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2019 May
  • Wed, May 22, 2019
    Cambridge Stud principals Brendan and Jo Lindsay have had a fantastic run with the progeny of their foundation mare J’Adane .
  • Mon, May 20, 2019
    An impressive debut jumps win for Woodsman at Te Rapa on Saturday marked the first leg of a special double for rider Michael Roustoby and his twin brother, Adam.
  • Mon, May 20, 2019
    It might be a quieter time on the racing front for Roger James and Robert Wellwood, but there’s plenty of interest for their Cambridge stable this week.
  • Sat, May 18, 2019
    One of last season’s most promising jumpers returned to the hurdling game with a vengeance at Te Rapa on Saturday with a stunning performance to take out the Fairview Motors Waikato Hurdles (3200m).
  • Sat, May 18, 2019
    Topweight and race favourite Shamal added a second prestige steeplechase victory to his career record when he prevailed in a nail-biting finish to the Signature Homes Waikato Steeplechase (3900m) at Te Rapa.
  • Fri, May 17, 2019
    Racing Minister Winston Peters has announced a repeal of the betting levy (racing totalisator duty) currently paid by the racing industry to the Crown.
  • Fri, May 17, 2019
    Kevin and Julie Taylor of Koru Thoroughbreds sent two mares to Aquis Farm stallion Divine Prophet two years ago, and the results of those matings returned a healthy profit for them at Karaka on Friday.
  • Fri, May 17, 2019
    Te Akau principal David Ellis was once again prominent at Karaka, going to $80,000 to secure Lot 77, a son of first-season sire Vadamos, at New Zealand Bloodstock’s May Sale on Friday.
  • Fri, May 17, 2019
    Cambridge bloodstock agent Bevan Smith made a pleasing start to his solo bloodstock career at New Zealand Bloodstock’s May Sale at Karaka on Friday, taking home lot 83, the Tivaci filly out of Group Three performer Sitting on a Hill for $95,000.
  • Sun, May 12, 2019
    Ardmore trainer Nick Bishara’s year just keeps on getting better after promising stayer Verry Flash returned to winning form with a victory at Rotorua on the weekend.
  • Sun, May 12, 2019
    Trainer Tony Pike had a feeling his class sprinter, The Bostonian, was in the sort of form to run the race of his life in Saturday’s Gr.1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m).
  • Fri, May 10, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Tony Pike has taken a seven-strong team to Queensland to tackle the rich spoils on offer in the sunshine state over the coming months.
  • Thu, May 09, 2019
    Andrew Forsman doesn't have the same cricketing claim to fame as his training partner Murray Baker but he revealed he did rack up a couple of centuries as a schoolboy batsman at Te Awamutu College.
  • Tue, May 07, 2019
    Multiple Group One-winning mare Melody Belle is back in work in preparation for a busy spring campaign.
  • Tue, May 07, 2019
    Progressive Kiwi stayer Felaar is likely to back-up at Caulfield this week after a nightmare first taste of Australian racing .
  • Sun, May 05, 2019
    Lightly raced three-year-old Ignored produced one of the day’s highlights when she overcame a tardy start to win against the older horses at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Sat, May 04, 2019
    Visiting northern rider Lisa Allpress showed her undoubted class in the saddle when she guided race favourite All About Magic to a comprehensive victory in the Listed Berkley Stud Champagne Stakes (1200m) at Riccarton.
  • Sat, May 04, 2019
    Consistent filly Rainbow Dash added further valuable black-type to her outstanding two-year-old campaign with a gritty victory in the Listed Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre 2YO Stakes (1100m) at Te Rapa.
  • Fri, May 03, 2019
    Pukekohe trainer Nigel Tiley has experienced plenty of success in Queensland over the last few years and he is returning to the Sunshine State in a bid to collect some more winter spoils.
  • Fri, May 03, 2019
    Disturbance will step up to a distance past 1200m for just the second time this season when he tackles Saturday's Listed Daphne Bannon Memorial Great Easter Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton.
  • Fri, May 03, 2019
    Roz Southey couldn’t resist a tongue-in-cheek comment when describing the thrill of Zed Em’s amazing win under 70kgs when leading home a New Zealand-bred trifecta in the Grand Annual Steeplechase (5500m) at Warrnambool on Thursday.
