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2020 January
  • Thu, Jan 23, 2020
    Enable, Crystal Ocean and Waldgeist, three middle-distance stars who last year took turns to beat each other, have been jointly named the world's top racehorses in 2019 – but they also share the title of being the lowest-rated world champions since international rankings began.
2019 December


2020 January
  • Thu, Jan 23, 2020
    Lyle Hewitson earned a long-awaited and deserved first Happy Valley win tonight (Wednesday, 22 January) to help trainer David Ferraris continue his solid form this term, particularly with his stable’s old-stagers.
  • Thu, Jan 23, 2020
    Beauty Generation ranked as the world’s best miler in the 2019 World’s Best Racehorse Rankings (WBRR), released by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) on Wednesday, 22 January, while 10 of Hong Kong’s elite races featured in the World’s Top 100 G1 Races for the year just ended.
  • Tue, Jan 21, 2020
    Frankie Lor swept the Four-Year-Old Classic Series in 2019 but one year after Furore set the ball rolling in the Hong Kong Classic Mile, the trainer is this time pinning his hopes prudently rather than nailing them assuredly.
  • Mon, Jan 20, 2020
    Waikuku defeated Beauty Generation in an exhilarating showdown for the G1 Steward’s Cup (1600m) at Sha Tin Racecourse this afternoon (Sunday, 19 January), a result that all but confirmed a changing of the guard at the very top of Hong Kong’s pecking order.
  • Fri, Jan 17, 2020
    Beat The Clock will face select yet stiff competition when he attempts a second consecutive win in Sunday’s (19 January) G1 Centenary Sprint Cup (1200m) but jockey Joao Moreira believes the John Size-trained speedster’s biggest threat could be a rival he knows all too well, stablemate Full Of Beauty.
  • Wed, Jan 15, 2020
    Furore returns to a mile in the G1 Stewards’ Cup (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (19 January) with trainer Frankie Lor hoping a short bout of sickness over the Christmas period will not have dulled the gelding’s big-race capability.
  • Fri, Jan 10, 2020
    Private Secretary sprang straight into Four-Year-Old Classic Series consideration with a smart step-out victory last month and Tony Cruz’s charge will aim to up the ante in the Class 2 Lung Kong Handicap (1600m) at Sha Tin on Saturday, 11 January.
  • Fri, Jan 03, 2020
    The lead up to the Four-Year-Old Classic Series is heating up and on Sunday (5 January) the exciting prospect Beauty Legacy (129lb) will make his highly-anticipated Hong Kong debut against another high-profile contender, the G1 Irish 2,000 Guineas third Decrypt (130lb), in the Class 2 Broadwood Handicap (1400m).
  • Fri, Jan 03, 2020
    Macau trainer Joe Lau has secured the services of Super Jockey Joao Moreira for his Macau Derby winner Sacred Capital in next Wednesday night’s Group 3 January Cup over 1800 metres at Happy Valley
2019 December
  • Sat, Dec 28, 2019
    Big Party shaped like a potential top-liner when ascending the ranks last season and will get his chance to prove his merit in Group class when he takes his place in Sunday’s (29 December) G3 Bauhinia Sprint Trophy Handicap (1000m).


2020 January
  • Sat, Jan 25, 2020
    The soft going has caused a number of horses to be withdrawn from today's card but there still should be some good racing.
  • Mon, Jan 20, 2020
    John Size saddled and Joao Moreira rode the winners of the two G1s at Sha Tin Sunday.
  • Sat, Jan 18, 2020
    There's a couple of good races on the Ascot card for Saturday but the heavy track may ben the cause of small entries.
  • Sun, Jan 12, 2020
    Coming from the same stable and under a top ride from Bryony Frost Frodon bounced back to top form at Kempton.
  • Thu, Jan 09, 2020
    The second meeting of the Carnival takes place this Thursday.
  • Mon, Jan 06, 2020
    Bob Baffert saddled three runners in the Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa Anita and they filed the first three placings.
  • Mon, Jan 06, 2020
    After four seconds and a fourth this season Chefano finally got his victory in Race 9 at Sha Tin on Sunday.
  • Sun, Jan 05, 2020
    We have been trying so hard to get Chefano over the line so we hope that he will get there in Race 9 over 1800m at Sha Tin on Sunday.
  • Fri, Jan 03, 2020
    The DWC Carnival leading up to Dubai World Cup night got underway at Meydan on Thursday.
