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2019 November
  • Mon, Nov 18, 2019
    Trainer Mok Zhan Lun made a big call after he branded River Radiance as one of the best horses he has ever trained following the Polytrack specialist’s sixth win on the alternative track at Kranji on Sunday.
  • Sun, Nov 17, 2019
    For most of his Singapore career, Michael Clements was probably best summed up as a journeyman, a trainer who could have delivered so much more if he had the proper tools.
  • Sun, Nov 17, 2019
    After knocking on the door for a while, Watch Out Boss duly punched out his first win at his ninth start in the $50,000 Class 4 Division 1 race over 1100m on Friday night.
  • Fri, Nov 15, 2019
    Trainer Steven Burridge has a good chance of making Sunday’s last two races his own with his strong hand of last-start winners Autumn Assault (pictured above) and Kimitonara, even if both face a bigger ask in tougher class.
  • Wed, Nov 13, 2019
    Former leading three-year-old Lord O’Reilly turned in a much more encouraging effort when donning back blinkers in a barrier trial on Tuesday, taking the lead from the start to never give it up in the 1000m hit-out.
  • Mon, Nov 11, 2019
    Melbourne apprentice jockey Jessica Eaton was clearly not letting a three-day suspension for careless riding at her short Singapore stint dampen her spirits after she produced a gem of a frontrunning ride aboard Always Innocent on Friday night.
  • Mon, Nov 11, 2019
    The $175,000 Group 3 Saas Fee Stakes (1200m) did not hatch any surprise on Sunday, just the hot fireball many had predicted would be ignited in the home straight – boom three-year-old Inferno who extended his unbeaten run to a fourth win in commanding style yet again.
  • Mon, Nov 11, 2019
    Former Godolphin galloper Pindus did well to shed his bridesmaid tag earned since his Australian racing days sooner rather than later with a first win at Kranji at his fourth start on Friday night.
  • Mon, Nov 11, 2019
    Disappointing at his last start, Saturday quickly made amends with a dominant maiden win in the $75,000 The Peak Stakes, a Restricted Maiden Division 2 race over 1400m on Sunday.
  • Mon, Nov 11, 2019
    Siam Blue Vanda took trainer Michael Clements closer to the 600th winner milestone with a thrilling win in the $70,000 Born To Fly 2014 Stakes, a Class 3 race over 1400m on Friday night.
  • Fri, Nov 08, 2019
    Leading Dester Singapore Gold Cup hope King Louis will be donning brand new silks in the $1 million Group 1 feature race over 2000m on Sunday.
  • Thu, Nov 07, 2019
    Thriving five-year-old I’m Incredible spearheads a three-pronged attack for Australian trainer Shane Baertschiger in the SIN G1 Singapore Gold Cup (2000m) at Kranji Racecourse on Sunday, 10 November.
  • Thu, Nov 07, 2019
    US bloodstock agent Melvyn Ezekiel has bought many good horses for Singapore owners over the years, but Fame Star is the one to give him a few more goosebumps these days.
  • Thu, Nov 07, 2019
    The Singapore Turf Club has granted a one-day visiting jockey’s licence to Brazilian jockey Ruan Maia to ride at the EW Barker Trophy meeting this Friday, November 8.
  • Thu, Nov 07, 2019
    The Michael Clements-trained Countofmontecristo was meant to be chilling in his box on Singapore Gold Cup day, but a super fourth in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup has dashed those holiday plans.
  • Mon, Nov 04, 2019
    A bit of time and patience was the key to I Am Beautiful gaining her first victory in the $75,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1000m on Polytrack on Sunday.
  • Mon, Nov 04, 2019
    Lee Freedman’s Australian import You Rokk sent punters reeling after he landed a $224 boilover win in the $85,000 Class 2 race over 1200m on Sunday.
  • Sun, Nov 03, 2019
    When Ben Thompson jumped off that promising Reset three-year-old chestnut after a close second in a midweek race in Caulfield last October, little did he know the next time he would jump back on, it would be in a Group 1 race more than a year later, and overseas.
  • Sun, Nov 03, 2019
    Fastnet Rock grey Super Dynasty again showed his greater effectiveness when ridden forward with a resounding victory on Friday night.
2019 October
  • Thu, Oct 31, 2019
    Old and unwanted horseshoes at Kranji found a “second lease of life” at the hydro-dipping workshop held at Singapore Turf Club on Wednesday morning.
  • Fri, Oct 25, 2019
    Kiss Your Song holds a record which won’t make many owners go hungry, but it would still be nice if he could shed that tag once in a while – eternal bridesmaid.
  • Mon, Oct 21, 2019
    Champion jockey Vlad Duric threw everything at Real Success inside the last 200m of the $70,000 Laughing Gravy 2016 Stakes, a Class 3 race over 1800m – including his vocal cords, on Sunday.
  • Mon, Oct 21, 2019
    I’m Incredible’s unbelievable run at the highest level keeps soaring to another dimension after he held sway in an outstanding field of some of Kranji’s best stayers to land the $800,000 Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup (1800m) on Sunday.
  • Mon, Oct 21, 2019
    Fame Star reeled off a fourth win on the bounce on Sunday, but the main message derived from the typically bold frontrunning display in the $85,000 Wild Geese 2014 Stakes, a Class 2 race over 1200m, was that he can definitely mix it with the best – and come up trumps.
  • Mon, Oct 21, 2019
    Adipson overcame a wide trip and a slow pace to land the money in the $50,000 Quechua 2017 Stakes, a Class 4 Division 2 race over 1600m on Sunday
  • Fri, Oct 18, 2019
    Trainer John O’Hara has always had a high opinion of exciting US sprinter Fame Star, but feels his run in Sunday’s $85,000 Wild Geese 2014 Stakes Class 2 race over 1200m will give him a better idea if he is up there with the best.
