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2019 September
  • 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.
  • Fri, Aug 23, 2019
    The Hong Kong Jockey Club purchased four colts at the recent 2019 Arqana August Yearling Sale in Deauville, France, for a total cost of €745,000 (approximately HK$6.5 million).
2019 July
  • Mon, Jul 15, 2019
    John Size collected his 11th champion trainer title and Zac Purton his third champion jockey trophy at the end of an action-packed 11-race card today (Sunday, 14 July) at Sha Tin, which capped a captivating 2018/19 Hong Kong racing season
  • Mon, Jul 15, 2019
    John Size had a two-win lead over John Moore going into Hong Kong’s 2018/19 season finale at Sha Tin this afternoon (Sunday, 14 July). When the last horse crossed the line 11 races later, that advantage had extended to three and an 11th premiership was his.
  • Fri, Jul 12, 2019
    John Size goes into the final meeting of the Hong Kong season with a two-win advantage over rival John Moore in what has developed into a thrilling battle for the trainers’ championship.
  • Thu, Jul 04, 2019
    Aldo Domeyer has made a rapid advance since arriving in Hong Kong at the start of May and he annexed his first Hong Kong treble when the promising Not Usual Talent took the finale at Happy Valley tonight, Wednesday, 3 July.
  • Tue, Jul 02, 2019
    Zac Purton has conceded that Joao Moreira’s record of 170 wins in a season is likely beyond his reach but the champion jockey is certainly not easing down through the final four fixtures as he continues to stack up a mighty personal best.
2019 June
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019
    Grant van Niekerk has enjoyed a fine debut season in Hong Kong and he’s looking to cap it with a breakthrough feature race success aboard Flying Thunder in Sunday’s (23 June) G3 Premier Cup Handicap (1400m).


2019 September
  • 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.
  • Sun, Aug 25, 2019
    A barnstorming finish for third in the Gr.3 Toy Show Quality (1100m) at Randwick on Saturday has forced the connections of talented New Zealand mare Xpression into a rethink about her future plans.
  • Sat, Aug 24, 2019
    Progressive mare Back In A Flash provided owner Grant Kingsford with the perfect birthday present when she underlined her wet track credentials in emphatic fashion at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Sat, Aug 24, 2019
    The Samantha Logan-trained Lacustre laid down the gauntlet to his steeplechasing rivals heading to the prestigious Great Northern Steeplechase (6400m) in a fortnight with a comprehensive victory in Saturday’s major dress rehearsal, the CLC Pakuranga Hunt Cup (4900m) at Ellerslie.
  • Fri, Aug 23, 2019
    The connections of Group One performer Hiflyer have taken a patient approach with the gelding’s return after he suffered an injury following his last start unplaced run in the Gr.2 Japan NZ International Trophy (1600m) at Tauranga.
  • Thu, Aug 22, 2019
    A consensus between a trainer and his first-choice jockey will see talented jumper Laekeeper contest Saturday's Corson Maize Pakuranga Hunt Hurdle (3350m) at Ellerslie with a new rider.
  • Thu, Aug 22, 2019
    Team Rogerson look to have a strong hand in next week’s Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings with a potential trio of runners in the first Group One race of the season
  • Wed, Aug 21, 2019
    Promising galloper Dawn Patrol made a pleasing start to the new season for trainer Frank Ritchie, deadheating his 880m trial with Magnum at Te Rapa on Tuesday.
  • Sun, Aug 18, 2019
    The Roger James and Robert Wellwood stable will step out stable stars Rondinella and Concert Hall at the Taupo trials on Wednesday with James keen to get a line on their fitness levels as they get set to commence their spring campaigns.
  • Sun, Aug 18, 2019
    Creditable performances from his star performers Te Akau Shark and Melody Belle in the Gr.2 US Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate (1200m) at Te Rapa on Saturday has left trainer Jamie Richards satisfied with the start to a big spring campaign for both horses.
  • Fri, Aug 16, 2019
    The big guns return at Te Rapa for the Foxbridge Plate and Racing and Sports has a free Computer Card for the meeting to help you find a winner.