  • Thu, May 02, 2019
    Auckland trainer Stephen McKee has given rise to Consensus' chances in Saturday's Gr.2 A D Hollindale Stakes (1800m) at the Gold Coast, describing her condition as much superior to how she fronted for last year's race.
  • Thu, May 02, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is keen to run stakes performers Intrigue and Indecision at the Gold Coast on Saturday, but there is little room for error in terms of the travel arrangements.
  • Wed, May 01, 2019
    Trainer Jenna Mahoney has been successfully juggling sporthorses and racehorses for more than a decade but she admits the racing side of her business, Cypress Point Stables, is taking priority now.
  • Wed, May 01, 2019
    After nearly a year off the racing scene Rock On Wood is shaping into a very progressive racehorse.
2019 April
  • Tue, Apr 30, 2019
    Leading South Island trainer Matthew Pitman, who trains in partnership with his father Michael, will line-up six runners in the two stakes races at Riccarton on Saturday and he believes the stable has a solid chance of taking out the two features.
  • Tue, Apr 30, 2019
    Trainer John Sargent will have representatives in three states this weekend, headed by New Zealand import House Of Cartier, a recent addition to the stable that will contest the Gr.1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville on Saturday.
  • Mon, Apr 29, 2019
    Morrinsville owner Russell Mead has a big decision to make following the upset deadheat victory of his under-rated three-year-old Speedy Meady at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Sun, Apr 28, 2019
    A successful procedure conducted on Friday to remove the metal rods and screws inserted to stabilise her lumbar region following a horror fall in Singapore last October.
  • Sun, Apr 28, 2019
    In a thrilling finish to the Gr.3 Inglis Sales Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) the judge couldn’t separate the pair of Vigor Winner and Speedy Meady who shared victory in the feature Te Rapa contest.
  • Sun, Apr 28, 2019
    Gritty two-year-old Bronte Beach is likely to head up a three-pronged attack on the Listed Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre 2YO Stakes (1100m) for trainer Stephen Marsh at Te Rapa next weekend after her impressive victory at Hastings on Saturday.
  • Sun, Apr 28, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Tony Pike left Te Rapa racecourse on Saturday evening with a satisfied grin on his face despite winning just the one race on the day.
  • Sun, Apr 28, 2019
    Trainer Tony Pike unleashed another eye-catching youngster from his Cambridge-based team when two-year-old filly Subpoena delivered a winning performance on debut at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Wed, Apr 24, 2019
    The Richard Collett-trained Mercy Hill is a good chance of making it three successive victories when she contests the Rating 82 Bruce Amies Pharmacy Governor General's Cup (1600m) at Avondale on Thursday.
  • Mon, Apr 22, 2019
    A comfortable victory at the Waverley trials earlier this month has confirmed a start in Saturday’s Gr.3 Inglis Sales Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) for promising three-year-old Lincoln Falls.
  • Mon, Apr 22, 2019
    Frank Ritchie will make a call on Tuesday as to whether his boutique stable’s leading light will contest the feature races at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Sun, Apr 21, 2019
    It’s not often you find the owner of a Group Three winner at Royal Randwick happily ensconced on his tractor cutting grass less than twenty-four hours after such a notable victory.
  • Sat, Apr 20, 2019
    The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman training partnership set a new record for the most victories at stakes level in a New Zealand season when Quick Thinker took out the Listed Buffalo & Co Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Sat, Apr 20, 2019
    Locally trained mare Lil Miss Swiss caused a major boil-over when she nabbed hot favourite Orepuki Lad in the shadows of the winning post to capture the Listed Carriers Arms Hotel Riverton Cup (2147m) on Saturday.
  • Fri, Apr 19, 2019
    Promising New Zealand-bred three-year-old Stardome resumed with a win in the Nationwide Super Class 2 Handicap (1600m) at Newcastle on Thursday.
  • Tue, Apr 16, 2019
    Cambridge trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood were ecstatic with Rondinella’s Gr.1 Sydney Cup (3200m) fourth-placing at Randwick on Saturday and they are now eyeing spring spoils with their mare, with a potential Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) tilt on the cards.
  • Tue, Apr 16, 2019
    The Chosen One will end his Australian campaign on Saturday, while stablemate Bobby Dee will be endeavouring to secure a trip across the Tasman when he competes at Ellerslie the same day.
  • Tue, Apr 16, 2019
    Champion New Zealand mare Melody Belle has been the subject of a significant overseas offer to purchase her as a broodmare, but connections of the six-time Group One winner have rejected the offer.
