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2020 July
  • Sun, Jul 05, 2020
    Foxton trainer Chrissy Bambry continued her red-hot run of form since racing recommenced following the COVID-19 hiatus, as she registered a winning treble at Awapuni on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jul 05, 2020
    Leading rider Jason Waddell had two reasons to celebrate a successful return to racing at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jul 05, 2020
    Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards brought up his first century of training wins in New Zealand in his own right after Bak Da Master scored in the first race at Awapuni on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jul 05, 2020
    Team Rogerson started a big day at Te Rapa on Saturday in fine style with a victory by promising two-year-old filly De La Terre.
  • Sun, Jul 05, 2020
    Apprentice jockey Maria Sanson kicked off her career in fine style at Awapuni on Saturday when she picked up her first career victory on her raceday debut.
  • Sun, Jul 05, 2020
    Visiting Taranaki trainer Allan Sharrock struck gold with his first runner following the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown when Tellyawhat notched an impressive victory at Te Rapa.
  • Sun, Jul 05, 2020
    Trainer Gary Vile was to the fore on his home turf at Awapuni on Saturday, picking up a pair of wins from the team of six runners he had entered for the meeting.
  • Fri, Jul 03, 2020
    Johno Benner has a bit of time for promising galloper Happy Star and the Otaki horseman, who trains in partnership with Hollie Wynyard, is excited to kick-off his preparation at Awapuni on Saturday.
  • Fri, Jul 03, 2020
    More than 1,000 race meetings at 51 venues throughout New Zealand were confirmed today by the Dates Committee of the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) for the forthcoming racing year.
  • Fri, Jul 03, 2020
    Retirement deferred for Group One winner; Public granted restricted access to Hong Kong racing; Live racing comes to loveracing.nz; NZTBA to host Educational afternoons
  • Thu, Jul 02, 2020
    Matamata horseman Cody Cole already has a win on the board since the resumption of racing and he is hoping to strike again while the iron is hot.
  • Thu, Jul 02, 2020
    New Zealand-bred galloper Columbus County struck a blow for Zac Purton and this year’s BMW Hong Kong Derby crop with a victory full of promise in the Class 2 Hong Kong Reunification Cup Handicap (1800m) at Sha Tin on Wednesday.
  • Thu, Jul 02, 2020
    The training partnership of Keith and Gavin Opie will officially come to an end at the end of the month with Gavin taking over the reins come the new season.
  • Thu, Jul 02, 2020
    Well-bred filly Le Gai Soleil made it three wins in succession when scoring a comfortably victory on the Kensington track at Randwick on Wednesday over 1550m under leading jockey James McDonald.
  • Thu, Jul 02, 2020
    Mark Buckley was simply part of the Whanganui racecourse.
  • Wed, Jul 01, 2020
    Neil O’Dowd has had a tough time of it of late and a win by Aigne in the Bonny Glen Landfill – Midwest Disposals 1550 at Awapuni on Saturday would be a tonic for the Waikato horseman.
2020 June
  • Tue, Jun 30, 2020
    Palmerston North trainer Roydon Bergerson is looking forward to racing returning to Awapuni Racecourse on Saturday after a near four month hiatus as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Tue, Jun 30, 2020
    Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is likely to have runners before the end of the season but his stable has yet to be represented at any of the four northern trials meetings since the COVID-19 hiatus.
  • Mon, Jun 29, 2020
    Southland trainer Kelvin Tyler may have lost one of his star three-year-olds to Australia, but he is excited about the prospects of another.
  • Mon, Jun 29, 2020
    Woodsman recorded his second win across the Tasman on Saturday when comfortably winning his 3480m hurdle at Casterton by seven lengths and he is now being earmarked for a future steeplechase career.
  • Sun, Jun 28, 2020
    A tumultuous week that saw jockey James McDonald cop a three-week suspension from stewards for his losing ride on Threeood at Randwick on June 20 finished with a happy ending as the champion hoop broke the century of city wins for the season with a treble at Rosehill on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jun 28, 2020
    Apprentice jockey Rohan Mudhoo proved to be the star of the show at Riccarton on Saturday when he produced a winning treble of rides on the first day of racing in the South Island following the easing of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.
  • Sat, Jun 27, 2020
    The leading South Island training combination of Michael and Matthew Pitman made the best possible start to their day on Saturday when they produced a race-to-race double early on the card on their home turf at Riccarton.
  • Sat, Jun 27, 2020
    A typically patient ride from the evergreen Chris Johnson paved the way for local runner Yannick to take out the opening event at Riccarton on Saturday as racing returned to the South Island for the first time since the easing of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.
  • Sat, Jun 27, 2020
    Rising ten-year-old Irish Excuse peeled back the years as he gave his rivals weight and a beating to land his 16th career victory when taking out a rating 93 1200m contest at Riccarton
  • Fri, Jun 26, 2020
    The Ross Beckett-trained Blair Flight will meet a Heavy track for the first time when lines-up at Riccarton on Saturday, but that hasn’t deterred TAB bookmakers.
  • Fri, Jun 26, 2020
    Three-time Group One winner Humidor has been put on notice by trainer Lindsey Smith heading into Saturday’s Gr.3 Strickland Stakes (2000m) at Belmont.
  • Fri, Jun 26, 2020
    Globe-trotting jockey Alan Munro partnered two-year-old New Zealand-bred gelding Mighty New to an impressive Class 4 victory in a 1200m race at Seoul last weekend, which may pave the way for further Kiwi exports to South Korea.
