Tag: 'coronavirus'


Meetings to be run behind closed doors

Following a meeting between New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR), stewards and club representatives it has been decided that Wednesday’s meeting at Taupo and Friday’s at...
Cambridge Jockey Club

Cambridge back on track

The construction of the Cambridge Jockey Club’s synthetic track is back on target. Civil works for the track are nearing completion and the club was...
William Pike

New mark for Pike before spring campaign

William Pike has created an Australian riding record but the leading Perth jockey now wants to be a big player in Melbourne during the spring...
Mark Fraser-Campin

Border restrictions delay Cambridge track

New Zealand’s border restrictions have put a spanner in the works in the construction of the Cambridge Jockey Club’s synthetic track. Civil works for the...
Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby will open doors to fans

The Kentucky Derby, the first jewel of North American thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, will allow spectators on September 5.

Coronavirus hiccup hits race club members

Racing Victoria CEO Giles Thompson is hoping patrons will still be allowed on-course next month, with the recent spike in coronavirus cases in the state.
Victorian Racing

Return of owners to Vic racetracks delayed

Racing Victoria has deferred the return of racehorse owners to Victorian tracks for at least 24 hours.

Scottish horse racing given OK to resume

Horse racing in Scotland is set to return behind closed doors as the government announced professional sport can resume as part of its COVID-19 route...
George Simon

Simon feeling revitalised after pandemic enforced hiatus

Racing identity George Simon admits it is a very long time since he has felt as excited about calling at a midweek trial day as...

Limited number of patrons for Stradbroke

A limited number patrons will be allowed on course for the Group One Stradbroke day at Eagle Farm.
Dawn Passage

A look at the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap

What you need to know about the Group One Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm.

Te Akau Racing planning Australian raid

Te Akau Racing is looking at having strong representation in Melbourne for the spring with head David Ellis liking the shift of the Caulfield Cup...

RV targets date for return of race crowds

A working group within Racing Victoria is looking at developing protocols to allow owners and race club members to return to race tracks.

Birdsville races latest COVID-19 casualty

Queensland's iconic Birdsville race meeting has been cancelled as organisers concede defeat due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Kevin Gray

Gray hoping for brighter times ahead

Octogenarian trainer Kevin Gray hasn’t particularly enjoyed the last couple of months. The Palmerston North horseman’s age group have had the most stringent measures imposed...
Samantha Collett

Sam Collett has an eye for design

Leading New Zealand jockey Samantha Collett hasn’t been idle during the country’s near two-month lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just two days...
Robbie Hannam

Hannam happy to be back in saddle

It’s fair to say Palmerston North rider Robbie Hannam is a glass half full guy. The effervescent jockey has been back at work over the...

Flemington Finals Day conditions changed

Victorian racing officials have announced changes to some race conditions during winter, with all Flemington Finals Day races to be Quality handicaps.
Robbie Fradd

Fradd back with quality Gold Coast rides

Top jockey Robbie Fradd has finished his self-isolation to take six rides at the Gold Coast metropolitan meeting.

Trans Tasman horse flights set to resume

Trans Tasman horse transport is ready to resume after a successful test flight under enhanced health and safety protocols.
Chris Gibbs

Gibbs prepared to make the best of challenging situation

Ruakaka trainer Chris Gibbs is philosophical about the impact a revised dates calendar will have on his business once thoroughbred racing makes its return to...
Sofia Rosa

NZ racing to begin training with Alert 3

New Zealand trainer Stephen Marsh is among those who say they may have to open stables in Australia if local prize money is not enough...
Tambo's Mate

Tambo’s Mate earns winter stakes campaign

Tambo's Mate has been given the green light to tackle the winter stakes races after his strong effort to finish second at the Sunshine Coast.
Lynsey Satherley

Satherley ready for return to familiar routine

As thoroughbred racing in New Zealand gets ready to return from its Covid-19 enforced hiatus those unheralded members of the industry who put in countless...
Mishani Hustler

Ross can’t split his Open Handicap chances

Trainer Les Ross has again warned there is little between Mishani Hustler and River Racer at the Sunshine Coast despite a big gap in their...