Reliable Man Two-Year-Old to “Lift” at Flemington20 Jul 2018
Darren Weir’s Reliable Man two-year-old Lift (ex Super Nanny) will have his second career start tomorrow at Flemington when he takes on the A$130,000 Byerley Handicap over 1800m. The A$280,000 yearling purchase had his first start at Ballarat on 24 June, running home strongly from near the rear to finish a close second to British Medium over 1600m and the wide expanses of Flemington and a step to 1800m can only heighten his chances come Saturday.
Ombudsman Favoured at Randwick20 Jul 2018
The Chris Waller trained three-year-old Ombudsman (Reliable Man) is strongly fancied to make it back-to-back wins when he starts in the A$100,000 Book Spring Now Handicap over 2400m at Randwick. The only three-year-old in the event, Ombudsman was an impressive winner on the course and over the same distance two weeks earlier when ridden by Corey Brown, and will have the services of another top hoop in Kerrin McEvoy when he steps out tomorrow.
Shellez Ace to Tackle Black Type20 Jul 2018
Impressive last start winner Shellez Ace will head to New Plymouth on Saturday where she is listed to run in the $65,000 Listed Powerworx Opunake Cup for Karyn McQuade, or alternatively she may run in the Rating 75 over the equivalent distance, but judging by the ease in which she won her last start at Hawera, she is a genuine chance in whatever race the McQuade’s choose to run her in.
Athletica Back in Action at Te Rapa20 Jul 2018
Talented three-year-old Athletica is set to resume in the Red Alert Taxis – Getting You Home Handicap at Te Rapa tomorrow for Andrew Campbell and looked to near his best form when trialling well at Te Awamutu recently.
Redwood Mare Favourite for Group 3 Winter Cup20 Jul 2018
Redwood’s daughter Red Sierra now heads the market for the upcoming Winter Cup Gr.3 at a quote of $5.00 on the NZ TAB Futures markets off the back of her impressive win at Trentham last Saturday and will head to Riccarton in a rich vein of form as the winner of three of her last four starts.
Red Sierra Looking to Group 3 Feature Next16 Jul 2018
The Redwood mare Red Sierra is in dynamic form at present, winning three of her past four starts, and her winning effort at Trentham on Saturday indicated that she will not be out of her depth when she heads to Riccarton to contest the Group 3 Winter Cup in a few weeks.
Aptly Named Von Trapp Has a Bright Future16 Jul 2018
The aptly named Von Trapp (Swiss Ace) vindicated the high opinion his connections have of him when he made an impressive debut at Ruakaka on Saturday. Trained at Pukekohe by Richard Collett the two-year-old gelding had been unbeaten in three trials leading into Saturday and overcame a difficult barrier draw to lead comfortably for Andrew Calder early in the race. Von Trapp railed in front at the top of the straight before sprinting away over the concluding stages to win easily by 3.3 lengths and running a smart 59.53 for the 1000m on a slow track.
Red Giant Sprinter Gives Moreira a Superich Send-off16 Jul 2018
Talented Hong Kong sprinter Superich looked every-bit a topliner with the way he dispensed with a handy field of Class 3 performers on the final day of the 2017-18 Racing Season at Sha Tin yesterday.
Jolly Honour to Target 2019 Hong Kong Derby16 Jul 2018
Reliable Man’s son Jolly Honour, who is owned in Hong Kong by Phillip Ng, will head to Hong Kong shortly to begin his preparation for the 2019 edition of the Hong Kong Derby. The Chris Waller trained three-year-old has won his last two starts at Randwick and Rosehill and the 2000m trip of the Hong Kong Derby should play right into his hands.
Breeder’s Bonus for Group 1 Tarzino Trophy13 Jul 2018
With first nominations closing Tuesday 17th July for New Zealand’s first Group 1 of the season, the $200,000 Tarzino Trophy at Hawke’s Bay, The Tarzino Syndicate who sponsor the race have announced a further boost for the race with a free service to Tarzino (valued at $15,000 + GST) going to the breeder of the winner.
Reliable Man’s Jolly Honour Looks to Repeat13 Jul 2018
Reliable Man gelding Jolly Honour will look to make it back-to-back wins when he runs at Rosehill tomorrow. The Chris Waller three-year-old has been entered for two races initially, Race 3 the A$100,000 #Theraces Handicap for the 3YO’s over 1800m with Hugh Bowman booked for the ride, and Race 6 a Benchmark 80 race - the A$100,000 Sydney West App Handicap over 2000m - against the older horses where James McDonald will ride him, and should be strong winning chance wherever his trainer elects to run him.
