Tag: 'Murray Baker'

Masetto

Thorndon focus for Te Rapa triallers

The Stephen Marsh-trained Masetto prepared for a tilt at the Group 1 Thorndon Mile (1600m) by winning a high-quality 1200m trial at Te Rapa on...
Aegon

Te Rapa trial to determine next steps for Baker and Forsman pair

A 1200m open trial before racing commences at Te Rapa this Wednesday will play a pivotal role in the next steps for two of the...
White Noise

White Noise confirms Derby credentials

Promising three-year-old White Noise had a class edge on his rivals when landing Sunday’s Listed Te Akau Gingernuts Salver (2100m) at Ellerslie, confirming his status...
White Noise

Derby contenders ready to make noise at Ellerslie

The potency of Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman’s contingent for this year’s Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie will become clearer after...
Marroni

Grylls provides Baker with notable milestone at Awapuni

Visiting Matamata rider Craig Grylls had a day to remember on Saturday when he took out the two feature races on the card at Awapuni,...
Leith Innes

Eager Innes back on winning trail

Leith Innes is back into the swing of riding from a temporary new base and is looking forward to making up for lost time. He...
Mustang Valley

Mustang Valley on song for Guineas

Mustang Valley is at the top of her game for her Group One test at Riccarton on Saturday with connections hoping for a final piece...
The Chosen One

The Chosen One ready for famous Flemington two-miler

Securing an ideal inside barrier draw has put the final piece in the puzzle for the Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained The Chosen One ahead...
Frontman

Frontman back on top at Tauranga

Promising galloper Frontman cast aside a disappointing run at his last start when he showed his true class with an outstanding victory at Tauranga in...
Sweet Clementine

Tauranga and Rosehill focus for Collett

Richard Collett has two strong winning chances at Tauranga, including Sweet Clementine in the feature event on the card, and he will also be keeping...
Aegon

Stable praying for luck in Golden Eagle

Aegon’s co-trainer and part-owner Andrew Forsman can only hope Lady Luck will be riding on jockey Jason Collett’s shoulder in their quest for a share...
Quick Thinker

Wet forecast leads to Caulfield Cup tilt for Quick Thinker

Connections of the Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Quick Thinker were praying for a wet forecast ahead of the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on...
The Chosen One

The Chosen One on target for third Caulfield Cup tilt

A barnstorming finish for second behind Delphi in Saturday’s Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) at Caulfield indicated the Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained The...
Samarkand

Baker and Forsman throw in dual entry for Victoria Derby

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have set their sights on another Derby triumph in Australia. In the past 11 years, the stable has...
Samarkand

Samarkand showcases staying talent

Murray Baker knows he’s got a good three-year-old staying prospect in Samarkand, an outstanding winner at Tauranga on Sunday. What he doesn’t know is what...
Wessex

Wessex too strong on debut at Matamata

Trainer Andrew Forsman put aside the disappointment of having to scratch pre-post favourite Francesca from the feature race at Awapuni on Saturday when he and...
The Chosen One

Baker pleased with Underwood hope

Quality stayer The Chosen One takes the next step in his build-up towards the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, when he tackles the Group 1 Underwood...
Frontman

Frontman a leading light at Hawke’s Bay

A week ago, the chances of talented four-year-old Frontman contesting the Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings looked slim, but a host of contributing...
Frontman

Frontman provides Baker with perfect anniversary gift

Trainer Murray Baker got to celebrate a special personal milestone with a victory at Te Rapa on Saturday when lightly raced four-year-old Frontman made a...
Leith Innes

Innes anxious for return to racing

Auckland’s extended lockdown has proved especially frustrating for leading jockey Leith Innes, who can look but can’t touch with nearly everything he wants to participate...
Francesca

Black type goals for Francesca

Lightly raced four-year-old Francesca made a winning start to her spring campaign at Te Rapa on Saturday, as she sets out on a preparation aimed...
The Chosen One

Feehan first-up for The Chosen One

Quality stayer The Chosen One will kick off his Cups campaign when he contests the Group 2 Feehan Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday....
Aegon

Memsie favoured for Aegon

Connections of high-class four-year-old Aegon are favouring a start in the AUD$1 million Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday week as the kick-off point...
Leith Innes

Innes keen on what the new season holds

Leith Innes may be a senior statesman of the northern jockeys’ room, but he hasn’t lost his enthusiasm for what lies ahead on the feature...
Mustang Valley

Mustang Valley provides sire with first winner

Promising two-year-old Mustang Valley justified some heavy support from punters when she cruised to victory over 1200m at Te Rapa on Saturday. The Murray Baker...