  • Fri, Oct 18, 2019
    Despite being more of a stayer, Japanese mare Makanani sprang a mini-upset in the Group 1 Raffles Cup (1600m), but ironically, trainer Hideyuki Takaoka said that the $800,000 Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup over the 1800m this Sunday will be an even tougher test for her.
  • Mon, Oct 14, 2019
    The Singapore Turf Club has granted a one-day visiting jockey’s licence to Australian jockey William Pike to ride at the Queen Elizabeth II Cup meeting on October 20.
  • Mon, Oct 14, 2019
    A sluggish start was not enough to thwart Red Rover’s bid in racking up a second consecutive win in the $50,000 Class 4 race over 1000m on Sunday.
  • Sat, Oct 12, 2019
    Exciting sprinter Lim’s Craft made quick amends from his last-start defeat with a pulsating win in the $70,000 Class 3 race over 1200m on Friday night.
  • Sat, Oct 12, 2019
    Rocket Star is resuming from a successful two-year-old campaign this Friday, but if not for the amazing patience shown by trainer Ricardo Le Grange and his staff, that return date could well have been pushed further back.
  • Sat, Oct 12, 2019
    An aborted crack at the Singapore Derby in July turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Wind Trail, was jockey Marc Lerner’s take on the Japanese-bred’s third win on Friday night.
  • Thu, Oct 10, 2019
    The Singapore Turf Club has granted a short-term visiting apprentice jockey’s licence to Australian apprentice jockey Jessica Eaton (pictured above) and a one-day visiting jockey’s licence to Brazilian jockey Bernardo Pinheiro.
  • Mon, Oct 07, 2019
    Just when the two best-supported horses sprang into contention halfway up the straight, Make U Famous decided it was his day when he wouldn’t be denied his own fame as he rose back from defeat to finally etch a first win to his record.
  • Mon, Oct 07, 2019
    Trainer Mark Walker claimed the race widely seen as a handy guide to the Singapore Gold Cup on Sunday, but probably not with the one he would have been tipped to win it with – Yulong Edition.
  • Sun, Oct 06, 2019
    Newcomer Celavi lived up her to her sparkling barrier trial form with a winning debut in the $75,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1000m on Friday night.
  • Sat, Oct 05, 2019
    Trainer Michael Clements expects a forward run from promising mare Siam Vipasiri at her comeback race this Sunday even if he admitted that the 1000m trip might be on the sharp side.
  • Thu, Oct 03, 2019
    If regular viewers of Australian racing watching this Saturday’s races at Flemington spot a horse by the name of Debt Agent going around in familiar white and pink silks, make no mistake about it, it is Debt Collector.
2019 September
  • Sat, Sep 28, 2019
    Four wins in as many rides is a record not many horse-jockey combinations have bragging rights to, but Simon Kok Wei Hoong and Augustano do, even if Kok said the longer the run goes, the harder it gets to maintain it.
  • Sat, Sep 28, 2019
    John Sundradas took the Friday night’s jockeys’ challenge hands-down with a hat-trick of wins recorded in quick succession.
  • Thu, Sep 26, 2019
    After two tough runs at elite level, Destroyer Eclipse is dropped back into easier company this Friday with trainer James Peters hopeful of a better showing in the $70,000 Class 3 race over 1400m.
  • Mon, Sep 23, 2019
    An ideal ground-saving run on the rails paved the way to a resounding win from Black Jade in the $85,000 War Affair 2014 Stakes, a Class 2 race over 1600m on Sunday.
  • Mon, Sep 23, 2019
    Former three-time Singapore champion jockey Manoel Nunes turned back the clock with a winner at his Kranji comeback, amazingly in the same red and silver stars silks he donned at his farewell salute on December 3, 2017.
  • Mon, Sep 23, 2019
    Unlucky with hot favourite Where She’s Happy earlier in Race 2, trainer Cliff Brown found joy in quickfire succession in the next two races with another hotpot, Elite Incredible, but with a longshot as well in debutant Atlas on Sunday.
  • Sun, Sep 22, 2019
    Tiger Force mauling his rivals in a Class 5 race won’t usually make for ground-breaking material other than the sheer contempt of the win – but it will actually be remembered for rewriting the history books, not once but twice, and certainly in unbelievable fashion for one of them.
  • Sun, Sep 22, 2019
    Rising staying star I’m Incredible showed that his first feature success coming off a Class 4 win was no fluke when he did it again for a second consecutive ‘black type’ race win in the $150,000 Group 3 Ultima El Dorado Classic (2000m) on Friday night.
  • Sun, Sep 22, 2019
    Every morning after trackwork as the last Kranji horse walks off to a cooling bath, two young lads from the Daniel Meagher yard head out on their ponies.
  • Thu, Sep 19, 2019
    Nearly two years after three-time Singapore champion jockey Manoel Nunes bowed out of Kranji, he makes a surprise riding comeback to his old stomping ground this Sunday.
  • Mon, Sep 16, 2019
    The Donna Logan-trained Cher opened her account with a hard-fought win in the $20,000 Maiden race over 1600m on Sunday.
  • Mon, Sep 16, 2019
    Outgoing trainer Bruce Marsh could not have scripted his farewell meeting any better when he led in his favourite horse, old marvel Supernova, as his last Singapore winner on Sunday.
  • Sun, Sep 15, 2019
    Hot favourite Lim’s Ray gave his backers a fright on Friday night when he looked to be making heavy weather of it at the 300m, but under Benny Woodworth’s unyielding urgings, he stuck to his task to land the spoils by a safe margin in the end.
  • Mon, Sep 09, 2019
    Champion trainer Mark Walker’s recent drive to tap into the Sydney market in search of lightly-raced castoffs gained further traction when a former Chris Waller named Inherit scored on debut on Sunday.
