Tag: 'Thorndon Mile'

The Chosen One

Cameron hoping he’s on the right one for Thorndon

Gun jockey Matthew Cameron is hoping all the pieces of the puzzle that is Saturday’s Group 1 Harcourts Thorndon Mile (1600m) at Trentham might have...
Concert Hall

Trainers hoping good times continue to roll

Cambridge trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood are well on their way toward their most successful season since forming a training partnership at the beginning...
Mali Ston

Weatherley hoping his luck holds at Trentham

Sam Weatherley enjoyed his biggest pay day as a jockey at Ellerslie on Saturday and is now looking forward to another potentially rewarding meeting at...
Let’s Say Grace

Classy filly transfers to Moroney’s Flemington barn

Trans-Tasman trainer Michael Moroney has welcomed the arrival of promising Kiwi filly Let’s Say Grace to his Flemington base. The three-year-old daughter of Charm Spirit...
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...
Aegon

Te Rapa trial to determine next steps for Baker and Forsman pair

A 1200m open trial before racing commences at Te Rapa this Wednesday will play a pivotal role in the next steps for two of the...
Bankers Choice

Bankers Choice makes light of tough Trentham task

Exciting galloper Bankers Choice showed he is well on his way to becoming a star of New Zealand racing with a last to first performance...
Coventina Bay

Patterson’s in-form stable set to star again

Robbie Patterson will head to Trentham buoyed by a winning midweek double and even a hefty impost for his star performer Coventina Bay on Saturday...
All Saints’ Eve

Blinkers to bring out best in Group One hope

Stephen Marsh is confident the addition of headgear on All Saints’ Eve at Tauranga on Friday can set the mare on a path to significantly...
Roch ‘N’ Horse

Stablemates due a change of luck at Trentham

Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard will have a trio of black-type contenders in action at Trentham this Saturday with the stable praying for a change...
Pinarello

James eyeing further Derby success

A year ago, Roger James identified a Tavistock juvenile in his barn as the horse that might give him a sixth New Zealand Derby success....
Hasabro

Hasabro soars to first stakes win

A shift to the South Island has worked wonders for Hasabro, who picked up his first black-type win in the Listed Alleviate Administration Hazlett Stakes...
Prise De Fer

Richards can’t fault Group One hope Prise De Fer

Consistent performer Prise De Fer has multiple top-flight placings to his credit and the Jamie Richards-trained representative is in top order for Ellerslie where he...
Roydon Bergerson

Group One rehearsal for Sindacato

Central Districts raider Sindacato is on trial for a Group One assignment when he heads to Ellerslie on Sunday to contest the Stella Artois 1500...
Coventina Bay

Coventina Bay brilliant in fresh-up victory

Taranaki mare Coventina Bay reminded racegoers of her undoubted class when she came from last at the turn to down a small but quality field...
Coventina Bay

New Zealand return for Coventina Bay

Taranaki mare Coventina Bay will make her New Zealand return at Awapuni on Saturday where she will line-up in the Group 2 Carters Manawatu Challenge...
All Saint’s Eve

Homecoming for All Saints’ Eve

Group Three winner All Saints’ Eve had her first hit-out on home soil at Arawa Park on Monday and new trainer Stephen Marsh is excited...
Miss Tycoon Rose

Pitman elects for home features with classy mare

Michael Pitman won’t be bringing his classy mare Miss Tycoon Rose north for the rescheduled Group 1 Rydges Wellington Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) at Te...
Meg Cunneen

Cunneen getting serious about summer features

Meg Cunneen is hoping Sunday’s open sprint at Cromwell can be the launching pad for Group One spoils for her surprise last-start Group 2 Coupland’s...
Just Dance

Just Dance: Like mother, like daughter

Hamilton trainer David Greene is hoping it’s a case of like mother, like daughter with promising three-year-old Just Dance, and early indications are promising. Just...
Sierra Sue

Karaka punt pays off for Lock

Watching a horse he sold go on to win a Group One in Melbourne on Saturday brought mixed emotions for Te Aroha trainer Peter Lock....
Hiflyer

Lock flying high with return of stable star

Most people need an incentive to get out of bed on a cold winter’s morning, and for Te Aroha trainer Peter Lock it has been...
Robbie Patterson

Patterson returning from Queensland expedition

Taranaki horseman Robbie Patterson was pleased with the run of stable star Coventina Bay in Sunday’s Listed Glasshouse Handicap (1400m) at the Sunshine Coast, despite...
Shadows Cast

Shadows Cast back to his best with feature victory

Venerable eight-year-old Shadows Cast turned back the clock as he gave his rivals weight and a beating when taking out the Listed Bramco Granite &...
Deerfield

Brave Deerfield late addition to Herbie Dyke

Multiple Group One performer Deerfield was amongst the late nominations for Saturday’s Group 1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa, with trainer Chrissy Bambry...