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2024 March
  • Fri, Mar 01, 2024
    Dual Guineas winner Aberlour’s racing future lies in Australia, following her majority sale to clients of Warwick Farm trainer Joseph Pride.
  • Fri, Mar 01, 2024
    The curtain has come down on the decorated career of Callsign Mav following his sixth placed run in last Saturday’s Gr.1 Trackside Otaki-Maori Classic (1600m).
  • Fri, Mar 01, 2024
    Seven years after settling for second in their last raid on New Zealand’s premier classic, expat trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young are resigned to running into one better again when Interlinked contests the Gr.1 Trackside New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Fri, Mar 01, 2024
    Cambridge trainer Andrew Forsman will be looking to secure his first Gr.1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) in his own right at Ellerslie on Saturday when First Innings contests the Trackside-sponsored feature.
  • Fri, Mar 01, 2024
    Breakthrough performer Pericles will be out to continue a remarkable summer for his part-owners Hugh Fletcher and Dame Sian Elias when he lines up in the Gr.3 Mainstream Plumbing Mufhasa Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Fri, Mar 01, 2024
    Breakthrough performer Pericles will be out to continue a remarkable summer for his part-owners Hugh Fletcher and Dame Sian Elias when he lines up in the Gr.3 Mainstream Plumbing Mufhasa Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Fri, Mar 01, 2024
    Two breakthrough performers from November’s New Zealand Cup Carnival will line up alongside a pair of promising staying three-year-olds in a talented team for New Plymouth trainer John Wheeler at Ellerslie on Saturday.
2024 February
  • Thu, Feb 29, 2024
    Group One winner Jon Snow got off the mark as a sire on Thursday when his son King Of The North took out the Farewell Dave Bradford (1400m) at Matamata.
  • Thu, Feb 29, 2024
    While Kelvin Tyler was pleased to take out the Listed Southland Guineas (1600m) with Aberlour at Ascot Park earlier this month, the Riverton trainer was left scratching his head after stablemate Lady Sass refused to jump from the gates and took no part in the race.
  • Thu, Feb 29, 2024
    Wexford Stables look to have a strong hand in the Gr.3 Haunui Farm King’s Plate (1200m) at Ellerslie on Saturday where they will be represented by Group One winner Waitak and Group One performer Dragon Leap.
  • Wed, Feb 28, 2024
    It has been an anxious few months for the father-and-son training partnership of Ben and Ryan Foote with their star sprinter Babylon Berlin.
  • Wed, Feb 28, 2024
    Promising stayer Trust In You will have his second look at Ellerslie on Saturday before he returns to the Auckland track seven days later for the biggest test of his career, the Gr.2 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m).
  • Wed, Feb 28, 2024
    Prebbleton horsewoman Samantha Wynne will head south to Wingatui on Saturday where she will be trying to claim the lion’s share of the $200,000 prizemoney on offer in the ODT Southern Mile Final (1600m) with Turf War.
  • Tue, Feb 27, 2024
    Expect to see promising stayer Snazzytavi feature prominently in next season’s Cups, that’s the call from co-trainer Graham Richardson following her win in the Gavelhouse.com 2000 at Matamata on Saturday.
  • Tue, Feb 27, 2024
    Harlow Rocks announced herself into the Oaks equation last-start behind Molly Bloom, and won’t have the star filly to contend with in Wednesday’s Gr.2 Little Avondale Lowland Stakes (2100m) at Hastings.
  • Tue, Feb 27, 2024
    The emergence in Australia of the unbeaten three-year-old Immediacy has provided further impetus for breeders Cambridge Stud as they head into selling mode across the Tasman.
  • Sun, Feb 25, 2024
    Underrated mare Saint Alice added valuable winning black type to her blossoming career record when she took out the Listed Matamata Veterinary Services Equine Kaimai Stakes (2000m) in a blanket finish.
  • Sun, Feb 25, 2024
    With Singapore Turf Club’s impending closure, there a more people exiting than entering the racing jurisdiction, but New Zealand-based jockey Darren Danis will be one of the few going against the tide.
  • Sun, Feb 25, 2024
    Katrina and Simon Alexander celebrated one of their most satisfying moments on a racetrack with La Crique’s triumphant turnaround in the Gr.1 Trackside Otaki-Maori WFA Classic (1600m) on Saturday.
  • Sun, Feb 25, 2024
    Up-and-coming stayer The Underbelly continued his rapid rise with a dominant front-running performance in Saturday’s New World Otaki New Zealand St Leger Trial (2300m) at Otaki, booking himself a ticket to a time-honoured feature at Trentham next month.
  • Fri, Feb 23, 2024
    Trainer Andrew Forsman is looking forward to getting his Group One winner Aegon back to a mile at Otaki on Saturday in the Gr.1 Trackside Otaki-Maori WFA Classic.
  • Fri, Feb 23, 2024
    Waikato hoop Vinnie Colgan will trek down to Otaki on Saturday to partner exciting four-year-old Desert Lightning in the Gr.1 Trackside Otaki-Maori WFA Classic (1600m), and he is hoping his charge can live up to his favourite’s tag.
  • Fri, Feb 23, 2024
    Hall of Fame trainer Graeme Rogerson has bigger and better things in mind for all three of his runners at Otaki on Saturday, including a potential quick back-up into next weekend’s Gr.1 Trackside New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie.
  • Fri, Feb 23, 2024
    Extra distance and a switch to weight-for-age for Saturday’s Gr.1 Trackside Otaki-Maori WFA Classic (1600m) are steps in the right direction for Ladies Man, but his trainer Allan Sharrock is looking a few weeks further down the road.
  • Fri, Feb 23, 2024
    Roger James and Robert Wellwood already have the $1.40 favourite for the Gr.1 Trackside New Zealand Derby (2400m), and a trip to Otaki this weekend could earn them an even greater share of the spotlight during the upcoming Ellerslie carnival.
  • Fri, Feb 23, 2024
    This Saturday’s juvenile features at Matamata are set to paint a clearer picture for upcoming Group One targets, and Te Akau Racing co-trainer Sam Bergerson is hoping for good showings from his high-class trio.
  • Thu, Feb 22, 2024
    Saturday’s (24 February) G1 Otaki-Maori WFA Classic (1600m), which will be simulcast before selected races from Caulfield’s G1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) race meeting in Australia, has been dominated by mares in recent years and that trend may well continue in 2024.
  • Wed, Feb 21, 2024
    Classic assignments could be in the offing for promising stayer First Innings following his impressive maiden win in the Cambridge Stud 2100 at Pukekohe on Wednesday.
  • Wed, Feb 21, 2024
    Regally-bred mare Manifique is already assured of a broodmare career, however, trainer Peter Didham is keen to gain some black-type with her before she heads to the breeding barn.
  • Wed, Feb 21, 2024
    Two younger members of Tony Pike’s team will spearhead the stable’s representation at Matamata with higher honours beckoning the duo if they race up to expectations.
  • Tue, Feb 20, 2024
    Simon and Katrina Alexander are hopeful the best of La Crique’s season is yet to come, with the Group Oner winner heading south on Saturday to tackle the Gr.1 Trackside Otaki-Maori WFA Classic (1600m) at Otaki.
  • Tue, Feb 20, 2024
    Former Kiwi galloper Pendragon got his Australian campaign off to the best possible start at Werribee on Monday, comfortably winning his 1100m jumpout for trainer Michael Moroney.
  • Tue, Feb 20, 2024
    Go Racing’s Albert Bosma is resigned to the fact that Skyman is out of the chase for the lion’s share of the $650,000 summer series bonus, but he is hoping they can get their hands on some of the minor bonus cash up for grabs.
  • Tue, Feb 20, 2024
    The Australasian racing industry are in mourning following the news of the passing of 11-time Group One winner Verry Elleegant when foaling in Ireland.
  • Tue, Feb 20, 2024
    Syndicator Go Racing are looking for their standout juvenile Velocious to become the first The NZB Kiwi (1500m) bonus eligible horse in the coming weeks.