  • Mon, Sep 09, 2019
    Jimmy Wong Chin Chuen may not ride winners by the spades like he used to during his golden years as a leading apprentice jockey, but Optimum Star’s convincing win in Sunday’s concluding event served as a gentle reminder the Penang boy rides as well as ever.
  • Sun, Sep 08, 2019
    A clever move to drop blinkers coupled with a reduction in trip paid handsome dividends for Royal Pavilion on Friday night - even if only the brave would have still believed in his chances when the chips were down.
  • Sun, Sep 08, 2019
    South African trainer Ricardo Le Grange’s high opinion of Field Marshal was given another boost following a second win from as many starts on Friday night.
  • Wed, Sep 04, 2019
    Trainer Michael Clements is hoping the time away has done last-start winner Magnum Force a power of good ahead of his racing comeback this Sunday.
  • Sun, Sep 01, 2019
    Augustano’s never-say-die attitude was again a sight to behold after he forged yet another gutsy win – his third in a row - on Friday night.
2019 August
  • Thu, Aug 29, 2019
    Trainer Shane Baertschiger is not too fussed Marine Treasure didn’t make the cut in the Group 2 Merlion Trophy (1200m) on Sunday – a more winnable race has presented itself a week later.
  • Mon, Aug 26, 2019
    After 713 days without finding the line, classy galloper Countofmontecristo finally returned to the winner’s circle on Sunday – and in a feature race for good measure, the $400,000 Group 2 Merlion Trophy (1200m).
  • Mon, Aug 26, 2019
    Promising three-year-old Count Me In lived up to his prohibitive $7 odds with a commanding win in the $50,000 Spalato 2016 Stakes over 1100m on Sunday.
  • Mon, Aug 26, 2019
    Singapore Guineas winner Top Knight showed he had lost none of his three-year-old brilliance following a pulsating comeback win in the $85,000 Tuxedo Moon 2011 Stakes, a Class 2 race over 1400m on Sunday.


2019 November
  • Mon, Nov 18, 2019
    Exultant was at his dominant best in Sunday’s (17 November) G2 Jockey Club Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin, galloping to victory in a faultless warm-up for his G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase (2400m) defence next month.
  • Mon, Nov 18, 2019
    Waikuku shifted out of Beauty Generation’s shadow with a decisive rail-side burst that has him vying to be Hong Kong’s number one hope for the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (1600m) in three weeks.
  • Fri, Nov 08, 2019
    High Rev could be a plum ride for one of the star riders at the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship fixture after sealing a double for his trainer and jockey with another impressive display at Happy Valley this evening, Wednesday, 6 November.
2019 October
  • Thu, Oct 31, 2019
    Macau trainer Joe Lau will be hoping it's a case of second time lucky when he lines up his Macau Derby winner Sacred Capital in Sunday's Group 3 Sa Sa Ladies Purse over 1800 metres at Sha Tin.
  • Tue, Oct 29, 2019
    John Moore heads into Wednesday’s (30 October) eight-race card at Happy Valley with four chances as he aims to snap a frustrating run of six minor placings from his last seven starters, including three runner-up efforts at last week’s midweek fixture.
  • Mon, Oct 21, 2019
    Danny Shum is counting down the days to the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint on 8 December after Seasons Bloom (125lb) swooped under Grant van Niekerk to snare a thrilling victory in the G2 Premier Bowl Handicap (1200m) at Sha Tin this afternoon, Sunday, 20 October.
  • Sun, Oct 13, 2019
    Aethero turned a match into a procession when lowering the great Sacred Kingdom’s 12-year 1000-metre track record at Sha Tin this afternoon, Saturday, 12 October.
  • Thu, Oct 10, 2019
    Star Brazilian jockey Joao Moreira opens up about his life in the saddle over the last 18 months, including his quest to ride in Japan and a successful return to Hong Kong’s riding ranks.
  • Tue, Oct 08, 2019
    Caspar Fownes turns to jockeys’ premiership leader Joao Moreira and current champion jockey Zac Purton this Wednesday (9 October) at Happy Valley as he bids to put an end to a frustrating return of two wins against 10 second placings from 58 runners this season.
  • Sat, Oct 05, 2019
    King Of Hearts (118lb) put first-season blues behind him with a breakthrough Hong Kong win first-up this season , boosting trainer Tony Cruz’s expectations ahead a hoped for follow-up in Sunday’s (6 October) Class 2 Sheung Wan Handicap (1400m).
2019 September
  • Thu, Sep 26, 2019
    It wasn’t the Grand Prix de Paris but the Heung Yip Handicap (1800m) at Happy Valley tonight (Wednesday, 25 September) represented the pinnacle, so far, of Helene Charisma’s Hong Kong career, and it was a timely peak at that.
  • Thu, Sep 26, 2019
    A treble at Happy Valley tonight (Wednesday, 25 September) saw Joao Moreira hit double figures for the season, the first rider to reach that minor marker in what is already shaping to be a hard fought and enthralling tussle for the jockeys’ premiership.
  • Sun, Sep 22, 2019
    A fabulous five-timer at Sha Tin today (Saturday, 21 September) couldn’t dissuade Karis Teetan from his firm view that he has a fight on his hands to match the career-high success of last season.
  • Sat, Sep 21, 2019
    The Hong Kong Jockey Club is seeking talks with the Home Affairs Office of the Government to replace Wednesday night’s cancelled Happy Valley meeting later in the season with the most likely option a further meeting at the end of the season reports scmp.com.
  • Tue, Sep 17, 2019
    Reliable Team has a perfect record to protect when he takes his place in section two of the Class 3 Wah Fu Handicap (1200m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday (18 September) night.
  • Fri, Sep 13, 2019
    The Jockeys’ Premiership in Hong Kong has a familiar feel to it after only three meetings, with the circuit’s three-time champions Joao Moreira and Zac Purton already threatening to edge away from the pack.
