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  1. Jockey Shaun McKay celebrates his first Group One win with his parents Kim and Peter Photo credit: Race Images – Peter Rubery The Gr.1 Harcourts Thorndon Mile (1600m) at Trentham has always been one of the McKay family’s favourite races, but on Saturday it became much more special. The Mitigator delivered a third victory in the […]View the full article
  2. Trainer Jamie-Lee Lupton with her pride and joy, Soleseifei Photo credit: Race Images – Peter Rubery Underrated stayer Soleseifei completed a fairytale result for the Lupton family when she carried the colours worn by the legendary Kiwi to victory in the Gr.3 NZ Campus Of Innovation & Sport Wellington Cup (3200m) at Trentham, thirty-seven years after […]View the full article
  3. Opie Bosson brings Avantage back to the Trentham birdcage after their gritty victory Photo credit: Race Images – Peter Rubery Feisty mare Avantage showed all her fighting qualities when she overcame a wide barrier and a plucky southern rival to take out the Gr.1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham. Prepared by Jamie Richards […]View the full article
  4. Dee And Gee winning the Gr.3 New Zealand Cup (3200m). Photo: Race Images South There’s nothing like recalling Dee And Gee’s Gr.3 New Zealand Cup (3200m) heroics to lighten the mood for Mid Canterbury trainers Peter Corbett and Terrill Charles. The couple will produce Darci Brahma six-year-old Dee And Gee in Saturday’s Gr.3 NZ Campus Of […]View the full article
  5. Gr.2 Eight Carat Classic (1600m) winner Jennifer Eccles. Photo: Trish Dunell Bargain filly Jennifer Eccles will be out to maintain her lead in the lucrative New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series when she contests Saturday’s Gr.3 New Zealand Bloodstock Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) at Trentham. The Shaune Rtichie-trained filly shed the tag of New […]View the full article
  6. Little Avondale Stud stallion Per Incanto. Photo: Esther Bunning Karaka 2020 looms as a bumper week for Wairarapa’s Little Avondale Stud and their high-flying stallion Per Incanto. The son of Street Cry is third on the New Zealand sires’ premiership in terms of prize-money, and his 37 winners put him in equal top spot alongside Waikato […]View the full article
  7. A Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) tilt remains a possibility for Harlech. Photo: Trish Dunell Indecision with Harlech and a rest for Riodini is the outcome following their defeat at the hands of Travelling Light at Trentham on Saturday. With Travelling Light clearly showing her class when winning the Gr.1 Levin Classic (1600m), Harlech fought […]View the full article
  8. Not An Option wins the Gr.2 Wakefield Stakes (1100m) at Trentham. Photo credit: Race Images As he puts the finishing touches on star juvenile Not An Option’s bid for the $1m Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie later this month, Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is already well into the operational requirements for the second phase of […]View the full article
  9. Germanicus (middle) stretches gamely to take out the Gr.3 Bluestar Anniversary Handicap (1600m). Photo credit: Race Images – Grant Matthew On a day where she tasted Group One success with Gaultier in the Levin Classic (1600m) in 2017, Matamata trainer Danica Guy was at it again when she produced Germanicus to take out Gr.3 Bluestar Anniversary […]View the full article
  10. Sam Collett celebrates as she guides Travelling Light to success in the Gr.1 Woodridge Homes Levin Classic (1600m). Photo credit: Race Images – Grant Matthew Class filly Travelling Light displayed a brilliant turn of foot to down her male rivals as she left no excuses for the beaten brigade in the Gr.1 Woodridge Homes Levin Classic […]View the full article
  11. Exciting three-year-old Riodini. Photo: Trish Dunell Riodini may have been beaten for the first time in his career in the Gr.2 Auckland Guineas (1600m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s day, but he lost no admiration from trainer Nigel Tiley. The South Auckland horseman was pleased with his runner-up effort behind Dragon Leap and said he was […]View the full article
  12. Platinum Invador winning the Gr.3 City of Auckland Cup (2400m). Photo: Trish Dunell 2020 is already a year to remember for Chris Stewart and Robyn Milliken. The Karaka-based couple bred Platinum Invador who recorded their biggest moment in racing at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day when winning the Gr.3 City of Auckland Cup (2400m). “He is […]View the full article
