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Rip Van Winkle

THE AWAKENING OF RIP VAN WINKLE

22 MAR 20 | TDN


Forced into retreat by injury in 2010, Coolmore’s one-time powerhouse Rip Van Winkle (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}–Looking Back, by Stravinsky) has only just begun to show signs of stirring in his residence...

STOCKS ON THE RISE

17 MAR | WPS NEWS


Having outstanding recent performers, Jennifer Eccles & Te Akau Shark early in his stud career, it is timely to highlight the success of Windsor Park Stud's stallion Rip Van Winkle. Sire of 12...

Jennifer Eccles (NZ) Completes Runaway NZB Filly of the Year Series Win


Saturday’s $400,000 Group One Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) was a fitting end to a dominant New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series campaign for Jennifer Eccles (NZ) (Ri...

Group One classic success for brilliant Jennifer Eccles

14 MARCH 2020, NZ RACING DESK


With a horror draw nullified by jockey Jason Waddell, the superiority of Jennifer Eccles shone through in Saturday’s Group I Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham. The daugh...

Big Day for NZ as Rip Van Winkle's Te Akau Shark Claims the Chipping Norton Stakes

1 March, 2019 BREEDNET


Shortly after trainer Jamie Richards and jockey Opie Bosson teamed up to win the Group 1 Surround Stakes with Probabeel (Savabeel), the New Zealand duo were at it again when giving the locals a blo...

Rip Van Winkle filly dashes to Oaks favouritism

28th FEBRUARY, 2020 RACENEWS


Delivering her trademark brilliant acceleration, top class 3YO filly Jennifer Eccles (Rip Van Winkle) secured clear favouritism for the Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks at Trentham next month with an emphatic...

Rip Van Winkle Filly Dashes to G2 Lowland Stakes success

26 FEB 2020, NZ RACING DESK


Quality filly Jennifer Eccles once again showed her customary turn of foot to prove too good for her rivals in the Gr.2 Little Avondale Lowland Stakes (2100m) and book her passage to the Gr.1 Al Ba...

Group One red-letter day for Rip Van Winkle

9 FEB, 2020 NZ RACING DESK


Windsor Park Stud’s young guns have dominated the limelight in recent times with first-season sire titles for ShamExpress (O’Reilly) and Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit), but Saturday was all about...

Rip Van Winkle’s Shark Attack at Te Rapa

8 FEB 2019, NZ RACING DESK


Excitement machine Te Akau Shark (Rip Van Winkle) sent out an ominous warning to his Australian rivals as he finally got a deserved Group One prize when taking out the BCD Group Sprint (1400m) with...

Rip Van Winkle's Jennifer Eccles Wins G2 Fillies Classic

8 FEB, 2019 NZ RACING DESK


A picture-perfect ride from Jason Waddell allowed class act Jennifer Eccles (Rip Van Winkle) to show her undoubted quality as she dashed away from her age-group rivals to take out the Gr.2 David &a...

Writ large: Subpoenaed holds court at headquarters


Subpoenaed (Rip Van Winkle) races with a quirky climbing action and is certain to climb through the grades and possibly all the way to Group 1 company this autumn. The Chris Waller-trained three-ye...

New stakes winner for Rip Van Winkle

11 Jan 2019, NZ RACING DESK


On a day where she tasted Group One success with Gaultier in the Levin Classic (1600m) in 2017, Matamata trainer Danica Guy was at it again when she produced Germanicus (Rip Van Winkle) to take out...

Classy filly sheds maiden status in style

27 Dec 2019, NZ Racing Desk


The tag of New Zealand’s best maiden was emphatically stripped from the shoulders of exciting three-year-old Jennifer Eccles (Rip Van Winkle) when she stormed past her female age group rivals to ta...

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...

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...

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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Rip Van Winkle Overview


Windsor Park Stud are delighted to announce that in association with Coolmore Stud Ireland, they will stand world champion miler Rip Van Winkle for the 2011 southern hemisphere breeding season. Rip...

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...

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...

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...

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...