Horse Racing News

Exemplar earns Melbourne Cup shot with win

Trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace will give in-form stayer Exemplar a chance to qualify for the Melbourne Cup following consecutive wins at Flemington.

Group One spring goals loom for Montefilia

Trainer David Payne will consider Group One options in Sydney and Melbourne for Montefilia after her win against older horses at Rosehill.
Stuart Kendrick

Wet weather a boost for Fastnet Cyclone

The prospect of a wet track at Doomben has given trainer Stuart Kendrick added confidence that Fastnet Cyclone can land back-to-back wins.
Patrick Payne

Payne dares Widgee to prove theory wrong

Trainer Patrick Payne is not convinced Widgee Turf is at his best on a straight track but he is happy to be proven wrong when...
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...
Eduardo

Fresh challenge for Eduardo in Missile

Lightly-raced sprinter Eduardo will have the advantage of race fitness when he bids to deliver trainer Joe Pride a hat-trick of Missile Stakes victories.
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...

Octane out to prove a point in Melbourne

The most expensive yearling sold in Victoria, Octane will face a class test when he returns from a stint in Adelaide for a Flemington assignment.

Relaxed Anders ready to blossom in Rosebud

He has been a work in progress but Anders is showing signs he has turned the corner ahead of his seasonal return in The Rosebud...
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...

VRC Oaks winner put on notice to perform

Trainer Danny O'Brien wants to see a return to form from Group One winner Miami Bound to prove she is on target for bigger spring...
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...

Weather to determine Ryan’s rosiest chance

Gerald Ryan has drawn comparisons between Return With Honour and former stakes winner Hinchinbrook as he prepares a three-pronged assault on The Rosebud.
Mr Marbellouz

Kemp has another Weetwood on his radar

A Weetwood Handicap start is the goal trainer Kevin Kemp has set for talented sprinter Mr Marbellouz, who resumes from a long layoff at Doomben
Tom Dabernig

So Si Bon looms as a Cox Plate wildcard

Connections of So Si Bon have thrown in a nomination for the Cox Plate ahead of the gelding's resumption in a Group Three sprint at...
Melody Belle

Melody Belle on song for Missile Stakes

Missile Stakes favourite Melody Belle has passed a fitness test and will kick-start her season in the Rosehill sprint.
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...

Godolphin filly Tiny posts dogged victory

Untapped filly Tiny has shown tremendous fight to break her maiden at Canterbury and put herself in the mix to join Godolphin's spring team.

Bussutin, Young unearth Vic Derby hopeful

Untapped three-year-old Wertheimer will be set on a Victoria Derby path after making a winning debut for new trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young.
Julius Sandhu

Ambitious spring sprint plans for Trope

Trainer Julius Sandhu will unveil new recruit Trope at Flemington in a race he hopes can be a stepping stone towards Group One targets this...

Wet track to suit Prime Star in Rosebud

Proven ability on rain-affected ground could be crucial for the Michael and Richard Freedman-trained Prime Star when he resumes in stakes grade at Rosehill.