  • Mon, Apr 15, 2019
    Debutant Kali stamped herself as a filly to follow when she eased to an effortless victory over 1300m at Hastings on Saturday.
  • Sun, Apr 14, 2019
    Classy three-year-old Beyond The Fort franked her gritty runner-up effort in the Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) last month with a comprehensive victory in Saturday’s Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Warstep Stakes (2000m) at Riccarton.
  • Sun, Apr 14, 2019
    Matamata visitor Princess Kereru signed off on an A+ report card for her current campaign when she scored a hollow victory in the Listed NZB Finance Sprint (1200m) at Hastings on Saturday.
  • Fri, Apr 12, 2019
    Ruakaka trainers Chris Gibbs and Michelle Bradley are daring to dream that they can cause a massive upset at Randwick on Saturday when they take on the world’s best racehorse, Winx, in her last raceday appearance.
  • Fri, Apr 12, 2019
    Cambridge trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood have experienced a stellar first season in partnership and they are hoping to continue that success when they line-up Rondinella in the Gr.1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Thu, Apr 11, 2019
    Consensus will be attempting to put a ray of sunshine into an emotional week for the family of popular trainer Trevor McKee when she chases a Group One win at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Tue, Apr 09, 2019
    The Sir Mark Todd-trained entire He’s Eminent resumed from a lengthy layoff with a gallant front-running display in the Gr.1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill three weeks ago and his connections are hoping he can replicate that performance at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Tue, Apr 09, 2019
    Goodwood Stud principal William Fell received a late wedding present on Saturday when Nicoletta won the Gr.1 New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Te Aroha.
  • Tue, Apr 09, 2019
    New Zealand jumper Zed Em created history when winning the A$100,000 Von Doussa Steeplechase (3250m) at Oakbank in South Australia on Sunday in the hands of Steve Pateman.
  • Mon, Apr 08, 2019
    Group One winner Nicoletta and promising three-year-old Santa Catarina enjoyed a successful day at Te Aroha on Saturday
  • Mon, Apr 08, 2019
    Canterbury trainer Lance Robinson has suffered a major loss after stable star Boots ‘N’ All passed away during the week after suffering an adverse reaction to an antibiotic.
  • Mon, Apr 08, 2019
    A bold plan to land a Group One came up a neck short for talented mare Supera on Saturday when she finished a gallant runner-up in the Fiber Fresh New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Te Aroha.
  • Sat, Apr 06, 2019
    Local runner Who Dares Wins upset the favourites when he produced a bold finishing burst to capture his first win at stakes level when scoring in the Listed Christchurch Casino Easter Cup (1600m).
  • Sat, Apr 06, 2019
    Gritty mare Nicoletta is no longer a bridesmaid at the elite level after claiming her maiden Group One title in Saturday’s Fiber Fresh New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Te Aroha.
  • Sat, Apr 06, 2019
    A potential trip to the Queensland Winter Carnival is in line for promising three-year-old Riding The Wave after he produced a stunning display at Te Aroha on Saturday.
  • Fri, Apr 05, 2019
    The Brian and Shane Anderton-trained Gallant Boy will head into the Listed Christchurch Casino Easter Cup (1600m) in a freshened state and his connections believe he is ready to make it back-to-back stakes victories on Saturday
  • Fri, Apr 05, 2019
    Mike Moroney is in a strong position going into Saturday’s Gr.1 Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick with the two favoured runners in Arrogant and Chapada.
  • Thu, Apr 04, 2019
    Talented jumper Macklemore proved far too good for the opposition when winning the Ray Stevens & Heather Tasker Memorial Jumpers Highweight 2050 at Wanganui on Thursday and is in the frame for a trip across the Tasman.
  • Thu, Apr 04, 2019
    Waverley trainer Bill Thurlow took Gr.1 Auckland Cup (3200m) winner Glory Days to Wanganui for a gallop between races on Thursday and was not entirely pleased with the hit-out.
  • Wed, Apr 03, 2019
    Just over two years ago, Jacksstar suffered a tendon injury when finishing third in the Gr.1 Auckland Cup (3200m).
  • Wed, Apr 03, 2019
    The well regarded New Zealand racing print and online publisher The Informant has ceased publishing after owner Racing Media NZ Ltd cited a lack of core industry support for the business.
