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2021 March
  • Sun, Mar 07, 2021
    Prominent breeder and racehorse owner Daniel Nakhle was a bundle of nerves as he waited for Saturday’s two-year-old race at Wingatui to get underway.
  • Sun, Mar 07, 2021
    Talented three-year-old The Gift proved too tough for her age group rivals at Wingatui on Saturday as she collected her first black-type success in the Listed NZB Insurance Stakes (1400m).
  • Fri, Mar 05, 2021
    The Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) meeting will take place at Ellerslie on Sunday after New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden announced Auckland would drop to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 at 6am on Sunday.
  • Fri, Mar 05, 2021
    Australian punters poring over the New Zealand form of Gr.1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) favourite Aegon could easily be led down the garden path believing the talented three-year-old is a rain-affected galloper as he prepares to face a Good 4 Randwick surface.
  • Fri, Mar 05, 2021
    Byerley Park trainer Peter Williams was a relieved man when the news came through that Ellerslie would play host to the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) meeting on Sunday.
  • Fri, Mar 05, 2021
    Bradbury Park principals Casey and Michelle Dando are fizzing ahead of the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on Sunday.
  • Thu, Mar 04, 2021
    Cambridge trainer Andrew Forsman will have a rare afternoon off on Saturday, but his eyes will be firmly fixed on high-class three-year-old Aegon, who will start a warm favourite in the Gr.1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) in Sydney.
  • Thu, Mar 04, 2021
    Promising two-year-old Drum Major will be on trial for a tilt at Group One glory when he lines-up in the HR Jones & Co Ltd 2YO (1200m) at Awapuni on Saturday.
  • Wed, Mar 03, 2021
    In-form galloper Defibrillate is giving his New Zealand owners a great thrill, having strung together four consecutive wins in Melbourne, and he will be vying to extend it to five at Flemington on Saturday.
  • Wed, Mar 03, 2021
    The Stephen Nickalls-trained Llanacord landed the Gr.2 Little Avondale Stud Lowland Stakes (2100m) at Hastings on Wednesday to provide the Rangiotu trainer, who part-owns the three-year-old filly, with his biggest moment in racing.
  • Wed, Mar 03, 2021
    Otaki trainer Johno Benner believes it's far from a vintage running of this year's Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m), but he's hardly complaining.
  • Tue, Mar 02, 2021
    Punters should disregard Fleetwood Maca’s last two runs when assessing her chances in the Gr.2 Little Avondale Stud Lowland Stakes (2100m) at Hastings on Wednesday according to co-trainer Pam Gerard.
  • Tue, Mar 02, 2021
    Warwick Farm trainer Annabel Neesham is looking forward to lining up New Zealand-bred colt Mo’unga in the Gr.1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) on Saturday.
  • Tue, Mar 02, 2021
    High-class mare Levante ran out a ready winner of her 1230m heat at the Rotorua trials on Tuesday and most importantly jumped away cleanly from the starting gates and will be seen back at the races on Saturday week.
  • Tue, Mar 02, 2021
    Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh is heading to Hastings on Wednesday to try and record more Group honours with Zee Falls, but he could be back in Hawke’s Bay in just a matter of days in search of bigger spoils.
  • Mon, Mar 01, 2021
    Taranaki trainer Robbie Patterson took time out on Sunday morning for a spot of fishing with a group of mates, safe in the knowledge he has progressive galloper Coventina Bay right where he wants her as a Group One target looms.
  • Mon, Mar 01, 2021
    Racing Administrators remain hopeful that Ellerslie will be the venue for this year’s Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m), but a call as to whether the bumper race meeting can proceed at Auckland’s premier course on Sunday will be made as late as Friday afternoon.
  • Mon, Mar 01, 2021
    A comprehensive three-length victory at Matamata on Saturday has set promising three-year-old Tar And Cement on a path to the Gr.2 Fusion Electrical Wellington Guineas (1400m) at Trentham next month.
  • Mon, Mar 01, 2021
    New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) and the Auckland Racing Club (ARC) held discussions on Sunday morning regarding the impact of Saturday’s announcement that Auckland was moving back into Covid Alert Level 3 for seven days.
