Tag: 'Tauranga Stakes'

Justaskme

Justaskme takes Tauranga feature

A patient ride by Sam O’Malley proved the key to victory as Taranaki visitor Justaskme stormed clear to win the Group 2 Gartshore Tauranga Stakes...
Tavi Mac

Sharrock’s little battler on a Group One path

Allan Sharrock is full of admiration for his pint-sized equine prize fighter Tavi Mac, who continues to punch well above his weight as he heads...
Vigor Winner

Captain Cook tilt in the offing for Vigor Winner

A Group One target is in the offing for Vigor Winner if he performs up to expectations in the Group 2 Gartshore Tauranga Stakes (1600m)...
Mustang Valley

Mustang Valley on song for Guineas

Mustang Valley is at the top of her game for her Group One test at Riccarton on Saturday with connections hoping for a final piece...
Tavi Mac

Heavyweight test for Tavi Mac

You would be forgiven for thinking Tavi Mac had found himself in a Highweight at Awapuni on Saturday. The son of Tavistock has been lumbered...
Vernanme

Vernanme back to his best in Matamata Cup

Topweight Vernanme proved too tough for his rivals when he produced a gritty effort to take out Saturday’s Listed Team Wealleans Matamata Cup (1600m). The...
Vinnie Colgan

Winning Tauranga treble for revitalised Colgan

Six months after undergoing surgery to correct a painful issue with his neck, jockey Vinnie Colgan is back and firing on all cylinders. Established as...
Concert Hall

Concert Hall caps superb week for Cambridge pair

The Roger James and Robert Wellwood stable capped off a superb week when classy mare Concert Hall captured the Group 2 Gartshore Tauranga Stakes (1600m)...
Supera

Supera dominant in Tauranga feature

Progressive mare Supera overcame a wide run in transit throughout to dominate her rivals in the closing stages of the Group 2 Gartshore Tauranga Stakes...
Supera

Supera favoured for Tauranga feature

Supera will use Saturday’s Group 2 Gartshore Tauranga Stakes (1600m) as a dress rehearsal for a return to Group 1 racing. The Sir Peter Vela-bred...
Ocean Emperor wins

The story behind Ocean Emperor’s Tauranga Stakes victory

A phone call from the National Racing Bureau in the early hours of Saturday morning delivered an unexpected reward for Cambridge jockey Lynsey Satherley. The...
Ocean Emperor wins

Ocean Emperor goes back-to-back in the Tauranga Stakes

To quote famous baseballer Yogi Berra, it was “déjà vu’ all over again” at Tauranga on Saturday when classy customer Ocean Emperor defended his Group...