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Avondale Runners - 18/10

Avondale races tomorrow! The track is currently graded as a heavy 10 and rail is in the true position. ROCKIN ROBIN (Taiki Yanagida, barrier 5) will kick off our day in race 1 at 11.54am. Despite doing a lot wrong, we were happy with her fresh up run at Te Rapa, 25/9. We have added blinkers to her gear which we think will help her. AERO DE PARIS (Troy Harris, barrier 7) will line up in race 9 at 4.39pm. He has been racing in good form and we expect today to be no different. He will relish in th...

October 17, 2019

St Leger to dictate Sir Charles Road's spring

Saturday’s A$500,000 Bentley St Leger Stakes (2600m) at Randwick could have a major bearing on the 2019 spring campaign for well-performed New Zealand stayer Sir Charles Road. A highly creditable seventh in the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) last November, Sir Charles Road is currently 43rd in the order of entry for this year’s running of the Flemington showpiece. Trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott are favouring a ‘wait and see’ approach for the six-year-old’s programme.“W...

October 17, 2019

Matamata Cup Day Runners - 12/10

ONE MADDISON (Taiki Yanagida, barrier 11) will kick off our day in the first on the card, set to run at 12.20pm. She disappointed last start, where she got no favours during the running. We plan to ride her more patiently today and believe there's no reason she shouldn't run well. STAR TREASURE (Troy Harris, barrier 12) will step out in race 5 at 2.40pm. He lines up a fit horses in a very strong field. The track conditions certainly appeal and any further rain will only improve his chances. SP...

October 11, 2019

Taupo Runners - 8/10

The track is currently graded as a dead 4 and rail is in the true position. PATCH PRINCE (pictured) (Craig Grylls, barrier 9) will make his raceday return in race 6 at 4.04pm. He trialed well at Te Rapa, 20/8 and the team have been happy with how he's trained on since that run. He's a horse we've always thought a lot of and if he can settle today, he should quicken nicely and run well fresh up. FORTUNE PATCH (Taiki Yanagida, barrier 5) will line up in race 6 at 4.39pm. He's a super consistent ...

October 8, 2019

Wexford Graduates Shine at Sha Tin

It was a wonderful night for the Wexford team last night, with Paul O'Sullivan enjoying a winning treble at Sha Tin. This was particularly exciting for the team, with two of these winners, Band Of Brothers and Chicken Dance both coming from our Matamata base.Band Of Brothers has now won four from his six starts and over $2.1million in stakes. Chicken Dance has won two races and over $1.5million in stakes.It's a great thrill seeing our horses performing on the big stage. ...

October 7, 2019

Te Rapa Runners - 4/10

We'll be hanging around until the last today at Te Rapa Racing, with WISDOM PATCH and WILD SEAS both lining up in race 8, set to run at 5.23pm. WISDOM PATCH (pictured) (Taiki Yanagida, barrier 6) was unlucky last start when fourth at Hastings. He has been racing consistently well as of late and should run well in a very strong field. WILD SEAS (Craig Grylls, barrier 5) resumes today after enjoying a spell. She has had one trial to prepare and her work suggests she's forward enough to give a...

October 4, 2019

Sleeping Beauty In-Foal to Iffraaj

Dual stakes winner Sleeping Beauty has already been courted by her Prince following her race retirement earlier this month. The Sir Peter Vela-owned mare had her last run in the Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings and seven days later she was in the breeding barn being served by her selected suitor. “She has been scanned in-foal to Iffraaj,” said Leon Casey, studmaster of Vela’s thoroughbred farm, Pencarrow Stud.  “We were looking for a proven stallion and he succ...

October 1, 2019

Ellerslie Runners - 28/9

We're racing at Ellerslie today, with three Wexford horses heading north. The track is currently graded as a heavy 10 and rail is out 9.5m. AUTUMN WILD (Taiki Yanagida, barrier 3) will kick off our day in race 5 at 3.14pm. She is resuming today following a lengthly spell. She looks forward and if she can relax during the running, is a nice place chance. ANDOYAS (Darren Danis, barrier 9) will line up in race 7 at 4.24pm. It's very hard to follow 'Andy's' form but he's certainly capable of winni...