  • Mon, Feb 19, 2024
    Ellerslie’s new StrathAyr track has certainly got the tick of approval from Daniel Nakhle and Barneswood Farm’s Sarah Green and Ger Beemsterboer, with their silks to the fore once more at the Auckland venue on Saturday.
  • Mon, Feb 19, 2024
    Waverley trainer Bill Thurlow claimed the Auckland Cup (3200m) with his top stayer Glory Days in 2019, and five years on he is daring to dream of adding another to his mantle.
  • Mon, Feb 19, 2024
    Talented performer Ears Back maintained her perfect record at Invercargill when she produced a game effort to take out the Cruickshank Pryde Southland Stakes (1400m).
  • Sun, Feb 18, 2024
    Emerging talent Aberlour extended her winning sequence to three and completed a southern Guineas double with a tour de force in Saturday’s Listed ILT Ascot Park Hotel Southland Guineas (1600m) at Ascot Park.
  • Sun, Feb 18, 2024
    A decade after saddling New Zealand-bred sprinter Shamexpress for a second placing in the Gr.1 Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington, Danny O’Brien returned to the same meeting on Saturday and landed a black-type prize with a daughter of the Windsor Park Stud stallion.
  • Sun, Feb 18, 2024
    Three weeks after announcing her arrival among the season’s elite three-year-olds in breathtaking style on Karaka Millions night, Orchestral treated Ellerslie to an encore in Saturday’s Gr.2 Eagle Technology Avondale Guineas (2100m).
  • Sun, Feb 18, 2024
    The Pam Gerard and Mike Moroney stable have been enjoying considerable success of late including with class three-year-old Pendragon, however, it was his stablemate of the same age in Pericles who stole the limelight on Saturday with an eye-catching victory in the Listed SKYCITY Horizon Uncle Remus Stakes (1200m) at Ellerslie.
  • Fri, Feb 16, 2024
    The tireless efforts of co-trainer and part-owner Hollie Wynyard were rewarded at New Plymouth on Friday when comeback galloper Titled took out the Landmark City of New Plymouth Cup (1800m).
  • Fri, Feb 16, 2024
    An emerging star of New Zealand’s staying ranks has returned from a short summer break and will shoot for a pair of Group Two prizes at Ellerslie over the coming weeks.
  • Thu, Feb 15, 2024
    Riverton trainer Kelvin Tyler will head to Ascot Park with a number of strong chances on Saturday, headlined by promising filly Aberlour, who will attempt to score back-to-back Guineas wins.
  • Thu, Feb 15, 2024
    Roger James and Robert Wellwood are still in awe of what Orchestral produced when winning last month’s $1.5 million TAB Karaka Millions 3YO (1600m) at Ellerslie, and the Cambridge trainers are looking forward to stepping her out once more at the Auckland venue on Saturday.
  • Thu, Feb 15, 2024
    Ascend The Throne scored his first stakes scalp when triumphant in the Gr.2 Waikato Guineas (2000m) at Te Rapa earlier this month, and the Savabeel gelding will look to double his Guineas haul when he heads to Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Thu, Feb 15, 2024
    The wine was flowing for Peter and Dawn Williams and owner Daniel Nakhle following Ellerslie’s TAB Karka Millions meeting last month, and they are hoping their run of luck continues at the Auckland track this weekend.
  • Wed, Feb 14, 2024
    Newly-crowned Group One winner Bonny Lass will continue her campaign in New Zealand after the mare’s Gr.1 BCD Group Sprint (1400m) triumph last Saturday.
  • Wed, Feb 14, 2024
    A line has been ruled through an Australian autumn campaign for Crocetti, with the son of Zacinto heading to the spelling paddock after a standout three-year-old term.
  • Wed, Feb 14, 2024
    Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young are following a familiar path back to their homeland with the New Zealand-bred Interlinked in the hope of completing unfinished Classic business.
  • Wed, Feb 14, 2024
    Long-standing New Plymouth thoroughbred identity John Wheeler will don an extra hat at his local meeting this week to mark a memorable milestone.
  • Mon, Feb 12, 2024
    Exciting sprinter Master Fay is set to test his talents across the Tasman, with the six-year-old gelding booked to fly to Melbourne next week to chase elite-level targets.
  • Mon, Feb 12, 2024
    Progressive intermediate galloper Kingfisher bounced back to winning form with an impressive victory in Rating75 company over 1200m at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Mon, Feb 12, 2024
    Scott Eagleton might not have had the best seat in the house to watch Molly Bloom’s latest success, but it didn’t detract from the satisfaction derived from the star filly’s return to winning ways.
  • Mon, Feb 12, 2024
    Promising southern galloper Mystic Park set himself up for a potentially lucrative payday on his home track at Riccarton in April when bolting home in the TAB Southern Alps Golden Ticket (1400m) qualifier at the venue on Saturday.
  • Mon, Feb 12, 2024
    While the headliners of Te Akau Racing were chasing black-type honours at Te Rapa on Saturday, four of the first six victors at Riccarton Park donned the tangerine silks.
  • Sat, Feb 10, 2024
    One of the unluckiest horses in the top echelon of New Zealand racing in recent times, Bonny Lass turned things around with a supreme front-running performance in Saturday’s Gr.1 BCD Group Sprint (1200m) at Te Rapa.
  • Sat, Feb 10, 2024
    Matamata trainers Ken and Bev Kelso have long believed Legarto had the potential to excel over 2000m, and their stable star proved them right on Saturday with a sparkling performance in the Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa.
  • Sat, Feb 10, 2024
    If Saturday’s Gr.2 David & Karyn Ellis Fillies’ Classic (2000m) at Te Rapa was the final New Zealand appearance for Molly Bloom, the Group One-winning filly farewelled her homeland on a high.
  • Fri, Feb 09, 2024
    Progressive stayer The Underbelly commenced what could be a highly successful weekend for Robbie Patterson and underrated sire The Bold One.
  • Fri, Feb 09, 2024
    Molly Bloom has had the measure of Mary Shan in two of their three meetings to date, and the latter’s trainer Andrew Forsman is hoping the step-up to 2000m in Saturday’s Gr.2 David and Karyn Ellis Fillies’ Classic at Te Rapa will help even the ledger between the pair.
  • Fri, Feb 09, 2024
    The brand-new $350,000 Sir Patrick Hogan Karapiro Classic (1600m) has received an enthusiastic endorsement from Matamata trainer Glenn Old, who will saddle a pair of promising four-year-olds in the inaugural running of the race at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Fri, Feb 09, 2024
    European import Skyman will be aiming to record his first New Zealand win when he heads to Te Rapa on Saturday to contest the Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m).
  • Fri, Feb 09, 2024
    Te Akau Racing has landed at least one of Legends Day’s major prizes in each of the last five editions of the showpiece Te Rapa meeting, and trainers Mark Walker and Sam Bergerson have assembled another formidable contingent for Saturday’s 2024 version.
  • Thu, Feb 08, 2024
    Eight-year-old gelding Ace Royale is set to make his raceday return following a three-year absence when he heads to Wanganui on Friday to contest the Liquorland Wanganui R86 1200.
  • Thu, Feb 08, 2024
    Well-known Australian owner Ozzie Kheir has had plenty of success buying thoroughbreds out of New Zealand, and now he is looking to boost his investment across the Tasman.
  • Thu, Feb 08, 2024
    A tilt at Group company is now on the cards for Qali Al Farrasha following her convincing maiden win in the Wexford Stables (1600m) at Matamata on Wednesday.
  • Wed, Feb 07, 2024
    Kingsclere Stables couldn’t have won last year’s Gr.2 David & Karyn Ellis Fillies’ Classic (2000m) more convincingly with Prowess, and have a chance to go back-to-back on Saturday with Sudbina.
  • Wed, Feb 07, 2024
    Habana turned in an uncharacteristically below-par effort at his most recent outing and Lance Noble is understandably prepared to give the five-year-old the benefit of the doubt and move on.
  • Wed, Feb 07, 2024
    A trip to Melbourne last year not only gave Ken and Bev Kelso their biggest moment in racing, courtesy of Legarto’s victory in the Gr.1 Australian Guineas (1600m), but also a filly that could prove to be just as exciting.
