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Weekend Runners- 20.02.2021

Congratulations to connections of all Cm graduates racing this weekend including the following:AUSTRALIA SATURDAYBRC- Race 7 Membership H., A$75000 1600m Calm Seeker (NZ) 2017 (C. by Complacent-Attention Seeker) (trainer: M A Kropp)NEW ZEALAND SATURDAYEllerslie- Race 8 Avondale Cup Gr.2, NZ$100000 2400m In a Twinkling (AUS) 2015 (G. by Fastnet Rock-Moment in Time) (trainer: J W Richards)               Race 9 Auckland Co-Op Taxis H., NZ$27500 2100m Rip...

February 19, 2021

Weekend Wrap Up

Curraghmore added four new winners to their tally over the last four days. Starting proceedings was Island Hop who broke maiden ranks at Riccarton on Saturday. The son of Swiss Ace rewarded his breeder-owners Barry Thomas and Peter Grieve who have been very patient. He looks to be very progressive and is a half-brother to the talented Gold Mag who is a three-time winner for his breeders and Lindsay Park Racing in Melbourne. Later in the day Doppelpunkt won nicely at Gosford over 1200m. The daugh...

February 16, 2021

Aimee’s Jewel joins Victorian stable

Group Three-winning mare Aimee’s Jewel has joined the stable of Kyneton trainer Charles Cassar as she looks to add Australian black-type to her CV. The daughter of Proisir won three of her seven starts for Stratford trainer Trudy Keegan, including a memorable victory in the Gr.3 Canterbury Breeders' Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton in November. Keegan, who remains in the ownership of Aimee’s Jewel, said it had been very clear from the outset that principal owner Troy Pannell would transfer the m...

February 16, 2021

Talented filly to make Aussie debut

Curraghmore will be represented by Kahma Lass in the Gr.2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) at Randwick.Bred by Nearco Stud, the three-year-old filly was purchased out of Curraghmore's 2019 NZB Book 1 draft by David Ellis for $290,000. Raced by Brendan and Jo Lindsay of Cambridge Stud, Richards is hoping for a solid performance from the Group One-winning filly in her first Australian assignment. “She is ready to run well,” Richards said. “She trialled in a pretty hot heat at Rosehill behind Nat...

February 12, 2021

Weekend Runners 12.02.2021

Good luck to connections of Curraghmore graduates racing this weekend including the following:AUSTRALIA FRIDAYCanterbury Park Race 4 Stud & Stable Staff Awards H., A$50000 1900m Toscanini (AUS) 2017 (C. by Fastnet Rock-Soubrettes) (trainer: C Maher & D Eustace)Moonee Valley Race 7 Ranvet H., A$60000 1200m Zacouver (NZ) 2017 (F. by Vancouver-Fair Isle) (trainer: L & T Corstens)Tamworth Race 7 Concrete Industries Supplies H., A$22000 1600m Bridges to Babylon (NZ) 2016 (F. by Proisir-Sarajay) (trai...

February 12, 2021

Back-to-back Guineas for Showemhowitsdone

A rematch of last month’s Listed Gore Guineas (1335m) produced the exact same result on Saturday as Showemhowitsdone edged out The Gift in a tight finish to the Listed Mediaworks Dunedin Guineas (1500m) at Wingatui. The same two fillies hit the line locked together two weeks ago at Gore, where the strong-finishing Showemhowitsdone snatched victory by a head. But a rough-house finish and Slow8 track conditions may have raised some doubts over that form when a similar field stepped out on to a D...

February 6, 2021

Weekend Runners - 6.02.2021

Good luck to connections of all Cm graduates racing this weekend including:AUSTRALIA SATURDAY:Eagle Farm: Race 8 Mount Franklin H., A$75000 1400m Calm Seeker (NZ) 2017 (C. by Complacent-Attention Seeker) (trainer: M A Kropp)Caulfield: Race 4 Autumn S. Gr.2, A$201000 1400m Altai Ranger (NZ) 2017 (G. by Power-Coronado's Pride) (trainer: J D Sadler)Newcastle: Race 3 Aspira Business Advisory H., A$35000 1200m Rockness Angel (AUS) 2016 (F. by Fastnet Rock-Necessary Evil) (trainer: T J Bartley)HO...

February 5, 2021

Derby prospect on show at Te Rapa

Maasir emerged as a Derby contender when winning over 2100m at Te Rapa on Wednesday. Prepared by Jamie Richards, Maasir, a son of Proisir, is now an $18 chance for the Derby and looks to be on an upward trajectory, settling beautifully under Opie Bosson to make it back to back wins. “I’ve been pleased with him all the way through and it was a nice win,” Richards said. “He won his maiden well here a couple of weeks ago on soft ground, and has some European blood in his family and can ha...