Redwood Mares In Rich Vein of Form13 Jul 2018
Redwood mares Rosewood and Red Sierra head to Wellington on Saturday boasting strong formlines in recent weeks and both well fancied to carry on their winning ways.
Hong Kong Season Comes to an End13 Jul 2018
The Hong Kong racing year comes to an end on Sunday and the farm will have two good chances of posting a win on the card.
Red Sierra Climbing the Grades Nicely2 Jul 2018
As the saying goes - it’s not the size of the dog in the bite, but the size of the bite in the dog, that is important - and Redwood’s diminutive daughter Red Sierra certainly isn’t letting her size get in her way as she accepts every challenge her trainers David & Emma Haworth put in front of her as she makes a rapid climb through the grades.
Celebrations After Master Brewer Win2 Jul 2018
On a strong black type card at Newmarket on Saturday the Two-year-old Novice over 7 furlongs was won in fine style by Reliable Man’s son Master Brewer as he made up for a luckless run on debut at Newbury some two weeks earlier.
Promising Stayer Suliman Looks to Go Back-to-Back22 Jun 2018
The Graham Richardson-Gavin Parker trained Suliman will look to make it back-to-back wins when he steps out in the Zest Premeir over 2100m at Tauranga tomorrow. The son of Redwood was dominant in his last start victory at Te Rapa after sitting outside the leader and proved too strong for his rivals.
Conspirator Heads to Te Aroha Sunday22 Jun 2018
The exciting Swiss Ace three-year-old Conspirator heads to Te Aroha on Sunday after scoring a convincing maiden win at Te Rapa recently.
Redwood Shaping Into Good Sire18 Jun 2018
High Chaparral’s son Redwood is developing into a very good sire as his first crop come to the end of their four-year-old year and the past few weeks have seen his progeny put together an impressive winning streak across Australia, Singapore, and New Zealand.
Peaceful Lands First Stakes Victory11 Jun 2018
Two-year-old filly Peaceful capped off her first season of racing with a comprehensive stakes victory in the Listed Auckland Futurity Stakes at Te Rapa on Saturday and vindicated her $260,000 price tag outlayed by Bruce Perry Bloodstock at the 2017 Premier Sale.
No Conspiracy With Ritchie 3YO11 Jun 2018
If there was any “conspiracy” surrounding the Shaune Ritchie trained Conspirator (Swiss Ace), it is now clear for all to see and the three-year-old gelding looks to have a very bright future!
Suliman – A Cups Horse in the Making11 Jun 2018
Matamata trainers Graham Richardson and Gavin Parker look to have a very progressive stayer on their hands after the Redwood gelding Suliman posted a strong win in the Phelan Racing Stables 2100m at Te Rapa on Saturday.
Reliable Man 3YO Wins at Randwick for Chris Waller11 Jun 2018
Reliable Man’s son Jolly Honour stepped up to a middle distance in the best possible fashion at Randwick on Saturday when he put up an impressive performance to come from back in the field to race away for a comfortable win in the A$100,000 tab.com.au Handicap over 2000m under Tye Angland.
Red Sierra Makes a Fashionable Return5 Jun 2018
Redwood mare Red Sierra returned to her winning self on Saturday when she put three-lengths between her and the rest of the field in the Wanganui Chronicle 1350, and the Swiss Ace sired Field of Fire made it a Gerry Harvey-bred quinella finishing second behind Red Sierra.
New Stakes Winner for Redwood29 May 2018
All good things come to those who wait and Rising Red’s patience certainly paid off on Saturday as he set out to win the Group 3 Premier’s Cup at Brisbane Race Club for the Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young team.
Queensland Oaks Appeals to Reliable Man Filly25 May 2018
A daughter of Reliable Man, She’s Reliable, lines up for her first black type assignment tomorrow at Doomben in the Group 1 Queensland Oaks and her recent form indicates the step up to 2200m could be just her style.
Rising Red in Top Form for Premier’s Cup25 May 2018
New Zealand Derby runner-up Rising Red has certainly paid his dues on the track and tomorrow he will be looking for that well-earned stakes win in the Group 3 Premier’s Cup at Doomben.
Swampland Makes Her Return18 May 2018
Talented racemare Swampland (Redwood) returns to the track this weekend after a long layoff when she steps out in the Listed A$100,000 Amgrow Bright Shadow Quality over 1200m at Doomben having not been seen out since running a good third in the Group 3 Maybe Mahal Stakes at Flemington in the spring.
