Tag: 'Te Rapa'

Kajino impressive in Te Rapa victory

Having just his fourth start over hurdles, the Diana Kennedy-trained Kajino put in a perfect jumping performance in the opening event at Te Rapa under...

Track specialist saves best for Te Rapa

If they were giving out awards for toughness then trainer Ray Gavin believes his talented winter galloper Bullybrook would be at the head of the...

Promising filly heads home Marsh quinella

If he was tuned in from his American holiday base on Saturday morning, trainer Stephen Marsh would have been delighted with the result of the...

Persistence pays off with first win for Matthews

If there was a prize for the biggest smile at Te Rapa on Saturday, then fledgling jumps jockey Portia Matthews would be a leading contender...
Jamie Richards

Champion again Richards focused on Hong Kong future

Despite missing the final four months of the season, Jamie Richards will again be crowned New Zealand’s Champion Trainer when the curtain comes down on...

Pike hoping to end season on a high

Tony Pike’s high-performance stable has three further chances on Saturday to cap off another successful season for the Cambridge horseman. Guaranteed to finish third on...

Queensland awaits Moroney-Gerard runners

Group 2 winning filly Pinmedown will be back in action at Te Rapa on Saturday when she contests the Maara Grange Rehabilitation And Fencing Premier...

Matamata trainers hold strong Te Rapa hand

The Matamata training combination of Graham Richardson and Gavin Parker will take a select team of four horses to Te Rapa on Saturday, with all...

Sultan Of Swing has all the right moves at Te Rapa

Hardy galloper Sultan Of Swing capped a somewhat bizarre day at Te Rapa when he took out the Group 3 J Swap Contractors Sprint (1400m)...

Belle Du Nord upsets at Te Rapa

Belle Du Nord upset the applecart when she produced a storming finish to snatch victory in the Group 2 Cal Isuzu Stakes (1600m) at Te...

Stratocaster unfazed by Melbourne trip

Showy grey Stratocaster will head into the Group 3 J Swap Contractors Sprint (1400m) at Te Rapa on Saturday as one of the favoured runners...

Promising pair provide early Te Rapa action

The early action at Sunday’s Te Rapa race-meeting served up a pair of three-year-olds that could well command closer attention over the coming months. Debutant...

Indecision takes out Te Rapa feature

A bold front-running performance saw the Tony Pike-trained Indecision add further valuable black- type to her career record when she scored in the Listed Legacy...

Te Akau Shark sounds ominous warning to spring rivals

Exciting four-year-old Te Akau Shark put his future spring rivals on notice with a stunning return to the racetrack at Hastings today. The showy chestnut...

Big shoes to fill for Julius

Jason Waddel’s high opinion of Julius will be put to the test in the Group 2 Lisa Chittick Foxbridge Plate (1200m) at Te Rapa on...

Saint Emilion nearing return

Group One winner Saint Emilion and stablemate Highlad took positive steps toward a possible return to racing at Te Rapa on Saturday week when trialling...

Underthemoonlight ready for another Foxbridge Plate

Talented Matamata mare Underthemoonlight is on target in an attempt to successfully defend her Group 2 Lisa Chittick Foxbridge Plate (1200m) crown at Te Rapa...
Melody Belle

Taupo gallop furthers Foxbridge preparation

Jamie Richards used a trip to Taupo for a hit-out on Wednesday morning to put top mare Melody Belle on target for her Group Two...
Tarzino trophy

Hale doubles up her Te Rapa interest

Shelley Hale is giving Grant Cooksley the opportunity to get a line on both her stable stars at Te Rapa on Saturday. We look at...
Te Akau Stud

Melody Belle on track for new season

New Zealand Group One winner Melody Belle is on track for the new season after a disappointing three-year-old year.

Plain sailing for stakes contender

Two false starts haven’t interfered with Sol Invictus’ lead-up to his black type debut at Te Rapa. The Haradasun colt will step out in Saturday’s...

Big future predicted for Mike Exciting prospect

Big Mike has provided trainer Craig Phelan with a pleasant dilemma after adding to his burgeoning record with a convincing victory in the last race...

Mihaul’s winning habit continues at Te Rapa

Outstanding prospect Mihaul will head for a break with his unbeaten record intact. The Iffraaj four-year-old closed his campaign in style with his fifth victory...

Stakes trial produces thrilling finish

The Group 3 Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) promises to be a hot three-year-old feature judging by Saturday’s dress rehearsal. Malambo narrowly prevailed in the Seafood...

Te Rapa race the likely goal for Chicane

The Ross McCarroll-trained Chicane has been dual nominated for both Te Rapa and Hastings meetings on Saturday, but her trainer has opted to run his...