  • Fri, Jun 26, 2020
    Riccarton trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman have a host of horses ready to race and the stable will be well represented when racing returns in the South Island on Saturday on their hometrack.
  • Fri, Jun 26, 2020
    The Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) today advised New Zealand racing codes of forecasted funding in 2020/21 of $139.6m which is the same level as was budgeted for the 2019/2020 season before the impacts of COVID-19.
  • Fri, Jun 26, 2020
    Central Districts trainer Chrissy Bambry wasted no time putting wins on the board at the first Lower North Island thoroughbred meeting following a COVID-19 enforced hiatus.
  • Thu, Jun 25, 2020
    New Zealand-bred gelding Alfa Oro will attempt to keep his picket fence form line intact at Caulfield on Saturday when he contests the Neds Handicap (1100m).
  • Thu, Jun 25, 2020
    Racing Minister Winston Peters has welcomed the Racing Industry Bill passing its third reading, creating the legislative framework for revitalising the racing industry while limiting the need for future government intervention.
  • Wed, Jun 24, 2020
    It hasn't been the smoothest road to racing for Redwood four-year-old Hooter, but Foxton trainer Matt Dixon believes his charge possesses the ability to make it all worthwhile.
  • Wed, Jun 24, 2020
    It’s been more than nine months since Isaac Lupton last rode at a race meeting and he is looking forward to breaking that dry spell at Wanganui on Thursday.
  • Wed, Jun 24, 2020
    New Zealand Bloodstock sales topping colt No Limits continued his strong trials record at Te Rapa on Tuesday when taking out his 900m heat.
  • Wed, Jun 24, 2020
    Tavistock filly flies home for Lindsay Park; Perfect start for Incheon Express; Entries extended for Ready To Run sale; Five for Belardo
  • Tue, Jun 23, 2020
    Ablaze to contest Stayer’s Cup; Date set for Singapore’s return to racing; Quiz night returns;
  • Tue, Jun 23, 2020
    Group One performer Sully will be vying to nab an elusive stakes victory when he contests the Listed WJ McKell Cup (2000m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
  • Tue, Jun 23, 2020
    Tallyho Twinkletoe summitted the peak of Australasian jumps racing last year when taking out the Grand National Hurdle (4200m) and Steeplechase (4500m) double.
  • Mon, Jun 22, 2020
    Trainer Cody Cole was straight back in the winning groove on Saturday when he produced promising staying mare Vainglory to win over 1600m at Pukekohe.
  • Mon, Jun 22, 2020
    Dances With Dragon, a son of Savabeel who raced as Hall Of Fame in New Zealand, demolished his rivals in the Gr.3 Premier Plate Handicap (1800m) at Sha Tin on Sunday to give jockey Keith Yeung a much-needed boost.
  • Mon, Jun 22, 2020
    Hello Youmzain landed the second Group One sprint of his career when taking the Gr.1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) at Royal Ascot overnight (Sunday morning NZ time), sporting the colours of Cambridge Stud proprietors Brendan and Jo Lindsay.
  • Mon, Jun 22, 2020
    Te Akau Racing’s Jamie Richards is looking forward to a further set of trials at Te Rapa this week as he goes about getting his winter/spring racing team in order for a racetrack resumption.
  • Mon, Jun 22, 2020
    The beaming smile on the face of Cambridge apprentice Ashvin Goindasamy said it all as he made his way back to the Pukekohe birdcage after taking out the opening event on Saturday aboard outsider Keep It Real.
  • Mon, Jun 22, 2020
    Group One-winning miler Wyndspelle will take up stud duties at Grangewilliam Stud in South Taranaki this spring where he will stand for a fee of $7,500 plus GST.
  • Sat, Jun 20, 2020
    Pukekohe is somewhat of a poor substitute for Italy at this time of year, but Byerley Park trainer Danny Walker was just happy to be back racing on Saturday.
  • Fri, Jun 19, 2020
    Top quality sprinting colt Hello Youmzain is in fine fettle ahead of Saturday’s Gr.1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) at Royal Ascot where he will sport the colours of part-owner Cambridge Stud for the first time.
  • Fri, Jun 19, 2020
    Saturday’s Counties meeting will mark thoroughbred racing’s return in New Zealand and while a lot of trainers are excited to be back, the day will mean a little bit more to Team Rogerson.
  • Thu, Jun 18, 2020
    The countdown to the third edition of Australia’s longest flat race, The Jericho Cup (4600m), has commenced with the confirmation of its 2020 date and the qualifying races guaranteeing an automatic start.
  • Thu, Jun 18, 2020
    Promising jumper Trisha Lea will kick-off her winter campaign at Pukekohe on Saturday, but it is at another Auckland track trainer Kylie Little is hoping the mare will feature prominently in the coming months.
  • Thu, Jun 18, 2020
    Trainer Stephen Ralph can’t wait to be back at the races this weekend, with up to eight runners set to represent his Te Awamutu stable at the Counties meeting at Pukekohe Park on Saturday.
  • Wed, Jun 17, 2020
    Wingatui trainers Brian and Shane Anderton are trying to put a forgettable season behind them as they look towards the new term.
  • Wed, Jun 17, 2020
    Five-year-old gelding Demonetization has been plagued by issues throughout his racing career and trainer Nigel Tiley believes he finally has him back to somewhere near his best.
  • Wed, Jun 17, 2020
    Hong Kong racing will offer record prize money of HK$1.4 billion for the 2020/21 season, with the Gr.1 Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) and Hong Kong Derby (2000m) featuring prominently among the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s upward adjustments.
