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2021 March
  • Sun, Mar 07, 2021
    Prominent breeder and racehorse owner Daniel Nakhle was a bundle of nerves as he waited for Saturday’s two-year-old race at Wingatui to get underway.
  • Sun, Mar 07, 2021
    Talented three-year-old The Gift proved too tough for her age group rivals at Wingatui on Saturday as she collected her first black-type success in the Listed NZB Insurance Stakes (1400m).
  • Fri, Mar 05, 2021
    The Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) meeting will take place at Ellerslie on Sunday after New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden announced Auckland would drop to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 at 6am on Sunday.
  • Fri, Mar 05, 2021
    Australian punters poring over the New Zealand form of Gr.1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) favourite Aegon could easily be led down the garden path believing the talented three-year-old is a rain-affected galloper as he prepares to face a Good 4 Randwick surface.
  • Fri, Mar 05, 2021
    Byerley Park trainer Peter Williams was a relieved man when the news came through that Ellerslie would play host to the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) meeting on Sunday.
  • Fri, Mar 05, 2021
    Bradbury Park principals Casey and Michelle Dando are fizzing ahead of the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on Sunday.
  • Thu, Mar 04, 2021
    Cambridge trainer Andrew Forsman will have a rare afternoon off on Saturday, but his eyes will be firmly fixed on high-class three-year-old Aegon, who will start a warm favourite in the Gr.1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) in Sydney.
  • Thu, Mar 04, 2021
    Promising two-year-old Drum Major will be on trial for a tilt at Group One glory when he lines-up in the HR Jones & Co Ltd 2YO (1200m) at Awapuni on Saturday.
  • Wed, Mar 03, 2021
    In-form galloper Defibrillate is giving his New Zealand owners a great thrill, having strung together four consecutive wins in Melbourne, and he will be vying to extend it to five at Flemington on Saturday.
  • Wed, Mar 03, 2021
    The Stephen Nickalls-trained Llanacord landed the Gr.2 Little Avondale Stud Lowland Stakes (2100m) at Hastings on Wednesday to provide the Rangiotu trainer, who part-owns the three-year-old filly, with his biggest moment in racing.
  • Wed, Mar 03, 2021
    Otaki trainer Johno Benner believes it's far from a vintage running of this year's Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m), but he's hardly complaining.
  • Tue, Mar 02, 2021
    Punters should disregard Fleetwood Maca’s last two runs when assessing her chances in the Gr.2 Little Avondale Stud Lowland Stakes (2100m) at Hastings on Wednesday according to co-trainer Pam Gerard.
  • Tue, Mar 02, 2021
    Warwick Farm trainer Annabel Neesham is looking forward to lining up New Zealand-bred colt Mo’unga in the Gr.1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) on Saturday.
  • Tue, Mar 02, 2021
    High-class mare Levante ran out a ready winner of her 1230m heat at the Rotorua trials on Tuesday and most importantly jumped away cleanly from the starting gates and will be seen back at the races on Saturday week.
  • Tue, Mar 02, 2021
    Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh is heading to Hastings on Wednesday to try and record more Group honours with Zee Falls, but he could be back in Hawke’s Bay in just a matter of days in search of bigger spoils.
  • Mon, Mar 01, 2021
    Taranaki trainer Robbie Patterson took time out on Sunday morning for a spot of fishing with a group of mates, safe in the knowledge he has progressive galloper Coventina Bay right where he wants her as a Group One target looms.
  • Mon, Mar 01, 2021
    Racing Administrators remain hopeful that Ellerslie will be the venue for this year’s Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m), but a call as to whether the bumper race meeting can proceed at Auckland’s premier course on Sunday will be made as late as Friday afternoon.
  • Mon, Mar 01, 2021
    A comprehensive three-length victory at Matamata on Saturday has set promising three-year-old Tar And Cement on a path to the Gr.2 Fusion Electrical Wellington Guineas (1400m) at Trentham next month.
  • Mon, Mar 01, 2021
    New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) and the Auckland Racing Club (ARC) held discussions on Sunday morning regarding the impact of Saturday’s announcement that Auckland was moving back into Covid Alert Level 3 for seven days.
2021 February
  • Sun, Feb 28, 2021
    Avantage continued her march into the realms of super stardom when she made it career Group One number eight with a gritty win in the Gr.1 El Cheapo Cars Weight-For-Age Classic (1600m).
  • Sun, Feb 28, 2021
    Local filly Bonny Lass carried the hopes of her breeder Sandy Moore and a mixture of racing newbies and experienced hands to victory in Saturday’s Gr.2 J Swap Contractors Ltd Matamata Breeders’ Stakes (1200m).
  • Sun, Feb 28, 2021
    Trainer Jamie Richards and the Te Akau Racing team entered Saturday’s Gr.3 Waikato Stud Slipper (1200m) on their home patch at Matamata on Saturday with a strong hand and played it to perfection when producing the quinella in the juvenile feature for the colts and geldings.
  • Fri, Feb 26, 2021
    Matamata trainer Chad Orsmby is looking forward to lining up debutant Mana Nui in the Gr.3 Waikato Stud Slipper (1200m) at his home track on Saturday.
  • Thu, Feb 25, 2021
    It’s one all between Callsign Mav and Avantage this season, and the Gr.1 El Cheapo Cars Weight-For-Age Classic (1600m) at Otaki on Saturday is set to decide the deadlock between the pair.
  • Thu, Feb 25, 2021
    Pukekohe trainer Richard Collett marked a century of wins on his home track when promising three-year-old Captain Tom saluted in the Mount Shop 1200 maiden under jockey Andrew Calder on Thursday.
  • Thu, Feb 25, 2021
    Group Three winner Germanicus showed he is in excellent order ahead of a return to racing, winning a 1000m trial at Pukekohe on Thursday that was restricted to stakes performers.
  • Thu, Feb 25, 2021
    Before Stephen Marsh's focus turns to the feature races at Matamata on Saturday, the Cambridge trainer will have his attention on Friday's Riccarton meeting where his southern stable continues to blossom.
  • Wed, Feb 24, 2021
    Trainer Grahame Begg is excited by the prospects of promising three-year-old filly Butter Chicken, who caught the eye when runner-up in last Saturday’s Gr.2 Autumn Classic (1800m) behind Parure.