  • Sat, Sep 07, 2019
    Tony Millard has only had Elusive State (130lb) in his stable since the start of last season but with four wins from six outings under his care, he has guided the son of All American through a period of improvement which he hopes will continue beyond Sunday’s Class 2 Po Yan Handicap (1200m).
  • Thu, Sep 05, 2019
    Frankie Lor’s options had gone when he dipped his hand to select a red ball from a box at this afternoon’s (Thursday, 5 September) barrier draw for the KOR G1 Korea Cup, there was only one ball left.
  • Sun, Sep 01, 2019
    Douglas Whyte is a titan of Hong Kong racing so it is perhaps fitting that a horse named for the Greek god Adonis should go down in the record books as the former riding great’s first winner as a trainer.
2019 August
  • Fri, Aug 30, 2019
    One of the most anticipated debuts in Hong Kong history will occur at Sha Tin on Sunday (1 September) when race-riding legend Douglas Whyte saddles his step-out runner as a licensed trainer, 23 years after he first rode in a race at the famous track.
  • Fri, Aug 30, 2019
    Andrew Le Jeune and Graham Cunningham preview the new racing season in Hong Kong plus there’s a feature interview with new trainer Douglas Whyte and Australian jockey Blake Shinn.
  • Fri, Aug 30, 2019
    John Moore is upbeat about Styling City’s (113lb) chances of delivering a feature race win in Sunday’s (1 September) Class 1 HKSAR Chief Executive’s Cup Handicap (1200m) at Sha Tin’s season opener.
  • Tue, Aug 27, 2019
    As if having Zac Purton, Joao Moreira and Karis Teetan among a raft of talented jockeys wasn’t enough, the pool of Hong Kong Jockey Club riders has deepened with the additions of Blake Shinn and Lyle Hewitson ahead of the 2019/20 season opener at Sha Tin on Sunday, 1 September.


2019 November
  • Mon, Nov 18, 2019
    The decision to withdraw a nomination for their royally bred Redoute’s Choice filly from the 2018 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale paid off in spades for Cambridge couple Brent and Cherry Taylor on Saturday when she took out the Gr.1 gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton.
  • Mon, Nov 18, 2019
    Young trainer Daniel Miller will have plenty on his mind as he climbs into the driver’s seat of his horse truck on Monday morning to start the long trip back to Matamata from his temporary Riccarton base.
  • Sun, Nov 17, 2019
    Progressive mare Supera overcame a wide run in transit throughout to dominate her rivals in the closing stages of the Gr.2 Gartshore Tauranga Stakes (1600m) on Saturday.
  • Sat, Nov 16, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Daniel Miller was quick to add a second stakes level victory to the black type account he opened on Wednesday when La Romanee overcame a tardy start to strike gold in the Listed Barneswood Farm Welcome Stakes (1000m) at Riccarton.
  • Wed, Nov 13, 2019
    The combination of trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman and owner Jim Bruford has again come to the fore during New Zealand Cup week in Christchurch.
  • Wed, Nov 13, 2019
    Ticket To Ride has booked her fare to the broodmare paddock after taking out the Gr.3 Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton on Wednesday.
  • Wed, Nov 13, 2019
    The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained True Enough was backed into $4 favoritism by punters in the Gr.2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (1600m) at Riccarton on Wednesday and he duly delivered, courtesy of a gun ride by leading hoop Matthew Cameron.
  • Tue, Nov 12, 2019
    New Plymouth trainer Janelle Millar has crossed the Cook Strait for the first time in a bid to snare some stakes spoils on the second day of the New Zealand Cup Carnival at Riccarton on Wednesday.
  • Tue, Nov 12, 2019
    Multiple New Zealand Group One winner Madison County will continue his career in North America with trainer Chad Brown as he plays a trail-blazing role for his owners.
  • Mon, Nov 11, 2019
    Promising two-year-old De La Terre will look to improve on the family record in the Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) after she looked to have cemented her place in the million dollar feature with a comfortable victory over 1000m at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Mon, Nov 11, 2019
    Melbourne-based jockey Michael Dee is happy to be able to help out a long-time friend when he makes a fleeting trip back to New Zealand for Wednesday’s Riccarton meeting.
  • Mon, Nov 11, 2019
    Trainer Jamie Richards headed home from Melbourne on Sunday morning with his focus on a massive summer of racing in his home patch but also with one eye firmly to the future which is Australia in the autumn for his stable big guns.
  • Mon, Nov 11, 2019
    Emotions will run high for the Pitman family if Sensei can complete a notable sprint double at Riccarton on Wednesday, but the likelihood of such a feat hinges on improved weather in Christchurch.
  • Sat, Nov 09, 2019
    Touted as a near racecourse certainty, excitement machine Catalyst lived up to all the pre-race hype when he scorched to a stunning victory in the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) on Saturday.
  • Sat, Nov 09, 2019
    Central Districts stayer Duplicity showed he is ready to go one better in next Saturday’s Gr.3 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup (3200m) when he ground out a tough victory in the traditional lead-up event, the Listed Redwood Metropolitan Trophy Handicap (2500m).
  • Sat, Nov 09, 2019
    Last season’s Gr.1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) winner, Media Sensation made a successful start to her four-year-old campaign when she eased clear of race favourite Ferrando to take out the Listed Legacy Lodge Stakes (1200m) at Te Rapa.
  • Wed, Nov 06, 2019
    Star three-year-old Catalyst has arrived in Christchurch and is expected to make a one-act affair of Saturday’s Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton.
  • Wed, Nov 06, 2019
    Regally bred gelding Shenanigans has a long way to go to reach the heights of several of his siblings, but he made a promising start to his racing career at Avondale on Tuesday, winning the Westbrook Wines 1400.
