A late bloomer, this daughter of Tavistock began her racing career as a four year old in the 2020/21 season and what a season it was for her.
She won on debut in September 2020 with a flash of brilliance and a hint of more to come. This was followed by a second win at her second start in October 2020 and only bad luck meant she didn’t record three wins in a row in November 2020.
The regard in which she is held was further confirmed on Boxing Day 2020 when Entriviere cruised home at Ellerslie as a precursor of what was yet to come.
Back to Ellerslie on one of the biggest stages of the year – Karaka Million Twilight – connections had to wait for a scratching for her to make the field for the $70,000 Brighthill Farm Concorde Handicap over 1200m. That scratching duly arrived and so did she! Ridden by Danielle Johnson, the 4YO was breathtaking claiming the stakes’ race at just her fifth start.
With Ellerslie back on the agenda for start number six, she returned to show her style on Derby Day in March 2021 as one of five (three at stakes’ level) winners for Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards on the day. She swept home for Danielle Johnson to seize a clear-cut victory in the $100,000 Group 3 Haunui Farm King’s Plate Open SW+P 1200m – securing an Australian campaign.
Heading to Sydney in April 2021. Entriviere was superb when beaten a whisker in the A$300,000 Group 2 Sapphire Stakes over 1200m at Royal Randwick. Why superb when beaten? She jumped from gate 14 of 14 and rider James McDonald was obliged to sit three wide for much of the journey – it was an impressive effort.
Back to New Zealand to spell, after trialling on home soil Entriviere was back to Sydney to take care of ‘unfinished business’. A small hoof abscess saw her scratched from her initial Sydney target but perhaps that was a blessing in disguise – in the Group 3 Toy Show, she had drawn 17 of 17 and would have carried the top weight.
Instead, the now 5YO Entriviere headed to the Rosehill meeting staged at Kembla Grange on 11 September 2021 where under the set weights and penalties conditions (and a decent draw), she looked well positioned. The market certainly thought so, and she was installed the hot favourite for the A$200,000 Coolmore Sheraco Stakes over 1200m for 3YO+ fillies and mares. Again in the hands of James McDonald, there was no bad luck in the equation and she glided home to win stylishly.
Entriviere is trained by Jamie Richards, and was purchased privately by David Ellis CNZM. Raced by the Te Akau Buckle Up Racing Partnership (Mgr: Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM) she has raced eight times for six wins and two runner up placings – with stakes’ earnings of $291,350.