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SHAMEXPRESS was 2018 Leading First Season Sire and in 2019 he was Leading NZ-based Second Season Sire. He has an impressive first-crop stakes winners to runner's ratio of 10.6% including Group and Stakes winners in both Australia and New Zealand including outstanding racemares COVENTINA BAY and EMBRACE ME, who sold for $700,000 at the 2021 Gold Coast National Broodmare Sale. SHAMEXPRESS is also sire of explosive son SHAMUS winner of Gr.2 Wellington Guineas along with crack Australian sprinter WEONA SMARTONE winner of 8 in succession. He is also sire of stakes winners LONDON EXPRESS, CYBER ATTACK, QIJI EXPRESS and smart stakes performed 2YO and Australian winner Rangi Toa as well as a raft of promising gallopers Tsunami Sam, Seiners Express etc

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ShamExpress | Introduction

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  • Gr.1 winner of Australia’s premier sprint race – VRC Newmarket H., 1200m in (1.08.1) - like champion sires Exceed And Excel and General Nediym
  • The fastest son of champion sire O’Reilly and like O’Reilly a Gr.1 1200m winner as a 3YO against older horses
  • Sire of outstanding Queensland Sprinter WEONA SMARTONE and Gr.2 Wellington Guineas winner SHAMUS
  • Flemington 2YO debut 1200m winner (breaking 33 secs for last 600m)
  • Sire of outstanding mares Coventina Bay and Embrace Me
  • First yearlings sold to $510,000 (Colts) & $360,000 (fillies) at Karaka

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ShamExpress ex. Dresden Park filly 2019

Embrace Me - Group winner

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LIM’S SALTORO a star shining brightly for SHAMEXPRESS

2 JULY 2024, RACENEWS

LIM’S SALTORO, the highclass son of SHAMEXPRESS, continued his climb to the top in Singapore racing when successful in the Gr.2 Stewards' Cup at the weekend in his first attempt over 1600m. LIM'S ...

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The cream rises to the top

5 JUNE 2024, RACENEWS

KA YING RISING, an exciting sprinting star in Hong Kong this season Windsor Park sire SHAMEXPRESS (O’Reilly) has enjoyed a brilliant run of success this season, and with back-to-back Group winners ...

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Meagher hungry to add Silver Bowl trophy to the mantelpiece

5 JUNE 2024, Larry Foley, Singapore Turf Club

Thanks mainly to some very ‘useful’ types in Lim’s Lightning and Lim’s Kosciuszko, trainer Daniel Meagher has won most Group races on offer in Singapore.And given the dominance of his two stable st...

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ShamExpress sires new Hong Kong sprinting star

3 JUNE 2024, Daryl Timms Hong Kong Racing News

Hong Kong has discovered a new sprinting star with Ka Ying Rising’s (ShamExpress) victory in the HK$4.2 million G3 Sha Tin Vase Handicap (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (2 June). The David Hayes-train...

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Australian Gr.3 win highlights a big month for SHAMEXPRESS

28 MAY 2024, RACENEWS

Windsor Park graduate MARACANA, the multiple Group performed daughter of SHAMEXPRESS and a Magic Millions mare sale entry this week, enhanced her value considerably when adding a tough GR.3 win to ...

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Group Three win bolsters Maracana’s value

Five-year-old mare Maracana (ShamExpress) recorded a timely victory in the Gr.3 Drinkwise Mile (1600m) at Doomben on Saturday, with the daughter of ShamExpress set to go under the hammer at this we...

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Paddington a hit with breeders heads Windsor Park’s 2024 stallion roster

23 MAY 2024, RACENEWS

Champion Sire SIYOUNI, sire of Windsor Park's new 2024 stallion PADDINGTON Siyouni’s European superstar PADDINGTON, who shuttle’s to Windsor Park Stud, Cambridge from Coolmore, Ireland for his firs...

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Trans Tasman success for Windsor Park

Windsor Park Stud enjoyed superb racing success as both breeders and owners at the weekend with classy 3YO filly Grinzinger Belle (ShamExpress) to the fore when winning the Gr.3 The Vanity at Flemi...

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Grinzinger Belle adds to Lightning Day legacy for Shamexpress

17 FEBRUARY 2024, NZ RACING DESK

A decade after saddling New Zealand-bred sprinter ShamExpress for a second placing in the Gr.1 Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington, Danny O’Brien returned to the same meeting on Saturday and lan...

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Zola Express blitzes Boxing Day rivals at Otaki

26 DECEMBER, 2022 RACENEWS

Gr.2 winning ShamExpress mare Zola Express returned to her Autumn form in emphatic style at Otaki yesterday when producing a dominant last to first winning performance. Trained by Janelle Millar at...

