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Class Clown wins 2018 Parkes Gold Cup

Class Clown wins 2018 Parkes Gold Cup

May 16, 2018

Chris Heywood made it back to back $30,000 Parkes Services Club Parkes Cups when Class Clown won on Sunday after the Wagga Wagga based trainer had won the 2017 Cup with Leucura.Greg Ryan rode the now retired Leucura while it was Chris Heywoods’ son, Nick Heywood, in the saddle ...

Wagga trainer Chris Heywood wins the Parkes Cup with Class Clown

Wagga trainer Chris Heywood wins the Parkes Cup with Class Clown

May 16, 2018

Wagga trainer Chris Heywood captured back-to-back Parkes Cups on Sunday.Heywood enjoyed a day out at Parkes, training a winning treble courtesy of Class Clown ($3.80), Delivered ($3.00) and Fermanagh Lad ($4.00).Class Clown went to the front and kicked strongly to take out the ...

Chris Heywood continued his good form with another winner at Albury

Chris Heywood continued his good form with another winner at Albury

May 16, 2018

Wagga trainer Chris Heywood continued his good form with another winner at Albury on Monday.After a hat-trick at Parkes, including a win in the cup with, Class Clown, Red Medusa brought up her first victory.Mathew Cahill was at the helm as the filly broke through at start five, ...

Wagga jockey Nick Heywood rides four winners at Murrumbidgee Turf Club

Wagga jockey Nick Heywood rides four winners at Murrumbidgee Turf Club

May 09, 2018

Wagga jockey Nick Heywood enhanced his reputation as one of the best riders in the bush with a day out at Murrumbidgee Turf Club on Monday.Heywood made the meeting his own and rode four of the seven winners on the card.The 22-year-old rode the winners consecutively, claiming ...

Hemmerle remains unbeaten with win on Wagga Gold Cup day for Danny Williams and Nick Heywood

Hemmerle remains unbeaten with win on Wagga Gold Cup day for Danny Williams and Nick Heywood

May 09, 2018

Wagga jockey Nick Heywood enhanced his reputation as one of the best riders in the bush with a Wagga Gold Cup day treble. After winning the first two races of the day on Nicconita and Coup De Main, Heywood made it three when scoring on Hemmerle ($2.60) in the Wagga Marketplace ...

Fermanagh Lad wins the last race on Wagga Gold Cup day for Chris Heywood

Fermanagh Lad wins the last race on Wagga Gold Cup day for Chris Heywood

May 09, 2018

Wagga trainer Chris Heywood finished a successful Gold Cup carnival with a bang as Fermanagh Lad captured the final race on Friday.Heywood declared Fermanagh Lad ($14.00) as his best chance for the day and the speedy front-runner delivered, taking out the Moane Fitzgerald Civil ...

Chris Heywood wins with Corazon De Oro and Scott Spackman with Tokookacod on Snake Gully Cup day

Chris Heywood wins with Corazon De Oro and Scott Spackman with Tokookacod on Snake Gully Cup day

May 09, 2018

ary Colvin, Chris Heywood and Scott Spackman were all among the winners at the showcase meeting.Chris Heywood purchased Corazon De Oro for just $5000 at the Inglis Classic sale, a bargain buy after winning the $40,000 Tooheys Extra Dry Country Maiden Plate (1100m) at ...

Mosh Vain enjoys dominant maiden win for Chris Heywood at Wagga

May 09, 2018

Wagga trainer Chris Heywood hopes Mosh Vain’s maiden victory is a sign of things to come.The four-year-old led from start to finish scoring a dominant 3¾ length victory in the first division of the Mark Anthony’s Clothing Co Maiden Plate (1200m).It was an impressive victory ...

Chris Heywood-trained Delivered into SDRA Country Championships Qualifier after scratching of Foreve

Chris Heywood-trained Delivered into SDRA Country Championships Qualifier after scratching of Foreve

May 09, 2018

Wagga trainer Chris Heywood and son Nick will team up in tomorrow’s SDRA Country Championships Qualifier after all. The stable’s third runner, Delivered, has been promoted into the field for the $150,000 race, following the scratching on Saturday morning of last year’s ...

Tye Angland and Chris Heywood combine for Town Plate day success with Class Clown

Tye Angland and Chris Heywood combine for Town Plate day success with Class Clown

May 09, 2018

Wantabadgery wonder Tye Angland all but lifted Class Clown over the line as the pair combined for another Wagga carnival victory on Thursday.For the second consecutive year, Angland went to the front on Class Clown and produced a brilliant front-running ride as they took out the ...

Zarlu and Leucura set to fight out another Forbes Cup

Zarlu and Leucura set to fight out another Forbes Cup

Aug 09, 2017

A massive weight advantage has Wagga trainer Peter Morgan hopeful Zarlu can make it consecutive Forbes Cups on Monday.Zarlu won the 2016 edition of the Forbes Cup defeating Leucura and the pair could again figure prominently in the $30,000 feature.This time, Zarlu has a 7.5 ...

Leucura off to Forbes Cup after breaking the track record at Narrandera

Leucura off to Forbes Cup after breaking the track record at Narrandera

Aug 09, 2017

WAGGA trainer Chris Heywood is eyeing off a couple of country Cups with impressive last-start winner Leucura.Heywood shot to the lead of the Southern District Racing Association (SDRA) Winter Series when Leucura scored a dominant six length at Narrandera on Sunday.Leucura ...

