Tag: 'Taiki Yanagida'

Taiki Yanagida

Yanagida in critical condition following Cambridge fall

Jockey Taiki Yanagida is in intensive care being treated for serious head and spinal injuries following a fall during a race at Cambridge on Wednesday....
Yuto Kumagai

Japanese apprentice encouraged to dream big

Fresh from riding his seventh race winner, Matamata apprentice Yuto Kumagai is aiming high. Kumagai scored his latest victory at Te Rapa on Saturday, guiding...
Legarto

Legarto impresses on debut

Trainers Ken and Bev Kelso could have another star daughter of Proisir on their hands. Two-year-old filly Legarto carries the same colours as her Group...
Germanicus

Germanicus upsets in Flying Stakes

Enigmatic galloper Germanicus was back to his best when he produced an irresistible finish to take out the Listed Bramco Granite & Marble Flying Stakes...
Swords Drawn

Swords Drawn on target for Auckland Cup bid

A narrow but emphatic win in the traditional Group 2 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) lead-up event, the Nathans Memorial (2200m) at Ellerslie on...
Bellatrix Black

Bellatrix Black stuns rivals in Sunline Vase

Lightly raced filly Bellatrix Black () upset the applecart at Ellerslie on Saturday when she stepped up from a maiden victory at Tauranga at her...
Dragon Queen

Third time lucky for Dragon Queen

The third time was the charm for Dragon Queen at Ellerslie’s Karaka Million twilight meeting on Saturday, landing a career-best victory in the Group 2...
Motuman

Japanese apprentice receives high praise after Tauranga victory

When a legend of the New Zealand riding ranks tells you he has seen a ride from a four-kilogram claiming apprentice that would not be...
Oneoutofthebox

Marsh to have strong presence in Dunstan Stayers final

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh will take a strong hand into one of the features at Ellerslie on New Year’s day after producing a winning double...
Solid Impact

Singapore Derby a target for impressive Te Rapa winner

Trainer Catherine Cameron knows that she has limited time left with impressive Te Rapa winner Solid Impact but is keen to make the most of...
Stars ‘N’ Cream

Debutant proves a star at Tauranga

Trainer Rudy Liefting had been expecting a forward showing on debut from his three-year-old filly Stars ‘N’ Cream, but even he wasn’t prepared for what...
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...
Princess Rihanna

Princess Rihanna back to her best at Ellerslie

Consistent performer Princess Rihanna got a just reward on Saturday when she stormed to victory in an open 1100m contest at Ellerslie. The rising seven-year-old...
Tina Again

Tauranga test for Tina Again

Clinton Isdale has put plenty of work into improving Tina Again’s barrier manners, and the Te Awamutu trainer is starting to reap the rewards for...
Kozzi Asano

Asano quickly off the mark in northern stint

Leading South Island apprentice Kozzi Asano wasted no time in registering his first win for Matamata trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott when he guided...
Taiki Yanagida

Apprentice working hard for raceday return

Popular Japanese-born apprentice Taiki Yanagida has been working hard on his fitness as the countdown continues to the resumption of thoroughbred racing in New Zealand....
Go Nicholas

Go Nicholas firms up Group 3 plans

The Shelley Hale-trained Go Nicholas continued his purple patch of form at Ellerslie on Tuesday, winning the Halo Consulting 1600. The son of Danroad jumped...
Go Nicholas

Go Nicholas aiming for three-peat

The Shelley Hale-trained Go Nicholas will be vying to record his third win on-end at Ellerslie on Tuesday when he contests the Halo Consulting 1600....
Sultan Of Swing

Sultan delivers special win

Te Rapa specialist Sultan Of Swing struck again at the Hamilton track on Saturday, providing a poignant result in the U S Navy Flag Foxbridge...
Taiki Yanagida

Yanagida to make raceday return

Promising Waikato apprentice Taiki Yanagida will return to raceday riding at Counties on Thursday after being on the sidelines for a couple of months after...

Big day for Yanagida despite fall

Even being brought down to the earth with a thud in the final event at Ellerslie on Saturday didn’t dampen a memorable day for the...

Ugly duckling streets his rivals at Te Rapa

With a combined winning margin of 23 lengths in his last two runs you could be forgiven for believing trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott...

Mare a beauty on wet tracks

Winter track specialist Sleeping Beauty didn’t let a chance pass her by at Tauranga. She revelled in the heavy going to bounce back to her...