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ZOLA EXPRESS TO CONTEST GR.1 CAPTAIN COOK STAKES

A lengthy round trip to Woodville this week successfully served a dual purpose in Janelle Millar’s countdown to a top-flight target with her talented mare Zola Express. The New Plymouth trainer top...

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From a Princess to a Queen

21 NOVEMBER, 2022 RACENEWS

Windsor Park operations manager Rachel Murray has more cause for celebration following the gallant run of her racemare Express Princess (ShamExpress) in the Gr.2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Sta...

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EXPRESS PRINCESS BACK IN WINNERS CIRCLE

14 NOV 22 | Racing News

We celebrated a special win for our Operations Manager Rachel Murray on Saturday as her mare EXPRESS PRINCESS won the Open 1400 at Tauranga. By ShamExpress out of the Thorn Park mare, Stalectite, ...

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RUGBY, RACING & BEER SALE GRADUATE GROUP 1 CONTENDER

11 NOV 22 | Racing News

The Windsor Park bred, stakes placed Kikimora (ShamExpress ex. Suzie Kaye) was purchased from our inaugral Rugby, Racing & Beer Sale held at Riccarton Park Racecourse where tomorrow she steps o...

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2000 Guineas pipe-dream alive and well for Denby Road

25 SEPTEMBER, NZ RACING DESK

Three-year-old gelding Denby Road (ShamExpress) is yet another example to never judge a book by its cover.  Prepared by Cambridge trainer Shelley Hale, the giant son of ShamExpress was not expected...

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EXCITING FUTURE PROSPECTS FOR DEBUT SHAMEXPRESS WINNER

19 SEP 22 | NZ Racing Desk

Local debutant Stan lived up to the expectations of his trainer Robbie Patterson when he made a winning start to his racing career at New Plymouth. The robust son of Shamexpress had promised plenty...

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New stakes winner adds to a great season for ShamExpress

29 JUNE, 2022 RACENEWS

The stocks of ShamExpress continue to rise and hardly a week passes without the progeny of Windsor Park’s successful son of O’Reilly featuring on the racetracks of Australasia. Last Saturday proved...

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ShamExpress clocks up another Group winner for the season

5 APRIL, 2022 RACENEWS

Zola Express, the quality, second-crop daughter of ShamExpress (O’Reilly) gained her first win at Group Two level at the weekend when finishing strongly to beat dual Group One winner Tiptronic in t...

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Zola Express provides Millar with biggest win

2 APRIL, 2022 NZ RACING DESK

Trainer Janelle Millar was trying hard to keep her emotions in check as she waited for her gallant mare Zola Express to return to the Awapuni birdcage after providing the New Plymouth mentor with h...

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Windsor Park stallions enjoy a Group One day out for the ages

16 MARCH, 2022 RACING NEWS

Last weekend on a marquee day at Ellerslie, New Zealand’s racing headquarters, Windsor Park Stud stallions sired five winners on the card including winning both Group One races with daughters of Tu...

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Coventina Bay in Ellerslie first for ShamExpress and Patterson

13 MARCH, 2022 NZ RACING DESK

Classy mare Coventina Bay (ShamExpress) was up to all of her cantankerous tricks in the pre-race buildup to Sunday’s Gr.1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie, but when it came time ...

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First G1 Win for Shamexpress mare Coventina Bay

12 FEBRUARY 2022, BREEDNET

An emotional Robbie Patterson was holding back the tears as he reflected on one of the biggest thrills of his life that had occurred just minutes earlier at Te Rapa. Patterson prepares talented mar...

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LEVIN CLASSIC TOP TARGET FOR SHAMUS

3 FEB 22 | NZ Racing Desk

The Group One focus for talented Taranaki three-year-old Shamus has shifted to a shorter challenge in the wake of his first defeat at Te Rapa. The son of Shamexpress had won four on the bounce, inc...

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Gr.2 WINNER FOR SHAMEXPRESS

15 JANUARY | NZ RACING DESK

Saturday’s Gr.2 Life Direct Wellington Guineas (1400m) at Trentham was a sink-or-swim moment for unbeaten three-year-old Shamus, and he rose to the challenge in superb style. Trained by Allan Sharr...

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GROUP 2 WINNER FOR SHAMEXPRESS

15 JAN 22 | NZ Racing Desk

Saturday’s Gr.2 Life Direct Wellington Guineas (1400m) at Trentham was a sink-or-swim moment for unbeaten three-year-old Shamus, and he rose to the challenge in superb style. Trained by Allan Sharr...

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DERBY START FOR SHAMUS IN THE BALANCE

5 JAN 22 | NZ Racing Desk

Shamus is well exposed in the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) market and a decision whether he will give trainer Allan Sharrock the chance of a second success in the staying classic will be...

