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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...

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...