  • Mon, Nov 04, 2019
    Jamie Richards wasn’t the only New Zealand trainer who had a smile on his face after Melody Belle’s dominant win in the Gr.1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday.
  • Mon, Nov 04, 2019
    Amidst the excitement, glamour and high-class action at Flemington on Saturday it was the small South Island settlement of Mosgiel that played a major role in the outcome of two of the feature events.
  • Mon, Nov 04, 2019
    The Dennis brothers are a long way from their Woodlands homes in Southland, but they were never going to miss the thrill of being on track for their own runner in Australia’s most famous race.
  • Mon, Nov 04, 2019
    Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston is taking just the one horse south to Wingatui’s Tuesday meeting, but he is confident of a bold showing from Ticket To Ride in the Harcourts Dunedin Open 1400m.
  • Mon, Nov 04, 2019
    A partnership that began with the establishment of Wentwood Grange Stud back at the beginning of the century can lay claim to a unique breeding connection on the weekend after Kolding took out the inaugural running of the A$7.5m Golden Eagle (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday
  • Sun, Nov 03, 2019
    Classy mare Marzemino survived a late scare in Saturday’s Roger Gill Agriculture (1200m) at Pukekohe to make a winning start to what could be a career-defining campaign.
  • Sun, Nov 03, 2019
    Attempting to repeat a spring double from two years ago, top-class galloper Shadows Cast ticked the first box with a supreme weight-carrying performance in Saturday’s Courtesy Ford Redcraze Bowl (1400m) at Awapuni.
  • Sun, Nov 03, 2019
    Foxton trainers David and Emma Haworth came within a nose of a quinella in Saturday’s Listed Ricoh Feilding Gold Cup (2200m) at Awapuni, headed by a breakthrough performance by Toms.
  • Fri, Nov 01, 2019
    Already a Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) winning owner, Fergus Doyle has put his ultimate racing dream in the hands of New Zealand trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman.
  • Fri, Nov 01, 2019
    Injured jockey Donavan Mansour is in good spirits after a successful operation on his broken pelvis at Waikato Hospital on Thursday.
2019 October
  • Thu, Oct 31, 2019
    Jockey Donavan Mansour will undergo surgery today after suffering a broken pelvis in an incident around near the starting barriers at Te Aroha on Wednesday.
  • Thu, Oct 31, 2019
    A sparkling trackwork gallop at Flemington on Tuesday has given Matamata trainer Jamie Richards all the assurance he wanted from stable star Melody Belle as she heads in to Saturday's Gr.1 $A1 million Empire Rose Stakes (1600m).
  • Mon, Oct 28, 2019
    Underrated galloper Tiptronic put a smile back on trainer Graham Richardson’s face with an overdue victory at Ellerslie on Saturday after the popular Matamata horseman had lost an earlier victory in the enquiry room.
  • Mon, Oct 28, 2019
    Not that he needed convincing but trainer Jamie Richards left Moonee Valley on Saturday evening with confirmation that he has a galloper capable of matching it with the best Australasia has to offer.
  • Mon, Oct 28, 2019
    Outsider Hay Tiger sprang a minor upset at Te Rapa on Monday when he prevailed in a blanket finish to the BCD Group-sponsored open handicap (1600m).
  • Mon, Oct 28, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Shaun Ritchie is hoping that Monday’s Gr.2 James and Annie Sarten Memorial Stakes (1400m) at Te Rapa will provide him with confirmation of a stable double act in a Group One classic in Christchurch next month.
  • Sun, Oct 27, 2019
    Tenacious six-year-old Mauna Kea scored the biggest win of his career to date when his never-say-die attitude paved the way for a gritty victory in Saturday’s Gr.3 Gee & Hickton Funeral Directors Thompson Handicap (1600m) at Trentham.
  • Sun, Oct 27, 2019
    Exaltation, a three-year-old half-sister to star mare Melody Belle, turned in an impressive debut victory when winning the Helston & Associates Maiden (1200) at Riccarton on Saturday for trainer Jamie Richards.
  • Sun, Oct 27, 2019
    Cambridge galloper Sherwood Forest showed he will be a force to be reckoned with at Group One level next month when he stormed home to take out the Gr.3 War Decree Stakes (1600m) at Riccarton on Saturday.
  • Fri, Oct 25, 2019
    Secret Allure will attempt to add a fifth stakes victory to her tally when she lines up in the Gr.3 Gee & Hickton Funeral Directors Thompson Handicap (1600m) at Trentham on Saturday.
  • Wed, Oct 23, 2019
    Trainer Lance Noble is confident classy filly Bavella will give Saturday’s Gr.3 Barneswood Farm Soliloquy Stakes (1400m) a decent shake, as she looks to book her passage to the Gr.1 gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton on November 16.
  • Tue, Oct 22, 2019
    Ross McCarroll may have retired his two most proven gallopers, but he showed at Rotorua last Saturday he has another round of ammunition to ensure he maintains a good strike-rate.
  • Tue, Oct 22, 2019
    New Zealand raider Te Akau Shark and Sydney three-year-old Castelvecchio have been included in the 14-horse field for the A$5 million Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m).
  • Sun, Oct 20, 2019
    Cambridge raider Kali overcame a wide run in transit to out-gun her three-year-old rivals as she scored a gritty victory in Saturday’s Gr.3 Barneswood Farm Stakes (1400m) at Ashburton.
  • Sun, Oct 20, 2019
    Enigmatic four-year-old Dawn Patrol made a welcome return to the winner’s enclosure when he took out the Gr.3 Sweynesse Stakes (1215m) at Rotorua with a powerful finishing burst.
  • Sun, Oct 20, 2019
    In just his first full season of riding and with just one winner under his belt, 28-year-old apprentice Joshua Kam secured the biggest moment in his fledgling career when he guided $43 outsider Sweet Treat to victory in Saturday’s Listed Staphanos Classic (1950m) at Rotorua.
