Waikato Stud News

Savabeel
12 November 2022

Another Savvy effort at Riccarton

Oso Savvy was unfortunately balloted out of the G3 New Zealand Cup, but the son of Savabeel earned connections a tidy degree of compensation with victory on the Riccarton undercard on Saturday. Prepared by part-owner …

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10 November 2022

The Corner with Garry Chittick

It’s official, my audited readership has increased by 40%. Yes, while walking into Matamataraces I was approached by an unknown couple who informed me they were readers. As youknow I can only identify a couple …

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9 November 2022

Trainer hoping for Cup run

Following a victory for the Waikato Stud-bred son of Savabeel at Riccarton on Wednesday afternoon, John Wheeler has his fingers crossed that promising stayer Oso Savvy will gain a start in Saturday’s G3 New Zealand …

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7 November 2022

Newitt gives Savabeel 3YO full marks

Jockey Craig Newitt was full of praise for Gottabesavvy after they successfully combined at Moe thisafternoon. Newitt gave the Waikato Stud-bred son of Savabeel an economical run in the trail and the three-year-old took full …

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5 November 2022

Atishu blows rivals away

Savabeel mare Atishu made short work of her rivals at Flemington on Saturday afternoon to secure adeserved victory in the G2 Matriarch S. The Waikato Stud-bred and sold mare turned her fortunes around under a …

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4 November 2022

Vale trailblazer Starcraft

Waikato Stud’s history-making Group 1 graduate Starcraft has passed away. A five-time winner at the elite level and a member of New Zealand’s Racing Hall of Fame, the chestnut was bred by the Matamata nursery …

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Savabeel
30 October 2022

Savabeel colt an effortless winner

Progressive Savabeel colt Saveadateforme was untested to make it two wins on the bounce when he coasted to victory over 1600 metres at Goulburn. The John O’Shea-trained three-year-old had finished fourth on the course in …

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29 October 2022

Bonny mare earns deserved top prize

The racing gods finally smiled on model professional Icebath when she claimed a richly deserved Group 1 victory in the Empire Rose S. at Flemington on Saturday afternoon. The Waikato Stud-bred and sold daughter of …

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29 October 2022

Golden performance from Savabeel’s son

I Wish I Win claimed a massive pot of gold at the end of Sydney’s rainbow on Saturday afternoon when he triumphed in the A$10 million Golden Eagle at Rosehill. The Waikato Stud-bred and raced …

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29 October 2022

Bosson’s prediction rings true

Wise words from champion jockey Opie Bosson paved the way for the Waikato Stud-bred and raced Lippy to post the first winning strike of his fledgling career at Awapuni on Saturday afternoon. He had ridden …

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29 October 2022

Fast start to new preparation

The lightly raced Ocean’s Jen opened her five-year-old campaign in the best possible fashion with a sharp display over 1200 metres at Moonee Valley on Friday evening. The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained daughter of …

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26 October 2022

Ocean Park’s son impresses at Bendigo

A patient approach with Tasman Park was rewarded on Wednesday afternoon when the son of Ocean Park produced a stylish debut performance at Bendigo. The Michael Moroney-trained four-year-old sat close to the pace over 1100 …

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