  • Fri, Aug 16, 2019
    Most trainers dream of having a runner in the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) and that dream could become a reality for Waverley trainer Bill Thurlow this season with Group One stayer Glory Days.
  • Fri, Aug 16, 2019
    Deserved break for National hero; Something about Tavistock 4YO; Ride Like A Girl exclusive; Another Group Winner for Charm Spirit
  • Thu, Aug 15, 2019
    An impressive winning double in Australia this week bodes well for a big spring carnival for the white, blue and green racing colours of Waikato Stud.
  • Tue, Aug 13, 2019
    Dual Group One winner Danzdanzdance had her first hit-out of the season at the Avondale trials on Tuesday ahead of what could be a lucrative spring.
  • Tue, Aug 13, 2019
    Proven international jockey Grant Cooksley tasted success of a different kind at Ruakaka on Sunday when saddling up his first two winners as a trainer.
  • Tue, Aug 13, 2019
    Progressive galloper Helena Baby faces his toughest assignment to date when he tackles a star-studded field in the Gr.2 U S Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate (1200m) at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Sun, Aug 11, 2019
    Class mare Consensus will have her first run of the new season in Saturday’s Gr.2 US Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate (1200m) as she kicks off a campaign that could see her contest the Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley in October.
  • Sun, Aug 11, 2019
    Trainer Shaune Ritchie’s decision to base a number of the members of his Cambridge stable at Ruakaka over the past few weeks paid immediate dividends on Sunday when promising filly Tumbleweed led all the way over 1200m to break her maiden status.
  • Sat, Aug 10, 2019
    Promising stayer Blue Breeze took the first step on the path to a potential Melbourne Cup bid with a dominant first -up victory over 1400m at Pukekohe on Saturday.
  • Fri, Aug 09, 2019
    Waipukurau farmer Simon Wilson started the racing season off in perfect style at Riccarton last Saturday, recording his first stakes victory as a trainer when Dez took out the Gr.3 Winter Cup (1600m).
  • Fri, Aug 09, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is taking advantage of the training conditions on offer in the winterless north and hopes to capitalise when he lines up a trio of runners at Ruakaka on Sunday.
  • Thu, Aug 08, 2019
    Mathew Gillies has gained a doctor's clearance to ride Gagarin in Saturday's Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge 145th Grand National Steeplechase (5600m) at Riccarton.
  • Wed, Aug 07, 2019
    Te Akau principal David Ellis may have sold Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) prospect Torcedor last year, but he thinks he has found a worthy replacement in Caliburn.
  • Wed, Aug 07, 2019
    Te Teko has come to be a great starting point for many of Te Akau’s top two-year-olds and trainer Jamie Richards is hoping this year is no different.
  • Tue, Aug 06, 2019
    Catching up with old acquaintances on a Queensland holiday last month has led to Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Tony Allan deciding to continue his riding career in the Sunshine state of Australia.
  • Tue, Aug 06, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Mark Brooks is hoping that his jumpers El Disparo and El Fernando will be met by a better track at Riccarton on Wednesday for the second day of the Grand National Festival of Racing.
  • Tue, Aug 06, 2019
    Group One-winning owner Scott Richardson passed away on Monday after a lengthy battle with illness.
  • Sun, Aug 04, 2019
    A trial at Cranbourne on Monday will give Ballarat trainer Patrick Payne a better guide on the progress of dour Kiwi stayer Bizzwinkle, a newcomer to his stable.
  • Sun, Aug 04, 2019
    Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston is happy to have exceeded the goal he set himself for the 2018/19 racing season, whilst maintaining a consistent win count
  • Sun, Aug 04, 2019
    Central Districts raider Dez took out Saturday’s Gr.3 Winning Edge Presentations 122nd Winter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton courtesy of a peach of a ride from master jockey Chris Johnson.
  • Sun, Aug 04, 2019
    Waverley trainer Harvey Wilson could be in for a memorable week if results from the first day of the Grand National Carnival at Riccarton on Saturday are anything to go by.
  • Thu, Aug 01, 2019
    A testing Riccarton track is trainer Neill Ridley's biggest concern ahead of an early season assignment for promising Makfi filly Far Site.
