New Zealand horse racing news

Lucyinrio

Lucyinrio springs minor upset at Ruakaka

Underrated mare Lucyinrio caused a minor upset when she outgunned a small but select field of open grade sprinters over 1200m at Ruakaka on Saturday....
Bruce Marsh

Marsh to farewell Singapore

Veteran trainer Bruce Marsh bows out of Singapore this weekend as he sends out his last team of runners at the Friday and Sunday race...
Volpe Veloce

NZ mare Volpe Veloce primed for Theo Marks

NZ mare Volpe Veloce has settled into Sydney well ahead of a spring campaign starting with the Group Two Theo Marks Stakes at Rosehill.
Caliburn

Flemington first-up for Caliburn

The Australasian racing community will get its first look at Te Akau’s newly acquired European stayer Caliburn this weekend when he lines-up in the Very...
Volpe Veloce

Volpe Veloce primed for Theo Marks

Group 1 winner Volpe Veloce will have the opportunity to continue an impressive streak when she lines-up in the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m)...
Catalyst

Catalyst on Classic path

Benefits of an unplanned run in Saturday’s Group 3 Cambridge Stud Northland Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) at Ruakaka could be two-fold for connections of rising star...
Cooga Doon

Stakes winner Cooga Doon a first for his breeders

Rahotu couple Philly and Paddy Mullin consider themselves new to the breeding game, and are absolutely delighted to have bred their first stakes winner Cooga...
Curlin colt out of Bounding

US$4.1 million for Bounding colt

Former New Zealand Champion Sprinter Bounding has had an outstanding start to her broodmare career with her first foal selling for US$4.1 million at Keeneland’s...
Glory Days

Flemington test for Glory Days

Glory Days will step out onto Flemington for the first time on Saturday and her connections are hoping she can return to the Melbourne track...
Wait A Sec

Wait A Sec, he’s back

Group 1 winner Wait A Sec will make a return to stakes company at Awapuni on Saturday when he lines-up in the Group 3 Boehringer...
Raise You Ten

Brothers set to back-up at Wingatui

A pair of brothers are set to back up at Wingatui on Thursday after disappointing at Riccarton on Saturday. Raise You Ten finished fourth on...
Jackfrost

Possible return for Champion Jumper

Talented jumper Jackfrost may not be lost to racing just yet. The recently crowned New Zealand Champion Jumper was all but retired after injuring a...
Kylie Williams

700 wins for Williams

Canterbury jockey Kylie Williams had a day to remember at Riccarton on Saturday. Not only did she pick up a winning double, she also secured...
Murray Baker

Murray Baker has no plans to slow down

Veteran New Zealand trainer Murray Baker has no intentions to slow down, with his eye on more Australian riches this spring.
Aaron Kuru

Century of wins for Kuru

While leading jumps jockey Aaron Kuru didn’t take out either of the feature jumps races at Ellerslie on Saturday he secured another milestone, recording his...
Melody Belle

Melody Belle dominates Horse of the Year voting

Glamour galloper Melody Belle has added the New Zealand Horse of the Year title to her growing list of achievements. The Matamata mare was an...
Kozzi Asano

Sweet taste of success for Asano

Promising Canterbury apprentice Kozzi Asano has come a long way from picking strawberries in Queensland for a living. The Japanese 24-year-old left his homeland six...
Riva Capri

Stakes success for ill-fated Atlante

The victory of promising three-year-old filly Riva Capri in Saturday’s Listed The O’Learys Fillies Stakes (1200m) at Wanganui conjured up mixed emotions for well known...
Murray Baker

Melody Belle, Baker winners at NZ awards

Melody Belle has been crowned New Zealand's Horse of the Year while veteran trainer Murray Baker has been recognised for his contribution to NZ racing.
Woodcote Lass

Autridge delighted with start to southern mission

A gritty win by promising filly Woodcote Lass at Riccarton on Saturday has kicked off Matamata trainer Stephen Autridge’s southern campaign in the best possible...
Te Akau Shark

Pleasing results for Kiwi contingent in Australia

Despite not managing to put a win on the board, members of the New Zealand contingent that launched their assault on the riches of the...
Comeback

Rogerson upbeat despite loss of top performer

Trainer Graeme Rogerson is looking forward to the second day of the Bostock New Zealand Spring Racing Carnival at Hastings later this month despite the...
Cooga Doon

Cooga Doon wins Wanganui Guineas

Lightly raced three-year-old Cooga Doon made it two wins from two starts when he took out the Listed HS Dyke Wanganui Guineas (1340m) in sensational...
Wise Men Say

Wise Men Say takes second victory in Ellerslie’s great race

Wise Men Say added his name to the Ellerslie record books when he took out one of the world’s iconic jumping races, the Network Visuals...
Bad Boy Brown

Sweet revenge for Bad Boy Brown in Ellerslie jumping feature

The never say die attitude of accomplished hurdler Bad Boy Brown was on display for all to see at Ellerslie on Saturday after he produced...