Thursday 12th November 2020

By admin / November 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Thursday 12th November 2020

What’s been happening… We’re past the half way point for this year’s Cup Week, the fields have been competitive, track has been in lovely order and we were pleased with yesterday’s 3rd placing result from 3yo filly Showemhowitsdone in the age group 1400m race ridden by Matt Cameron. She has run into some bad luck…

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Thursday 27th October 2020

By admin / October 28, 2020 / Comments Off on Thursday 27th October 2020

Riccarton Saturday… We had two weigh ins for the Group 3War Decree Stakes for the 3yo’s over 1600m on Saturday. Elizabeth Rose found a good position in the field, but tended to race a touch unsettled for a time. She worked hard the last bit to finish into fourth position. Showemhowitsdone drew the outside, got…

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Thursday 3rd September

By admin / September 3, 2020 / Comments Off on Thursday 3rd September

What’s been happening…  Riccarton on Saturday brought in a mixed bag of results from the team with a good fresh up effort from Showemhowitsdone missing out on 3rd by a whisker, and Elizabeth Rose on debut for 6th with plenty to learn. Last Horrah again unlucky with a snails tempo set for the race then…

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Thursday 20th August

By admin / August 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Thursday 20th August

What’s been happening…  A team of 6 attended the trials earlier this week with many of them getting a fitness run under the belt before resuming their campaigns including Showemhowitsdone, Big Wink and 3yo Niagara who is close to making his race day debut. The spotlight was definitely on the Valachi runners throughout the day…

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Wednesday 5th August 2020

By admin / August 6, 2020 / Comments Off on Wednesday 5th August 2020

What’s been happening…  Not a whole lot to write home about from Ashburton races last week. Last Horrah had a tough run first up caught off the track and Don’t Lie To Me didn’t figure in the finish. Colette found the line late over 1200m.   Trials yesterday at Ashburton produced some good runs with…

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Thursday 30th July 2020

By admin / July 30, 2020 / Comments Off on Thursday 30th July 2020

It’s been a long wait for the new season to come around but we have made it and are excited to kick it off this weekend at Ashburton. To get a dead 6 track on August 1st is brilliant and we have 3 horses to take down with one unfortunately waiting on the ballot.  …

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Thursday 23rd July 2020

By admin / July 24, 2020 / Comments Off on Thursday 23rd July 2020

What’s been happening…  We had just the one runner at the Phar Lap on Sunday and that was Devious. He was fresh up on the slow 9 surface starting in the 83 1200m with Tina Comignaghi in the saddle. Barrier 2 saw him land in a good spot in the running and with plenty of…

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Thursday 14th November 2019

By admin / November 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Thursday 14th November 2019

Riccarton so far…its been a testing cup week so far for us with extremely quick times being run on the first day on a firm surface. 6th placing in the Listed Metropolitan from Zentessa where she ended up being the last to make the bend and did her best in the sprint home, still a…

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Thursday 7th November 2019

By admin / November 7, 2019 / Comments Off on Thursday 7th November 2019

Update on Brett & Mamma Sans… It was a truly horrible sight to see them both fall at Motukarara due to interference on Sunday, it is the worst part of this tough game. Brett has sustained a fractured collar bone, sternum and ribs. He is waiting to see if surgery is required but unfortunately will…

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Thursday 24th October 2019

By admin / October 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Thursday 24th October 2019

Racing yesterday….running out of her grade Mamma Sans gave a very nice effort for 3rd fresh up over 1200m with Brett Murray in the saddle. Big Wink drew a wider barrier and settled near the tail over 2200m, but put in a sturdy effort for fourth at the line under Jason Laking.   Riccarton Saturday….it…

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