  • Wed, Feb 07, 2024
    A stunning display of resilience and courage in the heat of battle was on display at Tauherenikau on Tuesday as progressive mare Town Cryer claimed the Listed Clubs NZ @ The Races Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) in a torrid three-way tussle.
  • Wed, Feb 07, 2024
    After being nothing short of spectacular in the Gr.1 Railway (1200m) at Pukekohe on New Year’s Day, emerging sprinter Waitak will hunt a Group One double in Saturday’s BCD Group Sprint (1400m) at Te Rapa.
  • Tue, Feb 06, 2024
    Kelly Coe could be set for another crack at elite-level if she performs well in the Listed Clubs NZ @ The Races Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Tauherenikau on Tuesday.
  • Tue, Feb 06, 2024
    Fans of the New Zealand thoroughbred will get a special treat at Te Rapa this Saturday when the Waikato Racing Club host their aptly named Legends Raceday.
  • Tue, Feb 06, 2024
    Local Opaki mare Ruby Rocks put her best foot forward as she dominated the closing stages when taking out the TAB Bonus Back Wairarapa Cup (2050m) at Tauherenikau on Tuesday.
  • Tue, Feb 06, 2024
    Wexford Stables have enjoyed a myriad of success in the three-year-old age group ranks this season but will turn to an exciting juvenile prospect in Zelezniak on Wednesday in pursuit of home-track success.
  • Mon, Feb 05, 2024
    Kelly Coe could be set for another crack at elite-level if she performs well in the Listed Clubs NZ @ The Races Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Tauherenikau on Tuesday.
  • Mon, Feb 05, 2024
    Leading jockey Warren Kennedy had a tough decision to make heading into Saturday’s Gr.1 BCD Group Sprint (1400m) at Te Rapa, with the option of riding either Waitak or Crocetti, with the expat South African ultimately choosing the latter.
  • Mon, Feb 05, 2024
    Windsor Park Stud’s ‘Rugby, Racing and Beer’ South Island Sale has proven to be a fruitful initiative for the Cambridge thoroughbred nursery over the last couple of years, which was further enhanced over the weekend when sales graduate Collect Your Cash took out the Listed Dunedin Guineas (1500m) at Wingatui.
  • Mon, Feb 05, 2024
    Sugah Sweet has been acquitting herself well, despite having little luck in strong company this preparation, and she looks well-placed to turn her fortunes around at Tauherenikau on Tuesday.
  • Sun, Feb 04, 2024
    Local apprentice jockey Ciel Butler had an unforgettable day in the saddle at New Plymouth on Saturday, riding a winning double that included her first victory at black-type level.
  • Sun, Feb 04, 2024
    Lightly raced filly Khanshe displayed her staying credentials ahead of a potential tilt at the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham next month when she captured the Listed Grangewilliam Stud Oaks Prelude (1800m) at New Plymouth.
  • Sat, Feb 03, 2024
    Despite clearly not enjoying the testing underfoot conditions on offer at New Plymouth, exciting juvenile filly Captured by Love showed plenty of courage to retain her unbeaten record when taking out the Gr.3 Platinum Homes New Plymouth Taranaki 2YO Classic (1200m)
  • Sat, Feb 03, 2024
    Consistent performer Perfect Scenario made it back-to-back victories in the feature event at Wingatui on Saturday when he captured his second Gr.3 White Robe Lodge Weight For Age (1600m) title.
  • Fri, Feb 02, 2024
    Trainer Chad Ormsby has long earmarked Lord Weyburn as his Gr.1 Trackside New Zealand Derby (2400m) prospect this season, but whether he will continue down that path all hinges on his performance at New Plymouth on Saturday.
  • Fri, Feb 02, 2024
    A week after teaming up for a million-dollar triumph at Ellerslie, trainers Peter and Dawn Williams and owners Barneswood Farm are searching for more feature spoils this weekend.
  • Fri, Feb 02, 2024
    A pair of last-start winners loom as leading chances for Shane Kennedy and Anna Furlong in Saturday’s Listed Dunedin City Motors Dunedin Guineas (1500m) at Wingatui – a race the Riccarton trainers have won twice in the last six years.
  • Fri, Feb 02, 2024
    New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock has given a glowing report on the condition of Group One winner Ladies Man as he prepares to resume on his home track this weekend.
  • Thu, Feb 01, 2024
    Byerley Park trainer Steven Cole is hoping Chicago Jack can make the perfect start to his racing career when he contests the Gr.3 Platinum Homes New Plymouth Taranaki 2YO Classic (1200m) at New Plymouth on Saturday.
  • Thu, Feb 01, 2024
    Te Akau unleashed a serious Gr.1 Trackside New Zealand Derby (2000m) chance in Ascend The Throne at Te Rapa on Wednesday, the gelding displaying all of his staying prowess in claiming the Gr.2 Legacy Lodge Waikato Guineas (2000m).
  • Thu, Feb 01, 2024
    Trainers Graeme and Debbie Rogerson are pleased they have a live chance in the inaugural $350,000 Sir Patrick Hogan Karapiro Classic (1600m) at Te Rapa on Saturday-week following Chaource’s win at the Hamilton track on Wednesday.
  • Thu, Feb 01, 2024
    The Anderton family will bid to add to their impressive tally of victories in Saturday’s Gr.3 White Robe Lodge Weight-For-Age (1600m) with stakes winner Burgie at Wingatui on Saturday.
2024 January
  • Wed, Jan 31, 2024
    Stephen Autridge is in the enviable position of having a pair of well-performed three-year-olds in his stable and, if all goes to plan, they will give him a strong hand in the autumn fillies’ feature at Trentham.
  • Wed, Jan 31, 2024
    Trainer Terry Kennedy is hoping the addition of some headgear will help sharpen his promising three-year-old Hakadecree for Saturday’s Listed Dunedin City Motors Dunedin Guineas (1500m) at Wingatui.
  • Tue, Jan 30, 2024
    Renegade Rebel will make the second middle distance appearance of his burgeoning career on Wednesday in his final lead-up to the country’s Blue Riband age group staying feature.
  • Tue, Jan 30, 2024
    The New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing administration ranks will receive an injection of youth and enthusiasm in April with the addition of Brad Taylor to the RACE team.
  • Mon, Jan 29, 2024
    Terri Rae had plenty to celebrate on her home track of Riccarton Park on Saturday, recording a winning treble capped off by the ever-improving Sir Albert.
  • Mon, Jan 29, 2024
    After reaching the 99 mark on Wednesday at Matamata, Mark Walker and Sam Bergerson were swift in recording their 100th domestic winner for the 2023/24 season early at Riccarton’s Saturday meeting.
  • Sun, Jan 28, 2024
    Up-and-comer Akrotiri passed his first staying test with flying colours at The Valley on Saturday, heading a New Zealand-bred trifecta in the A$130,000 Chandler Macleod Handicap (2040m).
  • Sun, Jan 28, 2024
    Group One mare Belclare returned to the peak of her powers on New Zealand racing’s biggest stage on Saturday, scoring a dominant victory in the $500,000 Gr.2 Westbury Classic (1600m) at Ellerslie.
  • Sun, Jan 28, 2024
    Mitchell Freedman had already crossed the Tasman in search of new recruits for his Ballarat stable, and a win with Ceerseven at The Valley on the eve of the Karaka 2024 yearling sale added to his affinity with New Zealand-breds.
  • Sun, Jan 28, 2024
    Undefeated three-year-old Crocetti was billed as one of the headline acts of Saturday’s Karaka Millions mega meeting at Ellerslie, and he got the evening off to a perfect start in the opening race on the card.
  • Sun, Jan 28, 2024
    Desert Lightning has spent the majority of his career flying under the radar, but there was no denying his place at the top of the tree in the inaugural $1 million Elsdon Park Aotearoa Classic (1600m) at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jan 28, 2024
    Ellerslie racegoers got to witness expat Kiwi jockey James McDonald have his first ride back on home soil in several years at the TAB Karaka Millions meeting at Ellerslie on Saturday, and he made an instant impact in front of the sold-out crowd.
