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2019 July
  • Fri, Jul 12, 2019
    When the stalls open for Saturday’s (13th July) Group 1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket’s July Course most eyes will be on Frankie Dettori aboard the favourite, Advertise.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    This year's Qatar Goodwood Festival is shaping up to be another tremendous feast of racing, with a host of proven G1 performers remaining engaged following the latest scratchings' deadline for the five-day spectacular on the South Downs.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    Just days after news broke of the career-ending colic attack suffered by William Haggas’s stable star, Sea Of Class, two more top fillies from his Newmarket yard, Beshaayir and One Master, get the chance to put a smile back on his face when they contest the Group 1 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket’s July Course on Friday (12th July).
  • Fri, Jul 05, 2019
    A maximum field of 17 is due to line up in the bet365 Old Newton Cup, staged over just short of a mile and a half and the highlight of a very valuable seven-race card at Haydock Park this Saturday.
2019 June
  • Thu, Jun 27, 2019
    Star stayer Stradivarius headlines 30 entries (up from 26 in 2018) for the £500,000 G1 Qatar Goodwood Cup, the feature race on the first day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Tuesday, July 30, as he continues his pursuit of a second successive Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers' Million bonus.
  • Sun, Jun 23, 2019
    Godolphin's Blue Point (6/4 favourite) became the first horse since Australian superstar Choisir in 2003 to win both the G1 King's Stand Stakes (5f) and the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6f) in the same year with a sensational performance this afternoon.
  • Sun, Jun 23, 2019
    The Czech horse Nagano Gold, a 25/1 chance, put in a superb performance in the Hardwicke Stakes (G2) - a fast-finishing second, he was beaten by just a half-length.
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019
    Andrew Balding was pleased with the performance of 10/1 chance Bangkok, who finished a four and a half-length second to impressive winner Japan, the 6/4 favourite, in the £225,000 G2 King Edward VII Stakes.
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019
    A warm and pleasant day at Royal Ascot, following another dry night, resulted in a slight going change after the third race, the Commonwealth Cup.
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019
    An amazing few days in the career of French trainer Francis-Henri Graffard began with a victory in the G1 Prix De Diane, the French Oaks, and was completed by a first Royal Ascot win.
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019
    It has been a much-talked about target for female riders at Royal Ascot - to ride a winner at the Royal Meeting and so break the winning drought for females riders since Gay Kelleway's success on Sprowston Boy in 1987.
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019
    A filly who was bought for £430,000 at Goffs' London Sale on Monday evening proved that was money well spent when Forever In Dreams finished second in the G1 Commonwealth Cup for three-year-olds over six furlongs.
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019
    French raider Watch Me caused a 20/1 shock in the mile £500,000 G1 Coronation Stakes for trainer Francis-Henri Graffard and jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Bookmakers were given a warning of possible carnage when Frankie Dettori won the opening race at Royal Ascot today, the G2 Norfolk Stakes over five furlongs.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    "I've lost my voice a bit. I think me and my family were the only people on the racecourse shouting!" said trainer Ralph Beckett after Biometric won the £120,000 mile Britannia Handicap, and halted Frankie Dettori's charge through the card in the process.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Dee Ex Bee, who made most of the running in the two-mile, four-furlong Group One £500,000 Gold Cup, ran an exceptionally gallant race in second, fighting back to beat Master Of Reality (Joseph O'Brien and Wayne Lordan) into third by a nose.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Third in the G1 Investec Oaks and now runner-up in the G2 Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot marks Fleeting out as a very smart filly.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Star Catcher gave Derby-winning owner/breeder Anthony Oppenheimer another major success when taking the G2 £215,000 12f Ribblesdale Stakes by a length and a half from 7/4 favourite Fleeting.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Stradivarius won his second G1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot today, but for once a wonderful horse's big-race victory was in danger of being overshadowed by his jockey.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Racing's greatest showman, 48-year-old jockey Frankie Dettori stole the show on day three of Royal Ascot with a 449/1 four-timer, which left bookmakers reeling.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Owner Nick Williams talks to Gary Crispe after Master Of Reality runs third in the Ascot Gold Cup and a possible tilt at the 2019 Melbourne Cup.
  • Thu, Jun 20, 2019
    Move Swiftly gave trainer William Haggas his second winner of the week, and his 10th overall, when taking the G2 £175,000 Duke of Cambridge Stakes under Danny Tudhope - who was scoring at Royal Ascot for the third time in two days.
  • Thu, Jun 20, 2019
    Trainer Simon Crisford recorded his second success as a trainer at Royal Ascot and his first victory of this year's meeting following the well-backed A'Ali's (5/1 from 8/1) win in the £100,000 G2 Norfolk Stakes, the first race on day three of the Royal Meeting.
  • Thu, Jun 20, 2019
    The Andrew Balding-trained Dashing Willoughby's victory in the G2 £225,000 Queen's Vase was the trainer's fourth at Royal Ascot - and his first for five years.
  • Thu, Jun 20, 2019
    Aidan O'Brien's 13/8 favourite Magical finished a length and a quarter-second to the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Crystal Ocean (3/1) in the £750,000 G1 Prince Of Wales's Stakes, the feature race on day two of Royal Ascot 2019.
  • Thu, Jun 20, 2019
    Fabulously-consistent five-year-old Crystal Ocean nailed a first G1 victory when landing the feature race on day two of the Royal Meeting, the £750,000 Prince of Wales's Stakes over 10 furlongs.
  • Thu, Jun 20, 2019
    Newmarket-based Saeed bin Suroor, trainer of the half-length second-placed Platinum Star for Godolphin, was delighted by the run of the 8/1 chance in the last race of Royal Ascot on day two, the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes, run over five furlongs.
  • Thu, Jun 20, 2019
    13/2 chance Kimari (John Velazquez) came agonizingly close to giving her US-based trainer Wesley Ward an 11th Royal Ascot success, finishing second by a head to Raffle Prize in the G2 £110,000 Queen Mary Stakes. Ward has already won the race three times.