  • Wed, Jun 17, 2020
    Trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace secured an early double at Sandown on Wednesday with a pair of Kiwi-bred fillies.
  • Wed, Jun 17, 2020
    Nigel Tiley would usually be enjoying the warmer climate of Queensland at this time of year, however, the Pukekohe trainer is getting set to line-up a handful of his team at his home track on Saturday.
  • Tue, Jun 16, 2020
    Sydney trainer John Sargent is over the moon with the way Group One performer Brandenburg has returned to his Randwick barn and he is now eyeing some lofty spring targets with the son of Burgundy.
  • Tue, Jun 16, 2020
    The combination of Spicer Thoroughbreds and trainer Lindsey Smith have enjoyed good success in recent weeks with horses emanating from New Zealand.
  • Mon, Jun 15, 2020
    Trans-Tasman Group One winner Te Akau Shark’s return to training has been delayed due to impending surgery on a rare eye condition.
  • Mon, Jun 15, 2020
    Waikato trainer and jumps jockey Shaun Phelan got a little taste of racing at Waverley’s point-to-point meeting last week and now he wants more.
  • Sat, Jun 13, 2020
    The constant barrage of riding can take its toll on the enjoyment factor for many jockeys, however, the COVID-19 enforced hiatus from their grueling schedule has revitalised many riders passion for the sport.
  • Thu, Jun 11, 2020
    Central Districts trainer Chrissy Bambry believes there will be a surplus of horses ready to go in the lower North Island when racing resumes in the coming weeks.
  • Thu, Jun 11, 2020
    The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Sky Horse will be looking to bag her first stakes victory when she contests the Gr.2 The Roses (1800m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
  • Wed, Jun 10, 2020
    It may have been a cold winter’s day, but Lauren Brennan was over the moon to be back at the trials at Te Rapa on Tuesday.
  • Wed, Jun 10, 2020
    Team Rogerson were out in force at the Te Rapa trials on Tuesday with 48 representatives and a number of their runners have the Hamilton trio excited heading into the new season.
  • Wed, Jun 10, 2020
    Group One-winning jockey Chad Ormsby is making a comeback to the saddle, some eight years after he last rode on raceday.
  • Wed, Jun 10, 2020
    Progressive three-year-old Stockman has earned a well-deserved break after stringing together three successive victories.
  • Tue, Jun 09, 2020
    WA life agreeing with Humidor; Ocean Emperor stud fee announced; Strong LA Draft for National Sale;
  • Mon, Jun 08, 2020
    Young trainer Daniel Miller is looking forward to a return to racing and has three runners engaged at a bumper set of trials at Te Rapa on Tuesday.
  • Mon, Jun 08, 2020
    While many jockeys will be looking to get back raceday riding later this month, southern hoop Jacob Lowry has set his sights towards the new season for his return.
  • Mon, Jun 08, 2020
    Golden Melody gives Belardo first winner at Haydock; Another country cup for Heptagon;Marc Devcich appointed General Manager at Cambridge Stud; Opacity to have short break before spring; Windsor Park bids farewell to Falkirk
  • Mon, Jun 08, 2020
    New Zealand-bred two-year-old Scenic Warrior scored a hard-fought maiden win when successful in the Iron Jack Plate (1200m) at Warwick Farm on Monday.
  • Sun, Jun 07, 2020
    A pair of impressive trial winners at Foxton during the week has Otaki trainer Johno Benner looking forward to the return of racing in the Central Districts next month.
  • Sun, Jun 07, 2020
    The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has completed testing all adult horses considered at risk of contracting Theileria equi infection through association with an infected imported thoroughbred mare at Cambridge Stud.
  • Sun, Jun 07, 2020
    The Gr.1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) and the A$7.5 million Golden Eagle (1500m) figure among the spring options for Opacity, a three-year-old son of Ocean Park who has continued building on a promising start to his racing career with another Randwick win.
  • Sun, Jun 07, 2020
    Potential West Australian star Showmanship indicated he was heading right to the top with another comprehensive victory on the weekend.
  • Sun, Jun 07, 2020
    After going through New Zealand’s strict Covid-19 quarantine protocol following his return from the USA, Michael Wallace is enjoying the chance to relax in more familiar surroundings back in Cambridge.
  • Fri, Jun 05, 2020
    Chris Luoni, one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame and a past chairman has passed away in Hamilton overnight after a battle with illness.
  • Fri, Jun 05, 2020
    Jeronimos, a two-year-old son of Mapperley Stud stallion Contributer tackles 1400m for the first time on Saturday at Randwick when he contests the Castelvecchio @ Arrowfield Handicap and trainer James Cummings believes the last-start winner will appreciate the step up in distance.
  • Fri, Jun 05, 2020
    Timaru-based Clearview Park Stud will offer four lots at the New Zealand Bloodstock South Island Sale, which is being conducted online for the first time in its history due to COVID-19 disruptions.
  • Thu, Jun 04, 2020
    Costa taking giant strides to Rough Habit; Teetan bags a birthday brace; Top longshot; Pinhooking Gold Available in National Weanling Sale
  • Thu, Jun 04, 2020
    As racing is set to ramp back up after the COVID-19 enforced break, trainer Alex Oliveira is reflecting on a standout season from his Cambridge team.
  • Wed, Jun 03, 2020
    Retired Te Akau racehorse Chambord has continued showing his finesse off the track in both the show-jumping arena and hunting field.
