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Northern filly plays stakes winning tune at Trentham

28 OCT | NZ RACING DESK


Windsor Park-bred 2YO Play That Song (NZ) (Showcasing) backed up an impressive debut win at Ruakaka earlier in the month with another dominant performance to take out the Listed Hanley Formula Well...

Fascino scores Classic success for Charm Spirit

28 OCT | BY AAP


After 1600m in the Fillies Classic at The Valley on Saturday, Fascino (NZ) (Charm Spirit) and La Falaise (Canford Cliffs) could not be separated in the Group Two race. The Ciaron Maher and David Eu...

Best still to come from the Shark

28 OCT | BY NZTM


Not that he needed convincing but trainer Jamie Richards left Moonee Valley on Saturday evening with confirmation that he has a galloper capable of matching it with the best Australasia has to offe...

CHARM SPIRIT MARCHING TO TOP

26 SEP 19 | WPS


With six individual 3YO winners already to kick off the new season, including last weekend’s Group winning filly Aretha, 2019 Leading Freshman Sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) has continued hi...

ARETHA GRABS HASTINGS FEATURE IN DESPERATE FINISH

22 SEP 19 | NZ RACING DESK


The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Aretha opened her three-year-old account in dramatic fashion when she took out the Gr.3 Hawke’s Bay Breeders’ Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) in a grandstand f...

AGENDA FOR JENNIFER ECCLES

04 SEP 19 | Adrian Clark


The next thee races for Jennifer Eccles - who won then lost on protest last Saturday's Taupo Pak'n Save Fillies 1100 at Hastings - have been decided. The Rip Van Winkle filly will return to Hasting...

LATE WINDSOR PARK PLATE ENTRY FOR HELENA BABY

02 SEP 19 | NZ Racing Desk


Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) placegetter Helena Baby will get his shot at redemption against victor Melody Belle later this month. Helena Baby wasn’t among the initial nominations for the Gr.1 Winds...

WILD CHOICE GROWS WINGS

27 AUG | TRELAWNY STUD


Wild Choice (Shamexpress x Exquisite Choice) broke through for a well-deserved maiden victory at Mornington on Tuesday.  The Richard Laming-trained three-year-old had placed in each of his previous...

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McDonald keen on the Shark in the Epsom

21 AUG | Racenews


Kiwi superstar jockey James McDonald is the hot favourite to win the prized ride on excitement machine Te Akau Shark (Rip Van Winkle) for the biggest race of his career. The ride on the powerful ch...

Australia Gets First Look at Rip's Subpoenaed

21 AUG | Breeding & Racing Daily News


In late April, Breeding&Racing's Daily News reported on an eye-catching debut winner for trainer Tony Pike at Te Rapa in New Zealand. Named Subpoena, the 2YO filly rattled home over 1200m with ...

New Group Winner For Charm Spirit

16 AUG 19 | WPS


Leading young sire Charm Spirit's progeny continued on with their fine form overnight when his three-year-old son Kick On defeated the older horses to land a thrilling renewal of the Gr.3 Tattersal...

Charm Spirit 3YO Impresses at Flemington


The impressive run of form of progeny from the first-crop of Windsor Park's star miler Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) continued on Saturday when his unbeaten son Heirborn defied a moderate tempo ...

Sansom Chasing Fourth-Straight Win

8 AUG | AAP


The Phillip Stokes-trained Sansom (Charm Spirit) will try to complete an unbeaten winter campaign when he runs for the first time as a three-year-old at Flemington.  Sansom was beaten in his first ...

Charm Spirit Three Year Olds Clash at Flemington

9 AUG | BY RACENEWS


Two progressive gallopers by Windsor Park Stud stallion Charm Spirit will clash in Saturday’s VRC Member Helen Saffin Handicap (1400m) at Flemington when the Anthony Freedman-trained Heirborn and P...

Charm Spirit taking off

29 JUL | BY RACENEWS


Yesterday’s impressive Australian 2YO winner Heirborn highlighted the weekend return of Leading First Season Sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) to his southern hemisphere base at Windsor Park St...

Heirborn destroys rivals on debut

29 JUL | BY RACENEWS


Anthony Freedman put the icing on an outstanding season when Heirborn (Charm Spirit) destroyed his rivals on debut at Bendigo on Sunday.  The son of Charm Spirit settled midfield with cover and, wh...

Freedman in the Express lane


Two days after hitting the century of wins on Friday night, the Lee Freedman yard took the score further up with Yulong Express (NZ) (Shamexpress) shedding his maiden status at his sixth start on S...

Sansom stars for Charm Spirit


Exciting Melbourne 2YO Sansom (Charm Spirit) has always been held in high regard by leading trainer Phillip Stokes and following the talented galloper’s dominant win at Sandown today that opinion c...

Group One prospect has deep roots at Windsor Park


Windsor Park Stud’s association with major Australian breeders and owners Wally Truscott and George Altomonte and their trainer Jack Denham is integral to the story of the Cambridge nursery’s risin...

Ripcord cruises to Australian victory

22 JUL 19 | BY RACENEWS


Talented three-year-old Ripcord (Rip Van Winkle) is the latest galloper to make the successful move from wily Wanganui trainer Kevin Myers to equally astute Victorian horseman Patrick Payne.  The s...

Overnight treble for Charm Spirit

19 MAR 2019


Leading Freshman Sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) continued his hot run of success in Europe with a hat trick of winners in England overnight at 1400m, 1600m & 2000m. Invincible Spirit’s h...

Cyber Attack to follow winning recipe

7 JUNE, 2019 NZ RACING DESK


Trainer Tony Pike believes he has found the recipe for three-year-old success in Queensland and he will begin to follow that formula at Eagle Farm on Saturday when Cyber Attack contests the Listed ...

Third time’s a charm for Savvy Oak


Expat New Zealand trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young will be hoping third time’s a charm for their talented three-year-old Savvy Oak when he lines up in the Gr.1 Queensland Derby (2400m) at ...

New G3 winner for Rip Van Winkle


Consistent mare Sleeping Beauty (Rip Van Winkle) finally got the major race win she deserved when she took out the Group III ISCL Rotorua Stakes (1400m) on Saturday. The Lance O'Sullivan and Andrew...

Windsor Park Stud release fees

06 MAY, 2019 NZ RACING DESK


The Schick family’s Windsor Park Stud, in Cambridge, has announced the stud fees for its seven-strong stallion roster headed by triple Group One winner Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) at $18,000+G...

Rip Van Winkle youngster lays down the law at Te Rapa

28th APRIL 2019, NZ RACING DESK


Trainer Tony Pike unleashed another eye-catching youngster from his Cambridge-based team when two-year-old filly Subpoena (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) delivered a winning performance on debut at Te Rapa o...

Diva Express too swift at Avondale

26th APRIL 2019


Ruakaka galloper Diva Express (ShamExpress) proved too swift for her two-year-old rivals when she took out the NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race (1200m) at Avondale on Thursday. Prepared by Ken Rae a...

New Stakes-winner for Rip Van Winkle

23 APR 2019


Locally trained mare Lil Miss Swiss (Rip Van Winkle) added an all-important black-type victory to her resume when storming home to defeat hot favourite Orepuki Lad (Raise The Flag) in the shadows o...

3YO stakes winner for Charm Spirit

17 APRIL 2019 | RACENEWS


Leading first season sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) has struck early in the new European flat season with a stakes-winning 3YO this week at the prestigious Craven Stakes meeting at Newmarket...