  • Wed, Jan 01, 2020
    Racing for this first day of 2020 will be at Sha Tin where the G3 Chinese Club Challenge Cup will be the feature.
2019 December
  • Mon, Dec 30, 2019
    After Lys Gracieux took out the Arima Kinen, Contrail gave the trainer his second G1 winner of the week!
  • Mon, Dec 30, 2019
    At Sha Tin on Sunday the big Exceed and Excel grey/roan gelding Big Party ran away with the Bauhinia Sprint.
  • Mon, Dec 30, 2019
    The Neville Hotel Chase was reduced to three runners because of "drying ground".
  • Sat, Dec 28, 2019
    It's been an excellent year for Japanese racing and the G1 Hopeful at Nakayama will close it out in style.
  • Fri, Dec 27, 2019
    Boxing day saw Notebook take out the Racing Post Novice Chase with Rachael Blackmore riding for Henry de Bromhead with Fakir d'Oudairies second and Laurine was pulled up.
  • Fri, Dec 27, 2019
    Chepstow Friday sees the running of the Welsh Grand National, the first of the Grand Nationals for the season. 17 to run.


2020 January
  • Sat, Jan 25, 2020
    On a dream night for the Te Akau operation, star filly Probabeel has entered Karaka Million folklore with an exceptional victory in the Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m).
  • Sat, Jan 25, 2020
    Outstanding southern mare Kiwi Ida showed northern racegoers a glimpse of her undoubted class when she dashed home to take out the Gr.2 Westbury Classic (1400m) in her first look at the Ellerslie track.
  • Sat, Jan 25, 2020
    Lightweight runner Windsor made it three wins from three starts in his latest campaign when he led all the way to take out the Listed Speights Timaru Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton.
  • Thu, Jan 23, 2020
    Matamata trainers Ken and Bev Kelso will look to raise the bar for exciting filly Levante after taking her to Te Aroha for Friday’s ParkMate.co.nz 1400.
  • Wed, Jan 22, 2020
    Pukekohe trainer Nigel Tiley believes undefeated filly Play That Song is hitting all the right notes heading into Saturday’s $1 million Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie.
  • Wed, Jan 22, 2020
    Talented three-year-old Harlech will likely have his last start in New Zealand this season when he lines-up in the Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m) at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Tue, Jan 21, 2020
    Victorian trainer David Hayes will be in New Zealand later this week as he puts the finishing touches on three-year-old colt Conqueror ahead of Saturday’s $1 million Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m).
  • Tue, Jan 21, 2020
    Former top jockey Grant Cooksley is hoping to help maintain the recent strike rate of his apprentice, Masa Hashizume, at Avondale on Wednesday and also kick a $500,000 yearling purchase off on a winning note.
  • Mon, Jan 20, 2020
    An approach made to former successful trainer Don Sellwood several years ago has led to a Taranaki couple, Rodger and Christine Hassall, having a strong involvement in Karaka Million night at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jan 20, 2020
    Consistent Group One galloper Wyndspelle is likely to be aimed towards an elite level target on his home track after another strong performance when narrowly beaten into second in Saturday’s Gr.1 Thorndon Mile (1600m) behind all-the-way winner The Mitigator.
  • Sun, Jan 19, 2020
    National Jockey’s Premiership leader Kozzi Asano continued a white-hot run of form when he guided Lightning Jack to an upset victory in Saturday’s Listed Liquorland Gore Guineas (1335m).
  • Sun, Jan 19, 2020
    A copybook ride by Opie Bosson paved the way for promising filly Showbeel to add a valuable black type success to her career record when she took out the first feature race at Trentham on Saturday, the Gr.3 New Zealand Bloodstock Desert Gold Stakes (1600m).
  • Sun, Jan 19, 2020
    Trainer Michael Pitman was bursting with pride after his class sprinter Enzo’s Lad went within a short neck of tearing off his third consecutive victory in the time-honoured Gr.1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jan 19, 2020
    Underrated stayer Soleseifei completed a fairytale result for the Lupton family when she carried the colours worn by the legendary Kiwi to victory in the Gr.3 NZ Campus Of Innovation & Sport New Zealand Cup (3200m) at Trentham.
  • Sun, Jan 19, 2020
    The Gr.1 Harcourts Thorndon Mile (1600m) at Trentham has always been one of the McKay family’s favourite races, but on Saturday it became much more special.