2021 February
  • Sun, Feb 28, 2021
    Avantage continued her march into the realms of super stardom when she made it career Group One number eight with a gritty win in the Gr.1 El Cheapo Cars Weight-For-Age Classic (1600m).
  • Sun, Feb 28, 2021
    Local filly Bonny Lass carried the hopes of her breeder Sandy Moore and a mixture of racing newbies and experienced hands to victory in Saturday’s Gr.2 J Swap Contractors Ltd Matamata Breeders’ Stakes (1200m).
  • Sun, Feb 28, 2021
    Trainer Jamie Richards and the Te Akau Racing team entered Saturday’s Gr.3 Waikato Stud Slipper (1200m) on their home patch at Matamata on Saturday with a strong hand and played it to perfection when producing the quinella in the juvenile feature for the colts and geldings.
  • Fri, Feb 26, 2021
    Matamata trainer Chad Orsmby is looking forward to lining up debutant Mana Nui in the Gr.3 Waikato Stud Slipper (1200m) at his home track on Saturday.
  • Thu, Feb 25, 2021
    It’s one all between Callsign Mav and Avantage this season, and the Gr.1 El Cheapo Cars Weight-For-Age Classic (1600m) at Otaki on Saturday is set to decide the deadlock between the pair.
  • Thu, Feb 25, 2021
    Pukekohe trainer Richard Collett marked a century of wins on his home track when promising three-year-old Captain Tom saluted in the Mount Shop 1200 maiden under jockey Andrew Calder on Thursday.
  • Thu, Feb 25, 2021
    Group Three winner Germanicus showed he is in excellent order ahead of a return to racing, winning a 1000m trial at Pukekohe on Thursday that was restricted to stakes performers.
  • Thu, Feb 25, 2021
    Before Stephen Marsh's focus turns to the feature races at Matamata on Saturday, the Cambridge trainer will have his attention on Friday's Riccarton meeting where his southern stable continues to blossom.
  • Wed, Feb 24, 2021
    Trainer Grahame Begg is excited by the prospects of promising three-year-old filly Butter Chicken, who caught the eye when runner-up in last Saturday’s Gr.2 Autumn Classic (1800m) behind Parure.
  • Wed, Feb 24, 2021
    Stephen Nickalls hopes to get exciting three-year-old filly Llanacord to the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) next month as a tribute to her former trainer Glynn Brick.
  • Wed, Feb 24, 2021
    Leading Sydney jockey James McDonald is looking forward to continuing his association with multiple Group One winner Verry Elleegant in the Gr.1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Wed, Feb 24, 2021
    Rising star Amarelinha will not be a late entrant for the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m).
  • Tue, Feb 23, 2021
    Allan Sharrock will be hoping it’s a case of like mother, like daughter, if Sinarahma lines-up in the Gr.1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) at Ellerslie next month.
  • Tue, Feb 23, 2021
    Matamata trainers Graham Richardson and Rogan Norvall head to their local meeting on Saturday with talented yet unassuming filly Bonny Lass in the Gr.2 J Swap Contractors Ltd Matamata Breeders Stakes (1200m).
  • Tue, Feb 23, 2021
    When Tracey Schroeder bought herself an ‘old plodder’ to ride and potter around with, she got a lot more than she bargained for.
  • Mon, Feb 22, 2021
    A victory on rugged mare Robusto (NZ) (Zed) in Saturday’s Gr.2 Wallen Concreting Avondale Cup (2400m) added another chapter in a flourishing body of work being put together by jockey Sam Collett in New Zealand’s major staying events in the last few years.
  • Mon, Feb 22, 2021
    Promising four-year-old Dark Alley looked a galloper capable of going through the grades over the next few months when he scored an impressive victory on his home track at Hastings on Sunday.
  • Mon, Feb 22, 2021
    Consistent sprinter Justacanta (NZ) (Per Incanto) got his just rewards for some outstanding efforts of late when he closed out a stylish victory in open company over 1200m at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Mon, Feb 22, 2021
    The Ballymore stables of Mike Moroney and Pam Gerard have plenty to look forward to over the Auckland Cup Carnival, following the performances of proven stayer Sound and progressive mare Tia d’Or on Saturday.
  • Mon, Feb 22, 2021
    Within one special hour on Saturday, Waikato Stud graduates Probabeel and Aegon flew the New Zealand flag high across the Tasman with a superb stakes-winning double.
