New Zealand horse racing news

Gelagotis confident with stable favourite

Moe trainer Peter Gelagotis was disappointed with missing out on a start in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) with Moss ‘n’ Dale, but is...

Your Way ready for black type racing back home

A New Zealand-bred and owned mare with a tidy Australian record will be on a stakes mission in the spring for champion horsemen Murray Baker...

Patience close to earning major reward

Group 1-winning trainer John Kiernan has never lost faith in his lightly-raced galloper Vatican News. The Te Horo-based horseman has taken a patient approach with...

Kiwi Tiara contender in fine fettle

Confidence in Miss Wilson’s Australian Group 1 prospects have been boosted. The Hawke’s Bay mare has arrived safely in Queensland ahead of Saturday week’s Tatts...

Xpression on a golden local trail

Precocious youngster Xpression has overcome an illness that halted her bid to add further black type to her record. The Showcasing two-year-old won the Group...

Daring Flemington victory for Choysa

Stakes races are calling for Zabeel gelding Choysa after his daring last-start win at Flemington. The Monovale Farm-bred and owned seven-year-old was set alight early...

Group winner’s return imminent

Talented two-year-old Bit Lippy will be back in Wayne Hillis’ stable next week to begin preparations for his classic season. The Showcasing gelding raced exclusively...

Super Easy win for Eddie

Super Easy gelding Easy Eddie highlighted his readiness for loftier targets on Monday when he won the Invictus Sprint (1100m) by nearly four lengths at...

Hurdler gives weight and a beating to rivals

The Shackler coped admirably at Trentham with both weight of expectation and the top of handicap. Strongly fancied in the market on Saturday, the sprightly...

Trainers rate Peaceful’s 3YO prospects

Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman won’t be in any hurry to press the promising Peaceful into action in her classic season. The Cambridge trainers believe...

Hot-pot romps to victory at Trentham

Tutta La Classe deserved to go out a short-priced favourite at Trentham on Saturday and she had no trouble repaying the market’s faith in her....

Trainer concerned with hurdler’s handicap position

Paul Nelson can’t fault The Shackler ahead of Trentham, but he is concerned with the jumper’s weight. The Hastings trainer produced the 11-year-old to win...

Plain sailing for stakes contender

Two false starts haven’t interfered with Sol Invictus’ lead-up to his black type debut at Te Rapa. The Haradasun colt will step out in Saturday’s...

Caution a wise play, says Connors

It won’t be a lack of stamina or conditioning that will have Wise Men Say beaten in Saturday’s Irvines McGregor Grant Steeplechase, according to owner-trainer...

Light winter planned for talented Dolcetto

Group winner Dolcetto will be sparingly raced over the winter to ready him for further stakes challenges later in the year. All roads will lead...

Pub buy chasing sentimental victory

A horse bought over a drink will be the toast of Wellington if he can open his jumping account in Saturday’s K. S. Browne Hurdle...

Avondale treble sets up winter assault

Nigel Tiley isn’t lacking firepower for the winter, as evidenced by a standout day at Avondale where he trained the last three winners on the...

Filly ready to rock and roll

Keltic Rockstar is in the right order to improve on her encouraging debut performance when she fronts up at New Plymouth. The Rock ‘n’ Pop...

Cup bid on Daytona Red’s radar

A trip to Riccarton is the long-term plan for the progressive stayer Daytona Red. The four-year-old won three races during his last campaign and was...

Speedy Derryn ideal fit for Grangewilliam

A sprinting specialist who met and matched the best Australian short course performers is bound for New Zealand. Hinchinbrook’s well-performed son Derryn has been secured...

WFA targets for Group winner

Ocean Emperor’s New Zealand future is likely to focus on weight-for-age racing. The multiple stakes winner will be on his way home later this month...

2YO allays concerns with dashing debut

The connections of Reevederci pulled the right rein when they let the youngster take his chance at Avondale. They had concerns about the heavy going...

Haworths eyeing Riccarton carnival

David and Emma Haworth are keen to head south later in the winter with Red Sierra. The Foxton-based father and daughter team produced the daughter...

Season’s finale for black type performer

Pick Me Up In Rio will close out an encouraging first campaign at Riccarton on Wednesday. The filly has made a bright start to her...

Express result for Windsor Park

Windsor Park Stud’s hopes for their Group 1-winning stallion Shamexpress are being fulfilled. “We didn’t expect that he would get really early two-year-olds, we thought...