Rest up son, the ‘Cups King’ is up for Parkes challenge

Rest up son, the ‘Cups King’ is up for Parkes challenge

Jun 21, 2017

TRAINER Chris Heywood has chosen to give his star apprentice jockey son Nick a well earned Sunday off calling up a pretty reasonable replacement for his Parkes Cup hopeful Leucura in none other than ‘Cups King’ himself, Greg Ryan.Nick, who is based at Randwick with Peter and ...

Apprentice Jockey Nick Heywood Outrides 3kg Metro Claim

Apprentice Jockey Nick Heywood Outrides 3kg Metro Claim

Jun 21, 2017

Apprentice jockey Nick Heywood rode his 20th metropolitan winner today & therefore has outridden his 3kg metropolitan claim.He guided Secret Trail to victory in the Bowermans Officer Furniture Handicap (1100m) at Canterbury Park. It’s the second time he has won on the ...

Parkes Cup 2017: Greg Ryan produces another masterclass to guide Leucura to feature win

Parkes Cup 2017: Greg Ryan produces another masterclass to guide Leucura to feature win

Jun 21, 2017

Master tactician Greg Ryan was at his best when guiding the Chris Heywood trained Leucura to victory in Sunday’s $30,000 Parkes Services Club Parkes Cup.The winner of six races, Leucura had been placed over the 1600m of the Parkes Cup but was yet to win over that distance and ...

Leucura, Zero To Ten and Soleado to meet at Canterbury

Leucura, Zero To Ten and Soleado to meet at Canterbury

Jun 21, 2017

THREE Southern District horses will go up against each other at Canterbury on Wednesday.Experienced campaigners Leucura and Zero To Ten will be joined by Tim Donnelly’s exciting stayer Soleado in the $40,000 Benchmark 67 Handicap (1550m).Three of the seven starters hail from ...

Close Finish in Country Championship Heat

Close Finish in Country Championship Heat

Mar 22, 2017

Geoff Murray, Marj and Jack Whybrow and Nyssa Young spent Sunday at the Albury races. They are pictured next to the mounting yard before the running of the SDRA heat.Former Harden locals and well known horse trainers, Scott Spackman and Chris Heywood converged on Albury on ...

Not Too Sure breaks long drought in Corowa victory

Not Too Sure breaks long drought in Corowa victory

Feb 15, 2017

CONSISTENT grey Not Too Sure broke through for his first victory in almost two years at Corowa on Tuesday.A smart ride from Wagga apprentice Lily Coombe helped Not Too Sure to an overdue victory in the Corowa Race Club Benchmark 65 Handicap (1400m).Not Too Sure ($3.80) was ...

Fermanagh Lad leads all the way for Australia Day victory at Wagga

Fermanagh Lad leads all the way for Australia Day victory at Wagga

Jan 27, 2017

Fermanagh Lad's victory at Wagga on Thursday provided trainer Chris Heywood with renewed confidence in the four-year-old.Fermanagh Lad ($7.50) posted his third win in nine starts with an all-the-way effort in The Rules Club Class Two Plate (1200m).Heywood was pleased to see ...

Wagga trainer Chris Heywood hopes to win the race he sponsors at Murrumbidgee Turf Club

Wagga trainer Chris Heywood hopes to win the race he sponsors at Murrumbidgee Turf Club

Jan 24, 2017

It’s not too often a trainer has the opportunity to win a race that he sponsors but that’s the scenario for Chris Heywood at Wagga on Thursday.In fact, not too many trainers sponsor races so Heywood is a bit of an exception to the rule but at the Australia Day meeting he can ...

Nick Heywood remains relaxed despite climb up Sydney metropolitan riding ranks

Nick Heywood remains relaxed despite climb up Sydney metropolitan riding ranks

Jan 09, 2017

IN HIS typical laidback style, talented apprentice jockey Nick Heywood is not getting carried away with his recent city success. Heywood kicked off the new year in style with another city winner at Randwick on Monday after guiding bush galloper Ice Bucket to an all-the-way ...

Mitchell Road delivers for jockey Lily Coombe and trainer Chris Heywood at Wagga

Mitchell Road delivers for jockey Lily Coombe and trainer Chris Heywood at Wagga

Dec 04, 2016

Wagga trainer Chris Heywood will push ahead with plans to take Mitchell Road to the city this campaign after an impressive victory in the Blackwoods 2016 Christmas Gift Handicap (1200m) at Wagga on Saturday. Heywood’s stable star defied a betting drift to hang on for an ...

Chris Heywood cautious on Mitchell Road's chances in Christmas Gift at Wagga

Chris Heywood cautious on Mitchell Road's chances in Christmas Gift at Wagga

Dec 02, 2016

MITCHELL Road appears a good thing on paper at Wagga on Saturday but trainer Chris Heywood is certainly not declaring the top weight.Mitchell Road will return for his second run back from a break in Saturday’s Blackwoods 2016 Christmas Gift Handicap (1200m) at Murrumbidgee ...

Chris Heywood and Wayne Carroll among the winners at Wagga

Chris Heywood and Wayne Carroll among the winners at Wagga

Nov 29, 2016

IN-FORM Wagga stayer Hard Go Jo made it two wins in a week with an all-the-way victory at Murrumbidgee Turf Club on Monday. Top apprentice jockey Nick Heywood made another successful trip home as he piloted Hard Go Jo to victory for his father Chris.Hard Go Jo was taken to the ...