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2021 June
  • Thu, Jun 17, 2021
    Apprentice jockey Marco Ghiani showed there is more than one Italian who can succeed at Royal Ascot when riding his first winner at the meeting on 18/1 shot Real World in the Royal Hunt Cup.
  • Wed, Jun 16, 2021
    Friday's G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot is not one of the many historic races at this spectacular five-day meeting, but this 1200m dash for three-year-olds up the Ascot straight annually gets more than its share of pre-race analysis and this seventh renewal looks as absorbing as any.
  • Thu, Jun 10, 2021
    All 11 American raiders have arrived in Newmarket ahead of their engagements at Royal Ascot next week, with Extravagant Kid and Maven eyeing G1 spoils in the King’s Stand Stakes (16 confirmations) on the opening day, Tuesday 15th June.
  • Fri, Jun 04, 2021
    Last year master Newmarket trainer John Gosden captured France's premier Classic - Chantilly's G1 Prix du Jockey Club (2100m) - and he has a two-strong raid planned for this Sunday (6 June). Supported by some other smart Anglo-Irish contenders, the French colts may again prove vulnerable.
2021 May


2021 June
  • Mon, Jun 14, 2021
    The Class 2 at Sha Tin on Sunday went to the Douglas Whyte trained Will Power.
  • Sun, Jun 13, 2021
    The G2 Sparkasse KölnBonn Union-rennen is for 3yos over 2200m and some 11 talented youngsters will line up.
  • Sun, Jun 13, 2021
    Race 10 is Class 2 on a card that is very much end of season.
  • Sun, Jun 06, 2021
    Tokyo's Fuchu track is as usual the venue for this prestigious G1 mile.
  • Sat, Jun 05, 2021
    May not be up to some of the greatest fields but it's always interesting.
  • Sat, Jun 05, 2021
    No triple crown this year for various reasons, mostly not good.
  • Fri, Jun 04, 2021
    One thing that there will not be at Belmont is any runners trained by Bob Baffert.
2021 May
  • Mon, May 24, 2021
    It's a public holiday in most of Europe so they are racing at Longchamp with two famous races on the card.
  • Sun, May 23, 2021
    This is the last G1 of the Hong Kong racing year. Run over the classic 2400m this year's edition has a field of 8, which probably isn't the strongest field we have seen.


2021 June
  • Wed, Jun 16, 2021
    Singapore champion trainer Michael Clements is backing youth as he gives local apprentice jockey Jerlyn Seow Poh Hui the vote of confidence on one of his stable stars in Top Knight this Saturday.
  • Mon, Jun 14, 2021
    Jockey Oscar Chavez had a day out on Saturday when he rang up a fantastic four-timer from a full book across the 11 races on the card.
  • Mon, Jun 14, 2021
    Quarter Back bounced back from an unlucky run at his last start to record a pulsating win in the $70,000 Class 3 race over 1400m on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jun 14, 2021
    When the barriers came out on Wednesday, trainer Shane Baertschiger looked away in dismay, bracing himself for another day in the doghouse.
  • Fri, Jun 11, 2021
    With the Stewards’ Cup just around the corner and the Singapore Derby not too far behind, trainer Mark Walker admits the thought of testing those waters with the in-form Savvy Command has crossed his mind, but remains guarded about his chances of making the cut.
  • Wed, Jun 09, 2021
    Former two-time Singapore champion apprentice jockey Shafiq Rizuan is all excited his years in exile will soon come to an end, but that joy and relief the long wait is over is, however, tempered by one big regret – his mother is not around to see it happen.
  • Mon, Jun 07, 2021
    It’s taken a while for Leggenda to hit his straps and, more to the point, get the lucky breaks he badly needed, but the US-bred finally had all the stars aligned in the $20,000 Maiden race over 1200m on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jun 07, 2021
    Low-profile trainer Kuah Cheng Tee welcomed his first career quinella after Winning Spirit outsprinted Sky Eye for a stable queue-up in the penultimate event of Saturday’s bumper 12-race programme.
  • Sat, Jun 05, 2021
    Champion trainer Michael Clements had the option of running Ocean Crossing in the Group 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) after his stunning first-up win, but in the end elected for the softer path towards this Saturday’s $85,000 Class 2 race over 1400m.
