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SPIRIT OF BAZ REKINDLES FOND MEMORIES AT ELLERSLIE

31 JAN 22 | NZ Racing Desk


The win of progressive stayer Spirit Of Baz at Ellerslie on Sunday brought back some fond memories for those associated with the four-year-old mare, who is the daughter of 2005 Gr.1 Auckland Cup (3...

Gr.2 WINNER FOR SHAMEXPRESS

15 JANUARY | NZ RACING DESK


Saturday’s Gr.2 Life Direct Wellington Guineas (1400m) at Trentham was a sink-or-swim moment for unbeaten three-year-old Shamus, and he rose to the challenge in superb style. Trained by Allan Sharr...

Back to back Group success for Windsor Park-bred Zebrowski

30th JANUARY, 2022 BREEDNET


Second in the 2020 Group I ATC Australian Derby to Quick Thinker, quality stayer Zebrowski has hit his best form in Hong Kong winning the Group III Centenary Vase (1800m) at Sha Tin on Sunday to fo...

Fantastic Dynastic – Windsor Park-bred wins Karaka Million

22 JANUARY, 2022 NZ RACING DESK


The more things change, the more they stay the same was the feeling after the running of the Doubletree By Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie on Saturday. On a night that generates enor...

DWYER HOPING TO PARTY FROM AFAR

21 JAN 22 | NZ Racing Desk


A past visit to the Karaka Million evening at Ellerslie won Henry Dwyer over and convinced the Victorian trainer he had to become more involved in the $1 million two-year-old feature. His wish has ...

GROUP 2 WINNER FOR SHAMEXPRESS

15 JAN 22 | NZ Racing Desk


Saturday’s Gr.2 Life Direct Wellington Guineas (1400m) at Trentham was a sink-or-swim moment for unbeaten three-year-old Shamus, and he rose to the challenge in superb style. Trained by Allan Sharr...

BANKERS CHOICE MAKES LIGHT OF TOUGH TRENTHAM TRACK

15 JAN 22 | NZ Racing Desk


Exciting galloper Bankers Choice showed he is well on his way to becoming a star of New Zealand racing with a last to first performance to take out the Gr.3 Dixon & Dunlop Anniversary Handicap ...

ZEBROWSKI LANDS JANUARY CUP

6 JAN 22 | Racing Copy


New Zealand-bred five-year-old Zebrowski ran out a strong winner of the Gr.3 January Cup (1800m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday night for trainer Caspar Fownes.   The son of Savabeel relished the str...

DERBY START FOR SHAMUS IN THE BALANCE

5 JAN 22 | NZ Racing Desk


Shamus is well exposed in the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) market and a decision whether he will give trainer Allan Sharrock the chance of a second success in the staying classic will be...

BANKERS CHOICE COMPLETES MASSIVE DAY FOR OWNERS


Bankers Choice completes massive day for owners A brilliant performance by emerging star Bankers Choice completed a dream Boxing Day for Okaharau Station owner-breeders Ross and Corrine Kearney. Wi...

Saturday double for in-form Shamexpress


With a pair of powerful victories by Coventina Bay (NZ) and Shamus (NZ) at Awapuni on Saturday, the strong start to the season for Windsor Park stallion Shamexpress (NZ) has rolled on into December...

COVENTINA BAY BRILLIANT IN FRESH UP GR.2 VICTORY

20 DEC 2021 | NZ Racing Desk


Taranaki mare Coventina Bay reminded racegoers of her undoubted class when she came from last at the turn to down a small but quality field in the Gr.2 Carters Manawatu Challenge Stakes (1400m) at ...

STAKES MISSION ACCOMPLISHED FOR CHARMMEBABY

11 DEC 21 | NZ Racing Desk


Five-year-old mare Charmmebaby came from last to land the Listed Brisbane Handicap (1640m) at Doomben on Friday evening to become the 12th individual stakes winner for her sire Charm Spirit.   Ridd...

TRANS-TASMAN DOUBLE FOR MONGOLIAN KHAN

9 DEC 21 | Racing News


Promising 4YO racemare Black Queen (Mongolian Khan) looked an exciting staying prospect for the future when recording her third win from her last four starts at Warwick Farm in Sydney yesterday. B...

