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Debt Collector imperious in Chairman’s Trophy

08 APR | MICHAEL LEE, SINGAPORE TURF CLUB


Champion Windsor Park-bred galloper Debt Collector (Thorn Park) was equal to the task in the S$500,000 Group 2 Chairman’s Trophy (1600m) at Kranji on Sunday but did not fail in his reputation for s...

Kranji salutes Debt Collector

3 APR 2019 | BRIAN MILLER, THE NEWPAPER


What we saw on Sunday at Kranji was an assassin at work. Cool, calm, cunning and deadly. That was Debt Collector (Thorn Park), the Windsor Park-bred champion who claimed the Gr.2 S$500,000 Chairman...

25th stakes winner for Rip Van Winkle

10 APR | BY RACENEWS


Highly talented racemare Naantali (Rip Van Winkle) confirmed her excellent recent race form in Group company when securing an important black type success in the Listed MRC Anniversary Vase in Melb...

Kingsguard enjoys successful homecoming

01 APR 2019 | BY NZ RACING DESK


Kingsguard made a successful return to his homeland with a gritty victory over 1200m at Ellerslie on Saturday. The Rip Van Winkle six-year-old commenced his career in New Zealand under the name His...

Aretha too tough in Matamata Breeders' Stakes

24 FEB 2019 | BY THE INFORMANT | RICHARD EDMUNDS


A long-range plan came to fruition when Aretha (Charm Spirit) returned from the sidelines for a $15 upset victory in Saturday’s Gr. 2 J Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders’ Stakes. Bred and raced by...

Filly to Embrace William Reid challenge

20 MAR 2019 | BY RACING.COM | ANDREW EDDY


Melbourne's final Group 1 of the season will feature a trio of three-year-olds up against the older sprinters in Friday night's William Reid Stakes after the connections of in-form filly Embrace Me...

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...

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.  Settl...

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 di...

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 t...

ShamExpress 2YO tops Magic Millions sale

16 OCT 2018 | BY BREEDNET.COM.AU


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 sec...

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 Octobe...

The Good News Opera House Story This Weekend at Caulfield

12 OCT 2018 | BY BREEDNET.COM.AU


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 whit...

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-...

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 bet...

20 for Charm Spirit

04 OCT 2018 | BY RACENEWS


The stocks of hot young first season sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) continued on an upward trajectory when True Hero became her sires 20th individual 2YO winner for the season in England yes...

Chantilly winner for Charm Spirit

02 OCT 2018 | BY RACENEWS


The stocks of hot young first season sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) continued on an upward trajectory when Epistrophy became her sires 19th individual winner for the season at Chantilly in P...

Charm Spirit kicks on at Headquarters

28 SEP 2018 | BY RACENEWS


Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) colt Kick On looked an exciting prospect for the future when scoring a smooth victory at Newmarket yesterday in a strong renewal of the Bonhams 2YO Stakes over 1600...

Debt Collector flies home to win Group One Raffles Cup

24 SEP 2018 | BY NZTM


The old saying that ‘form is temporary but class is permanent’ couldn’t have rung truer after Windsor Park-bred Debt Collector (Thorn Park) came from nowhere to land the $1 million Gr.1 Raffles Cup...

Speed Queen too quick at Ruakaka

19 SEP 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK


Windsor Park-bred speed machine Prom Queen was back doing what she does best when she scorched her rivals over 1200m at Ruakaka on the weekend. The Ken Rae and Krystal Williams-Tuhoro trained mare ...

Rockview racks up number 16 for Spirit

08 SEP 2018 | BY ANZ NEWS


Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) continued his rich vein of form yesterday, after the John McConnell-trained Rockview Spirit (2 f ex Deraaya by Mujahid) ran out a brave winner of the Irish Stallion...

Group winner for Charm Spirit

07 SEP 2018 | BY RACENEWS


An incredible week of success continued for hot young Windsor Park Stud shuttler Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) when he sired his first stakes-winner overnight in England with progressive filly Y...

Rip's Miss Gardenia targets black type this Spring

06 SEP 2018 | BY RACENEWS


Darren Weir has trained more than 3500 winners but landed a career-first when Mrs Gardenia and Bellaria dead-heated at Caulfield on Saturday. The Weir-trained pair shared the spoils in Saturday's H...

ShamExpress sires another Stakes Winner

06 SEP 2018 | BY BREEDNET.COM


The first black-type prize of the Hastings Spring Carnival is heading back to Cambridge after the Tony Pike trained Cyber Attack (ShamExpress) claimed the Listed Sir Colin Meads Trophy (1200m) on S...

Smith has big plans for Rip Van Winkle filly

06 SEP 2018 | BY QUEENSLAND RACING


Renown trainer Brian Smith picked up the expenses for an Hawaiian holiday when Belle Roc made it back-to-back wins at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.  Belle Roc, having only her fourth start, power...

Minister welcomes racing industry review

03 SEP 2018 |


Review of Racing Industry Racing Minister Rt Hon Winston Peters released the ‘Review of the New Zealand Racing Industry’ by Australian expert John Messara at a public meeting in Hamilton this eveni...

Te Akau Shark sounds ominous warning to spring rivals

02 SEP 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK


Exciting four-year-old Te Akau Shark (Rip Van Winkle) put his future spring rivals on notice with a stunning return to the racetrack at Hastings yesterday. The showy chestnut had been off the scene...

First trial winning 2YO for Charm Spirit

29 AUG 2018 | BY RACENEWS


The first of the new seasons 2YO trials were conducted at Te Teko yesterday with a colt from Charm Spirit’s (Invincible Spirit) first southern hemisphere crop leading his trial field home for Cambr...

Nelson Schick - 2018 recipient Outstanding Contribution for New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing

7 AUG 2018 | BY NZTR


Tonight’s recipient of the NZTR award for outstanding contribution to racing began with a dream and became a master of his craft. This outstanding horseman took over his first studfarm at the age o...

Finbarr another smart one for Falkirk

14 AUG 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK


The Gay Robinson-trained Finbarr justified some inspired support when he produced a brave effort to take out the Millennium Hotels & Resorts Premier Open (1400m) at Riccarton. Backed into race-...