  • Thu, Jun 20, 2019
    Southern Hills is named after a Golf Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma and he produced a performance Tiger Woods would've been proud of by landing the final race on day two of Royal Ascot 2019, the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes.
  • Wed, Jun 19, 2019
    American trainer Wesley Ward is targeting a fourth success in the G2 Queen Mary Stakes (2009 Jealous Again, 2015 Acapulco & 2016 Lady Aurelia). He saddles Kimari and Anna's Fast in the five-furlong contest.
  • Wed, Jun 19, 2019
    Magic Wand, trained by Aidan O'Brien, and sent off the 9/2 favourite, came home two and a half lengths second to Addeybb (5/1) in the final race of day one at Royal Ascot, the Listed Wolferton Stakes over a mile and two furlongs.
  • Wed, Jun 19, 2019
    Punters could be singing Barry Manilow's famous hit "Could It Be Magic" if the Aidan O'Brien-trained Magical captures today's £750,000 G1 Prince Of Wales's Stakes, the headline act of a thrilling second day of action at Royal Ascot 2019.
  • Wed, Jun 19, 2019
    A new era in international racing got off to a strong start on day one of Royal Ascot (18 June) with the Hong Kong Jockey Club reporting a significant increase in turnover compared to the corresponding day in 2018.
  • Tue, Jun 18, 2019
    Battaash finished second to Blue Point in the G1 £500,000 King's Stand Stakes over five furlongs for the second consecutive year. The 2/1 favourite was beaten a length and a quarter - half a length less than in 2018.
  • Tue, Jun 18, 2019
    Godolphin's Blue Point became the 12th dual winner of the £500,000 G1 King's Stand Stakes with a gutsy display in the five-furlong contest.
  • Tue, Jun 18, 2019
    Circus Maximus (10/1) became the first horse since Dawn Approach (2013) to run in the 12-furlong Investec Derby before winning the £538,750 G1 St James's Palace Stakes over a mile.
  • Tue, Jun 18, 2019
    Amidst a summer featuring a Cricket World Cup, the latest installment of Love Island and the upcoming Wimbledon tennis Championships, Royal Ascot once again takes centre-stage this week as the five-day extravaganza begins with a bang at the Berkshire venue this afternoon.
  • Tue, Jun 18, 2019
    King Of Comedy, sent off at 4/1, and Too Darn Hot, 2/1 favourite, came home a neck second and three quarters of a length third in the £538,750 G1 St James's Palace Stakes over a mile during Royal Ascot's first day.
  • Tue, Jun 18, 2019
    Circus Maximus's 10/1 victory in the G1 £538,750 St James's Palace Stakes handed jockey Ryan Moore a 55th Royal Ascot winner. It was his second success in the race - he took it in 2015 on Gleneagles, again for today's winning trainer, Aidan O'Brien.
  • Wed, Jun 12, 2019
    A move by Newmarket Racecourses to increase opportunities for older staying horses has received the backing of trainers and owners after 69 horses were entered for the inaugural running of the £120,000 bet365 Trophy at the July Course on Friday, 12th July.
  • Sun, Jun 02, 2019
    Aidan O'Brien became the joint winning-most trainer in Investec Derby history after 13/2 shot Anthony Van Dyck provided the master of Ballydoyle with a seventh success in Britain's premier Classic and richest race.
  • Sat, Jun 01, 2019
    Frankie Dettori added a fifth Group One Investec Oaks win to his Classic collection when taking the 2019 race aboard the John Gosden-trained Anapurna. He has now won 18 British Classics
  • Sat, Jun 01, 2019
    The iconic Investic Derby is one of the world’s oldest classics. Lets talk a walk through the historical facts of this important race.
2019 May
  • Fri, May 31, 2019
    A field of 13 is set to go to phost for the premier Classic, the £1.625-million G1 Investec Derby, which is staged at Epsom Downs Racecourse at 4.30pm on Saturday, June 1, the highlight of the Investec Derby Festival.
  • Fri, May 31, 2019
    At Epsom's recent 'Breakfast With the Stars' Aidan O'Brien described The Derby as "the Holy Grail" and a highly gifted team of three-year-old colts will travel from his Ballydoyle base in Ireland to tackle the unique demands of the 2405m G1 Classic - demands of balance, versatility, stamina and of course super talent.
  • Fri, May 31, 2019
    Her Majesty The Queen will unveil a bronze life-sized statue of nine-time Derby winning jockey, Lester Piggott, in his presence, at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Investec Derby Day, Saturday, June 1.
  • Thu, May 30, 2019
    A field of 14, the highest number in the last five years, is set to go to post in the £525,000 G1 Investec Oaks (4.30pm), the premier fillies' Classic and highlight of a fabulous Investec Ladies' Day at Epsom Downs on Friday, May 31.
  • Fri, May 24, 2019
    Thursday, May 23, 2019 - Last year's winner Battaash heads a superb field of six for the £100,000 G2 Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes (4.00pm), staged over five furlongs and the highlight of a terrific seven-race programme at Haydock Park on Bank Holiday Saturday, May 25.
  • Wed, May 15, 2019
    Thirsk stages a competitive seven-race card on its annual Irish Day this Saturday, May 18, headlined by the £20,000 Constant Security Services Handicap (4.30pm, 24 entries) over seven furlongs.
  • Fri, May 03, 2019
    Iridessa, who gave Joseph O’Brien his first British Group 1 victory when landing the bet365 Fillies’ Mile in October, will try to give her young handler an initial British Classic success when she is part of a 15-strong line-up for the QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Sunday (5th May).
  • Fri, May 03, 2019
    Thirsk's richest race of the season, the £40,000 Cliff Stud Thirsk Hunt Cup, has attracted a maximum field of 16 declared runners for the 4.15pm off-time this Saturday, May 4.
