Lance O’Sullivan

Racing Online - Posts tagged: Lance O’Sullivan

Weatherley riding crest of a wave

Sam Weatherley is enjoying a rewarding season in the saddle highlighted by stakes successes at home and across the Tasman, while a notable milestone has also been ticked off. The Matamata jockey rode his 300th New Zealand winner when he successfully combined on the synthetic track at Cambridge on Wednesday with La Velocita, a mare[...]
Read More

Young stallions produce at Matamata

Emerging young stallions were again to the fore at Matamata on Wednesday, with debut three-year-old winners by Turn Me Loose and Vadamos in consecutive 1200m maidens, while earlier on the card Enraptured, a two-year-old by Preferment was an impressive debut winner. The progeny of Windsor Park Stud stallion Turn Me Loose can do no wrong[...]
Read More

Wexford set to defend Derby crown

Wexford Stables couldn’t get what appeared to be their two leading chances in the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) to the starting gates, but it appears they won’t be without a chance of retaining their title at Ellerslie on Saturday. Injuries kept Dark Destroyer and Karman Line out of the classic, but trainers[...]
Read More

Last-gasp Guineas win for Dark Destroyer

With back-to-back stakes wins including a last-gasp thriller in Saturday’s Group 2 SKYCITY Auckland Guineas (1600m) at Ellerslie, Dark Destroyer is stepping up to fill a void for owners David Archer and Diane Wright. The couple’s distinctive grey and blue colours have had a quiet few months following the retirements of quality trans-Tasman performers Bostonian[...]
Read More

Northern summer sojourn for Asano

Leading apprentice jockey Kozzi Asano has decided to head north to Cambridge for the summer and if everything goes to plan it could be a permanent move. Previously based in Christchurch with Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston, Asano has had a couple of previous stints in the north, including a few months in Matamata at Wexford[...]
Read More

Dark Destroyer ready to fire in Guineas

Matamata trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott are looking forward to heading south to Christchurch with promising three-year-old Dark Destroyer to contest the Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton on Saturday. The Proisir gelding has just had three lifetime starts, for a win and two placings, and his[...]
Read More