Dwyer hoping Throne can make Queensland foray pay - brother to Prince of Penzance among nominations for Sunshine Coast Guineas

  Queensland Derby (Gr 1, 2200m) plans were shelved for Heir To The Throne (Pentire) but trainer Henry Dwyer hopes the three-year-old can still pick up a feature race during the gelding's Queensl......

Brother to one-up Prince of Penzance?

Heir To The Throne (Pentire) is unlikely to ever trump his famous brother, but he will be given the chance to at least go one-up on the Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance by striving for ......

Courte Zarindi adds Warstep Stakes to her record

Rich Hill Stud graduate Courte Zarindi has continued her impressive run of black type performances in the South Island. Three runs back the Any Suggestions filly placed in the Listed Sout......

Group Two goal for Pentire mare

Progressive Rich Hill Stud graduate Sacred Rhythm is on target for a Group Two feature. The lightly-tried daughter of the late Pentire has bounced through her latest winning run in top shap......

Pentire makes his presence felt

  The late, great Pentire served Rich Hill Stud so well over the years and their foundation stallion again made his presence felt at Karaka today. His son (Lot 463) was in keen demand duri......

Mare in winning rhythm

Promising Pentire mare Sacred Rhythm has added another winning stride to her burgeoning record with victory at Tauranga Friday afternoon. The lightly-tried four-year-old was given a good run ......

Touching maiden success

  Polzeath recorded a poignant victory for Rich Hill Stud at Avondale this afternoon. The lightly-tried five-year-old is a son of the recently deceased Pentire, who was the farm's foundation sta......

Breeding industry loses prolific Pentire

  New Zealand has lost one of its most successful and undoubtedly versatile stallions with the death on Monday of Rich Hill Stud's Pentire. The English-bred son of Be My Guest and the Mill R......

Pentathlon chasing happy homecoming in NZ Cup

Legendary Kiwi trainer John Wheeler will seek a Melbourne Cup consolation prize with Pentathlon in the $250,000 Group III New Zealand Cup (3200m) at Riccarton on Saturday.   Pentathlon fell ......

Pentathlon close up in Lexus, just misses Melbourne Cup start

  Pentathlon pokes his fast finishing head into the frame of Saturday's $300,000 Gr.3 Lexus Stakes at Flemington Trainer John Wheeler and connections of Pentathlon had high hopes of again li......

Pentire's Pentathlon back on Melbourne Cup path

  Taranaki stayer Pentathlon is back on the Melbourne Cup path. Taranaki stayer Pentathlon is back on a familiar path in the hope of gaining a start in next month's Melbourne Cup. The J......

Hong Kong departures hit Weir

Pictured: Pentire's Volatile Mix purchased by Hong Kong buyers targeting the Hong Kong Derby While ace trainer Darren Weir's spring stocks continue to the rise with the likes of Humidor  (Teofi......

Death of Pentire's trainer

  Multiple classic-winning trainer Geoff Wragg, who prepared Rich Hill Stud's successful foundation stallion Pentire, has died at the age of 87. Under Wragg's guidance, Pentire won six of his se......

Two smart winners for Pentire this week in Attire and Numerate

  Neat effort from Attire A well-performed family added to its tally of winners this afternoon when Attire was successful at Avondale. The three-year-old son of Pentire capped off some cons......

Group 1 winning Pentire-mare Chenille to be served by Snitzel

  Auckland Cup winner Chenille has been retired and will visit one of Australia's top stallions this spring. "We've decided to retire her to stud," Cambridge trainer Tony Pike told www.theinform......

Rich Hill Sires Lead the field...

Heading into the last month of the 2016-17 racing season the great results continue for Rich Hill sires Shocking, Jimmy Choux and Pentire. Up-and-coming sire Shocking continues his rise up the NZ......

Golden Curls one in from left field

Old stager Golden Curl ducked and weaved through the field at the right time to go and capture the $125,000 Kranji Stakes A race over 1400m on Sunday. At long odds of $158, the Pentire ei......