  • Thu, May 02, 2019
    Frankie Dettori brought up a 133.3/1 treble on Royal Ascot Trials Day at his favourite racecourse when successful in the Listed Ascot Shop Paradise Stakes on the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Zaaki (9/1).
2019 April


2019 July
  • Fri, Jul 19, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Mark Forbes is looking forward to taking a small team down to New Plymouth Raceway on Saturday where he believes the heavy track conditions will suit his runners.
  • Fri, Jul 19, 2019
    Riccarton trainer Michael Pitman will have a six-strong team contest Sunday’s Oamaru race meeting and is expecting track conditions to soften from the Good3 rating on Friday with some rain forecast.
  • Thu, Jul 18, 2019
    New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock will have a strong hand at his local meeting on Saturday, led by a trio of fillies in the Seaton Park 3YO (1400m).
  • Thu, Jul 18, 2019
    The Matamata training partnership of Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard secured an early double with a pair of debutants at Hastings on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jul 15, 2019
    Offshore interest in promising galloper Mac Attacka was piqued yet again on Saturday after the impressive three-year-old produced a powerful closing burst to take out the last race on the card at Ruakaka.
  • Mon, Jul 15, 2019
    Reigning New Zealand Horse of the Year, Melody Belle, resumed at the Te Rapa trials on Monday with a close-up third over 900m behind stablemate Ritzy Sparkle for trainer Jamie Richards.
  • Sat, Jul 13, 2019
    Local two-year-old Annie’s Song indicated she could be a filly with a big future after she made a winning debut over 1000m at Ruakaka on Saturday.
  • Fri, Jul 12, 2019
    A policy of sourcing thoroughbred talent from this side of the Tasman has produced rich rewards this season for Australian owner John Fiteni.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    New Zealand Bloodstock are set to add another service to their burgeoning bloodstock business with the construction of a hotel, The DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka, on their Karaka property.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    Wise Men Say won last year’s Grant Plumbing Wellington Steeplechase (5500m) at Trentham and he will return to the Wellington track on Saturday in a bid to defend his title.
  • Wed, Jul 10, 2019
    Tony Pike is pleased with progressive galloper Sacred Day heading into Thursday’s $165,000 Grafton Cup but he has a fair handle on his main opposition.
  • Tue, Jul 09, 2019
    Byerley Park trainers Peter and Dawn Williams had a memorable season with several quality fillies and they are hoping they can continue that form into the new season.
  • Mon, Jul 08, 2019
    Red-hot jockey Zac Purton had to settle for second in Sunday afternoon’s feature at Sha Tin as Classic Unicorn, a son of Little Avondale stallion Per Incanto, made it two from two in the Class 3 Members Cup Handicap (1000m).
  • Sun, Jul 07, 2019
    A decision to place greater emphasis on the training side of the business appears to be paying dividends for former top jumps rider Clayton Chipperfield who produced a winning double on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jul 07, 2019
    Former top hurdler Just Got Home made a welcome and well received return to the winner’s circle at Te Aroha on Sunday when he prevailed in a thrilling finish to the Frank & Annie Matijasevich Memorial Open Steeplechase (3500m).
  • Sat, Jul 06, 2019
    With a strong performance at Awapuni on Saturday, emerging wet-track performer Herengawe produced a bold audition for next month’s Gr.3 Winning Edge Presentations 122nd Winter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton.
  • Sat, Jul 06, 2019
    Te Rapa specialist Sultan Of Swing struck again at the Hamilton track on Saturday, providing a poignant result in the U S Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate 17 Aug (1600m).
  • Fri, Jul 05, 2019
    A tilt at next month's Hospitality New Zealand Canterbury Grand National Hurdles (4200m) at Riccarton is beckoning El Corby if he can regain is best form at Te Aroha on Sunday.
  • Thu, Jul 04, 2019
    Te Awamutu horseman Stephen Ralph has experienced one of his biggest seasons-to-date and he can now call himself a Group One-winning trainer after the deeds of Santa Monica in the Railway (1200m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day.
  • Wed, Jul 03, 2019
    Talented four-year-old Comeback remains on track for a trio of black-type assignments this winter.
  • Tue, Jul 02, 2019
    The Danny Shum-trained Green Energy, a New Zealand-bred son of Rip Van Winkle, returned from an eight-month injury absence to win Monday’s public holiday feature at Sha Tin, the Class 2 Hong Kong Reunification Cup Handicap (1200m).
  • Tue, Jul 02, 2019
    Despite fighting the after-effects of a 30-hour travel schedule during his return to New Zealand from the United Kingdom, leading South Island trainer Michael Pitman is still buzzing about his experiences over the past two months.
  • Tue, Jul 02, 2019
    With stakes wins on both sides of the Tasman, imported European mare Igraine has earned herself a special place in Brent and Cherry Taylor’s broodmare band and hearts.
  • Mon, Jul 01, 2019
    A copybook effort aboard local runner Poker Face paved the way for talented rider Alysha Collett to make her long-awaited reappearance in the winner’s enclosure following an injury-enforced break from the jockey ranks.
  • Mon, Jul 01, 2019
    With just one win required to match his best tally for a season and just five wins behind National Jockey’s Premiership leader Lisa Allpress, you could be forgiven for thinking Johnathan Parkes was plotting a huge month in July.
2019 June
  • Sun, Jun 30, 2019
    A patient ride from Aaron Kuru paved the way for local runner No Change to take out the feature hurdle race at Hastings on Saturday, the Te Whangai Romneys Hawke’s Bay Hurdle (3100m).
  • Sun, Jun 30, 2019
    A thrilling front-running exhibition has seen local galloper Perry Mason cap a brilliant day for local trainers Paul Nelson and Corrina McDougal when taking out the AHD Hawke’s Bay Steeplechase (4800m) at Hastings on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jun 30, 2019
    Local trainers Kenny Rae and his daughter Krystal Williams-Tuhoro made the best possible start to their day when they produced a winning double to open proceedings at Ruakaka on Saturday.
