Rangipo (horse)

Rangipo (foaled 10 August 2012)[1] is an Australian-bred racehorse who is owned and trained in New Zealand. In 2016 he won the 141st running of the New Zealand Derby.

Rangipo
SireStryker
GrandsireFastnet Rock
DamHolloway
DamsireZabeel
SexGelding
Foaled10 August 2012[1]
CountryAustralia
ColourBay
BreederJohn Thompson
OwnerJohn & Margaret Thompson
TrainerTony Pike
Record12:7-0-1
EarningsNZ$684,570
Major wins
Waikato Guineas (2016)
Avondale Guineas (2016)
New Zealand Derby (2016)

BackgroundEdit

Rangipo was foaled in Victoria and comes from the first crop of the Australian stallion Stryker. His dam Holloway is a half-sister to stakes winners Maze, Barlinnie and Penitentiary.

Racing careerEdit

2014/15: two-year-old seasonEdit

Rangipo raced twice as a two-year-old, finishing eighth and fifth over 1000 and 1200 metres.

2015/16: three-year-old seasonEdit

After winning three of his first four starts of the season, Rangipo stepped up to stakes class and finished fourth in the Wellington Stakes. He took a big step forward to win the Great Northern Guineas at Ellerslie on New Year's Day, then finished third in the Levin Classic at Trentham. Wins in the Waikato and Avondale Guineas followed before he scored a determined victory in the 2016 New Zealand Derby.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Rangipo pedigree". equineline.com. 2016-03-07. Retrieved 2016-03-07.