Linton Shard could target south futurity

LINTON SHARD NOMINATED FOR SOUTHERN FUTURITY Linton Shard became one of two of the first race-winners eligible for a guaranteed $18,000 Northern Southland Autumn Futurity after scoring his Rangiora grass maiden win on Sunday, December 20. The southern futurity is an initiative of the Northern Southland club for enrolled maidens as of last Friday, December…

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Texican having big year in USA

TEXICAN TAKES SEVEN-YEAR-OLD EARNINGS PAST $US210,000 Former Group One-winning Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Texican was a winner for the seventh time this year in North America, taking his yearling earnings past $US210,000, last Saturday to US time. Texican, who notched his big NZ win in the 2011 NRM Sires Stakes 3YO Final at Addington, led throughout…

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Innocent Artist could keep improving for APG

INNOCENT ARTIST ELIGIBLE FOR AUSTRALIAN PACING GOLD RACE Innocent Artist, who delivered as a short $1.50 favouritism in the C1 Westfield Riccarton For Christmas Shopping Mobile Pace at Addington on Thursday, December 10, 2015, has an Aussie target next year, providing he continues to improve. Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety would like to return to…

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Kompressor bred to be above average

KOMPRESSOR OFF THE MARK WITH ADDINGTON MAIDEN WIN Despite recent turnover of some established racing stock out of the Kentuckiana Lodge stable, promising 3YO Kompressor kept the maroon colours flag flying at Addington on November 27. Kompressor, a good-sized Bettor’s Delight gelding, had to be above average to get home with the 16 saddlecloth on…

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Bit Of A Legend sold to USA interests

BIT OF A LEGEND GETS NORTH AMERICAN LIFELINE Bit Of A Legend, who went very close to becoming the first horse to win three consecutive Australasian Breeders Crown titles, has been reluctantly traded to North American interests. Negotiations were finalised overnight. He will leave on December 16 to join the Peter Tritton stable. An Australasian…

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Addington pleased with Cup week results

ADDINGTON REPORTS TOP RESULTS FOR CUP WEEK November 25, 2015 Addington is pleased to report fantastic turnover and attendance results for Cup Week 2015. Combined wagering totalled a substantial $10,165,338, which was down only marginally on last year’s record figure, which was then a huge 20% increase on 2013. Cup Day continues to head the…

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Early sustaining 2016 NZ Derby payments

EARLY SUSTAINING PAYMENT DATES FOR 2016 NZ DERBY November 24, 2015 Nominations for the 2016 Muscara Standardbreds New Zealand Derby will be taken mid-December to increase exposure and to enable fixed odds markets to open earlier. Nominations for the Derby will close at 3pm on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Muscara Standardbreds New Zealand Derby –…

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