  • Sun, Jan 28, 2024
    Roger James and James McDonald teamed up to win the Gr.1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie in 2012 with Silent Achiever, and the pair reunited at the Auckland venue 12 years later to take out New Zealand’s richest race, the $1.5 million TAB Karaka Millions 3YO (1600m) on Saturday evening.
  • Sun, Jan 28, 2024
    Former Hong Kong galloper Master Fay displayed a touch of real class when he scored a dominant victory in the Gr.2 Brighthill Farm Concorde Handicap (1200m) at Ellerslie.
  • Sun, Jan 28, 2024
    Imported New Zealand mare Miss Take took her promising career to a new level in Saturday’s A$80,000 Happy 50th Jeff Waters Handicap (1200m) at The Valley.
  • Sun, Jan 28, 2024
    Well known southern breeding and racing identities the Dennis brothers were back in the limelight at Riccarton on Saturday as their royally bred mare The Radiant One took out the Listed Speight’s Timaru Stakes (1400m).
  • Fri, Jan 26, 2024
    Te Akau Racing have a rich history in the TAB Karaka Millions 2YO (1200m), having won the last seven editions of the race, and Sam Bergerson is hoping to extend their run in his first year at the helm of New Zealand’s leading stable, alongside co-trainer Mark Walker.
  • Fri, Jan 26, 2024
    Matamata trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott will saddle more than a quarter of the field in Saturday’s $1.5 million TAB Karaka Millions 3YO (1600m) at Ellerslie, with Group One-winning filly Molly Bloom a headline act among their talented quartet.
  • Fri, Jan 26, 2024
    Live Drama will be looking to get her summer preparation back on track at Riccarton on Saturday.
  • Fri, Jan 26, 2024
    Rich Hill Stud’s managing director John Thompson is hoping to make a habit out of million-dollar racetrack success on the eve of New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sales.
  • Fri, Jan 26, 2024
    Peter and Dawn Williams will take on the Karaka Millions meeting’s two hottest favourites with their pair of runners at Ellerslie’s eagerly anticipated twilight blockbuster on Saturday.
  • Thu, Jan 25, 2024
    There is plenty of excitement surrounding Saturday’s TAB Karaka Millions meeting at Ellerslie, and standout three-year-old Crocetti is expected to kick the night off with a bang when he lines-up in the opening race of the six-race card, the Gr.3 Cambridge Stud Almanzor Trophy (1200m).
  • Thu, Jan 25, 2024
    Group One winner La Crique will make her return to racing this Saturday on New Zealand racing’s biggest stage, the TAB Karaka Millions twilight meeting.
  • Thu, Jan 25, 2024
    Trainers Ken and Bev Kelso couldn’t be happier with heir glamour mare Legarto ahead of Saturday’s inaugural running of the $1 million Elsdon Park Aotearoa Classic (1600m).
  • Tue, Jan 23, 2024
    Leading Sydney hoop James McDonald has been ticking up the air miles of late and will add some more to his tally when he heads home to New Zealand this weekend to ride at the TAB Karaka Millions race meeting at Ellerslie.
  • Tue, Jan 23, 2024
    Taranaki couple Carole and John Lynskey are enjoying some time down in Queenstown this week toasting the success of their Group One winner Puntura following his victory in the Thorndon Mile at Trentham last Saturday.
  • Tue, Jan 23, 2024
    Chasing $2.5 million in stakes doesn’t happen every Saturday on the New Zealand calendar, and Graham Richardson is embracing having two runners chasing the major spoils on TAB Karaka Millions Night at Ellerslie.
  • Tue, Jan 23, 2024
    It was a timely win by Sudbina in the Gr.3 Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) at Trentham last Saturday, with co-breeder and part-owner Haunui Farm gearing up for a busy week ahead of New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sales at Karaka, which kick-off on Sunday.
  • Tue, Jan 23, 2024
    David Benjamin, a noted marketing innovator in the thoroughbred breeding industry, passed away on Friday.
  • Tue, Jan 23, 2024
    Westbury Stud has an enviable feature race roll of honour with graduates of the farm excelling to the highest level over a wide range of distances.
  • Sun, Jan 21, 2024
    Promising filly Aberlour added plenty of value to a future breeding career when she won a tooth and nail battle against the heavily supported Hakadecree to capture the Listed Liquorland Gore Guineas (1335m).
  • Sun, Jan 21, 2024
    The Mike Moroney-trained Bermadez was back in the winner’s circle for the first time since May 2022 with a hard-fought victory in the Howden Australian Guineas Day, 2 March (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jan 21, 2024
    Roger James and Robert Wellwood turned their Wellington Cup Carnival fortunes around with an impressive victory by Sudbina in the Gr.3 New Zealand Bloodstock Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) at Trentham on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jan 21, 2024
    A first-time winner at Group Three and Group Two level in his previous two starts, Puntura took his career-best campaign to even greater heights in Saturday’s Gr.1 Harcourts Thorndon Mile (1600m) at Trentham.
  • Sun, Jan 21, 2024
    Curraghmore principal Gordon Cunningham is quick to share what drives him as he prepares to present another quality draft at the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale when it kicks off at Karaka at 10am this coming Sunday.
  • Sun, Jan 21, 2024
    Ben Foote never doubted the ability of The Odyssey, and his faith in the gelding was rewarded when he claimed the inaugural running of the $350,000 The Oaks Stud Remutaka Classic (2100m).
  • Fri, Jan 19, 2024
    Fashion Icon will be looking to turn the tables on Sudbina when the pair meet in the Gr.3 New Zealand Bloodstock Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) at Trentham on Saturday.
  • Fri, Jan 19, 2024
    While all eyes were on Molly Bloom on Boxing Day at Pukekohe, stablemate Grail Seeker put on a performance worthy of near-favouritism in Saturday’s Gr.3 New Zealand Bloodstock Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) at Trentham.
  • Fri, Jan 19, 2024
    Proven black-type performer Illicit Dreams has bounced back from a failed Group One mission over 1600m and brings last-start winning form into Saturday’s Listed Liquorland Gore Guineas (1335m).
  • Fri, Jan 19, 2024
    Howie Mathews dared to dream of competing in this year’s $300,000 Gr.3 NZCIS Wellington Cup (3200m) with Weneedashock, and while that plan didn’t come to fruition, the talented gelding has ended up qualifying for a race on the undercard worth $50,000 more in prizemoney.
  • Fri, Jan 19, 2024
    Waisake has had his share of ups and downs in the Gr.3 NZ Campus of Innovation & Sport Wellington Cup (3200m), but the Taranaki nine-year-old is set to step out as favourite for the 2024 edition of the famous two-miler at Trentham on Saturday.
  • Thu, Jan 18, 2024
    No Compromise was a two-time winner from a handful of starts for Bill Thurlow before successfully continuing his career in Australia and now looks primed to star in his second stint for the Waverley trainer.
  • Thu, Jan 18, 2024
    Becoming a trainer was never in the plan for Kelly Van Dyk, but on Wednesday she found herself welcoming back her first winner at Te Rapa.
  • Thu, Jan 18, 2024
    Well-performed four-year-old Holymanz has arrived at part-owner Cambridge Stud’s training facility at Karaka to continue his build-up toward a potentially lucrative hit-and-run mission.
  • Thu, Jan 18, 2024
    Buoyed by a satisfying midweek success, Stephen Marsh will be hoping to add to his tally on Saturday with a four-strong team engaged at Trentham, including a pair of strong Group One chances.
  • Thu, Jan 18, 2024
    Nervous anticipation has been in the air in Ebony Turner’s barn this week as the Riverton horsewoman gets set to line-up her first stakes runner at Gore this weekend.
  • Wed, Jan 17, 2024
    The New Zealand racing industry is chomping at the bit to get to Ellerslie next week for the biggest show in town over Auckland Anniversary Weekend, and Levin trainer Josh Shaw is looking forward to being a part of the action.
