Tag: 'Johno Benner'

Crowning Star

Otaki mare in search of crowning glory

The Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard-trained Crowning Star will be in search of her first stakes scalp when she heads to Hawera on Saturday for...
Hold the Press

Benner-Wynyard weekend debutants attract interest

Otaki trainers Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard are preparing to launch a new wave of gallopers, with two Gary Harding-owned debutants the source of plenty...
Lisa Allpress

Fully fit Allpress ready for bumper season

Less than a month into the new racing season and leading rider Lisa Allpress is right where she wants to be at the head of...
Bonham

Sheraco likely for Bonham

Former New Zealand mare Bonham could kick-off the Australian leg of her racing career in the Group 2 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill next month....
Johno Benner

Three-year-old shows plenty of spirit at Awapuni

Talented three-year-old Invisible Spirit recorded his third career victory when digging deep late to land the Courtesy Ford 3YO (1400m) at Awapuni on Thursday for...
Invisible Spirit

Invisible Spirit to further enhance Otaki trainers’ impressive season

Three-year-old Invisible Spirit looks well placed heading into Saturday’s J&J Walter Ltd 3YO (1550m) at Awapuni on Saturday, with trainers Johno Benner & Hollie Wynyard...
Charlotte O’Beirne

O’Beirne back in the saddle

Riding a winner five months after giving birth is not a bad feat, and that’s exactly what Charlotte O’Beirne achieved at Wanganui on Thursday. The...
Miss Ricky Bobby

Miss Ricky Bobby back to winning form at Woodville

A change of environment worked the oracle for talented mare Miss Ricky Bobby as she produced a strong front-running performance to take out the opening...
Grand Mayson

Stable pet makes amends in Lightning

Less than an hour after lamenting bad luck in one Trentham feature on Saturday afternoon, Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard struck gold in the next...
Bonham

Benner-Wynyard pair on track for Wellington Guineas

Otaki trainers Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard enjoyed a good day on their home track on Wednesday. The duo saddled impressive maiden winner Meg, while...
Montre Moi

Montre Moi ready to capitalise in Derby

Otaki trainer Johno Benner believes it’s far from a vintage running of this year’s Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m), but he’s hardly complaining....
Montre Moi

Otaki pair primed for Te Rapa features

Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard have yet to saddle a winner at Te Rapa, but classy three-year-olds Montre Moi and Key give them two chances...
Hillaby

Benner and Wynyard double up at Tauherenikau

Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard took three horses to Tauherenikau on Monday and went within inches of a winning treble on the day. The Otaki...
Montre Moi

Montre Moi presents Derby credentials in Karaka Million 3YO Classic

A slashing late finish by lightly raced three-year-old Montre Moi at Ellerslie on Saturday evening has co-trainer Johno Benner excited for his Group 1 prospects...
Bonham

Understated Otaki couple enjoy Group 1 success

Trainer Johno Benner was hard at work on Sunday morning cutting grass for the horses in the stable that he operates with partner Hollie Wynyard,...
Bonham

Bonham takes out Trentham three-year-old feature

Talented three-year-old Bonham showed she is a filly of the highest quality when winning the Group 1 Devan Plastics Levin Classic (1600m) at Trentham on...
Bonham

Strike-rate standouts set for big day at Trentham

The Otaki stable of Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard boasts the best strike-rate in New Zealand this season, and a quality quartet of runners at...
Bonham

Day of contrasts for Benner and Wynyard

Trainers Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard got their day at Awapuni off to the perfect start on Saturday when exciting three-year-old Bonham produced a remarkable...
Springsteen

Springsteen makes impressive return after lengthy absence

Talented galloper Springsteen made his much-awaited return to the racetrack a winning one when he ground out a stirring victory over 1300m at Otaki on...
Ansu

Ansu scores impressive debut win for Didham

Trainer Peter Didham’s phone started ringing almost immediately after his rangy two-year-old Ansu put on a professional display to win his debut at Tauherenikau on...
Key

Key ride has Allpress excited for Eulogy

In-form hoop Lisa Allpress has a good handle on the leading contenders in the Group 3 Lawnmaster Eulogy Stakes (1600m) at Awapuni on Saturday, where...
Invisible Spirit

Spirited performance in Trentham opener

Promising galloper Invisible Spirit made a winning return to the track when he led throughout to capture the first event at Trentham on Saturday. The...
Key

Toughness the key to talented filly

Tough is a word that comes up several times in conversation with Otaki trainer Johno Benner when talking about his talented filly Key. The Exceed...
Crowning Star

Allpress back doing what she does best

Less than nine weeks after undergoing major surgery, leading jockey Lisa Allpress was back in business at Trentham on Sunday riding winners. The effervescent fourty-five-year-old...
Hold The Press

Hold The Press a headline act at Trentham

Progressive three-year-old Hold The Press maintained her unbeaten raceday record with a slick front-running performance at Trentham on Sunday. In the hands of runaway Jockeys’...