Racing

Melody Belle wins Oz debut

The combination of Opie Bosson and Melody Belle remain unbeaten on race day.

Kiwi filly takes her New Zealand form across the ditch and gives the locals a lesson with easy win.

Trentham challenge no worries for Chan

Gypsy Fair and Alfred Chan scamper to victory at Trentham.

Trentham luck for Gypsy Fair and Chan.

Tough slog for Haussmann in Foal Stakes

Haussmann is driven to the line by Vinnie Colgan (striped cap) to win the Champagne Stakes at Ellerslie.

Ellerslie presents tough slog for 2-year-olds in Foal Stakes.

Five from eight

Jacob Lowry rode three winners at Wingatui on Friday.

Frustrating day for Johnson in premiership race as White Robe team shine.

Draws favour favourites

Mark Purdon looks set to dominate on Harness Jewels day again in 2017.

Things just got much harder for anyone taking on the favourites in the Harness Jewels.

Weight a big concern

Chris Johnson will ride Bel Sorriso in Saturday's Trentham Gold Cup.

Weight the biggest concern for smart mare in Saturday's Trentham feature.

Iffida's black-type quest

Seventh Up's Brisbane trip is off but Shelley Hale has promising 2-year-old Iffida chasing black-type at Ellerslie.

Onus on Iffida to get Hale compensation after Seventh Up trip abandoned.

Kiwi invasion

Start Wondering will fly the Kiwi flag in the Group I Kingsford Smith Cup on Saturday.

Well traveled sprinter one of many Kiwis who can make the presence felt at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Tony Allan ready to relaunch career

Tony Allan spent the last 18 months with the Snowden stable in Sydney.

Jockey Tony Allan works hard for comeback to race riding.

Te Akau test Derby favourite's Brisbane luck

Shocking Luck and jockey Opie Bosson sealed favouritism for the Queensland Derby with an easy win in the Rough Habit Plate.

Eagle Farm challenge for Te Akau Racing's Derby fancy.

Winter Cup on the radar

Flying Sardine will race at Wingatui on Friday but her long-term aim is the Group III Winter Cup.

He's won the Winter Cup with an outsider before and now horse trainer looking to cause another shock in the race.

McDonald to fight on

James McDonald is taking his appeal against an 18-month disqualification to the NSW Supreme Court.

One Kiwi jockey heading to Supreme Court, the other to the surgery room.

Kiwi to make Oz debut

Bella Gioia will make her Australian debut in the Fred Best Classic at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Kiwi filly finally settled in and ready for Australian debut at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Cummings new Godolphin trainer

James Cummings, with wife Monica, celebrates after Prized Icon won the Victoria Derby in November.

Big shuffle in stables at Randwick, after James Cummings confirmed as Godolphin head trainer.

Statham gets knighthood

Kiwi sprinter Statham is now racing in Queensland and has been renamed Sir Statham.

Kiwi sprinter Statham is now Sir Statham after crossing the Tasman.

No horsing around for Culverwell

Geoff Culverwell of Harper Road Equestrian with horses Via Dolorosa and Audi.

Geoff Culverwell is a remedial equine muscle therapist.

Johnson eyes premiership title

Jockey Chris Johnson is making a big move on the jockeys' premiership table.

Johnson prepared to go extra mile in quest for national jockeys' premiership.

Benzini ready for action

Rosie Myers riding Benzini wins last year's Brisbane Cup.

Benzini is in good order to further his Brisbane record.

Winx deserves to be Hall Of Famer

Champion Chris Waller-trained mare Winx has earned her Hall Of Fame place.

OPINION: Not everyone agrees, but Winx deserves her place in Australian racing Hall of Fame.

Payne receives international award

Michelle Payne has been awarded an international honour.

Michelle Payne has been honoured with an international award.

Steeples king too good

Kevin Myers won all three of the steeplechase races around New Zealand over the weekend.

Our racing reporters revisit the main talking points from the weekend on both sides of the Tasman.

Great Western win well-earned

Shaun Fannin is unbeaten in the Great Western Steeplechase with two wins from as many rides.

Shaun Fannin's spent most of the last 24 hours travelling but a second Great Western win makes it worthwhile.

Johnson lets rip at Rotorua

Canterbury jockey Chris Johnson rode three Rotorua winners topped off by Let Her Rip's win in the day's fillies and ...

Tough mare benefits from Johnson's magic touch in Rotorua Stakes.

Gatu's Cup judgement spot on

Viktoria Gatu continues her winning ways with Pacorus in the Rotorua Cup.

No worries for Gatu as Pacorus back to best.

Upset in Preakness Stakes

Cloud Computing finishes over the top of Classic Empire to win the Preakness Stakes.

Outsider gets up on the line in Preakness Stakes as favourite finishes down the field.

'James' shows fighting spirit video

Will Gordon and Thenamesbond (right) about to take the lead back from Ooee and Aaron Kuru.

Tough hurdler was falling back through the field at the home turn before he found another gear and delivered special win.

Ladies First home first

Ladies First and Lisa Allpress pull away to score a two-length James Bull Rangitikei Gold Cup victory.

Speedy lightweight proves too quick on heavy track at Awapuni in Gold Cup.

Spectacular fall no joke video

The Big Opal and Shaun Fannin on their way to victory in the Waikato Steeplechase.

Front runner holds on as second place horse spectacularly crashes out at last fence.

RIU defends cobalt charges

RIU boss says the cobalt cases in New Zealand harness racing are not comparable.

Comparing cobalt cases is "drawing a long bow", says RIU boss.

Pride of Croatia

Fair Script will carry the colours of the Croatian flag in the Waikato Steeplechase at Te Rapa on Saturday.

Colours of Croatia to be carried in jumping features at Te Rapa.

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