  • Sun, Feb 21, 2021
    A brave front-running effort paid dividends for Timaru visitor Chokito as she captured her first stakes victory in the Listed ILT Ascot Park Hotel Southland Guineas (1600m) at Invercargill.
  • Sun, Feb 21, 2021
    Rugged stayer Robusto upset the applecart when she produced a well-timed finish to deny Aussie raider Sound a victory in Saturday’s Gr.2 Wallen Concreting Avondale Cup (2400m).
  • Sun, Feb 21, 2021
    Well fancied Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) candidate Rocket Spade threw down the gauntlet to his three-year-old rivals when he produced a strong staying performance to capture the Gr.2 AJC Avondale Guineas (2100m) at Ellerslie.
  • Sun, Feb 21, 2021
    Outstanding Kiwi mare Probabeel has rocketed to equal favouritism for the $A5 million All-Star Mile (1600m) with a resounding victory in the Gr.1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
  • Sun, Feb 21, 2021
    High-class three-year-old Aegon proved the New Zealand form was right up to the mark when dominating his Australian rivals in the Gr.2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
  • Fri, Feb 19, 2021
    Central Districts stayer Platinum Invador has a number of factors in his favour when he contests the Gr.2 Wallen Concreting Avondale Cup (2400m) at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Thu, Feb 18, 2021
    Former Kiwi galloper Subpoenaed will line-up in the Gr.2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill on Saturday ahead of the Gr.1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) next month.
  • Thu, Feb 18, 2021
    A star-studded field awaits Kiwi raider Probabeel in the Gr.1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday, where she will clash with the likes of Behemoth, Arcadia Queen, Ole Kirk and last-start Group One winner Streets Of Avalon.
  • Wed, Feb 17, 2021
    Undefeated Kiwi three-year-old Aegon will make his Australian debut on Saturday when he contests the Gr.2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill.
  • Wed, Feb 17, 2021
    Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston will launch a three-pronged attack at the Listed ILF Ascot Park Hotel Southland Guineas (1600m) at Ascot Park on Saturday.
  • Wed, Feb 17, 2021
    Like father, like daughter – Johnson joins the 1000 club; Vale Sam Brosnan; Golden Sixty chases third Group One;
  • Tue, Feb 16, 2021
    Progressive three-year-old Shockallia will not contest the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) but could be seen in Classic races later in the season according to trainer Shaune Ritchie, who prepares the son of Shocking in partnership with Colm Murray.
  • Mon, Feb 15, 2021
    Group Three-winning mare Aimee’s Jewel has joined the stable of Kyneton trainer Charles Cassar as she looks to add Australian black-type to her CV.
  • Mon, Feb 15, 2021
    Nick Wigley and Kayla Milnes had an exciting spring with stakes-winning three-year-old Matchmaker, and now promising two-year-old Mozzarella is giving the Rangiora trainers something to look forward to in the autumn.
  • Sun, Feb 14, 2021
    Exciting galloper Amarelinha bounced back to her very best after suffering a narrow defeat at her most recent start, when she captured the Gr.2 David & Karyn Ellis Fillies Classic (2000m) at Te Rapa.
  • Sun, Feb 14, 2021
    Former champion jockey Bob Vance got to experience the thrill of winning a Group One race from the other side of the fence on Saturday and he loved every minute of it.
  • Sun, Feb 14, 2021
    Trainers Ken and Bev Kelso left Te Rapa racecourse on Saturday evening with mixed emotions after contrasting performances from their two runners on the day.
  • Sun, Feb 14, 2021
    Well-travelled galloper Royal Performer spoilt the party for the many supporters of race favourite Melody Belle when he caused an upset by racing away with Saturday’s Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa.
  • Sun, Feb 14, 2021
    In what most pundits deemed a match race between Avantage and Levante, it was marvellous mare Avantage who triumphed as she made it seven career Group One wins when taking out a superb victory in the Gr.1 BCD Group Sprint (1400m) at Te Rapa.
  • Fri, Feb 12, 2021
    Callsign Mav upset the apple cart when winning at odds of 82-1 in the Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings last September, but he won’t start at such a lucrative price when he contests another 1400m weight-for-age feature on Saturday.
