Tag: 'New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes'

Coventina Bay

Coventina Bay on target for Queensland campaign

Trainer Robbie Patterson is thrilled with how his star mare Coventina Bay has come through her effort to finish runner-up behind Imperatriz in Saturday’s Group...
Opie Bosson

Bosson has sights set on next Group One milestone

Champion jockey Opie Bosson completed a full house of Group One wins in New Zealand when Imperatriz cruised to victory in the Group 1 New...
Imperatriz

Star filly too good for older rivals in Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes

Outstanding three-year-old filly Imperatriz blew her older rivals off the track at Te Rapa on Saturday when she bolted clear to win the Group 1...
Zola Express

Change of plans for Zola Express

Trainer Janelle Millar was aiming Zola Express towards the Group 2 Travis Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa later this month, however, a lack of entrants...
Coventina Bay

Top mare’s trainer oozing with confidence

Robbie Patterson has sounded an ominous warning to rival connections ahead of Saturday’s Group 1 Fiber Fresh New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m). The New...
Dragon Queen

Dragon Queen after Group One crown

Talented Matamata mare Dragon Queen will be given her chance against the best in the country in Saturday’s Group 1 Fiber Fresh New Zealand Thoroughbred...
Two Illicit

Century for James and Wellwood

Having raised the bat for a century, Roger James and Robert Wellwood are looking to build their innings further in black type races in the...
Levante

Levante on target for Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes

A slashing run for second in an open trial held before the first race at Rotorua on Saturday has class mare Levante primed and ready...
Levante

Levante pressing on to Breeders’ Stakes

Levante’s domestic racing season isn’t over just yet with confirmation the high-class mare will be given the opportunity next month to add to her record...
Achieve

Achieve looking to raise the bar in Oaks

Talented staying filly Achieve will be the sole runner for Cambridge trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood this weekend when she contests the Group 1...
Showoroses

Quality mare Showoroses set to bloom again

Improved track conditions on Saturday will greatly enhance the prospects of talented mare Showoroses at Matamata where she will bid to bounce back from a...
Travelling Light

Travis mission for Travelling Light

It’s taken patience and hard work, but Ben Foote believes he’s got Travelling Light back to her best. The four-year-old mare will be among the...
Levante

Spring targets beckon Levante

If Levante is going to become a Group One winner, she’s going to have to wait until she’s a five-year-old. The exciting four-year-old mare ended...
Avantage

Avantage makes it nine Group One wins with Te Rapa triumph

Despite being delayed a week, the Group 1 Fiber Fresh New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) lived up to its billing as one of the...
Avantage

Johnson delighted with Group One pick-up ride

A lot can change in a week and the misfortune of the races being abandoned mid program at Te Aroha has resulted in leading jockey...
Jonathan Riddell

Riddell excited to ride in Group One for great mate

Jonathan Riddell would love nothing more than to ride a Group One winner for his great mate Ben Foote. He will get his chance in...
Bavella

Hit and run Sydney raid for Bavella

The Cambridge Stud colours of Brendan and Jo Lindsay will be in full force on Saturday in Sydney through top-class mare Probabeel in the Group...
Siracusa

Siracusa gets a second chance at Group One glory

A bizarre incident that looked likely to cost progressive mare Siracusa a shot at a Group One title on Saturday may have a happy ending...
Sam Collett

Te Aroha abandoned after race three

The Te Aroha racemeeting on Saturday was abandoned when track conditions were deemed dangerous after the first horse past the post in race three slipped...
Milford

Multi-venue focus for Marsh on Saturday

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh has black-type runners at three venues on Saturday, headed by Milford in the A$2 million Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) at...
Avantage

Richards savouring record-breaking season

Reflecting on what has already become one of the most dominant seasons from a New Zealand stable, champion trainer Jamie Richards said Te Akau Racing...
Amarelinha

Sydney sojourn for Bosson

Star filly Amarelinha has given champion jockey Opie Bosson just the confidence boost he was looking for ahead of a trip to Sydney to partner...
Babylon Berlin

Babylon Berlin ready for stern test at Ellerslie

Speedy three-year-old Babylon Berlin will line up at Ellerslie for the biggest test of her career when she tackles the older horses over 1200m on...
Les Crayeres

Impressive Tauranga winner ready for a break

Promising mare Les Crayeres will head to the spelling paddock off the back of a stylish performance over 1400m at Tauranga on Saturday. The Ken...
Coventina Bay

Coventina Bay takes Cuddle Stakes victory after tough battle

Progressive galloper Coventina Bay delighted her army of fans when taking out the Group 3 Wentwood Grange Cuddle Stakes (1600m) on Saturday, but it was...