Tag: 'John Wheeler'

Zeefa Zed

Chief Sequoyah ready for National challenge

While he wasn’t really enjoying the serious drop in temperature that Christchurch was experiencing on Sunday, trainer John Wheeler was still savouring the success of...
Chief Sequoyah

National contenders impress at Riccarton

Emerging hurdling talent Chief Sequoyah did everything trainer John Wheeler was looking for ahead of Wednesday’s Hospitality New Zealand Canterbury Grand National Hurdles (4200m) when...
Chief Sequoyah

Chief Sequoyah a budding jumps superstar

Rhythm and ringcraft might sound like a music festival but Hall of Fame trainer John Wheeler reckons they might be the only missing ingredients for...
Coconut

Coconut upsets in action packed jumping feature

A never-say-die attitude saw local runner Coconut upset predictions as he took out an action-packed LJ Hooker Manawatu Steeplechase (4200m) at Awapuni on Saturday. There...
Sam O’Malley

O’Malley jumping into winter racing

Sam O’Malley is pretty chuffed with how his season has gone so far. The Central Districts apprentice jockey has racked up 30 wins in the...
John Wheeler

Wheeler content to watch Stradbroke day from afar

There was a time when John Wheeler was an unmissable fixture of the Queensland winter carnival, but these days he’s content to watch from afar....
Beaudz Well

Sydney rain Beaudz Well for Wheeler stayer

Hall of Fame trainer John Wheeler will be back in Australia in a serious way this autumn, targeting the Sydney autumn carnival as well as...
Irish Flame

Life-long dream realised for Reid

She may have lived on the Central Coast of New South Wales for 40 years but Margaret Reid, the part-owner and breeder of the Listed...
Irish Flame

Kiwis claim Ballarat Cup with Irish Flame

Former Kiwi galloper Irish Flame overcame a torrid run and a frantic finish to score a narrow victory in Saturday’s Listed A$500,000 Ballarat Cup (2000m)...
Irish Flame

Luck of the Irish for Kiwis

Mornington trainer Brett Scott was delighted to pick up a winner at Flemington on Oaks Day with handy middle distance galloper Irish Flame in the...
Imelda Mary

Jumps fraternity joins forces for Australian campaigns

Through friendships forged in the tight-knit jumping community, a number of Kiwi horses have crossed the Tasman this year and joined the Mornington stable of...
Grinner

Spring Carnival opener brings a grin to Wheeler

There will be an uncommon sight on the first day of the Hawke’s Bay Spring Carnival at Hastings on Saturday – jumpers. The impacts of...
Michael McNab

McNab finds winning groove at Ellerslie

A lengthy spell away from the racetrack to revitalise both his mind and body appears to have worked for talented jockey Michael McNab as he...
John Wheeler

Wheels to keep on turning

New Plymouth trainer John Wheeler still has a zest for life and passion for racing that will keep him in the training caper for the...
Irish Flame

Local scores in New Plymouth feature

Taranaki representative Irish Flame scored provincial bragging rights when he took out the day’s feature race at New Plymouth, the New Plymouth ITM Interprovincial Challenge...
Laekeeper

Fannin jumps at chance to ride Laekeeper

A consensus between a trainer and his first-choice jockey will see talented jumper Laekeeper contest Saturday’s Corson Maize Pakuranga Hunt Hurdle (3350m) at Ellerslie with...
Trainer John Wheeler

History Beaudz Well for exciting juvenile

Taranaki trainer John Wheeler believes he has another exciting juvenile by Grangewilliam Stud stallion Zed on his hands, with the athletic prowess to mirror his...

Wheeler shooting for another Warrnambool double

John Wheeler is again in Warrnambool and quietly confident in the countdown to another attempt at the local feature double. The New Plymouth trainer has...

Australia on radar for Wheeler jumper Macklemore

Talented jumper Macklemore proved far too good for the opposition when winning the Ray Stevens & Heather Tasker Memorial Jumpers Highweight 2050 at Wanganui on...
Irish Flame

Irish Flame keeps G1 New Zealand Derby with Trentham win

Taranaki three-year-old Irish Flame kept his Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) hopes alive with a win at Trentham on Saturday, despite showing the after-effects...