  • Fri, Oct 18, 2019
    Ken Kelso isn't enamored with the prospect of running Princess Kereru on a heavy track at Rotorua on Saturday but he's even less hung up on the alternatives.
  • Thu, Oct 17, 2019
    Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman know what it takes to prepare a Gr.1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) winner, having put the polish on 2015 victor Mongolian Khan.
  • Thu, Oct 17, 2019
    Connotations around the expression ‘gift horse’ are many, but for Matamata thoroughbred enthusiast Kylie Fawcett it has a special and defined meaning.
  • Thu, Oct 17, 2019
    Saturday’s A$500,000 Bentley St Leger Stakes (2600m) at Randwick could have a major bearing on the 2019 spring campaign for well-performed New Zealand stayer Sir Charles Road.
  • Wed, Oct 16, 2019
    Affectionately known throughout Australasia as simply the “Great Race”, the legacy of the Melbourne Cup .
  • Tue, Oct 15, 2019
    It inspired the biggest Australian sports film of the decade, but the story of Michelle Payne’s historic Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) victory has its roots on this side of the Tasman.
  • Tue, Oct 15, 2019
    Having already secured his Caulfield Cup mount and a likely Melbourne Cup hopeful, former champion Kiwi jockey Michael Walker will be testing out further Group One prospects within the next eight days.
  • Mon, Oct 14, 2019
    Less than twenty-four hours on from a stunning Group Two victory by The Chosen One at Caulfield on Saturday afternoon, co-trainer Murray Baker is already thinking ahead to next weekend where his charge will try to pull off an even greater triumph.
  • Sat, Oct 12, 2019
    Lightly raced three-year-old Travelling Light indicated she is on target for some bigger assignments on her immediate horizon as she produced a powerful sprint in difficult conditions to race to a hollow victory at Matamata on Saturday.
  • Sat, Oct 12, 2019
    Matamata mare Polly Grey scored her biggest career victory when she stormed to a convincing victory in Saturday’s Listed Team Wealleans Matamata Cup (1600m).
  • Fri, Oct 11, 2019
    The New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds has been a great source for Flemington trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra
  • Fri, Oct 11, 2019
    The prospect of partnering Kiwi-bred stayer Surprise Baby in next month’s Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) is enough to make a gruelling few weeks well worthwhile for jockey Jordan Childs.
  • Fri, Oct 11, 2019
    There was a big rap on Okay Pal heading into his debut performance at Phar Lap Raceway on Friday and the Michael and Matthew Pitman-trained three-year-old didn’t disappoint.
  • Thu, Oct 10, 2019
    Trainer David Hayes, who trains in partnership with son Ben and nephew Tom Dabernig, has issued a warning to punters not to dismiss Kiwi import Yourdeel in Saturday’s Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m).
  • Wed, Oct 09, 2019
    The John Bary-trained Cinzento will be set for a likely tilt at stakes level next up after breaking maiden company at Taupo on Wednesday when winning the Ascot Farm (1300m).
  • Wed, Oct 09, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is aiming to secure a spot in the A$14 million The Everest (1200m) on Saturday when his quality sprinter The Bostonian contests the Gr.2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield.
  • Wed, Oct 09, 2019
    Two years after hitting a career high with a placing in the Gr.1 Cantala Stakes (1600m) at Flemington, Wyndspelle has returned across the Tasman for another shot at Melbourne’s spring riches.
  • Tue, Oct 08, 2019
    Keith Hawtin has made a flying start to his resumption as a trainer, headlined by a treble at Te Rapa on Friday.
  • Mon, Oct 07, 2019
    Andrew Calder is looking forward to being reunited with the in-form Back In A Flash in the Gr.3 Rich Hill Stud Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Hawera on Saturday.
  • Sun, Oct 06, 2019
    Talented Cambridge galloper True Enough has made the perfect start to a new campaign, scoring a smart first-up win in the Gr.3 Red Badge Spring Sprint (1400m) at Hastings on Saturday.
  • Sun, Oct 06, 2019
    Promising filly Karalino ticked the box for stage one of her current racing mission with a comprehensive victory in the Inglewood Stud Guineas Trial (1400m) at Riccarton on the weekend.
  • Sun, Oct 06, 2019
    In the aftermath of lightly-tried stayer Surprise Baby’s victory in the Gr.3 Bart Cummings (2500m) at Flemington on Saturday.
  • Sun, Oct 06, 2019
    Less than twenty-four hours after producing a history-making Hawke’s Bay Triple Crown winner.
  • Fri, Oct 04, 2019
    As All Blacks coach Steve Hansen currently plots a path that could see his beloved national team secure the Rugby World Cup’s William Webb Ellis trophy for an unprecedented third consecutive occasion.
  • Fri, Oct 04, 2019
    Expat New Zealand trainer Chris Waller has a strong hand in Saturday’s Gr.1 Epsom (1600m) at Randwick, led by a number of New Zealand-breds.
  • Thu, Oct 03, 2019
    Christchurch trainer Neill Ridley will get a tangible assessment of his chances for two of New Zealand Cup week's major prizes when he produces He Kin Fly and Far Site at Riccarton on Saturday.
  • Tue, Oct 01, 2019
    Ruakaka trainers Ken Rae and Krystal Williams-Tuhoro will have a strong representation in the Tee Café Functions At Ruakaka Racecourse (900m) at their home track on Wednesday.
2019 September
  • Mon, Sep 30, 2019
    It has been a huge weekend for former Kiwi trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young as they target some of the major spoils on the Melbourne Spring Carnival.
  • Mon, Sep 30, 2019
    A cursory glance at the state of play on the national jockeys’ premiership for this season will bring a smile to the face of those pundits looking to what the future might hold for the New Zealand riding ranks.