  • Sun, Jan 19, 2020
    Feisty mare Avantage showed all her fighting qualities when she overcame a wide barrier and a plucky southern rival to take out the Gr.1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham.
  • Fri, Jan 17, 2020
    Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman will be looking to plunder some Wellington spoils on Saturday where they will contest three feature races at Trentham.
  • Fri, Jan 17, 2020
    Te Akau Racing’s quest to win the Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) for the fourth year in succession was bolstered considerably when Cool Aza Beel ensured his place in the field with a dominant victory at Tauranga on Friday.
  • Fri, Jan 17, 2020
    Loire primed for Trentham resumption;Thorndon Mile assignment for Rock On Wood; Jennings Confirmed for Luvaluva
  • Thu, Jan 16, 2020
    Yet another wide draw for Avantage for Saturday's Gr.1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham hasn't received the warmest reception from Matamata trainer Jamie Richards but as ever he's taking positives from his misfortune.
  • Thu, Jan 16, 2020
    There's nothing like recalling Dee And Gee's Gr.3 New Zealand Cup (3200m) heroics to lighten the mood for Mid Canterbury trainers Peter Corbett and Terrill Charles.
  • Wed, Jan 15, 2020
    Bargain filly Jennifer Eccles will be out to maintain her lead in the lucrative New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series when she contests Saturday’s Gr.3 New Zealand Bloodstock Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) at Trentham.
  • Wed, Jan 15, 2020
    Promising three-year-old galloper Reggiewood put himself into Classic calculations after his win in the MacMillan Accountants 1950 at Rotorua on Wednesday.
  • Wed, Jan 15, 2020
    Jason Waddell is confident his red-hot run of form can continue at Trentham on Saturday, particularly when he climbs aboard his two favourites, Julius and Wyndspelle, in the Group One features on the card.
  • Tue, Jan 14, 2020
    Exciting kiwi gallopers Te Akau Shark and Catalyst had their first hit-out of the year at the Matamata trials on Tuesday and they pleased their connections with their efforts in their 1000m heat.
  • Tue, Jan 14, 2020
    Libby and Sam Bleakley’s Highden Park has built up an impressive roll of honour in a relatively short space of time, and they are hoping to add to it with their draft of yearlings at Karaka 2020.
  • Mon, Jan 13, 2020
    Cambridge horseman Ben Foote savoured a special day on Saturday with his star filly Travelling Light helping him get the Group One monkey off his back when successful in the Levin Classic (1600m).
  • Sun, Jan 12, 2020
    As he puts the finishing touches on star juvenile Not An Option’s bid for the $1m Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie later this month
  • Sun, Jan 12, 2020
    Upstanding juvenile filly Vernazza showed she had taken plenty of benefit from her debut run for third at Matamata last month when she fought doggedly to claim the winning prize in the NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race (1200m) at Ellerslie on Sunday.
  • Sat, Jan 11, 2020
    On a day where she tasted Group One success with Gaultier in the Levin Classic (1600m) in 2017, Matamata trainer Danica Guy was at it again when she produced Germanicus to take out Gr.3 Bluestar Anniversary Handicap (1600m).
  • Sat, Jan 11, 2020
    Free-going southern galloper Camino Rocoso led his rivals a merry chase when he dominated proceedings from the front to take out the first of the Trentham features on Saturday, the Gr.3 Barneswood Farm Trentham Stakes (2100m).
  • Sat, Jan 11, 2020
    Nuggety northern two-year-old Opalescence gave punters another display of her never-say-die attitude when she fought back strongly to down her age-group rivals over 1200m at Trentham on Saturday.
  • Fri, Jan 10, 2020
    Cambridge trainer Andrew Campbell will line-up three Karaka Million aspirants at Ellerslie on Sunday ahead of their rich targets at the Auckland track on January 25.
  • Fri, Jan 10, 2020
    A surprising sporting bond forged in the Maldives will get another outing in Melbourne this month when Serena Williams and Dustin Martin renew their friendship.
  • Fri, Jan 10, 2020
    Riodini may have been beaten for the first time in his career in the Gr.2 Auckland Guineas (1600m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s day, but he lost no admiration from trainer Nigel Tiley.
  • Thu, Jan 09, 2020
    Guillada will be looking to secure her first stakes victory at Trentham on Saturday when she contests the Gr.3 Bluestar Anniversary Handicap (1600m).
