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2019 September
  • Thu, Sep 19, 2019
    Marton trainer Fraser Auret has a lot of time for three-year-old filly Trifolium and is looking forward to watching her compete in the Gr.3 Hawke’s Bay Breeders’ Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) at Hastings on Saturday.
  • Mon, Sep 16, 2019
    A double at Ruakaka on Saturday has kept the momentum going for Byerley Park trainers Shaun and Emma Clotworthy after experiencing their best result in the past season.
  • Sun, Sep 15, 2019
    Boom three-year-old Catalyst treated his three-year-old rivals with contempt when he produced a devastating home straight sprint to capture the Gr.3 Cambridge Stud Northland Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) at Ruakaka.
  • Sun, Sep 15, 2019
    It’s not often that a trainer leaves a racecourse with a smile on their face after finishing out of the money but that was the case for Waverley’s Bill Thurlow at Flemington on Saturday.
  • Sun, Sep 15, 2019
    Underrated mare Lucyinrio caused a minor upset when she outgunned a small but select field of open grade sprinters over 1200m at Ruakaka on Saturday.
  • Wed, Sep 11, 2019
    Group One winner Wait A Sec will make a return to stakes company at Awapuni on Saturday when he lines-up in the Gr.3 Boehringer Ingelheim Metric Mile (1600m).
  • Tue, Sep 10, 2019
    Canterbury jockey Kylie Williams had a day to remember at Riccarton on Saturday.
  • Mon, Sep 09, 2019
    Promising Canterbury apprentice Kozzi Asano has come a long way from picking strawberries in Queensland for a living.
  • Sun, Sep 08, 2019
    Despite not managing to put a win on the board, members of the New Zealand contingent that launched their assault on the riches of the Australian spring racing carnivals in Sydney and Melbourne were happy with their showings on Saturday.
  • Sun, Sep 08, 2019
    Hastings visitor Riva Capri indicated she will be a filly to watch at a higher level over the next few months after she broke her maiden status in stakes company when taking out the Listed The O’Leary’s Fillies Stakes (1200m) at Wanganui.
  • Fri, Sep 06, 2019
    The burgeoning training partnership of Roger James and Robert Wellwood will give a pair of talented five-year-old mares their first hit-out of the season when they line-up in the Celebrating Melody Belle 1400 at Ellerlie on Saturday.
  • Thu, Sep 05, 2019
    Multiple stakes-placed gelding Tavisan will be aiming to add a black-type victory to his tally when he competes in the Listed Strathmore Community Bendigo Bank Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
  • Wed, Sep 04, 2019
    Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston is expecting a bold showing fresh-up from multiple stakes winner Miss Federer, as the well-named daughter of Swiss Ace commences a spring campaign on her home track on Saturday in the NZ Bloodstock Three-Year-Old (1000m).
  • Mon, Sep 02, 2019
    The connections of Danzdanzdance have a couple of Australian options to consider in a team talk later this week as stablemate Hello It’s Me prepares to represent the Ruakaka stable in the second leg of the Hawke’s Bay Group One Triple Crown.
  • Sun, Sep 01, 2019
    Former top jockey Jamie Bullard made a successful transition to the training ranks when he prepared his first winner with the victory of All Or Nothing over 1250m at Ashburton on Friday.
  • Sun, Sep 01, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is taking a positive attitude about his day at the office on Saturday despite suffering the frustration of having all four of his stable runners finish in the money without actually winning a race on the day.
2019 August
  • Sat, Aug 31, 2019
    Flashy three-year-old Catalyst contributed to a huge day for The Oaks Stud owner Dick Karreman and his resident sire Darci Brahma.
  • Thu, Aug 29, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is delighted with the way his five-year-old stayer The Good Fight has settled into Sydney life and believes Saturday’s Nathan's Famous Handicap (2000m) is the perfect race to get the ball rolling across the Tasman.
  • Thu, Aug 29, 2019
    Progressive three-year-old Shakespeare broke maiden ranks for Otaki trainers Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard on Thursday at Waverley and looks to be a stayer of promise.
  • Tue, Aug 27, 2019
    Six-time Group One winner Melody Belle will attempt to add a seventh to her record when she lines-up in the Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings on Saturday.
  • Mon, Aug 26, 2019
    A largely fine weather week in Hastings ahead of day one of the Bostock New Zealand Spring Carnival is expected to provide perfect footing for all runners on Saturday.
  • Mon, Aug 26, 2019
    Craig Thornton received a great welcome home gift at Ellerslie on Saturday when Lacustre took out the CLC Pakuranga Hunt Cup (4900m) for trainer Samantha Logan.
