Tag: 'New Zealand Derby'

Trelawney Stud

Sydney off the agenda for Trelawney

Sydney was set to be a major focus point in the coming months for Trelawney Stud’s Brent and Cherry Taylor, however, their attention has swiftly...

Michael Walker wins NZ Derby for Pike

Melbourne-based Michael Walker has made a quick trip to his homeland to win the New Zealand Derby on the Tony Pike-trained Sherwood Forest.
Loire

Classic contenders step out for Pike

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike will unleash a pair of classic contenders this week with Group 1 winning filly Loire set to contest the Group 2...
Two Illicit

Colgan full of praise for leading Derby hopes

Vinnie Colgan is happy not to have to make the call between the rides on Two Illicit and Dragon Leap going into the Group 1...
Vladivostok

Campbell to provide triple threat in Derby

A comprehensive victory against the older horses at Ellerslie on Saturday is likely to result in three-year-old Vladivostok taking his place in the Group 1...
Dragon Leap

Waddell confirmed for Dragon Leap in Derby

In-form jockey Jason Waddell has been confirmed as the rider for Dragon Leap in the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on...
Dragon Leap

Dragon leaps into NZ and Australian Derbys

Dragon Leap has reignited his New Zealand Derby campaign and put himself in contention for the Australian equivalent with victory at Ellerslie.
Scorpz

Scorpz preparing well as Marsh seeks to extend Derby reign

Stephen Marsh has Group 3 winner Scorpz just where he wants him for this month’s Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie. Marsh...
Two Illicit

Derby tilt confirmed for Two Illicit

Exciting three-year-old filly Two Illicit will contest the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie later this month after pulling up well from...
Dragon Leap

Dragon leaps back to health

Smart three-year-old Dragon Leap will contest Saturday’s Group 2 Jamieson Park Avondale Guineas (2100m) at Ellerslie after overcoming a minor hiccup which prevented him from...
Two Illicit

Stellar year for Trelawney continues

It may only be February but Brent and Cherry Taylor of Trelawney Stud have already had a year to remember. Trelawney Stud recorded great returns...
Two Illicit

Colgan keen on Derby number seven

When the winningest jockey in New Zealand Derby history says he believes he can add another victory in Ellerslie’s blue riband three-year-old classic then it...
Two Illicit

Two Illicit demolishes rivals in Waikato Guineas

The Roger James and Robert Wellwood-trained Two Illicit announced herself as a serious Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) contender when she simply blew...
Dragon Leap

Elevated temperature grounds Dragon Leap

An elevated temperature has forced the scratching of current Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) favourite Dragon Leap from today’s Group 2 Legacy Lodge...
Dragon Leap

Dragon ready to fire for Guineas

Winning Saturday’s Group 2 Legacy Lodge Waikato Guineas isn’t a critical element of Dragon Leap’s campaign, according to Matamata trainer Lance O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan, who trains...
Pimlico

Campbell holds strong Derby hand

Not many trainers can say half of their racing team are Derby contenders, but that’s the case for Andrew Campbell. The Cambridge conditioner still has...
Travelling Light

Foote keen on Waikato Guineas for star filly

Ben Foote is keen to stick to the plan with his top filly Travelling Light and resist the temptation of another Group 1 mission this...
Reggiewood

Reggiewood a bright young talent for Derby King

Under the watchful eye of a trainer dubbed the ‘Derby King’, up-and-comer Reggiewood has emerged as an exciting contender for the Group 1 Vodafone New...
Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest on target for Derby

A gritty victory over the older horses at Te Aroha last Friday in his first attempt beyond 1600m has Cambridge trainer Tony Pike convinced Sherwood...
Pimlico

Three Karaka Millions hopefuls for Campbell

Cambridge trainer Andrew Campbell will be chasing Karaka Million riches at Ellerslie on Saturday with three runners. “We have had a couple of bad years...
Reggiewood

Reggiewood impressive at Rotorua

Promising three-year-old galloper Reggiewood put himself into Classic calculations after his win in the MacMillan Accountants 1950 at Rotorua on Wednesday. Reggiewood was backed into...
Dragon Leap

Wexford 3YO leaps into Derby contention

Talented three-year-old Dragon Leap stamped his Derby credentials with his winning effort in the Group 2 Jamieson Park Auckland Guineas (1600m) at Ellerslie on Wednesday....
Preakness

Eclipse pair out to continue Campbell’s run

Unbeaten two-year-olds Preakness and Trident will try to continue a golden week for trainer Andrew Campbell when they line up in the Group 2 Barneswood...
Not Usual Litening

Baker set to raise the bar with impressive Te Rapa maiden winner

A comfortable maiden victory by Not Usual Litening at Te Rapa on Saturday has co-trainer Murray Baker looking at stepping his charge up to a...
Dragon Leap

Dragon Leap continues down Derby trail

Lance O’Sullivan has gone close to winning the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) in his time training, five-times producing three-year-olds to finish in...