Riccarton Preview October 25

By | 2018-01-25T08:52:59+00:00 October 24th, 2014|Gallops, General|

Photo: Flaming is quoted at $10 for the 1000 Guineas Stable moving on after Coupland setbacks Jason Bridgman has taken a philosophical approach to the interrupted Guineas campaigns of his fillies Darci’s Dream and Flaming. The twice abandoned Ashburton meeting of last Saturday and Monday has resulted in the Listed Ray Coupland Stakes being rescheduled

Saturday Preview October 11

By | 2014-10-10T09:12:23+00:00 October 10th, 2014|Gallops, General|

Dual meeting focus for Bridgman Matamata trainer Jason Bridgman is hoping for home and away wins on Saturday. He will produce Group One winner Costa Viva in the Gr.3 $80,000 Rich Hill Stud Taranaki Breeders' Stakes (1400m) at Hawera, while at home he will shoot for success in the Listed $50,000 Team Wealleans Matamata Cup

Ellerslie September 27

By | 2014-09-26T09:51:11+00:00 September 26th, 2014|Gallops, General|

Searle hoping for royal Ellerslie return Grant Searle is confident of making his presence felt in a long-overdue return to Ellerslie on Saturday. The Levin trainer is upbeat about the chances of his promising filly Bel Sorriso in the Listed Allied Workforce Soliloquy Stakes. “It’s been a long time since I last had a runner

TURF TALK September 23

By | 2018-01-25T08:52:59+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Gallops, General|

Photo: FAY FAY WINS THE HONG KONG DERBY Big Wet thwarts Cruz Trevor Cruz is a frustrated trainer. The Hong Kong-raised Cruz, who now trains in partnership with brother Martin at Cambridge, has his spring summer team fizzing but won't start them until the tracks dry out. "Packing Tycoon, Incredible Hulk and Casillas will be

Turf Talk September 16

By | 2014-09-17T09:15:22+00:00 September 16th, 2014|Gallops, General|

Photo: Dylan Turner scores on Skysoblue Dylan Turner on short rope Taranaki Apprentice Dylan Turner returns from suspension Saturday knowing he has to keep his nose clean or his future in racing could be cut short. Turner, who hasn't ridden all season, is on a "last chance" with his boss Paul Bourke after he was

Merial Mile Saturday

By | 2018-01-25T08:52:59+00:00 September 11th, 2014|Gallops, General|

Thorn Prince set for WFA challenge Weight-for-age racing shouldn’t hold any fears for stakes performer Thorn Prince, according to his trainer Fraser Auret. The Marton stayer is likely to go in that direction after Saturday’s Gr.3 Merial Ancare Metric Mile at Awapuni. “He’s a big, strong horse and he carried 59kg all right in the

Wanganui Saturday September 6

By | 2018-01-25T08:52:59+00:00 September 5th, 2014|Gallops, General|

Rogerson raves about his filly Trackman Graeme Rogerson could barely contain his excitement when discussing his juvenile filly Serena Miss ahead of her debut at Wanganui Saturday. "She's high class and at 17 hands is probably the biggest horse I've trained. She's very smart, as you may have have noticed if you watched the tape