  13. Apprentice Temyia Taiaroa guides Malo Bik to victory at Awapuni Photo credit: Race Images – Grant Matthew New Plymouth galloper Malo Bik took full advantage of the featherweight of 50kgs on his back when he stepped up to open handicap company with an impressive victory over 1400m at Awapuni. The Dalghar five-year-old has hit a purple […]View the full article
  14. Opie Bosson gets to work as he guides Byzantine to victory at Tauranga. Photo credit: Race Images – Kenton Wright The winning run of trainer Jamie Richards and the Te Akau Racing team continued at Tauranga on Thursday when Byzantine scored over 1400m in rating 72 company. Richards currently sits atop the National Trainer’s Premiership ladder with […]View the full article
  15. Pinched (outer) fights hard for a gritty victory at Te Aroha. Photo credit: Trish Dunell Progressive mare Pinched made a winning return to the track on Friday but not before causing her trainer Ross McCarroll plenty of concern down the long Te Aroha straight. The victory made it three wins from three starts for the Pins four-year-old […]View the full article
  16. Mick Dee has Prise De Fer at full stretch nearing the finish of the Gr.2 Rich Hill Mile (1600m) Photo Credit: Trish Dunell Visiting rider Mick Dee wasn’t going to let fellow ex-pat kiwi James McDonald take all the glory at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day when he struck gold on race favourite Prise De Fer […]View the full article
  17. James McDonald does it again as he guides Paisley Park home in the Dunstan Feeds Stayers Championship Final (2400m) Photo credit: Trish Dunell The outstanding ability and magical touch of champion rider James McDonald was to the fore once again during the Ellerslie Christmas Carnival as he guided home topweight Paisley Park to take out the […]View the full article
  18. Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards has experienced a whirlwind 2019 led by the efforts of Melody Belle and Te Akau Shark, and he ended the year on a high note at Taupo on Monday, bagging a quartet of wins. The Matamata conditioner heads into the new year atop the New Zealand Trainers’ Premiership with 58 […]View the full article
  19. Preakness (inside) winning on debut at Otaki last month. Photo: Race Images Unbeaten two-year-olds Preakness and Trident will try to continue a golden week for trainer Andrew Campbell when they line up in the Gr.2 Barneswood Farm Eclipse Stakes (1200m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day. Campbell collected three wins over the weekend as Pimlico and […]View the full article
  20. On the face of it drawing barrier fourteen in a premier Group One sprint race would tend to put a dent in the confidence of most trainers regarding their chances to nail the thick end of the prize. Bob Vance isn’t one of them as he believes his underrated sprinter Its Destinys Child has what […]View the full article
  21. Pukekohe trainer Nigel Tiley heads into Ellerslie’s New Year’s Day race meeting with a trio of runners that he believes are all capable of success in their chosen events. First up will be unbeaten two-year-old filly Play That Song who will tackle the Gr.2 Barneswood Farm Eclipse Stakes (1200m) fresh up off a two-month break […]View the full article
  22. There were emotional scenes in the Timaru birdcage following the running of the Listed Craigmore Sustainable Holdings Ltd Timaru Cup (1600m) on Saturday as the connections of Who Dares Wins waited for their pride and joy to return to the winner’s enclosure. The rugged Iffraaj gelding gave weight and a beating to his rivals off […]View the full article
  23. Love Struck (yellow) breaks her maiden status at Rotorua. Photo credit: Race Images – Kenton Wright A brief let up after two educational runs in the spring has worked the oracle for promising filly Love Struck who broke through for her maiden success at Rotorua on Friday. The three-year-old daughter of the ill-fated Waikato Stud stallion […]View the full article
  24. Massiff Princess leads all the way to win on debut at New Plymouth. Photo credit: Race Images An impressive front-running performance to win on debut by the well-related Massiff Princess at New Plymouth on Friday brought up a significant milestone for trainer Fraser Auret and jockey Johnathan Parkes. Sent forward to dispute the pace by Parkes, […]View the full article
  25. Apprentice Brett Murray celebrates his victory aboard The Precious One. Photo credit: Wild Range Photography Wingatui trainer Claire Anderton got the Christmas present she wanted this year, it was just a day late. Stable star The Precious One had been knocking on the door at stakes level for some time and the five-year-old mare was able to […]View the full article