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New Zealand Feels Our Atomic Force

New Zealand Feels Our Atomic Force

3 Jan, 2012

It may have been plan B but nonetheless Atomic Force is now both a dual Group 1 champion and an international Group 1 champion.

He claimed that honour with his win in the Railway Stakes across the ditch on the weekend which adds to his Galaxy triumph in Sydney last autumn.

Darren Smith made no …

Jockeys To Hold NZ Racing To Ransom

Jockeys To Hold NZ Racing To Ransom

21 Dec, 2011

Jockeys in New Zealand have today launched their aggressive campaign seeking an increase in riding fees for 2012.

The first move of their industrial action is taking place during the Matamata meeting with more scheduled to follow.

Riders were offered a $3 per race increase from New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing however it was rejected by …

Baker Back To Tame Melbourne Once More

Baker Back To Tame Melbourne Once More

15 Sep, 2011

Lion Tamer is back in Australia for another spring campaign

After a first up run at home in New Zealand Victoria Derby winner Lion Tamer will be back on Australian soil this weekend as he kicks of his spring in the Underwood Stakes at Caulfield.

His start across the ditch was at Group 1 level …

Queen Ready To Join Rogerson’s Group 1 Army

Queen Ready To Join Rogerson’s Group 1 Army

8 Sep, 2011

Graeme Rogerson likes nothing better than to pillage the riches of Australia’s main racing carnivals and after enjoying plenty of success in Brisbane his sights of turned to the Sydney and Melbourne spring.

He boasts a quality group of horses and bets of all they spread across a variety of demographics giving him good converge …

Lion Tamer’s New Zealand Challenge

Lion Tamer’s New Zealand Challenge

24 Aug, 2011

Lion Tamer will face a tough challenge in New Zealand ahead of his spring campaign in Melbourne

This weekend’s Challenge Stakes could well be one of the most important races ahead of the spring carnival season even though it’s not even run in Australia.

The event is actually held at Hastings in New Zealand, but …

Stars Collide To Fight For Title Of NZ’s Best

Stars Collide To Fight For Title Of NZ’s Best

23 Aug, 2011

A civil war is looming in New Zealand and it will all come to a head over 1400m at Hastings this Saturday.

While there’s a contingent full of Group 1 winners in the field as far as the kiwi’s are concerned it’s already come down to a one on one showdown.

With the success surrounding …

McDonald’s A Growing Presence In Australia

McDonald’s A Growing Presence In Australia

22 Aug, 2011

James McDonald hasn’t quite traded in his kiwi passport for the Australian coat of arms but his involvement in stakes racing over here is only going to increase.

He’s become a feature of recent Sydney meetings and his relationship with the John O’Shea stable continues to go from strength to strength.

He’s still in the …

My Scotsgrey Joins Kiwi Spring Squad

My Scotsgrey Joins Kiwi Spring Squad

16 Aug, 2011

He’s the latest kiwi to earn a ticket for the Melbourne spring racing carnival and he’ll certainly be a hard horse to miss over the next couple of months.

My Scotsgrey is a striking stayer which has recently bounced back to form with a nice win over 2100m at Te Rapa on the weekend.

It …

Jimmy’s Cox Plate Bid Temporarily Snowed In

Jimmy’s Cox Plate Bid Temporarily Snowed In

16 Aug, 2011

Jimmy Choux's spring preparation has been hampered by bad weather in New Zealand

New Zealand trainer John Bary is no stranger to big stakes racing in Australia and during the upcoming spring he has one of our biggest events on his radar.

Jimmy Choux is on target for the 2011 Cox Plate after he enjoyed …

McDonald To Shed Kilos Before Scoring With Lady

McDonald To Shed Kilos Before Scoring With Lady

5 Aug, 2011

They formed an unconquerable team on Australian soil earlier in the year but the combination of James McDonald and Scarlett Lady could face their first Aussie defeat when the spring carnival kicks off over the next few weeks.

It’s not any one horse which poses the biggest threat but rather a set of scales which …