The win of Improvement (NZ) (Swiss Ace) at Randwick has helped offset Gary Portelli's discontent at the non-appearance of Single Bullet at the meeting. The trainer withdrew the colt from the Listed Brian Crowley Stakes (1200m) when the track was rated heavy at the 7.30 scrat...
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A lengthy wait for the Cruz family came to an end at Rotorua where Packing Eagle showed what he is capable of given the right conditions.The Waikato Stud-bred and sold gelding brought his Hong Kong form to Saturday’s meeting with a sterling performance to trounce his rival...
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Win machine Prom Queen has tightened her grip on next month’s fillies’ classic at Riccarton. Her ability to master the extra distance of the Gr.1 gavelhouse.com New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas (1600m) has been questioned, but her latest performance at Ashburton provi...
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Sir Peter Vela celebrated the 16th anniversary of Ethereal’s Gr.1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) victory with a stakes success at Rotorua. His famous colours were donned on Saturday by Danielle Johnson aboard the Keeper mare Wildflower, who she guided to a gallant win in the Listed...
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Kaonic (NZ) (Savabeel) brought back memories of Kermadec (NZ) (Teofilo) at Randwick, as the colt locked onto the same spring path as the Group One winner.Racing in the same colours as Kermadec for owner Neville Morgan, Kaonic's second win in three starts rubber stamped ...
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Storytime will be given every opportunity this preparation to advance her stakes record and the Wanganui mare looks more than capable of rising to that challenge. The daughter of Savabeel, who boasted good form in strong company last season, opened her four-year-old campaign...
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A late decision to send Civilised to Rotorua had its reward on Saturday when he upset a handy field of age group gallopers. In his fourth appearance, the gelding finished powerfully from back in the field to open his winning account in the Burton Construction 3YO (1215m) in ...
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The Titanium Racing Stable had every reason to whoop it up on Friday night after newcomer Nowyousee (NZ) (O'Reilly) raced away a facile winner in the $75,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1000m. Jeffrey Soh’s outfit has invested massively in racehorses in the last two y...
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New apprentice jockey Hanafi Noorman has not taken too long to ride his first career winner after he drove Haytham (NZ) (Saperavi) to victory at Kranji on Friday night. The Bedok lad was incidentally receiving a belated birthday present – 16 days after he turned 26 on...
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