BIG WEEKEND FOR RESIDENT MARE ANGELICA HALL


Some well informed bets were rewarded when talented 3YO KUNG FU FIGHTING (pictured below as a yearling) won on debut at Murray Bridge on Sunday.The smart son of TURN ME LOOSE and ANGELICA HALL sust...

Make That Eight


Weona Smartone (Shamexpress) returned from an 11-week break to continue a streak which now stands at eight. The five-year-old was a dual acceptor on Saturday but his trainer David Vandyke bypassed ...

ShamExpress’ daughter Zola Express wins the Wanganui Cup

27 NOVEMBER 2021, NZ RACING DESK


Underrated New Plymouth mare Zola Express (ShamExpress) captured the biggest win of her burgeoning career when she claimed the Listed Steelform Roofing Group Wanganui Cup (2040m) at the weekend. Th...

ZOLA EXPRESS WINS WANGANUI CUP

27 NOV 21 | NZ Racing Desk


Underrated New Plymouth mare Zola Express captured the biggest win of her burgeoning career when she claimed the Listed Steelform Roofing Group Wanganui Cup (2040m). The Janelle Millar-trained five...

MUSTANG VALLEY ON SONG FOR GUINEAS

10 NOV 21 | NZ Racing Desk


Mustang Valley is at the top of her game for her Group One test at Riccarton on Saturday with connections hoping for a final piece of the puzzle to make the Classic a snug fit for the daughter of ...

TURN ME LOOSE FILLY WOWS ON DEBUT

30 OCT 21 | NZ Racing Desk


Trainer Rudy Liefting had been expecting a forward showing on debut from his three-year-old filly Stars ‘N’ Cream (Turn Me Loose), but even he wasn’t prepared for what unfolded in the first race at...

COX PLATE CALLING MAV AFTER WINDSOR PARK VICTORY

3 OCT 21 | NZ Racing Desk


Hometown hero Callsign Mav (NZ) (Atlante) booked his ticket for a shot at the Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley later this month when he took out the second leg of the Hawke’s Bay triple cro...

SAMARKAND SHOWCASES STAYING TALENT

27 SEP 21 | NZ Racing Desk


Murray Baker knows he’s got a good three-year-old staying prospect in Samarkand, an outstanding winner at Tauranga on Sunday.   What he doesn’t know is what to do with him next.   Baker, who trains...

WESSEX TOO STRONG ON DEBUT AT MATAMATA

26 SEP 21 | NZ Racing Desk


Turn Me Loose filly Wessex produced a professional performance on debut to take out the second race on the card over 1000m at Matamata for the Baker / Forsman partnership. Secured by Forsman for $1...

WINDSOR HOMEBRED DEFENDS GROUP 1 TITLE

20 SEP 21 | NZTBA


The first Group One race of the season has been run and won with Callsign Mav (Atlante x Raadisi) once again taking out the Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings on Saturday.   For his breeders Windso...

Eventful week for Ben Kwok

8 SEPTEMBER, NZTBA


Singaporean based industry enthusiast Ben Kwok has had a very eventful week. He was over the moon about his filly Bellacontte (Burgundy -Devon Doll) winning the listed O’Leary Fillies Stakes on Sa...

SPRING CANDIDATE WINS AT KENSINGTON FOR WINDSOR PARK FAMILY

18 AUG 21 | TDN Aus/NZ


Wednesday's Kensington meeting uncovered a very promising colt for the Gai Waterhouse Racing-Bott stable, one with old and successful Windsor Park blood. Sydney’s midweek meeting was on the Ken...

ANOTHER TURN ME LOOSE 3YO IMPRESSES ON AUSSIE DEBUT

17 AUG 21 | Racing News


High regarded 3YO Bifrost (Turn Me Loose) made his Australian debut a winning one when successful at Pakenham in Victoria yesterday.The strapping first-crop son of Champion Sprinter/Miler T...

ANCIENT GIRL LETS LOOSE AT BALLARAT

10 AUG 21 | Racing News


Highly regarded filly Ancient Girl (Turn Me Loose), who holds a nomination for the Gr.1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield in early October, made a winning debut at Ballarat today.Click to watch...

STAR ON THE RISE FOR CHARM SPIRIT

27 JUL 21 | RACING NEWS


Showing the same resolute qualities of his triple Gr.1 winning sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit), highclass Australian sprinter Sansom produced an exhilarating fresh up performance to w...