Derby fancy in fine fettle

  Queensland Derby favourite Volatile Mix rounded off his preparation for Saturday's classic with a trial outing at the Sunshine Coast. The New Zealand-bred son of Pentire finished fourth in his......

Allen in Mix for Derby double on Pentire's Volatile Mix

A career-best season could get even better for jockey John Allen who will be reunited with progressive stayer Volatile Mix in Saturday's Group 1 Queensland Derby (2200m) at Doomben. Allen won t......

Pentire's run of form continues with Volatile Mix and Zambezi Warrior close-up seconds in Gr.3 Grand Prix Stakes and Gr.3 Premier's Cup

Backing up after his previous win on a good track in the Gr.1 South Australian Derby, Volatile Mix(pic - number 2)  scampered through the much discussed testing Eagle Farm surface last Satur......

Nicks That Click - Volatile Mix Works for Huddy's

Queensland-based couple Graham and Linda Huddy have stuck to a winning formula which again paid dividends when Pentire's Volatile Mix won the Group I South Australian Derby last weekend.  T......

Rich Hill's successful week in international racing and sale ring

  Rich Hill Stud's John Thompson with Pentire, sire of Volatile Mix. It's been a good week for John and Colleen Thompson at Rich Hill Stud in the Waikato. Saturday was a great day for Rich Hill......

Trainer Darren Weir eyes big Group 1 double after Volatile Mix (Pentire) wins Gr.1South Australian Derby

VOLATILE Mix will chase a Group 1 Derby double after giving champion trainer Darren Weir his second successive win in the $600,000 UBET South Australian Derby at Morphettville this afternoon. ......

Dominant Auckland Cup Victory for Chenille

Quality mare Chenille (NZ) (Pentire), who was purchased at the 2013 Premier Sale for $55,000, won a race worth almost 10 times that amount when she scored a dominant victory in Thursday's $500......

Pentire's 15th Group 1 winner Chenille delivers the perfect get well message

  Tony Pike delivered the perfect get well message to his hospitalised father Wayne when he saddled up Chenille to win the country's premier staying race, the $500,000 Barfoot & Thompson Auc......

Weather Gives Chenille New Cup Hope

  Trainer Tony Pike was ready to scratch Chenille (Pentire) from the Auckland Cup yesterday so he was relieved when the meeting was called off due to heavy rain. He is now hoping the weather ca......

Allpress hopeful despite likely track conditions for Penthathlon in tomorrow's Auckland Cup

John Wheeler won't be at Ellerslie when his talented pair of Pentathlon and Irish Flame shoot for a Group 1 double on Saturday - but he has a fair excuse. Wheeler and his wife Linda are playi......

Pike On Weather Watch

  Cambridge trainer Tony Pike will monitor the weather forecasts in the coming days ahead of Chenille's (Pentire) tilt at the Auckland Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) at Ellerslie. The stakes-winning mare ......

Pentire's Mr Spielberg back in action in Merlion

Trainer Laurie Laxon is back feeling reinvigorated from his annual New Zealand holidays - and hoping his horses will feel the same way this weekend, especially the resuming Mr Spielberg. The st......

Chenille lays down the challenge to Auckland Cup rivals

 Chenille looked every bit an Auckland Cup winner when she dominated her Nathans Memorial opposition in the final lead-up to next week's Ellerslie two-miler. Lining up with blinkers back on aft......

Pike's Sacred Rhythm stakes winner number 47 for Pentire

  Cambridge trainer Tony Pike celebrated a winning double today as well as the emergence of another potential Group One contender. He was successful with Sin To Win in the Macular Degeneration ......

Favourable gate a must for Pentathlon

  A handy draw is crucial to Pentathlon's chances when the New Plymouth stayer resumes on his home track this weekend. While the 1800 metres of the Gr.3 Platinum Homes Taranaki Cup will be w......

Son of Shocking boosts Derby hopes

  TAB bookmakers have reacted sharply to the latest performance of Camino Rocoso, an exciting son of Rich Hill Stud's Shocking. His impressive win in a special conditions maiden at Ellerslie ......