  • Wed, Jun 03, 2020
    Minister for Racing Winston Peters has announced that the terms for the directors of the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) have been extended to 30 June 2021.
  • Wed, Jun 03, 2020
    Respected central districts trainer Mark Oulaghan will have a small team of jumpers set to compete this winter, including improving steeplechaser Des De Jeu.
  • Tue, Jun 02, 2020
    One of racing’s senior statesman, Frank Ritchie is looking forward to welcoming back a couple of his better quality gallopers in the coming weeks as the Cambridge trainer prepares for spring racing.
  • Mon, Jun 01, 2020
    Popular Japanese-born apprentice Taiki Yanagida has been working hard on his fitness as the countdown continues to the resumption of thoroughbred racing in New Zealand.
  • Mon, Jun 01, 2020
    The successful completion of a set of jumpouts at Hastings last Friday has local trainer John Bary fizzing as he awaits a return to racing next month.
  • Mon, Jun 01, 2020
    Te Awamutu trainer Clayton Chipperfield is looking forward to welcoming back a beefed-up Catalyst in the coming days, with this season’s Gr.1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) winner being readied for a spring campaign.
  • Mon, Jun 01, 2020
    Te Akau principal David Ellis, who received the Outstanding Contribution to Racing Award in 2017, has added further distinction to his lifetime of work within New Zealand’s thoroughbred racing industry with his appointment as a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
  • Mon, Jun 01, 2020
    Despite a recent extension to the shutdown of thoroughbred racing in Singapore until June 30, ex-pat Kiwi trainer Donna Logan can see some light at the end of the dark tunnel.
  • Mon, Jun 01, 2020
    Ballarat trainer Amy McDonald is convinced that one of New Zealand’s best jumpers has what it takes to win on the biggest stage in Australia.
  • Mon, Jun 01, 2020
    New Zealand Bloodstock yearling sale graduate Winning Dreamer impressed many when he lived up to expectations with a successful debut in Hong Kong on Sunday.
  • Mon, Jun 01, 2020
    One of the hottest prospects amongst the ultra-competitive Victorian riding ranks continued to put his name in the headlines when he guided the Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr-trained Heptagon to victory at Caulfield on Saturday.
2020 May
  • Sun, May 31, 2020
    Cambridge trainer John Bell is delighted with the condition of his stable star Julius, who again has summer sprint features firmly in his sights.
  • Sun, May 31, 2020
    Handy sprinter Tavisan recorded the fifth win of his career when successful in the Le Pine Funerals Handicap (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday under a controlled Ben Melham ride.
  • Fri, May 29, 2020
    New Plymouth trainer Warren Bolton has never had a large team in work, but the astute horseman generally has some promising gallopers within his select stable.
  • Thu, May 28, 2020
    Strong winner for Charm Spirit 3YO; Legislative change sought pre-election; Shalwa after value-boosting win at Doomben; Purton moves three clear in HK title race
  • Thu, May 28, 2020
    Following the temporary suspension of equine exports last week due to a positive case of equine piroplasmosis, NZB Airfreight is confident that travel will resume shortly with increased testing and pre-export protocols.
  • Thu, May 28, 2020
    A major overhaul of Melbourne’s spring racing carnival could be on the agenda this year, with the Melbourne Racing Club exploring the option of moving its Caulfield carnival, including the Caulfield Cup, from mid-October to the end of November.
  • Wed, May 27, 2020
    Premiership-leading trainer Jamie Richards is looking forward to notching the ton when racing recommences in July, after an enforced break at the end of March left him stranded on 99 wins for the season.
  • Wed, May 27, 2020
    Fresh from recording his first Group Two victory since relocating to Queensland, jockey Mark du Plessis is now turning his attention to the Gr.1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m).
  • Wed, May 27, 2020
    Trentham has lost one of its final training stalwarts with the death on Tuesday morning of Edward (Eddie) Carson.
  • Tue, May 26, 2020
    The Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) confirmed on Tuesday changes it was taking in response to the impact of COVID-19, including a reduction of 230 roles, including 150 permanent staff, across all areas of the TAB.
  • Mon, May 25, 2020
    Gobstopper has given his Kiwi owners plenty of excitement over the COVID-19 enforced lockdown period, and he continued that on Sunday when taking out the Australian Hurdle (3900m) at Sandown.
  • Mon, May 25, 2020
    Waikato jockey Ryan Elliot was a little disappointed about the season being curtailed as a result of COVID-19, but he is looking forward to getting back raceday riding in just over a month.
  • Mon, May 25, 2020
    Tavistock gelding Stockman continued to show his progressive talents at Randwick on Saturday when taking out his 2000m event, and trainer Joseph Pride is now eyeing some loftier targets for his charge.
  • Sun, May 24, 2020
    Waikato Stud-based stallion Ocean Park was in the headlines again on the weekend after his three-year-old son Opacity took his career record to four wins from just six starts with an impressive victory in age-group company at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Sun, May 24, 2020
    After watching runners struggle through the testing track conditions in the first race at Randwick on Saturday Kiwi trainer Tony Pike was relieved the decision had been made to scratch the promising two-year-old Not An Option from his planned assignment on the day.
  • Sun, May 24, 2020
    Mapperley Stud stallion Contributer was represented by his second individual winner when Jeronimos scored a strong win in a Newcastle Maiden over 1200m for trainer James Cummings.
  • Sun, May 24, 2020
    A patient ride aboard Stockman, a three-year-old son of Tavistock, has helped Sam Clipperton to break a run of outs and land his first metropolitan win since Anzac Day.