  • Sun, Aug 25, 2019
    A barnstorming finish for third in the Gr.3 Toy Show Quality (1100m) at Randwick on Saturday has forced the connections of talented New Zealand mare Xpression into a rethink about her future plans.
  • Sat, Aug 24, 2019
    Progressive mare Back In A Flash provided owner Grant Kingsford with the perfect birthday present when she underlined her wet track credentials in emphatic fashion at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Sat, Aug 24, 2019
    The Samantha Logan-trained Lacustre laid down the gauntlet to his steeplechasing rivals heading to the prestigious Great Northern Steeplechase (6400m) in a fortnight with a comprehensive victory in Saturday’s major dress rehearsal, the CLC Pakuranga Hunt Cup (4900m) at Ellerslie.
  • Fri, Aug 23, 2019
    The connections of Group One performer Hiflyer have taken a patient approach with the gelding’s return after he suffered an injury following his last start unplaced run in the Gr.2 Japan NZ International Trophy (1600m) at Tauranga.
  • Thu, Aug 22, 2019
    A consensus between a trainer and his first-choice jockey will see talented jumper Laekeeper contest Saturday's Corson Maize Pakuranga Hunt Hurdle (3350m) at Ellerslie with a new rider.
  • Thu, Aug 22, 2019
    Team Rogerson look to have a strong hand in next week’s Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings with a potential trio of runners in the first Group One race of the season
  • Wed, Aug 21, 2019
    Promising galloper Dawn Patrol made a pleasing start to the new season for trainer Frank Ritchie, deadheating his 880m trial with Magnum at Te Rapa on Tuesday.
  • Sun, Aug 18, 2019
    The Roger James and Robert Wellwood stable will step out stable stars Rondinella and Concert Hall at the Taupo trials on Wednesday with James keen to get a line on their fitness levels as they get set to commence their spring campaigns.
  • Sun, Aug 18, 2019
    Creditable performances from his star performers Te Akau Shark and Melody Belle in the Gr.2 US Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate (1200m) at Te Rapa on Saturday has left trainer Jamie Richards satisfied with the start to a big spring campaign for both horses.
  • Fri, Aug 16, 2019
    The big guns return at Te Rapa for the Foxbridge Plate and Racing and Sports has a free Computer Card for the meeting to help you find a winner.
  • Fri, Aug 16, 2019
    Most trainers dream of having a runner in the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) and that dream could become a reality for Waverley trainer Bill Thurlow this season with Group One stayer Glory Days.
  • Fri, Aug 16, 2019
    Deserved break for National hero; Something about Tavistock 4YO; Ride Like A Girl exclusive; Another Group Winner for Charm Spirit
  • Thu, Aug 15, 2019
    An impressive winning double in Australia this week bodes well for a big spring carnival for the white, blue and green racing colours of Waikato Stud.
  • Tue, Aug 13, 2019
    Dual Group One winner Danzdanzdance had her first hit-out of the season at the Avondale trials on Tuesday ahead of what could be a lucrative spring.
  • Tue, Aug 13, 2019
    Proven international jockey Grant Cooksley tasted success of a different kind at Ruakaka on Sunday when saddling up his first two winners as a trainer.
  • Tue, Aug 13, 2019
    Progressive galloper Helena Baby faces his toughest assignment to date when he tackles a star-studded field in the Gr.2 U S Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate (1200m) at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Sun, Aug 11, 2019
    Class mare Consensus will have her first run of the new season in Saturday’s Gr.2 US Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate (1200m) as she kicks off a campaign that could see her contest the Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley in October.
  • Sun, Aug 11, 2019
    Trainer Shaune Ritchie’s decision to base a number of the members of his Cambridge stable at Ruakaka over the past few weeks paid immediate dividends on Sunday when promising filly Tumbleweed led all the way over 1200m to break her maiden status.
  • Sat, Aug 10, 2019
    Promising stayer Blue Breeze took the first step on the path to a potential Melbourne Cup bid with a dominant first -up victory over 1400m at Pukekohe on Saturday.
  • Fri, Aug 09, 2019
    Waipukurau farmer Simon Wilson started the racing season off in perfect style at Riccarton last Saturday, recording his first stakes victory as a trainer when Dez took out the Gr.3 Winter Cup (1600m).
  • Fri, Aug 09, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is taking advantage of the training conditions on offer in the winterless north and hopes to capitalise when he lines up a trio of runners at Ruakaka on Sunday.
  • Thu, Aug 08, 2019
    Mathew Gillies has gained a doctor's clearance to ride Gagarin in Saturday's Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge 145th Grand National Steeplechase (5600m) at Riccarton.
