Vespa sent to the paddock

Luckless since starting his three-year-old season with a Listed win at Ruakaka, Vespa has been sent out for a summer break.
Luckless since starting his three-year-old season with a Listed win at Ruakaka, Vespa has been sent out for a summer break.

Vespa will be out of the summer spotlight with connections calling a halt to the top colt's preparation. more

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Two Group One options for Vain Queen
Mon, 22 Dec 2014

Vain Queen returns to John Sadler's Caulfield stable this week to start her preparations aimed at a maiden Group One in the new year. more

Munce in line for unique Millions double
Mon, 22 Dec 2014

Champion jockey Chris Munce will complete a unique feat if Wicked Intent gives him a fourth win in the A$2 million Magic Millions Classic. more

Vespa sent to the paddock
Mon, 22 Dec 2014
Luckless since starting his three-year-old season with a Listed win at Ruakaka, Vespa has been sent out for a summer break.

Vespa will be out of the summer spotlight with connections calling a halt to the top colt's preparation. more

Sacred Falls in familiar surroundings
Mon, 22 Dec 2014
Sacred Falls won the New Zealand 2000 Guineas while in the care of Cambridge trainer Tony Pike.

Multiple Group One winner Sacred Falls has returned to the stable that set him on the way to Australasian stardom. more

Shinko King a favourite for Kelly
Mon, 22 Dec 2014

It's no surprise that Taranaki horsewoman Ilone Kelly is sold on Shinko King. more

Cursive ready for Dunstan challenge
Mon, 22 Dec 2014

Cursive will go into the Dunstan Feeds Championship Final at Ellerslie on New Year's Day at the top of her game. more

Rock Diva on Cup trial
Mon, 22 Dec 2014

Rock Diva will be on trial at Ellerslie on Boxing Day for another prestige staying feature. more

Unbeaten Dortmund wins Futurity
Mon, 22 Dec 2014

Highly regarded colt Dortmund made the step up to stakes level and kept his unbeaten record intact in the Gr. 1 Los Alamitos Futurity yesterday, but only just. more

Bosson hits Ellerslie with strong books of rides
Mon, 22 Dec 2014
Impressive Waikato Times Gold Cup winner Surpass is a key member of Opie Bosson's strong books of rides over the Ellerslie carnival.

A suspension following Saturday's Awapuni meeting will not stand in Opie Bosson's way as he prepares to take strong books of rides on both Boxing Day and New Year's Day at Ellerslie. more

High Chaparral dies at 15
Mon, 22 Dec 2014
International Group One winner So You Think was just one of numerus high class stayers sired by High Chaparral.

Outstanding racehorse and sire High Chaparral has died in Ireland at the age of 15. more

Late Mail

Taranaki market movers Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:30AM

Mike Brown

Movement race one, Chonney opened $10 Final Field win odds and now $8.50, also Sakura in from $21 to $16. Sonsy is a hot favourite in race two, in from $2 to $1.90. Race three Borntoachieve is $5.50 to $5. A change of rider race five for Gifted Lad, now Matt Cameron and in from $4 to $3. Race seven I'll'ava'alf is in from $10 to $9.

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Diademe makes welcome return in Awapuni feature
Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Diademe will have class on her side when she resumes in the Manawatu Challenge Stakes at Awapuni on Saturday

All eyes will be on class mare Diademe as she makes her first start in more than 10 months in tomorrow's (Saturday) Gr. 3 Kamada Park Manawatu Challenge Stakes at Awapuni... more

Atlante to add further strength to Mapperley stallion line-up
Thu, 18 Dec 2014
New Zealand 2000 Guineas winner Atlante has been secured for stud duties at Mapperley Stud

Mapperley Stud's re-emergence as a stallion power has received a further boost with the news that Fastnet Rock's Group One-winning son Atlante will join He's Remarkable... more

Purdon and Rasmussen to line up 16 at Alexandra Park
Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen have a big team competing at Alexandra Park

Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen are set to line up a sweet 16 runners at Alexandra Park tonight (Friday), providing several opportunities to pop off a few prizes and continue... more

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Taranaki Preview
Mon, 22 Dec 2014

Capinsky is the one to beat in race seven. more

Tapanui Preview
Sun, 21 Dec 2014

Eva Keneeva is the one to beat in race seven. more

Waikato Preview
Sat, 20 Dec 2014

Rasa Lila is the one to beat in race five. more

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Sat, 20 Dec 2014

Bannockburn is the one to beat in race seven. more

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