  • Fri, May 22, 2020
    Leading apprentice jockey Kozzi Asano has experienced a break-out season and he can’t wait for it to resume in July.
  • Fri, May 22, 2020
    The Chris Waller-trained Kinane will carry the weight of expectation when he contests the Gr.3 Gunsynd Classic (1800m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday, but the talented three-year-old will have to overcome the outside barrier in the field of 16.
  • Fri, May 22, 2020
    Talented four-year-old Alfa Oro heads to Flemington on Saturday where connections will be hoping to reap full rewards for their patience when the Matt Laurie-trained galloper contests the Almandin Handicap (1100m).
  • Fri, May 22, 2020
    Sacred Falls colt Tommy Gold secured his first victory when taking out his 1100m maiden on the Kensington track at Randwick on Wednesday.
  • Thu, May 21, 2020
    A Group One assignment in Queensland is in the offing for talented two-year-old Not An Option if he performs well at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Wed, May 20, 2020
    Matamata trainer Danica Guy’s immediate focus is on educating some of the younger members of her team, but it will soon turn to spring racing where Guy hopes Group Three winner Germanicus can improve even further.
  • Wed, May 20, 2020
    Despite the uncertain economic climate as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand bloodstock agent Stuart Hale is remaining optimistic about the future.
  • Tue, May 19, 2020
    Tauranga horseman Antony Fuller has Gr.1 Auckland Cup (3200m) winner Roger That back ticking over but he isn’t getting ahead of himself as he looks to place his stable star this spring.
  • Mon, May 18, 2020
    Te Akau Racing have confirmed that leading jockey Opie Bosson will remain as their number one retained rider for the upcoming 2020/21 racing season.
  • Mon, May 18, 2020
    While enjoying a return to stable life, trainer Stephen McKee is taking a patient approach as he enters a rebuilding stage with a mainly young team around him.
  • Mon, May 18, 2020
    The infamous 10,000m Bart Cummings Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) preparation has been adopted by a number of trainers in the lead-up to the great race.
  • Mon, May 18, 2020
    Uncertainty created by the Covid-19 pandemic has forced a change in plan for high class racemare Rondinella who will commence her next campaign from the stable of Sydney-based trainer, John O’Shea.
  • Sun, May 17, 2020
    Oceanex has upset a betting plunge on favourite King Of Leogrance to book a place in the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) with victory in Listed The Andrew Ramsden (2800m) at Flemington.
  • Sun, May 17, 2020
    Punters discounted Victory Eight at their peril at the Sunshine Coast on Friday night, with the Nadeem gelding taking out the Listed Wayne Wilson Handicap (1600m), paying $74.20 for the win.
  • Sun, May 17, 2020
    Ruakaka trainer Kenny Rae was meant to be lapping up the sun in Queensland right now, but instead he is back at his sunny Northland property contemplating the future of his home course.
  • Sun, May 17, 2020
    New Plymouth trainer John Wheeler still has a zest for life and passion for racing that will keep him in the training caper for the foreseeable future.
  • Fri, May 15, 2020
    Jockey Alysha Collett is happy to be back in the saddle and will ride on Sunday at Queanbeyan in New South Wales.
  • Fri, May 15, 2020
    With COVID-19 curtailing the jumps season in New Zealand, Hunterville trainer Ken Duncan has elected to send two of his stable stars across the Tasman to try and nab some Australian spoils.
  • Fri, May 15, 2020
    The proposed calendar for 2020-21 has been released today by RITA for consultation, as required under the Racing Act, with 10 thoroughbred racing venues proposed not to host racing in the new season.
  • Thu, May 14, 2020
    Former New Zealand-trained galloper Mongolian Marshal will contest Saturday’s Gr.3 R A Lee Stakes (1600m) at Morphettville for Adelaide trainer Stuart Gower.
  • Thu, May 14, 2020
    Domestic travel opens; House of Cartier heads for a spell; Flying start for Almanzor’s sire;Payne on weather watch
  • Wed, May 13, 2020
    The injury-plagued career of Rising Red has come to an end.
  • Tue, May 12, 2020
    Cambridge trainer Tony Pike believes the $72.5 million dollar COVID-19 emergency support package for the racing industry announced by Minister for Racing Winston Peters on Tuesday has breathed life back into the $1.6 billion industry which has been halted by coronavirus.
  • Mon, May 11, 2020
    A gritty victory last Wednesday by recent stable addition Starspangled Rodeo has trainer Bjorn Baker excited about the immediate prospects for the former New Zealand galloper.
  • Mon, May 11, 2020
    Leading New Zealand jockey Samantha Collett hasn’t been idle during the country’s near two-month lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Mon, May 11, 2020
    The maiden victory of the John Sadler-trained three-year-old Manhattan Spector at Ballarat on Sunday provided his Group One-winning sire Pure Champion with his first winner.
  • Mon, May 11, 2020
    Former Kiwi trainer Brendon Hawtin is looking forward to taking the next step in his training career after making a successful move to Australia just on eight months ago.
  • Mon, May 11, 2020
    Trainer Graham Richardson admits he was suffering from mixed emotions on Friday as his former stable star Volpe Veloce took the next step on her path to a career in the matron’s paddock.
  • Sun, May 10, 2020
    She will already command interest at the upcoming broodmare sale but Another Dollar's price tag has gone up with her Listed Gosford Gold Cup (2000m) win.
  • Sun, May 10, 2020
    Boutique Manawatu thoroughbred nursery Highden Park, operated by Libby and Sam Bleakley, has experienced a purple patch with their graduates this autumn, extending their impressive honour roll.
