New Zealand horse racing news


Two out of three ain’t bad for Logan and Gibbs

RUKAKA training pair Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs will mount a double strike on their home-town feature on Saturday having lost what was potentially their...
Prom Queen

Prom Queen faces toughest test in Northland Breeders’ Stakes

PROM Queen has been setting the track alight in New Zealand this year, winning six of its seven career starts and doing it with relative...

Trio of runners set to star for leading NZ stable

THE dynamic training duo of Murray Barker and Andrew Forsman is planning a three-pronged attack on the second leg of the Triple Crown series at...

Weather hampering Pike’s 3YO plans

TRAINER Tony Pike is doing his best to lock in programmes for his impressive array of three-year-old talent, but he conceded conditions are not making...

Life’s sunny for Kiwi apprentice Goldsbury in Queensland

KIWI apprentice Rebecca Goldsbury is excelling under leading Queensland provincial trainer Ben Currie and is hoping to extend her three-month loan spell in the sunshine...

Lacustre with 2018 Great Northern ambitions after Ellerslie win

SIX-YEAR-OLD gelding Lacustre scored an overdue hurdle win at Ellerslie on Saturday and the 2018 Great Northern Hurdle could be on the agenda next season....
NZ star Night's Watch

NZ racing wrap: Romancer on the comeback trail

As the Redwood gelding works back from a leg injury, connections of Night's Watch are expecting yet another win this weekend.
NZ horse Leading Role

Hastings return for Leading Role

After a strong run on Tarzino Trophy day, the promising Darci Brahma gelding is headed back to Hastings in search of group success.
Mick Dee and Aloisia

Aloisia Oaks bound

Connections are expecting a big spring campaign from the three-year-old daughter of Azamour.
Paul Harris

Restructure set for NZ Breeders’ Association

THE New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (NZTBA) is set to make a number of changes after internal discussions about the best way to make progress...

Thursday NZ briefs – Highly-rated Sellwood set for spell

LIGHTLY-RACED five-year-old Sellwood is heading for a break after it runs at Te Awamutu on Friday. Owner-trainer David Wilson said there is no temptation to...

Great Northern victory special for veteran Cooksley

ON the eve of Saturday’s Irvines Great Northern Steeplechase, jockey Grant Cooksley has revealed that he regards his win in the 1978 edition of the...
New Zealand galloper Sofia Rosa

Marsh’s Sofia Rosa ready for more group glory

The mare's trainer is hoping her first-up performance at Hastings is a sign of good things to come.
Monarch Chimes

Monarch Chimes seeking Great Northern Hurdle glory

THE training partnership of Emma-Lee and David Browne have every reason to be excited about the chances of Monarch Chimes in Saturday’s $125,000 Great Northern...

Ann Browne positive swab shocks New Zealand jumping industry

ANN Browne is one of the most loved and iconic racing figures in New Zealand racing history, but that indestructible reputation took a hit late...
Bullrush racehorse

Change of environment just the tonic for Bullrush

The Waikato Stud product is back on home soil and adapting well after returning from a stint in Australia.
Melody Belle

NZ racing wrap: Melody Belle set for big season

A promising colt, a Gold Trail prospect and a proven group performer also feature in the latest racing news from New Zealand.

Chocante impresses in Chelmsford as Cup prep continues

A strong run in the Group Two Chelmsford Stakes saw the Kiwi gelding round out the placings behind Winx and Red Excitement.
NZ Group One contender Authentic Paddy

NZ racing wrap: Paddy in fine shape for Tarzino

All the latest news snippets from the NZ Racing Desk, including Authentic Paddy's Tarzino Trophy tilt and Jon Snow's Memsie Stakes prospects.
New Zealand horse Endean Rose

Group One hope back in action

The promising daughter of Zavabeel will resume at Hawke's Bay this weekend with the Group One Livamol Classic in her sights.
Sensible Princess, trained by Fraser Auret

Time for Sensible Princess to shine at stakes level

After an impressive winter campaign, Fraser Auret's late-blooming mare in on track for a breakout spring season.
Encosta De Lago gelding Simply Optimistic

Optimism about costly 3YO’s future

Trainer Brendan Hawtin says the expensive gelding has shown enough already to suggest he can match it with the best in his age bracket.
NZ galloper Kawi

NZ racing wrap: Waddell out to make amends on Kawi

Self-critical jockey Jason Waddell has shouldered the blame for a missed opportunity last time out and wants to square the ledger at Hastings.
Sacred Rebel, trained by Tony Pike

Unbeaten 3YOs kick off Guineas campaign

Trainer Tony Pike believes Sophie's Choice could be the biggest threat to his unbeaten three-year-olds at Hastings this weekend.
Swissta NZ racehorse

Smart 4YO on trail of stakes success

The son of Swiss Ace claimed some big wins last campaign, so connections are expecting big things from his four-year-old season.