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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-...

Mastercraftman's Alpha wins her 4th Gr.1 in succession

14 AUG 2018 | BY RACENEWS


Mastercraftsman’s outstanding daughter Alpha Centauri has won a fourth consecutive Group One race, claiming an impressive victory in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville. The Jessica Harrington-...

12 Winners for Charm Spirit

07 AUG 2018 | BY TARA MADGWICK


Exciting young Windsor Park shuttler Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) added a 12th winner to this tally in the UK overnight with a resounding victory at Windsor for Lively Lydia. Trained by Eve Joh...

Rip Van Winkle’s Naantali impresses again

05 AUG 2018 | BY RACENEWS


Exciting Melbourne racemare Naantali (Rip Van Winkle) underlined her progression towards higher honours for the new training partnership of Ciaron Maher and David Eustace when scoring impressively ...

Shamexpress 3YO a terror at Te Rapa

05 AUG 2018 | BY RACENEWS


Though giving away raceday experience to his rivals, highly regarded Shamexpress 3YO Tiny Terror displayed a good level of professionalism when overcoming an interrupted passage to gain the decisio...

Wanganui Target for London Express

31 JUL 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK


New Plymouth filly London Express will be out to start the new season the way she ended her 2017-18 campaign. The daughter of Shamexpress took her record to two wins and two placings from four star...

Smart 2YO wins again for Charm Spirit

28 JUL 2018 | BY RACENEWS


Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) filly Bailly continued on her winning way in the Magners Irish Cider 2YO Race at Down Royal in Ireland overnight. Highly regarded by her connections, Bailly has now...

Naantali brilliant Flemington winner

23 JUL 2018 | BY RACENEWS


Rip Van Winkle’s daughter Naantali has shown she’s not just a wet-track performer breaking through for her maiden city win on firm ground at Flemington. The Ciaron Maher-trained three-year-old had ...

Juddmonte Charm Spirit filly impresses

19 JUL 2018 | BY RACENEWS


Fulminate, a Juddmonte Farm-bred and owned Charm Spirit filly made an ultra-impressive winning debut at Fairyhouse in Ireland overnight to become her hot young sire’s 10th individual winner for the...

The Alpha female - Centauri the star in Group 1 romp

15 JUL 2018 | BY PETER SCARGILL, RACING POST


Windsor Park's former shuttle sire Mastercraftsman's daughter Alpha Centauri sent chills down the spines of those watching as she produced a dazzling performance in the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes at N...

Ninth at Naas for Charm Spirit

08 JUL 2018 | BY RACENEWS


Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) sired his ninth European first crop 2YO winner and second in Ireland, when Chicago May provided her hot young sire with another impressive debutante winner overnigh...

Black Type options aplenty for Cyber Attack

07 JUL 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK.


Tony Pike is keeping his stakes options open with Cyber Attack (ShamExpress). The Cambridge trainer will monitor the youngster’s progress and the weather before he decides which challenge he sets t...

Smart winner in Ireland for Charm Spirit

06 JUL 2018 | BY RACENEWS


Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) sired his eighth European first crop 2YO winner and first in Ireland, when Bailly won the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden impressively overnight. Bailly - Charm S...

Seven for Charm Spirit

03 JUL 2018 | BY RACENEWS


Windsor Park shuttler Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) sired three new winners last week, taking his overall tally of first crop victors in Europe to seven. The first of the week was Forseti (2 c e...

Six for ShamExpress

03 JUL 2018 | BY RACENEWS


Windsor Park’s Leading Freshman Sire ShamExpress (O’Reilly) got on the board in Singapore on Sunday evening when his juvenile son Mr Hooper (2 g ex Kate’s Talent by Montjeu) showed great fighting q...

Leading In Both Hemispheres

02 JUL 2018 | BY RACENEWS


Freshman sires ShamExpress (O’Reilly) and Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) who both stand at Windsor Park Stud continue to make a deep impression with an ever-increasing list of first-crop winners....

Patience the key to Fogarty Fegen

01 JUL 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK


Good things come to those who wait and that certainly played true on the weekend when promising four-year-old Fogarty Fegen (Falkirk) made his way back to the winner’s enclosure at Hastings. Unsigh...

Fifth Winner for Charm Spirit

28 JUN 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK


Windsor Park Stud shuttle stallion Charm Spirit is off to a good start at stud, siring his fifth individual juvenile winner at Salisbury on Wednesday. Two-year-old colt Foresti won the Whitsbury Ma...

Winning Double for Charm Spirit


Windsor Park shuttler Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) sired a winning double in the UK overnight with Oberyn Martell scoring his second victory from just three starts, while Forseti opened his acc...

Stakes Goals for Rip Van Winkle 2YO winner

26 JUN 2018 | BY BREEDNET.COM.AU


Ben Ropiha's aim of sending 2YO Ripnroll (Rip Van Winkle) to the paddock as a winner was fulfilled at Te Aroha. The Cambridge trainer's plan was perfectly executed on Sunday when the promising youn...

Back to Business for Vassilator

25 JUN 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK


New Zealand-bred Group One prospect Vassilator is back in work at Caulfield with trainer Colin Little. The son of Zacinto won the Listed Anzac Stakes and an A$100,000 race in May, both at Flemingto...

Rip’s on a great roll

24 JUN 2018 | BY RACENEWS


A great season keeps on rolling for Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) whose smart open class daughter Sleeping Beauty looked another black type winner in waiting for her sire when scoring an easy win in the...