Tag: 'troy harris'

Savy Yong Blonk

Savy Yong Blonk too crisp in Livamol

A picture-perfect ride by Danielle Johnson ensured quality staying mare Savy Yong Blonk was given every opportunity to succeed at Hastings on Saturday and she...
Bari

Bari impresses with fresh-up victory

Progressive galloper Bari opened his spring campaign in similar style to how he finished off his three-year-old season when he trounced a handy field of...
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...
Melody Belle

Staying test for Melody Belle

Melody Belle, New Zealand’s darling of the turf, will continue her farewell tour in Sydney later this month. Fresh off her history-making win in the...
Melody Belle

Melody Belle sets Group One record at Ellerslie

Champion mare Melody Belle created a piece of New Zealand racing history at Ellerslie on Saturday when she strode to victory in the Group 1...
Troy Harris

Harris excited about Group One duo

Despite being booked for only two rides, Saturday’s Auckland Cup meeting at Ellerslie has the potential to be a special day in the saddle for...
Need I Say More

Te Akau Racing to the fore on Karaka Million racenight

Classy three-year-old Need I Say More made his first run at Ellerslie a winning one when he lumped topweight of 60.5kgs to victory in the...
Star Tsar

Star Tsar on Cups path following Ellerslie victory

Progressive staying prospect Star Tsar staked his claim for a start in the Group 1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) in March with a...
Tavi Mac

Frodo too fast in Group 2 feature

Pocket rocket Tavi Mac, who affectionately carries the moniker Frodo due to his diminutive stature and ungainly build, captured the biggest victory of his burgeoning...
Tavi Mac

Tavi Mac continues to impress

He may be small, but he is mighty. That’s trainer Allan Sharrock’s summation of consistent galloper Tavi Mac after his Listed Courtesy Ford Levin Stakes...
Palamos

Top start for Te Akau at Te Rapa

The Te Akau Racing team made the best possible start to their day when the Jamie Richards-trained Palamos justified some inspired support to take out...
Melody Belle

Melody Belle reigns supreme at Hastings

Superstar race-mare Melody Belle celebrated being named New Zealand Horse of the Year last Sunday evening when she stormed home to take out her twelfth...
Troy Harris

Harris bullish with Melody Belle

No jockey will go into Saturday’s Group 1 Livamol Classic (2040m) at Hastings with more confidence than Melody Belle’s rider Troy Harris. The 32-year-old Matamata...
Melody Belle

Belle a late entry for Livamol Classic

Star mare Melody Belle, who was named New Zealand Horse of the Year for the second year in succession on Sunday night, will be out...
Melody Belle

Group 1 quinella for Richards in Hawke’s Bay feature

In a thrilling finish to the Group 1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m) at Hastings it was the Jamie Richards-trained pair of Melody Belle and Avantage...
Quattro Quinta

Te Akau Racing take first two-year-old race this season

Race favourite Quattro Quinta backed up an impressive trial performance ten days ago when he proved too quick for his rivals over 880m in the...
Divine Dive

Pike and Ormsby combination back in winning groove

Trainer Tony Pike was delighted to pick up a victory with his only runner at Tauranga on Saturday but it was made even more special...
Catalyst

Catalyst overcomes slow start in Group 3

New Zealand's star three-year-old Catalyst has overcome a slow start to win at Ellerslie and confirm his standing as a leading Australian Guineas contender.
Catalyst

Catalyst to step out at trials next week

Top three-year-old Catalyst will make his first public appearance since Group 1 success at Riccarton when he competes at the Matamata trials next week. The...
Double Impact

Hawtin 3YO to make big impact

Te Awamutu trainer Keith Hawtin is delighted with the progress of talented three-year-old Double Impact. The Oaks Stud-owned son of Darci Brahma was an impressive...
Catalyst

Catalyst clinical in 2000 Guineas victory

Touted as a near racecourse certainty, excitement machine Catalyst lived up to all the pre-race hype when he scorched to a stunning victory in the...
Catalyst

Scintillating Guineas win for Catalyst

Catalyst continued his dominance of spring three-year-old racing with another breathtaking performance in Saturday’s Group 2 Sacred Falls Hawke’s Bay Guineas (1400m). A spectacular winner...
Catalyst

Catalyst brilliant in Northland Breeders’ Stakes

Boom three-year-old Catalyst treated his three-year-old rivals with contempt when he produced a devastating home straight sprint to capture the Group 3 Cambridge Stud Northland...
Catalyst

Catalyst all class at Hastings

Flashy three-year-old Catalyst contributed to a huge day for The Oaks Stud owner Dick Karreman and his resident sire Darci Brahma, when he captured the...
Melody Belle

Te Akau stars trial to script

Reigning New Zealand Horse of the Year, Melody Belle, resumed at the Te Rapa trials on Monday with a close-up third over 900m behind stablemate...