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2020 April
2020 March
  • Fri, Mar 06, 2020
    A total of 139 horses (up from 96 at the same stage in 2019) remain engaged for the 2020 Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 6, following the first scratchings deadline, details of which are revealed today.


2020 April
2020 March


2020 April
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    This Is Class (120lb) had to do it the hard way but the progressive sprinter had enough quality to maintain an upward curve with victory in a smoking Class 2 Hing Man Handicap (1000m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday (8 April).
  • Mon, Apr 06, 2020
    Beauty Generation brushed aside the younger challenger and shrugged off old rivals to win the G2 Chairman’s Trophy (1600m) at Sha Tin today (Sunday, 5 April), setting up the prospect of an unprecedented third victory in the G1 FWD Champions Mile at the end of the month.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    The John Size-trained Hot King Prawn (123lb) is looking to stamp his authority on Hong Kong’s sprint ranks in Sunday’s (5 April) G2 Sprint Cup (1200m) at Sha Tin when he faces off against boom three-year-old Aethero (119lb) among a competitive field of eight.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    It was a night for late-closers and Mongolian King maintained that trend to the last with a powerful late charge in the final race at Sha Tin on Wednesday (1 April) that sealed a worthy treble for jockey Karis Teetan.
2020 March
  • Tue, Mar 31, 2020
    The John Moore-trained Buddies returns to the Sha Tin dirt as he looks to build on an impressive record on his favourite surface in Wednesday’s (1 April) finale, the Class 2 Cheung Sha Handicap (1650m).
  • Mon, Mar 30, 2020
    Joao Moreira became only the fourth jockey in Hong Kong history to reach 900 wins and he did it in style with a five-timer at Sha Tin this afternoon (Sunday, 29 March). Joao Moreira became only the fourth jockey in Hong Kong history to reach 900 wins and he did it in style with a five-timer at Sha Tin this afternoon (Sunday, 29 March).
  • Thu, Mar 26, 2020
    It’s taken 52 race meetings but a Zac Purton double at Happy Valley tonight (25 March) meant the champion jockey poked his nose into the lead in the title race for the first time since late September.
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020
    South American imports haven’t had the impact in Hong Kong that arrivals from Australasia and Europe have had, but this Sunday (22 March) at Sha Tin, the Danny Shum-trained Butterfield will attempt to raise the profile with victory in the HK$20 million BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m).
  • Thu, Mar 19, 2020
    Vincent Ho shifts his weight to his left foot – the fingers of his right hand flick the outside seam of his thigh and for but a fleeting instant his steady lo-fi monotone stalls, intruded upon by what appears to be a prickling of self-consciousness.
  • Thu, Mar 19, 2020
    John Size knows what it takes to win the BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) and this Sunday (22 March) Champion’s Way is looking to become the Australian’s fourth winner of the HK$20 million feature.
  • Thu, Mar 19, 2020
    Vagner Borges realised a dream when he bagged his first Hong Kong win at Happy Valley tonight (18 March) with an all-the-way success aboard Very Sweet Orange in the Class 3 Cassia Handicap (1000m).
  • Wed, Mar 18, 2020
    Savvy Nine was not John Moore’s idea of what his final BMW Hong Kong Derby runner would look like but the trainer is hopeful that his useful European import will outrun his rating and “pick up a cheque” in Sunday’s (22 March) HK$20 million feature.
  • Wed, Mar 18, 2020
    Jimmy Ting is hoping Amazing Star can put a mishap in the gates behind him when he takes his place in the Class 2 Begonia Handicap (1200m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday (18 March).
  • Sat, Mar 14, 2020
    Vincent Ho put BMW Hong Kong Derby standout Golden Sixty through a gallop at Sha Tin this morning (Friday, 13 March) but the gun rider’s immediate focus rests upon this weekend’s action, particularly the next step in Preciousship’s attempted ascent to the higher grades.
  • Thu, Mar 12, 2020
    Having reviewed the latest situation of COVID-19 and the effectiveness of the precautionary health protection measures implemented at racecourses.
  • Tue, Mar 10, 2020
    Zac Purton reached a milestone with his 1100th Hong Kong win at Sha Tin at the weekend and the champion jockey is hoping to add to his tally from a full book of rides at Happy Valley on Wednesday night (11 March).