  • Fri, Jun 28, 2019
    Trackside presenter and jockey agent Darryl Anderson will head to Hong Kong in the new season where he will take up the role as Senior Racing Advisor with The Racing Club, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
  • Fri, Jun 28, 2019
    Shelley Hale is hoping her trip north to Ruakaka on Saturday is less eventful than a fortnight ago.
  • Thu, Jun 27, 2019
    Group One winner Sacred Elixir returned to New Zealand from his former Hong Kong base on Wednesday morning and a scan has revealed positive signs that the injured son of Pour Moi will make a raceday return in his homeland.
  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019
    Cambridge jumps jockey Mathew Gillies has been enjoying a great run of form in recent weeks.
  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019
    Central Districts jockey Robert Hannam hasn’t let a delay to his New Zealand racing season hinder him from setting a record tally of stakes wins this term.
  • Tue, Jun 25, 2019
    The Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) has been a long held ambition for connections of dual Group winner Te Akau Shark, but the Jamie Richards-trained runner is being set for another Group One target before he heads to Melbourne.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    Rangiora trainer Nick Wigley was holding his breath just moments before the start of Saturday’s two-year-old contest at Riccarton as smart filly Intimidate put on a petulant display behind the starting gates.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    New Zealand has been well-represented in the four-carriage Royal Procession on the final day of Royal Ascot with Rosehill-based trainer Chris Waller enjoying a memorable 24 hours.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    New Zealand has been well-represented in the four-carriage Royal Procession on the final day of Royal Ascot with Rosehill-based trainer Chris Waller enjoying a memorable 24 hours.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    Leading rider Zac Purton enjoyed a rocket run on young sprinting sensation Voyage Warrior in the Class 3 Ma On Shan Handicap (1000m) at Sha Tin in Hong Kong on Sunday to take home a treble.
  • Sun, Jun 23, 2019
    Under-rated mare Lil Miss Swiss produced a devastating late burst to snatch victory in Saturday’s feature flat race at Riccarton, the Greenwood Amberley Cup (1600m).
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    In a coup for the King family’s Brighthill Farm, Group One performed son of Frankel, Eminent, will retire to their Tauwhare property for the forthcoming breeding season, where he will stand for a fee of $8,000+GST.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    The Tony and Lyn Prendergast-trained Who Dares Wins will be in search of his fourth successive victory on Saturday when he contests the Greenwood Amberley Cup (1600m) at Riccarton, for which he has been installed a $3.80 fixed odds favourite by TAB bookmakers.
  • Wed, Jun 19, 2019
    High Chaparral’s dual Group One winning son, Ace High, has been retired to Rich Hill Stud, near Matamata, where he will stand for a fee of $10,000+GST for the forthcoming breeding season.
  • Wed, Jun 19, 2019
    Promising Waikato apprentice Taiki Yanagida will return to raceday riding at Counties on Thursday after being on the sidelines for a couple of months after a trackwork incident.
  • Tue, Jun 18, 2019
    Wet track specialist Rosewood added a tenth victory to her record at Awapuni on Saturday and if conditions suit she will back up in this weekend’s Listed The Ultimate Ford and Mazda Tauranga Classic (1400m).
  • Mon, Jun 17, 2019
    Watching the familiar colours being carried to victory by Who Can Tell at Awapuni last Saturday was a reminder of the once powerhouse of jumps racing in New Zealand.
  • Mon, Jun 17, 2019
    Talented jumps jockey Mathew Gillies was able to put his self-described Awapuni hoodoo to rest on Saturday when he rode home a winning double at his former home track.
  • Mon, Jun 17, 2019
    Crown Prosecutor will spearhead a squad being sent north by Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh to be temporarily based at Ruakaka.
  • Sun, Jun 16, 2019
    Trainer Chris Wood is hopeful he may have unearthed a leading prospect for the deep winter tracks over the next few months after Mr Incredibull broke his maiden status at Te Awamutu on Sunday.
  • Sun, Jun 16, 2019
    Evergreen stayer Sampson confirmed his place in the Gr.3 Tattersall’s Cup (3000m) at Eagle Farm this coming weekend with a fighting run for second in the Listed Ipswich Cup (2150m) on Saturday.
  • Sat, Jun 15, 2019
    Central Districts raider Lucyinrio produced a gritty effort at Ruakaka on Saturday to take out the main race of the day, the Trigg Construction sponsored open 1200m.
  • Wed, Jun 12, 2019
    Matamata trainer Lance O’Sullivan has a small winter team in work but is hoping classy mare Sleeping Beauty can add to her black-type portfolio over the coming months, with the potential to target a Group One early in the new season.
  • Tue, Jun 11, 2019
    As the current thoroughbred racing season draws to a close, a question posed by many industry pundits just over 12 months ago has been answered in emphatic fashion.
  • Tue, Jun 11, 2019
    The new training partnership of Paul Nelson and Corrina McDougal secured their first win at Trentham on Saturday when No Tip was victorious in the Gazley Mercedes Benz Hurdle (2500m).
  • Sun, Jun 09, 2019
    Talented jumper Bad Boy Brown booked a place in next month’s Wellington Hurdle (3400m) at Trentham when he outstayed his open-class rivals in Saturday’s feature hurdle contest at the venue.
  • Sun, Jun 09, 2019
    Ocean Park gelding Kolding has emerged as the latest New Zealand-bred star for Queensland owner Neville Morgan, extending his winning sequence to four with a brilliant win in Saturday’s Gr.2 Queensland Guineas (1600m) at Eagle Farm.
  • Sun, Jun 09, 2019
    Cambridge-based trainer Brendon Hawtin achieved one of his career goals when lightly raced four-year-old Simply Optimistic scored a decisive victory over 1200m at Royal Randwick on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jun 09, 2019
    A brilliantly fine day and a huge on-course crowd combined to provide the appropriate farewell to thoroughbred racing at Waimate on Sunday where the Waimate Racing Club ran their last meeting at their home venue.