  • Thu, Aug 01, 2019
    Trainer Alwin Tan may be going through a bad patch but if there was to be a silver lining, at least one horse is giving him something to look forward to – Revolution.
2019 July
  • Wed, Jul 31, 2019
    Hastings trainers Paul Nelson and Corrina McDougal will take a trio of runners to Riccarton on Saturday, but they are slightly concerned with the heavy track conditions heading into the weekend.
  • Tue, Jul 30, 2019
    The thoroughbred industry has inherited the talents of Sir Mark Todd for the second time this century, with the legendary horseman returning to the training ranks in a full-time capacity after officially retiring from eventing on Monday.
  • Tue, Jul 30, 2019
    Sam Spratt is not one for setting goals, but she is making an exception in the new season and also has a realistic opportunity to achieve a very notable milestone within another few seasons.
  • Tue, Jul 30, 2019
    Group One-winning stayer Glory Days made a pleasing return to the track at the Foxton trials on Tuesday in preparation for a Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) campaign this spring.
  • Mon, Jul 29, 2019
    It was a busy day for Jamie Richards and his Matamata-based team at Te Rapa on Monday, with the TeAkau Racing trainer lining up 48 triallists at the Hamilton track.
  • Sun, Jul 28, 2019
    Class stayer (Sir) Charles Road flew to Sydney over the weekend as he prepares to kick off a spring campaign that will hopefully culminate in a tilt at the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) in November.
  • Sun, Jul 28, 2019
    Cambridge Stud suffered a devastating blow on Saturday morning when freshman sire Roaring Lion was struck down with a bout of colic.
  • Sun, Jul 28, 2019
    A stunning victory in Saturday’s Macau Derby (1800m) by kiwi-bred galloper Sacred Capital continued a run of success in the race for well-known Raffles Farm owner Dato Yap Kin San.
  • Sun, Jul 28, 2019
    Trainer Nick Bishara capped off a wonderful 2018/19 racing season with a winning double at Rotorua on Saturday including taking out the day’s feature event, the RSA Taumarunui Gold Cup (2200m) with Verry Flash.
  • Fri, Jul 26, 2019
    Hastings trainer John Bary will take a trio of runners north to Taumarunui Racing Club’s meeting at Arawa Park on Saturday and he expects a bold showing from each of his runners.
  • Wed, Jul 24, 2019
    Wanganui conditioner Raymond Connors will take a five-strong team to Awapuni on Thursday and the future paths for a number of his runners will be dictated by their performance at the Palmerston North track.
  • Tue, Jul 23, 2019
    Just days after relocating to Cambridge from her former Opaki base, Kylie Little will aim to kick off her northern training career on a high at Rotorua on Saturday.
  • Tue, Jul 23, 2019
    Weight relief may have been the deciding factor in a short-margin result in the Oamaru Cup (1600m) at Ashburton on Tuesday.
  • Mon, Jul 22, 2019
    Riccarton trainer Barbara Blackie reached a massive milestone on the weekend, celebrating a century of birthdays with family and friends.
  • Mon, Jul 22, 2019
    Comebacks proved rewarding last Saturday for a couple of female apprentice jockeys, Erin Leighton and Mereana Hudson.
  • Mon, Jul 22, 2019
    The Kiwis got the cash in Sunday’s Brendan Drechsler Hurdle (3500m) at Racing.com Park as trainer Andrew Campbell’s Gobstopper led all the way to take out the A$100,000 feature.
  • Mon, Jul 22, 2019
    Despite constant speculation over the past few months, Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is adamant he is no closer to confirming whether he will establish a satellite stable in Australia next season or not.
  • Fri, Jul 19, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Mark Forbes is looking forward to taking a small team down to New Plymouth Raceway on Saturday where he believes the heavy track conditions will suit his runners.
  • Fri, Jul 19, 2019
    Riccarton trainer Michael Pitman will have a six-strong team contest Sunday’s Oamaru race meeting and is expecting track conditions to soften from the Good3 rating on Friday with some rain forecast.
