Tag: 'Sam Spratt'

Midnight Mass

Midnight Mass heads to spelling paddock

Racegoers won’t see any more of the promising Pukekohe three-year-old Midnight Mass this season despite a nice victory for the firm track specialist at Avondale...
Halston

Halston breaks maiden at Matamata

Halston was rewarded for his consistency with his maiden victory in the Matamata Function Centre 1600 on Wednesday. Placed in four of his previous six...
Sam Spratt

Spratt doesn’t want a lot for Christmas

Top jockey Sam Spratt has a simple wish for the next 12 months as she comes back from injury – to be riding at Christmas....
Empress El

Empress El leads the way for Greene’s three-year-old contenders

The David Greene-trained debutant Empress El made the best possible start to her racing career when she downed a handy field of maiden gallopers over...
Treasure State

Youngster digging for Te Rapa treasure

Matamata trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott are in no hurry with promising Trust In A Gust two-year-old Treasure State but that’s not to say...
Pow Wow

Spratt keeps winning run going with Te Rapa victory

The ever-popular northern jockey Sam Spratt kept her recent run of good form going when she produced a heady ride to score aboard the Tony...
Joey’s Gift

Lockdown purchase comes up trumps at Ruakaka

An afternoon watching Australian racing during the first COVID-19 lockdown last year paid a winning dividend for trainer Stephen McKee when three-year-old filly Joey’s Gift...
All About You

All About You impressive on debut

A sparkling win at the Te Rapa trials back in late May indicated that promising three-year-old All About You would be hard to beat when...
Verstappen

Verstappen motors to victory on debut

Royally bred juvenile Verstappen made the perfect start to her racing career when she came from well back to win on debut over 1200m at...
Samantha Spratt

Spratt itching for raceday return following injury break

Getting Sam Spratt to sit still for more than a few minutes is a tough task at the best of times but the bubbly 35-year-old...
Flash Warrior

Wiles puts his faith in Warrior

Dean Wiles is making every post a winner from his new Cambridge base. The former Pukekohe trainer bought a property close to the Cambridge training...
Justamaiz

Local takes out Waikato Cup

Local galloper Justamaiz left no excuses for his rivals as he led all the way to capture the day’s feature staying contest at Te Rapa,...
Its Destinys Child

Its Destinys Child upsets in Counties Bowl

Underrated mare Its Destinys Child upset the apple-cart to provide rider Sam Spratt with a winning black-type double at Pukekohe on Saturday when taking out...
Yearn

Yearn grabs deserved stakes success

Ultra-consistent galloper Yearn finally put it all together in stakes company to record a deserved success at Group level when she took out the Group...
Vigor Winner

Group 1 assignment for Vigor Winner

Vigor Winner may not have got the results his connections were looking for in Australia last season, but the trip across the Tasman has been...
Sam Spratt

Sentimental goal for Spratt in new season

Sam Spratt is not one for setting goals, but she is making an exception in the new season and also has a realistic opportunity to...
Bizzwinkle wins the New Zealand Cup on November 17

Sam Spratt does it again in New Zealand Cup as Bizzwinkle wins

Just twelve months ago rider Sam Spratt was the toast of Riccarton after securing her first New Zealand Cup (3200m) with a daring front-running ride...

Spratt magic works a charm for promising stayer

A copybook display from rider Sam Spratt paved the way for promising stayer Blue Breeze to notch his second career victory when he took out...
Gobstopper

Gobstopper outlasts rivals to win Group 3 New Zealand Cup

GOBSTOPPER has pulled off one of the toughest New Zealand Cup wins in recent history by leading from the outset over the two-mile distance. The...
Hasahalo

Hasahalo returns to form with New Zealand 1000 Guineas upset

THE New Zealand 1000 Guineas has claimed another short-priced favourite with Prom Queen failing to upset winner Hasahalo. All the talk for months leading into...