  • Sat, Jun 08, 2019
    Consistent middle-distance performer Dr Watson sprang a major surprise when he upset the open-class sprinters over 1200m on a testing Heavy11 surface at Trentham on Saturday.
  • Fri, Jun 07, 2019
    Promising apprentice jockey Hazel Schofer had a day to remember at New Plymouth on Thursday, riding home three winners on her home track.
  • Thu, Jun 06, 2019
    Expat New Zealand trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young will be hoping third time’s a charm for their talented three-year-old Savvy Oak when he lines up in the Gr.1 Queensland Derby (2400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
  • Wed, Jun 05, 2019
    New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock currently sits on 30 wins for the season and he is on a mission to equal his previous best tally of 40 wins set in the 2001/02 season.
  • Tue, Jun 04, 2019
    Promising juvenile filly Flaunting became Hamilton trainer David Greene’s fourth stakes winner when she took out the Listed Castletown Stakes (1200m) at Wanganui on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jun 02, 2019
    Hastings-based galloper Hunta Pence signed off his latest campaign on a winning note when he slogged through the Wanganui mud to capture the Steelform Roofing Group Foxton Cup (2040m) at Wanganui on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jun 02, 2019
    It was business as usual for perennial champion trainer Aidan O'Brien as Anthony Van Dyck gave him a record-equalling seventh victory in the Gr.1 Investec Derby (2400m) at Epsom on Saturday.
2019 May
  • Wed, May 29, 2019
    Young Wanganui amateur rider Luke Myers will be out to keep up his winning streak when he heads to Ellerslie on Monday.
  • Tue, May 28, 2019
    The world’s most famous classic will carry some Kiwi interest this year, with a half-brother to a former champion New Zealand sprinter among the leading contenders.
  • Mon, May 27, 2019
    Clearview Park Stud in Timaru have announced they have secured Group One winner Jon Snow ahead of the forthcoming breeding season where he will stand for a fee of $6,000+GST.
  • Mon, May 27, 2019
    It has been quite a frustrating season for Levin trainer Sylvia Kay, having recorded a number of placings and only one win.
  • Sun, May 26, 2019
    On a day where there were several eye-catching performances, it was the victory in the last race on the card at Ellerslie by the lightly-tried Verbalizer that captured most of the attention.
  • Sat, May 25, 2019
    The winning roll for impressive four-year-old Comeback continued at Trentham on Saturday when he made it five wins in a row with a gritty performance to take out the Roaring Lion North Island Challenge Stakes (1400m).
  • Sat, May 25, 2019
    Underrated galloper Deerfield provided Chrissy Bambry with the biggest victory of her fledgling training career with a slick all-the-way victory in the Hanley Formula Autumn Sprint Championship Final (1200m) at Trentham.
  • Sat, May 25, 2019
    The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman stable were expected to play a prominent role in Saturday’s Listed Piazza D’Oro Auckland Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie, with five runners down to contest the two-year-old feature.
  • Thu, May 23, 2019
    Long Jack could enhance his stocks as a Gr.1 Victoria Derby (2500m) contender with another bold performance in Saturday's Listed Piazza D'Oro Auckland Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie.
  • Thu, May 23, 2019
    Balcairn trainers John and Karen Parsons are taking a team of ten horses to Friday’s Wingatui meeting, headed by Shezatoucha and Kiwi Ida, who will step out in open handicaps over staying and sprint distances respectively.
  • Wed, May 22, 2019
    Cambridge Stud principals Brendan and Jo Lindsay have had a fantastic run with the progeny of their foundation mare J’Adane .
  • Mon, May 20, 2019
    An impressive debut jumps win for Woodsman at Te Rapa on Saturday marked the first leg of a special double for rider Michael Roustoby and his twin brother, Adam.
  • Mon, May 20, 2019
    It might be a quieter time on the racing front for Roger James and Robert Wellwood, but there’s plenty of interest for their Cambridge stable this week.
  • Sat, May 18, 2019
    One of last season’s most promising jumpers returned to the hurdling game with a vengeance at Te Rapa on Saturday with a stunning performance to take out the Fairview Motors Waikato Hurdles (3200m).
  • Sat, May 18, 2019
    Topweight and race favourite Shamal added a second prestige steeplechase victory to his career record when he prevailed in a nail-biting finish to the Signature Homes Waikato Steeplechase (3900m) at Te Rapa.
  • Fri, May 17, 2019
    Racing Minister Winston Peters has announced a repeal of the betting levy (racing totalisator duty) currently paid by the racing industry to the Crown.
  • Fri, May 17, 2019
    Kevin and Julie Taylor of Koru Thoroughbreds sent two mares to Aquis Farm stallion Divine Prophet two years ago, and the results of those matings returned a healthy profit for them at Karaka on Friday.
  • Fri, May 17, 2019
    Te Akau principal David Ellis was once again prominent at Karaka, going to $80,000 to secure Lot 77, a son of first-season sire Vadamos, at New Zealand Bloodstock’s May Sale on Friday.
  • Fri, May 17, 2019
    Cambridge bloodstock agent Bevan Smith made a pleasing start to his solo bloodstock career at New Zealand Bloodstock’s May Sale at Karaka on Friday, taking home lot 83, the Tivaci filly out of Group Three performer Sitting on a Hill for $95,000.
  • Sun, May 12, 2019
    Ardmore trainer Nick Bishara’s year just keeps on getting better after promising stayer Verry Flash returned to winning form with a victory at Rotorua on the weekend.
  • Sun, May 12, 2019
    Trainer Tony Pike had a feeling his class sprinter, The Bostonian, was in the sort of form to run the race of his life in Saturday’s Gr.1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m).
  • Fri, May 10, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Tony Pike has taken a seven-strong team to Queensland to tackle the rich spoils on offer in the sunshine state over the coming months.
