Tag: 'Karen Parsons'

Kiwi Ida

Kiwi Ida thriving ahead of Tarzino

Six-year-old mare Kiwi Ida is in fine fettle heading into Saturday’s Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) with the John and Karen Parsons-trained mare staying in...
Five Princes

Spittles looking forward to better things for promising stayer

Promising stayer Five Princes made it three wins from just five starts in his latest campaign when he produced a last-to-first performance to take out...
Kiwi Ida

Kiwi Ida on target for Foxbridge

Group 1 performer Kiwi Ida is set to fly the South Island flag in the Group 2 Valachi Downs Foxbridge Plate (1200m) at Te Rapa...
Delacroix

Southern visitor takes feature chase at Te Rapa

The John and Karen Parsons-trained Delacroix made the long trip north from Balcairns a profitable one when he proved too strong for his rivals over...
Camino Rocoso

Refreshed Parsons ready for racing return

Balcairn trainers John and Karen Parsons were in a more fortunate position than most throughout New Zealand’s month-long lockdown, with the husband and wife training...
Sitarist

Sitarist overcomes scare to feature in big treble for Parsons

After a touch-and-go few days, emerging staying mare Sitarist headed to Wingatui and was part of a super Saturday for trainers John and Karen Parsons...
Killarney

Red letter day for Comignaghi and Parsons team

The combination of John & Karen Parsons and rider Tina Comignaghi completed a clean sweep of the stakes races at Wingatui on Saturday when they...
El Gladiador

El Gladiador all the way in Guineas upset

For the second time in four years, John and Karen Parsons have turned a Gore failure into an upset triumph in the Listed Mediaworks Dunedin...
Kiwi Ida

Group 1 Te Rapa missions for in-form stablemates

Balcairn trainers John and Karen Parsons are hoping their North Island luck holds two-fold at the Te Rapa premier meeting on Saturday week. The North...
Kiwi Ida

Southern mare takes the spoils in Westbury Classic

Outstanding southern mare Kiwi Ida showed northern racegoers a glimpse of her undoubted class when she dashed home to take out the Group 2 Westbury...
Kiwi Ida

Southern raiders set to plunder more northern spoils

John and Karen Parsons are becoming accustomed to plundering northern spoils of late and the Balcairn trainers will attempt to do the same at Ellerslie...
Camino Rocoso

Headstrong southerner too swift in Trentham Stakes

Free-going southern galloper Camino Rocoso led his rivals a merry chase when he dominated proceedings from the front to take out the first of the...
Kiwi Ida

Southern mare springs upset in Awapuni feature

Underrated southern mare Kiwi Ida scored her biggest career victory when she upset the favourites in Saturday’s Group 2 Kamada Park Manawatu Challenge Stakes (1400m)...
Camino Rocoso

Camino Rocoso leads all the way in Cromwell Cup

Enigmatic former North Island galloper Camino Rocoso put his best foot forward on Sunday when he gave a dashing display of front-running to take out...
Karen Parsons

Parsons duo kick-off 3YO campaigns

Balcairn trainers John and Karen Parsons will kick-off the three-year-old campaigns for Touchabeel and Sombra Deamor in the Barneswood Farm Stakes Day 19th October (1250m)...
Sitarist

Parsons surprised by milestone

John and Karen Parsons were caught by surprise with the latest milestone in their training careers. When Sitarist, a Road To Rock mare part-owned by...
Pippi Rea

Pippi Rea’s feat brings back memories

Balcairn trainers John and Karen Parsons stretched their memories back 30 years when Pippi Rea extended his winning streak to five at Riccarton on Saturday....
Waimate Racing Club

Waimate Racing Club farewell home venue

A brilliantly fine day and a huge on-course crowd combined to provide the appropriate farewell to thoroughbred racing at Waimate on Sunday where the Waimate...
Kiwi Ida

Parsons’ hold strong hand at Wingatui

Balcairn trainers John and Karen Parsons are taking a team of ten horses to Friday’s Wingatui meeting, headed by Shezatoucha and Kiwi Ida, who will...
Starvoia & Chris Johnson

Starvoia brings up Ellerslie treble for Chris Johnson

Balcairn trainers John and Karen Parsons may be tempted to test star mare Starvoia against the best after her Listed Allied Security Hazlett Stakes (1200m)...