  • Wed, Feb 24, 2021
    Stephen Nickalls hopes to get exciting three-year-old filly Llanacord to the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) next month as a tribute to her former trainer Glynn Brick.
  • Wed, Feb 24, 2021
    Leading Sydney jockey James McDonald is looking forward to continuing his association with multiple Group One winner Verry Elleegant in the Gr.1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Wed, Feb 24, 2021
    Rising star Amarelinha will not be a late entrant for the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m).
  • Tue, Feb 23, 2021
    Allan Sharrock will be hoping it’s a case of like mother, like daughter, if Sinarahma lines-up in the Gr.1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) at Ellerslie next month.
  • Tue, Feb 23, 2021
    Matamata trainers Graham Richardson and Rogan Norvall head to their local meeting on Saturday with talented yet unassuming filly Bonny Lass in the Gr.2 J Swap Contractors Ltd Matamata Breeders Stakes (1200m).
  • Tue, Feb 23, 2021
    When Tracey Schroeder bought herself an ‘old plodder’ to ride and potter around with, she got a lot more than she bargained for.
  • Mon, Feb 22, 2021
    A victory on rugged mare Robusto (NZ) (Zed) in Saturday’s Gr.2 Wallen Concreting Avondale Cup (2400m) added another chapter in a flourishing body of work being put together by jockey Sam Collett in New Zealand’s major staying events in the last few years.
  • Mon, Feb 22, 2021
    Promising four-year-old Dark Alley looked a galloper capable of going through the grades over the next few months when he scored an impressive victory on his home track at Hastings on Sunday.
  • Mon, Feb 22, 2021
    Consistent sprinter Justacanta (NZ) (Per Incanto) got his just rewards for some outstanding efforts of late when he closed out a stylish victory in open company over 1200m at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Mon, Feb 22, 2021
    The Ballymore stables of Mike Moroney and Pam Gerard have plenty to look forward to over the Auckland Cup Carnival, following the performances of proven stayer Sound and progressive mare Tia d’Or on Saturday.
  • Mon, Feb 22, 2021
    Within one special hour on Saturday, Waikato Stud graduates Probabeel and Aegon flew the New Zealand flag high across the Tasman with a superb stakes-winning double.
  • Sun, Feb 21, 2021
    A brave front-running effort paid dividends for Timaru visitor Chokito as she captured her first stakes victory in the Listed ILT Ascot Park Hotel Southland Guineas (1600m) at Invercargill.
  • Sun, Feb 21, 2021
    Rugged stayer Robusto upset the applecart when she produced a well-timed finish to deny Aussie raider Sound a victory in Saturday’s Gr.2 Wallen Concreting Avondale Cup (2400m).
  • Sun, Feb 21, 2021
    Well fancied Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) candidate Rocket Spade threw down the gauntlet to his three-year-old rivals when he produced a strong staying performance to capture the Gr.2 AJC Avondale Guineas (2100m) at Ellerslie.
  • Sun, Feb 21, 2021
    Outstanding Kiwi mare Probabeel has rocketed to equal favouritism for the $A5 million All-Star Mile (1600m) with a resounding victory in the Gr.1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
  • Sun, Feb 21, 2021
    High-class three-year-old Aegon proved the New Zealand form was right up to the mark when dominating his Australian rivals in the Gr.2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
  • Fri, Feb 19, 2021
    Central Districts stayer Platinum Invador has a number of factors in his favour when he contests the Gr.2 Wallen Concreting Avondale Cup (2400m) at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Thu, Feb 18, 2021
    Former Kiwi galloper Subpoenaed will line-up in the Gr.2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill on Saturday ahead of the Gr.1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) next month.
  • Thu, Feb 18, 2021
    A star-studded field awaits Kiwi raider Probabeel in the Gr.1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday, where she will clash with the likes of Behemoth, Arcadia Queen, Ole Kirk and last-start Group One winner Streets Of Avalon.
  • Wed, Feb 17, 2021
    Undefeated Kiwi three-year-old Aegon will make his Australian debut on Saturday when he contests the Gr.2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill.
  • Wed, Feb 17, 2021
    Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston will launch a three-pronged attack at the Listed ILF Ascot Park Hotel Southland Guineas (1600m) at Ascot Park on Saturday.
  • Wed, Feb 17, 2021
    Like father, like daughter – Johnson joins the 1000 club; Vale Sam Brosnan; Golden Sixty chases third Group One;
  • Tue, Feb 16, 2021
    Progressive three-year-old Shockallia will not contest the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) but could be seen in Classic races later in the season according to trainer Shaune Ritchie, who prepares the son of Shocking in partnership with Colm Murray.
  • Mon, Feb 15, 2021
    Group Three-winning mare Aimee’s Jewel has joined the stable of Kyneton trainer Charles Cassar as she looks to add Australian black-type to her CV.
  • Mon, Feb 15, 2021
    Nick Wigley and Kayla Milnes had an exciting spring with stakes-winning three-year-old Matchmaker, and now promising two-year-old Mozzarella is giving the Rangiora trainers something to look forward to in the autumn.
  • Sun, Feb 14, 2021
    Exciting galloper Amarelinha bounced back to her very best after suffering a narrow defeat at her most recent start, when she captured the Gr.2 David & Karyn Ellis Fillies Classic (2000m) at Te Rapa.
  • Sun, Feb 14, 2021
    Former champion jockey Bob Vance got to experience the thrill of winning a Group One race from the other side of the fence on Saturday and he loved every minute of it.
  • Sun, Feb 14, 2021
    Trainers Ken and Bev Kelso left Te Rapa racecourse on Saturday evening with mixed emotions after contrasting performances from their two runners on the day.
  • Sun, Feb 14, 2021
    Well-travelled galloper Royal Performer spoilt the party for the many supporters of race favourite Melody Belle when he caused an upset by racing away with Saturday’s Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa.
  • Sun, Feb 14, 2021
    In what most pundits deemed a match race between Avantage and Levante, it was marvellous mare Avantage who triumphed as she made it seven career Group One wins when taking out a superb victory in the Gr.1 BCD Group Sprint (1400m) at Te Rapa.
  • Fri, Feb 12, 2021
    Callsign Mav upset the apple cart when winning at odds of 82-1 in the Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings last September, but he won’t start at such a lucrative price when he contests another 1400m weight-for-age feature on Saturday.