2021 May
  • Sun, May 30, 2021
    Standby starter Prodigal on Saturday landed a big win along with a backstory that was full of quirks, not just for himself but also for his interestingly-named group of owners.
  • Sun, May 30, 2021
    There were a few eyebrows raised when Mohd Zaki was unveiled as the stand-in rider for the indisposed Vlad Duric aboard the well-fancied Celavi a few minutes before the $70,000 Class 3 race over 1200m on Saturday.
  • Fri, May 28, 2021
    Champion trainer Michael Clements will be looking to make the most of his strong hand with Celavi, Paletas and Tuesday in Saturday’s penultimate event, the $70,000 Class 3 race over 1200m on Polytrack.
  • Thu, May 27, 2021
    Jockey Danny Beasley is looking forward to the ride on Jason Lim’s exciting newcomer Crystal Warrior in a Class 4 race over 1100m next Saturday (see earlier report), but should he progress to the Group 3 Singapore Three-Year-Old Sprint (1200m) three weeks later, that’s where his engagement ends.


2021 June
  • Fri, Jun 18, 2021
    The 2020/2021 season will live long in the memory of Jamie Richards.
  • Thu, Jun 17, 2021
    Ardmore Trainer Nick Bishara knows what it is like to loosen the reins on a stable talent to enable them to reach their full potential.
  • Thu, Jun 17, 2021
    The NZ suffix has featured prominently behind many of John O’Shea’s stakes performers this season, and this week he had the opportunity to visit the source.
  • Wed, Jun 16, 2021
    Promising jumper Aigne travelled across the Tasman two years ago to contest the Jericho Cup (4600m) at Warrnambool and owner Neil O’Dowd is keen for a repeat crossing, but this time for other targets.
  • Wed, Jun 16, 2021
    Invercargill jockey Daniel Bothamley might have a Great Northern win on his resume but a decision to put his jumps riding career on ice has paid dividends in recent times as he edges closer to 200 career wins.
  • Tue, Jun 15, 2021
    Taranaki mare Coventina Bay will attempt to ascend the Queensland throne when she lines-up in the Gr.1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm next week.
  • Tue, Jun 15, 2021
    Trainer Mike Moroney has given the green light for Tofane to have a crack at securing her third elite-level victory at Eagle Farm next week.
  • Sun, Jun 13, 2021
    Trainer Nick Bishara took two horses to Te Rapa on Saturday and returned home a happy man after securing a winning double.
  • Sun, Jun 13, 2021
    Trainer Peter Didham has revealed lofty ambitions for Trentham winners Floral Art and Far Site, after the pair provided him with a winning double on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jun 13, 2021
    South Canterbury trainer Len Stewart got his birthday wish when his stable star Take The Deel stormed to victory in the Dunstan Horsefeeds Waimate Cup (2200m) at Timaru on Sunday.
  • Sun, Jun 13, 2021
    The confidence that comes from riding winners was never more evident than at Te Rapa on Saturday when apprentice jockey Joe Kamaruddin notched his 29th success for the season aboard Palm Springs in the opening event on the card.
  • Fri, Jun 11, 2021
    All the word is on Zaaki ahead of Saturday’s Gr.2 Q22 (2200m) at Eagle Farm, but Randwick trainer John Sargent is keen to upset the apple cart with Brandenburg.
  • Fri, Jun 11, 2021
    Mapperley Stud has announced their exciting young stallion Contributer is fully booked for the 2021 breeding season.
  • Fri, Jun 11, 2021
    Entries Open for Karaka 2022; Former Police Deputy Commissioner to lead new Racing Integrity Board; Standout season for Grylls; Sharrock confident with Trentham duo
  • Thu, Jun 10, 2021
    Emerging young trainer Samantha Logan sent out an eye-catching winner at Matamata on Wednesday when the eye-wateringly-named Colin Oscopy broke maiden ranks over 2000m.
  • Thu, Jun 10, 2021
    Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh concedes that his season target of 100 winners is probably beyond reach but he's keen to keep progressing towards that goal with a big team at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Wed, Jun 09, 2021
    Trainer Tony Pike is taking advantage of the new Polytrack surface at his home-base in Cambridge as it enables him to prepare younger members of his team deeper into the winter months.
