Tag: 'Zabeel Classic'

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...
Tiptronic

Exciting times ahead for Richardson

Matamata trainer Graham Richardson left his local meeting a happy man on Wednesday after witnessing two of his runners quinella a star-studded trial. Last start...
Concert Hall

Concert Hall delivers tonic for Egan

A recent injury prevented popular owner-breeder Joan Egan from attending the New Year’s Day races at Ellerslie on Saturday, but her pride and joy Concert...
Tiptronic

Warhorse Tiptronic triumphs in Zabeel Classic

Veteran galloper Tiptronic led all the way to take out his second career Group One prize when he captured the Group 1 Cambridge Stud Zabeel...
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...
Two Illicit

Colgan eager to make up for lost Group One

Top-class jockey Vinnie Colgan will be reunited with quality mare Two Illicit in the Group 1 Cambridge Stud Zabeel Classic (2000m) on Sunday and should...
Sound

Three-pronged attack on Zabeel Classic for Ballymore

Mike Moroney and Pam Gerard will have numbers and class in their favour for the Group 1 Cambridge Stud Zabeel Classic (2000m) on Boxing Day....
Kana

Kana leaps into Karaka Million 2YO contention

Two-year-old debutant Kana raced into contention for the NZD$1million Doubletree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie next month with an impressive victory on...
House Of Cartier

Didham in a quandary with House Of Cartier

An overkill of rain might yet foil Awapuni trainer Peter Didham’s cunning plan. Didham had planned to use last Saturday’s Group 2 Cal Isuzu Stakes...
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...
Tevere

Ballymore Stable winding into form as Christmas approaches

Four wins during the week including a double at Te Rapa on Saturday has trainer Pam Gerard excited about the prospects for her Ballymore Stables...
Concert Hall

James and Wellwood to the fore at Te Rapa

Something about the start of summer brings the very best out of Concert Hall, who broke an 11-month win drought with a superb victory in...
Two Illicit

James and Wellwood to rely on girl power

It will be something of a ‘girls day out’ for star members of the Roger James and Robert Wellwood stable on Saturday. The Cambridge training...
On The Rocks

Venue change adds to Ballymore arsenal

Ballymore Stables will double their attack on the Group 1 Rydges Wellington Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) at Te Rapa on Saturday after its transfer from...
Royal Performer

Royal Performer confirmed for rescheduled Captain Cook Stakes

The abandonment of racing at Trentham on Saturday and the subsequent rescheduling of the Group 1 Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) to Te Rapa this Saturday...
Royal Performer

Summer riches await Royal Performer

Group One galloper Royal Performer resumes on Thursday for Jenny and Bob Vance in an Open Handicap over 1400m at Pukekohe Park. The well-travelled nine-year-old...
Solid Impact

Singapore Derby a target for impressive Te Rapa winner

Trainer Catherine Cameron knows that she has limited time left with impressive Te Rapa winner Solid Impact but is keen to make the most of...
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...
Cheval Prometteur

Injury-plagued galloper rewarded with Group success

The well-travelled Cheval Prometteur has showed resilience in the face of adversity and his fighting qualities were again showcased at Te Rapa on Melbourne Cup...
Concert Hall

Trainers looking to add to stakes tally

Roger James and Robert Wellwood will be chasing a third black-type success for the season when Concert Hall takes aim at the Group 3 Balmerino...
Concert Hall

Australian targets for Concert Hall

Cambridge trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood are still coming down from the high of winning the Group 1 Zabeel Classic (2000m) with Concert Hall...
Beauden

Stakes target for Beauden

Owner Joan Egan is having a week to remember. On Boxing Day she won the Group 1 Zabeel Classic (2000m) at Ellerslie with Concert Hall,...
Concert Hall

Wellwood still coming to terms with first Group 1

While his training partner is an old hand when it comes to producing winners at the elite level, Robert Wellwood was an uncapped novice until...
Concert Hall

Concert Hall gets maiden Group 1 success

Versatile mare Concert Hall bagged the Group 1 victory she richly deserved when she stormed home out wide to snatch victory in the Group 1...
Concert Hall

Concert Hall primed for Zabeel Classic

Cambridge trainer Robert Wellwood is hoping his best Christmas present can be unwrapped at Ellerslie on Boxing Day. Wellwood, who trains in partnership with Roger...