  • Thu, Jul 18, 2019
    New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock will have a strong hand at his local meeting on Saturday, led by a trio of fillies in the Seaton Park 3YO (1400m).
  • Thu, Jul 18, 2019
    The Matamata training partnership of Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard secured an early double with a pair of debutants at Hastings on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jul 15, 2019
    Offshore interest in promising galloper Mac Attacka was piqued yet again on Saturday after the impressive three-year-old produced a powerful closing burst to take out the last race on the card at Ruakaka.
  • Mon, Jul 15, 2019
    Reigning New Zealand Horse of the Year, Melody Belle, resumed at the Te Rapa trials on Monday with a close-up third over 900m behind stablemate Ritzy Sparkle for trainer Jamie Richards.
  • Sat, Jul 13, 2019
    Local two-year-old Annie’s Song indicated she could be a filly with a big future after she made a winning debut over 1000m at Ruakaka on Saturday.
  • Fri, Jul 12, 2019
    A policy of sourcing thoroughbred talent from this side of the Tasman has produced rich rewards this season for Australian owner John Fiteni.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    New Zealand Bloodstock are set to add another service to their burgeoning bloodstock business with the construction of a hotel, The DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka, on their Karaka property.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    Wise Men Say won last year’s Grant Plumbing Wellington Steeplechase (5500m) at Trentham and he will return to the Wellington track on Saturday in a bid to defend his title.
  • Wed, Jul 10, 2019
    Tony Pike is pleased with progressive galloper Sacred Day heading into Thursday’s $165,000 Grafton Cup but he has a fair handle on his main opposition.
  • Tue, Jul 09, 2019
    Byerley Park trainers Peter and Dawn Williams had a memorable season with several quality fillies and they are hoping they can continue that form into the new season.
  • Mon, Jul 08, 2019
    Red-hot jockey Zac Purton had to settle for second in Sunday afternoon’s feature at Sha Tin as Classic Unicorn, a son of Little Avondale stallion Per Incanto, made it two from two in the Class 3 Members Cup Handicap (1000m).
  • Sun, Jul 07, 2019
    A decision to place greater emphasis on the training side of the business appears to be paying dividends for former top jumps rider Clayton Chipperfield who produced a winning double on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jul 07, 2019
    Former top hurdler Just Got Home made a welcome and well received return to the winner’s circle at Te Aroha on Sunday when he prevailed in a thrilling finish to the Frank & Annie Matijasevich Memorial Open Steeplechase (3500m).
  • Sat, Jul 06, 2019
    With a strong performance at Awapuni on Saturday, emerging wet-track performer Herengawe produced a bold audition for next month’s Gr.3 Winning Edge Presentations 122nd Winter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton.
  • Sat, Jul 06, 2019
    Te Rapa specialist Sultan Of Swing struck again at the Hamilton track on Saturday, providing a poignant result in the U S Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate 17 Aug (1600m).
  • Fri, Jul 05, 2019
    A tilt at next month's Hospitality New Zealand Canterbury Grand National Hurdles (4200m) at Riccarton is beckoning El Corby if he can regain is best form at Te Aroha on Sunday.
  • Thu, Jul 04, 2019
    Te Awamutu horseman Stephen Ralph has experienced one of his biggest seasons-to-date and he can now call himself a Group One-winning trainer after the deeds of Santa Monica in the Railway (1200m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day.
  • Wed, Jul 03, 2019
    Talented four-year-old Comeback remains on track for a trio of black-type assignments this winter.
  • Tue, Jul 02, 2019
    The Danny Shum-trained Green Energy, a New Zealand-bred son of Rip Van Winkle, returned from an eight-month injury absence to win Monday’s public holiday feature at Sha Tin, the Class 2 Hong Kong Reunification Cup Handicap (1200m).
  • Tue, Jul 02, 2019
    Despite fighting the after-effects of a 30-hour travel schedule during his return to New Zealand from the United Kingdom, leading South Island trainer Michael Pitman is still buzzing about his experiences over the past two months.