  • Thu, May 09, 2019
    Andrew Forsman doesn't have the same cricketing claim to fame as his training partner Murray Baker but he revealed he did rack up a couple of centuries as a schoolboy batsman at Te Awamutu College.
  • Tue, May 07, 2019
    Multiple Group One-winning mare Melody Belle is back in work in preparation for a busy spring campaign.
  • Tue, May 07, 2019
    Progressive Kiwi stayer Felaar is likely to back-up at Caulfield this week after a nightmare first taste of Australian racing .
  • Sun, May 05, 2019
    Lightly raced three-year-old Ignored produced one of the day’s highlights when she overcame a tardy start to win against the older horses at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Sat, May 04, 2019
    Visiting northern rider Lisa Allpress showed her undoubted class in the saddle when she guided race favourite All About Magic to a comprehensive victory in the Listed Berkley Stud Champagne Stakes (1200m) at Riccarton.
  • Sat, May 04, 2019
    Consistent filly Rainbow Dash added further valuable black-type to her outstanding two-year-old campaign with a gritty victory in the Listed Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre 2YO Stakes (1100m) at Te Rapa.
  • Fri, May 03, 2019
    Pukekohe trainer Nigel Tiley has experienced plenty of success in Queensland over the last few years and he is returning to the Sunshine State in a bid to collect some more winter spoils.
  • Fri, May 03, 2019
    Disturbance will step up to a distance past 1200m for just the second time this season when he tackles Saturday's Listed Daphne Bannon Memorial Great Easter Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton.
  • Fri, May 03, 2019
    Roz Southey couldn’t resist a tongue-in-cheek comment when describing the thrill of Zed Em’s amazing win under 70kgs when leading home a New Zealand-bred trifecta in the Grand Annual Steeplechase (5500m) at Warrnambool on Thursday.
  • Thu, May 02, 2019
    Auckland trainer Stephen McKee has given rise to Consensus' chances in Saturday's Gr.2 A D Hollindale Stakes (1800m) at the Gold Coast, describing her condition as much superior to how she fronted for last year's race.
  • Thu, May 02, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is keen to run stakes performers Intrigue and Indecision at the Gold Coast on Saturday, but there is little room for error in terms of the travel arrangements.
  • Wed, May 01, 2019
    Trainer Jenna Mahoney has been successfully juggling sporthorses and racehorses for more than a decade but she admits the racing side of her business, Cypress Point Stables, is taking priority now.
  • Wed, May 01, 2019
    After nearly a year off the racing scene Rock On Wood is shaping into a very progressive racehorse.
2019 April
  • Tue, Apr 30, 2019
    Trainer John Sargent will have representatives in three states this weekend, headed by New Zealand import House Of Cartier, a recent addition to the stable that will contest the Gr.1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville on Saturday.


2019 July
  • Fri, Jul 19, 2019
    Trainer Steven Burridge foresees a big test for Glasgow in Sunday’s $1 million Group 1 Singapore Derby (1800m), but is rather confident he won’t be out of his depth.
  • Wed, Jul 17, 2019
    In a perfect world, trainer Cliff Brown wished he could field all his best four-year-olds in this Sunday’s $1 million Group 1 Singapore Derby (1800m), but going with the laws of ratings and arithmetic, a cut-off point had to be drawn somewhere – keeping his team to only two.
  • Wed, Jul 17, 2019
    Many were taken by Showcasing two-year-old Count Me In’s debut win three weeks ago, including trainer David Kok, but the horror gate in Friday’s $250,000 Group 2 Aushorse Golden Horseshoe (1200m) has put a major dent in the camp’s confidence.
  • Sun, Jul 14, 2019
    As stable jockey to trainer Cliff Brown, Michael Rodd does not ride all that much for trainer Lee Freedman these days, but was still glad the legendary Australian trainer was the one to hand him a milestone on Friday night.
  • Wed, Jul 10, 2019
    Trainer Stephen Gray could not have hoped for a better booking for his champion sprinter Lim’s Cruiser in this Saturday’s £500,000 (S$850,000) Group 1 Darley July Cup (1200m) at Newmarket – John Egan.
  • Mon, Jul 08, 2019
    Favourite backers needed to have a strong heart after the photo judge was called upon to split hotpot Aramco from Webster in the $100,000 Class 1 race over 1200m on Sunday.
  • Mon, Jul 08, 2019
    For a self-proclaimed “world’s worst trainer of two-year-olds”, trainer Cliff Brown has not done a bad job in saddling Inferno to a resounding win in the $75,000 Magic Millions 2YOs in Training Sale Stakes (1200m) on Sunday.
  • Mon, Jul 08, 2019
    After knocking on the door for a while, Hugo finally broke his maiden status with a pulsating win in the $75,000 Restricted Maiden Division 2 race over 1200m on Polytrack on Sunday.
  • Sun, Jul 07, 2019
    Trainer Daniel Meagher may well have a promising sort under his roof in Lim’s Dream going with the way the three-year-old thumped his rivals in the $50,000 Class 4 race over 1100m on Polytrack on Friday.
  • Sun, Jul 07, 2019
    Back-in-form trainer Ricardo Le Grange enjoyed a perfect night at the office with two winners from as many starters at Kranji on Friday night – even if he wasn’t physically there to savour the success.
  • Fri, Jul 05, 2019
    In horse racing, unsung heroes are aplenty, but if there was one who deserved a special medal of bravery at Kranji on Tuesday morning, it was jockey Benny Woodworth.
  • Mon, Jul 01, 2019
    A gelding operation went a long way in unlocking the winning potential of Bushido in the $75,000 Alibi 2017 Stakes, a Restricted Maiden-2 race over 1200m on Sunday.
2019 June
  • Sun, Jun 30, 2019
    Te Akau trainer Mark Walker leads the premiership in Singapore, and following two seconds earlier in the programme he ended the meeting with a trifecta in the $50,000 Class 4 1200 metres on Friday night at Kranji.