  • Thu, Jan 09, 2020
    Graeme Rogerson is excited to find out whether raw ability can snare Group One honours for exciting three-year-old Mascarpone in Saturday's Woodridge Homes Levin Classic (1600m) at Trentham.
  • Wed, Jan 08, 2020
    Matamata trainer Pam Gerard had been hoping for a turn of luck with barrier draws ahead of Trentham’s feature meeting on Saturday, and her prayers were answered.
  • Tue, Jan 07, 2020
    Promising galloper Germanicus will have his first tilt at stakes level on Saturday when he contests the Gr.3 Tui – Backing A Winner Since 1889 Anniversary (1600m) at Trentham.
  • Tue, Jan 07, 2020
    Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston is looking forward to tackling the Wild Buck NZ Ale/Ikamatua Hotel Reefton Cup (1400m) on Wednesday with Group Three winner Ticket To Ride.
  • Tue, Jan 07, 2020
    Top three-year-old Catalyst will make his first public appearance since Group One success at Riccarton when he competes at the Matamata trials next week.
  • Tue, Jan 07, 2020
    Stablemates The Chosen One, Long Jack and Quick Thinker are back in work after Australian spring campaigns with the latter pair walking a fine line to get to Ellerslie late next month for another Group One target.
  • Mon, Jan 06, 2020
    Three days on from He’s A Gold Digger’s success at Tauherenikau in a maiden 1000m event owner, trainer and jockey Malcolm Hill is still trying to get his head around the achievement.
  • Mon, Jan 06, 2020
    Trainer Jamie Richards was happy to put a tick in the mission accomplished column of star three-year-old Probabeel’s campaign plan after she accounted for her age group rivals with deceptive ease at Awapuni on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jan 06, 2020
    Talented stayer Justamaiz will now head straight to the Gr.3 NZ Campus of Innovation & Sport Wellington Cup (3200m) for his next start after he was denied a run in the Gr.3 City Of Auckland Cup (2400m) through a bizarre chain of events.
  • Sun, Jan 05, 2020
    Tuhikaramea visitor Beauden made light work of his 59kg topweight as he took out the Listed Japac Homes FastTrack $5k Marton Cup (2200m) on his favourite Awapuni track.
  • Sun, Jan 05, 2020
    Superstar three-year-old Probabeel proved a class above her age-group rivals when she made a winning start to her summer campaign over 1400m at Awapuni on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jan 05, 2020
    New Plymouth galloper Malo Bik took full advantage of the featherweight of 50kgs on his back when he stepped up to open handicap company with an impressive victory over 1400m at Awapuni.
  • Fri, Jan 03, 2020
    Group One performer Beauden will return to his favourite track in search of his first black-type win in Saturday’s Listed Japac Homes FastTrack $5k Marton Cup (2200m) at Awapuni.
  • Fri, Jan 03, 2020
    The Tony Pike-trained Not Ideal indicated he has a promising future ahead of him after he maintained his winning ways at Tauranga.
  • Fri, Jan 03, 2020
    Classy customer On the Rocks is on the road to defending his Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) title after a comprehensive fresh-up performance in the New World Summer Cup (1400m) at Tauranga.
  • Fri, Jan 03, 2020
    Progressive mare Pinched made a winning return to the track on Friday but not before causing her trainer Ross McCarroll plenty of concern down the long Te Aroha straight.
  • Wed, Jan 01, 2020
    The fairy-tale comeback of Cambridge galloper Julius was completed at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day when the gentle giant took out the Gr.1 Sistema Railway (1200m).
  • Wed, Jan 01, 2020
    Two Illicit’s perceived lack of commercial appeal put a stop to her being offered through the sales ring as a yearling, but her victory in the Gr.2 Valachi Downs Royal Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie on Wednesday has certainly changed that fate for her future progeny.
  • Wed, Jan 01, 2020
    Visiting rider Mick Dee wasn’t going to let fellow ex-pat kiwi James McDonald take all the glory at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day when he struck gold on race favourite Prise De Fer in the Gr.2 Rich Hill Mile (1600m).
  • Wed, Jan 01, 2020
    The outstanding ability and magical touch of champion rider James McDonald was to the fore once again during the Ellerslie Christmas Carnival as he guided home topweight Paisley Park to take out the twenty-first running of the Dunstan Feeds Stayers Championship Final (2400m).
