Tag: 'Sistema Stakes'

Mr Maestro

Mr Maestro a highlight in mixed day for Baker-Forsman

As he made his way home from Palmerston North on Sunday morning, trainer Murray Baker was reflecting on some mixed results for his Cambridge stable...
Lickety Split

Lickety Split scores gutsy Group One triumph

Quality two-year-old filly Lickety Split refused to yield to a sustained challenge when narrowly taking out the Group 1 Sistema Stakes (1200m) at Ellerslie on...
Slave To Love

Williams looking to maintain recent momentum at Ellerslie

Trainer Peter Williams is pleased with the success he and wife Dawn have had with their Byerley Park stable in recent weeks and is looking...
Dynastic

Te Akau’s youthful juggernaut rolls on to Sistema Stakes

Te Akau has been the all-conquering force in New Zealand juvenile racing for some time and they have another Group One two-year-old title firmly in...
Sword Of State

Sword Of State triumphs in thrilling match-race

Classy colt Sword Of State displayed all of his fighting qualities when he downed speedy mare Babylon Berlin to win the Group 3 Haunui Farm...
Trav

Impressive son of Almanzor not for sale

Bulls trainer Raymond Connors has posted the not for sale sign on promising juvenile Trav after the son of Almanzor closed too well for his...
Maven Belle

Maven Belle remains unbeaten after stylish Breeders’ Stakes victory

Classy juvenile filly Maven Belle made it three wins from three starts when she swept to a clearcut victory in the feature race at Matamata...
Alabama Gold

Alabama Gold too speedy in Matamata feature

Local runner Alabama Gold broke his maiden status in emphatic fashion when he led from go to whoa to take out the Group 3 Fairview...
Maven Belle

Maven Belle too strong in juvenile feature

Race favourite Maven Belle showed she has a touch of class about her as she eased clear in the final 100m to take out the...
Sword Of State

Sword Of State back with a vengeance at Ellerslie

Talented three-year-old colt Sword Of State shrugged off an indifferent Australian spring campaign to display his true class when he dominated his rivals in the...
Sword Of State

Sword in healthy state

Last season’s outstanding juvenile Sword Of State was back in action at the Cambridge trials on Tuesday, where he finished second under a hold over...
Sword Of State

Sires’ Produce for Sword of State

Leading two-year-old Sword Of State will not run in Saturday’s Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill, but could still play a role in the...
Sword Of State

Bosson puts rivals to the sword in Sistema Stakes

Quality two-year-old Sword Of State and rider Opie Bosson made it a one-horse affair at Ellerslie on Saturday when they blitzed their rivals in the...
Fonsalette

Late Sistema bid for Fonsalette

Group One plans weren’t originally on the cards for Fonsalette this weekend, but that all changed earlier this week when the nominations came out for...
Melody Belle

Richards favours Belle in glamour clash

Bookmakers may be favouring defending champ Avantage in Saturday’s Group 1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie but her trainer Jamie Richards is backing...
Bonny Lass

Group One opportunity knocks for Bonny Lass

Matamata trainer Graham Richardson wasn’t planning to run Bonny Lass in the Group 1 Sistema Stakes (1200m) until he saw the nominations – or rather,...
Tony Be

Underdog tag no concern for Cole

Fresh from giving one Ellerslie Group One race a big shake, Steven Cole is hoping to do so again next weekend. Cole’s three-year-old Iffie Shows...
Ezdara

Group One trial for Drum Major

Promising two-year-old Drum Major will be on trial for a tilt at Group One glory when he lines-up in the HR Jones & Co Ltd...
Sword Of State

Te Akau flyer puts rivals to the sword at Matamata

Trainer Jamie Richards and the Te Akau Racing team entered Saturday’s Group 3 Waikato Stud Slipper (1200m) on their home patch at Matamata with a...
Justacanta

Justacanta gets deserved Ellerslie success

Consistent sprinter Justacanta got his just rewards for some outstanding efforts of late when he closed out a stylish victory in open company over 1200m...
Mozzarella

Northern features beckon promising juvenile

Nick Wigley and Kayla Milnes had an exciting spring with stakes-winning three-year-old Matchmaker, and now promising two-year-old Mozzarella is giving the Rangiora trainers something to...
Magneto

Cole ends wait for second stakes winner with Taranaki triumph

After producing a Group One winner in just his second season of training, young Byerley Park-based conditioner Steven Cole has had an extended wait to...
Magneto

Magneto takes Taranaki two-year-old feature

Promising colt Magneto turned the tables on race rivals Quattro Quinta and Wolfgang when he stormed home along the fence to take out the Group...
Stormy

Favourite delivers in Trentham two-year-old feature

Flashy chestnut colt Stormy repaid the faith of punters who installed him as a $1.50 favourite as he powered to victory in the Group 2...

Kiwi filly follows in footsteps of Sunline

New Zealand filly La Vernazza will make her debut for trainer Jamie Richards in the Group Two Furious Stakes at Randwick.