  • Fri, Feb 12, 2021
    Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard have yet to saddle a winner at Te Rapa, but classy three-year-olds Montre Moi and Key give them two chances to open their account with Group Two success on Saturday.
  • Thu, Feb 11, 2021
    Riccarton galloper Khimar War will return to his home track on Saturday where he will resume in the Rangiora Equine Services Open Handicap (1100m).
  • Thu, Feb 11, 2021
    Talented Matamata filly Force Of Will keeps raising the bar, so much so that another bold performance this weekend is likely to clinch her a start in a Group One race she hasn't even been nominated for.
  • Thu, Feb 11, 2021
    Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards is getting used to having runners at multiple venues across Australasia and this weekend will be no different.
  • Wed, Feb 10, 2021
    Former Kiwi galloper Defibrillate has been keeping his New Zealand owners entertained over the last month, winning his last three starts in Melbourne, including a controversial last start dead-heat, and now Cup targets beckon the talented son of Shocking.
  • Wed, Feb 10, 2021
    Champion trainer Jamie Richards is hoping he will witness history being made at Te Rapa on Saturday when Melody Belle contests the Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m).
  • Wed, Feb 10, 2021
    Ken Kelso is looking forward to seeing his exciting mare Levante take on Avantage again, this time at 1400m in the Gr.1 BCD Sprint at Te Rapa.
  • Wed, Feb 10, 2021
    Multiple Group Two winner Sound travels to New Zealand on Wednesday night as he bids to add some Cup wins to his record for trainers Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard.
  • Tue, Feb 09, 2021
    Multiple Group One performer Deerfield was amongst the late nominations for Saturday’s Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa, with trainer Chrissy Bambry confident her hardy gelding will give a good account in the $400,000 weight-for-age feature.
  • Tue, Feb 09, 2021
    Group One winner Tiptronic has taken the underdog tag into the last two editions of the Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m), and he will once again carry that label in the feature race at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Mon, Feb 08, 2021
    Co-trainer Andrew Forsman isn’t quite sure what to expect from top stayer The Chosen One when he tackles the Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa this weekend.
  • Mon, Feb 08, 2021
    Progressive mare Tabata collected her first stakes success when she prevailed in a desperate finish to the Listed Property Brokers Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Tauherenikau on Monday.
  • Sun, Feb 07, 2021
    Trainer Roger James admits he feared the worst as he watched his star mare Concert Hall crash through the outside fence at New Plymouth on Saturday after escaping from the starting gates prior to the start of the Gr.3 Powerworx Taranaki Cup (1800m).
  • Sun, Feb 07, 2021
    Te Akau principal David Ellis CNZM retained his leading buyer status for the 16th consecutive year at the recently completed New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sales Series at Karaka.
  • Sun, Feb 07, 2021
    Well-travelled mare House Of Cartier will have her second start back in New Zealand at Tauherenikau on Monday with trainer and co-owner Peter Didham looking for her to provide some answers on future plans he has for the valuable broodmare prospect.
  • Sat, Feb 06, 2021
    A rematch of last month’s Listed Gore Guineas (1335m) produced the exact same result on Saturday as Showemhowitsdone edged out The Gift in a tight finish to the Listed Mediaworks Dunedin Guineas (1500m) at Wingatui.
  • Sat, Feb 06, 2021
    Probabeel is on target to fly the Kiwi flag in the Gr.1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) and the A$5 million All-Star Mile (1600m) after proving a class above her rivals in Saturday’s Gr.3 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.
  • Sat, Feb 06, 2021
    A joint venture between owner-breeder John Phillips and Riccarton trainer Danny Crozier produced a dream result in Saturday’s Listed Nellies Restaurant and Bar Dunedin Gold Cup (2400m).
  • Sat, Feb 06, 2021
    Promising colt Magneto turned the tables on race rivals Quattro Quinta and Wolfgang when he stormed home along the fence to take out the Gr.3 Woburn Farm 2YO Classic (1200m) at New Plymouth.
  • Sat, Feb 06, 2021
    Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh struck Group Three gold in both islands within the space of one special hour on Saturday afternoon.
  • Fri, Feb 05, 2021
    A tilt at the Gr.1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) at Ellerslie next month is on the line for City Slicker at Wingatui on Saturday.
  • Fri, Feb 05, 2021
    Cambridge trainer Roger James will produce Concert Hall in Saturday's Gr.3 Powerworx Taranaki Cup (1800m) at New Plymouth as a springboard to a campaign in Melbourne, just days after the death of his last star performer in Australia, Silent Achiever.
  • Fri, Feb 05, 2021
    Wingatui trainer Steven Prince may not be partial to a Mint Julep, but he can’t get enough of his in-form galloper by the same name.
  • Fri, Feb 05, 2021
    Well-related filly Lily’s Lady contests Saturday’s Listed Fasttrack Insurance Oaks Prelude (1800m) at New Plymouth and trainers Stephen Autridge and Kris Shailer are hopeful the daughter of Contributer can bank some more black-type and emerge as a serious Oaks contender in the process.
  • Wed, Feb 03, 2021
    A number of contenders for the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on March 6 were in action at Te Rapa on Wednesday.
  • Wed, Feb 03, 2021
    White Robe Lodge principal Brian Anderton is looking forward to racing at Wingatui on Saturday, a meeting that has long been one of his favourite days on the racing calendar.
  • Wed, Feb 03, 2021
    Peter McKay reached the pinnacle of New Zealand racing with Puccini and now the Matamata trainer is vying to reach the same heights with his son, Wolfgang.
  • Wed, Feb 03, 2021
    Marsh duo to face challenging assignments; Te Rapa hit-out for Avantage; Good will gesture for Captain Tom supporters
  • Tue, Feb 02, 2021
    Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is looking forward to autumn racing with a couple of last season’s Classic winners after their pleasing trials at Rotorua on Tuesday.
  • Tue, Feb 02, 2021
    Diminutive galloper Fiscal Fantasy will be vying to boost her pedigree page even further at New Plymouth on Saturday when she contests the Gr.3 Powerworx Taranaki Cup (1800m).
  • Tue, Feb 02, 2021
    Exciting three-year-old Rocket Spade is tackling older horses at Te Rapa on Wednesday as part of his preparation for the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m).
  • Mon, Feb 01, 2021
    Back in full swing after being sofa-bound for three months, it’s onwards and upwards for astute trainer John Bary.
