Racing

Rayas Shailer's flagbearer

Rayas is the horse most likely to lay down the gauntlet to hot shot Volpe Veloce in the Eulogy Stakes.

Rayas lays down challenge to Eulogy hot shot.

Bosson key to Logan and Gibbs hopes

St Jean (purple, yellow) in winning action at Moonee Valley before his arrival in New Zealand.

Logan and Gibbs get Hasselhoof back in action.

Defending champion scratched

Defending champion Lennytheshark has been scratched from the Inter Dominion Final at Gloucester Park in Perth on Friday ...

Lennytheshark scratched from Inter Dominion Final but still tough for Kiwis.

Temporary split for harness dream team

Christen Me will face a race day start without the services of Dexter Dunn for the first time since 2011.

Top harness racing partnership faces temporary split.

Lindsays eye black-type

Promise To Reign clashes with Sofia Rosa and Mime in Saturday's New Zealand Oaks at Trentham.

Twin attack on black-type races for Lindsay Racing.

Pike pair tough in Cup

Chenille will be challenged for favouritism in the Waikato Cup by stablemate Jaiyuguan.

Pike pair high in Waikato Cup discussions.

Unbeaten Volpe Veloce does the talking

Matamata trainer Graham Richardson will let unbeaten Volpe Veloce do the talking.

Richardson ramps up his team's summer campaigns.

Races get green light

Large slips closing State Highway One between Christchurch and Blenheim will not stop Marlborough Harness Racing Club's ...

Racing to go ahead at Waterlea despite likelihood route between Christchurch and Blenheim will still be closed.

Richardson's punt paying off

Volpe Veloce is a strong chance to stay unbeaten following Saturday's Group III Eulogy Stakes.

Graham Richardson didn't know where the $240,000 was going to come from but luckily he took the punt.

Bloodstream on track for Cup

The Terri Rae-trained Bloodstream is one of the most exciting stayers in the country and is on target for the Wellington Cup.

Quake damaged roads change plans but Bloodstream on track for two mile test at Trentham.

Stable drug tests could increase

Chris Waller has taken extensive steps to drug-test his staff after one of the horses he trains tested positive to the ...

Second sample from Kiwi trainer's horse tests positive to meth.

Juvenile star on the move

Xiong Feng, outside, wins the Karaka Million in January.

Another young racing star is to head overseas.

Bosson scores Hasselhoof ride

Opie Bosson has scored the ride on Hasselhoof  for the Zabeel Classic.

Bosson grabs the ride on Hasselhoof in Zabeel Classic.

Bennet Canterbury's top apprentice

Hayley Bennet, with Bruegel, who she has twice ridden to wins.

A tough year has had a silver lining for apprentice jockey Hayley Bennet.

Ellerslie targets for Vile gallopers

Two-year-old Karaka Million contender Hard Merchandize will spearhead the Vile team heading north for New Year racing.

Ellerslie features attracting trainer Gary Vile's attention.

Waller and Weir show dominates

Trainer Darren Weir poses with his latest Group I winner Stratum Star.

Waller and Weir dominant forces in Aussie racing.

Bjorn's Rupert a record-breaking winner

Bjorn Baker trained in partnership with his father Murray at Cambridge before trying his luck in Sydney.

Rupert to keep on winning.

Wide draws for Kiwis

Defending champion Lennytheshark has a good draw but needs to pass a veterinarian inspection to take his spot in the final.

Smolda and Franco Nelson will need to be brilliant from wide draws in Inter Dominion Final.

Disappointed Sharrock has no regrets

Straight shooting New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock is not interested in making excuses for Kawi.

Sharrock disappointed not to get Australian win but is already planning his next raid across the ditch.

Hannam's tough call pays off

Robbie Hannam and Aide Memoire return to scale following their Group I win at Trentham.

Hannam's tough call lands Group I with exciting mare Aide Memoire.

Back Weir, everyone drinks beer

Horse trainer Darren Weir shouted the public bar following his horse Stratum Star winning the A$1.1m Kingston Town Classic.

Horse trainer wins million dollar race and puts a tab on the public bar to celebrate.

Kawi fourth in Kingston Town

Kiwis Allan Sharrock and Michael Walker have combined with Kawi to run fourth in the Group I Kingston Town Classic in Perth.

Kawi competitive in Kingston Town Classic but misses the win.

Auret delivers in Captain Cook

Robbie Hannam celebrates Aide Memoire's Group I win
in the Captain Cook Stakes.

Lightly raced mare upstages stablemate at the favourites to win first Group I.

Four for Williams-Richards combo

Vinnie Colgan and Natuzzi come over the top of Irish Moon and Fire Jet to win the Group III Concorde Handicap at Ellerslie.

Williams-Richards combo pick up four winners but Derby hope steals the show.

Two Kiwis in final but champion on sidelines

Dexter Dunn and Franco Nelson have scraped into the Inter Dominion final.

Smolda and Franco Nelson make Inter Dominion final but Monbet may miss Rowe Cup.

Skelton farewelled in Levin

Bill Skelton photographed after his last raceday ride during the 1983-84 season.

'Bustling Bill', the first Kiwi jockey to ride 2000 winners, was farewelled in Levin.

Slight injury forces Snowdrop withdrawal

Irish Moon is attracting support in the Concorde Handicap early betting.

Market adjustment after Snowdrop falls out of contention.

Battle Time for Captain Cook honours

Allan Hayward, the owner of Battle Time, jockey Sam Spratt  and co-trainer Margaret Carter after the Couplands. The ...

Battle Time has class to down Captain Cook favourites.

Cattle prod allegedly used on greyhound

Greyhound trainer unlikely to face criminal charges for allegedly using a cattle prod to shock a greyhound.

Criminal charges unlikely for Greyhound trainer who allegedly used a cattle prod to make dog run faster.

Lazarus to wow Waikato

Lazarus with Mark Purdon in the sulky winning the New Zealand Trotting Cup at Addington.

Lazarus heading north for Flying Mile.

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