Tag: 'Ruakaka'

Northland Breeders first-up for Lickety Split

Group One winner Lickety Split will begin what her connections hope to be a lucrative spring preparation when she heads to Ruakaka on Saturday. The...

Brosnan scores double at Ruakaka

After a long time between victories, four in quick succession have helped improve things for Matamata trainer Mark Brosnan, but the horse he’s most excited...

Texas set to reward trainer at stakes level

Texas didn’t disgrace himself in strong company as a two-year-old and will be given early black-type opportunities this season to fully realise his stakes potential....

Home track treble for Ruakaka locals

Local trainer Ken Rae and his daughter Krystal Williams-Tuhoro enjoyed another outstanding day on their local Ruakaka track on Saturday where they bagged a winning...

Dragon Leap pleases in Ruakaka return

Quality galloper Dragon Leap showed he was right on track for his upcoming spring stakes assignments with a slashing run for second at Ruakaka on...

Draw trainer’s main concern with debut runner

Brontes Gold will be given his opportunity to carry his encouraging trial form over to race day when he makes his debut at Ruakaka on...

Chevron tipped to cope with unexpected assignment

The in-form Chevron is expected to give another bold home track showing on Saturday, despite an unplanned drop back in distance. The Ruakaka five-year-old has...

Walker hoping the cards fall his way this weekend

Don Walker is looking forward to sending The High Priestess back to the races at Ruakaka this weekend after an injury scare earlier this year....
Imperatriz

Walker not looking too far ahead with quality trio

Mark Walker has tentatively planned two steps ahead with his trio of Group One winners Entriviere, Imperatriz and On The Bubbles. Te Akau’s head trainer...

Ruakaka return for quality 3YO

Quality three-year-old Sword Of Osman will make a return to the racetrack this weekend when he tackles the Group 3 Cambridge Stud Northland Breeders’ Stakes...

Ohceedee turns tables on Aim Smart

The Steven Cole-trained Ohceedee was able to turn the tables on Aim Smart in the Paul Bayes Livestock Mile (1600m) at Hastings on Saturday. The...

Danzdanzdance on track after big first up win

Local galloper Danzdanzdance showed she has come back in fine fettle for her four-year-old campaign with an impressive first-up win on her home track at...

Hello It’s Me all class in Ruakaka opener

Last season’s Group 2 Royal Stakes (2000m) winner Hello It’s Me made a winning start to her spring campaign when she took out the opening...

Verry Elleegant caps top weekend for Bishara

Ardmore trainer Nick Bishara completed a weekend to remember when Verry Elleegant broke her maiden status in emphatic fashion at Ruakaka. The three-year-old Zed filly...
Thornton

Notable Milestone for Thornton

Trudy Thornton ended her most successful season of race riding doing what she does best – winning. The highly talented and hard-working Cambridge horsewoman had...

Trainer has high hopes for Gallagher

Gallagher will open a new campaign at Ruakaka on Saturday with the hope of a return to black type competition in the new season. The...

Fire Jet bids for Ruakaka win

Failing to reach reserve in an online auction might yet prove a blessing for connections of South Auckland galloper Fire Jet. Group 3-placed Tavistock five-year-old...

Ruakaka tune-up for Australia-bound Hiflyer

Te Aroha trainer Peter Lock is looking forward to the return of stable star Hiflyer when he tackles Saturday’s Clansman Motel Bream Bay Bowl (1200m)...
Endowment

Stablemates locked in for Sydney

Ruakaka stablemates Danzdanzdance and Endowment are set to join the party at the Championships in Sydney. Co-trainer Chris Gibbs has confirmed carnival plans for the...
Toorak Tower

Variety key to 4YO’s progress

Sam Logan has been playing mind games with newcomer Toorak Tower. The Cambridge trainer now shares in the ownership with her mother Donna, who is...

Market movers for Ruakaka, Saturday January 6

AFTER the cancellation of Awapuni, Ruakaka is the sole New Zealand race meet for Saturday. Thankfully there’s eight races on the card and the punters...
Ruakaka tips

Ruakaka betting tips and form, Saturday January 6

PUNTERS get an early head-start this Saturday with racing across the Tasman at Ruakaka. The northern meeting hosts one of the best racing surfaces in...
Te Akau Stud

Irish Cream runs into Karaka Million contention at Ruakaka

TE AKAU have unearthed another potential Karaka Million winner to follow in the footsteps of Melody Belle. It was only a year ago when Melody...
Logan runners at Te Rapa

Logan and Gibbs eyeing weight-for-age haul

RUAKAKA trainers Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs are planning to have all the early weight-for-age bases covered, and a pair of familiar runners will be...
Chachar

Pike’s Chachar heading towards black type races

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is expecting Chachar to be keeping good company in the near future. He produced the Thorn Park five-year-old for stylish first-up...