RIP VAN WINKLE'S son TE AKAU SHARK destroys his rivals in the Gr.2 Coupland's Bakeries Mile at Riccarton today -

his fifth win from six starts 

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Bizzwinkle's front-running special secures Spratt second New Zealand Cup ››
18 Nov 2018 | By NZ Racing Desk
Just twelve months ago rider Sam Spratt was the toast of Riccarton after securing her first New Zealand Cup (3200m) with a daring front-running ride on outsider Gobstopper. Fast forward to the 2018 edition of the Christchurch Casino sponsored, Group
Shark savages Coupland’s rivals ››
14 Nov 2018 | By NZ Racing Desk
Te Akau Shark maintained his status as New Zealand’s most exciting galloper, producing a stunning finishing burst to land the Gr.2 Coupland's Bakeries Mile (1600m) at Riccarton on Wednesday.  Settled back in the field by jockey Opie Boss
Three new 2YO winners take Charm Spirit to 23 ››
24 Oct 2018 | By Racenews
Leading young sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) enjoyed further success at the weekend in Europe when taking his tally of first-crop individual 2YO winners to 23, placing him just two behind division leader No Nay Never (Scat Daddy). First to hi
Debt Collector reigns supreme in QEII Cup ››
22 Oct 2018 | By Michael Lee, Singapore Turf Club
Champion Windsor Park-bred galloper and Horse Of The Year Debt Collector (Thorn Park) left no doubt in anybody’s mind who is currently the middle-distance kingpin in Singapore after he raced away to an emphatic win in the $1 million Group 1 Que
ShamExpress 2YO tops Magic Millions sale  ››
16 Oct 2018 | By
A 2YO son of Shamexpress topped today's Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale when selling to Waterford Bloodstock for $320,000. Krit Chittaseni teamed up with Waterford Bloodstock to secure the day's top seller on what was a fru
The Good News Opera House Story This Weekend at Caulfield ››
12 Oct 2018 | By
In a week where the Opera House has been the centre of much hysteria and controversy, the timing couldn't be better for a good opera house story – one about The Opera House, the horse, and her white foals. The Opera House is one of the very ra
Rip Van Winkle's 3/4 brother sells for 850,000 Guineas ››
12 Oct 2018 | By ANZ Bloodstocknews
British trainer Roger Varian struck the winning bid of 850,000gns for the three-parts brother to Windsor Park’s Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) during the third session of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale yesterday. Catalogued as lot 4
White Charm Spirit filly flies at Cranbourne ››
09 Oct 2018 | 
Utzon is one filly who won't be missed when she makes her racetrack debut and after winning a Cranbourne trial impressively on Monday morning, she's already set tongues wagging. The white two-year-old filly by Charm Spirit and out of The Opera House
Te Akau Shark completes spectacular Carnival double ››
08 Oct 2018 | By Richard Edmunds, The Informant
After a breath-taking performance on the opening day five weeks ago, Rip Van Winkle’s son Te Akau Shark returned to Hastings Saturday and book-ended the Hawke’s Bay carnival with something even better in the Gr. 3 Red Badge Spring Sprint.

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