  • Fri, Feb 12, 2021
    Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard have yet to saddle a winner at Te Rapa, but classy three-year-olds Montre Moi and Key give them two chances to open their account with Group Two success on Saturday.
  • Thu, Feb 11, 2021
    Riccarton galloper Khimar War will return to his home track on Saturday where he will resume in the Rangiora Equine Services Open Handicap (1100m).
  • Thu, Feb 11, 2021
    Talented Matamata filly Force Of Will keeps raising the bar, so much so that another bold performance this weekend is likely to clinch her a start in a Group One race she hasn't even been nominated for.
  • Thu, Feb 11, 2021
    Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards is getting used to having runners at multiple venues across Australasia and this weekend will be no different.
  • Wed, Feb 10, 2021
    Former Kiwi galloper Defibrillate has been keeping his New Zealand owners entertained over the last month, winning his last three starts in Melbourne, including a controversial last start dead-heat, and now Cup targets beckon the talented son of Shocking.
  • Wed, Feb 10, 2021
    Champion trainer Jamie Richards is hoping he will witness history being made at Te Rapa on Saturday when Melody Belle contests the Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m).
  • Wed, Feb 10, 2021
    Ken Kelso is looking forward to seeing his exciting mare Levante take on Avantage again, this time at 1400m in the Gr.1 BCD Sprint at Te Rapa.
  • Wed, Feb 10, 2021
    Multiple Group Two winner Sound travels to New Zealand on Wednesday night as he bids to add some Cup wins to his record for trainers Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard.
  • Tue, Feb 09, 2021
    Multiple Group One performer Deerfield was amongst the late nominations for Saturday’s Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa, with trainer Chrissy Bambry confident her hardy gelding will give a good account in the $400,000 weight-for-age feature.
  • Tue, Feb 09, 2021
    Group One winner Tiptronic has taken the underdog tag into the last two editions of the Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m), and he will once again carry that label in the feature race at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Mon, Feb 08, 2021
    Co-trainer Andrew Forsman isn’t quite sure what to expect from top stayer The Chosen One when he tackles the Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa this weekend.
  • Mon, Feb 08, 2021
    Progressive mare Tabata collected her first stakes success when she prevailed in a desperate finish to the Listed Property Brokers Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Tauherenikau on Monday.


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  • Mon, Mar 01, 2021
    Joao Moreira insists Silver Express warrants a tilt at the BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) next month after the grey forged into Classic calculations with runaway success in today’s (Sunday, 28 February) Class 3 Tai Mei Tuk Handicap (1400m) at Sha Tin.
2021 February
  • Fri, Feb 26, 2021
    Karis Teetan is optimistic lightly-raced Charity Fun can advance potential BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) hopes with victory in the Class 3 Tai Po Kau Handicap (1800m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (28 February) and surge into calculations for next month’s Classic.
  • Sat, Feb 20, 2021
    Excellent Proposal’s rousing Hong Kong Classic Mile (1600m) victory set the benchmark for this year’s BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) and while the Hong Kong Classic Cup (1800m) this Sunday (21 February) will paint a clearer picture for next month’s HK$24 million event, there is still sufficient time for a contender to emerge from the shadows with four weeks to go until the Four-Year-Old Classic Series’ third and final leg.
  • Wed, Feb 17, 2021
    Derek Leung has been in fine form recently with five wins from the last three race meetings and this Wednesday (17 February) at Happy Valley he is looking to maintain his momentum with a full book of nine rides as he eyes a new personal best.


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  • Sat, Mar 06, 2021
    Singapore Gold Cup winner Mr Clint came out under a brand new team of owner, trainer and rider, at the barrier trials on Tuesday, taking a step closer to his racing comeback.
  • Fri, Mar 05, 2021
    With a wife who works as a top headhunter in the financial district, trainer Jason Lim could not afford to ignore her stern proviso to naming a horse after their only son Alexander: ‘Only if the horse is good’.
2021 February
  • Sun, Feb 28, 2021
    Saturday’s $70,000 Class 3 race over 1100m was replete with top chances like Celavi, Super Invincible or Lim’s Passion, but they were in the end all put to the sword by forgotten horse Darc Bounty.