  • Wed, Aug 07, 2019
    Te Akau principal David Ellis may have sold Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) prospect Torcedor last year, but he thinks he has found a worthy replacement in Caliburn.
  • Wed, Aug 07, 2019
    Te Teko has come to be a great starting point for many of Te Akau’s top two-year-olds and trainer Jamie Richards is hoping this year is no different.
  • Tue, Aug 06, 2019
    Catching up with old acquaintances on a Queensland holiday last month has led to Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Tony Allan deciding to continue his riding career in the Sunshine state of Australia.
  • Tue, Aug 06, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Mark Brooks is hoping that his jumpers El Disparo and El Fernando will be met by a better track at Riccarton on Wednesday for the second day of the Grand National Festival of Racing.
  • Tue, Aug 06, 2019
    Group One-winning owner Scott Richardson passed away on Monday after a lengthy battle with illness.
  • Sun, Aug 04, 2019
    A trial at Cranbourne on Monday will give Ballarat trainer Patrick Payne a better guide on the progress of dour Kiwi stayer Bizzwinkle, a newcomer to his stable.
  • Sun, Aug 04, 2019
    Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston is happy to have exceeded the goal he set himself for the 2018/19 racing season, whilst maintaining a consistent win count
  • Sun, Aug 04, 2019
    Central Districts raider Dez took out Saturday’s Gr.3 Winning Edge Presentations 122nd Winter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton courtesy of a peach of a ride from master jockey Chris Johnson.
  • Sun, Aug 04, 2019
    Waverley trainer Harvey Wilson could be in for a memorable week if results from the first day of the Grand National Carnival at Riccarton on Saturday are anything to go by.
  • Thu, Aug 01, 2019
    A testing Riccarton track is trainer Neill Ridley's biggest concern ahead of an early season assignment for promising Makfi filly Far Site.
  • Thu, Aug 01, 2019
    Trainer Alwin Tan may be going through a bad patch but if there was to be a silver lining, at least one horse is giving him something to look forward to – Revolution.
2019 July
  • Wed, Jul 31, 2019
    Hastings trainers Paul Nelson and Corrina McDougal will take a trio of runners to Riccarton on Saturday, but they are slightly concerned with the heavy track conditions heading into the weekend.
  • Tue, Jul 30, 2019
    The thoroughbred industry has inherited the talents of Sir Mark Todd for the second time this century, with the legendary horseman returning to the training ranks in a full-time capacity after officially retiring from eventing on Monday.
  • Tue, Jul 30, 2019
    Sam Spratt is not one for setting goals, but she is making an exception in the new season and also has a realistic opportunity to achieve a very notable milestone within another few seasons.
  • Tue, Jul 30, 2019
    Group One-winning stayer Glory Days made a pleasing return to the track at the Foxton trials on Tuesday in preparation for a Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) campaign this spring.
  • Mon, Jul 29, 2019
    It was a busy day for Jamie Richards and his Matamata-based team at Te Rapa on Monday, with the TeAkau Racing trainer lining up 48 triallists at the Hamilton track.
  • Sun, Jul 28, 2019
    Class stayer (Sir) Charles Road flew to Sydney over the weekend as he prepares to kick off a spring campaign that will hopefully culminate in a tilt at the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) in November.
  • Sun, Jul 28, 2019
    Cambridge Stud suffered a devastating blow on Saturday morning when freshman sire Roaring Lion was struck down with a bout of colic.
  • Sun, Jul 28, 2019
    A stunning victory in Saturday’s Macau Derby (1800m) by kiwi-bred galloper Sacred Capital continued a run of success in the race for well-known Raffles Farm owner Dato Yap Kin San.
  • Sun, Jul 28, 2019
    Trainer Nick Bishara capped off a wonderful 2018/19 racing season with a winning double at Rotorua on Saturday including taking out the day’s feature event, the RSA Taumarunui Gold Cup (2200m) with Verry Flash.
  • Fri, Jul 26, 2019
    Hastings trainer John Bary will take a trio of runners north to Taumarunui Racing Club’s meeting at Arawa Park on Saturday and he expects a bold showing from each of his runners.
  • Wed, Jul 24, 2019
    Wanganui conditioner Raymond Connors will take a five-strong team to Awapuni on Thursday and the future paths for a number of his runners will be dictated by their performance at the Palmerston North track.
  • Tue, Jul 23, 2019
    Just days after relocating to Cambridge from her former Opaki base, Kylie Little will aim to kick off her northern training career on a high at Rotorua on Saturday.