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Saturday double for in-form Shamexpress

With a pair of powerful victories by Coventina Bay (NZ) and Shamus (NZ) at Awapuni on Saturday, the strong start to the season for Windsor Park stallion Shamexpress (NZ) has rolled on into December...

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COVENTINA BAY BRILLIANT IN FRESH UP GR.2 VICTORY

20 DEC 2021 | NZ Racing Desk

Taranaki mare Coventina Bay reminded racegoers of her undoubted class when she came from last at the turn to down a small but quality field in the Gr.2 Carters Manawatu Challenge Stakes (1400m) at ...

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Make That Eight

Weona Smartone (Shamexpress) returned from an 11-week break to continue a streak which now stands at eight. The five-year-old was a dual acceptor on Saturday but his trainer David Vandyke bypassed ...

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ShamExpress’ daughter Zola Express wins the Wanganui Cup

27 NOVEMBER 2021, NZ RACING DESK

Underrated New Plymouth mare Zola Express (ShamExpress) captured the biggest win of her burgeoning career when she claimed the Listed Steelform Roofing Group Wanganui Cup (2040m) at the weekend. Th...

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ZOLA EXPRESS WINS WANGANUI CUP

27 NOV 21 | NZ Racing Desk

Underrated New Plymouth mare Zola Express captured the biggest win of her burgeoning career when she claimed the Listed Steelform Roofing Group Wanganui Cup (2040m). The Janelle Millar-trained five...

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TSUNAMI WARNING FROM SHAMEXPRESS

RACING NEWS | 06 JUL 21

The number of exciting young gallopers coming from the ShamExpress (O’Reilly) production line continues to flourish with the weekend success of Seiners Express at Flemington and Tsunami Sam...

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Tsunami Sam provides Burton with successful homecoming

3 JULY, 2021 NZ RACING DESK

Trainer Anthony Burton made a successful return to the Ruakaka racing ranks when he produced exciting two-year-old colt Tsunami Sam to win on debut at his local meeting on Saturday. Burton, who spe...

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Weona Smartone a rising star for ShamExpress

Photo courtesy Just Horse Racing Unbeaten in his last five starts, exciting 3YO sprinter Weona Smartone (ShamExpress) demonstrated his undoubted talent again when successful in Brisbane yesterday. ...

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Coventina Bay basking in the Sunshine State

Photo: Grant Matthew (Race Images, Palmerston North) Group One performer Coventina Bay (NZ) (Shamexpress) made the best possible start to her Queensland campaign on Tuesday. Under regular rider Sam...

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COVENTINA BAY TAKES CUDDLE STAKES VICTORY AFTER TOUGH BATTLE

20 MAR 21 | NZ Racing Desk

Progressive galloper Coventina Bay delighted her army of fans when taking out the Gr.3 Wentwood Grange Cuddle Stakes (1600m) on Saturday, but it was a close-run thing in the Trentham feature for th...

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All roads lead to Te Aroha for Coventina Bay

1 Mar 2021 | NZ Racing Desk

Taranaki trainer Robbie Patterson took time out on Sunday morning for a spot of fishing with a group of mates, safe in the knowledge he has progressive galloper Coventina Bay right where he wants h...

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Hale spots super talent with Virginia Reel

17 Feb 21| WPS News

Trainer Shelley Hale achieved an outstanding training feat when she was able to get Virginia Reel home at odds of $43-1 at Te Aroha on Wednesday.    Virginia Reel, the daughter of ShamExpress ex. S...

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Charm Spirit Sydney double highlights a successful weekend for WPS stallions

16 Feb 21| WPS News

Windsor Park Stud stallions enjoyed a fruitful weekend on the winners list with Charm Spirit achieving a Sydney double, Shamexpress with a metropolitan win in Brisbane and Rip Van Winkle with a win...

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Express Princess a special win for Murray

16 Feb 21| WPS News

Windsor Park Stud Operations manager Rachel Murray had a big thrill on Saturday when her 4yo mare, Express Princess showed her opposition a clean pair of heals in the $75,000 event over 1350 meters...

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Schick excited about sire power for Karaka 2021

With 17 different sires represented in this years Windsor Parks Karaka Yearling Draft, the appropriate cliche “there is a horse for everyone” has never been more true. With progeny by Savabeel, So ...

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Shamexpress continuing to pump out the winners

Wild Express, a debut performer for the Busuttin/ Young team won impressively on debut, justifying his short quote in the market at Stoney Creek. The full brother to Sydney Metro winner, Bothered, ...

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Impressive Hong Kong Winner for Shamexpress

29 DEC 20 | WPS news

Shamexpress winners continue to flow in all parts of the world when Green Envy booted away and won impressively by 4 - 1/2 lengths at Sha Tin for top hoop Joao Moreira and the stable of Casper Fown...

