New Zealand horse racing news

Rogerson keen to unleash mare’s power

Hamilton trainer Graeme Rogerson is excited to produce a bigger, stronger version of talented sprinter Gift Of Power at Awapuni on Saturday. The younger model...

Ageless warrior set for another Metric Mile

Awapuni trainer Lisa Latta is hoping it’s a case of third time lucky when her Group 1 galloper Authentic Paddy tackles Saturday’s Group 3 Boehringer...

South Otago Cup fresh-up for Tyler duo

Riverton trainer Kelvin Tyler will bookend Thursday’s PGG Wrightson Real Estate South Otago Cup (1400m) field at Wingatui with What’s Up Alf and Timy Tyler,...

Avantage nearing return

Last season’s Champion Two-Year-Old Avantage is likely to return to racing on Saturday week when she tackles the Group 3 Hawke’s Bay Breeders’ Gold Trail...

Galaxy Miss back in winning form

Quality Tavistock mare Galaxy Miss may be in her final season of racing, but that hasn’t put a stop to her winning ways, with the...

Ruakaka return for quality 3YO

Quality three-year-old Sword Of Osman will make a return to the racetrack this weekend when he tackles the Group 3 Cambridge Stud Northland Breeders’ Stakes...

Bittersweet day for young rider at Wanganui

Promising apprentice Wiremu Pinn experienced the ups and downs of the thoroughbred racing game at Wanganui on Saturday with a winning double on the day...

Southerner prevails in sensational Great Northern Hurdle

Jack Frost claimed a special double when he outlasted his rivals to win an action-packed running of the Schweppes Great Northern Hurdle (4200m) at Te...

Rugged stayer gets deserved big race victory at Te Aroha

Chocolate Fish proved his credentials as an out and out stayer when he out-toughed his rivals in Sunday’s Irvines Great Northern Steeplechase (6300m) at Te...

Cambridge visitor takes the honours in first two-year-old contest

The spoils from Wanganui’s traditional opening two-year-old event for the new racing season are heading back to Cambridge. A brace of trial wins at Te...

Odeon’s time to shine

Stakes-winning gelding Odeon has shown his trainers Matthew Ellerton and Simon Zahra plenty of ability at home and they are hoping he can turn that...

Distance a query for Perry Mason

Leading jumps trainer Paul Nelson will have strong chances in each of the two feature jumps races at Te Aroha on Sunday, but he still...

Right place at the right time for Somervell

Sometimes in life things simply fall into place and that’s the case with trainer Lee Somervell’s decision to move to Hastings. Somervell has enjoyed great...

Staying future for English Gambler

Promising four-year-old English Gambler has pleased trainer Lauren Brennan in his four career starts to date and she believes he has the potential to reach...

Bambry welcomes retired stable favourite home

Anyone who knows Chrissy Bambry knows she is passionate about her horses. The effervescent 31-year-old horse-woman from Manawatu is the daughter of Foxton trainer Tony...

Sharrock pair ready for Wanganui battle

New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock is plumping for race favourite London Express in Saturday’s Listed The O’Learys Fillies Stakes (1200m) at Wanganui – but only...

Cox Plate rematch ahead for Humidor

Talented galloper Humidor secured his third Group 1 victory in last Saturday’s New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (1400m) and the Teofilo gelding will now be...

Pitman holds strong hand at Riccarton

Iffraaj mare Elfee is heading into Saturday’s Christchurch Casino Open Handicap (1600m) at Riccarton in good form, having run in the money on all but...

Age Of Fire joins Weir’s Victorian stable

Group 1 winning galloper Age Of Fire has joined the stable of champion Victorian trainer Darren Weir in a bid to find his mojo this...

Mitchell adds to international flavour

Northern Champion jumps jockey Michael Mitchell has answered an SOS call from the other side of the world to take the ride on Gallante in...

Ohceedee turns tables on Aim Smart

The Steven Cole-trained Ohceedee was able to turn the tables on Aim Smart in the Paul Bayes Livestock Mile (1600m) at Hastings on Saturday. The...

Murdoch-trained Mihaul euthanised

Talented galloper Mihaul was euthanised on Monday after sustaining multiple knee fractures on Saturday. The Moira and Kieran Murdoch-trained five-year-old went amiss over the concluding...

Makybe Diva next target for Jon Snow

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman will bolster their Melbourne spring carnival arsenal later this week with the addition of Group 1 winner Jon...

Tiley in no rush with exciting filly

Outstanding juvenile Melt is back bigger and better if Saturday’s winning performance at Ruakaka is anything to go by. The Group 1 placed youngster treated...

Fan favourite Gingernuts retired

Three-time Group 1 winner and equine cult-hero Gingernuts has been officially retired. The chestnut son of Iffraaj captured the imagination of the racing public, thanks...