  • Wed, Jan 17, 2024
    After more than a decade training in partnership with Danny Champion, Kezia Murphy has enjoyed spreading her wings over the last month and tackling training under her own account.
  • Wed, Jan 17, 2024
    Andrew Forsman is hopeful a drop back in distance will produce the best of Aegon when the talented galloper contests the Gr.1 Harcourts Thorndon Mile (1600m) at Trentham on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jan 15, 2024
    Amber Sims considers her consistent stayer Coruba Jak as a part of the family, and a trip across the Tasman could be on the cards after the gelding’s hard-fought victory at Tauranga on Friday.
  • Mon, Jan 15, 2024
    Ellerslie has been a happy hunting ground for Andrew Forsman is years past, and the Cambridge trainer was thrilled to find success swiftly during the track’s reopening meeting on Sunday.
  • Mon, Jan 15, 2024
    Two Group Ones at Trentham and the eagerly anticipated reopening of Ellerslie provided plenty of potential highlights across a blockbuster weekend of racing, but top-class mare Legarto towered above all other talking points with a commanding performance in Sunday’s Elsdon Park Aotearoa Classic Preview (1400m).
  • Mon, Jan 15, 2024
    The highly-anticipated reopening of Ellerslie was celebrated in style on Sunday, with Merchant Queen writing her name into the history books as the first to salute in a new era for the iconic venue.
  • Mon, Jan 15, 2024
    Perfect Scenario is set to return to Wingatui next month to try and retain his crown in the Gr.3 White Robe Lodge Weight-For-Age (1600m) following his win at the Dunedin track on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jan 15, 2024
    Emerging three-year-old Renegade Rebel stepped up from a last-start maiden win and scored a determined front-running victory in Sunday’s Listed Gingernuts Salver (2100m) at Ellerslie.
  • Mon, Jan 15, 2024
    Reigning New Zealand Horse of the Year Sharp ‘N’ Smart got his preparation back on track at Ellerslie on Sunday when running third behind glamour mare Legarto in the Elsdon Park Aotearoa Classic Preview (1400m).
  • Mon, Jan 15, 2024
    Trainers Bruce Wallace and Grant Cooksley will head to the TAB Karaka Millions 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie in a fortnight with a bit more confidence with their juvenile So Naive following his win in the Stella Artois 1200 at the Auckland track on Sunday.
  • Sun, Jan 14, 2024
    Cambridge trainer Tony Pike made a flying start to racing at Trentham on Saturday when he produced the winners of the first two stakes races on a day featuring five black type events.
  • Sun, Jan 14, 2024
    Sam Spratt teamed up with arguably New Zealand’s most improved racehorse to land a boilover victory in Saturday’s Gr.1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham – her third time triumphing in a meeting that once came close to claiming her life.
  • Sun, Jan 14, 2024
    Popular Opaki trainer Alby MacGregor was full of emotion as he welcomed his stable favourite Times Ticking back to the winners’ enclosure after a thrilling victory in the Gr.3 Mode Technology Trentham Stakes (2100m).
  • Sat, Jan 13, 2024
    Wingatui local Capo Dell Impero will be vying for more Cups success when he heads to his home track on Saturday to contest the WAE Waikouaiti Cup (2200m).
  • Sat, Jan 13, 2024
    Matamata trainer Graham Richardson has previously had much better luck in the Gr.1 Railway (1200m) than the Gr.1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m), but he is hoping to flip that script with Bonny Lass at Trentham on Saturday.
  • Sat, Jan 13, 2024
    A bumper contingent of 29 entries this weekend for Te Akau Racing includes three-pronged attacks on a pair of races that hold special recent memories for the syndication juggernaut.
  • Thu, Jan 11, 2024
    Danny Frye will have an eye on each of the islands on Saturday, with the Balcairn trainer set to be represented at both Trentham and Wingatui.
  • Thu, Jan 11, 2024
    Mary Shan is due to go one better and claim a black-type title and the gifted filly is heavily favoured to rise to the challenge in Saturday’s Gr.1 Levin Classic (1600m) at Trentham.
  • Wed, Jan 10, 2024
    Town Cryer may be the form horse in Saturday’s Gr.3 Dixon & Dunlop Anniversary Handicap (1600m) at Trentham, but the mare’s stablemate Sindicato may pose as her biggest challenge.
  • Wed, Jan 10, 2024
    The ever-consistent Celtic Echo will attempt to gain a spot in the coveted $350,000 Remutaka Classic (1600m) at Trentham later this month when she heads to Wanganui on Thursday.
  • Wed, Jan 10, 2024
    Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott will on Saturday bid to complete a premier sprinting double with Dragon Leap expected to be ideally suited at Trentham in his quest for top-flight honours in the Gr.1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m).
  • Wed, Jan 10, 2024
    Stakes performer Imwonderfultonight will head to Trentham with fresh legs on Saturday to tackle elite-level company for the first time in the Gr.1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m).
  • Wed, Jan 10, 2024
    Impendabelle came ever so close to picking up a maiden Group One crown at Riccarton last November, and Tony Pike is hoping the filly can go one better in Saturday’s Gr.1 Cambridge Stud Levin Classic (1600m).
  • Wed, Jan 10, 2024
    Russian Fable was set to head to the spelling paddock following her last start fifth placing at Greymouth, but trainer Nayton Mitchell was pleased he made the decision to have one final roll of the dice with his mare.
  • Mon, Jan 08, 2024
    Michael and Matthew Pitman will be represented by a big team of runners at Tuesday’s Reefton meeting and the prospect of a drying track will be welcomed by their feature race contender.
  • Mon, Jan 08, 2024
    Impendabelle came ever so close to picking up a maiden Group One crown at Riccarton last November, and Tony Pike is hoping the filly can go one better in Saturday’s Gr.1 Cambridge Stud Levin Classic (1600m).
  • Mon, Jan 08, 2024
    Impressive three-year-old debutant Testwin justified some solid support when he took out the opening event on the card at Hastings on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jan 08, 2024
    Wiremu Pinn will be a welcome addition to the New Zealand jockey ranks, with the talented hoop returning to his homeland after a stint riding in Melbourne.
  • Sun, Jan 07, 2024
    A day after his connections took a leap of faith with a late nomination for the Gr.3 Wellington Cup (3200m), emerging stayer Canheroc rewarded their confidence with a powerful lead-up performance in the Listed Marton Jockey Club Marton Cup (2200m) at Hastings on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jan 07, 2024
    Regal Dice capped a dream first week of 2024 for trainer Robbie Patterson with her victory in the iconic $40,000 Vernon & Vazey Truck Parts Kumara Gold Nuggets (1810m) on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jan 07, 2024
    Exciting New Zealand import Carbonados kept his unblemished career record intact with an impressive Australian debut in Saturday’s A$175,000 SCAADA Group 3YO Handicap (1100m) at Geelong.
  • Sat, Jan 06, 2024
    The Dunstan Stayers’ Championship Final (2400m) has become renowned as a strong form reference for feature staying races every season, and trainer Chris Wood is hoping that trend continues when Canheroc contests the Listed Marton Jockey Club Marton Cup (2200m) at Hastings on Saturday.
  • Sat, Jan 06, 2024
    A classy front-running ride from Tegan Newman provided Steven Cole with a special victory at Ruakaka on Friday with Per La Vita.
  • Sat, Jan 06, 2024
    Almanzor four-year-old Holymanz will be vying to secure his ticket back to New Zealand later this month when he heads to Geelong on Saturday to contest the A$300,000 Coastal Classic (1700m).
  • Sat, Jan 06, 2024
    Robbie Patterson’s stable has been firing on all cylinders since Boxing Day, including a four-win haul at Otaki on Thursday, and now the New Plymouth trainer has Saturday’s iconic Kumara Gold Nuggets meeting in his sights.
  • Fri, Jan 05, 2024
    God Of Eros was never intended to be a long-term member of Shane Crawford’s stable, but the Cambridge horseman isn’t dwelling on the unexpected outcome.
