Karaka Million Preview

Karaka Million 2yo 1200 Headed by NOT AN OPTION favourite for the race winning The Wakefield brilliantly then getting rolled in the Ecilpse at Ellerslie New Year's Day didn't make the bend well when James McDonald caught Leith Innes napping when turning he also caught up early skirmish. Drawn out in the Car park like Probabeel did last year the speed will be on could get the last crack. COOL AZA BEEL From the powerful Te Akau Team won at Wanganui unlucky at Pukekohe had a setback effortless win at Tauranga last Friday great draw stable have won the last three great chance.

Telegraph Preview 2020

 Telegraph run under WFA Conditions this year for the first time ENZO'S LAD is going for a hatrick of wins in the Telegraph he meets a far stromger line up JULIUS won the Railway in fine style he will be riding the speed tough horse to get past. ENDLESS DRAMA 3rd Stradbroke last year beat Melody Belle and Te Akau Shark Foxbridge had no chance in the Railway drew wide termpo was only fair had no chance Gate 1 should run well SENSEI placed in the race last year 3rd at Wingatui Boxing Day on a soft track needs it firm fast tempo would be perfect top 4 hope.

New Years Day 2020

James Mcdonald dominated Ellerslie Boxing 3 winners including True Enough Zabeel Classic Jennifer Eccles Eight Carat. McDonald rides WINTER BRIDE in the Railway on Years Day at Ellerslie drop in class being well beaten Manikato back in October galloped very good Boxing Day tricky draw Have to respect JULIUS loves the track comeback from injury great win Te Rapa  VOLPE VELOCE went to Sydney didnt fire trial nicely since back home has the ace draw unlucky last year when drew out should get a great run PRINCESS KERERU beaten by a nose last year is big chance always races well here.

Boxing Day

First of all its been traumatic time for Cambridge Stud with Losing Tavistock fantastic sire and also Roaring Lion and Burgundy dying. Will definitely miss them and hopefully they have a better year Cambridge Stud bought controlling share in Not An Option 2yo who looks like a  top colt races New Year's Day at Ellerslie Eclipse Stakes. 

Great Xmas Crowds

Been some great Xmas Crowds Te Rapa Waikato Cup Day sold out fine beautiful day. Local David Greene Justamaiz led all the Way winning the Cup easily shapes up good contender for the Wellington Cup. Very proud that Julius comeback was Complete winning the Sprint wrote a  couple of weeks ago he might Miss Out a start in the Railway with him winning certainty he will be there Julius had a tendon injury turned out on a sheep Station where was annoying the sheep chasing them around the Station returned to John Bell stables rehab tender Loving care and he's back.

Racing Review

Wyndspelle got his deserved Group 1 victory after numerous placings Shadows Cast Brave 2nd hot favourite Supera didn't fire at all was not on her Best behaviour pre race. At Ellerslie The Bonecrusher Stakes was won by Riodini easily unbeaten in 4 starts to date. Nigel Tiley trains him be aimed at the Auckland Guineas on New Year's Day not sure be a Derby hope. 


It's been tough Spring for the Breeding season with Roaring Lion dying because of Colic a fantastic Galloper from the UK and losing Sacred Falls at the Weekend to a rare liver disease. Won two Doncasters George Main and 2000 Guineas and his Hawkes Bay  Guineas was awesome knuckled over at the start looping the field and win going away.


During the Week I read that Raceform New Zealand be unveiled in Early December. Early in the year The Informant sadly ended. I write that this a real shame and New Zealand Racing needed a publication TAB have been working hard behind the Scenes to get it going. 

It will replaced the Best Bets and be a liftout Form Guide and Racing News Breeding Dennis Ryan is The Editor and he did The Informant too. I believe will be great to buy for the Festive racing season and beyond.