Resurgent Chenille heads Pike quinella in Stayers' Cup

Chenille (Pentire) holds on for a hard-fought win in the Karaka Stayers' Cup. Chenille turned her summer around in style at Ellerslie today, heading a Tony Pike-trained quinella in the $100......

New home for Pentire's sire son Xtravagant

  Rich Hill Stud's dual Group One-winning graduate Xtravagant is bound for the second phase of his career in Australia. Te Akau principal David Ellis has confirmed the sale of the handsome son......

Bosson booked for Zambezi Warrior in Wellington Cup

    Zambezi Warrior will be ridden by Opie Bosson in Saturday's Gr.3 Wallaceville Estate Wellington Cup. A close last-start seventh in the Gr.3 City of Auckland Cup, the Pentire gelding is on......

Laming has Cup hopes for son of Pentire

Richard Laming is sending his rugged New Zealand-bred stayer Sly Romance home. The Victorian trainer has eyes for the Gr.3 Wallaceville Estate Wellington Cup at Trentham on Saturday week fo......

Another pedigree update for Pentire filly

Smart Pentire three-year-old Sacred Rhythm did her sibling a major favour when she justified her short odds at Ruakaka this afternoon. The Rich Hill Stud graduate's sister (Lot 575) will be ......

Boost for Karaka-bound filly

  Poldark did his younger sister a timely favour with his breakthrough victory in New South Wales this afternoon. The Rich Hill Stud-bred and sold four-year-old opened his account in fine style ......

Skyweka out to deliver dream result in Rich Hill Mile

  How long can you hold on to a dream? Quite a long time it seems, if Janine Wallace is to be believed. Along with her husband Les, she bred the Tony Pike-trained Skyweka, who lines up in the ......

Waller's Axiomatic the latest family talent

  Axiomatic has a family reputation to live up to and the filly has shown she is on the way with a strong win at Warwick Farm. The Chris Waller-trained three-year-old is a half-sister to Pe......

Ellerslie exhibition gallop for Xtravagant

  Dual Group One winner Xtravagant will gallop at Ellerslie tomorrow as he builds towards next month's Gr.1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph at Trentham. The son of Pentire hasn't raced since ......

Pentire's promising stayer Chenille takes time out

Chenille is on the easy list following her last appearance at Te Rapa. "She jarred up quite badly in the Waikato Cup, so she's out at the beach with Moira (Murdoch) for a couple of weeks,......

Xtravagant progressing well toward Trentham

Dual Group One winner Xtravagant gave his trainers a pleasant surprise at the Te Aroha trials on Tuesday. The Pentire four-year-old, who is being set for a first-up tilt at the Gr.1 J. R. &......

Pike and Marsh target stakes opportunities with talented Pentire mares

  Talented Pentire five-year-old Skyweka (pictured) is on target for what would be an appropriate first victory at black type level after finishing strongly to beat the Rating 85 milers Sat......

Xtravagant makes all the right moves

Dual Group One winner Xtravagant is thriving ahead of his summer campaign. The Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards-trained son of Pentire holds Group One nominations for the Gr.1 Sistema ......

Pentire's daughter picks up overdue reward

  Pentire mare Cherry Bay gained her due reward when she broke maiden ranks on her home track this afternoon. Trained at Pukekohe by Nigel Tiley, the mare was overdue to break through after go......

Dunstan-bound Zambezi Warrior (Pentire) to bounce back at New Plymouth

  Stephen Autridge has warned punters to ignore Zambezi Warrior's most recent performance when assessing his chances at tomorrow's Taranaki meeting. The Matamata trainer, who prepares the son ......

Mr Spielberg Works Well Ahead Of Gold Cup

    Singapore-based jockey Vlad Duric is pleased with the condition of Mr Spielberg (Pentire) ahead of the Gr.1 Singapore Gold Cup (2200m) at Kranji on Sunday. Duric worked the Laurie Laxo......

Another cup runner for Wheeler?

  John Wheeler was supposed to be winding down his involvement in horseracing but the Kiwi training legend is on the verge of having another Melbourne Cup runner. It has been 20 years since he......

 

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