  • Mon, Sep 30, 2019
    With just a little over six weeks until the start of New Zealand Cup & Show Week, the southern training ranks are in count down mode as they ready themselves to repel the invasion from the visiting northern stables.
  • Sat, Sep 28, 2019
    The Neil O’Dowd-trained Aigne booked his ticket to a unique Australian feature when he strode clear in the run home to take out the NZB Airfreight Road To The Jericho (3210m) at New Plymouth.
  • Fri, Sep 27, 2019
    Avantage’s disappointing unplaced performance in the Gr.3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m) at Randwick last Saturday has trainer Jamie Richards a little puzzled, however, he is hoping she can bounce back to form at Rosehill on Saturday.
  • Fri, Sep 27, 2019
    Te Aroha has become a happy stomping ground for talented jumper Trisha Lea and she will be out to keep her unbeaten hurdles record on the Waikato track intact on Sunday.
  • Thu, Sep 26, 2019
    Albury trainer Mitch Beer has purchased last season’s Listed Wanganui Guineas (1340m) winner Bobby Dazzler from the stable of Stephen Marsh and is looking forward to training his latest Kiwi import.
  • Wed, Sep 25, 2019
    Matamata trainer Glenn Old believes he has a Gr.3 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup (3200m) prospect on his hands in lightly-tried five-year-old Super Hoof.
  • Tue, Sep 24, 2019
    Well-related New Zealand private purchase, Selica, was a strong debut winner at Moe on Tuesday for Cranbourne trainer Mick Kent, landing the MBSS Security Maiden Plate (1217m) in effortless fashion.
  • Tue, Sep 24, 2019
    Group One winner Volpe Veloce will most likely contest Saturday’s Gr.2 Shannon Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill, with the six-year-old mare to step up in distance after only beating one runner home in the Gr.2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) at the same track a fortnight ago.
  • Mon, Sep 23, 2019
    The John Bary-trained Callsign Mav will get his first tilt at stakes company in a fortnight’s time when he contests the Gr.2 Sacred Falls Hawke’s Bay Guineas (1400m) at Hastings.
  • Mon, Sep 23, 2019
    Sensational Karaka graduate Melody Belle shares a slice of New Zealand racing history after recording her eighth Group One win in Saturday's G1 Windsor Park Plate at Hastings.
  • Mon, Sep 23, 2019
    Talented three-year-old filly Shoshone was scratched from last Saturday’s Gr.3 Hawke’s Bay Breeders’ Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) after a slight set-back .
  • Mon, Sep 23, 2019
    The connections of smart Cambridge mare Rondinella will get an early guide to her prospects of becoming a serious Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) contender when she makes her Melbourne debut at Moonee Valley on Friday night.
  • Mon, Sep 23, 2019
    Johno Benner and Holly Wynyard will get a better line on three-year-old staying prospect Shakespeare when he contests Wednesday’s Victoria Derby Trial (1800m) at Flemington.
  • Sun, Sep 22, 2019
    The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Aretha opened her three-year-old account in dramatic fashion when she took out the Gr.3 Hawke’s Bay Breeders’ Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) in a grandstand finish.
  • Sun, Sep 22, 2019
    Cambridge Stud’s Manchu added serious momentum to her classic campaign this afternoon with a gallant victory at Hastings.
  • Sun, Sep 22, 2019
    A slashing run for second in Saturday’s Gr.2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) at Randwick has confirmed to trainer Jamie Richards that he has exciting kiwi three-year-old Probabeel spot on for her major campaign assignment in a fortnight.
  • Sun, Sep 22, 2019
    The Stephen Marsh and Danielle Johnson combination enjoyed a big day out at Pukekohe on Sunday with a winning treble that was highlighted by the victory of Vernanme in the Listed Haunui Farm Karaka Classic (1600m).
  • Thu, Sep 19, 2019
    Marton trainer Fraser Auret has a lot of time for three-year-old filly Trifolium and is looking forward to watching her compete in the Gr.3 Hawke’s Bay Breeders’ Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) at Hastings on Saturday.
  • Mon, Sep 16, 2019
    A double at Ruakaka on Saturday has kept the momentum going for Byerley Park trainers Shaun and Emma Clotworthy after experiencing their best result in the past season.
  • Sun, Sep 15, 2019
    Boom three-year-old Catalyst treated his three-year-old rivals with contempt when he produced a devastating home straight sprint to capture the Gr.3 Cambridge Stud Northland Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) at Ruakaka.
  • Sun, Sep 15, 2019
    It’s not often that a trainer leaves a racecourse with a smile on their face after finishing out of the money but that was the case for Waverley’s Bill Thurlow at Flemington on Saturday.
  • Sun, Sep 15, 2019
    Underrated mare Lucyinrio caused a minor upset when she outgunned a small but select field of open grade sprinters over 1200m at Ruakaka on Saturday.
  • Wed, Sep 11, 2019
    Group One winner Wait A Sec will make a return to stakes company at Awapuni on Saturday when he lines-up in the Gr.3 Boehringer Ingelheim Metric Mile (1600m).
  • Tue, Sep 10, 2019
    Canterbury jockey Kylie Williams had a day to remember at Riccarton on Saturday.
  • Mon, Sep 09, 2019
    Promising Canterbury apprentice Kozzi Asano has come a long way from picking strawberries in Queensland for a living.
  • Sun, Sep 08, 2019
    Despite not managing to put a win on the board, members of the New Zealand contingent that launched their assault on the riches of the Australian spring racing carnivals in Sydney and Melbourne were happy with their showings on Saturday.
  • Sun, Sep 08, 2019
    Hastings visitor Riva Capri indicated she will be a filly to watch at a higher level over the next few months after she broke her maiden status in stakes company when taking out the Listed The O’Leary’s Fillies Stakes (1200m) at Wanganui.
