Tag: 'Michael McNab'

Promising filly heads home Marsh quinella

If he was tuned in from his American holiday base on Saturday morning, trainer Stephen Marsh would have been delighted with the result of the...

Pacific Dragon claims Ryder Stakes victory

Smart filly Pacific Dragon rounded out a successful juvenile season with another game performance to take out the final black-type event of the 2021-22 racing...

McNab hoping to add icing to breakthrough season

If Michael McNab can guide Pacific Dragon to victory in Saturday’s Listed Courtesy Ford Ryder Stakes (1200m) at Te Rapa it will be the icing...
Diego Montes de Oca

Diego’s quartet spoils premiership party

As the racing season enters its final six weeks, premiership leading jockeys Michael McNab and Lisa Allpress ventured to Oamaru on Thursday as the big...
Targhee

Targhee scores at Pukekohe

Four-year-old mare Targhee broke maiden ranks second-up off a lengthy spell, when successful in the Dunstan Feeds 1200 at Pukekohe on Wednesday for trainers Michael...
Lisa Allpress

Premiership race not a priority for Allpress

Leading jockey Lisa Allpress said she has simpler goals than winning the jockey premiership, despite a busy schedule that is helping push her closer to...
Westwood

Business as usual for Forsman

Andrew Forsman will be represented by his first runners in his own right on Saturday following a long and successful training partnership with Murray Baker....
Mazzolino

Stablemates signing off in juvenile feature

A pair of highly regarded fillies from Stephen Marsh’s stable will go head-to-head at Te Rapa on Saturday when they chase black type honours to...
Two Illicit

Two Illicit signs off in style at Te Rapa

If Saturday’s Group 2 Travis Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa is to be the last race for class mare Two Illicit then she has signed...
Hoard The Bourbon

Hoard The Bourbon on Queensland Derby path

Trainer Stephen Marsh was delighted with the performance of promising three-year-old Hoard The Bourbon, who took out The Oaks Stud 3YO 1600 at Awapuni on...
Vernanme

Genuine Vernanme deserves winning trick

The ever-reliable Vernanme has gone close to a Group One prize on multiple occasions this preparation and will chase a degree of compensation this weekend...
Imperatriz

In-form McNab not getting ahead of himself

High flying jockey Michael McNab is enjoying his best ever season and remains focussed on the immediate future, rather than becoming too caught up in...
Slipper Island

Promising juvenile could join Pike team in Queensland

A determined win in the opening event at Trentham on Saturday may have secured promising two-year-old Slipper Island a berth in the team that trainer...
Belle En Rouge

Group One double a special result for Richards

Jamie Richards made the penultimate weekend of his current training stint in New Zealand a memorable one when he produced a Group One winning double...
Imperatriz

Dazzling Imperatriz heads Levin Classic sweep for Richards

Jamie Richards’ relentless dominance of New Zealand racing keeps rolling on into his final few weeks on these shores, saddling all of the first four...
Leaderboard

Leaderboard too tough in St Leger

Enigmatic performer Leaderboard put his best foot forward when he produced a superior staying effort to take out the Listed Barneswood Farm New Zealand St...
Field Of Gold

Field Of Gold to come of age

Tony Pike feels the time is right to take on older horses at weight-for-age with his top three-year-old Field Of Gold. The Cambridge trainer bypassed...
Dynastic

Te Akau’s youthful juggernaut rolls on to Sistema Stakes

Te Akau has been the all-conquering force in New Zealand juvenile racing for some time and they have another Group One two-year-old title firmly in...
On The Bubbles

Richards claims quinella in Mufhasa Stakes

Jamie Richards assault on the New Zealand black type features this season continued unabated at Ellerslie on Saturday when the Matamata mentor produced the quinella...
Rudyard

Queensland targets in the offing for Rudyard

A Queensland winter campaign could be instore for promising juvenile Rudyard after his impressive debut victory in the MacMillan Accountants 2YO (1215m) at Arawa Park...
Self Obsession

Self Obsession cements Oaks favouritism

The Jamie Richards-trained Self Obsession cemented her place at the top of the Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) market with...
Miss Ella

Third time’s a charm for Miss Ella

It was a case of third time’s a charm for Miss Ella when she was a convincing winner of the Listed Grangewilliam Stud “Derryn” Oaks...
La Crique

Colgan to reunite with Derby Favourite

The irony has not been lost on the connections of La Crique with her imminent reunion with jockey Vinnie Colgan. The veteran hoop rode the...
Self Obsession

Self Obsession proves too tough in Fillies Classic

Giant filly Self Obsession showed she has a heart to match her imposing frame when she triumphed in a torrid finish to the Group 2...
Field Of Gold

Field Of Gold shines in Waikato Guineas

Strapping chestnut Field Of Gold is aiming to emulate his older half-brother Sherwood Forest by winning the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) next...