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ShamExpress’ daughter Zola Express wins the Wanganui Cup

27 NOVEMBER 2021, NZ RACING DESK


Underrated New Plymouth mare Zola Express (ShamExpress) captured the biggest win of her burgeoning career when she claimed the Listed Steelform Roofing Group Wanganui Cup (2040m) at the weekend. Th...

ZOLA EXPRESS WINS WANGANUI CUP

27 NOV 21 | NZ Racing Desk


Underrated New Plymouth mare Zola Express captured the biggest win of her burgeoning career when she claimed the Listed Steelform Roofing Group Wanganui Cup (2040m). The Janelle Millar-trained five...

MUSTANG VALLEY ON SONG FOR GUINEAS

10 NOV 21 | NZ Racing Desk


Mustang Valley is at the top of her game for her Group One test at Riccarton on Saturday with connections hoping for a final piece of the puzzle to make the Classic a snug fit for the daughter of ...

TURN ME LOOSE FILLY WOWS ON DEBUT

30 OCT 21 | NZ Racing Desk


Trainer Rudy Liefting had been expecting a forward showing on debut from his three-year-old filly Stars ‘N’ Cream (Turn Me Loose), but even he wasn’t prepared for what unfolded in the first race at...

COX PLATE CALLING MAV AFTER WINDSOR PARK VICTORY

3 OCT 21 | NZ Racing Desk


Hometown hero Callsign Mav (NZ) (Atlante) booked his ticket for a shot at the Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley later this month when he took out the second leg of the Hawke’s Bay triple cro...

SAMARKAND SHOWCASES STAYING TALENT

27 SEP 21 | NZ Racing Desk


Murray Baker knows he’s got a good three-year-old staying prospect in Samarkand, an outstanding winner at Tauranga on Sunday.   What he doesn’t know is what to do with him next.   Baker, who trains...

WESSEX TOO STRONG ON DEBUT AT MATAMATA

26 SEP 21 | NZ Racing Desk


Turn Me Loose filly Wessex produced a professional performance on debut to take out the second race on the card over 1000m at Matamata for the Baker / Forsman partnership. Secured by Forsman for $1...

WINDSOR HOMEBRED DEFENDS GROUP 1 TITLE

20 SEP 21 | NZTBA


The first Group One race of the season has been run and won with Callsign Mav (Atlante x Raadisi) once again taking out the Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings on Saturday.   For his breeders Windso...

Eventful week for Ben Kwok

8 SEPTEMBER, NZTBA


Singaporean based industry enthusiast Ben Kwok has had a very eventful week. He was over the moon about his filly Bellacontte (Burgundy -Devon Doll) winning the listed O’Leary Fillies Stakes on Sa...

SPRING CANDIDATE WINS AT KENSINGTON FOR WINDSOR PARK FAMILY

18 AUG 21 | TDN Aus/NZ


Wednesday's Kensington meeting uncovered a very promising colt for the Gai Waterhouse Racing-Bott stable, one with old and successful Windsor Park blood. Sydney’s midweek meeting was on the Ken...

ANOTHER TURN ME LOOSE 3YO IMPRESSES ON AUSSIE DEBUT

17 AUG 21 | Racing News


High regarded 3YO Bifrost (Turn Me Loose) made his Australian debut a winning one when successful at Pakenham in Victoria yesterday.The strapping first-crop son of Champion Sprinter/Miler T...

ANCIENT GIRL LETS LOOSE AT BALLARAT

10 AUG 21 | Racing News


Highly regarded filly Ancient Girl (Turn Me Loose), who holds a nomination for the Gr.1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield in early October, made a winning debut at Ballarat today.Click to watch...

STAR ON THE RISE FOR CHARM SPIRIT

27 JUL 21 | RACING NEWS


Showing the same resolute qualities of his triple Gr.1 winning sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit), highclass Australian sprinter Sansom produced an exhilarating fresh up performance to w...

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...