REBEL ROSE – Pukekohe, 31st August 2016 – Ed Street/Portobello 1600m R65 (jockey Danielle Johnson)
Owned by: D F J Burns
Gaining her third win, Rebel Rose romped away with an impressive finishing burst down the outside.
JUSTA CHARLIE – Wanganui, 21st August 2016 – Office Smarts Rst Open Hurdle 3000m (jockey K C Walters)
Owned by: Mrs B S, J E, Mrs J J & M H Boon, B T Bradley, A J Hawken, D J Johnston, D Roper, B & Mrs L G Rupapera, Mrs D J & E H Symes, G & Mrs W Vanner
An excellent win by this 8yo gelding, who followed up with another super win on 15th September at the same course. His third hurdle win, from five career wins – this horse likes to jump and looks like he enjoys it!
BATTLEFIELD – Ellerslie, 3rd September 2016 – Tuckers Ridge 1600m R65 (jockey Zy Nor Azman)
Owned by: C B Stevenson
Notching up his maiden win with a gritty run down the outside, Battlefield held off his rivals with determination. The battle was won!
SHE’S POPPY – Wanganui, 3rd September 2016 – Dave Hoskin Carriers 1590m (jockey Shaun McKay)
SHE’S POPPY – 24th September 2016 – Seaton Park R65 1800m (jockey Samantha Wynne)
Owned by: Raymond, Mark & Eris Connors
Two impressive wins on the trot this September 2016 following a maiden win, second up, back in May 2015.
Patience brings nice rewards!
KILLARNEY – Te Rapa, 14th September 2016 – Te Kauwhata Tavern Bar & Restaurant 1200m Maiden (jockey Vinnie Colgan)
Owned by: R S Baulcomb, G J Jones, D E & E Y Nakhle & J B Struthers
A trial win and a first up victory – it’s what we all dream of! This O’Reilly gelding has made dreams reality. Awesome!
SLEEPING BEAUTY – Taupo, 16th September 2016 – Carters Taupo 1000m Maiden (jockey Craig Grylls)
Owned by: Sir Peter Vela
After two nice trials, Sleeping Beauty pounced and went clear for a very decisive maiden win. More to come, we’re sure.
DA SHINDIG – Riccarton, 17th September 2016 – Coca-Cola Rating 75 2000m (jockey Michael McNab)
Owned by: G L & Mrs S Blackler, A W & S B Donald, A S & Mrs L R Goodall, P J Semmens & K Snell
Clocking up his fourth win, Da Shindig came wide, went to the front, held on and gave his owners a great thrill.
HOT DATE – Riccarton, 17th September 2016 – Speights Mid-Ale Maiden 1200m (jockey Samantha Wynne)
Owned by: B N & R D Harvey, B W Mountford, G Hampton, R K Dawson, R McLaren, J Grocott, D Enright, S W Somerville & A Shaw
A narrow maiden win at Riccarton was followed up by another even narrower win two starts later on 7th October at Timaru under the urgings of Chris Johnson. Nail-biting moments that were well worth it!
ZCASTLE – Hastings, 17th September 2016 – Bostock NZ Spring Carnival R65 2200m (jockey Holly Andrew)
Owned by: K Gray & T O Harrison
A nicely timed run saw Zcastle surge past his rivals for a gratifying second career win. Jockey Holly Andrew looks as happy as the owners no doubt were!
ON PAROLE – Matamata, 21st September 2016 – Duncan & Ebbett R75 2000m (jockey Samantha Collett)
Owned by: D G Hancox
A nice win by this Keeper/Jennibegood mare – her fourth win since maiden victory in August 2014. Horse and jockey have reason to look rather pleased with themselves, they did good indeed!
THE CHIEF – Ruakaka, 28th September 2016 – Northland Business Systems Maiden 1600m (jockey Alyssa Schwerin)
Owned by: R D Burton, A, A G, K J, M C & P R Dennis, A G Herlihy, Highlanders & Hurricanes Syndicate, B M Mangos, T J McKee, N Pilcher, A & P Sellars
Well it doesn’t get closer than this – The Chief went to the lead and race favourite Mongolian Sky tried to wear him down. Neck and neck they fought to the line, both jockeys putting everything into the ride. It was a dead heat!
SPIKER – Waverley, 29th September 2016 – Moore Stephens Markhams R65 1650m (jockey Kelly McCulloch)
Owned by: W J Thurlow, B N Williams & M A Winks
Spiker drew out for an easy win on a Heavy 10 track – he looked positively lonely out in front, winning by more than four lengths.
GIFT OF POWER – Trentham, 22nd October 2016 – Swiss Ace @ Westbury Stud Wellesley Stakes 1000m Listed 2YO race (jockey Craig Grylls)
Owned by: Bailey Rogerson Trust, Fatesal Holdings Ltd, Lady Justine & Sir Patrick Hogan, C A Leishman, G R & Mrs M E Northcott & G A Rogerson MNZM
Living up to her name, this filly won her trial in August, followed that up with a lovely win at Wanganui on 3rd September ... and then went on to win this prestigious Listed race. It was a small field of five but she certainly fought valiantly for her win. With a perfect scorecard her connections must be very thrilled and proud.