  • Mon, Feb 01, 2021
    Curraghmore’s Gordon Cunningham has been acknowledged by the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association with the Wild Geese trophy, an award sponsored by the Aga Khan for Irish horsepeople who have represented their home country on the world stage with distinction.
  • Mon, Feb 01, 2021
    Local runner El Tirador provided a dashing display on his home track at Pukekohe on Sunday when he strode home to defeat his age-group rivals over 1400m.
  • Mon, Feb 01, 2021
    Promising two-year-old Mozzarella could have booked a trip north for a juvenile feature later this month after her impressive victory over 800m at Riccarton on Saturday.
  • Mon, Feb 01, 2021
    Quality galloper Probabeel will kick off her summer campaign in Melbourne this Saturday when she contests the Gr.3 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.
  • Mon, Feb 01, 2021
    Although he enjoyed a wonderful day at Trentham on Saturday, trainer Allan Sharrock was left with a niggling feeling of what might have been had his promising mare Sinarahma jumped with the field in the Gr.1 Harcourts Thorndon Mile (1600m).
  • Mon, Feb 01, 2021
    Although he enjoyed a wonderful day at Trentham on Saturday, trainer Allan Sharrock was left with a niggling feeling of what might have been had his promising mare Sinarahma jumped with the field in the Gr.1 Harcourts Thorndon Mile (1600m).
  • Mon, Feb 01, 2021
    Over the 147-year history of the Wellington Cup, the famous Trentham two-miler has witnessed any number of upset victories, but none would have been as great as the one that South Island stayer Bluey’s Chance nearly pulled off on Saturday.
2021 January
  • Sat, Jan 30, 2021
    Consistent mare All About Magic got her just rewards when she came with a sustained finish from near last to capture the Listed Speight’s Timaru Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton on Saturday.
  • Sat, Jan 30, 2021
    Race favourite Waisake completed a plan that was eight months in the making when he stormed home to take out the Gr.3 NZ Campus of Innovation & Sport Wellington Cup (3200m) at Trentham on Saturday.
  • Thu, Jan 28, 2021
    Trainer Jamie Richards became the fastest in the history of New Zealand racing to reach 100 wins in a season when Exaltation scored at Hastings on Thursday.
  • Thu, Jan 28, 2021
    Trainer Stephen Marsh believes Belle Fascino is deserving of success at black type level and will look to achieve that with the seven-year-old mare at Riccarton this weekend.
  • Wed, Jan 27, 2021
    Aegon’s career looks set to mirror that of his sire Sacred Falls for a little while yet, with a trip to the Sydney autumn carnival on the way.
  • Wed, Jan 27, 2021
    Promising miler Super Strike has another week to go on his summer holiday before trainer Richard Collett gets serious about a two-race campaign in the autumn that will culminate in a bid to win the Gr.2 Manco Easter Handicap (1600m) at Ellerslie.
  • Tue, Jan 26, 2021
    Promising three-year-olds Passione and Charms Star will take their next steps on the path to a possible Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) assignment at Trentham in March when they tackle the Gr.3 New Zealand Bloodstock Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) at the Wellington venue on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jan 25, 2021
    Boys Get Paid have been a growing entity on Karaka Million-night, New Zealand’s richest race meeting, but next year could be a whole new level for the racing group led by Luke Kemeys.
  • Mon, Jan 25, 2021
    Two days after her superlative win in the Gr.2 Westbury Classic (1400m) at Ellerslie on Karaka Million night on Saturday, exciting four-year-old Levante was enjoying a relaxing morning in her paddock at the Matamata property of her trainers Ken and Bev Kelso.
  • Mon, Jan 25, 2021
    Needle And Thread had her crowning glory at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day when taking out the Gr.2 Royal Stakes (2000m) and now trainers Stephen Autridge and Kris Shailer are wanting to extend her reign.
  • Sun, Jan 24, 2021
    A brilliant performance by On The Bubbles, chased home by three of his stablemates, has added another chapter to trainer Jamie Richards and the Te Akau Racing team’s incredible dominance of the DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m).
  • Sun, Jan 24, 2021
    Classy three-year-old Need I Say More made his first run at Ellerslie a winning one when he lumped topweight of 60.5kgs to victory in the Gr.3 Cambridge Stud Almanzor Trophy (1200m), the first race on Karaka Million night.
  • Fri, Jan 22, 2021
    The two leading figures of Karaka Million night, Te Akau and racing group Boys Get Paid, are set to join forces for the first time at Karaka this week.
  • Fri, Jan 22, 2021
    Trainer Jamie Richards won the Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m) last year with Probabeel and he is hoping he has a filly who can repeat the dose on Saturday.
  • Thu, Jan 21, 2021
    Ellerslie’s Karaka Million features are among the few major New Zealand races missing from the CV of top jockey Leith Innes, and he’s hoping star three-year-old Aegon can change that this weekend.
  • Thu, Jan 21, 2021
    Adrian Stanley and Hannah Kettlety are in their seventh year preparing yearlings under their Woburn Farm banner and they believe they are bringing their strongest draft yet to Karaka in 2021.
  • Wed, Jan 20, 2021
    Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh is looking forward to tackling some Classic targets with a pair of promising three-year-olds.
  • Wed, Jan 20, 2021
    A promise made by Janet Hepi to one day send a mare to Hallmark Stud has resulted in Super Strike, the winner of the Gr.3 Anniversary Handicap (1600m) at Trentham on Saturday.
  • Tue, Jan 19, 2021
    He’s got the movie star looks and now exciting Savabeel colt Brando will be out to showcase his talents on the international stage.
  • Mon, Jan 18, 2021
    It’s been a tough month for trainer Peter Corbett, but some light was put back into his life on Saturday when his pride and joy Dee And Gee recaptured form when storming home late to win the Waikouaiti Cup (2200m) at Wingatui.
  • Mon, Jan 18, 2021
    Ruakaka trainer Kenny Rae is like a kid before Christmas as he counts down to Saturday’s $1m Doubletree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie.
  • Mon, Jan 18, 2021
    Spend some time having a chat with Hong Kong resident Ben Kwok and it doesn’t take long to work out he has a real love for New Zealand and the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry.
