New Zealand horse racing news

Chuck A Luck

Derby aspirations for former Kiwi

Former New Zealand galloper Chuck A Luck will take his next step towards the Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m) when he lines-up in the...

Doncaster within Sargent’s grasp

Randwick trainer John Sargent is poised to make a splash when Brandenburg contests Saturday’s Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m). The Kiwi ex-pat, who moved to...
Elisa Carolina

Group 3 target for Kiwi transfer

Newcastle trainer Kris Lees was pleased to get a win on the board with Lib Petagna’s handy staying filly Elisa Carolina but is taking little...
Sherwood Forest

Technology vital in Sydney preparation

Technology has been a godsend for Tony Pike in preparing his trio of Sydney runners for their Autumn assignments. Not An Option, The Bostonian, and...
Master Montaro

Master Montaro impresses on debut

New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale graduate Master Montaro could not have made a more impressive debut when successful at Pakenham on Friday night...
Don Goodwin

Elleegant victory in unusual circumstances for Goodwin

Thoroughbred breeder Don Goodwin admits he is doing it tough at the moment but not in a way that most would think. Goodwin and his...

Woodsman wins but Aussie holiday cut short

Matamata trainer Tony Gillies banked some travel money when progressive jumper Woodsman ran out a ready winner of Friday’s Ocean Road Realty BM120 Hurdle (3230m)...
Verry Elleegant

Bishara Verry grateful for top mare

Ardmore Lodge trainer Nick Bishara is thankful to own a share in top mare Verry Elleegant and readily admits the New Zealand-bred daughter of Zed...

All quiet on the training front

New Zealand’s largest training centre the Cambridge Jockey Club is closed. With up to 1000 thoroughbreds trained on the premises at peak times, it is...
Mark McNamara

Popular racing commentator making Mark in Hong Kong

Leading racing commentator Mark McNamara has handled the transition to one of the world’s most watched racing jurisdictions with aplomb. The Australian racecaller, who until...
Karaka May Sale

Karaka May Sale Cancelled

New Zealand Bloodstock has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Karaka May Sale. Given the Government’s announcement on Monday that the country is...
Bernard Saundry

Not Business as Usual: Saundry

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing chief executive Bernard Saundry has cautioned all participants in racing to adhere to stringent government protocols in response to the spread...
New Zealand trainers to work their horses

NZ trainers can continue to operate

New Zealand trainers can continue to work their horses while racing is shut down under government guidelines. From midnight Wednesday, New Zealand will move to...
Not An Option

Lockdown forces stable switch

Three quality gallopers from the Tony Pike team have transferred to Australian stables in a bid to finish their campaigns in Sydney. Group 1 winners...
Trelawney Stud

Sydney off the agenda for Trelawney

Sydney was set to be a major focus point in the coming months for Trelawney Stud’s Brent and Cherry Taylor, however, their attention has swiftly...

NZ trainers can continue to operate

The NZ government says horse trainers are essential workers and horses need to be exercised and worked in the interests of animal welfare.
The Bostonian

Pike team to transfer

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike has made the call to bring home his Sydney-based staff of Mark Hills and Chris McNab. Pike was campaigning The Bostonian,...
Tony Pike

Exercise imperative to welfare claims Pike

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is adamant that training tracks need to remain open throughout the Covid-19 alert level 4 lockdown on animal welfare grounds. The...
Lisa Allpress

Allpress extends premiership lead

Lisa Allpress extended her lead in the New Zealand Jockeys’ Premiership at Tauherenikau on Sunday when she rode a double, which included victory aboard Italian...
Perfectly Ready

Perfectly Ready succumbs to colic

Brighthill Farm have announced the loss of consistent stallion Perfectly Ready. The rising 18-year-old son of More Than Ready returned to the farm from the...
Graham Richardson

Richardson plays pre-trainer to Hong Kong Stars

Matamata trainer Graham Richardson can take great heart from knowing he played a key role in the success of Hong Kong superstar Golden Sixty, who...

New Zealand horses to stay at home

There will be no more New Zealand horses travelling to Australia for the autumn after the government barred international travel.

NZ racing closed for at least a month

New Zealand racing will shut down for at least four weeks with the country stepping up its coronavirus alert level.
Opie Bosson

Bosson suspended for shark ride

Opie Bosson was suspended for his ride on Te Akau Shark in Saturday’s Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m), but might have further questions to...
London Banker

London Banker prevails in stirring finish

Promising stayer London Banker took every centimetre of the 2100m distance of Saturday’s J Swap Contractors Bay Of Plenty Cup to get his nose in...