  • Fri, Mar 06, 2020
    Big Party will attempt to gatecrash the top tier of Hong Kong’s sprint division on Sunday (8 March) when he challenges high-end rivals Hot King Prawn, Mr Stunning and Thanks Forever in a Class 1 handicap masquerading as a bona fide Group race.
  • Wed, Mar 04, 2020
    Joao Moreira is looking to regain some breathing space in the race for the jockeys’ championship this Wednesday (4 March) at Happy Valley as he returns from a two-meeting suspension with a full book of eight rides.


2020 April
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    Probabeel flies NZ flag in Australian Oaks; Brothers in opposing Sydney Cup corners; Hong Kong win Simply done
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr are looking forward to lining up Tavistock duo Tavisan and Contrition on Saturday, albeit 1400km apart.
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman are in search of more Australian riches this weekend when The Chosen One contests the Gr.1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick.
  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020
    The Mick Price and Mick Kent Jr-trained Seabrook was meant to be racing in Sydney on her way to a campaign in Brisbane, however, border restrictions imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has put a stop to those plans.
  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020
    Te Akau Racing will be hoping their trio of Sydney runners can finish their autumn campaigns on a high at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020
    Trainer Chris Waller has called top jockey Nash Rawiller off the bench to replace James McDonald aboard classy four-year-old Verry Elleegant in Saturday’s Gr.1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    Living on the NSW side of the Murray River has curtailed the racing opportunities in Victoria for Albury trainer Mitch Beer.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    Newcastle trainer Kris Lees is looking forward to lining up a pair of runners for New Zealand owner Lib Petagna at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    While many people will be bandying around a few choice F words over the lockdown period, there are two that are helping Southland trainer Kelvin Tyler get through it - family and farming.
  • Mon, Apr 06, 2020
    Beauty Generation brushed aside his rivals to win the Gr.2 Chairman’s Trophy (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday setting up the prospect of an unprecedented third victory in the Gr.1 Champions Mile (1600m) at the end of the month.
  • Mon, Apr 06, 2020
    Kiwi jockey Opie Bosson is making the most of his opportunities and fresh from landing the Gr.1 Australian Derby (2400m) aboard Quick Thinker at Randwick on Saturday, he is eyeing further riches as the Sydney autumn carnival.
  • Mon, Apr 06, 2020
    Zed Em looks to be on track to defend his crown in the Grand Annual Steeplechase (5500m) at Warrnambool next month after his eye-catching win over 2000m at Werribee on Saturday.
  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020
    Cambridge trainer Tony Pike was pleased with the efforts of classy juvenile Not An Option after he ran on late to finish third in the Gr.3 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020
    The Gr.1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) had a distinct Kiwi flavour this year after Nature Strip easily accounted for his opposition at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020
    New Zealand’s Queen of the turf, Melody Belle, will be out to secure her crowning glory in the Gr.1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick next week after her brave fourth-placing behind Nettoyer in the Gr.1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) on Saturday.
  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020
    A possible tilt at the Gr.1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) in a fortnight or a stint in the spelling paddock are two of the options for promising three-year-old Brandenburg after his gritty performance to finish third in Saturday’s Gr.1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick.
  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020
    A stirring performance from promising three-year-old Zebrowksi in Saturday’s Gr.1 Australian Derby (2400m), at just his sixth career start, has lifted the spirits of the team currently in lockdown at Windsor Park Stud in Cambridge.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    Former New Zealand galloper Chuck A Luck will take his next step towards the Gr.1 South Australian Derby (2500m) when he lines-up in the Neds Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    Randwick trainer John Sargent is poised to make a splash when Brandenburg contests Saturday’s Gr.1 Doncaster Mile (1600m).
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    Valuable mare Tofane is set to tackle Saturday’s Gr.1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m) for trainer Michael Moroney, with the daughter of Ocean Park targeting further black-type after placing in the Gr.1 Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill last start.
  • Fri, Apr 03, 2020
    The Anthony Freedman-trained Super Seth has pleased his connections since his unplaced run in the Gr.1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) last month and the stable is confident he is back to his best for Saturday’s Gr.1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    Newcastle trainer Kris Lees was pleased to get a win on the board with Lib Petagna’s handy staying filly Elisa Carolina but is taking little credit for her victory at Wyong last week.
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    Karis scores kiwi-bred double; Righteous reward; Oaks winner bound for spelling paddock; Australasian Oaks earmarked for Fascino; Open Minded continues perfect run
2020 March
  • Sun, Mar 29, 2020
    In the normal scheme of things, Saturday’s gritty performance for second in the Gr.1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill would have been class filly Probabeel’s last of her current Australian campaign.
