Tag: 'NZ Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes'

Pearl Of Alsace

Pearl Of Alsace on the hunt for Group 1 success

Shaune Ritchie and Colm Murray have always had plenty of time for Pearl Of Alsace and they are hoping she can fulfil her Group One...

Belclare set for tilt at Breeders’ Stakes history

Belclare will attempt a rare feat when she heads to Ellerslie to defend her title in Saturday’s Group 1 New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m).
Mustang Valley

Mustang Valley on the hunt for more Group 1 success

Mustang Valley will be out to prove her class when attempting a first Group One title on Good track conditions on Saturday at Ellerslie.
Town Cryer

Town Cryer chasing Ellerslie Group 1 success

Quality mare Town Cryer performed with distinction in her first appearance at Ellerslie and Roydon Bergerson has every reason to expect another bold showing.

Mustang Valley returns home to Group One target

The Andrew Forsman-trained Mustang Valley was on a plane back to New Zealand on Sunday after an excellent run for fifth in the Doncaster Mile.

Trelawney celebrate successful season

The 2021-22 racing season provided Trelawney Stud with some standout performances. Brent and Cherry Taylor’s racing team focusses on quality rather than quantity and the...
Miss Tycoon Rose

Pitman elects for home features with classy mare

Michael Pitman won’t be bringing his classy mare Miss Tycoon Rose north for the rescheduled Group 1 Rydges Wellington Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) at Te...
Coventina Bay

Coventina Bay basking in the Sunshine State

Group One performer Coventina Bay made the best possible start to her Queensland campaign on Tuesday. Under regular rider Samantha Collett, she won her 1200m...
Coventina Bay

Venue change ideal for Coventina Bay

The abandonment of Te Aroha’s Group One meeting last Saturday could be a blessing in disguise for Coventina Bay. The Taranaki mare was set to...
Samantha Collett

Collett elects for Levante in Group One

It was an agonising decision for jockey Samantha Collett in selecting her mount for the Group 1 Fiber Fresh NZ Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at...
Coventina Bay

Potential wet conditions a concern for exciting mare

What initially proved to be a massive headache for Robbie Patterson has proven to be one of the highlights of his training career. Exciting mare...

Avantage aiming for ninth Group One

While an Australian campaign is enticing for the connections of Avantage, Te Akau principal David Ellis and trainer Jamie Richards have elected to keep the...

Group 1 option for Levante

Group 1 performed mare Supera may be joined in next month’s Group 1 Fiber Fresh NZ Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Te Aroha by emerging...

Exciting Levante ready for Guineas

Unbeaten three-year-old filly Levante will tackle Group company for the first time on Saturday when she contests the Group 2 carfinance.co.nz Wellington Guineas (1400m) at...
Etah James

Lupton’s last hurrah in Auckland Cup

Mark Lupton’s New Zealand training career could end in a blaze of glory at Ellerslie on Saturday. The Matamata-based horseman will saddle up Etah James,...

Yearn thriving ahead of local assignment

High-class mare Yearn will contest Saturday’s Lisa Chittick Plate (1400m) at Matamata and trainer Karen Fursdon is confident of another bold performance. The last-start Group...
Volpe Veloce

Group 1 farewell for Volpe Veloce

Volpe Veloce gave trainer Graham Richardson one of his biggest moments in racing when she won the Group 1 Railway (1200m) two years ago and...