  • Thu, Jan 04, 2024
    Stakes targets are in the offing for promising juvenile The Victress following her debut win in the Lindsay Goudie & Brian Hare Memorial 1000 at Te Aroha on Wednesday.
  • Wed, Jan 03, 2024
    Exciting four-year-old Adam I Am was just toying with his rivals in the closing stages of the Coastwood Homes Lockwood Thames Cup (1600m), with his dominance far exceeding his half-length winning margin.
  • Wed, Jan 03, 2024
    A daring ride by Lee Callaway on Kahma Suitsya in the Recreation Hotel Greymouth Cup (2000m) well and truly paid off on Wednesday, with the mare scoring a comfortable victory in the Omoto feature.
  • Wed, Jan 03, 2024
    James Chapman’s luck with his well-credentialled broodmare Savaria has taken a turn for the better with the prospect of another healthy return on his investment later this month.
  • Tue, Jan 02, 2024
    Promising four-year-old Adam I Am has some lofty goals ahead of him for the rest of the summer but his immediate goal is the feature event at Te Aroha on Wednesday, the Coastwood Homes Lockwood Thames Cup (1600m).
  • Tue, Jan 02, 2024
    Consistent filly Bellatrix Star showed she will be a force to be reckoned with in the TAB Karaka Millions 2YO (1200m) later his month as she took out the first black-type event for the new year, the Gr.2 SKYCITY Eclipse Stakes (1200m) at Pukekohe on Monday.
  • Tue, Jan 02, 2024
    Ex-pat Kiwi jockey Jason Collett well and truly paid for a flying visit home from his Sydney base when he guided promising stayer Trust In You to a gritty victory in the Gr.3 Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2400m) on New Year’s Day.
  • Tue, Jan 02, 2024
    It was a fitting win in the inaugural Gr.2 Sir Patrick Hogan Stakes (2050m), formerly known as the Royal Stakes, at Pukekohe on Monday, with the Cambridge Stud-bred and owned About Time taking out the fillies feature named after the farm’s founder.
  • Tue, Jan 02, 2024
    Trainer John Blackadder is hopeful the long trek to Omoto racecourse from his Rangiora base will pay a winning dividend when he lines-up consistent mare Kahma Suitsya in the feature event there on Wednesday, the Recreation Hotel Greymouth Cup (2000m).
  • Tue, Jan 02, 2024
    Warren Kennedy has stamped an indelible mark on New Zealand racing with the ex-pat South African jockey dominating proceedings at Pukekohe on New Year’s Day with seven wins, including four of the five feature events on the card.
  • Tue, Jan 02, 2024
    Exciting filly Orchestral was on song at Pukekohe on New Year’s Day when downing a quality line-up in the Barfoot & Thompson 1600, including last start vanquisher Lupo Solitario.
  • Tue, Jan 02, 2024
    Well performed former Sydney galloper Skyman stepped out for his first New Zealand outing at Tauranga on Tuesday with new trainer Stephen Marsh and his owners, the Go Racing Elton Syndicate, keen for him to display the same competitive spirit that he showcased during his numerous Australian campaigns.
  • Tue, Jan 02, 2024
    Former champion jockey Lance O’Sullivan captured five Gr.1 Railway (1200m) successes in the saddle and on Monday he finally got his hands on the silverware as a trainer, courtesy of Waitak’s explosive victory in the Sistema-sponsored feature.
  • Mon, Jan 01, 2024
    Stephen Autridge will head to Pukekohe Park on New Year’s Day with two of the fancied runners for the Gr.2 Sir Patrick Hogan Stakes (2050m), but the wet weather has the Matamata trainer concerned.
  • Mon, Jan 01, 2024
    Cambridge horseman Ben Foote was left disappointed following Babylon Berlin’s head defeat to glamour mare Imperatriz in this year’s Gr.1 Sistema Railway (1200m) and he is hoping she can go one better in the sprinting feature at Pukekohe on Monday.
  • Mon, Jan 01, 2024
    Already assured a valuable career at stud as a half-sister to dual Group One winner Legarto, talented mare Emanon has herself spent some time in the racetrack spotlight during the holiday period.
  • Mon, Jan 01, 2024
    A steady stream of winners in the past few months has the Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott training partnership sitting in fourth on the National Trainer’s premiership table and they look to have a number of top chances to add to their season’s 22-win tally at Pukekohe on New Year’s Day.
2023 December
  • Sun, Dec 31, 2023
    Quality stayer Dunkel lumped 61kgs to an emphatic victory at The Valley on Saturday in the Ladbroke It! Handicap (2040m), as the Patrick Payne-trained galloper notched the seventh victory of his career from just ten starts.
  • Sun, Dec 31, 2023
    Four-year-old gelding Grebeni notched his seventh career victory when narrowly prevailing in the Drinkwise Maroubra Mile (1600m) at Randwick in front of a throng of enthusiastic owners.
  • Sun, Dec 31, 2023
    Progressive mare Miss Tarzy has been in outstanding form this campaign and the daughter of Tarzino continued her rich run of form at The Valley on Saturday when running out a ready winner of the Blake Albones Memorial Handicap (2040m) under jockey Rhys McLeod.
  • Sun, Dec 31, 2023
    The feature event on the programme at Taupo on Saturday came down to a battle between two of the best riders in the country with victory in the Harcourts Taupo Cup (2000m) going the way of Michael McNab on Mehzebeen ahead of Town Cryer and Opie Bosson.
  • Sun, Dec 31, 2023
    Matamata mentor Graham Richardson will attempt to win one of his favourite races for the third time on Monday when he and training partner Rogan Norvall line-up Bonny Lass in the Gr.1 Sistema Railway (1200m) at Pukekohe.
  • Sun, Dec 31, 2023
    The burgeoning rivalry between Sacred Satono and Babylon Berlin will kick up a gear when the pair meet at Pukekohe on New Year’s Day.
  • Sun, Dec 31, 2023
    Lance Noble had a bumper New Year’s Day race meeting 12 months ago and has the firepower for a repeat at Pukekohe on Monday, but weather and track conditions have dented the Cambridge Stud trainer’s confidence.
  • Fri, Dec 29, 2023
    Stephen Marsh is confident of Velocious giving another bold account of herself at Pukekohe Park on New Year’s Day, although his confidence is tempered by an unfavourable forecast.
  • Fri, Dec 29, 2023
    Robbie Patterson has already successfully raided the Gr.3 Counties Cup (2100m) this season, and the New Plymouth trainer has another two northern staying features in his sights over the next few days.
  • Fri, Dec 29, 2023
    A pair of rising stars of the South Island’s thoroughbred ranks faced their toughest test so far in the Craigmore Sustainable Holdings Timaru Heritage Cup (1600m) on Thursday, and they rose to the occasion and fought out a thrilling finish.
  • Fri, Dec 29, 2023
    The race has begun to qualify for the $200,000 ODT Southern Mile Final (1600m) at Wingatui in March, and local trainers Brian and Shane Anderton are keen to once again be in the mix.
  • Thu, Dec 28, 2023
    A tilt at next month’s TAB Karaka Millions 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie could be on the cards for promising filly Damask Rose following her debut win in the 24/7 Security 2YO (1100m) at New Plymouth on Wednesday.
  • Thu, Dec 28, 2023
    Taranaki mare Hi Yo Sass Bomb has seen a fair bit of the country over the last few months but will stick closer to home this week when she tackles the Landmark Homes City Of New Plymouth Cup (1800m) at New Plymouth Raceway on Friday.
  • Thu, Dec 28, 2023
    Wairarapa trainer Alby MacGregor has enjoyed spending time in Canterbury with his family over the Christmas period and he is hoping for a leaving gift at Phar Lap Raceway on Thursday prior to his trip back north.
  • Thu, Dec 28, 2023
    Age has certainly not wearied Ken Rae and Krystal Williams’ senior gallopers The Buffer and Zelenski, and the consistent pair pose a key threat in the Kurow Cup West Coast Steeplechaser (1400m) on Saturday.