  • Sat, Mar 28, 2020
    Hall of Fame trainer Murray Baker loves preparing staying three-year-olds and the veteran horseman sent out his fifth winner of the Gr.2 Tulloch Stakes (2000m) when Quick Thinker proved too strong for his rivals at Rosehill on Saturday.
  • Sat, Mar 28, 2020
    Matamata trainer Tony Gillies banked some travel money when progressive jumper Woodsman ran out a ready winner of Friday’s Ocean Road Realty BM120 Hurdle (3230m) at Warrnambool.
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2020
    Ardmore Lodge trainer Nick Bishara is thankful to own a share in top mare Verry Elleegant and readily admits the New Zealand-bred daughter of Zed has extended the life of his business on more than one occasion.
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2020
    In a week in which he has had to retire Group One performer Luvaluva, trainer John Sargent will look to another stakes-performed mare from his stable to make her mark at Rosehill.
  • Thu, Mar 26, 2020
    New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing chief executive Bernard Saundry has cautioned all participants in racing to adhere to stringent government protocols in response to the spread of Covid-19 for both the good of the industry and the health and well-being of the nation.
  • Thu, Mar 26, 2020
    Te Akau Racing, one of New Zealand’s largest racing operations, has elected to turnout nearly its entire racing team as a result of the global Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    Circumstances can change in the blink of an eye in the racing game and never was that more evident than in Sydney on Saturday for siblings John, Mark and Rachael Carter.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    Underrated mare Out Of The Park upset the applecart when she produced a dogged late run to take out Saturday’s Gr.3 Valachi Downs South Island Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) in a blanket finish at Riccarton.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    Ex-pat New Zealand trainer Paul O’Sullivan said there is no place he feels safer than Hong Kong right now and he has been impressed with the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s handling of Covid-19 protocols.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    Promising stayer London Banker took every centimetre of the 2100m distance of Saturday’s J Swap Contractors Bay Of Plenty Cup to get his nose in front as he prevailed in a thrilling finish to the middle-distance contest.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    Consistent galloper Neeson got his autumn campaign in the South Island off to the perfect start when he stormed home to claim the Seaton Family Memorial Hororata Gold Cup (1800m) at Riccarton on Saturday.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    Despite a mixed bag of results for his two runners in Sydney on Saturday, Cambridge trainer Tony Pike was pleased with how the day unfolded and the prospects that lie ahead for the pair.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    Injury plagued galloper Scott Base gave a glimpse of his undoubted talent when he dominated proceedings over the closing stages of Saturday’s Gr.2 Ultimate Mazda Japan Trophy (1600m) at Tauranga.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    London Banker will be out to continue his winning streak at Tauranga on Saturday when he lines-up in the J Swap Contractors Bay Of Plenty Cup (2100m).
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    There remain a few unknown variables to overcome, but the green light has been given by syndicate manager Adrian Clark to press on to the Gr.1 Australian Oaks (2400m) with exciting filly Jennifer Eccles.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, along with the other two codes of harness and greyhound racing, has taken steps to ensure racing will continue during the COVID-19 pandemic in conjunction with the TAB.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    Tributes are flowing for Cambridge trainer Glynn Brick, who was killed in a car accident on Maungatautari Road on Sunday.
  • Thu, Mar 19, 2020
    Andrew Carston has his two mares in peak condition for what he has revealed is their target race - Saturday's Gr.3 Valachi Downs South Island Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Riccarton.
  • Wed, Mar 18, 2020
    Group One winning miler The Mitigator will be back in action at Tauranga this weekend where he contests the Gr.2 Ultimate Mazda Japan Trophy (1600m) in what will likely be his final run for the season
  • Tue, Mar 17, 2020
    The racing career of Group One winner Glory Days has come to an end.
  • Tue, Mar 17, 2020
    Group One performed mare Supera may be joined in next month’s Gr.1 Fiber Fresh NZ Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Te Aroha
  • Tue, Mar 17, 2020
    A new online thoroughbred auction record was set on Monday night when the China Horse Club secured New Zealand Group One winning mare Hasahalo for $670,000 on gavelhouse.com.
