New Zealand horse racing news

Millefiori

Te Akau Racing quinella Ellerslie two-year-old contest

Jamie Richards and Te Akau Racing continued their dominance of spring two-year-old racing when they notched their sixth individual juvenile winner at Ellerslie on Saturday,...
Cameron George

NZTR to develop sustainable industry blueprint

The Board of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) has announced a number of key decisions and initiatives that were recently agreed upon at its 25...
Rosie Myers

New Plymouth to host Rosie Myers benefit raceday

The New Zealand racing industry will continue to support the recovery of injured jockey Rosie Myers with a benefit raceday at New Plymouth next Thursday....
Khufu

Khufu ready to reign at Ellerslie

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike will introduce punters to a colt at Ellerslie on Saturday that could one day become their darling. Pike will produce American...
Grip

Promising 3YO getting a Grip on things

Ballymore Stables have a big rap on three-year-old colt Grip and they are hoping he can show his class at Ellerslie on Saturday when he...
Zee Falls

Marsh continues hot-streak in Otaki feature

Stephen Marsh looks to have a vice-like grip on the Group 3 Lucia Valentina Wellington Stakes (1600m) after winning the three-year-old feature for the third...
Tavi Mac

Tavi Mac continues to impress

He may be small, but he is mighty. That’s trainer Allan Sharrock’s summation of consistent galloper Tavi Mac after his Listed Courtesy Ford Levin Stakes...
Vee Cece

Quality book lures Satherley south

Waikato jockey Lynsey Satherley is making a rare trip to Wanganui this weekend, lured south by a strong book of rides right up to stakes...
Paul Harris

Cromwell bringing summer vibes for Harris

Summer racing is upon us and Paul Harris couldn’t be more excited. The Rangiora trainer will take a strong team south to Cromwell’s two-day meeting...
Bourbonaire

Sizeable offer snares Guineas runner-up

Leading Hong Kong trainer John Size will welcome talented three-year-old Bourbonaire to his stable after his purchase out of Stephen Marsh’s Cambridge barn. The son...
Explosively

Australia beckons Explosive three-year-old

Talented three-year-old Explosively lived up to his name when winning on debut at Te Rapa on Wednesday. The Stephen Ralph-trained gelding exploded out of the...
Samina Bibi

Samina Bibi ideal Oaks type

Cambridge trainers Shaune Ritchie and Colm Murray have a staying filly of the future on their hands with Samina Bibi, a daughter of in-vogue stallion...
Irish Flame

Life-long dream realised for Reid

She may have lived on the Central Coast of New South Wales for 40 years but Margaret Reid, the part-owner and breeder of the Listed...
Deerfield

Bambry in search of stakes breakthrough

Venerable galloper Deerfield is in search of a first stakes victory when he contests Thursday’s Listed Courtesy Ford Levin Stakes (1200m) on what promises to...
Key

Toughness the key to talented filly

Tough is a word that comes up several times in conversation with Otaki trainer Johno Benner when talking about his talented filly Key. The Exceed...
Highly Recommended colt

Karaka Million aspirations for Campbell pair

Cambridge trainer Andrew Campbell is looking towards the lucrative Karaka Million twilight meeting in January with a couple of his promising juveniles. The Tivaci colt...
Basarwa

First stakes tilt for Basarwa

Promising three-year-old Basarwa will have to overcome his outside barrier in the Group 3 Lucia Valentina Wellington Stakes (1600m) at Otaki on Thursday to keep...
Rose Bowl

Synthetic track gets tick of approval

The Cambridge Jockey Club’s new synthetic track has received a tick of approval from leading jockey Samantha Collett after its first set of trials on...
Tavi Mac

Black-Type targets for Sharrock’s Otaki trio

Buoyed by a half-million dollar success from two of his human proteges, Allan Sharrock is hoping for big things from three of his equine stars...
Inspirational Girl

Kingston Town next for Inspirational Girl

Western Australian jockey William Pike was delighted to be rewarded with a Group 1 on his return to his home state when Inspirational Girl ran...
Debbie Sweeney

Five-pronged attack for Sweeney

Te Awamutu trainer Debbie Sweeney will take a team of five to Te Rapa’s Wednesday meeting, including three last start runner-up performers. Her charge will...
Sam Collett

Collett celebrates birthday in style

Sam Collett has designs of a great summer aboard the exciting mare Levante after her stunning return to racing in the Listed Counties Bowl (1100m)...
Philip Brown

Syndicate taking success in their stride with Levante

Ancroft Stud owner Philip Brown is keeping his feet on the ground as excitement mounts all around him over the potential of four-year-old galloper Levante....
Edit

Bright future predicted for impressive Pukekohe winner

Promising galloper Edit provided further evidence of his racetrack talent when he dashed home for a decisive victory over 1200m at Pukekohe on Saturday. In...
Shezzacatch

Shezzacatch remains unbeaten with solid showing at Awapuni

Talented filly Shezzacatch demonstrated she is a filly on the rise when she made it two wins from two starts at Awapuni on Saturday. An...