  • Wed, Jun 09, 2021
    Nick Bishara didn’t want to race his in-form mare Cherry Lane this weekend, but she’s doing so well that he feels he has to.
  • Tue, Jun 08, 2021
    Auckland horseman Johnny Williams has been nothing if not patient with Arite Guru, who he variously describes as “grumpy” and “cheeky”.
  • Tue, Jun 08, 2021
    Off the back of a strong season on the track in Australasia, Novara Park stallion Sweynesse’s service fee will rise to $9,000+GST for the forthcoming breeding season.
  • Mon, Jun 07, 2021
    While Plan A didn’t come to fruition for South Australian trainer Michael Hickmott and former Kiwi galloper Lord Bouzeron, the combination bounced back with a victory at Morphettville on Saturday that has Hickmott ready for more.
  • Mon, Jun 07, 2021
    Former top winter stayer Pacorus turned back the clock at Ellerslie on Saturday as he stormed to victory over 2200m for his first win since he took out a similar event at the venue nearly two years ago.
  • Sun, Jun 06, 2021
    Outstanding racemare Supreme Heights was back doing what she does best as she added a further black type title to her career record when taking out the feature event at Whanganui, the Listed AGC Training Stakes (1600m).
  • Fri, Jun 04, 2021
    Bargain has been knocking on the Group door in her last three starts and trainer Mark Newnham is hoping it will open at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
  • Thu, Jun 03, 2021
    Opie Bosson is in danger of catching a chill from the amount of times he is dipping in-between New Zealand’s cold winter and Queensland’s summer-like conditions.
  • Thu, Jun 03, 2021
    Jockey Lynsey Satherley rode a treble at the Cambridge all-weather meeting on Wednesday, taking her record to five wins from 15 rides on the new polytrack surface, which had its first race meeting a fortnight ago.
  • Thu, Jun 03, 2021
    Word that Winton trainer John Phillips was able to float his horses trouble-free across the Ashburton River bridge allowed Timaru trainer Bruce Tapper to breathe a sigh of relief on Thursday afternoon.
  • Wed, Jun 02, 2021
    Westbury Stud stallion Tarzino recorded his first win as a sire at Sandown on Wednesday and fittingly it was his former trainer who saddled the victor.
  • Wed, Jun 02, 2021
    Michael Moroney will have to watch his Queensland contenders over the next week on a screen at home after being caught up in Melbourne’s COVID-19 enforced lockdown.
  • Wed, Jun 02, 2021
    Racing’s COVID-19 enforced break was tough on many New Zealand racing professionals, but jockey Courtney Barnes said it was probably a godsend for her.
  • Wed, Jun 02, 2021
    Mark Brosnan is hoping to add another stakes win to Supreme Heights’s burgeoning record when she contests the Listed AGC Training Stakes WFA 1600 at Wanganui on Saturday.
  • Tue, Jun 01, 2021
    Central Districts trainer Chrissy Bambry is keen to land some early black-type with promising juvenile Bellacontte, who will contest the Listed Castletown Stakes (1200m) at Wanganui on Saturday.
  • Tue, Jun 01, 2021
    21-year-old New Zealander Charlie King has gained a place on the prestigious Godolphin Flying Start, a two-year Thoroughbred Industry Management and Leadership Programme, which commences in Ireland in August.
  • Tue, Jun 01, 2021
    Cups targets for Derby King; Bermadez after hat-trick at Sandown; Guineas an option for Pike colt; Venue change possible for Canterbury meeting;
  • Tue, Jun 01, 2021
    Promising juvenile Tutukaka will be out to break maiden ranks when he contests the Listed The Phoenix (1500m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
2021 May
  • Mon, May 31, 2021
    Emily Farr has finally convinced trainer Kenny Rae into a career change for evergreen stayer Kaharau.
  • Mon, May 31, 2021
    With one horse prone to running off the track and another that tries to eat her, one might question why Susan Rainford bothers with racehorses as she nears 80 years of age.
  • Sun, May 30, 2021
    For someone who steadfastly maintains he likes to keep a low profile with his training activity, you can imagine that Carl Henderson has a good deal of trepidation about describing his work with exciting two-year-old galloper Atullibigeal.
