Tag: 'Waikato Guineas'

White Noise

White Noise confirms Derby credentials

Promising three-year-old White Noise had a class edge on his rivals when landing Sunday’s Listed Te Akau Gingernuts Salver (2100m) at Ellerslie, confirming his status...
Tokorangi

Tokorangi gets deserved stakes victory in Waikato Guineas

Consistent performer Tokorangi finally got the luck she needed when she stormed to victory in the Group 2 Legacy Lodge Waikato Guineas (2000m) at Te...
Montre Moi

Otaki pair primed for Te Rapa features

Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard have yet to saddle a winner at Te Rapa, but classy three-year-olds Montre Moi and Key give them two chances...
Force Of Will

Force Of Will out of Waikato Guineas

Promising filly Force Of Will’s path to the Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld New Zealand Oaks (2400m) has hit a snag just a month out...
Magneto

Cole ends wait for second stakes winner with Taranaki triumph

After producing a Group One winner in just his second season of training, young Byerley Park-based conditioner Steven Cole has had an extended wait to...
Maasir

Derby prospects on show at Te Rapa

A number of contenders for the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on March 6 were in action at Te Rapa on...
Two Illicit

Colgan keen on Derby number seven

When the winningest jockey in New Zealand Derby history says he believes he can add another victory in Ellerslie’s blue riband three-year-old classic then it...
Two Illicit

Two Illicit demolishes rivals in Waikato Guineas

The Roger James and Robert Wellwood-trained Two Illicit announced herself as a serious Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) contender when she simply blew...
Dragon Leap

Elevated temperature grounds Dragon Leap

An elevated temperature has forced the scratching of current Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) favourite Dragon Leap from today’s Group 2 Legacy Lodge...
Dragon Leap

Dragon ready to fire for Guineas

Winning Saturday’s Group 2 Legacy Lodge Waikato Guineas isn’t a critical element of Dragon Leap’s campaign, according to Matamata trainer Lance O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan, who trains...
Pimlico

Campbell holds strong Derby hand

Not many trainers can say half of their racing team are Derby contenders, but that’s the case for Andrew Campbell. The Cambridge conditioner still has...
Travelling Light

Foote keen on Waikato Guineas for star filly

Ben Foote is keen to stick to the plan with his top filly Travelling Light and resist the temptation of another Group 1 mission this...
Mission Hill

Mission Hill & Mongolianconqueror firm in NZ Derby markets

Mission Hill and Mongolianconqueror have tightened in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) market after bold showings at Te Rapa. The former accounted the...
Xbox

Xbox wins Group 2 Waikato Guineas

Graeme Richardson went to Te Rapa looking for an answer from Xbox and the talented three-year-old gave him an emphatic reply. The Matamata horseman, who...
Speechmaker

Speechmaker to tackle Queensland Derby after Waikato Guineas

Speechmaker isn’t in contention for a domestic classic, but he could be in line for a crack at an overseas one. “He feels his races...
Xbox

Ellerslie win puts Waikato Guineas on agenda for Xbox

Laid-back character Xbox proved he was wide awake and on the job when he upset predictions at Ellerslie today. The three-year-old Niagara gelding has a...