  • Sun, May 10, 2020
    Quality three-year-old Kinane looks to be on track for a two-start Queensland campaign with the Chris Waller-trained gelding pleasing in a Rosehill trial on Friday.
  • Sat, May 09, 2020
    Trelawney Stud’s Brent and Cherry Taylor will be glued to their television screen on Saturday as they get set to watch Zayydani contest the Gr.1 South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville.
  • Fri, May 08, 2020
    An unsuccessful trip to Adelaide last month could be the makings of Saint Eustace’s Gr.1 South Australia Derby (2500m) campaign, according to co-trainer Mick Price.
  • Thu, May 07, 2020
    Promising three-year-old filly Aguante is being set for a tilt at the Gr.3 South Australia Fillies Classic (2500m) at Morphettville on Saturday week after her impressive win over 2000m at Murray Bridge on Wednesday.
  • Thu, May 07, 2020
    The Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) confirmed to its staff on Tuesday it would commence consultation about changes to the TAB in response to the impact of COVID-19.
  • Wed, May 06, 2020
    New Zealand’s green pastures have it rated as one of the world’s leading thoroughbred nurseries, though in the last few weeks it has been a few of the country’s racing participants turning a shade of green.
  • Tue, May 05, 2020
    Group One winning trainer Henry Dwyer has fond memories of the Warrnambool Carnival and he is hoping to conjure some more when Kiwi import The Black Leopard contests one of Wednesday’s features, the Listed Warrnambool Cup (2350m).
  • Tue, May 05, 2020
    It’s always great when a plan comes to fruition, especially one that was made six months ago.
  • Tue, May 05, 2020
    Prominent Palmerston North trainer Kevin Gray has had an overwhelming reminder of the lives touched by his long-time friend Gary Freeman since the death of the highly regarded central districts horseman.
  • Mon, May 04, 2020
    Valachi Downs’ trainer Stephen Autridge welcomed back 30 horses to his Matamata barn last week and he is excited about the future with his young team.
  • Sun, May 03, 2020
    Four-year-old mare Oceanex has added another string to her bow, showing her staying prowess when winning the Listed Port Adelaide Cup (2500m) at Morphettville on Saturday for Caulfield trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent (Jnr).
  • Sun, May 03, 2020
    Despite the season being prematurely cut short as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, trainer Robbie Patterson still has plenty of fond memories to reflect back on.
  • Sun, May 03, 2020
    New Zealand-bred galloper Rising Red has had plenty of setbacks with injury throughout his career, which made his victory in the Ladbrokes Switch Handicap (2100m) at Sandown on Saturday even sweeter for his connections.
  • Sun, May 03, 2020
    Chris Waller has pulled off another Group One training coup with Toffee Tongue breaking her maiden in style in the Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville on Saturday.
  • Fri, May 01, 2020
    Cranbourne trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young have a number of runners entered for Saturday’s Sandown meeting in Melbourne and the Morphettville meeting in Adelaide, where rain-affected form will be the order of the day.
  • Fri, May 01, 2020
    The last surviving founder of the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association, Charles Roberts, has passed away.
2020 April
  • Thu, Apr 30, 2020
    Rich Hill Stud stallion Proisir carried Tony Falcone’s Lime green and white colours to victory on three occasions, including the Gr.3 Spring Stakes (1600m), and at Sandown on Wednesday his son Bungalow Bill was able to do the same when recording his maiden victory over 1300m.
  • Thu, Apr 30, 2020
    Stokes welcomes rain ahead of Oaks; Simply Fluke successful at Happy Valley; Churchill Downs preparing for racing again
  • Thu, Apr 30, 2020
    With the assistance of working groups of trainers and clubs, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) has developed a return to racing plan which includes a flat stakes level of $15,000 for all races at 13 meetings during July.
  • Thu, Apr 30, 2020
    Connections of exciting filly Sierra Sue are hoping the New Zealand-bred three-year-old can continue her near perfect formline when she contests the Gr.1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville on Saturday.
  • Thu, Apr 30, 2020
    A Queensland campaign is now in the offing for promising Tavistock filly Sky Horse after her two-length victory over 1600m at Sandown on Wednesday.
  • Wed, Apr 29, 2020
    Cambridge trainer Andrew Forsman is pleased to have horses trickling back into the stable after the month-long lockdown period and is taking positives from the late-season timing of the Covid-19 lockdown.
  • Wed, Apr 29, 2020
    Like many trainers around the country, Andrew Carston was excited to get back to his stables on Tuesday morning to welcome back some of his team.
  • Tue, Apr 28, 2020
    Ballarat trainer Matt Cumani is looking forward to the future with promising three-year-old Trench Warfare after his debut win over 1312m at Geelong on Sunday.
  • Tue, Apr 28, 2020
    Under strict health and safety requirements, NZB Airfreight has successfully completed a test flight with a small pool of horses from Auckland to Sydney.
  • Mon, Apr 27, 2020
    Star Kiwi jumper Zed Em heads to Warrnambool on Tuesday for a crucial steeplechase trial over 2800m as he looks to defend his crown in Tuesday week’s A$315,000 Grand Annual Steeplechase (5500m) at a revamped Warrnambool Carnival.
  • Mon, Apr 27, 2020
    New Zealand-bred miler Beauty Generation has been beaten the barest of margins in his attempt to land his third straight Gr.1 Champions Mile (1600m), foiled by fellow veteran Southern Legend.