February 4, 2021

Book 2 ends on a high

Curraghmore had a 100 percent clearance rate during the Book 2 session of the New Zealand Bloodstock selling both fillies entered, as well as a colt prepared on behalf of Heidi Richardson.The Wandjina colt out of the O’Reilly mare Home Alone, Lot 826, went for $150,000 to the bid of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Andrew Seabrook, acting on behalf of Wexford Stable’s Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott. Te Awamutu breeder Heidi Richardson, who presented the colt under her own banner with the assi...

January 29, 2021

Showemhowitsdone survives scary moment to take Gore Guineas

Connections of Riccarton visitor Showemhowitsdone had to endure some anxious moments before her victory in the Listed Liquorland Gore Guineas (1335m) was confirmed on Saturday. The Shane Kennedy and Anna Furlong-trained three-year-old narrowly defeated The Gift in a driving finish to the day’s feature event but proved a handful in the closing stages as she shied at something on the inside of the track and ducked out sharply. Rider Terry Mosely quickly straightened the Showcasing filly, who had...

January 23, 2021

Weekend Runners 23.01.2021

Good Luck to connections of all Cm graduates racing over the weekend including:AUSTRALIA SATURDAYAscot- R6 Western Racepix H., A$50000 1800m Queen Takes King (NZ) 2016 (F. by Charm Spirit-Egeria) (trainer: L Smith)NEW ZEALAND SATURDAYEllerslie- Race 2 Karaka Cup, NZ$100000 2200m In a Twinkling (AUS) 2015 (G. by Fastnet Rock-Moment in Time) (trainer: J W Richards)              Race 4 Karaka Million 2YO 1200m Mr Blue Sky (AUS) 2018 (C. by Zoustar - Blue Blue Sky)...

January 23, 2021

Weekend Runners - 08.01.2021

Good luck to connections of all Cm graduates racing this weekend including the following horses:AUSTRALIA FRIDAYLaunceston- Race 9 Tasmanian S. L, A$100000 1600m Ruettiger (NZ) 2011 (G. by Duporth-Be Inspired) (trainer: Scott Brunton) AUSTRALIA SATURDAYFlemington- Race 5 TAB Long May We Play H., A$135000 1100m Zacouver (NZ) 2017 (F. by Vancouver-Fair Isle) (trainer: L & T Corstens)Ascot- Race 7 Glenroy Chaff H., A$50000 1600m Queen Takes King (NZ) 2016 (F. by Charm Spirit-Egeria) (trainer: L Smi...

January 8, 2021

Weekend Runners - New Year's edition

Good luck to the connections of all Cm runners hitting the track over the next few days including the following: AUSTRALIA FRIDAY Canterbury- R2 Hyland Race Colours Maiden H., A$60000 1250m Doppelpunkt (NZ) 2016 (F. by Charm Spirit-Que Sera) (trainer: J A O'Shea)Ipswich TC- Race 8 Schweppes H., A$25000 1350m Celtic Tiger (NZ) 2012 (G. by O'Reilly-Miraculous Miss) (trainer: Douglas Lane)HONG KONG FRIDAYRace 10 Flame Tree H., HK$1500000 1400m Beluga (NZ) 2016 (G. by Tavistock-Prestigious Miss) (tr...

December 31, 2020

Pike to unleash emerging star at Ellerslie

The Tony Pike-trained Khufu will make his debut in Friday's Gr.2 Barneswood Farm Eclipse Stakes (1200m).TAB bookmakers have hype-horse Khufu as a $2.60 second favourite for the two-year-old feature behind impressive Te Rapa debut winner Sword Of State at $2.10 despite it being his first start in a field chock-full of race winners. Among his rivals is $7 third favourite and stablemate Stormy, who is unbeaten in two starts, the most recent an all-the way win in the Gr.2 Wakefield Challenge Stakes ...

December 31, 2020

In A Twinkling out for Group One glory

Last start Gr.3 Counties Cup (2100m) winner In A Twinkling will be vying for Group One glory at Ellerslie on Boxing Day when he lines-up in the Cambridge Stud Zabeel Classic (2000m). The Jamie Richards-trained gelding finished runner-up in the Gr.1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) behind Crown Prosecutor last year, and he has subsequently added back-to-back Counties Cup victories to his record, however, a victory at elite level still eludes the five-year-old. Richards is happy with his charge in the le...

December 23, 2020

Million outlook bright for unraced colt

Punters who have taken the $6.50 about unraced juvenile Khufu in next month’s $1m Doubletree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) can breathe a little easier after the son of American Pharoah looked all class when winning an 800m trial at Cambridge on Tuesday. The Tony Pike-trained colt has long impressed trial-watchers but will make a belated bid for Karaka Million glory after a hamstring tweak has pushed back his raceday debut. Jumping straight to the front in Tuesday’s trial on the polytr...