  • Mon, Jan 18, 2021
    Bosson loses court appeal; Moana worse for wear; Tofane to miss Autumn carnival; Chris Johnson celebration raceday
  • Mon, Jan 18, 2021
    A perfect dress rehearsal from Gr.3 NZ Campus of Innovation & Sport Wellington Cup (3200m) pre-post favourite Waisake at Trentham on Saturday has trainer Allan Sharrock brimming with confidence about his chances in the main event in a fortnight.
  • Sun, Jan 17, 2021
    Class prevailed at Trentham on Saturday when versatile mare Avantage was at her very best in taking out the Gr.1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) for the second year in succession.
  • Sun, Jan 17, 2021
    The runaway leader of the National jockeys’ premiership, Danielle Johnson, notched her 100th winner for the season when she guided Te Akau Racing two-year-old Quattro Quinta to victory in the Listed IRT No.1 Wellesley Stakes (1000m) at Trentham on Saturday.
  • Fri, Jan 15, 2021
    Hunta Pence will be out to make it three stakes victories on-end when he contests the Gr.3 Dixon & Dunlop Trentham Stakes (2100m) on Saturday.
  • Fri, Jan 15, 2021
    Te Akau have bolstered their numbers for the $1M Doubletree By Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) next week with a good result at Tauranga on Friday.
  • Fri, Jan 15, 2021
    Legendary breeder Sir Patrick Hogan is looking forward to getting back to Karaka in just over a week for the NZB National Yearling Sales.
  • Fri, Jan 15, 2021
    Kelvin and Aimee Tyler will have a two-pronged attack in the Dunedin Casino Waikouaiti Cup (2200m) at Wingatui on Saturday, and they think both are in with a winning chance.
  • Thu, Jan 14, 2021
    The Otaki stable of Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard boasts the best strike-rate in New Zealand this season, and a quality quartet of runners at Trentham on Saturday could further embellish their impressive record.
  • Thu, Jan 14, 2021
    Taranaki trainer Allan Sharrock is hoping his diminutive sprinter Tavi Mac can provide the movie fairytale finish to Saturday's Gr.1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham.
  • Wed, Jan 13, 2021
    Guy Lowry reckons he has talented Atlante three-year-old Basarwa in the best condition he could possibly have him in going into Saturday's Gr.1 Devan Plastics Levin Classic (1600m) at Trentham.
  • Wed, Jan 13, 2021
    While international buyers won’t be able to be physically present at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sales later this month, Beaufort Downs will ensure there is still some international flavour at their Karaka Sales Complex.
  • Tue, Jan 12, 2021
    Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman were buoyed by Aegon’s 1200m trial victory at Matamata on Tuesday ahead of his tilt at the Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m) at Ellerslie later this month.
  • Tue, Jan 12, 2021
    Kevin Myers has long been one of the greatest supporters of country racing in New Zealand, and few horses embody that support better than Overtheriver.
  • Tue, Jan 12, 2021
    It was a big day for trainer Jamie Richards and his team at the Matamata trials on Tuesday, with 32 runners, including star mares Melody Belle and Probabeel.
  • Mon, Jan 11, 2021
    Riccarton trainer Meg Cunneen broke through to record her first victory when Mamma Sans won the Alex Hayward/Noel Wafer Pow Memorial (1810m) at Kumara on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jan 11, 2021
    Maria Farina kept her unbeaten record intact at Ellerslie on Sunday in the Blue Bubble Taxis 1200 and now a Group Three target beckons the promising filly later this month.
  • Sun, Jan 10, 2021
    Exciting stayer Beauden returned to the scene of his 2020 triumph in the Listed Japac Marton Cup (2200m) on Saturday and made it back-to-back victories in the race with a devastating performance.
  • Sun, Jan 10, 2021
    Trainer John Bary admitted his overwhelming feeling was one of relief after he watched his stable star Callsign Mav lump topweight of 63kg to an emphatic victory over 1400m at Awapuni on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jan 10, 2021
    Former good three-year-old Cavallo Veloce put nearly two years’ worth of frustration behind him when he bounced back to winning form with a dominant display over 1200m at Awapuni.
  • Sun, Jan 10, 2021
    Trainers Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard got their day at Awapuni off to the perfect start on Saturday when exciting three-year-old Bonham produced a remarkable performance to score handsomely over 1400m in her first run for nearly two months.
  • Sun, Jan 10, 2021
    The familiar combination of trainer Stephen Marsh and owner Lib Petagna combined to take out another feature three-year-old staying event at Ellerslie on Sunday when Milford dashed home late to win the Listed Te Akau Gingernuts Salver (2100m).
  • Sun, Jan 10, 2021
    Te Akau Racing’s challenge for supremacy in the $1m DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) later this month was strengthened at Ellerslie on Sunday when On The Bubbles produced a comprehensive victory is his final lead-up to the big event.
  • Fri, Jan 08, 2021
    Rich Hill Stud’s John Thompson is confident the first yearlings by the farm’s shuttle stallion Satono Aladdin will be well received as they get set to go under the hammer at what will be a unique Karaka 2021.
  • Fri, Jan 08, 2021
    Wanganui trainer Raymond Connors has Gr.1 Auckland Cup (3200m) aspirations with promising stayer Hurry Cane, and he will kick-off his campaign towards the two-mile feature at Kumara on Saturday.
  • Fri, Jan 08, 2021
    Ruakaka trainer Chris Gibbs has always had plenty of time for Ever So Easy and he was delighted to see the three-year-old gelding justify his high opinion with a dominant victory in the Kamo Club (1200m) at his home track on Thursday.
  • Fri, Jan 08, 2021
    Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman know a thing or two about preparing three-year-old stayers and they are hopeful Mongolian Wings can stamp himself as a genuine Derby contender when he tackles the Listed Te Akau Gingernuts Salver (2100m) at Ellerslie on Sunday.
  • Fri, Jan 08, 2021
    Shaune Ritchie is heading into the Listed Japac Homes Marton Cup (2200m) at Awapuni with The Good Fight on Saturday in a buoyant mood.
  • Fri, Jan 08, 2021
    A long-term plan to target the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) with promising Tavistock filly Topkapi takes further shape when she tackles Sunday's Listed Te Akau Gingernuts Salver (2100m) at Ellerslie.
  • Thu, Jan 07, 2021
    Last start Gr.3 Eulogy Stakes (1600m) placegetter Signora Nera will be aimed at further black-type features, but trainer Allan Sharrock said what path the three-year-old filly takes will become a lot clearer after racing at Awapuni on Saturday.
