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