  • Tue, Apr 02, 2019
    Handy stayer Big Mike was back in action at the Avondale trials on Tuesday and impressed his trainers ahead of a campaign that is likely to include another trip across the Tasman.
  • Tue, Apr 02, 2019
    Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have two contenders for the Gr.1 Sydney Cup (3200m) in Zacada and Vin De Dance, but the pair will have to perform this weekend to warrant a start in the two-mile feature.
  • Mon, Apr 01, 2019
    Even being brought down to the earth with a thud in the final event at Ellerslie on Saturday didn’t dampen a memorable day for the Japanese-born apprentice Taiki Yanagida.
2019 March
  • Sun, Mar 31, 2019
    While he may not have witnessed a winning run, it was hard to take the smile off trainer Shaune Ritchie’s face after his gutsy two-year-old filly Bella Mente picked up an invaluable placing at Group One level
  • Sun, Mar 24, 2019
    Progressive staying mare Artiste has landed herself a black-type challenge for her next assignment after a convincing victory in the Drymix Cement Bay Of Plenty Cup (2100m) at Tauranga on Saturday.
  • Sun, Mar 24, 2019
    Local trainer Lance Robinson had plenty to celebrate at the completion of the racing action at Riccarton on Saturday after producing a perfect three-from-three result during the day.
  • Sat, Mar 23, 2019
    New Zealand-bred filly Princess Jenni produced a strong performance to land the Gr.3 Alexandra Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night at just her fourth career start.
  • Sat, Mar 23, 2019
    Group One mare Consensus made her presence felt in a hit-and-run raid at Moonee Valley on Friday night when prevailing in a tight finish to the Gr.2 Sunline Stakes (1600m).
  • Fri, Mar 22, 2019
    Trainer Stephen Marsh will have a dual-pronged attack on Saturday’s Gr.1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m), with last start Gr.1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) winner Crown Prosecutor and Group One-placed colt Vernanme set to take on highly touted galloper The Autumn Sun.
  • Fri, Mar 22, 2019
    The John Bary-trained Hugo The Boss will be aiming to add a seventh win to his tally on Sunday when he lines-up in the LJ Hooker & McHattie Realty Ltd (1000m) at Tauherenikau.
  • Tue, Mar 19, 2019
    Multiple Group One winning New Zealand mare Danzdanzdance has arrived in Sydney for a tilt at Saturday’s Gr.1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) .
  • Tue, Mar 19, 2019
    Exciting four-year-old Rondinella will not head to Sydney to take her place in the Gr.1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) on Saturday, but a trip across the Tasman still remains on the cards for the Roger James and Robert Wellwood-trained runner.
  • Mon, Mar 18, 2019
    You might think that leading into last Saturday’s race meeting at Trentham, apprentice jockey Holly Andrew would be feeling more than just a twinge of anxiety about competing at the venue where she experienced a critical incident just one year ago.
  • Mon, Mar 18, 2019
    Reminiscent of his impressive debut, two-year-old colt Equinox once again showed his liking for the Trentham track with a hard-fought victory at the venue on Saturday.
  • Sun, Mar 17, 2019
    The Roger James and Robert Wellwood-trained Concert Hall produced an impressive last-to-first performance to land the Gr.3 Wentwood Grange Cuddle Stakes (1600m) at Trentham on Saturday, setting her up for a tilt at even better things.
  • Fri, Mar 15, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh may not be competing for the A$5million on offer in the inaugural All Star Mile (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday, but he is hoping stable runner Starrybeel can win a sizeable cheque for his connections on the undercard.
  • Thu, Mar 14, 2019
    How his trio of talented fillies handle the step up to 2400m on a rain-affected Trentham track is Cambridge trainer Andrew Forsman's only concern heading into Saturday's Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m).
  • Tue, Mar 12, 2019
    John Sargent is on target to send one Group One prospect across the Tasman from Australia, while he has received a filly from New Zealand for a possible Sydney Group One mission.
  • Mon, Mar 11, 2019
    Promising three-year-old filly Elate suffered a heart fibrillation in the Sunline Vase last start, causing concern for her connections leading into Saturday’s Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks at Trentham.
  • Mon, Mar 11, 2019
    Bill Thurlow is sticking to his policy when it comes to booking a rider for Glory Days in the Gr.1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick next month.