  • Mon, Apr 27, 2020
    Leading jumping trainer Paul Nelson is gearing up for a return to racing but is still seeking some clarity around draft scheduling of races and other issues before his horses hit the tracks for the proposed July restart.
  • Mon, Apr 27, 2020
    The Matamata stable of Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott is preparing to welcome 25 to 30 horses back into the stable over the coming week, with boom three-year-old Dragon Leap not far away from a return to training.
  • Mon, Apr 27, 2020
    As thoroughbred racing in New Zealand gets ready to return from its Covid-19 enforced hiatus those unheralded members of the industry who put in countless hours behind the scenes preparing the equine athletes for battle are champing at the bit to get back to work.
  • Sun, Apr 26, 2020
    Jockey Tommy Berry is hoping he has done enough to square the ledger with the Hawkes family after lifting family horse Amangiri to victory in the Gr.3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1500m).
  • Sun, Apr 26, 2020
    Kiwi jockey Alysha Collett is the latest Singapore-based rider to take a hiatus from the jurisdiction, with racing currently on hold due to a Covid-19 outbreak.
  • Sun, Apr 26, 2020
    The autumn resurgence of Tulloch Lodge has continued with Dawn Passage a dominant winner of the Gr.3 Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
  • Sun, Apr 26, 2020
    A tilt at the Gr.1 JJ Atkins (1400m) at Eagle Farm in June could be on the agenda for New Zealand Bloodstock graduate Kinloch.
  • Fri, Apr 24, 2020
    Like many other Kiwis, Craig Grylls’ dogs have been a welcome distraction over the Covid-19 lockdown period, getting the Matamata jockey out and about in what has been a testing few weeks.
  • Thu, Apr 23, 2020
    Two of Hong Kong racing’s leading lights, New Zealand-bred galloper Beauty Generation and jockey Zac Purton, will once again join forces at Sha Tin on Sunday to try and secure a record third HK$20 million Gr.1 Champions Mile (1600m).
  • Thu, Apr 23, 2020
    Icebath will attempt to secure her first stakes victory at Rosehill on Saturday when she contests the Gr.3 Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m).
  • Thu, Apr 23, 2020
    Next month’s Gr.1 South Australian Derby (2500m) is shaping as a thrilling contest, with rising star Kinane a likely runner despite intense interest from Hong Kong buyers.
  • Thu, Apr 23, 2020
    Ruakaka and Taupo have been a staple of winter and spring racing for many years and Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is hoping racing administrators reconsider adding them to this year’s proposed racing calendar.
  • Wed, Apr 22, 2020
    It might have been a lowly 1400m maiden at Terang on Sunday, but the 5-1/2 length demolition by lightly-tried galloper Paddy Mac provides cause for optimism for the connections of the recent Kiwi import.
  • Wed, Apr 22, 2020
    Group One winner Super Seth will retire to Waikato Stud this season, giving breeders access to the first Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) winner to stand in New Zealand in three decades.
  • Tue, Apr 21, 2020
    New Zealand-bred star Beauty Generation is facing a strong challenge for Hong Kong’s Horse of the Year award this season and anything but a record third straight victory in the HK$20 million Gr.1 Champions Mile (1600m) on Sunday could see the crown go to Golden Sixty.
  • Tue, Apr 21, 2020
    Les Jarvis, a former jockey and trainer who died last Saturday, can take credit for paving the way for two of New Zealand’s most courageous gallopers, the little champ McGinty and the iron horse sprinter Oranmore.
  • Mon, Apr 20, 2020
    Matamata horseman Tony Gillies was delighted with the run of exciting jumping prospect Woodsman, who made a return to the flat to finish fifth in Sunday’s Terang Cup (2150m).
  • Sun, Apr 19, 2020
    Mick Kent's judgment about Kinane's ability has been vindicated and fellow trainer Chris Waller is the beneficiary with the three-year-old an impressive Group Three winner at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Sun, Apr 19, 2020
    South African-born jockey Donovan Mansour is determined to remain positive about his long journey to recovery from a horrific raceday accident despite the current Covid-19 pandemic throwing him a major curveball in recent days.
  • Sun, Apr 19, 2020
    New Zealand-bred mare Tofane has crashed Pierata's farewell party with a last-stride win in the Gr.1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Fri, Apr 17, 2020
    Darci Brahma five-year-old Parsifal is on a path to the Gr.1 Goodwood (1200m) on May 16 and trainer Will Clarken is expecting an improved performance when the seven-time winner contests Saturday’s Gr.3 R N Irwin Stakes (1100m) at Morphettville.
  • Fri, Apr 17, 2020
    New Zealand-bred mare Tofane will be shooting for her first elite-level victory when she lines-up in the Gr.1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Fri, Apr 17, 2020
    In 2006, a filly by Zabeel out of Carmina Burana came into the world in the usual way, but her appearance was anything but normal.
  • Thu, Apr 16, 2020
    Quality three-year-old colt Super Seth will get an opportunity to add another elite-level victory to his resume when he contests Saturday’s Gr.1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick.
  • Thu, Apr 16, 2020
    Former New Zealand galloper Chuck A Luck has hardly put a foot wrong since joining Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young’s Cranbourne stable and they are hoping he can continue his good run of form in the Gr.3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Thu, Apr 16, 2020
    Golden Sixty heading for a spell; Milestone win for Purton; Return to British racing to remain on hold; Hopes high for resumption of French racing
  • Wed, Apr 15, 2020
    Te Awamatu trainer Clayton Chipperfield is thanking his lucky stars that he has his 60 acre property to keep him busy over the Covid-19 alert level four lockdown period.