  • Sun, Jun 30, 2019
    Trainer Leslie Khoo snapped a long run of outs after Sacred Magic landed the $50,000 Class 4 Division 2 race over 1200m on Friday night.
  • Fri, Jun 28, 2019
    Trainer Leticia Dragon has been toying with the idea of stepping Nimble up in trip for a while, an intention which will eventuate this Sunday in the $400,000 Group 2 Stewards’ Cup (1600m).
  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019
    The Singapore Turf Club has granted Australian jockey Glen Boss a one-day visiting jockey’s licence to ride at the Stewards’ Cup meeting on 30 June.
  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019
    As you read this article, the Grays will be on a plane back home, but without their champion Lim’s Cruiser who is staying back in England - and likely to have another crack.
  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019
    From three runners in the Silver Bowl, trainer Michael Clements has narrowed his focus down to only two in the next Leg, this Sunday’s $400,000 Group 2 Stewards’ Cup (1600m), even if a few queries still hover over one of the duo’s ability to see out the mile.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    A well-rated front running ride by jockey Joseph Azzopardi saw Sun Marshal hang on gamely to snag the $70,000 Class 3 race over the mile on Friday.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Lim’s Cruiser may be quoted at 33-1 with the British bookies, but trainer Stephen Gray is still exuding a mixture of quiet confidence and exaltation one day before he rewrites history for Singapore racing.
  • Sat, Jun 15, 2019
    Visiting apprentice jockey Raquel Clark wrapped up her last meeting at Kranji on Saturday with a winner aboard Acrobat when he got up where it mattered in the $75,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1400m.
  • Sat, Jun 15, 2019
    Safeer bounced back to the winner’s circle after more than eight months when he powered home to lower the colours of hot favourite Grand Koonta in a driving finish on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jun 10, 2019
    The debut defeat in the first Leg of the Singapore Golden Horseshoe two-year-old series was a bitter pill to swallow for Rocket Star’s connections, but the authority with which he captured the second Leg on Sunday went a long way in erasing that disappointment.
  • Sat, Jun 08, 2019
    You could hear a pin drop after big outsider Perfect Commando crossed the line first in the $50,000 Class 4 Division 2 race over 1000m on Friday night.
  • Fri, Jun 07, 2019
    The task is more daunting this time, but jockey Ben Thompson would certainly not mind seeing impressive debut winner Beau Geste give him yet another Singapore feature success in the $175,000 Group 3 Silver Bowl (1400m) this Sunday.
  • Thu, Jun 06, 2019
    French jockey Marc Lerner believes the $175,000 Group 3 Silver Bowl (1400m) will be a handy guide to Glasgow’s aspirations towards loftier targets ahead.
  • Thu, Jun 06, 2019
    Leading trainer Mark Walker saddles a quarter of the bumper 16-horse field in Sunday’s $175,000 Group 3 Silver Bowl (1400m), but sees the first Leg of the Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge more as a launchpad to better things for most of them.
  • Mon, Jun 03, 2019
    Trainer Jerome Tan and Marc Lerner combined for their first success with Beautiful Day landing the spoils in the $50,000 Class 4 Division 2 race over 1200m on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jun 03, 2019
    Fulife King repelled all comers to score a hard-fought win in the $70,000 Class 3 race over 1000m on Friday night.
  • Mon, Jun 03, 2019
    A drop back in distance and a well-rated race by first-time partner Zyrul Nor Azman paved the way to Qiji Commander’s maiden win on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jun 03, 2019
    Patience paid off for Trelawney Stud and trainer Stephen Gray on Friday night after Strap Marks bolted up in the $20,000 Open Maiden race over 1200m.
2019 May
  • Thu, May 30, 2019
    One day after it emerged that the Invitational Group 1 Kranji Mile was directly responsible for 2016 Singapore Horse of the Year Debt Collector’s early exit from Kranji, his arch-rival and another defeated local runner will be joining him on a flight to Australia – Countofmontecristo.
  • Sun, May 26, 2019
    A change in gear and distance proved to be the key factors behind Magnum Force’s maiden win at his sixth start in the $75,000 Infantry 2017 Stakes, a Restricted Maiden race over 1600m on Saturday.
  • Sun, May 26, 2019
    Consistent galloper Centurion overcame a wide trip to poke his head in front where it mattered the most in the $50,000 Stepitup 2015 Stakes, a Class 4 Division 1 race over 1600m on Saturday.
  • Sun, May 26, 2019
    Going back-to-back was billed as a harder act to follow this year, but Southern Legend doesn’t read the papers, going on to score with an even greater authority at his second consecutive win in the $1.5 million Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) on Saturday night.
  • Thu, May 23, 2019
    With a squad of five runners in the 16-horse field in the $800,000 Group 1 Singapore Guineas (1600m) on Saturday, trainer Michael Clements has on paper a one-in-three chance of success, even if his bad luck at the barriers may now lengthen up these odds.
  • Thu, May 23, 2019
    While it was a quiet day at the office for the home team on Wednesday following the gallops from the day before, the Hong Kong corner was not much of a hive of activity either, except for Southern Legend changing things up by coming out on the turf track.
  • Thu, May 23, 2019
    Super Smart has sprung out of nowhere to come up as trainer Young Keah Yong’s candidate in the $800,000 Group 1 Singapore Guineas (1600m) on Saturday.
  • Mon, May 20, 2019
    This year's $1.5 million Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) has drawn only two overseas raiders - Southern Legend and Singapore Sling, both from Hong Kong, but a few early birds - mainly trackwatchers - were still out there at 5am to catch a glimpse of the two challengers.
  • Sun, May 19, 2019
    After having slipped under the radar for a little while, Destroyer Eclipse put up a strong performance to return to winning ways in the $70,000 Class 3 race over 1600m on Sunday.
  • Sun, May 19, 2019
    After a trouble-free flight to Singapore on Saturday morning, Hong Kong duo Southern Legend and Singapore Sling are now nicely settled in at the International Stables at Kranji.
