Brad McGrath

Brad is the Executive Editor of Race Media and loved horse racing from the moment Jeune lined his pockets when beating Paris Lane in the Melbourne Cup. He has worked at several print publications over the years and is an experienced journalist.

Liquid Inspiration horse

First impressions prove misleading

A mare who failed to make any early impact on her trainer will be out to defend her unbeaten record at Saturday’s Taumarunui meeting. Liquid...
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Unibet’s last days of 100% up to $300 sign up offer

Unibet will have a new sign up offer for readers of horsebetting.com.au, from August 1. The online bookmaker announced on July 1 it was changing...
Capella horse

Guy hopes to snare two spots in NZ racing season opener

Danica Guy is facing a race against the Ratings to have dual representation in the opening group one contest of the new season. The Matamata...
Signify horse

Signify comes back from spell in fine fettle

Group One-winning sprinter Signify has moved up a weight division. The gifted short course performer has been back in Alex Cowan’s Ashburton stable for a...
Fast Catch

Fast Catch making name for himself over the hurdles

Lightly-tried jumper Fast Catch is quickly making a name for himself in his new role. The five-year-old took on a well-performed line-up in the Patron...
Summer Passage

NZ Briefs: G1 winner to trial at Te Teko before Melbourne attack

A slight change of plan will see the Group One winner Summer Passage make a domestic appearance next month ahead of his Melbourne spring carnival...
Not Usual Trip

Not Usual Trip returns from break in fine form

Precocious youngster Not Usual Trip booked himself another outing in black type company with a commanding performance at Ruakaka off the back of a break....
Chachar

Pike’s Chachar heading towards black type races

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is expecting Chachar to be keeping good company in the near future. He produced the Thorn Park five-year-old for stylish first-up...
Money Trail horse

Hawtin enjoys another celebration as Money Traill victorious

Brendon Hawtin produced his second winner in double quick time when Money Trail’s honesty was rewarded at Ruakaka. The Waikato trainer had saddled the enigmatic...
Smedley horse

Never say die attitude gives Smedley Ruakaka victory

Smedley again showed the dour side of his nature at Ruakaka where he successfully defended his ITM Whangarei Gold Cup title. The rising nine-year-old regularly...
Jockey Troy Harris

Briefs: Troy Harris has strong day of rides at Ruakaka

Cambridge jockey Troy Harris has a strong book of rides on the seven-race card at Ruakaka on Saturday and rates Group Two winner Wyndspelle as...
Volpe Veloce

Volpe Veloce will focus on NZ G1 glory, no Vic trip on cards

A spring trip to Melbourne has been ruled out for Volpe Veloce with domestic group one success the sole focus of her upcoming campaign. The...
Hoofaloof horse

Hoofaloof faces toughest test yet at New Plymouth

Unbeaten filly Hoofaloof will face the sternest test of her fledgling career at New Plymouth on Saturday. The daughter of Jimmy Choux has done everything...
Oamaru rescheduled

Te Aroha, Oamaru rescheduled as NZ hit by wild weather

New Zealand’s wild winter weather has again imposed itself on the thoroughbred industry. Off the back of the abandonment of last Saturday’s Wellington meeting, today’s...
D'llaro

D’Llaro hiccup may help horse in long run

Graeme Lord believes a setback earlier in D’Llaro’s campaign may prove a blessing in disguise for his reigning Great Northern Hurdles champion. The Cambridge trainer...
Opunake Cup runner Longchamp

Longchamp can repeat the win in Listed Opunake Cup

Tavistock gelding Longchamp will be looking to go back-to-back in the Listed Opunake Cup at New Plymouth on Saturday. Trainer Andrew Campbell is happy with...
The Shackler

NZ briefs: Hurdler overcomes late mistakes to complete hat-trick

Dashing jumper The Shackler was his own worst enemy at Hastings, but he was nimble enough to get himself out of trouble to post a...
High Quality Horse

NZ briefs: Haigh will be patient with the promising High Quality

Group One-winning trainer Geoff Haigh isn’t in any rush with his progressive four-year-old High Quality. “I’ll just take him through his classes quietly and as...
Getty wins at Te Rapa

Smart 2YO Getty continues winnings way for Andrew Campbell

Getty announced himself as a leading spring prospect when he ventured north to Te Rapa where he continued the perfect start he has made to...
Adriatic Pearl

Adriatic Pearl blooms late but black type not off the table

Connections of the late bloomer Adriatic Pearl might have to bide their time for a bit longer to allow the mare to complete her CV....
Southern Icon

Southern Icon shows signs fortune about to change

Alan Tait is hoping Southern Icon’s win at Te Rapa on Saturday signals a major turnaround in the sprinter’s fortunes. The Matamata horseman produced the...
Qiji Phoenix

Qiji Phoenix to join Waller stable after impressive NZ start

Stakes winning two-year-old Qiji Phoenix will join the stable of champion Sydney trainer Chris Waller. The son of Not A Single Doubt was unbeaten in...
John Size

Rapper Dragon wins horse of the year honours in Hong Kong

Rapper Dragon claimed the Hong Kong Horse of the Year award at a sparkling ceremony held at the Grand Hyatt on Friday night. Hong Kong’s...
Pacorus

Pacorus ready for assault on Te Rapa

Pacorus’ quest for further silverware will be interrupted by a visit to Te Rapa on Saturday. The Mitchelson, Egmont, Rotorua and Kiwifruit Cup winner will...
Dolcetto

Good times keep rolling for Sylvia Kay’s stable

Sylvia Kay’s boutique stable has been punching well above its weight this season. The Levin-based horsewoman has trained a personal best 11 winners from her...