Tag: 'Michael Pitman'

Burgie

Burgie crashes Reputabelle’s party in Warstep Stakes

Reputabelle’s bid for a rare clean sweep of the South Island’s autumn three-year-old filly features was impressively thwarted by up-and-comer Burgie in Saturday’s Listed New...
Reputabelle

Star Pitman filly set to enhance her reputation

Reputabelle is in prime order for her bid to become just the third filly to sweep the autumn legs of the South Island filly of...
Reputabelle

Reputabelle continues on winning way

It may not have been the five-length romp of her last start success but leading South Island three-year-old filly Reputabelle was even more impressive as...
Fireglow

Bright future tipped for Fireglow

Fast-improving Riccarton three-year-old Fireglow could be set for some rich targets at next season’s New Zealand Cup carnival. Fireglow scored his second successive victory when...
Michael Pitman

Pitman chuffed with latest milestone

For someone who was once asked if he found his trainer’s licence at the bottom of a Weet-Bix box, Riccarton trainer Michael Pitman has sure...
Reputabelle

Family affinity to the fore with Reputabelle

With a dominant performance at Wingatui by a rising star of the South Island’s three-year-old ranks, Michael and Matthew Pitman have added some black-type glow...
Reputabelle

Pitman fillies out to enhance reputations at Wingatui

Michael and Matthew Pitman will attack Saturday’s Wingatui features in threes. The Riccarton trainers will produce Reputabelle, Roussanne and Show Me Champagne in the Listed...
Miss Tycoon Rose

Stakes hopes look rosy for Team Pitman

Michael and Matthew Pitman hold a strong hand in the main event on their home track program at Riccarton on Saturday with proven stakes performer...
Mackenzie Lad

Triumph to tragedy in Gore Guineas

The connections of highly talented three-year-old Mackenzie Lad went from a stakes-winning high to one of the worst feelings in racing within the space of...
All About Magic

Farming takes precedence over festival race-going

While many New Zealanders are enjoying the entertainment of festive season racing, South Canterbury farming couple Stephanie Rathgen and Grant Midgley have priorities that prevent...
Matthew and Michael Pitman

Pitman counts down to another big day at Kumara

Michael Pitman rarely misses a Kumara Gold Nuggets, and the Riccarton trainer is gearing up for another busy afternoon at the iconic race meeting on...
Miss Tycoon Rose

Pitman elects for home features with classy mare

Michael Pitman won’t be bringing his classy mare Miss Tycoon Rose north for the rescheduled Group 1 Rydges Wellington Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) at Te...
Miss Tycoon Rose

Rose set to bloom in Coupland’s

Four-year-old mare Miss Tycoon Rose is set to peak in Wednesday’s Group 2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (1600m) at Riccarton, with the Michael and Matthew Pitman-trained...
Okay Pal

Pitman team register another milestone

With the gritty win of Okay Pal at Riccarton on Saturday, the Michael and Matthew Pitman training partnership registered another significant milestone. The victory was...
Mackenzie Lad

Guineas goal for Mackenzie Lad

Mackenzie Lad is primed to showcase his Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) credentials when he tackles Saturday’s Group 3...
Polytrack surface at Riccarton

Synthetic trials at Riccarton get thumbs up

The first set of trials was conducted on the newly installed synthetic track at Riccarton on Tuesday, with the new surface receiving the full support...
Miss Tycoon Rose

Miss Tycoon Rose sets special mark for Pitman

A comfortable victory by Miss Tycoon Rose at Riccarton on Saturday provided co-trainer Michael Pitman with more than the usual satisfaction of a job well...
Michael Pitman

Pitman sets sights on special milestone

The return of Riccarton’s Grand National Carnival is music to the ears of Michael Pitman, who hopes the three-day meeting on his home track will...
Tappy’s One

Tappy’s One continues winning streak with Oamaru Cup victory

Underrated winter galloper Tappy’s One cemented his claim to being the most improved horse in commission in the South Island at present with a gritty...
Our Boy Ritchie

Leading South Island trainer title up for grabs at Oamaru

Riverton trainer Kelvin Tyler has a team of up to ten runners primed for the last South Island race meeting of the current season next...
Rosie Glow

Riccarton next as Tyler bandwagon marches on

Kelvin Tyler isn’t sure whether he has the horsepower to deny Riccarton trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman of their fifth straight South Island trainers’ premiership...
Kelvin Tyler

King of the South marches on

While there are still a couple of months to go this season, Kelvin Tyler has already comfortably retained his crown as Southland’s top trainer. The...
Enzo’s Lad

Pitman reflects on career of grand campaigner Enzo’s Lad

Dual Group One winner Enzo’s Lad has been retired after trailing the field home in the Listed Daphne Bannan Memorial Great Easter Stakes (1400m) at...
Miss Tycoon Rose

Australian campaign in the offing for exciting three-year-old

A trip across the Tasman is in the offing for talented filly Miss Tycoon Rose if she performs well in the Group 3 Inglis Sales...
Whale Song

Whale Song comes of age with Easter Cup victory

Promising galloper Whale Song got the big win he had hinted was coming when he dashed home along the inner to take out the Listed...