  • Sun, Mar 10, 2019
    Progressive three-year-old Dawn Patrol showed he is ready to return to the racetrack after producing a stylish display over 1000m at the Rotorua trials last Tuesday.
  • Sun, Mar 10, 2019
    Former New Zealand-trained filly Spanish Whisper made a stunning return to the winner’s circle on Saturday when she overcame a wide run to take out the Gr.2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) at Flemington.
  • Sun, Mar 10, 2019
    A mud-spattered Cameron Lammas completed an early raceday double in the worst of the conditions at Ellerslie on Saturday when he guided promising mare Sandrine home in the second race of the day.
  • Thu, Mar 07, 2019
    Opie Bosson is just one win shy of joining Hall of Fame jockey Lance O'Sullivan on 62 career Group One wins and he has a gilt-edged chance of levelling up to his former great rival at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Thu, Mar 07, 2019
    The Roger James and Robert Wellwood-trained Rondinella is taking a solid formline into Saturday’s Gr.1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie, but her connections believe she will have her work cut out for her in the star-studded field.
  • Wed, Mar 06, 2019
    Waverley trainer Bill Thurlow has experienced a stellar season with his talented galloper Glory Days and he is hoping she can continue her good run of form in the Gr.1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Mon, Mar 04, 2019
    Allan Morley has a bit of inside knowledge on what it takes to win a Gr.1 Auckland Cup (3200m) as he prepares for his first tilt at the Ellerslie feature on Saturday.
  • Sun, Mar 03, 2019
    A sparkling exhibition gallop by Danzdanzdance at Ellerslie on Saturday has confirmed trainer Chris Gibbs’ thoughts that he has his stable star right where he wants her as she prepares to tackle the cream of Australian racing later this month.
  • Sat, Mar 02, 2019
    A trip north to contest the Gr.2 Norwood Family Wellington Guineas (1400m) at Trentham beckons for multiple stakes-winning filly Emily Margaret after a dominant on-speed victory at Wingatui on Saturday in the Listed NZB Insurance Stakes (1400m).
  • Sat, Mar 02, 2019
    A rails-hugging ride by Jake Bayliss paved the way for classy filly Pinmedown to add a second black-type victory at Ellerslie to her record when she scored in the Gr.3 McKee Family Sunline Vase (2100m).
  • Sat, Mar 02, 2019
    Matamata raider Princess Kereru gained a well-deserved reward when she snatched victory in a thrilling finish to the Gr.3 Waikato Stud Plate (1200m) at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Fri, Mar 01, 2019
    Dual Group One winner Grunt will tackle the Gr.3 The TAB Shaftsbury Avenue Handicap (1400m) at Flemington on Saturday in the lead-up to the inaugural A$5 million All Star Mile (1600m) in a fortnight’s time.
  • Fri, Mar 01, 2019
    Sydney trainer Chris Waller is expecting a solid showing from his New Zealand-bred stayer Patrick Erin in the Gr.1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday where he faces champion stablemate Winx.
2019 February
  • Wed, Feb 27, 2019
    Caulfield Cup-winning jockey Pat Cosgrave will make a flying visit to Auckland this weekend to partner the Chris Waller-trained Nobu in the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m).
  • Mon, Feb 25, 2019
    An open-class win at Wairoa on Sunday has put Awapuni mare Jessiegee in contention for a couple of stakes races.
  • Sun, Feb 24, 2019
    The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Aretha upset the applecart when she produced a dogged finish to score at outside odds ($15) in the Gr.2 J Swap Contractors Ltd Matamata Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) on Saturday.
  • Sun, Feb 24, 2019
    Trainer Allan Sharrock will lift his sights with promising three-year-old Our Hail Mary after she maintained her unbeaten record with a comprehensive victory over 1200m at Otaki on Saturday.
  • Sun, Feb 24, 2019
    An eleventh-hour bid to secure a spot in the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) went to plan at Otaki on Saturday when rugged three-year-old Platinum Invador took out the last race on the day
  • Sun, Feb 24, 2019
    Classy youngster Yourdeel gave his rivals a galloping lesson on Saturday when he cleared out over the final stages of the Gr.3 Waikato Stud Slipper (1200m) at Matamata.
  • Fri, Feb 22, 2019
    Manawatu trainer Lisa Latta is launching a last-straw bid to qualify Platinum Invador for Saturday week's Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie but she isn't yet committed to starting in the Classic.