  • Tue, Jul 23, 2019
    Weight relief may have been the deciding factor in a short-margin result in the Oamaru Cup (1600m) at Ashburton on Tuesday.
  • Mon, Jul 22, 2019
    Riccarton trainer Barbara Blackie reached a massive milestone on the weekend, celebrating a century of birthdays with family and friends.
  • Mon, Jul 22, 2019
    Comebacks proved rewarding last Saturday for a couple of female apprentice jockeys, Erin Leighton and Mereana Hudson.
  • Mon, Jul 22, 2019
    The Kiwis got the cash in Sunday’s Brendan Drechsler Hurdle (3500m) at Racing.com Park as trainer Andrew Campbell’s Gobstopper led all the way to take out the A$100,000 feature.
  • Mon, Jul 22, 2019
    Despite constant speculation over the past few months, Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is adamant he is no closer to confirming whether he will establish a satellite stable in Australia next season or not.
  • Fri, Jul 19, 2019
    Cambridge trainer Mark Forbes is looking forward to taking a small team down to New Plymouth Raceway on Saturday where he believes the heavy track conditions will suit his runners.
  • Fri, Jul 19, 2019
    Riccarton trainer Michael Pitman will have a six-strong team contest Sunday’s Oamaru race meeting and is expecting track conditions to soften from the Good3 rating on Friday with some rain forecast.
  • Thu, Jul 18, 2019
    New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock will have a strong hand at his local meeting on Saturday, led by a trio of fillies in the Seaton Park 3YO (1400m).
  • Thu, Jul 18, 2019
    The Matamata training partnership of Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard secured an early double with a pair of debutants at Hastings on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jul 15, 2019
    Offshore interest in promising galloper Mac Attacka was piqued yet again on Saturday after the impressive three-year-old produced a powerful closing burst to take out the last race on the card at Ruakaka.
  • Mon, Jul 15, 2019
    Reigning New Zealand Horse of the Year, Melody Belle, resumed at the Te Rapa trials on Monday with a close-up third over 900m behind stablemate Ritzy Sparkle for trainer Jamie Richards.
  • Sat, Jul 13, 2019
    Local two-year-old Annie’s Song indicated she could be a filly with a big future after she made a winning debut over 1000m at Ruakaka on Saturday.
  • Fri, Jul 12, 2019
    A policy of sourcing thoroughbred talent from this side of the Tasman has produced rich rewards this season for Australian owner John Fiteni.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    New Zealand Bloodstock are set to add another service to their burgeoning bloodstock business with the construction of a hotel, The DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka, on their Karaka property.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    Wise Men Say won last year’s Grant Plumbing Wellington Steeplechase (5500m) at Trentham and he will return to the Wellington track on Saturday in a bid to defend his title.
  • Wed, Jul 10, 2019
    Tony Pike is pleased with progressive galloper Sacred Day heading into Thursday’s $165,000 Grafton Cup but he has a fair handle on his main opposition.
  • Tue, Jul 09, 2019
    Byerley Park trainers Peter and Dawn Williams had a memorable season with several quality fillies and they are hoping they can continue that form into the new season.
  • Mon, Jul 08, 2019
    Red-hot jockey Zac Purton had to settle for second in Sunday afternoon’s feature at Sha Tin as Classic Unicorn, a son of Little Avondale stallion Per Incanto, made it two from two in the Class 3 Members Cup Handicap (1000m).
  • Sun, Jul 07, 2019
    A decision to place greater emphasis on the training side of the business appears to be paying dividends for former top jumps rider Clayton Chipperfield who produced a winning double on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jul 07, 2019
    Former top hurdler Just Got Home made a welcome and well received return to the winner’s circle at Te Aroha on Sunday when he prevailed in a thrilling finish to the Frank & Annie Matijasevich Memorial Open Steeplechase (3500m).
  • Sat, Jul 06, 2019
    With a strong performance at Awapuni on Saturday, emerging wet-track performer Herengawe produced a bold audition for next month’s Gr.3 Winning Edge Presentations 122nd Winter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton.
  • Sat, Jul 06, 2019
    Te Rapa specialist Sultan Of Swing struck again at the Hamilton track on Saturday, providing a poignant result in the U S Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate 17 Aug (1600m).
  • Fri, Jul 05, 2019
    A tilt at next month's Hospitality New Zealand Canterbury Grand National Hurdles (4200m) at Riccarton is beckoning El Corby if he can regain is best form at Te Aroha on Sunday.
  • Thu, Jul 04, 2019
    Te Awamutu horseman Stephen Ralph has experienced one of his biggest seasons-to-date and he can now call himself a Group One-winning trainer after the deeds of Santa Monica in the Railway (1200m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day.