  • Thu, Dec 28, 2023
    Promising galloper Snazzytavi outlined her credentials for higher honours when she defeated a quality line up of intermediate-graded gallopers to take out the Stella Artois Championship Final (1500m) at Pukekohe on Boxing Day.
  • Thu, Dec 28, 2023
    Town Cryer is presented with an ideal opportunity to open her middle-distance account when she takes aim at the Harcourts Taupo Cup (2000m) on Saturday.
  • Thu, Dec 28, 2023
    A trip north to Trentham next month is on the cards for Noble Knight following his victory in the Grand Casino 2200 at Wingatui on Boxing Day.
  • Thu, Dec 28, 2023
    Group One-winning trainer Paul Harris passed away suddenly on Boxing Day.
  • Thu, Dec 28, 2023
    Trainers Mark Walker and Sam Bergerson have been playing the catch-up game with Wild Night for next month’s $1 million Elsdon Park Aoteoroa Classic (1600m), and they seem to be winning.
  • Wed, Dec 27, 2023
    Enigmatic three-year-old Pendragon demonstrated just how tough he is as he took out the Gr.2 Shaw’s Wire Ropes Auckland Guineas (1400m) at Pukekohe with a strong front-running performance.
  • Wed, Dec 27, 2023
    Campionessa shed her Group One bridesmaid’s tag at Pukekohe Park on Boxing Day when recording a well-deserved victory in the Cambridge Stud Zabeel Classic (2050m).
  • Wed, Dec 27, 2023
    Visiting Australian rider Blake Shinn made good use of his trip across the Tasman to ride at Pukekohe on Boxing Day as he guided Gr.1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) winner Molly Bloom to a nail-biting victory in the Gr.2 Hallmark Stud Eight Carat Classic (1600m).
  • Wed, Dec 27, 2023
    New Zealand-bred mare Mrs Chrissie began a new campaign in style at Caulfield on Boxing Day with a commanding front-running performance in the A$65,000 Ken Sturt Handicap (1100m).
  • Wed, Dec 27, 2023
    Pint sized mare Kai showed her undoubted ability on wet and loose footing when she stormed down the outskirts of the Wingatui track to take out the feature race there on Boxing Day, the Listed Property Brokers – Ray Kean Hazlett Stakes (1200m).
  • Sun, Dec 24, 2023
    Punters were on good terms with themselves as they saw promising mare Islington Lass make it consecutive victories to open her summer campaign with a determined effort to take out the Noel Eales Memorial Cup (1600m) at Trentham.
  • Sun, Dec 24, 2023
    Kingsclere Stables are hoping to sing a winning tune at Pukekohe Park on Boxing Day, with their talented three-year-old trio headed by Orchestral in the Gr.2 Hallmark Stud Eight Carat Classic (1600m).
  • Sun, Dec 24, 2023
    The training combination of John and Karen Parsons and Varma Ramhit look to hold the key to success in the main race at Wingatui on Boxing Day, the Listed Property Brokers – Ray Kean Hazlett Stakes (1200m).
  • Sun, Dec 24, 2023
    Puntura showed he will be a force to be reckoned with over the coming months as he scored in dominant fashion in Saturday’s Gr.2 Bramco Granite & Marble Manawatu Challenge Stakes (1400m) at Trentham.
  • Sun, Dec 24, 2023
    After mastering the step up from Rating 65 to open class in the $50,000 Print House Mile (1600m) at Te Rapa on Saturday, in-form five-year-old Lingjun Xiongfeng has a Group Two feature on New Year’s Day in his sights.
  • Sun, Dec 24, 2023
    After leading all the way to claim his first black-type win in last year’s Gr.3 Humphries Construction Manawatu Cup (2300m), Sagunto returned to defend that crown with an even more spectacular front-running performance at Trentham on Saturday.
  • Sun, Dec 24, 2023
    Over the next three months, Hall of Fame horseman Graeme Rogerson could be racing for more than $4 million in prizemoney with two members of his Tuhikaramea stable.
  • Sun, Dec 24, 2023
    When Stars Align and Unbridled Joy kicked off their careers with a quinella in the Japac Homes (1100m) at Trentham on Saturday, adding their names to a bumper list of two-year-old talent in the Te Akau Racing stable this season.
  • Fri, Dec 22, 2023
    A year is a long time in racing and in 2023 the connections of Pennyweka experienced it all.
  • Fri, Dec 22, 2023
    In-foal mare Mazzolino already has that motherly glow according to trainer Stephen Marsh, and he is hoping she can translate that into Group One success at Pukekohe on Boxing Day.
  • Fri, Dec 22, 2023
    With more than a dozen runners on Saturday and a similar number again on Boxing Day, the Te Akau Racing team is barely going to have a chance to catch their breath over the Christmas long weekend.
  • Thu, Dec 21, 2023
    Ascot Park trainer Sally McKay couldn’t be happier with her quality sprinter Henry Hubber ahead of the Listed Property Brokers – Ray Kean Hazlett Stakes (1200m) at Wingatui on Boxing Day.
  • Thu, Dec 21, 2023
    Molly Bloom asserted her dominance last month when storming to victory in the Gr.1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m), and the glamour filly will return to chase Northern spoils in the Gr.2 Hallmark Stud Eight Carat Classic (1600m) on Boxing Day at Pukekohe.
  • Thu, Dec 21, 2023
    Trainers Mark Walker and Sam Bergerson are casting their eyes towards stakes targets with their in-form mare Elegant Lady following her win in the Cochranes Of Canterbury (2200m) at Ashburton on Wednesday.
  • Thu, Dec 21, 2023
    Well-performed stayer No Compromise will bid to add a home Group One title to match his Australian efforts when he opens the third stage of his career on Boxing Day.
  • Wed, Dec 20, 2023
    A huge festive period of racing awaits Wexford Stables, and Christmas has come early for Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott with the exciting return of Asterix headlining their team on Saturday at Te Rapa.
  • Wed, Dec 20, 2023
    Regally-bred mare Manifique will get her chance to continue her family’s stakes legacy when she heads to Trentham on Saturday to tackle the Gr.3 Humphries Construction Manawatu Cup (2300m).
  • Wed, Dec 20, 2023
    Regally-bred filly My Annie Belle is set to make her much anticipated debut at Matamata on Friday in the Cunningham Decorating Services (1200m).
  • Wed, Dec 20, 2023
    Free-going stayer Sagunto has been a loyal servant of Peter and Shaun McKay’s stable and he will spearhead the father and son’s team at Trentham on Saturday.
  • Wed, Dec 20, 2023
    It’s been a tough couple of years for Group One-winning stayer Ocean Billy and breeder-owner-trainer Bill Pomare, but the tide is turning and the son of Ocean Park is set to resume racing at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Mon, Dec 18, 2023
    Patience paid big dividends for Robyn and Russell Rogers at Te Rapa on Saturday when their mare Zecora broke through for her maiden stakes victory in the Gr.3 J Swap Sprint (1400m).
  • Mon, Dec 18, 2023
    Riviera Rock has been runner-up in the last two editions of the Listed Dunedin Gold Cup (2400m) and trainer Graham Eade would like to breakthrough for that elusive victory at Wingatui in February.
  • Mon, Dec 18, 2023
    Emma Wyatt has made her presence known in the South Island training ranks this season, and the multi-talented horsewoman hopes to add another victory to her growing tally at Ashburton on Wednesday.
  • Sun, Dec 17, 2023
    A commanding victory in Saturday’s Gr.2 Cal Isuzu Stakes (1600m) at Te Rapa completed a rare fillies and mares’ feature double for Campionessa.
  • Sun, Dec 17, 2023
    Consistent stayer Dionysus provided Roger James and Robert Wellwood with a positive end to a tough week when scoring a fighting victory in the Gr.3 SkyCity Hamilton Waikato Cup (2400m) on Saturday at Te Rapa.
  • Sun, Dec 17, 2023
    Underrated three-year-old Pendragon upset the Te Akau Racing party when he downed favourites Tokyo Tycoon and the previously unbeaten Quintessa over 1200m at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Sun, Dec 17, 2023
    Under-rated filly Still Bangon stepped up to stakes class and prevailed in a nail-biting finish to the Gr.3 LawnMaster Eulogy Stakes (1600m) at Trentham on Saturday.
