News About: Peter McKay

Puccini Included In Golden Mile Nominations

Puccini Included In Golden Mile Nominations

17 Mar, 2015

Puccini has been included in the 2015 Golden Mile nominations and is a genuine chance of contesting the Listed event at Bendigo on Saturday.

Jacquinot Bay is one of Puccini’s potential rivals in the 2015 Golden Mile at Bendigo this weekend. Photo by: Adrienne Bicknell

Puccini returned to Australian racing in the Group 1 Australian …

Puccini To Settle Towards Tail Of Australian Cup Field

Puccini To Settle Towards Tail Of Australian Cup Field

11 Mar, 2015

Trainer Peter McKay has revealed that he expects jockey Craig Newitt to settle Puccini towards the tail of the 2015 Australian Cup field at Flemington on Saturday.

Craig Newitt has been booked to ride Puccini in the 2015 Australian Cup at Flemington this weekend. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

Puccini was ridden as a front-runner as …

Puccini On Track For Cox Plate

Puccini On Track For Cox Plate

16 Sep, 2014

Trainer Peter McKay is confident that Puccini is on track to contest the 2014 Cox Plate after he recorded an impressive victory in the Group 3 Metric Mile (1600m) at Awapuni on September 13.

Puccini will be given the chance to join Ocean Park as a New Zealand-trained winner of the Cox Plate. Photo by: …

Hero I Am To Make Australian Debut In The Rosebud

Hero I Am To Make Australian Debut In The Rosebud

8 Aug, 2014

Hero I Am will make his Australian racing debut in the Listed The Rosebud (1200m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday and trainer Chris Waller admits that the colt may struggle against the number of talented colts that are set to contest the $100,000 event.

Hero I Am will take on the likes of Nayeli (pictured) …

Puccini The Right Horse For Cox Plate

Puccini The Right Horse For Cox Plate

30 Jul, 2014

Trainer Peter McKay is confident that Puccini is the right type of horse for the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) that will be held at Moonee Valley during the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival.

Puccini defeated Rising Romance in their two meetings in New Zealand at the start of the year. Photo by: Steve Hart

McKay …

Cox Plate The Spring Goal For Puccini

Cox Plate The Spring Goal For Puccini

26 May, 2014

Trainer Peter McKay has revealed that New Zealand Derby winner Puccini will be set for the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) during the 2014 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Puccini finished fifth a tough fifth behind Criterion in the 2014 Australian Derby. Photo by: Steve Hart

Puccini was the star three-year-old staying performer in New Zealand …

Puccini’s Australian Derby Odds Lengthen

Puccini’s Australian Derby Odds Lengthen

11 Apr, 2014

The 2014 Australian Derby odds of Puccini have lengthened significantly in the past 24 hours, but trainer Peter McKay remains hopeful that the talented colt can return to his best form in the Group 1 event on Saturday.

Craig Williams will ride Puccini in the 2014 Australian Derby at Royal Randwick this Saturday. Photo by: …

McKay hoping for dry track for Puccini in Australian Derby

McKay hoping for dry track for Puccini in Australian Derby

8 Apr, 2014

Matamata trainer Peter McKay is hoping for a dry surface at Randwick on Saturday to help his three year old Puccini produce a better performance in the Group 1 $2m BMW Australian Derby (2400m).

Craig Williams will be the new rider for Puccini in Australian Derby. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

McKay brought Puccini …

Williams picks up ride on Puccini in Australian Derby

Williams picks up ride on Puccini in Australian Derby

2 Apr, 2014

The in-form Craig Williams will be the new rider for Puccini when the Kiwi colt lines up in the Group 1 $2m BMW Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick on April 12.

Craig Williams, above, replaces Michael Walker on Puccini in the Australian Derby. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Williams replaced Michael Walker who was …

Puccini will improve on Rosehill Guineas run

Puccini will improve on Rosehill Guineas run

28 Mar, 2014

Matamata trainer Peter McKay in expecting Puccini to figure in the finish of the Group 1 $500,000 Tab.com.au Rosehill Guineas (2000m) at Rosehill on Saturday and knows that the three year will take a lot of improvement out of the run.

Jockey Michael Walker will ride NZ Derby winner Puccini in the Rosehill Guineas. Photo …