  • Thu, Jan 07, 2021
    Central Districts jockey Madan Singh is delighted to be back on New Zealand shores after a holiday which nearly cost him his career.
  • Wed, Jan 06, 2021
    Cambridge trainer Lauren Brennan is hoping to put Grand Bouquet's Gr.3 NZ Campus of Innovation & Sport Wellington Cup (3200m) campaign back on track with a bold run in Saturday's Listed Japac Homes Marton Cup (2200m) at Awapuni.
  • Wed, Jan 06, 2021
    Central Districts apprentice jockey Sam O’Malley is currently sitting on 11 wins for the season and he is hoping to improve that at Reefton on Thursday where he has a handful of rides.
  • Tue, Jan 05, 2021
    Cambridge trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood are still coming down from the high of winning the Gr.1 Zabeel Classic (2000m) with Concert Hall at Ellerslie on Boxing Day, and they are now looking at international targets with the mare.
  • Tue, Jan 05, 2021
    Joe and Max Smithies of Monovale Farm are looking forward to offering their 13-strong draft at New Zealand Bloodstocks’ National Yearling Sale at Karaka later this month.
  • Sun, Jan 03, 2021
    Trainer Peter Didham’s phone started ringing almost immediately after his rangy two-year-old Ansu put on a professional display to win his debut at Tauherenikau on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jan 03, 2021
    Co-trainer Dawn Williams was in a philosophical mood when assessing the performance of promising three-year-old Il Affare, who overcame a troubled passage to finish third in the Gr.2 Royal Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day.
  • Sun, Jan 03, 2021
    Former top three-year-old Imelda Mary made a welcome return to winning form when she took out the feature event over 1400m at Tauranga on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jan 03, 2021
    Promising mare Les Crayeres completed a winning double at Tauranga on Saturday when she took out the opening event on the card at the popular holiday racemeeting.
  • Sun, Jan 03, 2021
    Trainer Jamie Richards had plenty of firepower in racing action on the track at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day, but also took the time to stretch the legs of some of his team members being set for upcoming major assignments.
  • Sun, Jan 03, 2021
    Progressive staying prospect Star Tsar staked his claim for a start in the Gr.1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) in March with a dominant victory in Friday’s Dunstan Feeds Stayers Championship Final (2400m) at Ellerslie.
  • Sat, Jan 02, 2021
    The Gr.1 Sistema Railway (1200m) was the pinnacle event on a day awash with black type features at Ellerslie on Friday and it more than lived up to its billing as the heavyweights of New Zealand sprinting took their shot at Group One glory.
  • Sat, Jan 02, 2021
    Trainer Jamie Richards, jockey Danielle Johnson and Te Akau Racing have continued their dominant Ellerslie Christmas Carnival form with a stakes double through the deeds of Imperatriz in the Gr.2 Barneswood Farm Eclipse Stakes (1200m) and Savy Yong Blonk in the Gr.3 SKYCITY City Of Auckland Cup (2400m).
  • Fri, Jan 01, 2021
    Owners Hermitage Thoroughbreds and trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott have gone back-to-back, scoring their second consecutive victory in the Gr.2 SkyCity Auckland Guineas (1600m) at Ellerslie on Friday.
  • Fri, Jan 01, 2021
    Valachi Downs principal Kevin Hickman picked up the thick end of the prizemoney from the race that he sponsored at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day when promising three-year-old Needle And Thread led all the way to win the Gr.2 Valachi Downs Royal Stakes (2000m).
  • Fri, Jan 01, 2021
    A wide draw and a step up in class couldn’t hold down underrated mare Showoroses as she led from go to whoa to take out the Gr.2 Rich Hill Mile (1600m) at Ellerslie.
2020 December
  • Thu, Dec 31, 2020
    Racing has been a great joy of star jockey Lisa Allpress' life, so recognition in the New Year's honour's list, she says, is especially humbling.
  • Thu, Dec 31, 2020
    Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston had a feeling his team was in for a successful festive season and he has not been disappointed, with the stable recording four wins and five placings over the last fortnight.
  • Thu, Dec 31, 2020
    When progressive mare Baby Face lined up at Te Rapa earlier this month you could have been forgiven for thinking half the grandstand was there to cheer her on.
  • Thu, Dec 31, 2020
    There's an irony in the expectation of performance from Tony Pike's pair of Gr.2 Barneswood Farm Eclipse Stakes (1200m) runners Khufu and Stormy that's not lost on the Cambridge trainer.
  • Thu, Dec 31, 2020
    Trainer Jamie Richards finished 2020 with a bang, posting an historic six wins at Ellerslie on Boxing Day, and winning his last start of the year courtesy of Zouluminous at Taupo on Wednesday.
  • Wed, Dec 30, 2020
    Fleetwood Maca will be vying for her coronation at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day when she contests the Gr.2 Valachi Downs Royal Stakes (2000m).
  • Wed, Dec 30, 2020
    Trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman walked away happy men from Kurow on Wednesday after securing the quinella in the Kurow Cup (1400m) courtesy of Carson River and Enzo’s Lad.
  • Wed, Dec 30, 2020
    Riverton trainers Kelvin and Aimee Tyler hold a strong hand heading into their home meeting on New Year’s Day, highlighted by a three-pronged attack in the Carriers Arms Hotel Summer Cup (2147m).
  • Tue, Dec 29, 2020
    David Brideoake can’t be any happier with New Zealand-bred mare Princess Jenni in the lead-up to the Gr.2 Perth Cup (2400m) at Ascot Park on Saturday, but whether she will be able to take her place in the field is another matter.
  • Tue, Dec 29, 2020
    There may be a major weight disparity between Enzo’s Lad and his rivals in the PGG Wrightson Kurow Cup (1400m) on Wednesday, but it’s the track conditions that are the biggest concern for trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman.
  • Tue, Dec 29, 2020
    Talented mare Levante will get her first chance to prove herself at elite-level at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day when she contests the Gr.1 Sistema Railway (1200m).
  • Tue, Dec 29, 2020
    Promising stayer Super Hoof will have a final hit-out at Taupo on Wednesday before being set for his first tilt at black-type next month.
  • Tue, Dec 29, 2020
    Phill Cataldo’s connections with Melbourne trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr. is looking set to pay some serious dividends through two unbeaten horses in 2021.