  • Wed, Jan 01, 2020
    Talented three-year-old Dragon Leap stamped his Derby credentials with his winning effort in the Gr.2 Jamieson Park Auckland Guineas (1600m) at Ellerslie on Wednesday.
2019 December
  • Tue, Dec 31, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Frank Ritchie will be looking for more success at Ellerslie’s Christmas-New Year Carnival on Wednesday after Fiscal Fantasy’s Group One runner-up performance in the Zabeel Classic (2000m) on Boxing Day.
  • Tue, Dec 31, 2019
    Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards has experienced a whirlwind 2019 led by the efforts of Melody Belle and Te Akau Shark, and he ended the year on a high note at Taupo on Monday, bagging a quartet of wins.
  • Mon, Dec 30, 2019
    Unbeaten two-year-olds Preakness and Trident will try to continue a golden week for trainer Andrew Campbell when they line up in the Gr.2 Barneswood Farm Eclipse Stakes (1200m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day.
  • Mon, Dec 30, 2019
    Bulls trainer Bryce Newman wanted a tough run for his stayer Gorbachev ahead of next month’s Gr.3 NZ Campus Of Innovation & Sport Wellington Cup (3200m) .
  • Mon, Dec 30, 2019
    Fresh from a treble on Boxing Day, champion Sydney-based jockey James McDonald is eager to return to Ellerslie on New Year’s Day with further black type success in his sights.
  • Mon, Dec 30, 2019
    An eye-catching performance for third on the first day of the two-day New Plymouth carnival on Friday paved the way for Waipukurau galloper Pep Torque to bounce back to winning form when taking out the Kamada Park City Of New Plymouth Cup (1800m) on Sunday.
  • Mon, Dec 30, 2019
    Pukekohe trainer Nigel Tiley heads into Ellerslie’s New Year’s Day race meeting with a trio of runners that he believes are all capable of success in their chosen events.
  • Mon, Dec 30, 2019
    On the face of it drawing barrier fourteen in a premier Group One sprint race would tend to put a dent in the confidence of most trainers regarding their chances to nail the thick end of the prize.
  • Sun, Dec 29, 2019
    There were emotional scenes in the Timaru birdcage following the running of the Listed Craigmore Sustainable Holdings Ltd Timaru Cup (1600m) on Saturday as the connections of Who Dares Wins waited for their pride and joy to return to the winner’s enclosure.
  • Fri, Dec 27, 2019
    An impressive front-running performance to win on debut by the well-related Massiff Princess at New Plymouth on Friday brought up a significant milestone for trainer Fraser Auret and jockey Johnathan Parkes.


2020 January
  • Thu, Jan 23, 2020
    Thursday evening’s Dubai World Cup Carnival card at Meydan Racecourse, worth $1,045,000 over six fixtures, is topped by the Group 2 Al Fahidi Fort over 1400m on turf.
  • Tue, Jan 21, 2020
    Macau trainer Joe Lau will be hoping it’s a case of third time lucky when heads back to Hong Kong with his Derby winning galloper Sacred Capital for next Mondays Group 3 Centenary Vase over 1800 metres at Sha Tin.
  • Mon, Jan 20, 2020
    Brazilian horseman Dayversom Barros enjoyed his best day yet at the Taipa racetrack with a winning treble on Saturdays mixed turf and sand program.
  • Sun, Jan 19, 2020
    A six-race Saturday of 'Racing at Meydan' featured four races contested by horses with Dubai World Cup Carnival ambitions and was a meeting filled with dominant performances by those looking to imminently land a place in the international showcase.
  • Sat, Jan 18, 2020
    Racing at Meydan on Saturday, a six-race card sponsored by Al Tayer Motors, features four handicaps all to be contested by horses on the cusp of qualification for the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival. To compete at the international showcase, a handicap mark of 90 is required. First post time is 5:30 p.m.
  • Fri, Jan 17, 2020
    Thursday’s third meeting of the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse, was sponsored by Azizi Developments.
  • Fri, Jan 17, 2020
    In a dramatic finish of the Azizi Mina Handicap, leading trainer Doug Watson won his 600th race in the UAE when Cool Silk Partnership’s Midnight Sands won in the final yards by a short head over Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) alumnus Ambassadorial.
  • Wed, Jan 15, 2020
    The Group 2 $250,000 Cape Verdi features some intriguing faces, but none arguably as much as Charlie Appleby-trained Magic Lily, whose blood is as blue as the Godolphin silks rider James Doyle will adorn.