  • Tue, Apr 14, 2020
    Not An Option will be carrying the weight of his stable when he contests the Gr.1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Tue, Apr 14, 2020
    Clementina delivers at Sandown; Black-type tests ahead for Excelida; Saudi prize money withheld over court case
  • Tue, Apr 14, 2020
    Triple Group One winner Humidor will headline a trio of Group One winners trainer Lindsey Smith intends racing in Perth this winter after revising plans to campaign in Queensland.
  • Tue, Apr 14, 2020
    Regally bred filly Toffee Tongue added to her family’s rich legacy when finishing runner-up behind Colette in the Gr.1 Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Mon, Apr 13, 2020
    Part-owner Kylie Bax admitted she was left a little teary-eyed after shouting the house down for her gallant grey mare Danzdanzdance who produced a gritty effort to take third in the Gr.1 Coolmore Legacy Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Mon, Apr 13, 2020
    Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman were delighted with the gallant performance of The Chosen One, who finished second to fellow New Zealand raider Etah James in Saturday’s Gr.1 Sydney Cup (3200m).
  • Mon, Apr 13, 2020
    While they couldn’t find the winner’s enclosure at Randwick on Saturday, trainer Jamie Richards was more than satisfied with what his trio of stable stars have achieved during their extended autumn campaigns in Australia.
  • Mon, Apr 13, 2020
    Leading New Zealand rider Jason Waddell is counting his blessings as he adjusts to a radically altered daily routine that has come about due to the Covid-19 pandemic-induced lockdown that New Zealand finds itself in at present.
  • Sun, Apr 12, 2020
    Verry Elleegant’s breeder and part-owner Don Goodwin can’t wait until the spring after her gutsy runner-up performance to English raider Addeybb in the Gr.1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Sun, Apr 12, 2020
    Jockey Glen Boss considered her his best long-shot ride in a Group One race and Kiwi mare Etah James has proven him right, upsetting her more fancied rivals to win the Gr.1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick.
  • Fri, Apr 10, 2020
    Victorian trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr are excited about the prospects of two recent New Zealand acquisitions, but it is unknown when the pair will be able to join their Australian barn.
  • Fri, Apr 10, 2020
    Otaki trainers Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard are pleased with the success of their boutique stable this season and are looking forward to a nice team of younger horses returning to work once New Zealand comes out of Covid-19 lockdown.
  • Fri, Apr 10, 2020
    Former New Zealand galloper Verry Elleegant will be looking to ascend her throne and be crowned Australia’s new darling of the turf when she contests the Gr.1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    Probabeel flies NZ flag in Australian Oaks; Brothers in opposing Sydney Cup corners; Hong Kong win Simply done
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr are looking forward to lining up Tavistock duo Tavisan and Contrition on Saturday, albeit 1400km apart.
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2020
    Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman are in search of more Australian riches this weekend when The Chosen One contests the Gr.1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick.
  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020
    The Mick Price and Mick Kent Jr-trained Seabrook was meant to be racing in Sydney on her way to a campaign in Brisbane, however, border restrictions imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has put a stop to those plans.
  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020
    Te Akau Racing will be hoping their trio of Sydney runners can finish their autumn campaigns on a high at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020
    Trainer Chris Waller has called top jockey Nash Rawiller off the bench to replace James McDonald aboard classy four-year-old Verry Elleegant in Saturday’s Gr.1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    Living on the NSW side of the Murray River has curtailed the racing opportunities in Victoria for Albury trainer Mitch Beer.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    Newcastle trainer Kris Lees is looking forward to lining up a pair of runners for New Zealand owner Lib Petagna at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
  • Tue, Apr 07, 2020
    While many people will be bandying around a few choice F words over the lockdown period, there are two that are helping Southland trainer Kelvin Tyler get through it - family and farming.
  • Mon, Apr 06, 2020
    Beauty Generation brushed aside his rivals to win the Gr.2 Chairman’s Trophy (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday setting up the prospect of an unprecedented third victory in the Gr.1 Champions Mile (1600m) at the end of the month.
  • Mon, Apr 06, 2020
    Kiwi jockey Opie Bosson is making the most of his opportunities and fresh from landing the Gr.1 Australian Derby (2400m) aboard Quick Thinker at Randwick on Saturday, he is eyeing further riches as the Sydney autumn carnival.
  • Mon, Apr 06, 2020
    Zed Em looks to be on track to defend his crown in the Grand Annual Steeplechase (5500m) at Warrnambool next month after his eye-catching win over 2000m at Werribee on Saturday.
  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020
    Cambridge trainer Tony Pike was pleased with the efforts of classy juvenile Not An Option after he ran on late to finish third in the Gr.3 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020
    The Gr.1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) had a distinct Kiwi flavour this year after Nature Strip easily accounted for his opposition at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020
    New Zealand’s Queen of the turf, Melody Belle, will be out to secure her crowning glory in the Gr.1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick next week after her brave fourth-placing behind Nettoyer in the Gr.1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) on Saturday.
  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020
    A possible tilt at the Gr.1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) in a fortnight or a stint in the spelling paddock are two of the options for promising three-year-old Brandenburg after his gritty performance to finish third in Saturday’s Gr.1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick.
  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020
    A stirring performance from promising three-year-old Zebrowksi in Saturday’s Gr.1 Australian Derby (2400m), at just his sixth career start, has lifted the spirits of the team currently in lockdown at Windsor Park Stud in Cambridge.