Andrew Birch

Aigne

Aigne heads Myers five-timer

Central Districts trainer Kevin Myers enjoyed a day out at Awapuni on Friday, saddling five winners. The wily conditioner linked with rider Shaun Fannin to...
Sweynesse

Sweynesse champion first season sire

The champion first season sire for 2019-20 is Novara Park’s Sweynesse, who sired three winners including Bonita Aurelia, who won the Group 3 Taranaki 2YO...
Charm Spirit

Charm Spirit goes back-to-back

Twelve months after being crowned New Zealand’s champion first season sire, Windsor Park shuttle stallion Charm Spirit has added a second season title to his...
Sam and Catriona Williams

Little Avondale marks major milestone

Wairarapa nursery Little Avondale Stud has added another major milestone to its rich history, celebrating 80 years of operation. Founded as Te Parae Stud and...
Jamie Richards

Richards’ premiership caps memorable season

Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis has just one word to summarise the 2019/20 season – thrilling. The tangerine and blue army were to the...
Andrew Carston

Best season to date for Carston

Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston is looking forward to kicking off the new racing season at Ashburton on Saturday, following a 10th place finish in the...
Catalyst

Sydney sprint options beckon Catalyst

Te Awamutu horseman Clayton Chipperfield is pleased with the progress of his stable star Catalyst as he builds towards a spring campaign in Sydney. The...
Equine flights

Equine exports nearing return

Ongoing Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) testing is providing optimism that the discovery of Theileria equi infection is a single, isolated case. The horse concerned...
Julius

Julius builds towards another campaign

Cambridge trainer John Bell is delighted with the condition of his stable star Julius, who again has summer sprint features firmly in his sights. The...
Microphone

Coveted stallion service on offer to support spinal cord research

A service to one of Australia’s most sought-after stallions will be on offer in the 2020 edition of the New Zealand Bloodstock Weanling Sale. The...
Platinum Invador

Latta welcomes Awapuni synthetic track

Leading Awapuni trainer Lisa Latta is enthusiastic about the prospect of an all-weather track at the busy Palmerston North racecourse. Installation of a synthetic surface...
Blaze Seven

Bolton’s Blaze Seven bound for Sydney

New Plymouth trainer Warren Bolton has never had a large team in work, but the astute horseman generally has some promising gallopers within his select...
Gus Wigley

South Island Sale underway online

New Zealand thoroughbred auctions have moved into uncharted territory this week with the launch of New Zealand Bloodstock’s South Island Sale on Gavelhouse Plus. The...
Shaun Clotworthy

Clotworthys prepare to resume bumper season

After the coronavirus pandemic brought their career-best season to a sudden halt, Shaun and Emma Clotworthy are hoping to pick up where they left off....
The Chosen One

Proposed Caulfield re-structure could affect Kiwi spring hopes

A major overhaul of Melbourne’s spring racing carnival could be on the agenda this year, with the Melbourne Racing Club exploring the option of moving...
Graeme Rogerson

Rogerson counts down to racing’s return

Hall of Fame trainer Graeme Rogerson is throwing all of his support behind New Zealand racing’s return from its coronavirus-enforced hiatus. Training in partnership with...
Equine flights

NZB Airfreight on track to resume flights

Following the temporary suspension of equine exports last week due to a positive case of equine piroplasmosis, NZB Airfreight is confident that travel will resume...
Eddie Carson

Passing of a Trentham stalwart

Trentham has lost one of its final training stalwarts with the death on Tuesday morning of Edward (Eddie) Carson. After suffering from ill-health in recent...
Catalyst

Classic races to remain at Riccarton

The Board of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) have announced that the 1000 and 2000 Guineas would remain at Riccarton for the 2020-21 racing season....
Mark du Plessis

Du Plessis eyes Group 1 prize

Fresh from recording his first Group 2 victory since relocating to Queensland, jockey Mark du Plessis is now turning his attention to the Group 1...
Jamie Richards

Century awaits leading trainer as stars return

Premiership-leading trainer Jamie Richards is looking forward to notching the ton when racing recommences in July, after an enforced break at the end of March...
Verry Elleegant

Bishara Verry grateful for top mare

Ardmore Lodge trainer Nick Bishara is thankful to own a share in top mare Verry Elleegant and readily admits the New Zealand-bred daughter of Zed...
Cambridge

All quiet on the training front

New Zealand’s largest training centre the Cambridge Jockey Club is closed. With up to 1000 thoroughbreds trained on the premises at peak times, it is...
Perfectly Ready

Perfectly Ready succumbs to colic

Brighthill Farm have announced the loss of consistent stallion Perfectly Ready. The rising 18-year-old son of More Than Ready returned to the farm from the...
The Mitigator

The Mitigator to sign off at Tauranga

Group 1 winning miler The Mitigator will be back in action at Tauranga this weekend where he contests the Group 2 Ultimate Mazda Japan Trophy...