Racing

The Honey Badger wins

The Honey Badger (right, Allan Beck), finishes fast to beat Talkalot (left, Brent Barclay) and Cyclone Charlie (Nathan Williamson) in the G T Chamberlaine Builder Ltd Pace at Wyndham on Monday.

Five track records were set at the Wyndham Harness Racing Club's meeting on Monday.

Riccarton ready to race

Racing will return to Riccarton on Saturday following recent work on the course proper.

Racing is headed back to Riccarton, after its newly sown surface takes hold.

Flavigny achieves black-type goal

Jockey Mark Du Plessis rode Flavigny to an easy win at Tauherenikau on Monday.

Flavigny achieves a black-type goal.

Humidor ready to go after injury

Otaki horse trainers Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard will consider a return to Te Rapa this Saturday with Humidor.

Humidor may return to Te Rapa this saturday.

Platinum Diva Tauherenikau achiever

Platinum Diva confirmed trainer Lisa Latta's opinion with victory at Tauherenikau on Monday.

Diva an achiever at Tauherenikau.

Win tinged with sadness

John Morrison with his father, Chris after driving his first winner on Sunday.

John Morrison chalked up his first driving win at Sunday's Waikouaiti harness meeting.

Hunter Cup in the bag but Smolda no certainty for Miracle Mile

Mark Purdon and Smolda on their way to winning the Hunter Cup.

Hunter Cup winner not confirmed to start Miracle Mile

Speeding Spur finishes second

Trainer John Dickie

Melbourne's Great Southern Star has been added to Speeding Spur's progamme.

Hug The Wind going from grass to Group I company

Tim Williams will partner Hug The Wind in the Amberley Cup at Rangiora on Monday.

From the grass to Group Is for smart pacer

Flavigny to rule at Tauherenikau

Savaria takes out the Wellfield New Zealand Oaks and continues on a Group I path at Tauherenikau on Monday.

Flavigny on target for Tauherenikau.

The Diamond One sparkles

Winning trainer Claire Anderton, jockey Daniel Bothamley and owners, from left, Tony Dennis and his brothers Martin, Joe and Ray at the White Robe Lodge Handicap presentation on Saturday.

The $200,000 Haunui Classic at Otaki on February 27 is likely to be The Diamond One's next race.

Testing ground trips Hasselhoof

Hasselhoof and regular rider Matt Cameron.

The Parramatta Cup will be Hasselhoof's next race in his Sydney campaign.

Colourful Guess What wins Cup

Sporting fresh silks, Guess What won the Allied Security Hamilton Cup on Saturday with his stablemate Breaking Dawn finishing third.

Mason and Guess What in colourful Te Rapa win

Born again Smolda wins Hunter Cup

Smolda has given Mark Purdon his first win in the Hunter Cup.

Born again pacer caps comeback with Hunter Cup win

Hasselhoof fourth in Oz debut

Hasselhoof ran fourth in the A$85,000 Gardenia Handicap (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Star Kiwi galloper Hasselhoof finished fourth in his Australian debut at Randwick on Saturday.

Pike’s Derby runners in top form

Rangipo and Raghu were locked together at the end of the Te Rapa contest.

Tony Pike’s master plan is playing out perfectly.

Quality mare writes own chapter

The Diamond One was prepared for her first win by Steve Anderton, who passed away last year.

The Diamond One earned herself a slice of New Zealand racing history on her home track.

Memorable win for Anderton

The Diamond One holds off Tommy Tucker to win the White Robe Lodge Handicap at Wingatui on Saturday..

The Diamond One won the White Robe Lodge Handicap for the third time at Wingatui on Saturday.

Southerners on a classic ride

Son Of Maher finished well for his third win in 10 appearances.

The Derby dream of two of the South Island’s leading racing identities has gained further momentum.

Forgetful Mason comes up trumps

Guess What was a tenacious winner of the Allied Security Hamilton Cup on Saturday.

John Mason may have inadvertently hit on an unusual recipe for success.

Pacing Major continues dominance

Bob Butt and the Paul Nairn trained Conon Bridge cruised to a two length victory in the Group III Hambletonian Classic.

Major future coming up for Sapling Stakes winner.

Pike pair quinella Waikato Guineas

Rangipo along the rails holds out Raghu and Get That Jive in the Waikato Guineas at Te Rapa.

Pike pair fight out Waikato Guineas.

Bordeaux has plenty to offer

Bordeaux is enjoying an excellent run of form

Bordeaux made a statement of his own at Te Rapa after time in the shadow of his much-hyped half-brother.

Capella cruises in Te Rapa gallop

Mark Du Plessis and  Capella got through an encouraging exhibition gallop at Te Rapa on Saturday.

Capella cruises in Te Rapa gallop.

Four Starzzz Shiraz in Cup

Andre Poutama drives Four Starzz Shiraz in the Wairarapa Cup on Sunday.

Trainer Kevin Chapman reckons his Wairarapa Cup runner, Four Starzzz Shiraz, is probably destined for Australia..

How a horse which never existed cost $27,000

The name Miriyan was chosen for the non-existent foal.

For six years, she paid for the 'ghost horse' to be stabled, fed and trained.

Racing chief barred over 'dabble'

Horse Racing handicapper Dennis Quirke (left), appears before the Judicial Control Authority for Racing.

Top racing official caught in an unusual betting scandal fined and disqualified from all racing for 10 months.

Successful day for Lindsay

Perfectly Ideal with driver Shane Walkinshaw, trainer Phil Devery and owners Allan and Joy Lindsay after their win at Winton on Friday.

Perfectly Ideal and Swamp Major were winners for Myross Bush owner Allan Lindsay at Winton on Friday.

Second line start for Mossdale Conner

Monbet is a short-priced favourite to win his second Group I on Australian soil within eight days.

Second line draw could hurt Kiwi pacers chances in Hunter Cup

Good news for Walkinshaw

Trainer-driver Shane Walkinshaw

Shane Walkinshaw has gained an important breakthrough in his cobalt case.

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