a smile back on trainer Graham Richardson’s face with an overdue victory at Ellerslie on Saturday after the popular Matamata horseman...
Volpe Veloce

Shannon Stakes for Volpe Veloce

Group 1 winner Volpe Veloce will most likely contest Saturday’s Group 2 Shannon Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill, with the six-year-old mare to step up in...
Volpe Veloce

NZ mare Volpe Veloce primed for Theo Marks

NZ mare Volpe Veloce has settled into Sydney well ahead of a spring campaign starting with the Group Two Theo Marks Stakes at Rosehill.
Volpe Veloce

Volpe Veloce primed for Theo Marks

Group 1 winner Volpe Veloce will have the opportunity to continue an impressive streak when she lines-up in the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m)...
Admiral

Strong Pukekohe book for battered-and-bruised Thornton

Trudy Thornton will cut an imposing figure to her rival jockeys as she walks out to ride at Pukekohe on Saturday. Thornton stood herself down...
Volpe Veloce

Sydney campaign on the cards for class mare

A potential spring campaign in Sydney awaits class mare Volpe Veloce as she eases her way back to racing trim for the new season. The...

Sponge Bob ready for Derby adventure

Matamata trainer Graham Richardson is pleased with his Group 2 Waikato Guineas (2000m) winner Sponge Bob heading into Saturday’s Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m),...

Aussie scores upset in Te Aroha hurdle

Visiting Australian jumps jockey Braidon Small upset the applecart when he guided rank outsider Letmeby to victory in Saturday’s Corson Maize Open Hurdle (3100m) at...
Xbox

Ellerslie win puts Waikato Guineas on agenda for Xbox

Laid-back character Xbox proved he was wide awake and on the job when he upset predictions at Ellerslie today. The three-year-old Niagara gelding has a...
Volpe Veloce

Volpe Veloce ready to keep undefeated record intact in Railway

Matamata trainer Graham Richardson admits the nerves aren’t far from the surface as he contemplates what could be a very big day for his stable...
Volpe Veloce beating Heroic Valour

NZ’s Foxwedge star Volpe Veloce returns with a big win

Volpe Veloce has firmed to outright favouritism for a New Year’s Day feature following her blistering return to racing at Ellerslie. The four-year-old accounted for...
Volpe Veloce

Volpe Veloce will focus on NZ G1 glory, no Vic trip on cards

A spring trip to Melbourne has been ruled out for Volpe Veloce with domestic group one success the sole focus of her upcoming campaign. The...