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Stakes mission for impressive Charm Spirit two-year-old winner

10 JULY 2021, RACENEWS


Unbeaten Catsacharmer(inside) shows all the fighting qualities reminiscent of her sire when winning at Te Rapa at the weekend Unbeaten two-year-old filly Catsacharmer (Charm Spirit) booked herself...

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...

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...

The power of the cross

18 JUNE 2021, RACENEWS


Frankel - by Galileo x Kind (Danehill). Champion and leading sire. Yesterday’s impressive Gr.1 Ascot Gold Cup winner Subjectivist (Teofilo) and Gr.2 Royal Ascot Ribblesdale Stakes winner Loving Dre...

Royal Ascot flows through the blood of Circus Maximus

16 JUNE 2021, RACENEWS


Circus Maximus Poetic Flare (Dawn Approach) produced an outstanding performance on Day 1 of Royal Ascot yesterday to win the Gr.1 St James’s Palace Stakes over the testing Ascot mile. Extremely tou...

The might and power of Mustang Valley

14 JUN 21 | WPS News


  THE MIGHT AND POWER OF MUSTANG VALLEY  With the same big action as her close relative Might And Power (Zabeel), the similarities don’t end there for 2...

Champion miler Circus Maximus to Windsor Park


Fast facts Champion Miler at 3 & 4 Triple Gr.1 winner at a mile including twice at Royal Ascot 2YO Gr.1 performer Gr.1 St James’s Palace Stakes winner like leading sires Frankel, Kingman, Sham...

Aussie black-type for Turn Me Loose

9 JUNE, 2021 RACENEWS


Exciting 2YO Verbek (Turn Me Loose) secured black-type at just his fourth start and looked a promising 3YO prospect when filling the runnerup position in the Listed The Phoenix Stakes in Brisbane a...

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. ...

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...

First crop 2YO stakes winner for Turn Me Loose - Turn The Ace takes out Te Rapa feature

8 MAY 2021, NZ RACING DESK


Rugged two-year-old Turn The Ace (Turn Me Loose) provided a second milestone for his sire Turn Me Loose in the space of seven days when he took out the feature event at Te Rapa on Saturday, the Lis...

Champion miler Circus Maximus to Windsor Park

4 MAY 2021, RACENEWS


Fast facts Champion Miler at 3 & 4 Triple Gr.1 winner at a mile including twice at Royal Ascot 2YO Gr.1 performer 1 St James’s Palace Stakes winner like leading sires Frankel, Kingman, Shamard...

Bottoms up on Friday for Windsor Park's yearling luncheon

5 MAY, 2021 Jessica Owers, TDN


On Friday at Riccarton Racecourse, Windsor Park Stud will bring together some of the biggest names in the business for its Rugby, Racing and Beer Luncheon and Yearling Auction. The event is the bra...

Turn The Ace cuts loose at Te Rapa

3 MAY, 2021 Michael Guerin, NZ Herald


Trainer Andrew Forsman was thrilled to give an old mate a helping hand on Saturday. Now former star galloper Turn Me Loose is on the board as a stallion, his former trainer says his Turn The Ace co...

EXCITING NEW STALLION FOR WINDSOR PARK STUD

5 MAY 21 | WPS News


Circus Maximus Champion miler Circus Maximus to Windsor Park Fast facts Champion Miler at 3 & 4 Triple Gr.1 winner at a mile including twice at Royal Ascot 2YO Gr.1 performer 1 St James’s Pala...

Bright staying future for Mongolian Khan 3YO 

14 Apr | NZ Racing Desk


One of the highlights of the Mornington program on Tuesday was the dominant victory of lightly-tried New Zealand bred three-year-old Made By Khan.   The Matt Laurie-trained son of Mongolian Khan w...

WHERE STARS ARE MADE

ROBERT FEDELE (Flemington) | 6 APR 21


Over a decade ago, Gina Schick spotted a gap in the market when it comes to rehoming former racehorses in New Zealand, launching an operation that today retrains hundreds of retired racehorses each...

MIDDLE DISTANCE TEST FOR CALLSIGN MAV

29 MAR 21 | NZ Racing Desk


Group One winner Callsign Mav will be in action at Awapuni on Saturday, where he will be tried beyond a mile for the first time in his career in the Gr.2 City Of Palmerston North Awapuni Gold Cup (...

PROMISING 3YO SON OF MONGOLIAN KHAN

24 MAR 21 | NZ Racing Desk


Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman landed an early double at Pukekohe on Wednesday, with promising three-year-olds Daqiansweet Junior and Granados both scoring over 2100m and shapin...

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...

TRIAL WINNER FOR RAGEESE

WPS NEWS | 17 MAR 21


2YO Rageese ex. Mi Shari gelding was fast away in Heat 18 today at the Cambridge track for a smart trial win. Trained by Finbarr Leahy, the Windsor owned gelding was increasing his lead as he cros...

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...

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...

SUPOENAED TOO STRONG IN THE MILLIE FOX STAKES

20 FEB | MARK SMITH


Making her first start since disappointing in the Golden Eagle last October, the Chris Waller-trained Subpoenaed bounced back to form in Saturday’s $200,000 Group II Millie Fox Stakes at Rosehill G...

Country Championships Final beckons Charmmebaby

22 Feb 21| NZ Racing Desk


Charm Spirit mare Charmmebaby (NZ) will head to the big smoke during Easter weekend to take her place in the Country Championships Final at Randwick after winning at Scone on Sunday. The Bob Millig...

Mongolian Khan Quinella as Staying Power emerges

17 Feb 21| WPS News


An impressive quinella at Te Aroha for young stallion Mongolian Khan showed the emergence of two young staying 3yo's. Namely Shere Khan (ex Paracetamol) and Grandos (ex Goyescas). The pair were abl...

Danielle Johnson has winning feelin' on Feelin' Fancy

17 Feb 21| WPS News


New Zealand's leading rider Danielle Johnson hit a major milestone riding 1000 winners on Rip Van Winkle mare Feelin' Fancy. The mare was able to stay 3 wide with cover and avoid all interference (...

Life after racing - REWARDING FLYER

17 FEB 21 | WPS News


Race name: Rewarding Flyer Breeding: Thorn Park ex. Monte Karlo 2012 He's back! Born at Windsor, REWARDING FLYER has amassed a few air miles prior to returning to the paddocks where he grew up....

My Squeeze Louise wins maiden impressively

16 Feb 21| WPS News


Mongolian Khan filly My Squeeze Louise was able to clear maidens impressively at her 5th start at Knyeton Park over 1875m. The filly looks to be a nice staying prospect for her sire. The short pric...

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...