News About Jamie Richards

Gingernuts is the 2017 Rosehill Guineas Winner

Gingernuts is the 2017 Rosehill Guineas Winner

Gingernuts has continued his outstanding run of form at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon; making an ideal debut to Australian racing with a dominant win in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m). Gingernuts was last seen savaging the line for a dominant win in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m), and the Kiwi raider was…

Xtravagant Out to Atone in Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2016

Xtravagant Out to Atone in Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2016

New Zealand-based co-trainer Stephen Autridge is hoping the stable’s multiple Group 1 winner Xtravagant can atone for his first-up last at Flemington with a better run in Caulfield’s 2016 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes this weekend. The Pentire stallion has won six of his 11 starts to date including the 2015 NZ 2000 Guineas and the…

2016 Bobbie Lewis Quality First-Up for Xtravagant

2016 Bobbie Lewis Quality First-Up for Xtravagant

Despite holding a nomination for the Chandler Macleod Stakes at Moonee Valley this weekend the Jamie Richards & Stephen Autridge-trained Cox Plate hope Xtravagant won’t kick off his spring bid until the Bobbie Lewis Quality 2016. The Te Akau Racing-owned New Zealand galloper was the highest-rated and 60kg top-weighted of 22 nominations taken for Saturday’s…

Xtravagant Thriving Ahead of 2016 Cox Plate Campaign

Xtravagant Thriving Ahead of 2016 Cox Plate Campaign

Xtravagant is reportedly in excellent condition ahead of his flight to Australia next week for a Spring Carnival campaign, to be geared towards the 2016 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley in late October. Xtravagant has been a strong and consistent performer for trainer Stephen Autridge throughout his short but impressive racing career so far;…

2016 Myer Classic Bid for Shillelagh

2016 Myer Classic Bid for Shillelagh

The Myer Classic 2016 is shaping up as a nice target for Kiwi mare Shillelagh who is set to join stablemate Xtravagant down under for a spring bid in Melbourne this season. The Jamie Richards & Stephen Autridge-trained Xtravagant is a dual Group 1 winner back home in New Zealand, but failed to win at…

Xtravagant on Cox Plate 2016 Mission

Xtravagant on Cox Plate 2016 Mission

Managing owner and Te Akau Racing boss David Ellis has confirmed a Melbourne-only spring campaign for classy young Kiwi galloper Xtravagant who targets the 2016 Cox Plate in October. A winner of six of his 10 starts to date, three-year-old Pentire colt Xtravagant is a super-consistent up-and-comer prepared at Matamata in New Zealand by Jamie…

Xtravagant Loss Doesn’t Rule Out Australian Guineas 2016

Xtravagant Loss Doesn’t Rule Out Australian Guineas 2016

A trip down under targeting the 2016 Australian Guineas in Melbourne this March is still on the agenda for star Kiwi colt Xtravagant despite his shock loss back home over the weekend. Co-trainer Stephen Autridge assured the media after the star son of Pentire’s loss to Dukedom in the Group 1 Levin Classic (1600m) at…