New Zealand horse racing news

Leah Hemi

First Group victory for Hemi

Central Districts jockey Leah Hemi experienced her biggest day in racing at Riccarton on Saturday, but admits the milestone is only just starting to sink...
Loire

Cambridge couple make correct call with class filly

The decision to withdraw a nomination for their royally bred Redoute’s Choice filly from the 2018 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale paid off in...
Riodini

Riodini on Auckland Guineas path

Promising three-year-old Riodini maintained his unbeaten record with another impressive victory at Tauranga on the weekend, with trainer Nigel Tiley set to test him in...
La Romanee

Miller on a mission

Young trainer Daniel Miller will have plenty on his mind as he climbs into the driver’s seat of his horse truck on this morning (Monday)...
Loire

Loire is Redoute’s Choice’s 36th Group 1 winner

NZ Thousand Guineas winner Loire is the 36th Group One winner for her sire, the late Redoute's Choice.
Dee And Gee

Dee And Gee scores emotional success in New Zealand Cup

There were plenty of tears being shed in the Riccarton birdcage as the supporters of trainers Peter Corbett and Terrill Charles waited for the pair’s...
Supera

Supera dominant in Tauranga feature

Progressive mare Supera overcame a wide run in transit throughout to dominate her rivals in the closing stages of the Group 2 Gartshore Tauranga Stakes...
Loire

Loire successful in 1000 Guineas

Despite displaying some wayward tendencies over the closing stages Cambridge filly Loire stamped her class in emphatic style as she took out the Group 1...
La Romanee

Fairy-tale week continues for Miller

Cambridge trainer Daniel Miller was quick to add a second stakes level victory to the black type account he opened on Wednesday when La Romanee...
Bavella

Lindsay pair target Guineas spoils

South Auckland trainer Lance Noble will line-up two fillies in the Group 1 gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton on Saturday. The Brendan...
Beyond The Fort

Waverley Cup to launch another Group 1 bid

Kiwi, Glory Days…Beyond The Fort? It may be too early to mention the latter in the same breath as the two Group 1-winning stayers, but...
Dee and Gee

Corbett and Charles’ rocky road to New Zealand Cup bid

Having three runners in Saturday’s Group 3 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup (3200m) at Riccarton is testament to the success of Peter Corbett and Terrill...
Laced With Gold

Autridge hunting Riccarton gold

The gold colours of Kevin Hickman will once again be prominent at Riccarton on Saturday. The Valachi Downs principal has four horses entered with private...
Travelling Light

Guineas to kick-start lucrative week for Foote

Scrapbook or Cheque book. It’s a dilemma that faces the majority of New Zealand owners and trainers when they have a promising galloper and a...
Supera

Supera favoured for Tauranga feature

Supera will use Saturday’s Group 2 Gartshore Tauranga Stakes (1600m) as a dress rehearsal for a return to Group 1 racing. The Sir Peter Vela-bred...
True Enough

True Enough captures Coupland’s Mile

The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained True Enough was backed into $4 favoritism by punters in the Group 2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (1600m) at Riccarton...
Sheezallmine

Showjumping mates combine for Group 3 success

Melbourne-based jockey Michael Dee made a fleeting visit to Riccarton on Wednesday to join forces with emerging trainer and long-time friend Daniel Miller and the...
Ticket To Ride

Ticket to Ride a Group 3 winner

Ticket To Ride has booked her fare to the broodmare paddock after taking out the Group 3 Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton...
Savvy Lad

Savvy purchase a good Lad

Savvy purchase a good Lad The combination of trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman and owner Jim Bruford has again come to the fore during New...
Scott Base

Karaka Million winner returns

Last year’s Karaka Million 3YO (1600m) winner Scott Base will make his raceday return in the Waka Property, Building and Maintenance Handicap (1200m) at Awapuni...
Mr Clint

Williams and Mr Clint deliver in Singapore Gold Cup

Melbourne Cup-winning hoop Craig Williams jetted in to Singapore on Sunday to partner Mr Clint for champion trainer Lee Freedman and the combination proved lethal...
Madison County

Kiwi star bound for United States

Multiple New Zealand Group 1 winner Madison County will continue his career in North America with trainer Chad Brown as he plays a trail-blazing role...
Tinkalicious

First southern tilt for Millar

New Plymouth trainer Janelle Millar has crossed the Cook Strait for the first time in a bid to snare some stakes spoils on the second...
Shadows Cast

Oulaghan casting his eye on more Riccarton success

People can be forgiven for confusing Shadows Cast for a pack horse of late given the amount of weight he has been carrying. The Group...
Sensei

Weather watch for emotional Stewards bid

Emotions will run high for the Pitman family if Sensei can complete a notable sprint double at Riccarton on Wednesday, but the likelihood of such...