New Zealand horse racing news

Opie Bosson

Crowning season for Bosson

The 2018/19 season will live long in the memory of leading New Zealand jockey Opie Bosson. The talented hoop went on to win six Group...
Woodsman

Big weekend for Roustoby twins

An impressive debut jumps win for Woodsman at Te Rapa on Saturday marked the first leg of a special double for rider Michael Roustoby and...
Rondinella

Newcomer stepping out as star returns

It might be a quieter time on the racing front for Roger James and Robert Wellwood, but there’s plenty of interest for their Cambridge stable...
Tai Ho

Topweight too tough in Great Western Steeplechase

Topweight Tai Ho gave his rivals weight and a beating when he took out the time-honoured DT Kings Transport Ltd 112th Great Western Steeplechase (3900m)...
Big Mike

Big Mike ready to put another stamp in his passport

As far as dress rehearsals go, you don’t get much better than the performance free-going stayer Big Mike put on at Te Rapa on Saturday....
Lord Arthur

Baker pleased with Queensland Derby candidates

An exhibition gallop at the Gold Coast on Saturday by Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) candidate Lord Arthur has Cambridge trainer Murray Baker pleased with...

NZ betting levy to be repealed

Racing minister Winston Peters says the betting levy in New Zealand is to be phased out to free up money for the industry.
Hinerangi

Cambridge visitor takes out Awapuni feature

Promising mare Hinerangi added another stakes victory to the record haul of trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman when she took out the Listed James...
Shamal

Shamal takes Waikato Steeplechase in nail-biting finish

Topweight and race favourite Shamal added a second prestige steeplechase victory to his career record when he prevailed in a nail-biting finish to the Signature...
Iffitel

Iffitel demolishes quality field in Waikato Hurdles

One of last season’s most promising jumpers returned to the hurdling game with a vengeance at Te Rapa on Saturday with a stunning performance to...
Winston Peters

Betting Levy to be repealed

Racing Minister Winston Peters has announced a repeal of the betting levy (racing totalisator duty) currently paid by the racing industry to the Crown. Peters...
Big Mike

Phelan showcases his versatility at Te Rapa

Shaun Phelan will wear two hats at Te Rapa on Saturday. The Cambridge horseman will don his riding helmet for two jumps rides at the...
Sheezallmine

Sheezallmine ready for Australian debut

Young Matamata trainer Daniel Miller is sticking to the Kiwis when he starts his smart filly Sheezallmine against some promising Australian sprinters for the first...
She’s Poppy

Raymond Connors shooting for repeat double

Wanganui trainer Raymond Connors will bid to defend two feature race crowns when he lines up horses at Te Rapa and Awapuni on Saturday. Connors...
Summer Passage

Group 1 winning son of Snitzel to Mapperley Stud

Mapperley Stud has added Snitzel’s Group 1 winning son, Summer Passage, to their five-strong stallion roster ahead of the 2019 breeding season, where he will...
Trainer John Wheeler

History Beaudz Well for exciting juvenile

Taranaki trainer John Wheeler believes he has another exciting juvenile by Grangewilliam Stud stallion Zed on his hands, with the athletic prowess to mirror his...
Brent Thomson

The Babe inducted into Hall of Fame

Legendary expat-Kiwi jockey Brent Thomson, affectionately known as The Babe, has been inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame. Already a Hall of Famer...
Arrogant

Group 1 three-year-old sold to Hong Kong

Quality New Zealand three-year-old Arrogant is the latest Australasian galloper to join the exodus to Hong Kong following his recent sale. The Mike Moroney and...
Simply Sacred

Pike team on fire in Queensland

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike experienced Group 1 success with The Bostonian in the Doomben 10,000 (1200m) on Saturday and less than 24 hours later stablemate...
Gobstopper

Jumping future likely for Gobstopper

Jumping just may have resurrected the career of talented stayer Gobstopper. The full-brother to former Hong Kong Horse of the Year Werther has been out...
Jackfrost

Australian campaign planned for Jackfrost

Plans are underway to have Jackfrost, last year’s top hurdler, in Melbourne for a possible tilt at a couple of the feature steeplechases. Jackfrost ended...
Rock On

Kiwi stayer rocks on first-up for new trainer

New Zealand stayer Rock On has made an encouraging start for Victorian trainer Peter Gelagotis. The Road To Rock six-year-old joined Gelagotis’ Moe stable after...
Tavi Mac

Sharrock full of praise for latest apprentice talent

Twenty-year-old apprentice jockey Hazel Schofer will have fond memories of her raceday debut after kicking home a pair of winners on her home track at...
Verry Flash

Bishara continues Verry good year

Ardmore trainer Nick Bishara’s year just keeps on getting better after promising stayer Verry Flash returned to winning form with a victory at Rotorua on...
The Bostonian

Tony Pike thrilled with Group 1 success

Trainer Tony Pike had a feeling his class sprinter, The Bostonian, was in the sort of form to run the race of his life in...