New Zealand horse racing news


Windsor upsets in Timaru Stakes

Lightweight runner Windsor made it three wins from three starts in his latest campaign when he led all the way to take out the Listed...

Star filly Probabeel in rich Karaka double

Probabeel has completed the Karaka Million 2YO and 3YO double and set herself up for a return to Sydney for a Group One race.
Cool Aza Beel

Cool Aza Beel wins Karaka 2YO for Te Akau

Cool Aza Beel has given Te Akau Racing a fourth consecutive win in New Zealand's richest two-year-old race, the Karaka Million at Ellerslie.

Catalyst overcomes slow start in Group 3

New Zealand's star three-year-old Catalyst has overcome a slow start to win at Ellerslie and confirm his standing as a leading Australian Guineas contender.
Munnings filly

Munnings filly adds international flavour to Sale

Bloodstock agent Jen Campin has had plenty of success at New Zealand Bloodstock’s Yearling Sales as both a vendor and purchaser, but this year she...
Kiwi Ida

Southern raiders set to plunder more northern spoils

John and Karen Parsons are becoming accustomed to plundering northern spoils of late and the Balcairn trainers will attempt to do the same at Ellerslie...
He's Got Power

Tyler family chase Karaka Million fairytale

An impulse buy after experiencing the magic of Karaka Million night has given the Tyler family a chance of a fairytale result at Ellerslie on...

Three Karaka Millions hopefuls for Campbell

Cambridge trainer Andrew Campbell will be chasing Karaka Million riches at Ellerslie on Saturday with three runners. “We have had a couple of bad years...
Opie Bosson

Bosson hungry for further Karaka Million success

Opie Bosson doesn’t mind getting called greedy. Especially when it comes for his desire for further Karaka Million success. The champion jockey will team up...

Unbeaten filly on trial for bigger things

Matamata trainers Ken and Bev Kelso will look to raise the bar for exciting filly Levante after taking her to Te Aroha for Friday’s
Play That Song

2YO hitting right notes ahead of Karaka Million

Pukekohe trainer Nigel Tiley believes undefeated filly Play That Song is hitting all the right notes heading into Saturday’s $1 million Karaka Million 2YO (1200m)...
Enzo’s Lad

New challenge for Enzo’s Lad

The connections of Enzo’s Lad have set their sights on a new target for their talented sprinter. The dual Group 1 winner will step up...

New Zealand swansong for Harlech

Talented three-year-old Harlech will likely have his last start in New Zealand this season when he lines-up in the Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m) at...

Hayes keen to conquer Ellerslie again

Victorian trainer David Hayes will be in New Zealand later this week as he puts the finishing touches on three-year-old colt Conqueror ahead of Saturday’s...
Not An Option

Failure Not An Option for Karaka Million aspirant

Trainer Tony Pike is confident smart two-year-old Not An Option will be hard to beat in Saturday’s $1 million Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie....
Here Comes Faffy

Plenty of Avondale interest for Cooksley

Former top jockey Grant Cooksley is hoping to help maintain the recent strike rate of his apprentice, Masa Hashizume, at Avondale on Wednesday and also...

Otaki likely for Wyndspelle

Consistent Group 1 galloper Wyndspelle is likely to be aimed towards an elite level target on his home track after another strong performance when narrowly...
Madam Hass

Big Karaka Million night for Taranaki owners

An approach made to former successful trainer Don Sellwood several years ago has led to a Taranaki couple, Rodger and Christine Hassall, having a strong...
Jennifer Eccles

Ritchie close but no cigar

Shaune Ritchie came close to a big double at Trentham on Saturday, but left the meeting knowing his smart filly Jennifer Eccles is still on...
Shaun McKay

McKay hungry for further Group 1 success

Twenty-four hours on from securing the first Group 1 win of his riding career, jockey Shaun McKay is still coming to terms with the achievement....
Enzo’s Lad

Enzo’s Lad just inches short of Trentham three-peat

Trainer Michael Pitman was bursting with pride after his class sprinter Enzo’s Lad went within a short neck of tearing off his third consecutive victory...

Soleseifei completes dream result in Wellington Cup

Underrated stayer Soleseifei completed a fairytale result for the Lupton family when she carried the colours worn by the legendary Kiwi to victory in the...
The Mitigator

Special Thorndon victory for McKay family

The Group 1 Harcourts Thorndon Mile (1600m) at Trentham has always been one of the McKay family’s favourite races, but on Saturday it became much...

Te Akau take Telegraph with Avantage

Feisty mare Avantage showed all her fighting qualities when she overcame a wide barrier and a plucky southern rival to take out the Group 1...

Bosson nails first Trentham feature on Showbeel

A copybook ride by Opie Bosson paved the way for promising filly Showbeel to add a valuable black type success to her career record when...