Tag: 'Zabeel Classic'

Aegon returns to pet distance

Trainer Andrew Forsman is looking forward to getting his Group 1 winner Aegon back to a mile at Otaki on Saturday in the Group 1...

Campionessa sheds bridesmaid tag in Zabeel Classic

Campionessa shed her Group One bridesmaid’s tag at Pukekohe Park on Boxing Day when recording a well-deserved victory in the Zabeel Classic (2050m).

Mazzolino in top order ahead of Zabeel Classic

In-foal mare Mazzolino already has that motherly glow according to trainer Stephen Marsh, and he is hoping she can translate that into Group One success.

Forsman to relocate Victorian stable to Flemington

Having established a base at Macedon Lodge, Andrew Forsman is relocating his Victorian stable after being granted 13 boxes at Flemington.
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No Compromise set for Group 1 New Zealand return

No Compromise will bid to add a home Group One title to match his Australian efforts when he opens the third stage of his career...

Aquacade poised for Group 1 Zabeel Classic

Gifted performer Aquacade has bounced back from a last-start hiccup and is on target to execute a long-term plan when she steps out at Pukekohe...

Campionessa a class above in Cal Isuzu Stakes

A commanding victory in Saturday’s Group 2 Cal Isuzu Stakes (1600m) at Te Rapa completed a rare fillies and mares’ feature double for Campionessa.

Prise De Fer seeking to defend Trentham crown

Mark Walker and Sam Bergerson are hoping for a repeat dose in this year’s Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) for Prise De Fer, who will attempt...

Defibrillate retired

Talented middle-distance specialist and million-dollar earner Defibrillate has been retired following a disappointing effort in the Wanganui Cup.

Defibrillate set for handicap challenge in Wanganui Cup

Handicap conditions won’t be in the favour of middle-distance specialist Defibrillate when the classy gelding contests the Listed Wanganui Cup (2040m).

O’Reilly mare an inspired piece of business

Modest purchase Bella Carolina has proved herself to be an exceptional investment for Mapperley Stud principal Simms Davison.

Campionessa claims Group 2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes

Campionessa helped comeback jockey Matt Cameron complete a feature double at Pukekohe in the Group 2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m).

Group One aspirations with Mach Schnell

Zacinto gelding Mach Schnell has returned to New Zealand with an eye towards some lofty summer targets, including the Group 1 Zabeel Classic.

Lance Noble dreaming big for stable stars

Lance Noble has some exciting plans for his stable of talented horses. Aquacade, Habana, Luberon, and Polygon are all gearing up for the upcoming racing...

Kennedy loving life in New Zealand

New Zealand is delivering everything experienced jockey Warren Kennedy had yearned for when he made the bold decision to relocate from South Africa five months...

Sinarahma retired

Group One performer Sinarahma has been retired following her seventh-placed run in the Group 1 Zabeel Classic (2000m) at Pukekohe on Boxing Day. The Taranaki...

Richardson and Norvall land Zabeel Classic double

Graham Richardson savoured one of the highlights of his career as Defibrillate brought a long-range plan to fruition in the Group 1 Zabeel Classic (2050m)...

Bosson chasing Boxing Day’s top prize

Christmas festivities will take a back seat to racing commitments for champion jockey Opie Bosson this year. Bosson has already enjoyed a family Christmas celebration,...

Polly wants a Classic cracker

Quality mare Polly Grey will be given the opportunity to boost her future broodmare value and attain millionaire status during a brief homecoming. The New...

Tiptronic retired

Group One winner Tiptronic has been retired. The evergreen gelding has given his connections an enjoyable ride over the last few years, however, a series...

Zabeel Classic looming for Le Sablier

A tilt at the Group 1 Zabeel Classic (2050m) could be on the cards for Le Sablier after her runner-up effort behind Sinarahma in the...

Sinarahma superior in Te Rapa feature

Warm favourite Sinarahma provided a further example of her undoubted class when she cruised to victory in one of the feature events at Te Rapa...

Quality mare Sinarahma full of surprises

Sinarahma exceeded expectations at Te Rapa with a performance that left little doubt she can take full advantage of her remaining opportunities. The multiple stakes...

Circumstances force unconventional approach

Co-trainer Graham Richardson’s hand has been forced with Defibrillate, who will resume his New Zealand career without a preparatory outing ahead of Saturday’s Group 1...

Trelawney celebrate successful season

The 2021-22 racing season provided Trelawney Stud with some standout performances. Brent and Cherry Taylor’s racing team focusses on quality rather than quantity and the...