Tag: 'Kozzi Asano'

Johnson scores satisfying Pukekohe double

Annabelle Johnson had a day to remember at Pukekohe Park on Sunday, saddling two impressive winners from as many starters.

Sudbina claims Group 3 Desert Gold Stakes

Roger James and Robert Wellwood turned their Wellington Cup Carnival fortunes around with an impressive victory by Sudbina in the Group 3 Desert Gold Stakes.

Sudbina makes strong impression at Hastings

Well-related filly Sudbina took advantage of a step-out of stakes company at Hastings on Saturday, taking an eye-catching victory.

Bedtime Story turning into a dream

Promising filly Bedtime Story is turning into a dream for her connections following a smart win at Hastings on Sunday afternoon.

Pike confident Impendabelle can strike in Guineas

Tony Pike doesn’t have any concerns about Impendabelle’s ability to cope with a step up in trip in Saturday’s Group 1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas...

Talented Ballymore filly scores special victory at Te Aroha

Promising filly Tonia’s Dragon produced a deserved maiden victory in the testing conditions at Te Aroha on Friday, scoring in the Donaghys Pro-Dairy 1180.

Oulaghan claims Waverley Cup with Semper Magico

Mark Oulaghan enjoyed a memorable day on Sunday, with triumphs on the racetrack and recognition at the 2022-23 New Zealand Thoroughbred Horse of the Year...

Dimaggio hits target at Hastings

The connections of Dimaggio are hoping their gelding is in for a big spring following his gritty win in the Hastings on Saturday.

Val Di Zoldo with New Zealand Cup Carnival on radar

A trip to the New Zealand Cup carnival may be on the cards for Group winner Val Di Zoldo following a trial win in trying...

Leedox breaks winless drought

The Andrew Forsman-trained Leedox scored his first win in just over a year when triumphant at Ruakaka on Saturday afternoon.

Finest Wine heading to unknown Cambridge Synthetic track

David Greene as he takes his talented mare, Finest Wine, into uncharted territory with the racing moved to the Cambridge synthetic track due to heavy...

Wessex primed for Tauranga Classic task

Quality filly Wessex will again take on older opposition on Saturday in a bid to add to her black-type record in the Listed Tauranga Classic.

Logan’s Saltcoats dominant in Futurity Stakes

Saltcoats proved too strong for his rivals in the feature race at Pukekohe on Saturday, the Listed Auckland Futurity Stakes (1400m).

Manifique vying for home Cup glory

Regally bred mare Manifique will be seeking to continue her strong run of form when she heads to her home meeting at Awapuni on Friday.

Te Akau dominates Levin Classic again

Te Akau Racing dominated the Levin Classic for the second year in a row at Trentham on Saturday – headed by an off-the-canvas victory by...

Babylon bridesmaid no more

Quality sprinter Babylon Berlin put her recent bridesmaid tag well behind her when she bolted home in the Group 3 Kings Plate (1200m). The Ben...

Asano breaks through at Group One level

After two near-misses, Kozzi Asano is delighted to have broken through for his first victory at racing’s highest level. Asano guided He’s A Doozy to...

Latta gets doozy of a result in Thorndon Mile

Trainer Lisa Latta has always had faith that five-year-old galloper He’s A Doozy had potential and she was proven right in Saturday's Group 1 Thorndon...

Foote looking to move on from narrow Group One miss

Trainer Ben Foote was looking forward to taking his frustrations out on a small white ball just 24 hours after going within a whisker of...

Veteran raises the roof with Cup victory

Hardy veteran Viktor Vegas struck a blow for the older generation when he plowed through the wet underfoot conditions at Te Rapa to blitz his...

Sacred Satono all class in Bonecrusher Stakes

Progressive three-year-old Sacred Satono produced a winning effort that more than honoured the memory of the champion galloper that Saturday’s feature race at Pukekohe was...
He’s A Doozy

Doozy of a ride from Kozzi in Thompson

The Lisa Latta-trained He’s A Doozy ran out an impressive winner of the Group 3 Gee Hickton Funeral Directors Thompson Handicap (1600m) at Trentham on...
Gino Severini

Hastings feature still in the mix for experienced traveller

A quick back-up into the second day of the Hawke’s Bay spring carnival hasn’t been ruled out for the widely travelled Gino Severini. The multiple...

Cleverconversation out to advance Ruakaka record

Course specialist Cleverconversation will take another step at Ruakaka on Saturday toward his season’s goal on a return trip to the Far North later this...

Satisfying return from injury for Tobilicious

Trainer Kelvin Tyler cut a satisfied figure at Riccarton on Saturday after Tobilicious made a return to winning form following twelve months off the scene...