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Shamexpress with Victorian double

19 DEC 20 | WPS News

Sham I Am provided his trainer Ray Matthews with his first metropolitan win as a trainer when creating a boil over at 70-1 at Moonee Valley on Friday night. The son of Shamexpress and Les Miserable...

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Coventina Bay gets first Group race success

Promising mare Coventina Bay (ShamExpress) added valuable black type to her burgeoning race record when she prevailed in a desperate finish to the Gr.3 J Swap Sprint (1400m) at Te Rapa. The Robbie ...

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AUSTRALIA NO BOTHER FOR KIWI MARE

13 AUG 20 | NZ Racing Desk

Peter Setchell is having a grand old time racing handy mare Bothered in Australia.   The five-year-old daughter of ShamExpress continued her undefeated record across the Tasman when winning over 11...

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LONDON EXPRESS ON WINNING FORM AT MATAMATA

01 AUG 20 | NZ Racing Desk

Talented winter galloper London Express bounced back from an unlucky run first-up at Te Rapa last month with a determined effort to score over 1200m at Matamata. The five-year-old Shamexpress mare ...

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HYDROEXPRESS HEADS TRAINERS DOUBLE

5 JUL 20 | NZ Racing Desk

Trainer Gary Vile was to the fore on his home turf at Awapuni on Saturday, picking up a pair of wins from the team of six runners he had entered for the meeting. Vile was quickly on the board with ...

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2020 SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

14 MAY 20 | WPS

Rip Van Winkle heads Windsor Park service fee announcement   2019/2020 has proven to be a breakthrough season in both Australia and New Zealand for successful sire Rip Van Winkle. An established pi...

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WINDSOR STALLIONS SEEK GR.1 GLORY

1 MAY 20 | WPS

Windsor stallions seek Gr.1 glory   Exciting Windsor Park Stud stallion Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) seeks to add to his impressive stud CV this Saturday in the Gr. 1 Australasian O...

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EMBRACE ME AIMING TO SOCIAL DISTANCE GROUP ONE RIVALS

19 MAR 2020 | NZ Racing Desk

Flemington trainer Danny O’Brien is hoping four-year-old mare Embrace Me can make an impact at Group One level at her favourite circuit, Moonee Valley, on Friday night.   The daughter of Shamexpres...

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New Plymouth double continues Patterson’s big season

4 FEB, 2020 NZ RACING DESK

Back-to-back wins at his home track on Saturday continued a remarkable season for New Plymouth trainer Robbie Patterson. The first leg of the double came from Aridity (Mastercraftsman), who scored ...

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Gunga Din impresses for ShamExpress

9 DEC, 2019 RACENEWS

New Zealand-bred gelding Gunga Din (ShamExpress) relished a hot race tempo at Rosehill in Sydney on Saturday to street his Highway Handicap rivals and pull off another training coup for veteran Can...

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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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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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ShamExpress Overview

Rodney & Nelson Schick inspecting ShamExpress

Brilliant Australian sprinter ShamExpress, the fastest son of outstanding sire O’Reilly, has been secured for a syndicate headed by Windsor Park Stud and will commence stud duties at the renowned...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Express result for Leading Freshman Sire

05 JUN 2018 | BY RACENEWS

In a blockbuster result at the weekend, leading freshman sire ShamExpress produced a superb black-type quinella with London Express defeating Qiji Express in the Listed Castletown Stakes. "For him ...

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Blockbuster result for Freshman Sire

03 JUN 2018 | BY THEINFORMANT

In a blockbuster result for Shamexpress, London Express finished over the top of Qiji Express to win the Listed John Turkington Forestry Castletown Stakes at Wanganui this afternoon. The young Wind...

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Embrace Me impressive winner for Shamexpress

26 MAY 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Windsor Park Stud stallion Shamexpress is on a roll, with two-year-old filly Embrace Me becoming the fifth winner from the stallion’s first crop when dominating her rivals over 1115m at Werribee on...

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ShamExpress colt wins by daylight

24 MAY 2018 |

Youngster makes own luck at Hastings  Smart colt Qiji Express turned his fortunes around at Hawke’s Bay with a commanding front-running performance to open his account. The son of Shamexpress worke...

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Express moving fast

Express moving fast 14 MAY 2018 | BY RACENEWS

The momentum is all one direction – upwards - for exciting young stallion ShamExpress (O’Reilly). The Gr.1 winning Australian sprinter sired his second winner for the week on Saturday when London E...

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Listed Goal For Precocious Filly

06 APR 2018 |

Speedy southern two-year-old Xpressmymind will be on trial next time out for a stakes assignment. The filly will step out on her home track at Riccarton on April 21 and another bold showing could s...

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Filly’s express pace opens sire’s account

10 FEB 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Explosive pace earned Shamexpress Group One sprinting honours in Australia and shades of that were on show at Riccarton on Saturday when the Windsor Park Stud resident sired his first winner from h...

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