New Zealand horse racing news

Kevin Gray

Gray ready for new season challenges

While he may have recently celebrated his eighty-second birthday, there is no suggestion that well- respected Central Districts horseman Kevin Gray is showing any signs...
Mac Attacka

Sale option looms for impressive Ruakaka winner

Offshore interest in promising galloper Mac Attacka was piqued yet again on Saturday after the impressive three-year-old produced a powerful closing burst to take out...
Te Akau Shark

Te Akau firepower out in force at Te Rapa trials

It may be a far cry from the sunshine and 35-degree heat he is currently enjoying on a well-deserved Hawaiian holiday, but you can be...
Tavistock

Four metropolitan winners for Tavistock

Cambridge Stud sire Tavistock was the star of the show on Saturday, with his progeny Travimyfriend, Tavirun and Bedford all successful at Caulfield, while his...
Gagarin

Gagarin claims victory in feature Trentham Steeplechase

Tough as teak ten-year-old Gagarin proved the best stayer when he came from last in the early running to win the Grant Plumbing Wellington Steeplechase...
No Tip

Nelson and McDougal partnership bag another jumping feature

Fresh from securing a feature jumping double on their home track at Hastings last month, the training partnership of Paul Nelson and Corinna McDougal were...
Annie’s Song

Local filly debuts in style at Ruakaka

Local two-year-old Annie’s Song indicated she could be a filly with a big future after she made a winning debut over 1000m at Ruakaka on...

Satono Aladdin foals make impact

Rich Hill Stud shuttle stallion, Satono Aladdin, a son of champion sire Deep Impact, has made a good impression on buyers with his first foals...
Sacred Day

21st birthday present delivers golden result in Grafton Cup

A bargain broodmare and a birthday present from Nick and Anne-Marie King to one of their sons produced an outstanding result for Brighthill Farm in...
Light Shadow

From one beach to another for Cameron

It has been a week of sunshine and beaches for Catherine Cameron. The Cambridge trainer has been enjoying a holiday in Hawaii this week, but...
Ocean Park

Ocean Park hits memorable mark

Waikato Stud resident Ocean Park has brought his century of winners up in style and in good time. The memorable mark was hit at Avondale...
Sacred Day

New Zealand stayer wins Listed Grafton Cup

Sacred Day has given New Zealand trainer Tony Pike another Australian feature race win after claiming the Listed Grafton Cup.
Wise Men Say

Wise Men Say set to defend crown

Wise Men Say won last year’s Grant Plumbing Wellington Steeplechase (5500m) at Trentham and he will return to the Wellington track on Saturday in a...
Nothing Trivial

Star filly back in work as Hillis takes one runner to Ruakaka

The upcoming return of a stable star has put a spring into the step of Wayne Hillis, who has been happy to put a few...
Dolcetto

Dolcetto thriving ahead of Trentham assignment

Consistent galloper Dolcetto is jumping out of his skin ahead of the El Cheapo Cars Whyte Handicap (1600m) at Trentham on Saturday. The Per Incanto...
Sacred Day

Igraine horse to beat

Tony Pike is pleased with progressive galloper Sacred Day heading into Thursday’s Listed Grafton Cup (2350m), but he has a fair handle on his main...
Perry Mason

Fond Wellington Steeples memories for Nelson

The Grant Plumbing Wellington Steeplechase (5500m) holds some great memories for Hastings trainer Paul Nelson and he hopes to add another victory in the race...
Conqueror

Guineas target for million-dollar colt

Million-dollar Karaka yearling, Conqueror, broke maiden ranks in impressive fashion when demolishing his rivals by seven lengths over 1400m at Pakenham on Tuesday for the...
Emily Margaret

Emily Margaret recovering from operation

Riccarton trainers Pam and Kevin Hughes are looking forward to welcoming stable star Emily Margaret back into the team next month after her bone-chip operation....
Media Sensation

Fillies excel for South Auckland trainers

Byerley Park trainers Peter and Dawn Williams had a memorable season with several quality fillies and they are hoping they can continue that form into...
Classic Unicorn

Per Incanto’s Unicorn sprints to Cup win

Red-hot jockey Zac Purton had to settle for second in Sunday afternoon’s feature at Sha Tin as Classic Unicorn, a son of Little Avondale stallion...
Paul O’Sullivan

O’Sullivan successfully rounding off HK season

Paul O’Sullivan is following his stable’s fortunes over the final few racedays in Hong Kong during his annual fortnight visit back home to Matamata. A...
Sitarist

Parsons surprised by milestone

John and Karen Parsons were caught by surprise with the latest milestone in their training careers. When Sitarist, a Road To Rock mare part-owned by...
Just Got Home

Popular veteran back to winning form

Former top hurdler Just Got Home made a welcome and well received return to the winner’s circle at Te Aroha on Sunday when he prevailed...
Volpe Veloce

Sydney campaign on the cards for class mare

A potential spring campaign in Sydney awaits class mare Volpe Veloce as she eases her way back to racing trim for the new season. The...