Tag: 'New Zealand Derby'


Orchestral heads to paddock after top campaign

Orchestral has returned to New Zealand after a sensational campaign, which culminated in a bold effort for third in the Group 1 Australian Oaks at...

Orchestral out to continue Oaks legacy at Randwick

Orchestral will aim to follow in the footsteps of some of New Zealand’s greatest fillies when she contests Saturday’s Group 1 Australian Oaks at Randwick.

Orchestral to follow a successful stable path

Glamour filly Orchestral will defend an elite level title won by a former star stablemate when she makes her Australian debut later this month.

Extraordinary Orchestral makes Derby history for James

Orchestral has dominated her rivals in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby to give her trainer Roger James his record breaking sixth victory in the...
NZ Derby contender Interlinked

Busuttin & Young looking to go one better in New Zealand Derby

Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young are looking to cause an upset in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) upset with Interlinked.

Orchestral looking to hit right note in New Zealand Derby

Roger James and Robert Wellwood will be chasing Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) success with classy filly Orchestral at Ellerslie on Saturday afternoon.
Renegade Rebel

Simplicity the key to Rebel’s Derby cause

Matamata trainer Cody Cole will be more than happy to let his Group 1 New Zealand Derby contender Renegade Rebel do what he does best...
First Innings

First Innings looking for upset in NZ Derby

Andrew Forsman will be looking to secure his first Group 1 New Zealand Derby in his own right at Ellerslie on Saturday when First Innings...
NZ trainer Tony Pike

Tony Pike chasing New Zealand Derby success

Tony Pike certainly knows how to win a Derby, but the Cambridge trainer is taking a philosophical approach into this year’s edition.

Mark Twain out to strengthen trainers’ carnival claims

Roger James and Robert Wellwood will take a trip to Otaki this weekend to earn them an even greater share of the spotlight during the...
First Innings

First Innings off the mark at Pukekohe

Classic assignments could be in the offing for promising stayer First Innings following his impressive maiden win at Pukekohe on Wednesday.

Orchestral justifies favouritism in Avondale Guineas

SUperstar three-year-old Orchestral treated Ellerslie to a Karaka Millions 3YO encore in Saturday afternoon's Group 2 Avondale Guineas (2100m).

Te Akau gelding ready to ascend another Guineas throne

Ascend The Throne scored his first stakes win in the Waikato Guineas at Te Rapa, and he will look for a second Guineas victory when...
NZ Derby contender Interlinked

Expats hoping to go one better in home Derby

Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young are following a familiar path back to their homeland with Interlinked in the hope of completing unfinished Classic business.

Wheeler playing two roles on Jubilee Day

Long-standing New Plymouth thoroughbred identity John Wheeler will don an extra hat at his local meeting this week to mark a memorable milestone.

Ormsby hoping Lord Weyburn can stamp Derby ticket

The Chad Ormsby-trained Lord Weyburn as his Group 1 New Zealand Derby prospect hinge on his performance at New Plymouth on Saturday.

Cambridge trainers chasing another 3YO feature

The good times are rolling for Roger James and Robert Wellwood and further feature race success beckons the duo at Te Rapa on Wednesday.
Jimmy Choux

New Zealand Derby star Jimmy Shoux euthanised

One of the cult heroes of New Zealand racing has passed away with news coming through that former Gr.1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) winner and...

New Zealand announce lucrative 3YO called The NZB Kiwi

The NZB Kiwi takes centre stage as a major highlight within the newly established 'Champions Day,' boasting over NZ$9 million in total prizemoney.

Forsman tastes further Ellerslie success with Fortunate Son

Ellerslie has been a happy hunting ground for Andrew Forsman is years past, and the Cambridge trainer was thrilled to find success on Sunday with...

Zabmanzor hunting further CD spoils in Levin Classic

Roger James is hoping for a repeat performance from Zabmanzor in the Central Districts, when the colt contests Saturday’s Group 1 Levin Classic (1600m).

Testwin makes strong Derby impression at Hastings

Impressive three-year-old debutant Testwin justified some solid support when he took out the opening event on the card at Hastings on Saturday.

Juvenile chasing special success for connections

Two-year-old Montana Bay will deliver a memorable victory at Te Rapa on Saturday if he can go one better on his previous visit to the...

Wexford three-year-olds shine at Taupo

Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott's three-year-old Geriatrix looks to be another promising type after breaking his maiden impressively at Taupo on Wednesday.

Derby winner on the comeback trail

Former Group 1 New Zealand Derby winner Sherwood Forest made his first public appearance this year at the Foxton trials on Tuesday.