  • Sun, Dec 17, 2023
    Former northerner Diamond Girl announced her arrival on the South Island scene with a remarkable front-running performance in Saturday’s $50,000 Shoe Clinic Handicap (1400m) at Ascot Park.
  • Sun, Dec 17, 2023
    Promising mare Zecora made a welcome return to the winners’ enclosure at Te Rapa when she stormed home out wide to secure a thrilling victory in the Gr.3 J Swap Sprint (1400m).
  • Fri, Dec 15, 2023
    The Gr.3 Lawnmaster Eulogy Stakes (1600m) holds fond memories for Te Akau Racing in recent years, having won two of the last four editions of the race, and they will be looking to add to that tally on Saturday.
  • Fri, Dec 15, 2023
    Peter and Dawn Williams have had an outstanding strike rate over the last few weeks, and the Byerley Park trainers will try to continue their high-flying form with a single shot at Group Two success at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Fri, Dec 15, 2023
    The well-performed Waisake will take a big step towards his sixth Wellington Cup Carnival with a run in Saturday’s Majestic Horse Floats (2200m) at Trentham.
  • Thu, Dec 14, 2023
    Stephen Autridge is hoping rain makes its way to Hamilton this week ahead of the SkyCity Hamilton Waikato Cup meeting on Saturday.
  • Thu, Dec 14, 2023
    Our Alley Cat will have several disadvantages to contend with in the Gr.3 J Swap Sprint (1400m) at Te Rapa on Saturday, but trainer Vicki Prendergast hopes the score can be evened out with Opie Bosson on board.
  • Thu, Dec 14, 2023
    Talented three-year-old Tokyo Tycoon will commence his path towards next month’s $1.5 million TAB Karaka Millions 3YO (1600m) when he heads to Te Rapa on Saturday to contest the Wentwood Grange 3YO (1200m).
  • Thu, Dec 14, 2023
    Wessex is in good order to resume at Te Rapa on Saturday, although trainer Andrew Forsman believes the four-year-old will improve as she steps up in distance this preparation.
  • Thu, Dec 14, 2023
    Leonard Stewart is one of the rare few welcoming the wet start to the summer, with the Timaru trainer trying to find some forgiving tracks for his seven-win mare Vague.
  • Thu, Dec 14, 2023
    Scoring your first win in front of a bustling home crowd is what dreams are made of for most aspiring trainers, and for Leah Zydenbos that became a reality at Hastings on Wednesday.
  • Tue, Dec 12, 2023
    Excitement is building at Ellerslie, with racing set to return to the Auckland venue following its first set of official trials on its new StrathAyr track on Monday morning.
  • Tue, Dec 12, 2023
    Cambridge trainers Ben and Ryan Foote will take three fillies south to Trentham on Saturday to contest the Gr.3 Eulogy Stakes (1600m), but their biggest quandary is trying to find enough jockeys.
  • Tue, Dec 12, 2023
    The stellar racing career of dual Group One winner Prowess is over.
  • Tue, Dec 12, 2023
    A tilt at Group One glory at Pukekohe on New Year’s Day now awaits Sacred Satono following his comfortable 1000m trial win at Ellerslie on Monday.
  • Sun, Dec 10, 2023
    New Zealand-bred juvenile Beau Dazzler was thrown in at the deep end for Saturday’s A$200,000 Listed Eureka Stud Phelan Ready Stakes (1000m) at Eagle Farm, and he rose to the occasion with a bold black-type win.
  • Sun, Dec 10, 2023
    Emerging stayer Captain Envious took his career to a new level with a runaway victory in the Listed Ballarat Cup (2000m), leading home a Kiwi-bred quinella in Saturday’s A$500,000 feature.
  • Sun, Dec 10, 2023
    Progressive mare Flamebird made up for an unlucky run in stakes company at her last start to register career win number four when she dashed home to take the Stella Artois 1500m Championship Qualifier (1400m) at Pukekohe.
  • Sun, Dec 10, 2023
    Promising mare Give Giggles extended her perfect record at Ballarat to four-from-four with an emphatic win in Saturday’s A$80,000 A Grade Sheds Handicap (1100m).
  • Sun, Dec 10, 2023
    Lightly raced sprinter Is That So made a welcome return to winning form when he showed plenty of determination in a tight finish to take out the open sprint at Trentham.
  • Sun, Dec 10, 2023
    A desperate finish to the Gr.3 Bonecrusher Stakes (1400m) saw exciting three-year-old Lupo Solitario extend his career record to three wins from just four starts as he defeated talented filly Orchestral by the barest of margins in a thrilling conclusion to the age-group feature.
  • Sun, Dec 10, 2023
    Under-rated sprinter Mercurial booked himself a ticket to the Gr.1 Sistema Railway (1200m) at Pukekohe with a tenacious all-the-way win over the same course and distance on Saturday.
  • Sun, Dec 10, 2023
    Cambridge Stud’s imported mare Terra Mitica recorded her first New Zealand win with a powerful staying performance in Saturday’s $65,000 Dunstan Horsefeeds Stayers’ Championship Qualifier (2100m) at Pukekohe.
  • Sun, Dec 10, 2023
    Te Akau Racing was on top of the two-year-old podium at Trentham on Saturday, with their untapped filly Captured By Love running out a dominant victor in the Gr.2 Mode Technology Wakefield Challenge Stakes (1100m).
  • Fri, Dec 08, 2023
    After making an enormous impression in his first three starts in the spring, all eyes will be on Lupo Solitario when he returns to action against a small field in Saturday’s Gr.3 Bonecrusher Stakes (1400m) at Pukekohe.
  • Fri, Dec 08, 2023
    Lance Noble is sending just one horse down to Wellington this weekend, hoping his rising star Habana can deal to some unfinished business in the race now known as the Gr. 1 TAB Classic (1600m) at Trentham.
  • Fri, Dec 08, 2023
    Highly talented three-year-old Lupo Solitario has pleased Matamata trainer Danica Guy in the build-up to his return to racing, but a last-minute setback has cast some doubt over his participation in Saturday’s Gr.3 Bonecrusher Stakes (1400m) at Pukekohe.
  • Fri, Dec 08, 2023
    A strong start to the season sees Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott sitting fourth on the New Zealand trainers’ premiership with 19 wins, and the Matamata pair can continue their form with another big and talented team of weekend runners.
  • Fri, Dec 08, 2023
    Peter and Dawn Williams have fond memories in past editions of the Gr.1 Captain Cook Stakes (1600m), and the Byerley Park trainers are hoping another crown lies ahead with Desert Lightning on Saturday.
  • Thu, Dec 07, 2023
    Adam I Am made quite the impression with his two eye-catching wins over spring and trainer Glenn Old said he has returned a more furnished animal ahead of summer racing.
  • Thu, Dec 07, 2023
    Prise De Fer was rewarded for his consistency when recording his first elite-level victory in the Gr.1 Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) at Trentham last year, and trainers Mark Walker and Sam Bergerson are hoping for a repeat dose in this year’s edition, when run as the TAB Classic on Saturday.
  • Wed, Dec 06, 2023
    Roger James and Robert Wellwood will have a strong hand to play in Saturday’s age group feature at Pukekohe, with gifted fillies Orchestral and Sudbina to go head-to-head.
  • Wed, Dec 06, 2023
    Te Akau Racing are never short of quality juveniles, and New Zealand’s leading stable is hoping to unearth a few more at Trentham this weekend.
  • Tue, Dec 05, 2023
    A return to compete in front of Warrnambool’s boisterous crowd could be on the cards for Nassak Diamond following her dominant win in Sunday’s Jericho Cup (4600m).
  • Tue, Dec 05, 2023
    After several years away from raceday riding, Kelly Myers showed no signs of rust when winning aboard the Ralph Manning-trained Liquid Fire in the Dunstan Horsefeeds Stayers’ Championship at Te Rapa on Saturday.