  • Sun, Feb 28, 2021
    Hard Too Think’s pulsating win on Saturday had winning trainer Stephen Gray feeling both stoked about the All Too Hard four-year-old’s second win, and also a little despondent about the hollowness of a win without the owners on hand.
  • Sun, Feb 28, 2021
    After Simon Kok Wei Hoong won aboard Fireworks on December 5, most would have thought unimaginable that the two-time Singapore champion apprentice jockey could possibly return empty-handed at his next 27 rides.
  • Sat, Feb 27, 2021
    Former Singapore champion sprinter Lim’s Cruiser made a low-key return to racing in Tasmania on Wednesday, but his former Kranjj conditioner Stephen Gray thought it was still a nice warm-up run.
  • Sat, Feb 27, 2021
    Trainer Mark Walker hopes that a drop back in grade and a bit of kilos off the back of promising sprinter Super Invincible courtesy of his in-form apprentice Hakim Kamaruddin will enhance his winning chances in the $70,000 Class 3 race over 1100m this Saturday.
  • Thu, Feb 25, 2021
    The Desmond Koh trained Sun Ops appears very well placed to make a winning debut when set to contest the third event at Kranji on Saturday.
  • Mon, Feb 22, 2021
    John Powell showed on Saturday he really gets along with Time Lord after he kept up a 100% strike rate with the Mark Walker-trained son of Guillotine in two rides.
  • Mon, Feb 22, 2021
    Irish-bred three-year-old Wind Of Dubai overcame a torrid trip four wide to go and scrape home by the barest of margins in the $20,000 Open Maiden race over 1200m on Polytrack on Saturday.
  • Fri, Feb 19, 2021
    Singapore Gold Cup winner Big Hearted seems to be warming up nicely for his racing comeback at Kranji, though no date has been set as yet.
  • Fri, Feb 19, 2021
    Twelve rides for one solitary win in the seven race meetings gone by may not be a stat that quite does justice to a jockey of Noh Senari’s calibre, but the laid-back Singaporean lad is not paying too much attention to such figures himself.
  • Fri, Feb 19, 2021
    The tried and tested is most of the time a safe bet in racing, but trainer Ricardo Le Grange would still like to see Argentinian import Senor Don spread his wings into less proven territory.
  • Fri, Feb 19, 2021
    Progressive miler Quadcopter gave another proof at Tuesday’s barrier trials that he can jump on terms when he’s in the right frame of mind.
  • Fri, Feb 19, 2021
    Danny Beasley thought he would not miss the sound of gates crashing back, the fellow jockeys’ frantic yelling amid the pounding hooves, all the spills and thrills that encapsulate that mad adrenaline rush towards the winning post.
  • Mon, Feb 15, 2021
    Just a few weeks after durian trader Richard Go realised his dream to own a racehorse through the takeover of Alexander Horatio and renaming him Ricvelo, the new venture bore fruits instantly when his new pride and joy scored at his very first start in his colours on Saturday.
  • Fri, Feb 12, 2021
    Trainer Leslie Khoo is still getting to know the highest-rated horse in his yard, recent Toast Trusts transfer Fame Star, but hopes a forward run this Saturday on the second day of the Lunar New Year will seal their new partnership with better fortunes.
  • Fri, Feb 12, 2021
    After a flying start to the season for his new trainer Jerome Tan, Surpass Natural passed a little unnoticed at his next run when switched from Polytrack to turf - and he probably faces a similar challenge third-up this Saturday.
  • Mon, Feb 08, 2021
    COVID-19 has brought racing on its knees, but every now and then, you hear of positive fallouts for that bit of an uplift, and Grand Fighter is one of them.
  • Mon, Feb 08, 2021
    Malaysian apprentice jockey Hakim Kamaruddin might be only at his second season in Singapore, but the young talented rider has already bettered his career-best haul with a four-timer on Sunday.
  • Mon, Feb 08, 2021
    English trainer James Peters had learned to curb his enthusiasm from the glowing trackwork form shown by his Argentinian babies thus far, but Whiz Fizz finally bucked that trend, much to his great delight on Sunday.


2021 March
  • Fri, Mar 05, 2021
    This is the end of the Meydan Carnival and the last chance for many to make it into the races on World Cup Day.