  • Tue, Mar 17, 2020
    The racing industry is taking steps to reduce the potential for the spread of the COVID-19 virus among participants and public by closing its meetings to all but essential personnel.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    Manawatu trainer Chrissy Bambry has a small but select team and maintained the stable’s rich vein of form when sending out talented three-year-old Lord Bouzeron to win the Murray Contractors (2200m) at Woodville on Sunday.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    Riverton trainers Kelvin and Aimee Tyler are now eyeing some potential Australian targets with two of their runners after their solid performances at Trentham on Saturday.
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020
    New Zealand-trained gallopers are already enjoying lucrative autumn campaigns in Sydney and Melbourne but the next wave of raiders to Australia face some unique challenges as the impact of Covid-19 takes hold.
  • Sun, Mar 15, 2020
    A barnstorming finish that carried her into the runner-up position in Saturday’s Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) could see promising filly Vancooga set for an Australian raid in the near future.
  • Sun, Mar 15, 2020
    Despite being prohibited from attending Caulfield on Saturday, members of the large ownership group behind star New Zealand mare Melody Belle still had the time of their lives on All Star Mile Day.
  • Sun, Mar 15, 2020
    Rugged stayer Sergeant Blast gave a polished front-running display when he led all the way to take out the first black type feature on Saturday, the Listed Lincoln Farms New Zealand St Leger (2600m) at Trentham.
  • Sun, Mar 15, 2020
    Underrated galloper Tinkalicious gave her rivals no room for excuses when she put her first black type success on the board when producing a gritty effort to take out the Gr.3 Wentwood Grange Cuddle Stakes (1600m) at Trentham.
  • Sun, Mar 15, 2020
    New Plymouth trainer Janelle Millar celebrated the biggest win of her 15-year training career when Tinkalicious scored an upset victory in Saturday’s Gr.3 Wentwood Grange Cuddle Stakes (1600m) at Trentham.
  • Sun, Mar 15, 2020
    Trentham specialist Enzo’s Lad produced another courageous performance at his favourite track as he delivered a nail-biting victory in the Listed Te Akau Racing Lightning Handicap (1200m) on Saturday.
  • Fri, Mar 13, 2020
    Unbeaten three-year-old filly Levante will tackle Group company for the first time on Saturday when she contests the Gr.2 carfinance.co.nz Wellington Guineas (1400m) at Trentham.
  • Fri, Mar 13, 2020
    Exciting Taranaki mare Sinarahma will be looking to add a Group victory to her resume when she contests the Gr.3 Wentwood Grange Cuddle Stakes (1600m) at Trentham on Saturday.
  • Fri, Mar 13, 2020
    As only one of two women to have trained the winner in the 99-year history of the Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m), New Zealander Moira Murdoch holds a special place in the folklore of one of the world’s greatest races.
  • Thu, Mar 12, 2020
    Cambridge trainer Tony Pike knows his Group One winning filly Loire has got her work cut out to turn the tables on quality rival Jennifer Eccles when the pair clash again in the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m).
  • Thu, Mar 12, 2020
    Valachi Downs trainer Stephen Autridge will be vying for his first Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) when he lines-up three fillies in the race at Trentham on Saturday.
  • Wed, Mar 11, 2020
    Group Three winning mare Etah James will join the stable of Ciaron Maher and David Eustace after a brave performance when fourth in last Saturday’s Gr.1 Auckland Cup (3200m) behind Roger That.
  • Tue, Mar 10, 2020
    It may be a few days since Roger That won the Gr.1 Auckland Cup (3200m), but trainer Antony Fuller still can’t wipe the smile off his face.
  • Tue, Mar 10, 2020
    Jamie Richards was persuaded to take some very rare time out to celebrate his Ellerslie Group One double last Saturday night, but it wasn’t long until his constant lengthy routine kicked in the following day.
  • Tue, Mar 10, 2020
    Jockey Opie Bosson has given All-Star Mile (1600m) contender Melody Belle the tick of approval following her gallop at Caulfield over 1200m on Tuesday morning.
  • Mon, Mar 09, 2020
    Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh is pleased with the manner in which talented three-year-old Scorpz has bounced back from his Gr.1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) exertions, with the son of Charm Spirit set to embark on a Sydney campaign.
  • Mon, Mar 09, 2020
    It says much for the impact that champion galloper Bonecrusher had on his trainer Frank Ritchie and strapper (and Ritchie’s son) Shaune that the mere mention of his name still sends a collective shiver down their spines.
  • Mon, Mar 09, 2020
    Hall of Fame trainer Colin Jillings has many achievements to look back on, however, it is his victory in the 1993 Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) with The Phantom Chance that stands out above the rest.
