Tag: 'New Zealand Cup'

Dream start beckons new alliance at Ellerslie

Shaune Ritchie is bullish about kicking off a new association on a top note at Ellerslie on Saturday when Tycoon Prince makes his debut.

Waisake warming up for favourite carnival

The well-performed Waisake will take a big step towards his sixth Wellington Cup Carnival with a run in Saturday’s Majestic Horse Floats at Trentham.

Mahrajaan brings Ritchie’s Cup plan to fruition

Shaun Ritchie & Colm Murray and Sam Weatherley have combined with Mahrajaan to take out the Group 3 New Zealand Cup at Riccarton.

Marsh expects Nest Egg to shine in New Zealand Cup

Nest Egg’s trainer Stephen Marsh has more confidence than most that his runner’s stamina will shine through at Riccarton on Saturday.

Stephen Marsh looking to open Carnival on winning note

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh is hoping to hit the ground running as New Zealand Cup Week kicks off in Christchurch this weekend.

Eulogy Show impresses at Riccarton

Eulogy Show has enhanced her prospects of getting a start in the Group 3 New Zealand Cup (3200m) next month with an unflinching effort at...

Proserve to chase Stakes success after Ashburton triumph

Stakes targets such as the Group 3 New Zealand Cup are looming for Proserve following his win at Ashburton on Monday afternoon.

Northlanders play starring role at Tauranga

The Northlanders came to town at Tauranga on Saturday and played a starring role, headed by a quinella for Ruakaka trainer Chris Gibbs.

Double Cup delight for Myers

Kevin Myers’ stable successfully defended its crown in the Group 3 New Zealand Cup (3200m) with rising staying star Aljay prevailing in a driving finish...

New Zealand Cup Day at Riccarton abandoned

One of the biggest days on the New Zealand domestic racing calendar, New Zealand Cup Day at Riccarton, was abandoned after race three on Saturday...

Better weather a relief for Ritchie

Shaune Ritchie is glad at what looks like a long-overdue break in the weather as he puts two of his three-year-olds on trial for Riccarton...
Sharp ‘N’ Smart

Sharp ‘N’ Smart chasing Spring Champion glory

Graeme Rogerson is setting Sharp ‘N’ Smart the task of joining an exclusive four-horse club. Since the inaugural Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) in...
Sherwood Forest

Farm labour has Derby winner primed for new campaign

Six weeks of farm work has Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) winner Sherwood Forest in good fettle for a spring preparation, according to his...

Coupland’s target for Burnvue

Lance Robinson has big plans at the Riccarton November carnival for Saturday’s New Zealand Cup Trial (1800m) winner Burnvue, but not for the Group 3...

Cup Week path commences for Robinson runners

A rematch between stablemates Live Drama and Khimar War may be put on ice for the time being. The pair finished first and second respectively...
Choisia Prince

Choisia Prince shoots for Riccarton polytrack double

A fitter Choisia Prince will spearhead a trio of Riccarton all-weather track runners for Fraser Auret on Thursday as the trainer continues to broaden his...
The Cossack

Clash of the titans at Hastings

This weekend is brewing to be an exciting one for jumps fans, with top-class hurdlers The Cossack and Dr Hank going head-to-head in the Te...
Prince Leo

Chance to press claims for Australian venture

Talented winter stayer Prince Leo will have an opportunity at Trentham on Saturday to prove himself worthy of joining his half-brother in Australia. The five-year-old...
Rising Storm

Rising Storm provides tonic for Bishara

Despite feeling completely drained of energy after his day at the races at Pukekohe on Saturday, Nick Bishara had a broad smile on his face...
Sarah Macnab

Injured Macnab upbeat with big day looming

Multiple Group winning jockey Sarah Macnab is counting herself fortunate, despite suffering serious injuries in a race fall at Trentham. Macnab hit the turf in...
Lincoln King

Lincoln King heads Wellington Cup quinella for Marsh

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh registered a notable milestone when he saddled the quinella in the Group 3 NZ Campus of Innovation & Sport Wellington Cup...

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...