New Zealand horse racing news

Swords Drawn

Queensland assignments for Ritchie pair

With New Zealand heading into the colder winter months, many Kiwis are dreaming of a Gold Coast escape, but Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is living...
Opie Bosson

Bosson in demand for Brisbane

Opie Bosson’s Brisbane dance card is filling up well with the champion rider already locked in for half a-dozen feature race mounts during the Queensland...
Murray Baker

Forsman ready for solo challenge as training legend steps down

Trainer Andrew Forsman woke up on Sunday morning with the realisation that whatever happens in his Cambridge stable from now on, the buck stops with...
Fablue

Winning double for Newman at Wanganui

Trainer Bryce Newman enjoyed a stellar day out at Wanganui on Saturday where he bagged a winning double that included a quinella with two of...
Dark Destroyer

Dark Destroyer the bright spot in week of drama for O’Sullivan

A gallant run for second in Saturday’s Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1600m) by Dark Destroyer brought some welcome relief for co-trainer Lance O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan prepares...
Two Illicit

Two Illicit signs off in style at Te Rapa

If Saturday’s Group 2 Travis Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa is to be the last race for class mare Two Illicit then she has signed...

Talented filly ready for stakes company

Trainer Stephen Autridge believes the trip away to Wanganui on Saturday which resulted in a comfortable victory for his talented filly Aris Aris has her...
Bonny Lass

Bonny Lass delivers in style at Te Rapa

Matamata filly Bonny Lass showed just how tough she is when she overcame a wide trip in transit to deliver a comprehensive victory in the...
Exzello

Pertab scores first training win

Training racehorses was never in the plan for Paul Pertab but on Friday he recorded his first win courtesy of Exzello in the Campbell Infrastructure...
Cote De Beaune

Big Walker contingent for Cambridge Breeders’

With two Group One wins in the four weeks since he has returned to the New Zealand trainers’ ranks, Mark Walker has well and truly...
Big Mike

Big Mike begins last hurrah

Evergreen galloper Big Mike will commence what will likely be his last preparation when he lines-up in the Floyd & Toy Real Estate Property Brokers...
Robert Dennis

Dennis moving in new direction

Southland trainer Robert Dennis is in the process of winding down his stable, but he won’t be completely lost to the industry and is hoping...
Charms Star

Charms Star set to shine in Travis

Charms Star has quickly returned to winning form to lay a disappointing spring to rest and she will front up at Te Rapa on Saturday...
Lily Sutherland

Sutherland scores first win

It was an exciting day for Lily Sutherland at Hawera on Wednesday when she recorded her first riding win. The 18-year-old was having her ninth...
Sinarahma

Swansongs for Sharrock pair

Closely-related mares Sinarahma and Our Hail Mary may be signing off on their racing careers this weekend. Trainer Allan Sharrock said both Sinarahma, who contests...
Bonny Lass

Bonny filly ready for Breeders’ Stakes

Valuable filly Bonny Lass is in prime order for Saturday’s Group 3 Inglis Sales Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) at Te Rapa where she will bid...
Babylon Berlin

Queensland campaign for Babylon Berlin

Class sprinter Babylon Berlin is joining Tony Pike’s team for the next couple of months in order to take on some of Australia’s best sprinters...
Enraptured

Enraptured pleases in Te Rapa hit-out

Promising juvenile filly Enraptured looks to be on track for her first tilt at stakes level next week after pleasing co-trainer Shaune Ritchie with her...
Two Illicit

Te Rapa swansong for Two Illicit

Top quality performer Two Illicit will be chasing the perfect end to a stellar racing career when she steps out in Saturday’s Group 2 Travis...
Rionach

Rionach too strong on debut at Avondale

Debutant two-year-old filly Rionach showed she had inherited the family ability when she produced a powerful home straight surge to claim victory at Avondale on...
Donna Logan

Logan enjoying first kiwi holiday in three years

Singapore-based ex-pat Kiwi trainer Donna Logan is revelling being back in New Zealand for the first time in over three years. Logan and husband Peter...
Titled

Benner excited by spring prospects for Titled

While he failed to win a race in his three-year-old campaign, trainer Johno Benner is excited about the future prospects for promising stayer Titled. The...
Sergio

Sergio takes out Anzac Mile at Awapuni

A brave front-running performance by underrated galloper Sergio was rewarded with a first victory at stakes level when he took out the Listed Manawatu ITM...
El Vencedor

Impressive Pukekohe winner in line for Queensland campaign

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh is looking forward to a Queensland winter campaign with smart three-year-old El Vencedor after the son of Rich Hill Stud stallion...
Rising Storm

Rising Storm provides tonic for Bishara

Despite feeling completely drained of energy after his day at the races at Pukekohe on Saturday, Nick Bishara had a broad smile on his face...