Tag: 'Tarzino Trophy'

Masetto

Thorndon focus for Te Rapa triallers

The Stephen Marsh-trained Masetto prepared for a tilt at the Group 1 Thorndon Mile (1600m) by winning a high-quality 1200m trial at Te Rapa on...
Gino Severini

Well-deserved break for Gino Severini

As Callsign Mav heads to the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) and Prise de Fer looks toward the Group 1 Livamol Classic (2040m), another of...
Callsign Mav

Cox Plate calling Mav after Windsor Park victory

Hometown hero Callsign Mav booked his ticket for a shot at the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley later this month when he...
Callsign Mav

Callsign Mav in peak order for New Zealand swansong

Hastings trainer John Bary is confident Callsign Mav can make his final race on New Zealand soil a winning one in Saturday’s Group 1 Windsor...
Spring Tide

First mile test for Spring Tide

Foxton trainer Chrissy Bambry isn’t too worried about the prospect of an improved track for Spring Tide for the second leg of the Hastings weight-for-age...
Sarah Macnab

Macnab savours special day in the saddle

Almost exactly three years on from a fall that could have ended her career, jockey Sarah Macnab made an unforgettable start to the 2021 Hawke’s...
Jonathan Riddell

Riddell makes it lucky number 13 in Group One feature

Thirteen may be an unlucky number for some, but for jockey Jonathan Riddell it marks another milestone in an amazing career in the saddle that...
Bellacontte

Rails run aids Bellacontte to land Gold Trail

Rider Sarah Macnab produced a gem of a ride as she guided under-rated filly Bellacontte to a thrilling victory in the Group 3 Hawke’s Bay...
Callsign Mav

Callsign Mav defends Group One title

Gritty local galloper Callsign Mav had to call on all his undoubted talent as he took out his second Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) in...
Avantage

Star mare Avantage retired

Nine-time Group One winner Avantage has been retired from racing after suffering a tendon injury. The Jamie Richards-trained six-year-old was favourite for Saturday’s Group 1...
Frontman

Frontman a leading light at Hawke’s Bay

A week ago, the chances of talented four-year-old Frontman contesting the Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings looked slim, but a host of contributing...
Avantage

Rain the only drawback for heavily armed Richards

This weekend will prove to be one of trainer Jamie Richards’ busiest to date, with 34 horses accepted at Taupo on Friday, Riccarton and Hastings...
Beauden

Domestic targets for Rogerson stars

The chances of high-class galloper Mascarpone venturing across the Tasman this spring are looking highly unlikely, however, Group One performed stablemate Beauden remains an outside...
Spring Tide

Spring Tide coming into Hastings

Spring Tide’s quick rise through the ranks in winter has persuaded Foxton trainer Chrissy Bambry to take an unscheduled crack at Group One company this...
Dragon Leap

Punters take leap of faith

Comeback galloper Dragon Leap returns to the races for only the second time since February 2020 when he contests Saturday’s Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m)...
Callsign Mav

Signs positive for Mav

The John Bary-trained Callsign Mav tuned up for his fresh-up tilt at the Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) with a dominant trial victory at Taupo...
Tutukaka

Derby campaign commences for Tutukaka

Don’t expect Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) candidate Tutukaka to win his seasonal debut at Flemington on Saturday, but he should be making solid ground...
Harlech

Hastings targets beckon Harlech

A return to Group One company is imminent for Harlech after his pleasing return to New Zealand racing at Te Rapa last Saturday. The son...
Ocean Billy

Tarzino in the frame for Cups contender

Melbourne Cup contender Ocean Billy’s storming effort at Te Rapa has convinced trainer Bill Pomare to take on the weight-for-age gallopers again in the Group...
Hiflyer

Lock excited to relaunch stable star’s career

After more than 29 months on the sidelines, Te Aroha trainer Peter Lock’s long wait is finally over and Group One performer Hiflyer is back....
Dawn Parade

Pike eager to see resumption of racing

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is happy to be treading water waiting for the return of racing but his mood might change if New Zealand’s COVID-19-enforced...
Aegon

Memsie favoured for Aegon

Connections of high-class four-year-old Aegon are favouring a start in the AUD$1 million Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday week as the kick-off point...
Harlech

Harlech back at Matamata stable

Talented five-year-old Harlech is back in New Zealand and is preparing for a tilt at the Hawke’s Bay features this spring. Prepared by Michael Moroney...
Jonathan Riddell

Riddell looking forward to spring racing

Two top-class horses are giving leading jockey Jonathan Riddell reason to look forward to an exciting spring of racing. Riddell, who finished 11th in the...
Catalyst

Williams bullish on Catalyst and The Oaks Stud future

Group One winning galloper Catalyst was back in action at the Cambridge trials on Thursday and pleased his connections when finishing a nose second behind...