December 22, 2020

David Hayes unveils Conqueror with Hong Kong Derby in mind

Trainer David Hayes will unveil smart four-year-old Conqueror (Fastnet Rock) at Sha Tin on Sunday, who is looking to lay out his BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) credentials in the Class 2 Bellflower Handicap (1400m).The Fastnet Rock gelding was runner-up to subsequent two-time Group One winner Probabeel (NZ) (Savabeel) in the Listed Karaka Million Three-Year-Old Classic (1600m) at Ellerslie Racecourse in New Zealand, with that horse subsequently winning two Group Ones, the Surround Stakes ...

December 18, 2020

Weekend Runners 18.12.2020

Good luck to connections of all Cm graduates racing this weekend including the following: NEW ZEALAND FRIDAY Levin RC- Race 1 Vets on Riverbank Maiden S., NZ$10000 2100m Ian's Legacy (NZ) 2015 (G. by Rip Van Winkle-Egeria) (trainer: Ms L De Lautour)                        Mongolian Princess (NZ) 2017 (F. by Mongolian Khan-Flower Girl) (trainer: T J Perry)                 Race 9 Paul Irel...

December 17, 2020

Weekend Runners 12.12.2020

Good luck to connections of Cm grads racing this week including the following:AUSTRALIA SATURDAYFlemington- Race 5 Living Legends H., A$125000 1000m Manolo Blahniq (NZ) 2013 (G. by Jimmy Choux-Floramour) (trainer: A W Noonan)NEW ZEALAND SATURDAYAwapuni- Race 5 Himatangi Transport H., NZ$32500 1600m Weaponry (NZ) 2015 (G. by Declaration of War-Cat Shmea) (trainer: J W Richards)Southland RC- Race 3 Shoe Clinic H., NZ$22500 1200m Anjarden (NZ) 2016 (F. by Nadeem-Elysium) (trainer: P D Harris) ...

December 11, 2020

Manolo Blahniq ready to return

After seven months on the sidelines, Manolo Blahniq is ready to return on Saturday at Flemington, a track that's been a happy hunting ground for the seven-year-old in the past.Tony Noonan's gelding hasn't won since taking out the 2019 Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m) at Headquarters almost 700 days ago.The Mornington-based trainer admits it will be a tough task first-up for the son of Jimmy Choux, taking on the likes of Western Australian mare Fabergino, who's back over her preferred distance in ...

December 11, 2020

Weekend runners 4.12.2020

Good luck to connections of Cm graduates racing this weekend including the following:AUSTRALIA SATURDAYRosehill- Race 2 Precise Air H., A$125000 1500m Toscanini (AUS) 2017 (C. by Fastnet Rock-Soubrettes) (trainer: C Maher & D Eustace)               Race 9 Rosehill Bowling Club H., A$125000 1200m Rover (AUS) 2015 (G. by Fastnet Rock-Gypsy Princess) (trainer: A J Cummings)Pakenham RC- Race 3 Iron Jack Aust Lagers H., A$75000 2000m Nerve Not Verve (NZ) 2...

December 4, 2020

Keegan on the ride of her life

Trudy Keegan is still on cloud nine after taking out the Gr.3 Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton with Aimee’s Jewel last month. It was the first time the Stratford trainer had campaigned in the South Island and she said she couldn’t have hoped for a better experience. “Riccarton was our first time racing on southern soil and to go down there for the first time and win a Group Three was pretty massive,” Keegan said. “It was like being on a big adventure bec...

December 1, 2020

Welcome win for Cm grad

Curraghmore graduate You're Welcome was back in the winner's circle on Saturday after taking out the Dunstan Feeds Stayers Championship Qualifier (2100m) at Ellerslie.Touted as an improving stayer by trainer Jamie Richards, You're Welcome will now prepare for the Dunstan Feeds Stayers Championship Final (2400m) on the same course on New Year's Day. After pressing forward from a wide gate You're Welcome was caught wide at the post with a lap to run, but jockey Troy Harris retained his composure a...

December 1, 2020

Weekend Runners 27.11.2020

Good luck to connections of all Cm graduates racing this weekend including:NEW ZEALAND FRIDAYCentral Otago RC- Race 2 NZB Insurance Pearl Series Maiden S., NZ$10000 1400m Anjarden (NZ) 2016 (F. by Nadeem-Elysium) (trainer: P D Harris)                               Race 4 Agriculture South Maiden S., NZ$10000 1220m Anjarden (NZ) 2016 (F. by Nadeem-Elysium) (trainer: P D Harris) AUSTRALIA SATURDAYBarcaldine R...

November 26, 2020

In A Twinkling wins second Counties Cup

Enigmatic stayer In A Twinkling was on his best behaviour as he secured his second Gr.3 Franklin Auctions Counties Cup (2100m) with a gritty effort on Saturday. The Jamie Richards-trained five-year-old can be a headstrong character at times and has tested Richard’s patience on numerous occasions. However, when his mind is on the job, he is a highly talented galloper as evidenced by his runner-up performance in the 2019 Gr.1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) along with a stirring front-running effort t...

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