New Zealand horse racing news


Lindsays ready to glam it up in Melbourne

Letzbeglam could this weekend kick off a successful four-week Group 1 attack by Cambridge Stud owners Brendan and Jo Lindsay. On Saturday when Vernazza, another...

Probabeel on target for Surround

High-class three-year-old Probabeel has settled into life in Sydney well and was put through her paces when finishing fifth in a 1000m trial at Randwick...
Two Illicit

Colgan full of praise for leading Derby hopes

Vinnie Colgan is happy not to have to make the call between the rides on Two Illicit and Dragon Leap going into the Group 1...
Moira Murdoch

Murdoch’s name in lights again with Polzeath

Twenty-six years on from her famous Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) victory with Solvit, Moira Murdoch’s beach training regime is continuing to pay dividends. Now...

Campbell to provide triple threat in Derby

A comprehensive victory against the older horses at Ellerslie on Saturday is likely to result in three-year-old Vladivostok taking his place in the Group 1...
Dragon Leap

Waddell confirmed for Dragon Leap in Derby

In-form jockey Jason Waddell has been confirmed as the rider for Dragon Leap in the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on...

Battle lost but war far from over for Catalyst

While rugged Queenslander Alligator Blood may have taken out the first skirmish with classy New Zealand contender Catalyst, Kiwi trainer Clayton Chipperfield is confident his...
Lightning Jack

Lightning strikes in Southland Guineas

Promising three-year-old Lightning Jack made it back-to-back victories at stakes level when he produced a gritty effort to take out the Listed ILT Ascot Park...

Polzeath upsets in Avondale Cup

Lightweight runner Polzeath upset the applecart at Ellerslie on Saturday when he took out the Group 2 Joe McDonald Avondale Cup (2400m). The lightly raced...
Dragon Leap

Dragon leaps into NZ and Australian Derbys

Dragon Leap has reignited his New Zealand Derby campaign and put himself in contention for the Australian equivalent with victory at Ellerslie.
Alligator Blood

Alligator Blood wins thrilling Group 3 Hayes

Alligator Blood has narrowly beaten top New Zealand three-year-old Catalyst in a thrilling Group Three C S Hayes Stakes at Flemington.

Catalyst set for first Australian test

Exciting New Zealand three-year-old Catalyst is set for his first Australian appearance in the C S Hayes Stakes against a field including Alligator Blood.

Rogerson backs East Coast

East Coast racing’s biggest fan is once again showing his support for the annual meetings at Wairoa and Gisborne. Graeme Rogerson, who trains in partnership...
Chief Sequoyah

Riccarton base paying off for Marsh

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh has expanded his operation this season by establishing a permanent South Island base, and the move has already paid dividends. His...
Mongolian Marshal

Marshal joins Adelaide trainer

Talented five-year-old Mongolian Marshal has joined the stable of Morphettville trainer Stuart Gower and will continue his career in Adelaide. Previously prepared by Murray Baker...

Sulky Sheezallmine to bounce back at Ellerslie

Group 3 winner Sheezallmine will attempt to get back into winning form at Ellerslie on Saturday when she lines-up in the Dunstan Feeds 1200. The...

Scorpz preparing well as Marsh seeks to extend Derby reign

Stephen Marsh has Group 3 winner Scorpz just where he wants him for this month’s Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie. Marsh...

Catalyst primed for bold Australian debut

Rick Williams is predicting a career-best performance from star New Zealand three-year-old Catalyst in Saturday’s Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington. Williams has...
Lightning Jack

Three-pronged Guineas assault for Tylers

Father and daughter training duo, Kelvin and Aimee Tyler, are experiencing a standout season and they hope that will continue at Ascot Park on Saturday....
Super Seth

Futurity next for Super Seth

A view to enhancing Super Seth’s stud value has meant a slight change in plans for the son of Dundeel. The Anthony Freedman-trained three-year-old was...
Two Illicit

Derby tilt confirmed for Two Illicit

Exciting three-year-old filly Two Illicit will contest the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie later this month after pulling up well from...
Concert Hall

Mare at concert pitch for Avondale Cup

Things may not have gone Concert Hall’s way in the Group 3 City Of Auckland Cup (2400m) at Ellerslie last start, but her connections are...

The Strike Rate Queen continues top form

Terri Rae continues to confirm her standing as the “Strike Rate Queen” of leading New Zealand trainers. The former West Coaster has made her mark...
Dragon Leap

Dragon leaps back to health

Smart three-year-old Dragon Leap will contest Saturday’s Group 2 Jamieson Park Avondale Guineas (2100m) at Ellerslie after overcoming a minor hiccup which prevented him from...
Verry Elleegant

Verry Elleegant to relish Sydney wet

The big wet in Sydney is certainly not dampening the spirits of the Kiwi connections of Group 1 mare Verry Elleegant, who will resume in...