  • Sun, May 19, 2019
    A sizzling-run race saw talented sprinter Skywalk bounce back in record-breaking time in the $100,000 Class 1 race over 1100m on the Polytrack on Friday night.
  • Sun, May 19, 2019
    Bold Thruster might be trainer Shane Baertschiger’s rising star going into the $800,000 Group 1 Lion City Cup (1200m) next Saturday, but stablemate Aramco should not be written off as just a second stringer judging by his slashing win in a barrier trial on Thursday.
  • Sun, May 19, 2019
    Sunday’s meeting got off to a happy event when Super Win handed owner Chua Kang Lim the perfect birthday present in the first race, the $30,000 Class 5 Division 1 race over 1200m on Polytrack.
  • Sun, May 19, 2019
    Old marvel Supernova showed he clearly had no intention of being put to pasture after he posted his 11th win as a rising 11 on Friday night.
  • Wed, May 08, 2019
    Fresh from his first season double over the weekend, trainer Tan Kah Soon had one more reason to be in good spirits after he watched his standard-bearer Clarton Super spin around at his first barrier trial from a long break on Tuesday morning.
  • Mon, May 06, 2019
    He was a bit like the forgotten horse in Sunday’s $175,000 Group 3 Moonbeam Vase (1600m), but Elite Excalibur sent a stark reminder he was still a major force to be reckoned with in the way he despatched his rivals at that Kranji Mile prelude.
  • Sun, May 05, 2019
    After four placings from as many starts, Lim’s Passion finally opened his account with an easy win as the $18 favourite in the $75,000 Countofmontecristo 2017 Stakes, a Restricted Maiden race over 1400m on Friday, with the breakthrough bearing the hallmark of trainer Steven Burridge’s craft.
  • Sun, May 05, 2019
    Rising star Top Knight overcame a muddling-run race to poke his head in front where it mattered in the $400,000 Group 2 Singapore Three-Year-Old Classic (1400m) on Friday night.
  • Thu, May 02, 2019
    Straight back from his US trip where he purchased two new horses, trainer Michael Clements won’t have much time to catch his breath as he sends out a team of five horses in two big races this weekend.
  • Thu, May 02, 2019
    Trainer Kuah Cheng Tee is under no illusions Per Inpower faces an uphill task in the $400,000 Group 2 Singapore Three-Year-Old Classic (1400m) on Friday, but as horses turn three only once and he had a ticket in hand, he thought why not.


2019 July
2019 June
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    Australian jockey Damian Lane has become a superstar in Japan after landing seven winners over the weekend including a Group One win in one of the country's most popular races.
2019 May


2019 July


2019 July
  • Tue, Jul 16, 2019
    Macau sprinter Sheng Li Superstar showed that his talents are not limited to the all-weather surface at Taipa with a brilliant all the way win over 1200m on the turf.
2019 June
  • Wed, Jun 19, 2019
    Peter Ho was the star of Saturday's twilight sand program at Taipa in Macau, kicking home a winning treble from his three rides on the day.
  • Mon, Jun 03, 2019
    French jockey Stephane Ladjadj, one the latest additions to Macau’s riding ranks, has wasted no time in establishing himself by kicking home another winner on the Stephen Chow prepared One More Again at Taipa last Friday night.
2019 May
  • Tue, May 28, 2019
    Bring Me Speed has emerged as the horse most likely to topple Sacred Capital in the Macau Derby following a brilliant win in Saturday’s G1 Macau Guineas at Taipa.
  • Tue, May 21, 2019
    King Of Glamour’s win in the Class 4 & 5 Handicap over 1050 metres on the sand at Taipa on Friday night has seen trainer Stanley Chin edge to a one win lead in the race for Macau training premiership honors.
  • Tue, May 14, 2019
    Sheng Li Superstar lived right up to his name with an effortless win Sunday’s Class 2 Handicap over 1350 metres on the all weather at Taipa to give him three wins from his four starts in Macau.


2019 July
  • Mon, Jul 15, 2019
    John Size collected his 11th champion trainer title and Zac Purton his third champion jockey trophy at the end of an action-packed 11-race card today (Sunday, 14 July) at Sha Tin, which capped a captivating 2018/19 Hong Kong racing season
  • Mon, Jul 15, 2019
    John Size had a two-win lead over John Moore going into Hong Kong’s 2018/19 season finale at Sha Tin this afternoon (Sunday, 14 July). When the last horse crossed the line 11 races later, that advantage had extended to three and an 11th premiership was his.
  • Fri, Jul 12, 2019
    John Size goes into the final meeting of the Hong Kong season with a two-win advantage over rival John Moore in what has developed into a thrilling battle for the trainers’ championship.
  • Thu, Jul 04, 2019
    Aldo Domeyer has made a rapid advance since arriving in Hong Kong at the start of May and he annexed his first Hong Kong treble when the promising Not Usual Talent took the finale at Happy Valley tonight, Wednesday, 3 July.
  • Tue, Jul 02, 2019
    Zac Purton has conceded that Joao Moreira’s record of 170 wins in a season is likely beyond his reach but the champion jockey is certainly not easing down through the final four fixtures as he continues to stack up a mighty personal best.
2019 June
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019
    Grant van Niekerk has enjoyed a fine debut season in Hong Kong and he’s looking to cap it with a breakthrough feature race success aboard Flying Thunder in Sunday’s (23 June) G3 Premier Cup Handicap (1400m).
  • Fri, Jun 14, 2019
    Joao Moreira clicked to 81 wins for the season on Wednesday night and Hong Kong’s three-time Champion Jockey is looking to close out the season in style as he heads into Sunday’s (16 June) Sha Tin meeting.
  • Tue, Jun 11, 2019
    Zac Purton is the man of the moment and the in-form jockey could yet propel John Moore deeper into the thick of a trainers’ championship battle when they team up again at Sha Tin on Wednesday night (12 June).