Tag: 'New Zealand Derby'

La Crique

Trentham trip to decide filly’s end goal

Gifted filly La Crique will be the mistress of her own destiny and her performance at Trentham on Saturday will determine her major three-year-old target....
Waisake

Waisake primed for Wellington Cup defence

A stirring gallop at New Plymouth has given Allan Sharrock all the reassurance he needs about Waisake’s readiness for back-to-back victories in one of New...
Rapid Falls

Rapid Falls gets deserved reward in Karaka Cup

After a luckless run for second in the Dunstan Feeds Stayers Championship Final (2400m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s day, promising mare Rapid Falls returned...
Stopalltheclocks

Saturday to influence stablemates’ futures

Katrina and Simon Alexander will be on a scouting mission at Trentham on Saturday with progressive stayer Stopalltheclocks, while stablemate Te Toki’s immediate future will...
Wolverine

Wolverine heads Bergerson’s Karaka Million tilt

Multiple Group One winning trainer Roydon Bergerson is looking forward to what could potentially be his most lucrative weekend in racing when he ventures to...
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...
Pareanui Bay

Holiday for Pareanui Bay

Despite a dogged effort when second behind the unbeaten Shamus in Saturday’s Group 2 Wellington Guineas (1600m) at Trentham, the immediate future for promising three-year-old...
Pareanui Bay

Home and away Group options for talented Pareanui Bay

The Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) remains on Pareanui Bay’s radar, although Cambridge trainer Tony Pike does admit to reservations about the Classic...
La Crique

Oaks aspirations for La Crique

La Crique has looked like a speed machine for most of her career but trainers Katrina and Simon Alexander think she could stay an Oaks...
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...
Nest Egg

Nest Egg on Derby path for Bergerson

Local trainer Roydon Bergerson got his day off to the best possible start at Awapuni when talented three-year-old Nest Egg made it back-to-back victories as...
Regazzo

Bosson’s input vital to colt’s future

Champion jockey Opie Bosson will partner Regazzo for the first time at Ellerslie on Sunday and his report card on the promising colt will determine...
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...
Shamus

Derby start for Shamus in the balance

Shamus is well exposed in the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) market and a decision whether he will give trainer Allan Sharrock the...
Pinarello

James eyeing further Derby success

A year ago, Roger James identified a Tavistock juvenile in his barn as the horse that might give him a sixth New Zealand Derby success....
Dark Destroyer

Last-gasp Guineas win for Dark Destroyer

With back-to-back stakes wins including a last-gasp thriller in Saturday’s Group 2 SKYCITY Auckland Guineas (1600m) at Ellerslie, Dark Destroyer is stepping up to fill...
Karman Line

Wexford relying on youth to shine through

Wexford Stables has been going through a rebuilding phase following the loss of a number of proven performers and the Matamata operation is now looking...
Horace

Staying future for Horace

Three-year-old gelding Horace broke maiden ranks in good style on Monday for trainer Chad Ormsby when landing the Premier Horse Transport 1200 at Pukekohe and...
Ima Single Man

Ima Single Man strikes for Cruz as Leung posts Sha Tin treble

Tony Cruz will set Ima Single Man for the Hong Kong Classic Mile (1600m) next month after a superb ride from Matthew Poon enabled the...
Caspar Fownes

Fownes, Hayes take wraps off talented imports at Sha Tin

Caspar Fownes and David Hayes will unveil two potential BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) contenders when highly-credentialled imports Rocket Spade and Helene North Star debut...
Tannahill

Rich Ellerslie feature the aim for Phelan pair

Shaun Phelan has the NZD$1 million Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m) on his mind as he heads into weekend racing. The Cambridge trainer will produce...
Wolverine

Bergerson’s plans for Wolverine in disarray

Trainer Roydon Bergerson has been left angry and bemused by the decision to reprogram the feature events from Saturday’s abandoned Trentham meeting to Te Rapa...
Cherry Lane

Cherry Lane dismantles rivals at Matamata

Like most of the racegoers at Matamata on Saturday, trainer Nick Bishara was concerned about the rain forecast to strike the meeting during the day....
La Crique

Promising filly on Derby path

A bold front running effort that saw her dominate her rivals in the closing stages of a three-year-old 1400m event at Tauranga on Saturday has...
Bruce Marsh

Glowing praise for McDonald from fellow Melbourne Cup-winning jockey

Fifty years after adding his name to the honour roll of Melbourne Cup-winning jockeys, Bruce Marsh has paid the ultimate compliment to the latest New...