  • Mon, Dec 28, 2020
    The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman stable added another likely candidate to their Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) assault in March, when Frontman made a winning debut at Rotorua on Monday.
  • Mon, Dec 28, 2020
    Topweight Gallant Boy continued his purple patch of form with a gritty effort to take out the Listed Craigmore Sustainable Holdings Ltd Timaru Cup (1600m) on Monday.
  • Sun, Dec 27, 2020
    A quick glance at the results from day one of the Ellerslie Christmas carnival reveals the remarkable fact that if your surname wasn’t Richards, Bosson or Johnson you struggled to make much of an impact on one of the biggest days on the New Zealand racing calendar.
  • Sat, Dec 26, 2020
    Champion trainer Jamie Richards and the Te Akau team have sent out an abundance of talent this season, and a remarkable performance in Saturday’s Gr.2 Jamieson Park Eight Carat Classic (1600m) at Ellerslie may have moved Amarelinha towards the top of the list.
  • Sat, Dec 26, 2020
    Versatile mare Concert Hall bagged the Group One victory she richly deserved when she stormed home out wide to snatch victory in the Gr.1 Cambridge Stud Zabeel Classic (2000m) at Ellerslie.
  • Sat, Dec 26, 2020
    Matamata mare Sheezallmine gave her southern rivals a galloping lesson when she strode away in the home straight to take out the Listed Alleviate Administration Hazlett Stakes (1200m) at Wingatui.
  • Sat, Dec 26, 2020
    Progressive mare Vamos Bebe took the step up to stakes company with relative ease when she strode clear in the final stages of Saturday’s Listed Hallmark Stud Sprint (1200m) at Ellerslie for a comprehensive victory.
  • Fri, Dec 25, 2020
    Pukekohe trainer Richard Collett had initially planned to head straight to the Gr.2 Rich Hill Mile (1600m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day with talented gelding Super Strike, but he has elected to head to the Auckland track a little sooner with his charge.
  • Fri, Dec 25, 2020
    Trainer Robert Dennis is hoping to get the green light for his future plans around promising three-year-old fillies The Gift and Ocean Point when the pair step out at Wingatui on Boxing Day.
  • Fri, Dec 25, 2020
    Awapuni trainer Roydon Bergerson was looking forward to lining up Beefeater in the Manawatu Standard Sumer Cup (1550m) at his home meeting on Boxing Day, but he is now looking at other options following inclement weather in Palmerston North.
  • Thu, Dec 24, 2020
    Group One performing sprinter Sensei has been retired from racing and will now look towards a career at stud.
  • Wed, Dec 23, 2020
    Last start Gr.3 Counties Cup (2100m) winner In A Twinkling will be vying for Group One glory at Ellerslie on Boxing Day when he lines-up in the Cambridge Stud Zabeel Classic (2000m).
  • Wed, Dec 23, 2020
    While many northern trainers will have their attention focussed on Ellerslie on Boxing Day, Daniel Miller’s sights will be centred further south.
  • Tue, Dec 22, 2020
    Waikato bloodstock agent Stuart Hale’s annual Auckland/Waikato yearling inspection tour will return in 2021.
  • Tue, Dec 22, 2020
    Coming to grips with life away from the saddle has been tough for former jockey Donavan Mansour, and a new role managing Byerley Park for prominent owner Daniel Nakhle has been a godsend for the well-liked horseman.
  • Tue, Dec 22, 2020
    Talented Team Rogerson-trained sprinter Mascarpone is set to miss the Gr.1 Sistema Railway (1200m) on New Year’s Day.
  • Tue, Dec 22, 2020
    Punters who have taken the $6.50 about unraced juvenile Khufu in next month’s $1m Doubletree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) can breathe a little easier after the son of American Pharoah looked all class when winning an 800m trial at Cambridge on Tuesday.
  • Tue, Dec 22, 2020
    One of New Zealand’s most exciting weight-for-age gallopers, dual Group One winner Te Akau Shark, has been retired.
  • Mon, Dec 21, 2020
    Busy putting in the hard yards conducting his pre-Christmas inspections for the annual NZB National Yearling Sale at Karaka next month, Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis CNZM took time out to reflect on the stables’ achievements in 2020.
  • Mon, Dec 21, 2020
    The sight of promising galloper Lincoln Falls storming past his rivals to win at Awapuni on Saturday provided trainer Lisa Latta with a special moment after she has endured plenty in her battle to get him back to the racetrack.
  • Sun, Dec 20, 2020
    Promising three-year-old Mongolian Wings showed he could be on a similar path to his illustrious sire when he produced an eye-catching display to shed his maiden status at Te Rapa.
  • Sun, Dec 20, 2020
    Pocket rocket Tavi Mac, who affectionately carries the moniker Frodo due to his diminutive stature and ungainly build, captured the biggest victory of his burgeoning career when he dashed away from his rivals in Saturday’s Gr.2 Kevin Pratt Memorial Manawatu Challenge Stakes (1400m) at Awapuni.
  • Sun, Dec 20, 2020
    Veteran jockey Chris Johnson established a new national record for race victories on Saturday at Awapuni when Sassenach provided him with win 2452 in New Zealand.
  • Sun, Dec 20, 2020
    Hastings visitor Hunta Pence overcame his apparent dislike of the Awapuni track to register his biggest career victory when he took out the Gr.3 Bramco Granite and Marble Manawatu Cup (2300m) in a desperate finish on Saturday.
  • Fri, Dec 18, 2020
    Four-year-old mare Catwalk Girl is cherry ripe ahead of the Foster Construction Mile (1600m) at Te Rapa on Saturday according to trainer Pam Gerard, who prepares the progressive galloper in partnership with Michael Moroney.
  • Fri, Dec 18, 2020
    He may be in the eighth season of his remarkable career, but veteran gelding Gallant Boy is showing no sign of slowing down.
  • Thu, Dec 17, 2020
    A week on from a dominant performance at Te Rapa last Saturday, star jockey Opie Bosson returns to the same venue this weekend with another formidable book of rides.
  • Thu, Dec 17, 2020
    Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young unveiled New Zealand recruit Impecunious on Wednesday and the highly-touted three-year-old didn’t disappoint when winning the Neds Same Race Multi Handicap (1200m) at Caulfield.