  • Fri, Sep 06, 2019
    The burgeoning training partnership of Roger James and Robert Wellwood will give a pair of talented five-year-old mares their first hit-out of the season when they line-up in the Celebrating Melody Belle 1400 at Ellerlie on Saturday.
  • Thu, Sep 05, 2019
    Multiple stakes-placed gelding Tavisan will be aiming to add a black-type victory to his tally when he competes in the Listed Strathmore Community Bendigo Bank Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
  • Wed, Sep 04, 2019
    Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston is expecting a bold showing fresh-up from multiple stakes winner Miss Federer, as the well-named daughter of Swiss Ace commences a spring campaign on her home track on Saturday in the NZ Bloodstock Three-Year-Old (1000m).
  • Mon, Sep 02, 2019
    The connections of Danzdanzdance have a couple of Australian options to consider in a team talk later this week as stablemate Hello It’s Me prepares to represent the Ruakaka stable in the second leg of the Hawke’s Bay Group One Triple Crown.
  • Sun, Sep 01, 2019
    Former top jockey Jamie Bullard made a successful transition to the training ranks when he prepared his first winner with the victory of All Or Nothing over 1250m at Ashburton on Friday.
  • Sun, Sep 01, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is taking a positive attitude about his day at the office on Saturday despite suffering the frustration of having all four of his stable runners finish in the money without actually winning a race on the day.
2019 August
  • Sat, Aug 31, 2019
    Flashy three-year-old Catalyst contributed to a huge day for The Oaks Stud owner Dick Karreman and his resident sire Darci Brahma.
  • Thu, Aug 29, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is delighted with the way his five-year-old stayer The Good Fight has settled into Sydney life and believes Saturday’s Nathan's Famous Handicap (2000m) is the perfect race to get the ball rolling across the Tasman.
  • Thu, Aug 29, 2019
    Progressive three-year-old Shakespeare broke maiden ranks for Otaki trainers Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard on Thursday at Waverley and looks to be a stayer of promise.
  • Tue, Aug 27, 2019
    Six-time Group One winner Melody Belle will attempt to add a seventh to her record when she lines-up in the Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings on Saturday.
  • Mon, Aug 26, 2019
    A largely fine weather week in Hastings ahead of day one of the Bostock New Zealand Spring Carnival is expected to provide perfect footing for all runners on Saturday.
  • Mon, Aug 26, 2019
    Craig Thornton received a great welcome home gift at Ellerslie on Saturday when Lacustre took out the CLC Pakuranga Hunt Cup (4900m) for trainer Samantha Logan.


2019 November
  • Mon, Nov 18, 2019
    It is not often that a horse wins both the Yasuda Kinen and the Mile Championship in the same year.
  • Mon, Nov 04, 2019
    This is one of the most open Melbourne Cups in a long time.
  • Sat, Nov 02, 2019
    Activities that we are covering start with the Twilight Derby, a Gr 2 over 1800m on the turf.
2019 October
  • Tue, Oct 29, 2019
    Almond Eye returned from her summer holidays with a stunning performance in the Tenno Sho (Autumn).
  • Sat, Oct 26, 2019
    This is the 160th running of this Aututmn Classic and this year it has a special title – Tennoheika Gosokui Keisuku.
  • Wed, Oct 23, 2019
    When Media Puzzle won this it started a run of overseas horses using this race to get into the Melbourne Cup.
  • Tue, Oct 22, 2019
    There was a deathly hush after the running of the Sha Tin Trophy on Sunday when Beauty Generation, the odds-on favourite, finished third.
  • Tue, Oct 22, 2019
    The Japanese St Leger 2019 has gone to World Premiere, ridden by Yutaka Take. There was only a neck in it as Satono Lux was in the fight right to the line with favourite Velox in third.
  • Mon, Oct 21, 2019
    (But not fast enough). It's a glorious day in Sydney with a light breeze and a temp of 27 forecast.
  • Fri, Oct 18, 2019
    The 2019 Caulfield Cup is a very open affair and one of the reasons for this is the number of overseas based and bred runners.
  • Fri, Oct 18, 2019
    This meeting (or most of it) used to be held in September when the weather was usually a bit better.
  • Mon, Oct 14, 2019
    On a beautiful sunny autumn day 20 horses lined up for this thrilling 7 km challenge.
  • Sun, Oct 13, 2019
    There was a large crowd at this popular venue in order to protest the changes being planned for the future.
  • Sun, Oct 13, 2019
    This is the third leg of the 3yo fillies triple crown but there will not be a winner of the title.
  • Sat, Oct 12, 2019
    This track and its training facility are under threat from the forces of darkness so this meeting is a chance for the Parisians and friends of racing to come out and support.
  • Mon, Oct 07, 2019
    It wasn't a very attractive program and the problems outside impacted on the crowd numbers which were very poor.
  • Mon, Oct 07, 2019
    Particularly in Keeneland where there was a welcome number of turf races in their festival.
  • Sun, Oct 06, 2019
    After the excitements of the National Day races this is a somewhat more subdued program.
  • Wed, Oct 02, 2019
    Although the crowd was down in numbers the staff did a wonderful job in making sure Sha Tin's meeting went ahead and ran smoothly.
2019 September
  • Sun, Sep 29, 2019
    Particularly on Saturday at Newmarket where the operative number was 16/1.
  • Sun, Sep 29, 2019
    Always a great place to spend a day's racing, this Sunday there will be two Group races on the card.
  • Tue, Sep 24, 2019
    Sunday's race saw Saturnalia return to top form for a clear win in the Kobe Shimbun Hai.
  • Sat, Sep 21, 2019
    This popular Heritage Handicap has a maximum field of 25 runners for the 1200m contest.
  • Mon, Sep 16, 2019
    After a rare blank day at Happy Valley on Wednesday Zac Purton returned to winning form four times on Sunday.
  • Mon, Sep 09, 2019