Tag: 'Zabeel Classic'

True Enough

McDonald True Enough in Zabeel Classic

What a difference a year makes. Expat New Zealand jockey James McDonald rode True Enough to victory in the Thames Cup (1600m) in January and...

Rogerson confident festive season will extend to Boxing Day

It is all hands on deck in the Rogerson household again this Christmas as the in-form stable prepares for the Boxing Day races at Ellerslie...
Alysha Collett

Collett looking for Group 1 signoff from Christmas sojourn

Alysha Collett will return to Singapore for a 12-month stint after a brief return home to New Zealand for a Christmas holiday, where she has...

Moroney’s focus shifts across Tasman

Fresh from winning with all of his three runners at Flemington on Saturday, Mike Moroney has shifted his focus to New Zealand. The trans-Tasman trainer...
James McDonald

James McDonald set for Hall of Fame history

Just 12 years after riding his first winner, James McDonald is about to become the youngest person to be inducted to the New Zealand Racing...
James McDonald

Busier Christmas-New Year than McDonald planned

Champion jockey James McDonald will be on a working holiday when he takes a break from his busy Sydney schedule to return home to Cambridge...

Temperament gets the better of Supera

Supera ran her race before the Group 1 Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) at Trentham on Saturday. That’s the summation of Ken Kelso, who trains the...

Bradley deflects credit for Group One milestone

Michelle Bradley still struggles to believe she has landed her first Group One success as a trainer, but she doesn’t hesitate in passing on the...

Paddy returns the real deal

Perennial Group 1 performer Authentic Paddy has returned for his nine-year-old season better than ever before according to Awapuni trainer Lisa Latta. She made the...
NZ mare Consensus

Collet connection key in G1 Ranvet Stakes

Jason Collett will rely on sister Alysha's experience with Consensus when he rides the New Zealand mare in the Ranvet Stakes.

Peter Lock relying on beach work with Hiflyer for Zabeel Classic

Peter Lock has taken a different approach to have his stable star Hiflyer at the top of his game for the first Group 1 challenge...

Devise no good thing to start in Zabeel Classic

Shaune Ritchie has yet to commit Devise to the Group 1 Zabeel Classic (2000m) at Ellerslie on Boxing Day. The Cambridge trainer said he will...

Shaune Ritchie confident Devise will run well in G2 Cal Isuzu Stakes

Shaune Ritchie is bullish about Devise’s prospects in the Group 2 Cal Isuzu Stakes (1600m) at Te Rapa on Saturday. “She looks a good chance...
Te Akau Racing's Chance To Dance

Te Akau Racing’s Chance To Dance to gallop ahead of Zabeel Classic

Multiple stakes winner Chance To Dance will further his Group 1 preparation at Tauranga on Friday. The well-travelled eight-year-old has won two of his three...
Kawi winning the G1 Captain Cook

Kawi ruled out of Zabeel Classic

A trip north for Kawi has been ruled out with the star galloper set for a return to Trentham in the New Year in pursuit...
Creative Genius

Creative Genius set for more success

Creative Genius bounced back to its best last time out and trainer Steven Cole fancies the horse can continue the run on Friday at Ruakaka....
NZ mare Consensus

Consensus set for stud following Zabeel defence

Quality mare Consensus has two important engagements coming up, including a defence of its Group One Zabeel Classic crown.