Tag: 'stephen autridge'

Needle And Thread

Sponsor takes major prize in Royal Stakes

Valachi Downs principal Kevin Hickman picked up the thick end of the prizemoney from the race that he sponsored at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day...
Communique

Mile switch for talented Communique

In-form mare Communique looks one of the better chances in Wednesday’s Group 2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (1600m) at Riccarton, although the daughter of Redwood has...
Kelly Renee

Autridge eyes Cup week gold

Stephen Autridge reckons his team is on track to make owner Kevin Hickman’s New Zealand Cup week a memorable one. Autridge, along with his training...
Communique

New Zealand Cup target for Communique

The colours of Kevin and Joanne Hickman’s Valachi Downs were to the fore at the Riccarton meeting on Saturday, headed by smart mare Communique who...
Kelly Renee

Kelly Renee searching for maiden victory

Group 1 performer Kelly Renee will be looking to secure her maiden victory at Te Rapa on Thursday when she contests the SVS 3YO 1200....
New York Jazz

Bittersweet weekend for Newman

The joy of achieving a winning double at Matamata on Saturday was tempered slightly for apprentice Tegan Newman when she copped a week’s suspension for...
Woodcote Lass

Woodcote Lass begins Stewards journey

Woodcote Lass was part of Stephen Autridge’s team of horses based in Christchurch last spring and a bold performance at Waverley on Friday would assure...
Jamie Richards

Richards’ premiership caps memorable season

Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis has just one word to summarise the 2019/20 season – thrilling. The tangerine and blue army were to the...
Prosperous

Prosperous start to racing career

Trainer Stephen Autridge saddled two runners at Avondale on Wednesday, with Savabeel three-year-old Prosperous making a good impression when winning by five lengths on debut,...
Communique

Exciting season ahead for Autridge

Valachi Downs’ trainer Stephen Autridge welcomed back 30 horses to his Matamata barn last week and he is excited about the future with his young...
Karalino

Three-pronged Oaks tilt for Autridge

Valachi Downs trainer Stephen Autridge will be vying for his first Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) when he lines-up three...
Communique

Walker snares Group 3 on return home

Michael Walker made a successful return to race riding in New Zealand when he guided Communique to victory in the Group 3 McKee Family Sunline...
Laced With Gold

Autridge hunting Riccarton gold

The gold colours of Kevin Hickman will once again be prominent at Riccarton on Saturday. The Valachi Downs principal has four horses entered with private...
Woodcote Lass

Autridge delighted with start to southern mission

A gritty win by promising filly Woodcote Lass at Riccarton on Saturday has kicked off Matamata trainer Stephen Autridge’s southern campaign in the best possible...
Woodcote Lass

Hickman’s gold army strengthening in South Island

Kevin Hickman is already increasing his South Island-based firepower leading into this year’s New Zealand Cup carnival. A group of horses owned by the Valachi...
Kurt

Guineas contenders head Autridge’s spring hopes

Exciting performances at the Te Teko trials on Tuesday have put Matamata trainer Stephen Autridge back on the road towards the 2000 and 1000 Guineas...

Our Abbadean top Travis prospect

More of the same is expected of Our Abbadean at Te Rapa on Saturday. The mare is at the top of her game and another...

Major milestone on emotional day for Stephen Autridge

The Chaser produced a bright moment on the saddest of days when he handed Stephen Autridge with his 1000th training success. While the four-year-old was...

Two year old stars to go head to head in Sires’ Produce Stakes

Sword Of Osman and Avantage will renew their Group One rivalry at Awapuni later this month. The talented two-year-old stablemates are confirmed runners in the...

Our Abbadean ready for black type success

Co-trainer Stephen Autridge believes capable mare Our Abbadean is back to her best and is ready for a black-type assignment. Autridge and training partner Jamie...

Osman puts his rivals to the sword in Sistema Stakes

Sword Of Osman has taken pole position in the race for this season’s champion two-year-old honours. The slick son of Savabeel went to the top...
Melody Belle

Educational outing for Melody Belle

New Zealand Group One winner Melody Belle will be tested against class Godolphin filly Alizee when she races in the Light Fingers Stakes at Randwick.
Griffin

Gingernuts’ little brother Griffin to carry the torch in Avondale Guineas

Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards are hoping history can repeat in Saturday’s Group 2 Avondale Guineas (2100m). The Matamata trainers produced Gingernuts to claim the...
Melody Belle

Melody Belle wins Group 3 Mongolian Khan Trophy

Melody Belle has again produced a faultless performance on the Karaka Million stage. Twelve months ago, the top filly was the headline act when she...
Avantage remains unbeaten

Talented filly Avantage remains unbeaten ahead of Karaka Million

Unbeaten filly Avantage gave her rivals a start and a beating in an impressive performance at Ellerslie on Sunday. The royally bred Fastnet Rock filly...