  • Tue, Jul 02, 2019
    With stakes wins on both sides of the Tasman, imported European mare Igraine has earned herself a special place in Brent and Cherry Taylor’s broodmare band and hearts.
  • Mon, Jul 01, 2019
    A copybook effort aboard local runner Poker Face paved the way for talented rider Alysha Collett to make her long-awaited reappearance in the winner’s enclosure following an injury-enforced break from the jockey ranks.
  • Mon, Jul 01, 2019
    With just one win required to match his best tally for a season and just five wins behind National Jockey’s Premiership leader Lisa Allpress, you could be forgiven for thinking Johnathan Parkes was plotting a huge month in July.
2019 June
  • Sun, Jun 30, 2019
    A patient ride from Aaron Kuru paved the way for local runner No Change to take out the feature hurdle race at Hastings on Saturday, the Te Whangai Romneys Hawke’s Bay Hurdle (3100m).
  • Sun, Jun 30, 2019
    A thrilling front-running exhibition has seen local galloper Perry Mason cap a brilliant day for local trainers Paul Nelson and Corrina McDougal when taking out the AHD Hawke’s Bay Steeplechase (4800m) at Hastings on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jun 30, 2019
    Local trainers Kenny Rae and his daughter Krystal Williams-Tuhoro made the best possible start to their day when they produced a winning double to open proceedings at Ruakaka on Saturday.
  • Fri, Jun 28, 2019
    Trackside presenter and jockey agent Darryl Anderson will head to Hong Kong in the new season where he will take up the role as Senior Racing Advisor with The Racing Club, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
  • Fri, Jun 28, 2019
    Shelley Hale is hoping her trip north to Ruakaka on Saturday is less eventful than a fortnight ago.
  • Thu, Jun 27, 2019
    Group One winner Sacred Elixir returned to New Zealand from his former Hong Kong base on Wednesday morning and a scan has revealed positive signs that the injured son of Pour Moi will make a raceday return in his homeland.
  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019
    Cambridge jumps jockey Mathew Gillies has been enjoying a great run of form in recent weeks.
  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019
    Central Districts jockey Robert Hannam hasn’t let a delay to his New Zealand racing season hinder him from setting a record tally of stakes wins this term.
  • Tue, Jun 25, 2019
    The Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) has been a long held ambition for connections of dual Group winner Te Akau Shark, but the Jamie Richards-trained runner is being set for another Group One target before he heads to Melbourne.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    Rangiora trainer Nick Wigley was holding his breath just moments before the start of Saturday’s two-year-old contest at Riccarton as smart filly Intimidate put on a petulant display behind the starting gates.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    New Zealand has been well-represented in the four-carriage Royal Procession on the final day of Royal Ascot with Rosehill-based trainer Chris Waller enjoying a memorable 24 hours.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    New Zealand has been well-represented in the four-carriage Royal Procession on the final day of Royal Ascot with Rosehill-based trainer Chris Waller enjoying a memorable 24 hours.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    Leading rider Zac Purton enjoyed a rocket run on young sprinting sensation Voyage Warrior in the Class 3 Ma On Shan Handicap (1000m) at Sha Tin in Hong Kong on Sunday to take home a treble.
  • Sun, Jun 23, 2019
    Under-rated mare Lil Miss Swiss produced a devastating late burst to snatch victory in Saturday’s feature flat race at Riccarton, the Greenwood Amberley Cup (1600m).


2019 September
  • 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.
  • Sun, Aug 25, 2019
    A maiden win at his last start seems to have whetted the appetite of the vastly-improved Dazzle Gold for more on Friday night.
  • Sat, Aug 24, 2019
    Former leading three-year-old Top Knight is being thrown in at the deep end at his racing comeback as a four-year-old this Sunday, but trainer Michael Clements still expects the brilliant Singapore Guineas winner to put his best foot forward first-up.
  • Wed, Aug 21, 2019
    It is not unusual to see around half-a-dozen jockeys teaming up with a horse in the course of its racing career, but for Countofmontecristo, the record reads 11 in 22 starts thus far - and as many as nine different riders at his last 14 outings.