  • Sun, Mar 08, 2020
    In what is becoming a familiar sight this season it was the tangerine and blue colours of Te Akau Racing at the head of affairs once again as the Matamata operation made it consecutive Group One victories at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Sun, Mar 08, 2020
    Star jockey Opie Bosson has had a week to remember, riding another two Group One winners at Ellerslie on Saturday to go with his brace in Sydney seven days earlier.
  • Sun, Mar 08, 2020
    Kiwis have a great connection with the Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m), but none moreso than four-time winning jockey Brent Thomson, and the legendary hoop will be on hand next week when the famous piece of silverware tours New Zealand.
  • Sun, Mar 08, 2020
    Outstanding juvenile Cool Aza Beel kept the Group One winning roll of Te Akau Racing going as he dominated his rivals when taking out the Gr.1 Sistema Stakes (1200m) at Ellerslie.
  • Sun, Mar 08, 2020
    A dominant performance over 1600m at Trentham on Saturday has co-trainer Roger James considering upping the ante for talented performer Sherrif.
  • Sun, Mar 08, 2020
    Cambridge trainer Tony Pike cut a satisfied figure on Sunday morning as he reflected on pulling off a successful raid on a Group One feature at Royal Randwick a day earlier with class sprinter The Bostonian.
  • Sun, Mar 08, 2020
    Rider Sam Collett is fast becoming the darling of the Gr.1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) after making it back-to-back wins in the premier two-mile feature when guiding outsider Roger That to a boilover victory on Saturday.
  • Sun, Mar 08, 2020
    Trainer Lauren Brennan went outside her comfort zone on Saturday but reaped the rewards of the bold decision when Packing Rockstar gave a polished display to score impressively over 1400m at Ellerslie.
  • Fri, Mar 06, 2020
    Ultra-consistent Cambridge galloper True Enough returns to the scene and conditions of his first Group One win when he contests Saturday's Gr.1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie.
  • Fri, Mar 06, 2020
    Former champion jockey Lance O’Sullivan will never forget his first ride in the Gr.1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) and neither will racing fans throughout New Zealand and Australia.
  • Thu, Mar 05, 2020
    Group Three winner Sherrif will be looking to add another victory to his tally at Trentham on Saturday when he contests the Anuka Smoker Handicap (1600m).
  • Thu, Mar 05, 2020
    Multiple Group One-winning sprinter The Bostonian is set to return to action at Randwick on Saturday, kicking off a Sydney autumn carnival campaign for Cambridge trainer Tony Pike.
  • Wed, Mar 04, 2020
    Catalyst has been ruled out of the A$5 million All-Star Mile (1600m) with bruised fetlocks.
  • Wed, Mar 04, 2020
    Graham Richardson experienced one of his biggest moments in racing when Tiptronic won the Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa last month and the Matamata trainer is hoping for a repeat performance at Ellerslie on Saturday.


2020 April
  • Sat, Apr 04, 2020
    While we await the G1 to be run at Hanshin on Sunday we have the Lord Derby Challenge Trophy at Nakayama on Saturday.
2020 March
  • Sun, Mar 29, 2020
    The Takamatsunomiya KInen is the first turf G1 off the season and is over 1200m.
  • Sat, Mar 28, 2020
    With the first G1 on turf for 2020 to be run Sunday, we take a look at two interesting races on Saturday.
  • Sun, Mar 22, 2020
    It's going to be one of the strangest Derbys ever without any cheering crowd.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    Aidan O'Brien has withdrawn his runners from the Dubai World Cup meeting due to the travel problems resulting from Covid-19.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020
    Save your voices for the singing of "My Old Kentucky Home" as they will not be needed on the first Saturday in May.
  • Sun, Mar 15, 2020
    There were no spectators at American tracks this weekend and Churchill Downs has delayed opening of its barns for the Kentucky Derby meeting.
  • Sun, Mar 15, 2020
    After Cheltenham, which enjoyed large crowds. the public is unlikely to be able to attend race meetings in the UK for some time.
  • Mon, Mar 09, 2020
    Godolphin Appleby/Buick's Barney Roy headed a trifecta for the stable in the Jebel Hatta G1 at Medan on Super Saturday.
  • Mon, Mar 09, 2020
    He was down last year after a colic operation but has returned as good as ever.
  • Mon, Mar 09, 2020