News About: Stephen McKee

Floria To Step-Up In Trip For Eagle Farm Cup

Floria To Step-Up In Trip For Eagle Farm Cup

30 May, 2014

Floria will be stepping up to 2200 metres for the first time in her racing career in the 2014 Eagle Farm Cup on Saturday and Jeff O’Connor, the racing manager for trainer Peter Moody, is happy with her form heading into the Group 2 event.

Floria is chasing the first win of her preparation in …

King Mufhasa’s Spring plans up in the air

King Mufhasa’s Spring plans up in the air

30 Aug, 2013

Ten time Group 1 winner King Mufhasa’s Spring plans are up in the air after trainer Bruce Wallace scratched the nine year old from Saturday’s Group 1 NZ$200,000 Makfi Challenge Stakes (1400m) at Hawke’s Bay in Hastings, New Zealand, because of the heavy track.

King Mufhasa taking out the 2012 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield. Photo …

Kiwis Could Hold Key to Queensland Derby

Kiwis Could Hold Key to Queensland Derby

2 May, 2013

There’s still five weeks until the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) but it is a group of New Zealand gallopers that appear to hold the strongest early hopes for the $500,000 staying test.

Murray Baker (right) has entered two horses for the Queensland Derby. Photo by: Steve Hart.

Of the 120 horses entered yesterday for …

King Mufhasa to test All Too Hard in Orr Stakes

King Mufhasa to test All Too Hard in Orr Stakes

8 Feb, 2013

Ten time Group 1 winner King Mufhasa is looking to add to his marvellous record when he takes on glamour colt All Too Hard in the Group 1 $400,000 Sportingbet C.F. Orr Stakes(1400m) at Caulfield tomorrow.

King Mufhasa can add another Group 1 win to his record in the Orr Stakes. Photo by Race Horse …

McKee is looking for bigger tracks for Pussy Willow

McKee is looking for bigger tracks for Pussy Willow

3 Sep, 2012

Top New Zealand trainer Stephen McKee believes the bigger tracks of Rosehill and Randwick will be better suited to his smart filly Pussy Willow than the tight Warwick Farm circuit where the filly kicks off her Sydney Spring Carnival on Saturday.

Pussy Willow will be having her first Australian start in the Group 2 $175,000 …

King Mufhasa hopes boosted with a good Rosehill track

King Mufhasa hopes boosted with a good Rosehill track

4 Apr, 2012

A favourable weather report and a good track for Saturday’s bumper Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill has boosted the hopes of Kiwi trainer Stephen Mckee for his prolific Group 1 performer King Mufhasa.

Favourable weather and a good track have boosted hopes for King Mufhasa in the George Ryder Stakes - photo (c) Steven Dowden…

King Mufhasa aiming for ninth Group 1 in Futurity

King Mufhasa aiming for ninth Group 1 in Futurity

24 Feb, 2012

New Zealand galloper King Mufhasa’s chances of winning his ninth Group 1 at Caulfield on Saturday escalated when it was announced that super mare Black Caviar was being sent to the spelling paddock.

Trainer Peter Moody made the Group 1 $500,000 Futurity Stakes (1400m) more achievable for  everybody when he decided to give Black Caviar …

King Mufhasa Down Under For Toorak Triumph

King Mufhasa Down Under For Toorak Triumph

5 Oct, 2011

King Mufhasa is set to contest the Toorak Handicap

New Zealand trainer Stephen McKee is bringing King Mufhasa back to Australia to contest the Group 1 Toorak Handicapat Caulfield this Saturday after two gutsy performances in his home country this spring.

“He’s just had a couple of runs this year and he’s performed up to …