Australian takes aim at Jewels

Auckland horseman Barry Purdon is looking after Australian pacer My Kiwi Mate.

My Kiwi Mate has run two splendid races in the lead up to the Harness Jewels on June 4.

Te Rapa jumps rehearsal

Daniel Miller pictured winning aboard Upper Cut in the Manawatu Steeplechase last season, was among the riders to school ...

Te Rapa hosts start of northern jumps season.

Ichiban number one at Te Rapa

Graeme Rogerson combined with his wife Debbie to win with Ichiban at Te Rapa on Saturday and will be back next weekend ...

Ichiban number one after tooth and nail battle in juvenile race.

Myers sends team to Riverton

Riverton Racing Club committee members Don Wilson, left, and Graham Watkinson set up a hurdle ahead of Wednesday's race ...

Krase, who won the Australian Steeplechase in Melbourne, will be in action at Riverton on Wednesday.

Mackintosh and Hutchings in form

Rory Hutchings thrilled with his win on Soriano in the Group 1 Herbie Dyke Stakes at Te Rapa before his departure to ...

Mackintosh gives Aussies something to suck on.

Aussie sprint champ wins in HK

Tommy Berry roars with delight after riding Chautauqua to victory in the Chairman's Sprint Prize at Sha Tin, Hong Kong.

Aussie star Chautauqua too good in Hong Kong sprint.

Lawrence achieves unique Group I treble

Arch (left) and Gloria Lawrence (second left) scored a unique treble in the Wanganui Distance Final.

A unique hat trick of Group 1 wins completed by Cambridge greyhound trainer Arch Lawrence.

Ryan Jim books Hawke's Bay ticket

Ryan Jim and jockey Hayden Tinsley sprint clear of their Hastings rivals.

Exciting Ryan Jim books his ticket to the Hawkes Bay Spring Carnival

Xtravagant, Rasa Lila win Te Rapa features

Jockey Matt Cameron adopted new tactics on boom 3-year-old colt Xtravagant at Te Rapa on Saturday, winning the Cambridge ...

Xtravagant provides X factor, Rasa Lila scores deserved win at Te Rapa.

Silhouette Noir's win a beauty

Sam Wynne rides Silhouette Noire to victory at Riccarton. Wynne was at Te Rapa on Saturday and gave winning jockey Trudy ...

Somervell's therapy brings a beauty result with Silhouette Noir.

Rasa Lila prevails in Travis Stakes

Rasa Lila got her reward in the Travis Stakes at Te Rapa after an unlucky run in the previous week's Easter Stakes.

Rasa Lila delivers in Travis Stakes.

Xtravagant does the expected

Glamour colt Xtravagant lived up to the hype with a strong win at Te Rapa on Saturday.

Glamour colt Xtravagant lives up to the hype at Te Rapa.

Monbet victorious in Rowe Cup

Monbet and reinsman Ricky May won the Group I Rowe Cup at Alexandra Park on Friday night.

High class trotter Monbet was far too good for his opposition in the Rowe Cup on Friday night.

Xtravagant's future plans under discussion

Matt Cameron rides Xtravagant in an exhibition gallop at Te Aroha in preparation for Te Rapa this weekend.

Xtravagant's future plans under discussion after Te Rapa.

Celebrity Miss the Travis watch horse

Celebrity Miss wins at Te Rapa in her last campaign.

Celebrity Miss upset factor in Travis.

Marsh has No More Tears ready

Stephen Marsh has No More Tears primed and ready to add to her Australian black-type record.

Stephen Marsh-trained No More Tears has an opportunity to claim further Australian black-type on Saturday.

Hogan announces Tavistock's fee

Tavistock wins the Group I Waikato Draught Sprint at Te Rapa in his racing days.

Tavistock in high demand.

Dominant favourites feature at Park

Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen have an incredible seven runners in the Group I Sires Stakes Fillies Championships.

Host of talent on show at Alexandra Park.

Serious Satire on song for Breeders

Danielle Johnson's injury has left the way clear for Michael McNab to ride Serious Satire this weekend.

Xtravagant all the rage in Breeders Stakes.

Collett the go-to jockey

Sam Collett, who has a strong book of rides for the Tarsha and Michael Stokes stable at Blenheim on Friday.

Distance suits Maia's Choice at Blenheim.

Hogan has Travis quinella chance

Abidewithme, with jockey Michael McNab standing high in the irons, scores in last year's Travis Stakes.

With a stroke of luck Sir Patrick can quinella Travis.

Wynne dreams of northern success

Samantha Wynne's back-to-back Riverton Cup wins on Miss Three Stars will be eclipsed if she wins at Te Rapa this weekend.

Wynne wants to head home to Ireland a winner.

Lawrence dominates Distance Final

Greyhound staying action hits Whanganui on Friday night.

Lawrence domination to continue at Whanganui.

Jones misses fillies Group I tilt for boxing ring

Mark Jones is hoping to have his arm raised in victory in the boxing ring to make up for missing Delightful Memphis' run ...

When Delightful Memphis contests a Group I in Auckland her trainer will be fighting in Hornby

Christen Me Sydney-bound

Christen Me (Dexter Dunn) will have a winter campaign in Australia.

Christen Me is heading to Sydney for the Len Smith Mile on June 26.

Racing Gold Cup festival planned

Plans are afoot to make racing at Awapuni bigger and smarter than on Boxing Day.

A proposed racing festival for Palmerston North has emerged as the top issue from the city council's draft Annual Plan.

Nikolic bids to be a jockey again

Australian rider Danny Nikolic celebrates after winning the Singapore Airlines International Cup on Mummify in 2005.

Judge says Danny Nikolic's self-control one of the key questions in his court case as he bids to return to riding.

Johnson's riding return uncertain

Danielle Johnson's return to the saddle is being hindered by a hand injury.

Extent of Danielle Johnson's hand injury still uncertain.

Air points coming up for Hiflyer

Hiflyer, winning here at Te Aroha, has the Grafton Guineas on his winter programme.

Hiflyer wins at Te Teko trials as Peter Lock firms up on Aussie plans.

In for the full count

Full Count, who is a good chance at Wingatui on Wednesday.

Full Count will be out to make up for a bewildering run by his stablemate Sureasyouwereborn last weekend when he races at Wingatui on Wednesday.

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