Bassett Takes on Group Company at Doomben18 May 2018
Savabeel gelding Bassett heads to Brisbane this weekend to tackle Group company in the A$125,000 Flight Centre BRC Sprint over 1350m.
Huka Eagle Lines Up in Macau Sprint Trophy18 May 2018
Swiss Ace stakes winner Huka Eagle will look to add a further black type win to his record when he heads to the Listed M$550,000 Macau Sprint Trophy on Saturday.
Two Gold Medals for Symon Wilde at Warrnambool4 May 2018
Warrnambool trainer Symon Wilde had the time of his life this week winning five races on his home track during the famous Warrnambool Carnival, four of these coming on the final day and including the prestigious Brierly/Grand Annual Steeples double with the Gerry Harvey bred Gold Medals.
Solar Star Takes on Black Type Company at Morphettville4 May 2018
Zoustar filly Solar Star travels to Adelaide this weekend to contest the A$125,000 Listed Queen Adelaide Stakes over 1050m. The Anthony Freedman-trained two-year-old was an impressive winner at her last start where she posted an emphatic four length victory when resuming from a spell over 1100m and with top jockey Kerrin McEvoy taking the mount she should be more than competitive.
Peaceful (Ending) to Season in Champagne4 May 2018
The Murray Baker/Andrew Forsman trained Peaceful (Savabeel) heads to Riccarton this weekend in an effort to end the season with a black type victory in the $50,000 Berkley Stud Champagne Stakes over 1200m and set herself up for an exciting three-year-old season later in the year.
Win Beauty Win for O’Sullivan/Purton Combo4 May 2018
Makfi three-year-old Win Beauty Win will look to keep Zac Purton in sight of Joao Moreira in the battle for the Hong Kong Jockey’s Title when he steps out in the HK$1,310,000 The Stevenson Cup over 1400m. Purton has been in superlative form of late posting a five-timer at Happy Valley recently and the Jockey’s Title is starting to look close as the season draws to the end.
Superich Looks to Extend Winning Sequence4 May 2018
Very impressive debutante Superich (Red Giant) will look to extend his winning record to two out of two when he will start a very warm favourite in the Li Cup over 1000m at Sha Tin on Sunday with Joao Moreira continuing his association with the Frankie Lor trained three-year-old.
The Road From Polo Pony To Stakes Winner1 May 2018
While this might seem like a trip down memory lane, it is quite amazing how an impressive performance of a racehorse today can rekindle memories of previous eras and the outstanding performances within generations of a given family, reminding us all so vividly of the associations, acquaintances, and friendships which have been made years earlier.
Fine Chances for Makfi at Cambridge Meeting27 Apr 2018
After a very good week with Ruby Armani winning a stakes race at Awapuni and Tribal Wisdom winning at Randwick, former Westbury sire Makfi has strong representation across the card at the Cambridge Jockey Club’s premier meeting at Te Rapa tomorrow with some four runners over the eight race program and some very good chances in the day’s features, the Group 2 Travis Stakes and the Group 3 Inglis Sales Breeders Stakes.
South Fork Looks to Keep Unbeaten Record Intact27 Apr 2018
The Jim Collett trained South Fork (Swiss Ace) will look to maintain his unbeaten record when he has start number three in the Mainline Cambridge Premier Fast Track Bonus over 1200m at Te Rapa tomorrow.
Rosewood Primed for New Campaign27 Apr 2018
Talented Redwood mare Rosewood showed she was primed for a new campaign when she posted an impressive trial win at Foxton recently and steps out in the final race at Te Rapa on Saturday. Rosewood has filled a first-five position at 16 of her 20 career starts, winning on 4 occasions as well as recording 4 seconds and 4 thirds and has a Group 3 placing to her credit behind Dolcetto and Authentic Paddy in the Metric Mile at Awapuni.
Ugly Warrior Continues his Winning Ways23 Apr 2018
Three-year-old Swiss Ace gelding Ugly Warrior continued on his winning way at Sha Tin on Saturday afternoon when scored an impressive win in the Age-Friendly City Handicap over 1200m and provided leading hoop Zac Purton with his second winner on the card as he looked to pull back Joao Moreira’s lead in the Hong Kong Jockey’s Premiership.