  • Wed, Jul 03, 2019
    Talented four-year-old Comeback remains on track for a trio of black-type assignments this winter.
  • Tue, Jul 02, 2019
    The Danny Shum-trained Green Energy, a New Zealand-bred son of Rip Van Winkle, returned from an eight-month injury absence to win Monday’s public holiday feature at Sha Tin, the Class 2 Hong Kong Reunification Cup Handicap (1200m).
  • Tue, Jul 02, 2019
    Despite fighting the after-effects of a 30-hour travel schedule during his return to New Zealand from the United Kingdom, leading South Island trainer Michael Pitman is still buzzing about his experiences over the past two months.
  • Tue, Jul 02, 2019
    With stakes wins on both sides of the Tasman, imported European mare Igraine has earned herself a special place in Brent and Cherry Taylor’s broodmare band and hearts.
  • Mon, Jul 01, 2019
    A copybook effort aboard local runner Poker Face paved the way for talented rider Alysha Collett to make her long-awaited reappearance in the winner’s enclosure following an injury-enforced break from the jockey ranks.
  • Mon, Jul 01, 2019
    With just one win required to match his best tally for a season and just five wins behind National Jockey’s Premiership leader Lisa Allpress, you could be forgiven for thinking Johnathan Parkes was plotting a huge month in July.
2019 June
  • Sun, Jun 30, 2019
    A patient ride from Aaron Kuru paved the way for local runner No Change to take out the feature hurdle race at Hastings on Saturday, the Te Whangai Romneys Hawke’s Bay Hurdle (3100m).
  • Sun, Jun 30, 2019
    A thrilling front-running exhibition has seen local galloper Perry Mason cap a brilliant day for local trainers Paul Nelson and Corrina McDougal when taking out the AHD Hawke’s Bay Steeplechase (4800m) at Hastings on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jun 30, 2019
    Local trainers Kenny Rae and his daughter Krystal Williams-Tuhoro made the best possible start to their day when they produced a winning double to open proceedings at Ruakaka on Saturday.
  • Fri, Jun 28, 2019
    Trackside presenter and jockey agent Darryl Anderson will head to Hong Kong in the new season where he will take up the role as Senior Racing Advisor with The Racing Club, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
  • Fri, Jun 28, 2019
    Shelley Hale is hoping her trip north to Ruakaka on Saturday is less eventful than a fortnight ago.
  • Thu, Jun 27, 2019
    Group One winner Sacred Elixir returned to New Zealand from his former Hong Kong base on Wednesday morning and a scan has revealed positive signs that the injured son of Pour Moi will make a raceday return in his homeland.
  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019
    Cambridge jumps jockey Mathew Gillies has been enjoying a great run of form in recent weeks.
  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019
    Central Districts jockey Robert Hannam hasn’t let a delay to his New Zealand racing season hinder him from setting a record tally of stakes wins this term.
  • Tue, Jun 25, 2019
    The Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) has been a long held ambition for connections of dual Group winner Te Akau Shark, but the Jamie Richards-trained runner is being set for another Group One target before he heads to Melbourne.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    Rangiora trainer Nick Wigley was holding his breath just moments before the start of Saturday’s two-year-old contest at Riccarton as smart filly Intimidate put on a petulant display behind the starting gates.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    New Zealand has been well-represented in the four-carriage Royal Procession on the final day of Royal Ascot with Rosehill-based trainer Chris Waller enjoying a memorable 24 hours.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    New Zealand has been well-represented in the four-carriage Royal Procession on the final day of Royal Ascot with Rosehill-based trainer Chris Waller enjoying a memorable 24 hours.
  • Mon, Jun 24, 2019
    Leading rider Zac Purton enjoyed a rocket run on young sprinting sensation Voyage Warrior in the Class 3 Ma On Shan Handicap (1000m) at Sha Tin in Hong Kong on Sunday to take home a treble.
  • Sun, Jun 23, 2019
    Under-rated mare Lil Miss Swiss produced a devastating late burst to snatch victory in Saturday’s feature flat race at Riccarton, the Greenwood Amberley Cup (1600m).
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    In a coup for the King family’s Brighthill Farm, Group One performed son of Frankel, Eminent, will retire to their Tauwhare property for the forthcoming breeding season, where he will stand for a fee of $8,000+GST.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    The Tony and Lyn Prendergast-trained Who Dares Wins will be in search of his fourth successive victory on Saturday when he contests the Greenwood Amberley Cup (1600m) at Riccarton, for which he has been installed a $3.80 fixed odds favourite by TAB bookmakers.