Tag: 'New Zealand Cup'

Mondorani

Mondorani upsets in New Zealand Cup

It was some Kevin Myers magic at play at Riccarton on Saturday when outsider Mondorani () stormed home down the outskirts of the Riccarton track...
Mr Intelligence

Blatch soaking up the pressure of Cup week

Like any trainer who has a runner engaged in a major race, Nikki Blatch has a few frayed nerves on the eve of what could...
Mr Intelligence

All roads lead to the New Zealand Cup for Mr Intelligence

Topweight Mr Intelligence gave his rivals weight and a beating as he provided the perfect dress rehearsal for next weeks’ Group 3 Martin Collins New...
Southern Ocean

Southern Ocean making waves in southern staying ranks

Everything about Southern Ocean tells Riccarton trainer Terri Rae that he’ll relish 3200m but she says she’ll only really know when he gets to that...
Zed

NZ sires to the fore in Australia

The NZ suffix has featured prominently in Australia this spring, so it’s no surprise a couple of Kiwi stallions are featuring prominently on the Australian...
Beaudz Well

Travel restraints prevented Zed’s Cup double up

Zed may well have had two runners in this year’s Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) had it not been for the current complications of trans-Tasman...
Southern Ocean

Southern Ocean sails to stakes success at Riccarton

Promising South Island stayer Southern Ocean showed he is on target for his tilt at the Group 3 Martin Collins New Zealand Cup (3200m) in...
Eva Chiara

Eva Chiara on Matamata mission

Trainer Stephen Marsh holds a decent hand in the Group 3 Soliloquy Stakes (1400m) at Matamata on Saturday with debut winner Eva Chiara () and...
Irish Excuse

Decision time pending for Irish Excuse connections

Gore trainer Ellis Winsloe says Irish Excuse is at the crossroads of his career, with his performance in the Ray Kean Life Membership 1200 at...
Dee And Gee

Corbett rekindles training passion

It’s taken more than six months, but Timaru horseman Peter Corbett has moved on from personal tragedy and got his training mojo back. Corbett wasn’t...
El Gladiador

Cup trial victory a tonic for Parsons

John and Karen Parsons got a much-needed tonic after a tough week when El Gladiador won the Martin Collins New Zealand Cup Trial (1800m) at...
Penelope Cruise

Staying test for Penelope Cruise

Penelope Cruise will run 1000m further than she has before when she contests the NZB Airfreight Road To Jericho (3210m) at New Plymouth on Saturday,...
Asathought

Staying targets ideal to Vaughan’s way of thinking

Lisa Vaughan will launch Asathought on a path aimed at emulating her big sister when she tackles the feature race at Wingatui on Friday. The...
El Nymph

Elliott living his racing dream

El Nymph is living proof of the old adage never look a gift horse in the mouth. The only problem is that Matamata trainer Nigel...
Charred

Patience paying dividends for Mirabelli

Patience is paying off for Cambridge trainer Paul Mirabelli with his much-improved gelding Charred, and it may lead to a tilt at the Group 3...
Verry Flash

Bishara banking more bucks

Ardmore trainer Nick Bishara knows what it is like to loosen the reins on a stable talent to enable them to reach their full potential....
Kaharau

Jumping future for Kaharau

Emily Farr has finally convinced trainer Kenny Rae into a career change for evergreen stayer Kaharau. The nine-year-old gelding won his 2000m Open Hurdle trial...
Waisake

Waisake collects another Trentham feature

Class prevailed at Trentham on Saturday when last-start Group 3 Wellington Cup (3200m) winner Waisake collected another feature race at the venue with a gritty...
Dragon Storm

Gibbs praying for a storm

Ruakaka trainer Chris Gibbs is welcoming the wet weather forecast ahead of the Group 3 NZ Campus Of Innovation & Sport Wellington Cup (3200m) at...
Dee And Gee

Emotional win for Corbett

It’s been a tough month for trainer Peter Corbett, but some light was put back into his life on Saturday when his pride and joy...
The Good Fight

The Good Fight primed for Marton Cup

Shaune Ritchie is heading into the Listed Japac Homes Marton Cup (2200m) at Awapuni with The Good Fight on Saturday in a buoyant mood. His...
Dragon Storm

Timely success for Northland stable

Success in the Group 3 New Zealand Cup (3200m) with Dragon Storm couldn’t have come at a better time for Ruakaka trainer Chris Gibbs. COVID-19...
Dragon Storm

Dragon Storm takes out thrilling New Zealand Cup

Ruakaka raider Dragon Storm produced the performance of his life when he took out the Group 3 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup (3200m) at Riccarton...
Dragon Storm

Gibbs in search of NZ Cup with promising stayer

Ruakaka trainer Chris Gibbs is hoping a meticulously planned campaign for progressive stayer Dragon Storm will pay dividends at Riccarton on Saturday. The six-year-old gelding...
Robusto

Zed mare ready to shine in New Zealand Cup

Improving staying mare Robusto will be the sole runner for the in-form Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman team at Riccarton this weekend, when she contests...