  • Thu, Dec 17, 2020
    Emerging Cambridge trainer Glen Harvey can rest easy in the knowledge he has a pair of juveniles already high up the order of entry for the $1m Doubletree by Hilton Karaka Million 2yo (1200m) at Ellerslie on January 23, and he could look to add more runners in the coming weeks.
  • Thu, Dec 17, 2020
    Hot trainer Allan Sharrock is hoping Tavi Mac can exploit any weakness in the armour of Group One-winning rival Callsign Mav in Saturday's Gr.2 Kevin Pratt Memorial Manawatu Challenge Stakes (1400m) at Awapuni.
  • Thu, Dec 17, 2020
    Mid-Canterbury trainer Terrill Charles has passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.
  • Wed, Dec 16, 2020
    Leading owner Neville McAlister is hoping a return to the dry tracks of home will let punters see Platinum Invador back to his best in New Zealand this summer.
  • Tue, Dec 15, 2020
    Cambridge trainer Ben Foote is looking forward to the raceday return of Group One winner Travelling Light, her Group winning half-sister Vitesse Bo and speedy three-year-old Babylon Berlin as his summer team kicks into gear.
  • Tue, Dec 15, 2020
    Tiley taking aim at summer features with Play That Song; Eight Carat for Anna; Caulfield start for Impecunious; Stable change for Mo’unga; IFHA release horse welfare standards
  • Mon, Dec 14, 2020
    Matamata trainer Jamie Richards was delighted to secure a winning treble at Te Rapa on Saturday but was also left rueing the fact the day could have been even better with a little more luck.
  • Mon, Dec 14, 2020
    A win by hardy campaigner Breezon at Te Rapa on Saturday signalled that trainer Stephen McKee is gearing up for another profitable summer racing campaign from his Ardmore base.
  • Mon, Dec 14, 2020
    NZB graduate Golden Sixty exquisite in HK Mile; Beauty Generation retired; Te Akau in no rush for Australian Stable; 55 Second Challenge for El Roca filly
  • Mon, Dec 14, 2020
    Nothing is stopping Taranaki apprentice Hazel Schofer in 2020, not even an increase in her riding weight.
  • Mon, Dec 14, 2020
    Exciting mare Levante was in action at the Te Aroha trials on Monday, winning her 1000m heat by a head from another talented four-year-old in Entriviere.
  • Mon, Dec 14, 2020
    Impressive debut winner The Irishman had a quiet trial at Te Aroha on Monday in readiness for a raceday return over the Ellerslie Christmas Carnival.
  • Sun, Dec 13, 2020
    Apprentice Callum Jones made the most of a late call up when he guided outsider Ocean Billy to victory in Saturday’s Gr.3 SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup (2400m) at Te Rapa.
  • Sun, Dec 13, 2020
    Underrated mare Showoroses made full use of an electric beginning from a wide barrier to lead her rivals a merry dance as she took out the feature race at Te Rapa on Saturday, the Gr.2 Cal Isuzu Stakes (1600m).
  • Sun, Dec 13, 2020
    Lightly raced Cambridge visitor Whimsical showed she will be a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming age-group staying features when she produced a gritty performance to take out the Gr.3 Lawnmaster Eulogy Stakes (1600m) at just her third start.
  • Fri, Dec 11, 2020
    Sharrock pleased with Sinarahma; Sixty ready for international competitors; Tralee Rose on trial for bigger races
  • Thu, Dec 10, 2020
    Trainer Richard Collett sent out a pair of winners at Ellerslie’s twilight meeting on Thursday with Super Pursuit successful in the Stella Artois 1500 Championship Qualifier 1300m, while Super Strike justified a short quote to win the First Global Logistics – Asendia 1400m.
  • Wed, Dec 09, 2020
    On-course patrons can expect the vibes to be good at Ellerslie’s twilight meeting on Thursday as Aucklanders enjoy some pre-Christmas cheer across an abbreviated six-race card.
  • Wed, Dec 09, 2020
    Cambridge and Matamata may be the epicentre of thoroughbred training in Waikato, but David Greene hasn’t regretted his decision to base himself at Te Rapa for a minute.
  • Wed, Dec 09, 2020
    In-form hoop Lisa Allpress has a good handle on the leading contenders in the Gr.3 Lawnmaster Eulogy Stakes (1600m) at Awapuni on Saturday, where she will ride last-start Gr.3 Wellington Stakes (1600m) runner-up Key.
  • Wed, Dec 09, 2020
    Dark Alley has bright future; Bell hoping history repeats for Julius; Inferno out of Hong Kong feature; Sure Will Do aiming for hattrick
  • Tue, Dec 08, 2020
    Dragon Leap back at Wexford; Generation looking for third Hong Kong Mile; She’s Alight chasing further black-type; Wilde aiming high with kiwi-bred mare
  • Tue, Dec 08, 2020
    A dose of the real world and some time to clear his mind has proved the catalyst for talented apprentice jockey Wiremu Pinn to make his way back to racing, and the 22-year-old is keen to grasp the opportunity with both hands.
  • Tue, Dec 08, 2020
    Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have welcomed back high-class trio The Chosen One, Aegon and Quick Thinker after their respective breaks following spring campaigns.
  • Mon, Dec 07, 2020
    As one of the highest-profile new recruits among New Zealand’s stallion ranks, Cambridge Stud shuttler Almanzor is set to make waves with his first yearlings at Karaka next month.
  • Mon, Dec 07, 2020
    Leading South Island apprentice Kozzi Asano wasted no time in registering his first win for Matamata trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott when he guided Spring Heat to an impressive victory at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Mon, Dec 07, 2020
    A brief break awaits impressive Trentham winner Justaskme as trainer Allan Sharrock plans bigger and better things for his latest stable star.
  • Mon, Dec 07, 2020
    Thorndon for Rock On Wood; Stakes assignment for impressive Ellerslie winner; Australian Cup for Night’s Watch
  • Mon, Dec 07, 2020
    Te Akau Racing’s Prise De Fer may have missed last weekend’s Gr.1 Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) but the five-year-old gelding will soon have the opportunity to make up for lost time.
  • Mon, Dec 07, 2020
    Popular South Canterbury horseman Michael Daly passed away on Friday afternoon just minutes before quality sprinter Don Carlo tried to provide his former mentor with a final win at Riccarton.


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