Racing

Shinn, Lee brothers in-form

Gordon Lee with Ascot Park candidates Seaswift Joy, left, Art Exhibit and Royal Counsel.

Southland's biggest harness racing meeting of the season will be held at Ascot Park on Sunday.

Pokie scheme 'netted $1m a year'

Michael Joseph O'Brien was allegedly at the centre of a pokie machine grants scam.

Crown alleges true control was concealed to deceive gambling authorities.

Jockeys given all clear

Zy Nor Azman was released from hospital after he was cleared of serious injury.

Jockeys escape serious injury after nasty race fall.

Colgan out for five days

Vinnie Colgan was suspended by race day stewards at Avondale's Anzac meeting.

Vinnie Colgan penalised for careless riding at Avondale.

Jockey trampled, horse dead

Racing at Avondale was marred by a nasty accident.

Horse suffers massive haemorrhage during race at Avondale, with a jockey seriously hurt in the ensuing fall.

Slimline too good

Slimline, left, booms home to take the $50,000 Anzac 1550 from Beefeater, centre, and Bronsteel at Awapuni.

Slimline shows she's better ridden patiently with big win at Awapuni.

So Far Sokool too good by far

So Far Sokool left her rivals in the distance at Avondale on Anzac Day.

So Far SoKool eases down to win by a wide margin at Avondale.

Kiwi jumper on target

Lucky Tonight is being aimed at the big Australian jumps races.

Shelley Houston has Lucky Tonight firing in Victoria.

Hold your horses

New Zealand Bloodstock CEO Andrew Seabrook says having a Sunday night opener to the Karaka yearling sales will be a success.

NZ Bloodstock announces exciting changes to sales and race day, but industry body says slow down.

Not Usual Trip scoots away with the spoils on debut

Not Usual Trip took no prisoners on his Ellerslie debut.

Logan-Gibbs team start day on a high with two-year-old debutant.

Jessiegee shows Trentham she has the family talent

Jessiegee shows off her exciting potential as she wins over 1600m at Trentham.

A swooping run by Jessiegee for victory has her trainer excited about the future.

Stewards have quiet day

South Island apprentice Amanda Morgan has received a second recent suspension for excessive use of the whip.

Stewards room action on both sides of the Tasman.

Five weekend racing talking points

Cambridge trainer Shelley Hale has achieved outstanding results with Seventh Up and the rest of her small team.

Excting gallopers emerge from weekend of black-type action.

Late birthday present for Queen

Queen Elizabeth II at Newbury Racecourse where Call To Mind won her a race.

Call To Mind gave the Queen a late birthday present.

Tommy's win No 15 in Gold Cup

Tommy Tucker and Jacob Lowry extended their wonderful record with victory in the Canterbury Gold Cup.

Tommy Tucker and Jacob Lowry a formidable duo.

Polarisation - Take two

Corey Brown got rewarded aboard Polarisation in the Sydney Cup rerun.

  English visitor Polarisation has won the re-run of the Sydney Cup at Randwick.

Easter goes to Hale and Cooksley

Seventh Up and "The Iceman" Grant Cooksley charge to a great win in the Manco Easter Stakes.

Easter Handicap an emotional win for Shelley Hale.

Championship and Champagne for trainers

The "real deal" Qiji Phoenix is ridden to Champagne Stakes success by Leith Innes.

Championship and Champagne for Logan and Gibbs team.

Bogus jockey escorted as Queen lunches

Queen Elizabeth II was at lunch when a member of the public was escorted from an English racecourse.

Bogus jockey escorted from paddock at English racecourse where Queen in attendance.

Lazarus in command

Lazarus, seen here winning the New Zealand Trotting Cup at Addington, won the Taylor Mile at Alexandra Park on Friday night.

Lazarus takes lead early, stays there for another Group 1 victory.

High flyer Parkes chases Easter goodies

Hiflyer, winning here on his home track Te Aroha, has impressive winning form for the Manco Easter Stakes at Ellerslie.

Lock hopes to be flying high after Easter Stakes.

Vela's Eminent a Guineas favourite

Sir Peter Vela has a live chance to win the English 2000 Guineas in his horse Eminent.

Prominent Kiwi racehorse owner Sir Peter Vela will take the third favourite towards one of England's biggest races.

Macca's bat gets a new name

Riverton jockey Rebecca Black was killed from injuries suffered in a race day fall at Gore in December.

What do former Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen and a horse named Coup Ray have in common?

Watch Collett in Riccarton features

Sam Collett has a strong book of rides for Riccarton headlined by Benzini and Prom Queen.

Top book of Riccarton rides for Matamata jockey Samantha Collett.

All Spice enters retirement

All Spice and his trackwork rider Kim Houston.

The racing career of veteran sprinter All Spice is over.

Second shot at Sydney Cup success

Sydney Cup contenders Mister Impatience (inside) and Pentathlon battled out the Wellington Cup finish at Trentham with ...

Brown out for repeat on Polarisation in rescheduled Sydney Cup.

Haigh confident High Quality can cope

High Quality's trainer Geoff Haigh has no fears about a testing Trentham track.

Haigh confident in High Quality's wet track ability.

Boost for racing codes

Racing Board chief executive John Allen says a $24 million boost to the racing codes is for stake money only.

NZ Racing Board gives a boost to racing stakes.

Orari trainer dies

Jockey Jillian Morris and  owner-trainer Graham Dobbs after a win with Ya Dreamin Jonesy.

South Canterbury trainer Graham Dobbs died on Wednesday night.

Logan team eyes Brisbane

Tavidream is a strong chance for the Valachi Dreams Championship Stakes at Ellerslie on Saturday.

Donna Logan is looking to campaign her five Ellerslie runners on Saturday in Brisbane this winter.

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