Tag: 'Te Rapa'

Te Akau gelding ready to ascend another Guineas throne

Ascend The Throne scored his first stakes win in the Waikato Guineas at Te Rapa, and he will look for a second Guineas victory when...

Bonny Lass heads to King’s Plate

Newly-crowned Group 1 winner Bonny Lass will continue her campaign in New Zealand after the mare’s Group 1 BCD Group Sprint (1400m) triumph last Saturday.

Molly back in full Bloom for breeder

After claiming multiple Group victories in New Zealand, Molly Bloom will head over to Australia to chase more Group 1 glory and black type.
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Pike fillies show class in Te Rapa features

Tony Pike’s classy pair of Harlow Rocks and Vera Rose put their hands up for loftier targets after playing the bridesmaid role at Te Rapa...

Legarto proves too classy in Herbie Dyke Stakes

Ken and Bev Kelso have long believed Legarto had the potential to excel over 2000m, and their stable star proved them right in the Group...

Skyman chasing maiden NZ win in Group 1 company

Skyman will be aiming to record his first New Zealand win when he heads to Te Rapa on Saturday to contest the Group 1 Herbie...

Mary Shan hunting Te Rapa Group 2 success

Andrew Forsman is hoping the step-up to 2000m in Saturday’s Group 2 David and Karyn Ellis Fillies’ Classic at Te Rapa will aid Mary Shan's...

Weatherley’s with two-pronged attack in Herbie Dyke Stakes

The Weatherley's have been well-represented in stakes events this season and that trend will continue at Te Rapa with a trio of feature race contenders.

Waitak looking to complete rare Group 1 sprint double

After being nothing short of spectacular in the Group 1 Railway, emerging sprinter Waitak will hunt a Group One double in Saturday’s BCD Group Sprint.

Habana deserving of another tilt at Group 1 glory

Habana turned in a below-par effort at his most recent outing and Lance Noble is understandably prepared to give the five-year-old the benefit of the...

Sudbina primed for Fillies’ Classic challenge

Kingsclere Stables couldn’t have won last year’s David & Karyn Ellis Fillies’ Classic more convincingly, have a chance to go back-to-back with Sudbina.

Awapuni mare chasing Grand target at Te Rapa

Progressive Awapuni mare La Bella Grande will make the journey north to Te Rapa on Wednesday with a potentially lucrative goal in mind.

Cambridge trainers chasing another 3YO feature

The good times are rolling for Roger James and Robert Wellwood and further feature race success beckons the duo at Te Rapa on Wednesday.

Asterix set for Te Rapa return

Christmas has come early for Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott with the exciting return of Asterix headlining their team on Saturday at Te Rapa.

Ocean Billy set to resume at Te Rapa

Following a frustrating couple of years, the tide is turning for Ocean Billy and the son of Ocean Park is set to resume racing at...

Opie Bosson registers 2000th winner in New Zealand

George Simon summed up what many were thinking at the finish of the opener at Te Rapa when he uttered the well-known catch cry ‘there’s...

Pendragon runs rivals ragged at Te Rapa

Underrated three-year-old Pendragon upset the Te Akau Racing party when he downed favourites Tokyo Tycoon and the previously unbeaten Quintessa at Te Rapa.

Campionessa a class above in Cal Isuzu Stakes

A commanding victory in Saturday’s Group 2 Cal Isuzu Stakes (1600m) at Te Rapa completed a rare fillies and mares’ feature double for Campionessa.

Zecora claims Group 3 success at Te Rapa

Zecora made a welcome return to the winners’ enclosure at Te Rapa when she stormed home out wide to secure a thrilling victory in the...

Volare out to continue strong run for Williams stable

Peter and Dawn Williams have had an outstanding strike rate over the last few weeks, and they will try to continue their hot form at...

Te Akau well-represented at Te Rapa

Te Akau Racing will hold a strong hand in each of the three stakes races at Te Rapa on Saturday, with four runners set to...

Bosson factor key for Our Alley Cat

Our Alley Cat will have several disadvantages to contend with in the Group 3 J Swap Sprint, but Vicki Prendergast hopes Opie Bosson can even...

Rich mile targets on radar for resuming Wessex

Wessex is in good order to resume at Te Rapa on Saturday, although trainer Andrew Forsman believes the four-year-old will improve as she steps up...

Juvenile chasing special success for connections

Two-year-old Montana Bay will deliver a memorable victory at Te Rapa on Saturday if he can go one better on his previous visit to the...

Dionysus seeking redemption in Waikato Cup

Dionysus will be looking for redemption when he heads to Te Rapa on Saturday to contest the Group 3 Waikato Cup (2400m).