New Zealand horse racing news

Bonneval

Bonneval to head straight to Sydney Autumn Carnival to resume

Reigning New Zealand Horse of the Year Bonneval won’t race in New Zealand before an autumn campaign in Australia. “She had a good break after...
Sacred Star

Sacred Star primed for big G1 Telegraph run after 3 trials

Top notch sprinter Sacred Star will be out to make up for lost time at Trentham. The eight-year-old will resume in Saturday’s Group 1 JR...
Werther's full sister Milseain

Milseain carries all Baker & Forsman’s hopes in Desert Gold

Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman will be relying on the raw talent of a well-related filly to defend the stable’s title in Saturday’s Group 3...
Bizzwinkle

Summer Cup, St Leger & New Zeland Cup all on Bizzwinkle radar

Matamata trainer Glenn Old is planning another central districts raid with his progressive stayer Bizzwinkle. He is keen to head south to Wellington with the...
Mark Two

Mark Two headed toward NZ Oaks, ATC and possibly Qld Oaks

A Group One classic features in future plans for Mark Two with options either side of the Tasman for the promising three-year-old. The daughter of...
Sweet Leader

Sweet Leader & Smart Patch both likely to head to Hong Kong

A pair of talented Wexford Stables performers, one proven and the other potentially heading for higher honours, may be heading offshore. Group victor Sweet Leader...
Avantage

Opie Bosson shreds the kilo’s to ride Avantage in Karaka Million

Opie Bosson has taken on a weighty summer mission and he’s confident of executing it. The top jockey has a constant battle with the scales,...
Sensei

3yo colt Sensei takes on older horses in G1 Telegraph

Sensei will take on the older horses at Group 1 level at Trentham this Saturday. Michael Pitman, who trains the colt with his son Matthew,...
Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young

Ceylon chasing city win at Caulfield over NZ Derby stablemate

After a first-up win at Cranbourne since having bone chips removed, four-year-old mare Ceylon will be out to add a first city win at Caulfield.

New Zealand Derby test for Persian Empire

The New Zealand Derby is on the radar for Victorian-trained colt Persian Empire depending on how he performs in Melbourne in his next couple of...
August Edition winning the Karaka Cup

Outsider August Edition wins 2018 Karaka Cup at Ellerslie

The husband and wife training partnership of Shaun and Emma Clotworthy caught their rivals unaware when they produced August Edition to win the Karaka Cup...
Xbox

Ellerslie win puts Waikato Guineas on agenda for Xbox

Laid-back character Xbox proved he was wide awake and on the job when he upset predictions at Ellerslie today. The three-year-old Niagara gelding has a...
Avantage remains unbeaten

Talented filly Avantage remains unbeaten ahead of Karaka Million

Unbeaten filly Avantage gave her rivals a start and a beating in an impressive performance at Ellerslie on Sunday. The royally bred Fastnet Rock filly...
Akoya has won both her Trentham starts

Bullbars mare Akoya remains undefeated at Trentham

Speedy mare Akoya confirmed her liking for the roomy Trentham track when she made it two wins from as many starts at the venue on...
Wait A Sec (red cap) noses out Asama Blue (outer) to win the Group 3 Tui

Taranaki Cup next for rejuvenated G3 winner Wait A Sec

The country life continues to bring out the best in the versatile Wait A Sec. The rejuvenated seven-year-old collected another stakes victory when he returned...
Age Of Fire winning Levin Classic

NZ Derby favourite Age Of Fire wins 2018 Group 1 Levin Classic

Opie Bosson once again showed why he is such an important player for the Te Akau team with another man of the match performance at...
Von Tunzelman winning the Trentham Stakes

Connections yet to decide on G1 race targets for Von Tunzelman

The connections of Von Tunzelman will let the dust settle on their Trentham celebrations before confirming the handsome grey’s immediate future. On Saturday, the Roger...
Platinum Mamselle

Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes on targets for Platinum Mam’selle

Platinum Mam’selle will chase higher honours after opening her winning account at Trentham. The Lisa Latta-trained filly got home strongly from the back of a...
Merlini

Tony Pike excited by Merlini’s future

Education is the key to success and once Merlini graduates he promises to be in line for major assignments. The son of I Am Invincible...
Long leaf

Pre post favourite Long Leaf out of Karaka Million 2yo race

Pre-post Karaka Million (1200m) favourite Long Leaf is out of the Ellerslie feature. The Victorian youngster earned a $4.50 quote for the January 27 feature...
Gothenburg

Trainer Danica Guy can’t split Gothenburg or O’Hara in Levin Classic

Danica Guy can’t split her stakes representatives at Trentham on Saturday. The Matamata trainer is chasing her second Group 1 Levin Classic (1600m) win in...
Ja Ja Binks

David & Emma-Lee Browne needing change of luck with Ja Ja Binks

A bold run from Ja Ja Binks at Ellerslie on Sunday would put an end to David and Emma-Lee Browne’s frustrating run with the talented...
Aspen Lass

Trainer Terri Rae has double shot at Group 3 success at Trentham

Christchurch trainer Terri Rae is no stranger to feature race success at Trentham and she is hoping for further Group Three honours at the Wellington...
Rondinella

Rondinella to take on Milseain & Swiss Precision in G3 Desert Gold Stakes

Impressive last-start Tauranga winner Rondinella will step up to stakes company for the first time in Saturday week’s Group 3 Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) at Trentham....
Von Tunzelman (grey)

Roger James confident of Von Tunzelman hopes in Trentham Stakes

Confidence is high ahead of Zabeel gelding Von Tunzelman’s return to middle distance racing in Saturday’s Group 3 Mills Reef Trentham Stakes (2100m). The Roger...