  • Mon, Aug 19, 2019
    French jockey Louis-Philippe Beuzelin franked the good impression he left at his Kranji debut on Friday by getting on the board two days later thanks to Universal Empire in the $75,000 Twickenham 2016 & 2017 Stakes, a Restricted Maiden race over 1000m.
  • Mon, Aug 19, 2019
    Progressive galloper Lim’s Craft produced a sizzling run to record a stylish win in Sunday’s $50,000 Super Ninetyseven 2013 Stakes, a Class 4 Division 1 race over 1200m.
  • Mon, Aug 19, 2019
    Irish sprinter Nova Vocal bounced back to winning ways in commanding style on Sunday, but trainer Mark Walker remained concerned his wind issues could still be a potential thorn in his side.
  • Thu, Aug 15, 2019
    Daniel Moor was not too fazed by King Louis’s featherweight handicap of 50kgs in Sunday’s $175,000 Group 3 Committee’s Prize (1600m), even if he had to be replaced on a similar lightweight chance last Sunday.
  • Mon, Aug 12, 2019
    Halfway up the home straight, a “barricaded” Grand Koonta looked like he would be the certainty beaten of Sunday’s $85,000 Class 2 race over 1200m, but when seas eventually parted, he delivered the goods in his usual style to score by a short head in a nail-biting finish.
  • Mon, Aug 12, 2019
    Odds-on favourite Mr Malek showed that his closing debut third was no flash in the pan after he followed up with a resounding win in the $75,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1200m on Sunday.
  • Fri, Aug 09, 2019
    A hunch and a punt taken by Te Akau Racing’s Singapore trainer Mark Walker and Fortuna Syndication’s John Galvin in September 2018 paid off in brilliant fashion in Singapore last Friday when the five-year-old gelding Red Rover (O’Reilly - Pin Up) strolled to victory in the Class 4 sprint over 1000 metre at Kranji racecourse.
  • Fri, Aug 09, 2019
    China Horse Club’s grey sensation Grand Koonta will have no weight on his back in Sunday’s $85,000 Class 2 race over 1200m, but trainer James Peters is still staying prudent about his chances for a third win at Kranji.
  • Wed, Aug 07, 2019
    When Kiwi trainer Stephen Gray was told he had saddled his 700th winner at Kranji with Larry on Sunday, his face lit up with surprise and delight first, but a more solemn sense of self-reflection and nostalgia soon took over.
  • Mon, Aug 05, 2019
    Australian jockey Patrick Moloney has not taken too long to open his account at his short Singapore stint after he got on the board with newcomer Diamond Ring at his second day at the office on Sunday.
  • Mon, Aug 05, 2019
    Lim’s Craft made winning look easy in the $50,000 Class 4 Division 2 race over 1400m on Sunday – and maybe it may open up more opportunities between rider and jockey in the future.
  • Sun, Aug 04, 2019
    Bencoolen finally franked the potential he has always shown with a convincing first win in the $20,000 Open Maiden race over 1200m on Friday night.
  • Sun, Aug 04, 2019
    Japanese mare Makanani bounced back to the winner’s circle after emerging victorious in a closely-contested finish in the $85,000 Class 2 race over 1600m on Friday night.
  • Sun, Aug 04, 2019
    In-form trainer Leticia Dragon had a choice between the tried and tested and the uncharted territory for her undefeated four-year-old Surpass Natural.
  • Fri, Aug 02, 2019
    Trainer Alwin Tan may be going through a bad patch but if there was to be a silver lining, at least one horse is giving him something to look forward to – Revolution.
2019 July
  • Mon, Jul 29, 2019
    Champion trainer Mark Walker may well back Polytrack specialist Sacred Rebel up next week after the smart gelding brought up his fourth Kranji win in the $85,000 Mr Big 2013 Stakes, a Class 2 race over 1000m on Sunday.
  • Sun, Jul 28, 2019
    Without a win since November, Soldado came through a well strung-out field in the $50,000 Class 4 Division 1 race over 1100m to bounce back to the winner’s circle in style on Friday night.
  • Wed, Jul 24, 2019
    Sky Rocket makes his much-awaited racing comeback a nicely freshened horse in the $175,000 Group 3 Jumbo Jet Trophy (1400m) this Sunday.
