New Zealand horse racing news

Ugo Foscolo returns to winning form at Te Rapa

A return to Te Rapa has worked wonders for last season’s Group One winner Ugo Foscolo.

Richie McHorse headlines double for Trelawney Stud at Hastings

Trelawney Stud enjoyed a stellar Saturday with a stakes double at Hastings following results to savour in Australia. The Cambridge nursery bred and races the...

Trainer sees top future for Fawn

Roger James is bullish about the future staying prospects of the lightly-tried Fawn. The Cambridge horseman had further reason to be upbeat about the four-year-old...

Stakes trial produces thrilling finish

The Group 3 Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) promises to be a hot three-year-old feature judging by Saturday’s dress rehearsal. Malambo narrowly prevailed in the Seafood...

All In Vogue set to strike a pose in another Cup feature this Saturday

Kevin Gray is mindful of making the most of autumn opportunities for All In Vogue as the Pins mare shoots for her third Cup win...

Prom Queen ready to dance her way to Brisbane Winter Carnival

The Brisbane winter carnival is on the cards for talented three-year-old filly Prom Queen, but she will need to perform well in her next two...

Te Rapa race the likely goal for Chicane

The Ross McCarroll-trained Chicane has been dual nominated for both Te Rapa and Hastings meetings on Saturday, but her trainer has opted to run his...
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Thursday NZ news briefs – Saavy Coup set for Oz Oaks

The Savvy Coup team have turned to one of the best to further their chances of success in Saturday’s A$1 million Group 1 Australian Oaks...

Trial winner ready for Rotorua young gun

Lite My Cigar is in good order for his return to racing at Rotorua on Friday. He will resume from a spell in the Motion...

Trans-Tasman focus for Team Rogerson

Graeme Rogerson says talented filly Contessa Vanessa makes his job easy. The New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame trainer has the Bullbars three-year-old in prime...

Wednesday NZ Briefs – Rock On Wood earns his spell

Promising three-year-old Rock On Wood has come a long way in a short time and his progress has been rewarded with a spell. “Things went...

Keegan stable overdue for a change in fortunes

Luck has more often than not gone against Trudy Keegan this season. The Stratford trainer has a solitary win on the board and she is...

Stephen Marsh hoping to send pair to Queensland

Stablemates Mark Two and Pierrocity are a run away from booking trips to Brisbane. Strong performances from the Stephen Marsh-trained pair next time out will...

Nymph Monte ready to add to Hastings record

The stage looks set this weekend for the capable stayer Nymph Monte to return to his best form. The Tavistock six-year-old races well at Hastings...

No shame in second to Winx for Consensus

Spoiling Winx’s party at Randwick on Saturday is the last thing on Stephen McKee’s mind. The Ardmore trainer will be more than happy for his...

She’s A Treasure flying the Kiwi flag in the Oaks

She’s A Treasure will add further quality to the New Zealand assault on this weekend’s A$1 million Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick. Trainer...

Caricature could be set for Morphettville stint

Caricature will use a southern age group event as a possible springboard to Adelaide. “We’ll probably send her to Christchurch for the Warstep and she...

Adkins to guide Kiwi Cup hopes fortunes

Andrew Adkins has been confirmed as the rider for Sir Charles Road in Saturday’s A$2 million Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick. Blake Shinn was successful...

Caricature to draw from Riccarton race

Caricature will use a southern age group event as a possible springboard to Adelaide. “We’ll probably send her to Christchurch for the Warstep and she...

Derby plans for talented 3YO Sherrif

Australia beckons the emerging three-year-old staying star Sherrif. The impressive son of High Chaparral has won two of his three starts and a commanding last-start...

Mare comes through Group 1 victory in top order

Miss Wilson significantly boosted her value at Te Aroha and she isn’t finished yet. The half-sister by Stratum to the former New Zealand Horse of...

Pitman enjoying build-up to Australian Oaks challenge

Australian Oaks candidate Savvy Coup isn’t the only one thriving in the Sydney heat in the build-up to her Group 1 challenge on the second...

Rae happy to be proven wrong with Respin

Local trainer Terri Rae was quietly cursing her bad luck at Riccarton on Saturday afternoon when she received a pleasant surprise. Rae was waiting in...

Highlad takes out Te Aroha Cup Enigmatic stayer

Highlad returned to winning form on Saturday with a heart-stopping victory in the J. Swap Te Aroha Cup (2200m). Co-trainer Andrew Forsman indicated before the...

Spratt magic works a charm for promising stayer

A copybook display from rider Sam Spratt paved the way for promising stayer Blue Breeze to notch his second career victory when he took out...