Tag: 'stephen autridge'

Alabama Gold

Autridge in search of more Karaka Gold

Stephen Autridge has twice celebrated victories in New Zealand’s richest juvenile event and will on Saturday be bidding to halt the run of his former...
Karalino

Karalino bags fortuitous Group success

Five-year-old mare Karalino landed the Group 3 Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) for trainers Stephen Autridge and Kris Shailer in a dramatic finish to...
Aris Aris

Valachi fillies on trial for 1000 Guineas

A pair of Stephen Autridge and Kris Shailer-trained three-year-old fillies will this weekend aim to enhance their chances of making the trip south for November’s...
Cincoro

Savabeel filly all business at Wanganui

If co-trainer Stephen Autridge could use just one word to sum up his two-year-old filly Cincoro then that word would be professional. The Savabeel youngster,...
Bridget Grylls

Bridget Grylls back in New Zealand

Jockey Bridget Grylls has returned from a foray to Victoria and is sure to be a welcome addition to the New Zealand riding ranks. The...
Needle And Thread

Needle And Thread hoping Oaks rivals get the stitch

Stephen Autridge and Kris Shailer head into Saturday’s Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) confident in the staying ability of their...
Gareth Downey

Business model change for Valachi Downs

Matamata thoroughbred nursery Valachi Downs is set to return to a boutique breeding and racing operation following a number of years of growth and business...
Lily’s Lady

Lily out to prove Oaks candidacy

Well-related filly Lily’s Lady contests Saturday’s Listed Fasttrack Insurance Oaks Prelude (1800m) at New Plymouth and trainers Stephen Autridge and Kris Shailer are hopeful the...
Needle And Thread

Threading a path to the Oaks

Needle And Thread had her crowning glory at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day when taking out the Group 2 Royal Stakes (2000m) and now trainers...
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...