  • Wed, Jul 24, 2019
    One week after meeting with no joy in a feature race, trainer Leticia Dragon is undaunted in her resolve to have another crack at the big time.
  • Mon, Jul 22, 2019
    Odds-on favourite On Line did not let his backers down after he posted a convincing win courtesy of another textbook ride from champion jockey Vlad Duric on Sunday.
  • Mon, Jul 22, 2019
    It’s been a long time between drinks for talented apprentice jockey Amirul Ismadi, and the thirst quencher could not have come on a more auspicious occasion than Singapore Derby day.
  • Sun, Jul 21, 2019
    Champion jockey Vlad Duric rode Revolution like the best horse in the field and that was how he finished in the $70,000 Class 3 Super One 2015 Stakes, a Class 3 race over 1200m on Friday night.
  • Fri, Jul 19, 2019
    Trainer Steven Burridge foresees a big test for Glasgow in Sunday’s $1 million Group 1 Singapore Derby (1800m), but is rather confident he won’t be out of his depth.
  • Wed, Jul 17, 2019
    In a perfect world, trainer Cliff Brown wished he could field all his best four-year-olds in this Sunday’s $1 million Group 1 Singapore Derby (1800m), but going with the laws of ratings and arithmetic, a cut-off point had to be drawn somewhere – keeping his team to only two.
  • Wed, Jul 17, 2019
    Many were taken by Showcasing two-year-old Count Me In’s debut win three weeks ago, including trainer David Kok, but the horror gate in Friday’s $250,000 Group 2 Aushorse Golden Horseshoe (1200m) has put a major dent in the camp’s confidence.
  • Sun, Jul 14, 2019
    As stable jockey to trainer Cliff Brown, Michael Rodd does not ride all that much for trainer Lee Freedman these days, but was still glad the legendary Australian trainer was the one to hand him a milestone on Friday night.
  • Wed, Jul 10, 2019
    Trainer Stephen Gray could not have hoped for a better booking for his champion sprinter Lim’s Cruiser in this Saturday’s £500,000 (S$850,000) Group 1 Darley July Cup (1200m) at Newmarket – John Egan.
  • Mon, Jul 08, 2019
    Favourite backers needed to have a strong heart after the photo judge was called upon to split hotpot Aramco from Webster in the $100,000 Class 1 race over 1200m on Sunday.
  • Mon, Jul 08, 2019
    For a self-proclaimed “world’s worst trainer of two-year-olds”, trainer Cliff Brown has not done a bad job in saddling Inferno to a resounding win in the $75,000 Magic Millions 2YOs in Training Sale Stakes (1200m) on Sunday.
  • Mon, Jul 08, 2019
    After knocking on the door for a while, Hugo finally broke his maiden status with a pulsating win in the $75,000 Restricted Maiden Division 2 race over 1200m on Polytrack on Sunday.
  • Sun, Jul 07, 2019
    Trainer Daniel Meagher may well have a promising sort under his roof in Lim’s Dream going with the way the three-year-old thumped his rivals in the $50,000 Class 4 race over 1100m on Polytrack on Friday.
  • Sun, Jul 07, 2019
    Back-in-form trainer Ricardo Le Grange enjoyed a perfect night at the office with two winners from as many starters at Kranji on Friday night – even if he wasn’t physically there to savour the success.
  • Fri, Jul 05, 2019
    In horse racing, unsung heroes are aplenty, but if there was one who deserved a special medal of bravery at Kranji on Tuesday morning, it was jockey Benny Woodworth.
  • Mon, Jul 01, 2019
    A gelding operation went a long way in unlocking the winning potential of Bushido in the $75,000 Alibi 2017 Stakes, a Restricted Maiden-2 race over 1200m on Sunday.
2019 June
  • Sun, Jun 30, 2019
    Te Akau trainer Mark Walker leads the premiership in Singapore, and following two seconds earlier in the programme he ended the meeting with a trifecta in the $50,000 Class 4 1200 metres on Friday night at Kranji.