Bonneval Relation Wins Frank Packer Plate in Style 23 Apr 2018
Higher Ground, a close relation to the current New Zealand Horse of the Year Bonneval, was an impressive winner of the Group 3 Iga Liquor Frank Packer Plate at Randwick on Saturday for Chris Waller, Glyn Schofield and owner Woppitt Bloodstock.
Reliable Man Fillies Tackle Adelaide Group Race20 Apr 2018
Reliable Man’s daughters Belle du Nord and Reliable Dame will provide their sire with a two-pronged attack on the Group 3 Schweppervescence Stakes at Morphettville tomorrow.
More Champagne to Come for Wonder20 Apr 2018
The two-year-olds don’t have many opportunities to step past 1400m in New Zealand and Saturday’s Diamond Lodge Champagne Stakes over 1600m at Counties will give the youngsters looking for a bit further the perfect opportunity to test their stamina, and one would think the Team Rogerson trained More Wonder's recent racing will stand him in good stead on what is likely to be a rain-affected track.
Unfinished Business for Rising Red in Sydney20 Apr 2018
The Redwood gelding Rising Red will return to Sydney this weekend to run in the A$150,000 JRA Plate with an aim of completing some unfinished business from twelve months ago.
Contessa Vanessa Family to the Fore13 Apr 2018
Tomorrow’s ATC Oaks contender Contessa Vanessa (Bullbars) has not only escalated substantially in value through her own deeds on the track this season, but the immediate family around her has also proven to be very active with Listed winner Astor (Iffraaj) recognised as one of our better sprinting three-year-olds, and during the past week a close relation by Snitzel from the Hussonet mare Walk With Attitude made A$1,550,000 in Sydney.
Win Beauty Win Resumes in Hong Kong13 Apr 2018
Three-year-old Makfi gelding Win Beauty Win resumes in the Yan Chau Tong Handicap at Sha Tin on Sunday for Paul O’Sullivan after winning the HK$2,000,000 HKJC Griffin Trophy back in December.
Another Good Weekend for Swiss Ace9 Apr 2018
Swiss Ace has been having a wonderful run of late, and this weekend proved to be no exception, with a further three winners over the last three days. The speedy My Horse was the first to grace the winner’s circle when he led throughout to score a very good win at Kranji on Friday evening. By Swiss Ace from the Danehill mare Rosenborg, My Horse has been very consistent recording 4 wins and 6 seconds from 22 starts with stakes of S$210,000 to date.
Moreira Makes Frankie Lor Owners Superich9 Apr 2018
The Red Giant gelding Superich was super impressive when scoring on debut at Sha Tin on Sunday when he sat up behind the speed for leading hoop Joao Moreira over the 1000m before quickening up in impressive style to put a gap between himself and his rivals.
Kementari Heads Big Day for the Blue Army6 Apr 2018
Outstanding three-year-old Kementari will spearhead a big team for Godolphin’s “blue army” on the first day of The Championships when he steps out as a warm $3.50 favourite for the A$3,000,000 Group 1 Doncaster Handicap over the 1600m at Randwick tomorrow.
Cote d’Or Aims to Add Group 1 to Her Record6 Apr 2018
The highly talented Makfi mare Cote d’Or will look to add a valuable Group 1 win to her CV when she heads to the Fiber Fresh NZ Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes at Te Aroha tomorrow.
Redwood Progeny Look to Step to Bigger Targets6 Apr 2018
Two very talented geldings by High Chaparral’s son Redwood will be looking to step into bigger black type targets when they step out this weekend.
Belle du Nord Draws Wide in Laelia6 Apr 2018
Reliable Man filly Belle du Nord has had no luck all season with a constant barrage of rain-affected tracks, no luck in running, or bad barrier draws – and unfortunately for David & Emma-Lee Browne the poor run of luck has continued in Australia where Belle du Nord will start from barrier 15 of the 16 runners in Saturday’s Listed A$100,000 Laelia Stakes at Morphettville.
Easter Celebrations for Swiss Ace4 Apr 2018
Swiss Ace is celebrating with four more winners over the Easter weekend including The Chaser being Stephen Autridge's 1000th training success, stakes winner Passing Shot returning to form, South Fork winning two from two, and a new Singapore winner Ocean Master.
Can Kementari Break the Winning Winx Streak?23 Mar 2018
The high class Australian sprinter Kementari is gearing up to race alongside the great mare Winx in tomorrow’s George Ryder Stakes (Gr1) in a bid to break the daughter of Street Cry’s remarkable winning streak of 23 races.