Tag: 'Not An Option'

Tofane

Makybe Diva homecoming for Tofane

Tofane will make a welcome return to her home track of Flemington on Saturday when she contests the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m). The...
Tutukaka

Syndicates paying dividends for Pike supporters

Like most New Zealand trainers, Cambridge horseman Tony Pike is champing at the bit to see thoroughbred racing recommence once the current COVID lockdown restrictions...
Sherwood Forest

Refreshed Pike looking forward to spring

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike was savouring the last few hours of a brief Queenstown getaway on Wednesday before the focus switches to overseeing his team...
Not An Option

Pike plumps for Sunshine Coast option

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is confident he can figure in the thick end of the prizemoney in a Queensland stakes race for the second weekend...
Witsabouthim

Pike ventures north in search of good ground

Tony Pike won’t be surprised if Ruakaka candidate Witsabouthim becomes a cups contender in the next two years. Witsabouthim is nominated for two 1600m events...
Tutukaka

Polytrack adds additional tool to Pike arsenal

Trainer Tony Pike is taking advantage of the new Polytrack surface at his home-base in Cambridge as it enables him to prepare younger members of...
Dawn Parade

Victory parade for Pike at Ellerslie

Promising galloper Dawn Parade showed he will be a force to be reckoned with next season when he downed a handy field of three-year-olds over...
Not An Option

Pike buoyed by positive start to Queensland campaign

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike got his attack on the Queensland Winter carnival off to a good start with exciting three-year-old Not An Option resuming in...
Not An Option

Pike quartet Queensland bound

Tony Pike knows how to make an impact at the Queensland Winter Carnival, having saddled the likes of The Bostonian, Sacred Elixir and Provocative to...
Sherwood Forest

Pike’s Australian hopefuls on show at Hastings

Tony Pike is hoping several of his team can book themselves a trip to Australia when they head to Hastings on Saturday. The Cambridge trainer...

Horse Racing History: This day in Racing 12th January

This day 12th January in horse racing news history From the extensive Horse Betting news archives we present the all the thoroughbred racing action in...
Not An Option

Not An Option on top at Matamata

Well-travelled three-year-old Not An Option reminded punters of his galloping ability when he defeated a small but classy field of rivals over 1400m at Matamata...
Rothfire

What you need to know about the JJ Atkins

A look at the JJ Atkins over 1400m at Eagle Farm, the final Group One race for two-year-olds during the Australian racing season.
Not An Option

Blinkers the option for JJ Atkins hope

The Richard and Michael Freedman training partnership have put blinkers on Not An Option to get him to race closer to the pace in the...
Not An Option

Queensland feature next for Not An Option

After watching runners struggle through the testing track conditions in the first race at Randwick on Saturday Kiwi trainer Tony Pike was relieved the decision...
Not An Option

Queensland an option for Kiwi galloper

A Group 1 assignment in Queensland is in the offing for talented two-year-old Not An Option if he performs well at Randwick on Saturday. Owned...
Tony Pike

Tony Pike still has one Sydney option

New Zealand trainer Tony Pike has put an end to The Bostonian's Sydney autumn but will still have a G1 runner with Not An Option...
Not An Option

All eyes on Not An Option

Not An Option will be carrying the weight of his stable when he contests the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday. The...
Not An Option

Champagne Stakes an Option for classy juvenile

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike was pleased with the efforts of classy juvenile Not An Option after he ran on late to finish third in the...
Sherwood Forest

Technology vital in Sydney preparation

Technology has been a godsend for Tony Pike in preparing his trio of Sydney runners for their Autumn assignments. Not An Option, The Bostonian, and...
Not An Option

Lockdown forces stable switch

Three quality gallopers from the Tony Pike team have transferred to Australian stables in a bid to finish their campaigns in Sydney. Group 1 winners...
The Bostonian

Pike team to transfer

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike has made the call to bring home his Sydney-based staff of Mark Hills and Chris McNab. Pike was campaigning The Bostonian,...
Sherwood Forest

Travel complications for Kiwi raiders

New Zealand-trained gallopers are already enjoying lucrative autumn campaigns in Sydney and Melbourne but the next wave of raiders to Australia face some unique challenges...
The Bostonian

Plan comes together for Pike and The Bostonian

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike cut a satisfied figure on Sunday morning as he reflected on pulling off a successful raid on a Group 1 feature...
The Bostonian

Pike launches Sydney autumn assault

Multiple Group 1-winning sprinter The Bostonian is set to return to action at Randwick on Saturday, kicking off a Sydney autumn carnival campaign for Cambridge...