  • Sun, Jun 30, 2019
    Trainer Leslie Khoo snapped a long run of outs after Sacred Magic landed the $50,000 Class 4 Division 2 race over 1200m on Friday night.
  • Fri, Jun 28, 2019
    Trainer Leticia Dragon has been toying with the idea of stepping Nimble up in trip for a while, an intention which will eventuate this Sunday in the $400,000 Group 2 Stewards’ Cup (1600m).
  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019
    The Singapore Turf Club has granted Australian jockey Glen Boss a one-day visiting jockey’s licence to ride at the Stewards’ Cup meeting on 30 June.
  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019
    As you read this article, the Grays will be on a plane back home, but without their champion Lim’s Cruiser who is staying back in England - and likely to have another crack.
  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019
    From three runners in the Silver Bowl, trainer Michael Clements has narrowed his focus down to only two in the next Leg, this Sunday’s $400,000 Group 2 Stewards’ Cup (1600m), even if a few queries still hover over one of the duo’s ability to see out the mile.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    A well-rated front running ride by jockey Joseph Azzopardi saw Sun Marshal hang on gamely to snag the $70,000 Class 3 race over the mile on Friday.


2019 September
2019 August
  • Fri, Aug 09, 2019
    Royal Ascot scorer Addeybb and the prolific Wissahickon feature among a seven-strong field for the £63,000 G3 Rose Of Lancaster Stakes (3.05pm), the centrepiece on Ladies' Day at Haydock Park this Saturday, August 10.
  • Fri, Aug 09, 2019
    Runaway maiden race winner Ultra Violet heads a high class field of nine runners for the Group 3 German-Thoroughbred.com Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket’s July Course on Saturday (10th August).
2019 July
  • Wed, Jul 31, 2019
    Pinatubo had claims to be the season's leading two-year-old to this point, and he can be regarded as the clear no.1 after a spectacular triumph in the £200,000 G2 Qatar Vintage Stakes.
  • Wed, Jul 31, 2019
    The David Elsworth-trained Sir Dancealot (6/1) became the second horse to win back-to-back renewals of the £312,000 G2 Qatar Lennox Stakes with a smooth success in the seven-furlong contest.
  • Thu, Jul 25, 2019
    A rematch between Stradivarius (John Gosden) and Dee Ex Bee (Mark Johnston) is set to provide the best possible start to the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Tuesday, July 30.
  • Wed, Jul 24, 2019
    Lambourn trainer Charlie Hills, who is enjoying a fine season, is looking forward to the Qatar Goodwood Festival (Tuesday, July 30 to Saturday, August 3) and has his big guns Battaash and Phoenix Of Spain primed for their assignments.
  • Tue, Jul 23, 2019
    Stradivarius, Too Darn Hot and Mehdaayih headline a strong John Gosden team for the five-day Qatar Goodwood Festival, which runs from Tuesday, July 30 to Saturday, August 3.
  • Fri, Jul 12, 2019
    When the stalls open for Saturday’s (13th July) Group 1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket’s July Course most eyes will be on Frankie Dettori aboard the favourite, Advertise.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    This year's Qatar Goodwood Festival is shaping up to be another tremendous feast of racing, with a host of proven G1 performers remaining engaged following the latest scratchings' deadline for the five-day spectacular on the South Downs.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    Just days after news broke of the career-ending colic attack suffered by William Haggas’s stable star, Sea Of Class, two more top fillies from his Newmarket yard, Beshaayir and One Master, get the chance to put a smile back on his face when they contest the Group 1 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket’s July Course on Friday (12th July).
  • Fri, Jul 05, 2019
    A maximum field of 17 is due to line up in the bet365 Old Newton Cup, staged over just short of a mile and a half and the highlight of a very valuable seven-race card at Haydock Park this Saturday.
2019 June
  • Thu, Jun 27, 2019
    Star stayer Stradivarius headlines 30 entries (up from 26 in 2018) for the £500,000 G1 Qatar Goodwood Cup, the feature race on the first day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Tuesday, July 30, as he continues his pursuit of a second successive Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers' Million bonus.
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