New Zealand horse racing news


Gobstopper outlasts rivals to win Group 3 New Zealand Cup

GOBSTOPPER has pulled off one of the toughest New Zealand Cup wins in recent history by leading from the outset over the two-mile distance. The...

Hasahalo returns to form with New Zealand 1000 Guineas upset

THE New Zealand 1000 Guineas has claimed another short-priced favourite with Prom Queen failing to upset winner Hasahalo. All the talk for months leading into...
Al Hasa

Golden Slipper a possibility for Te Akau Stud winner Al Hasa

THE 2017 Welcome Stakes was a one-horse affair as punters had predicted at Riccarton on Saturday. $1.40 favourite Al Hasa made easy work of its...
Roydon Bergerson

Roydon Bergerson hoping for some luck with Lubaya in 1000 Guineas

LOOKING at the form line of Lubaya would put most punters off for the 1000 Guineas this Saturday in New Zealand, but the talented filly...
Prom Queen

Prom Queen ready for 1000 Guineas

HAD Saturday’s Group One New Zealand 1000 Guineas preceded the 2000 Guineas rather than follow it, Riccarton racegoers might have had two chances to enjoy...
Creative Genius

Creative Genius set for more success

Creative Genius bounced back to its best last time out and trainer Steven Cole fancies the horse can continue the run on Friday at Ruakaka....
Rising Shot

Rising Shot ready to rise to to the occasion

TRAINER of stakes performer Rising Shot David Greene believes the mare is ready to hit its straps as the summer months approach. Twelve months ago...
Summer Passage

Summer’s Passage to Hong Kong confirmed

GROUP One winner Summer Passage will not be returning to New Zealand, but the star runner will be staying in the family. The Hong Kong-based...

Opie Bosson chooses right with Embellish in 2000 Guineas

JOCKEY Opie Bosson had a choice between riding Gingernuts in the Emirates Stakes at Flemington and riding 2000 Guineas favourite Embellish at Riccarton – he...
Jake Bayliss

Jake Bayliss making the most of his opportunities in New Zealand

VICTORIAN jockey Jake Bayliss has taken the opportunity to ride for some of New Zealand’s most iconic trainers over the Tasman. The successful 23-year-old was...
Corey Campbell jockey

Young jockey who used to drive a sulky shows huge talent

PRECOCIOUS riding talent Corey Campbell initially had his heart set on the sulky rather than the saddle. He was drawn to the standardbred game before...
Bring Back The Block New Zealand

Bring To The Block can win at Otaki despite distance query

PROMISING mare Bring To The Block is in good touch, and while the horse may not be at its ideal trip at Otaki on Thursday,...
Astor is over an injury concern in New Zealand

Mystery hiccup hampers Astor’s plans

HIGHLY-TOUTED three-year-old Astor is on the mend after suffering a puzzling injury on her home track at her most recent appearance. The Matamata prepared filly...
Snow Secret

Snow Secret ready for Feilding Gold Cup

A RELAXED and refreshed Shaune Ritchie is hoping to pay for a quickfire family vacation following a potential victory in Saturday’s Listed Ricoh Feilding Gold...
Main Stage

Busuttin & Young prepared for more Derby success

THE luck of the draw may not have played entirely in their favour, but ex-pat Kiwi training duo Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young are confident...

Marsh stable readies stable stars for big Riccarton Group 1 races

TRAINER Stephen Marsh will have representatives in both group one events at Riccarton later this month. The Cambridge trainer has the progressive Sumstreetsumwhere on target...
Jon Snow

Jon Snow set to relish “bigger” Flemington

The wide expanses of Flemington will be a major plus for Jon Snow in next Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup.
Who Shot Thebarman

Popular Who Shot Thebarman ready for fourth Cup tilt

Who Shot Thebarman’s fan club will again be out in force at Flemington next Tuesday ahead of the race that stops a nation.
Opie Bosson

Te Akau pondering jockey moves

RIDING engagements for Te Akau’s assault on the Group One New Zealand 2000 Guineas will be decided later this week. Jockeys for Embellish, the unbeaten...

NZ Media personality Tony Veitch living the dream with Avantage

NEW ZEALAND radio and TV personality Tony Veitch is buckled up and ready to ride the rollercoaster that is the racing game with two-year-old filly...
Te Akau Shark

Kiwi jockey Opie Bosson faced with tough decision

NEW ZEALAND jockey Opie Bosson is faced with a tough decision, but it’s a decision most jockeys wished they could make. The stable jockey for...
la Diosa

What has happened to 2016 Thousand Guineas winner La Diosa?

THEY say form is temporary, class is permanent, but that might not be the case the La Diosa. The four-year-old New Zealand mare (known as...
NZ Racing

New Zealand’s racing future in the hands of Winston Peters

IT has been a wacky and wild few weeks in the New Zealand government, but there has been one good thing to come out of...
NZ mare Consensus

Consensus set for stud following Zabeel defence

Quality mare Consensus has two important engagements coming up, including a defence of its Group One Zabeel Classic crown.
New Zealand horse Endean Rose

Endean Rose exciting Iain Kennedy

First impressions can count for everything and Endean Rose quickly won over Rotorua trainer Iain Kennedy.