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Interlinked primed for NZ Derby assault

Seven years after settling for second in their last raid on New Zealand's premier classic, expat trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young are resigned to running into one better again when Interlinked contests the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on Saturday. Busuttin and Young tackled the 2017 edition of the Derby with[...]
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Orchestral chasing Derby triumph

Winning a Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) is nothing new for Roger James, with the Cambridge trainer looking to extend his tally in the Classic to an even half dozen at Ellerslie on Saturday, while training partner Robert Wellwood will be looking for his first. Tidal Light (1986), Roysyn (1995), Zonda (1997), Hades (1999),[...]
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Storm Boy set for Group 2 Skyline Stakes

Adrian Bott, co-trainer alongside Gai Waterhouse, believes Saturday's Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) serves as the perfect lead-up for Storm Boy ahead of the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) on March 23. “Obviously, it is an important race for him. It's a 1200-metre race that will really condition him for that Slipper,” Bott remarked. “He's[...]
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