Joshua Smith

NZTR

Meetings to be run behind closed doors

Following a meeting between New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR), stewards and club representatives it has been decided that Wednesday’s meeting at Taupo and Friday’s at...
Jennifer Eccles

Hastings targets for Jennifer Eccles

Shaune Ritchie has resisted the temptation to campaign last season’s Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) winner Jennifer Eccles in Sydney, despite receiving a travel...
The Bostonian

Kiwis given clearance to fly

There was an echoed sigh of relief in Waikato Monday with a handful of trainers receiving travel exemptions for their staff to fly to Australia....
Sacrosanct

Social Racing descend on Taupo

Brent Cooper’s Social Racing syndicates will be represented by a trio of runners at Taupo on Wednesday, including a debutant for punting group Boys Get...
Cambridge Jockey Club

Cambridge back on track

The construction of the Cambridge Jockey Club’s synthetic track is back on target. Civil works for the track are nearing completion and the club was...
Bernard Saundry

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing regional roadshows

NZ Thoroughbred Racing will be conducting regional roadshows around the country as the industry adapts to the changes brought about by the Racing Industry Act...
Hello Youmzain

Group 1 placing for Hello Youmzain

Dual Group 1 winner Hello Youmzain just came up short of adding a third elite-level victory to his burgeoning CV when finishing runner-up to Space...
Wotablast

Captaintwinkletoes impresses on debut

Wanganui trainer Jo Rathbone has been riding the crest of a wave with quality jumper Tallyho Twinkletoe and she may have unearthed another top prospect...
Ihu

Winning double for Bishara

South Auckland horseman Nicholas Bishara is tickled pink with the way his boutique stable has started the new season. He recorded a winning double at...
Big Mike

Big Mike a nice distraction for Phelan

Shaun Phelan won’t enjoy watching his fellow jumps jockeys compete in two of the country’s feature jumps races at Te Rapa on Saturday. The talented...
Sampson

Veteran galloper to resume at Hawera

Evergreen galloper Sampson will kick-off his 11-year-old season at Hawera on Saturday and trainer Howie Mathews said his pride and joy is training like a...
Ron Ladd

Ladd was such a driving force for breeders

Next Monday will mark the farewell to one of the unsung promoters of the New Zealand racing and breeding industry with the funeral of Ronald...
Melody Belle

Melody Belle forward for Missile return

Matamata trainer Jamie Richards is comfortable with star mare Melody Belle carrying the favourite tag into Saturday’s Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill. Commands...
It's A Wonder

Wilson targets Te Rapa jumps features

Harvey Wilson was unable to switch to hands-free mode but was still able to give a good push to his Te Rapa chances from the...
Ablaze

Spinoff from Ablaze’s amazing run of success

The flag is certainly being flown high by exciting jumper Ablaze for his White Robe Lodge sire and the spinoff is being felt at the...
Justastate

Justastate in the frame for Norvall

It may have only been a maiden race at Te Aroha on Sunday, but Justastate earned her photo spot amongst Rogan Norvall’s gallery of the...
Shirley Maude

Vaughan duo kick-off spring preparations

Southland trainer Lisa Vaughan is on the hunt this season to secure an elusive stakes victory with seven-year-old mare Shirley Maude. The daughter of Fully...
Jennifer Eccles

Oaks winner pleases in Ruakaka

Shaune Ritchie was beaming after Jennifer Eccles’ 1050m trial at Ruakaka on Tuesday. He was delighted to see last season’s Group 1 New Zealand Oaks...
Verry Elleegant

Verry exciting spring instore for talented mare

South Auckland trainer Nicholas Bishara had every confidence that his former stable star Verry Elleegant would get better with time and he believes her five-year-old...
Opie Bosson

Bosson eager for race day return

Leading New Zealand jockey Opie Bosson is looking forward to his imminent return to raceday riding. Bosson rode 18 horses for Te Akau trainer Jamie...
Charles Road

Wexford team building with Sydney ambitions

Quality gallopers Charles Road and Dragon Leap are making good progress ahead of their spring campaigns. Lucrative Sydney targets are high on the agenda for...
Emma Evans

Evans remembered for her massive input as owner-breeder

Emma Evans didn’t get the send-off her long-time trainer Wayne Hillis had hoped to provide for her at Matamata on Saturday, but she will be...
Calm Seeker

Complacent sires first winner

Mapperley Stud stallion Complacent made the perfect start to his stallion career at Ipswich on Thursday when his first starter Calm Seeker was victorious over...
Lisa Allpress

Allpress delighted with latest premiership title

Lisa Allpress has ruled herself out of the race to add a fifth premiership title to her record next season. The Whanganui jockey goes into...
Princess Kereru

Star Kelso mares to gallop at Matamata

Group 1 performers Supera and Princess Kereru will take centre stage early as racing returns to Matamata for the first time since the COVID-19 lockdown...