September 27, 2019

Te Rapa Runners - 25/9

We're heading to Te Rapa Racing tomorrow, with two horses lining up. The track is currently graded as a dead 5 and rail is out 8m. DIVINE DUKE (pictured) (Taiki Yanagida, barrier 2) will kick off our day in the first on the card, set to run at 12.32pm. We're very happy with his condition and recent performances. He needs rain to show his best and if it comes, he will be hard to beat. ROCKIN ROBIN (Craig Grylls, barrier 3) will line up in race 3 at 1.42pm. She has drawn to get a nice run in wha...

September 24, 2019

Pukekohe Park Runners - 22/9

We're spending our Sunday at Pukekohe Park today, with three Wexford horses heading north. The track is currently graded as a slow 8, rail is in the true position and fine conditions are expected. STAR TREASURE (Sam Spratt, barrier 2) will line up in race 3 at 1.38pm. He has drawn to get a nice run. The team are very happy with his condition and believe he'll be competitive in a small field. AUTUMN FLASH (pictured) (Craig Grylls, barrier 8 ) will step out in race 4 at 2.13pm. This will be his ...

September 21, 2019

Sir Charles Road racing at Randwick today

Our attention will be over the ditch today with SIR CHARLES ROAD Wexford's sole runner for the day, lining up in the Gr.3 Kingston Town Stakes at Royal Randwick, set to run at 6.35pm NZT. Andrew Adkins will take the reins and he will jump from barrier 2. 'Charlie' is now starting to get up to a distance that will suit him more. He looks very bright and is well within himself. After his luckless run last start, we're hoping he can get a better trip from the 2 barrier and be figuring in ...

September 21, 2019

Sir Charles Road set to relish step up in Distance

A return to middle distance racing has Matamata trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott confident that Charles Road can produce an improved performance two weeks out from his main Sydney spring target.Myboycharlie six-year-old Charles Road, who races as Sir Charles Road in Australia, steps up to 2000m in Saturday’s Gr.3 Kingston Town Stakes at Randwick after unplaced runs over shorter distances in his lead-up races.Charles Road produced an eye-catching run for seventh resuming in Sydney o...

September 20, 2019

Taupo Runners - 20/9

The truck is heading south to Racing Taupo tomorrow, with 3 horses on board. As of 10pm the night before the meeting, the track is graded as a dead 4 and rail is in the true position. TWO MADDISON (Sam Spratt, barrier 12) will kick off our day in race 3 at 1.07pm. Today is her first time to the races in some time. She's had one trial to prepare and will take good improvement from the run today. She has worked well and the team is confident she'll improve on her form from last prep. WILD SEAS (p...

September 19, 2019

Matamata Runners - 18/9

Home track racing today! The track is currently graded as a slow 7 and rail is out 7m.PATCH MAN and TWO MADDISON will kick off our day in race 3 at 1.42pm.PATCH MAN (pictured) (Taiki Yanagida, barrier 14) has played the bridesmaid in his last two starts at Matamata and we're hoping he can go one better today. He does meet a better track but is heading into today fit and well.TWO MADDISON (B2, barrier 9) has been scratched.JOHNNIE REDMOND (Taiki Yanagida, barrier 7) will line up in race 4 at 2.17...

September 18, 2019

Randwick & Ellerslie Runners - 7/9

DIVINE DUKE (Ashvin Goindasamy, barrier 4) is our sole runner at Ellerslie today, lining up in race 9 at 4.18pm. We were initially disappointed with his run at Matamata last start, however upon reviewing it we believe it had a lot of merit. The heavy 11 track will suit nicely and despite carrying a rather tough 61kg, he will be aided by Ashvin's 3kg claim. The team are very happy with 'The Duke' heading into today and expect him to run well. SIR CHARLES ROAD (Andrew Adkins, barrier 3) will line ...

September 6, 2019

Te Rapa Runners - 6/9

We're heading to Te Rapa Racing today with three horses on the truck. The track is currently graded as a slow 8 and rail is out 8m.ONE MADISON (Opie Bosson, barrier 6) will kick our day off in race 3 at 1.52pm. She was impressive on debut before struggling last start. Stepping up to 1400m appeals.TWEEDLEDEE (Taiki Yanagida, barrier 2) will line up in race 7 at 4.17pm. We were very pleased with his performance last start when second at Te Rapa in against a rating 82 field. Going back to...

September 6, 2019

Matamata Runners - 28/8

As of 9am on raceday morning, the track is graded as a heavy 10 and rail is out 6m.  JOHNIE REDMOND (Taiki Yanagida, barrier 6) will kick off our day in race 5 at 2.17pm. He is back going left handed today, which will suit him well after failing to perform at Counties last start. Back to the 1200m appeals and he should handle today's very testing conditions. As with all of our runners today, will have the home track advantage on his side. PATCH MAN (Taiki Yanagida, barrier 3) will line up i...

