New Zealand horse racing news

Big Cup day for Carston

Local trainer Andrew Carston will have a strong presence at the New Zealand Cup meeting at Riccarton on Saturday where he will line-up 12 runners,...

Emperor vying to go back-to-back

Dual Group 2 winner Ocean Emperor is vying to make it back-to-back wins in the Group 2 Gartshore Tauranga Stakes (1600m) on Saturday. The Gary...

Former paddock mates to battle at Riccarton

Leading Group 1 Gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) contenders Xpression and Melt once shared a paddock at Haunui Farm, but there will be no...

High Spirits scratched from Cup

John Bary will refocus on next year’s Group 3 NZ Campus For Innovation & Sport Wellington Cup (3200m) at Trentham after having to scratch emerging...

Pole position for Lowry and Cullen Guineas pair

Hawke’s Bay training duo Guy Lowry and Grant Cullen have come up trumps in the barrier draw for the Group 1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas...

Melt ready to fly in Guineas

Nigel Tiley has star filly Melt in perfect order for Saturday’s Group 1 Gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton. Now he just needs...

Shark savages Coupland’s rivals

Te Akau Shark maintained his status as New Zealand’s most exciting galloper, producing a stunning finishing burst to land the Group 2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile...

Kiwi Ida takes out Breeders’ Stakes

The John And Karen Parsons-owned and trained galloper Kiwi Ida added a second stakes win to her tally when she took out the Group 3...

Magnificent seven for Prince Oz

Seven-year-old gelding Prince Oz has been a revelation since joining the stable of Riccarton trainer Neill Ridley. The talented sprinter won his seventh race in...

Savvy Coup shifts to Chris Waller stable

Dual Group 1 winner Savvy Coup will remain in Australia after failing to fire in a two-start campaign in Melbourne and will join the Sydney...

Weight only concern for Ferrando

Team Rogerson will saddle three runners at Riccarton on Wednesday, including Group 1-placed sprinter Ferrando and a pair of talented three-year-olds. Ferrando will carry top-weight...

Dee And Gee set to surprise again

Five-year-old mare Dee And Gee surprised both her trainers and punters alike when scoring a three-length victory in last Saturday’s Listed Metropolitan Trophy Handicap (2500m)...

Williams brings up 1000 wins

Byerley Park trainer Dawn Williams reached a mammoth milestone at Te Aroha on Tuesday when she picked up her 1000th win as a trainer courtesy...

Picket fence form on the line at Riccarton

Seven-year-old gelding Prince Oz has been unbeatable since joining Neil Ridley’s Riccarton Park barn in March and his connections are hoping that form will continue...

Walker captures Singapore feature

Two-time Singapore champion trainer Mark Walker came up trumps at Kranji on Sunday when he produced former European galloper Elite Invincible to take out the...

Shark to head to Cronulla country

Te Akau Shark could provide NRL legend Paul Gallen with a brief focus away from his hefty league schedule with Cronulla Sharks next autumn if...

Plans in store for Savvy Coup

Michael Pitman may be laid up in hospital, but it hasn’t stopped him making plans for his stable star Savvy Coup. The Riccarton trainer fulfilled...

Karaka Million 3YO could be next target for 2000 Guineas winner

A tilt at the equal richest three-year-old race in the country could be on the cards for impressive Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New...

Local talent prevails in juvenile dash at Te Rapa

A gear adjustment and a positive ride from jockey Lynsey Satherley paved the way for the locally trained Maybeashowoff to open his winning account with...

Indecision takes out Te Rapa feature

A bold front-running performance saw the Tony Pike-trained Indecision add further valuable black- type to her career record when she scored in the Listed Legacy...

Bostonian back for summer sprint features

One of last season’s best three-year-olds showed he has come back from a winter break in fine fettle with a dashing performance at the Cambridge...

Dee And Gee upsets in Metropolitan Trophy

Outsider Dee And Gee stunned the Riccarton crowd on Saturday as she registered her biggest career victory when winning the Listed Redwood Metropolitan Trophy (2500m)....

Madison County takes the major spoils at Riccarton

Outstanding three-year-old Madison County repaid his many supporters when he carried the favourite’s tag to a comprehensive victory in the Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld...

Bright future for well-related Supera

Trainer Ken Kelso believes progressive four-year-old Supera can continue to make steps towards a black-type assignment following her strong win over a mile at Avondale...

Collett puts polish on Diamond

An impost of 60kg is tempering Pukekohe trainer Richard Collett’s confidence that his talented mare Untamed Diamond can make it back-to-back wins in the Listed...