Racing

Derby market says Jimmy's a choux-in

Jimmy Choux

TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

Boom Hastings galloper Jimmy Choux has cleared the first hurdle in the leadup to New Zealand's richest horse race.

Tinsley unhappy with appeal result

Hayden Tinsley has been partially successful in his appeal over his One Thousand Guineas suspension but remained disappointed at the outcome.

Filly part-owned by chief justice tests positive

A racehorse part-owned by Chief Justice Sian Elias is almost certain to be disqualified from its debut win after returning a positive swab to a banned substance.

Punter turns $5 into $60,000 profit

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

Wellington punter John Russell has turned $65 into a profit of $60,000.

Kiwi galloper draws outside in Aussie feature

New Zealand galloper Firebolt has beaten the law of averages but it hasn't helped his chances of beating Australia's leading milers this weekend.

Maren returns to Matamata

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

Miss Maren is no longer an Australian resident.

Walker raises the stakes

BY AIDAN RODLEY - The Dominion Post

Mark Walker admits he is a country boy at heart. Yet he's about to try his luck in the business mecca of Singapore, training racehorses in the shadows of high-rise buildings.

Houston seeking a repeat performance

BY AIDAN RODLEY - Waikato Times

Shelley Houston intends going in the same direction as her $33,500 Hawke's Bay Steeples mount Climbing High at Hastings tomorrow.

Gardiners keen to hold on to Sacha

Levin couple Hoko and Nita Gardiner are set to exercise their right of purchase on Keeper mare Sacha after she secured a valuable stakes win in Saturday's Tauranga Classic.

Win changes Kelso's plans

Waikato Times

Matamata trainer Ken Kelso has shelved plans to send capable flat galloper Montjee jumping after the Montjeu gelding emerged victorious in an enthralling two-horse home straight battle in Saturday's $45,000 Kiwifruit Cup at Tauranga.

Waddell cops 14-month ban

BY AIDAN RODLEY - Waikato Times

Chief racecourse inspector John McKenzie hopes yesterday's 14-month disqualification handed down to top jockey Jason Waddell will deter others involved in thoroughbred racing from using P.

Wenn wants Cash prize

BY AIDAN RODLEY - Waikato Times

Michelle Wenn is out to win one for the boys in tomorrow's $45,000 Kiwifruit Cup (2100m) at Tauranga tomorrow.

Zarzuela seeking success in Melbourne

BY AIDAN RODLEY - Waikato Times

Star filly Zarzuela has transferred stables to Melbourne trainer Peter Moody and has resumed work this week.

Phar Lap loses head over slump

The Dominion Post

The horse who had a nose for the finishing line has lost his head in preparation for a trip back to Melbourne.

Just A Whisper is making quite a noise

Trainer Grant Searle is considering the Whyte Handicap and the Opunake Cup for Just A Whisper but has yet to finalise plans for the four-year-old Al Akbar gelding.

Rosy outlook has soured for Haworth

David Haworth has discovered that a year can be a long time in racing.

Myers keeps riding winners

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

Rosie Myers has had to keep reassessing her goals.

Brown Bomber set to raid Opunake

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

Eddie Carson has a fifth Opunake Cup win in his sights.

Bosson: The $3 million man

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

Opie Bosson might become a $3 million man at Wanganui next weekend.

Spratt reunited with Culminate in Travis

Glamour jockey Sam Spratt intends making the most of her reunion with star mare Culminate in tomorrow's Gr II $85,000 Travis Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa.

Wealth Princess trials well

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

Top sprinter Wealth Princess warmed up for her Queensland campaign with a winning trials run at Waipa yesterday.

McKee looks towards Brisbane

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

Stephen McKee hopes to make an impression at the top end of the Queensland winter carnival.

Innes facing tricky decision

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

Leith Innes has a tricky decision to make this week.

Sargent bonus bid

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

John Sargent would like to think he has a chance of winning the trainers' bonus at Hastings tomorrow.

Kelt reduction likely

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

 

Hunt making a mark

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

Graeme Hunt has been one of racing's quiet achievers.

Champagne bid canned

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

Lion Tamer will miss the Champagne Stakes in Sydney on Saturday.

Bradley stars at Trentham

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

Darryl Bradley is at the top of his game again.

Wall Street settles well in Sydney

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

Awapuni trainer Jeff Lynds was in an upbeat mood after watching his stablemates Wall Street and Booming work in Sydney yesterday morning

Walker still without a Group I this term

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

Mark Walker is in danger of completing a racing season without a Group I win.

Three-year-olds due an Easter triumph

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

The youngsters will have the law of averages on their side in the Easter Handicap at Ellerslie tomorrow.

McKee deserves Easter win

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

Stephen McKee deserves a prize for attendance at Ellerslie tomorrow.

Juice backing up in Easter

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

New Plymouth mare Juice will back up in the $200,000 Easter Handicap (1600m) at Ellerslie on Saturday.

Huge price for Kiwi yearling

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

Cambridge accountant Scott Williams hit the sales jackpot in Sydney yesterday.

Ritchie seeking rare double

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

 

Choice colt goes for $2.4m

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

A Redoute's Choice colt made A$1.875 million (NZ$2.46 million) on the opening day of the Sydney Easter yearling sale yesterday.

Keep The Peace at $15 for Derby

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

New Zealand Oaks winner Keep The Peace has opened at $15 for the Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Freedman's mares chase Group 1 riches

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

Melbourne trainer Lee Freedman is serious about defending his title in the Group I New Zealand Breeders' Stakes (1600m) at Te Aroha on Saturday.

Kiwi filly heads to derby

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

New Zealand Oaks winner Keep The Peace will be a surprise entry for the Australian Derby in Sydney.

Stars on display

BY TIM BARTON - The Dominion Post

Star stablemates Wall Street and Vosne Romanee will both make an appearance at Awapuni on Saturday but Wall Street will be confined to a cameo role.

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