August 28, 2019

Charles sets off on road to the Cup

Lance O'Sullivan, who trains in partnership with Andrew Scott, is delighted with Charles Road's progress ahead of the Spring Preview Handicap (1400m) at Randwick's Kensington track but doesn't expect him to trouble the main chances in a race well short of his best distance."Andrew and I are really pleased with him. He's probably carrying a little more condition than he normally would be going into his first-up run but it's come around pretty soon and to be getting the show on the road, we have t...

August 15, 2019

Pukekohe Park Runners - 10/8

The Wexford truck is heading north to Pukekohe Park today, with four horses onboard. The track is currently graded as a heavy 11 and rail is in the true position.  DIVINE DUKE and TWEEDLEDEE will kick our day off in race 2 at 12.15pm. DIVINE DUKE (pictured) (Joe Kamaruddin, barrier 9) is backing up after racing only seven days ago at Te Rapa Racing. He drops in class but is up in weight and will be assisted by the 4kg claimer 'Smoking Joe.' He always takes a conside...

August 10, 2019

Te Rapa Runners - 3/8

The track is currently graded as a heavy 10 and rail is out 10m. BECAUSE (Taiki Yanagida, barrier 14) will kick off our day in race 4 at 1.52pm. He was disadvantaged by a slipped saddle last time out when 4th at Matamata, 24/7. He likes Te Rapa and gets on well with Taiki. He has continued to train on well and we're confident of a good performance.  TWEEDLEDEE (Taiki Yanagida, barrier 8) will line up in race 5 at 2.29pm. He has failed to put in a good performance at Te Rapa in the past...

August 2, 2019

Wexford Way Back: Visions and the 1993 Auckland Cup

As a jockey, Lance always had the ability to visualise a race before it was run. This second sight had reached a stage where, in major races, he would ride the race over in his head a dozen times before he went out on race day. "I'll look inwards and say to myself, 'OK, I've jumped well, i'm in front, what's second, what's third, what's fourth?' or 'OK, I didn't jump well, i've positioned myself back at eleventh. Who's in front of me, who's outside me and who's directly behind.' Such vision...

July 28, 2019

Charles Road set for Sydney Spring Campaign

Class stayer (Sir) Charles Road flew to Sydney over the weekend as he prepares to kick off a spring campaign that will hopefully culminate in a tilt at the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) in November.Prepared by Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott, the rising six-year-old will forego the nominations he held for the Gr.1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m) and Gr.1 Livamol Classic (2040m) during the Hastings Spring Carnival in favour of his Australian mission that will commence over 1400m at Randwick on August...

July 28, 2019

Matamata Runners - 24/7

The track is currently graded as a heavy 10 and rail is in the true position.BECAUSE (Taiki Yanagida, barrier 9) will line up in race 1 at 12.30pm. He just missed last start when running second at Te Rapa 6/7 and meets a weaker field today. The ground will be heavier than last start but if he handles conditions, he’ll be very competitive again.WISDOM PATCH (Taiki Yanagida, barrier 5) will line up in race 5 at 2.54pm. It was a strong effort last start at Rotorua, 26/6 and has continued to hold ...

July 24, 2019

Paul O'Sullivan successfully rounding off HK season

Paul O’Sullivan is following his stable’s fortunes over the final few racedays in Hong Kong during his annual fortnight visit back home to Matamata. A win at Sha Tin on Sunday by Wayfoong Charmer (by Dream Ahead), has taken O’Sullivan’s tally for the season to 25 wins and almost HK$32 million (NZ$6.1 million) in prizemoney and there’s the prospect of more success by the conclusion of the final day of the Hong Kong season next Sunday. “It’s been another successful season a...

July 10, 2019

Broodmare’s unretirement works wonders for Pencarrow

Article by NZ Racing DeskPencarrow Stud’s decision to bring a broodmare out of retirement has been spectacularly rewarded by the dual black-type winner Sleeping Beauty.  The Rip Van Winkle six-year-old mastered the gruelling conditions for a dominant victory in Saturday’s Listed Ultimate Ford and Mazda Tauranga Classic (1400m), having also taken out the Gr.3 Rotorua Stakes (1400m) at her previous start. Sleeping Beauty is the tenth and final foal out of the Danehill mare Kailey Pri...

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