New Zealand horse racing news

Kiwis take home Sydney Championships spoils

It may have been a day of celebrating the career of world champion Winx at Randwick on Saturday, but there was no one happier in...

Hong Kong still target for He’s Eminent

He’s Eminent is pressing on to Hong Kong despite a shock lack-lustre performance against the world champion Winx at Randwick on Saturday. He’s Eminent beat...

Taranaki trainer Dick Bothwell passes away

Successful Taranaki trainer Dick Bothwell died this week, aged 72. Bothwell, who retired from training in 2017, was based at Stratford for more than 40...

Kingsclere vying for Sydney glory with Rondinella

Cambridge trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood have experienced a stellar first season in partnership and they are hoping to continue that success when they...

Gibbs daring to dream for major upset

Ruakaka trainers Chris Gibbs and Michelle Bradley are daring to dream that they can cause a massive upset at Randwick on Saturday when they take...

Consensus’ mission to farewell Trevor

Consensus will be attempting to put a ray of sunshine into an emotional week for the family of popular trainer Trevor McKee when she chases...

Quality stayer primed for Sydney Cup assault

The Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott-trained Sir Charles Road will be looking to continue his love affair with Sydney on Saturday when he lines up...

Andertons’ Australasian interest

The White Robe Lodge crew will be cheering on their home-bred horses in feature races on both sides of the Tasman on Saturday. On the...

Distance test for Dolcetto at Hastings

Consistent Horowhenua galloper Dolcetto will tackle 2200m for the first time on Saturday when he lines-up in the Listed Royston Hospital Hawke’s Bay Cup (2200m),...

Kiwi stayer hoping for Glorious Sydney Cup

The pride of Waverley, Glory Days, has arrived in Sydney ahead of her tilt at Saturday’s A$2 million Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick....

Matamata celebrates Brutal Group One

The Matamata thoroughbred community celebrated another Group One victory on Saturday when Brutal took out the Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick. The three-year-old colt was...

Spring targets ahead for Surely Sacred

Quality three-year-old Surely Sacred will head to the spelling paddock for a well-deserved break after a rewarding Classic season. The Rock ‘N’ Pop gelding ran...

He’s Eminent out to spoil Winx’ party

The Sir Mark Todd-trained entire He’s Eminent resumed from a lengthy layoff with a gallant front-running display in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) at...

Easter target weather dependent for The Mitigator

Matamata trainer Peter McKay will be keeping a close eye on the weather forecast ahead of the Group 2 Manco Easter Handicap (1600m) at Ellerslie...

Probabeel thriving ahead of Sires’ Produce

Trainer Jamie Richards is delighted with the condition of quality Kiwi filly Probabeel as she prepares to tackle a hot line-up in the Group 1...

Gutsy Fiscal Fantasy takes out Manawatu Breeders’ Stakes

Cambridge galloper Fiscal Fantasy had to call on all her reserves on Friday to take out the Group 3 Property Brokers Arohanui Hospice Manawatu Breeders’...

Moroney duo head Derby market

Mike Moroney is in a strong position going into Saturday’s Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick with the two favoured runners in Arrogant and...

Berry & Madison a match made in Championships heaven

Popular Australian jockey Tommy Berry will have plenty of New Zealand race fans cheering him on this Saturday when the first day of The Championships...

Andertons set to plunder Riccarton spoils

The Brian and Shane Anderton-trained Gallant Boy will head into the Listed Christchurch Casino Easter Cup (1600m) in a freshened state and his connections believe...

Sydney Cup possible for Rondinella

Cambridge trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood haven’t completely closed the door on quality mare Rondinella lining up in the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m)...

Underwhelming gallop from Auckland Cup winner

Waverley trainer Bill Thurlow took Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) winner Glory Days to Wanganui for a gallop between races on Thursday and was not...

Australia on radar for Wheeler jumper Macklemore

Talented jumper Macklemore proved far too good for the opposition when winning the Ray Stevens & Heather Tasker Memorial Jumpers Highweight 2050 at Wanganui on...

Beauty and talent a potent mix for Volpe Veloce

Matamata trainer Graham Richardson is grateful that Volpe Veloce has the ability to match her good looks. And so are the owners Richardson put into...

Stakes double would be ‘Sinsational’ for Sharrock

Allan Sharrock will chase black-type at two venues this week with family members of one of his best racehorses, Shez Sinsational. The Taranaki trainer produced...

G1 redemption on the cards for in-form Supera

Group 3 winning mare Supera will have her second tilt at Group 1 glory at Te Aroha on Saturday when she contests the Fiber Fresh...