  • Sun, May 30, 2021
    It was a case of pure elation for Dr Chris Phillips at Eagle Farm on Saturday as the respected equine veterinarian watched on as three-year-old Kukeracha, a horse he bred, triumphed in the Gr.1 Queensland Derby (2400m).
  • Sun, May 30, 2021
    The Chris Waller-trained Kukeracha prevailed in a driving finish to the Gr.1 Queensland Derby (2400m) to down stablemate Senor Toba with triple Derby hero Explosive Jack finishing a game third.
  • Sun, May 30, 2021
    A picture-perfect ride aboard promising galloper Dawn Parade at Ellerslie on Saturday continued a purple patch of form for Cambridge-based jockey Michael McNab.
  • Sun, May 30, 2021
    Promising galloper Dawn Parade showed he will be a force to be reckoned with next season when he downed a handy field of three-year-olds over 1400m at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Fri, May 28, 2021
    Leaving the husband at home to look after the kids while you head to Queensland for a few weeks probably sounds enticing to a lot of Kiwi women at the moment.
  • Fri, May 28, 2021
    Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman are poised for further late-season juvenile success as they take a dual-pronged attack on Saturday’s Listed Mainland Auckland Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie with Mustang Valley and Samarkand.
  • Fri, May 28, 2021
    Roger James and Robert Wellwood are set for a quiet Saturday on the home front with no runners in New Zealand, but the Cambridge trainers will have plenty on their plate on the other side of the Tasman.
  • Thu, May 27, 2021
    An enhanced stake and a favourable heavy track has convinced North Canterbury trainer John Blackadder to trek north with impressive last-start winner Tellyawhat for Saturday’s US Navy Flag Autumn Sprint Championship Final (1200m) at Trentham.
  • Thu, May 27, 2021
    A trainer-owner combination in its infancy will look to continue a roaring start when Lady Maroal (NZ) (Power) contests the Listed Mainland Auckland Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Wed, May 26, 2021
    It’s not a misprint in your racebook, former top jumps jockey Clayton Chipperfield is dusting off his saddle and making his raceday riding return at Pukekohe on Thursday.
  • Wed, May 26, 2021
    While there are still a couple of months to go this season, Kelvin Tyler has already comfortably retained his crown as Southland’s top trainer.
  • Tue, May 25, 2021
    Opie Bosson knows the time is right for Melody Belle to stop racing. But it didn’t mean he wasn’t affected by it.
  • Tue, May 25, 2021
    Explosive Jack, the prince of Australian racing, will be looking to etch his name in the record books when he lines-up in the Gr.1 Queensland Derby (2400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
  • Tue, May 25, 2021
    Marilyn Paewai starts to lick her lips when she sees a Heavy11 track come up for her mare Rosewood.
  • Mon, May 24, 2021
    New Zealand-bred gelding Courier Wonder extended his unbeaten record at Sha Tin on Sunday when winning the Gr.3 Sha Tin Vase (1200m).
  • Mon, May 24, 2021
    Minister’s victory in the S$1million Kranji Mile (1600m) on Saturday couldn’t have come at a better time for expat New Zealand trainer Donna Logan.
  • Sun, May 23, 2021
    Curraghmore Stud principal Gordon Cunningham continued his good form with Mike Moroney and Pam Gerard’s Ballymore Stables when Tevere broke her maiden status at just her second start when storming clear to win over 1200m at Te Rapa.
  • Sun, May 23, 2021
    The familiar colours of the Connors family were to the fore in a major jumping race in New Zealand once again on Saturday when consistent fencer Mesmerize produced a comprehensive performance to take out the Signature Homes Waikato Steeplechase (3900m) at Te Rapa.


2021 June
  • Thu, Jun 17, 2021
    Entrenched in the top three behind Joao Moreira and Zac Purton in the Hong Kong jockeys’ championship, Karis Teetan hopes to bookend another productive season with more black type success on Champion’s Way and Charity Fun at Sha Tin on Sunday (20 June).
  • Sat, Jun 12, 2021
    Jockey Luke Ferraris is this week’s special guest as he gives his reaction to being awarded a licence to ride in Hong Kong next season, Zac Purton looks back on his win at Royal Ascot with Little Bridge, plus Andrew Le Jeune and Tom Biddington discuss the battle for the jockey and trainer Championships.