MATT MARKHAM - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt might have taken the length of the Riccarton straight, but that was all Darryl Bradley needed to ensure Emerald Queen went home a winner.
MATT MARKHAM - © Fairfax NZ NewsIn a fitting farewell to one of the best in the business, I Can Doosit bows out wearing a medal.
A little more luck and fewer opposition could be the key to success for Captain Todd at Riccarton today.
He might be giving away a few years to young rivals, but Pembrook Benny's not ready for the rocking chair.
With the chance to drive one of the country's best horses Blair Orange intends to make the most of it.
Coup Align had to be put down at Riccarton this week after he broke a shoulder during routine trackwork.
Owner Terry McDonald knew Terror To Love was in trouble even before the start of the A$750,000 Miracle Mile.
Noel Harris is the new rider for Final Touch in the $200,000 Captain Cook Stakes at Trentham on Saturday.
The New Zealand-born horse trainer who was complicit in one of Australia's most notorious betting scandals has had his lifetime ban from the country's racecourses lifted after 29 years.
Trainer Murray Baker admires Lady Kipling for her honesty but admits it's going to be hard now for her to bag a Group One win.
It was always the Christmas present you left ‘til last. Not because it was the most expensive. Not because it was the best.
Donna Logan uncovered another filly to tackle the rich fillies races when Rising Romance upset at long odds at Ellerslie yesterday but some terrible news last week will stop her stable from enjoying the run-up to Christmas like last year with Habibi.
Trainer Stephen McKee admits there have been times he has cursed Little Wonder's owner for insisting he stays a colt.
Kevin Chapman has put up the "punters beware" sign ahead of Locharburn's northern debut at Alexandra Park.
Nigel McGrath isn't the type of horse trainer who gets too caught up in the numbers.
Chris Johnson has been suspended for six riding days following his win on Final Touch.
BARRY LICHTER - © Fairfax NZ NewsFinal Touch has done everything for owner Karen Parsons - except for one thing that the super sprinter can't do.
BARRY LICHTER - © Fairfax NZ NewsAt the weigh-in stalls one syndicate's hopes soared and at the other end of the course, the dreams of another were quite literally shattered.
BARRY LICHTER - © Fairfax NZ NewsVillain one minute, saint the next, people were attracted to him because he was such a lot of fun.
© Fairfax NZ NewsThe scratching of Postmans Daughter for a raceday treatment comes after horses allowed to run Melbourne Cup.
BARRY LICHTER - © Fairfax NZ NewsIf trainer Lance Noble hadn't forgiven Annie Higgins before, he most certainly will now.
BARRY LICHTER - © Fairfax NZ NewsWaterford gave TAB bookies a blood nose when she turned on an electrifying late sprint yesterday.
Injuries robbed Averil's Quest of the chance to bag any age group riches but that may change.
BARRY LICHTER - © Fairfax NZ NewsInjuries robbed Averil's Quest of the chance to bag any age group riches but owner-trainer Rod MacKenzie is still hopeful.
Brent Mangos has reached for a gear change to help Bettor Cover Lover adjust to the heat in Perth.
BARRY LICHTER - © Fairfax NZ NewsTrainer Brent Mangos has reached for an unusual gear change to help Bettor Cover Lover adjust to the crippling heat in Perth.
Black Caviar's half-brother, a two-year-old colt known as Jimmy, appears to be on the mend.
MATT MARKHAM - © Fairfax NZ NewsRobbie Hannam made a prediction on Saturday that the Mohua Premier will be a race every jockey wants to win.
MATT MARKHAM - © Fairfax NZ NewsA lightning bolt, an insurance payout and some good old fashioned luck played a part in Costa Viva's 1000 Guineas win at Riccarton on Saturday.
MATT MARKHAM - © Fairfax NZ NewsRick Williams summed up in one line what everyone else was thinking at Riccarton on Saturday following Spring Cheer's win in the 150th New Zealand Cup.
The half-brother of Australia's unbeaten champion race horse Black Caviar is battling for his life.
ASHLEIGH STEWART - © Fairfax NZ NewsEsteemed horse trainer Michael Pitman will be competing in memory of his son who died suddenly.
MATT MARKHAM - © Fairfax NZ NewsThree years after their fathers achieved Dominion Handicap glory, Mark Jones and Master Lavros will attempt to do the same today at Addington.
Donna Logan has no doubts a little divine intervention played its part in Durham Town's Stewards Stakes win at Riccarton yesterday.
Gary Alton is just happy to be here.
If Tim Butt was looking for a horse to fit the bill of Australasian racing then he's found one in Danish super-trotter Peak.
Mark Purdon knows Adore Me is more than capable of taking on the big guns in Friday's Group I New Zealand Free-For-All, but that doesn't mean she will.
MATT MARKHAM - © Fairfax NZ NewsTerry McDonald reckons he's not biased when he says Terror To Love's third New Zealand Trotting Cup victory is one of the greatest he has ever seen.
Terror To Love claimed his third NZ Trotting Cup in sensational style at Addington.
MATT MARKHAM - © Fairfax NZ NewsGary Alton is just happy to be here instead of sitting at home with the horse in the paddock.
The New Zealand Trotting Cup is premier two-mile harness race in the country.
Gallant eight-year-old pacer will have it all to do again in Tuesday's New Zealand Cup.
MATT MARKHAM - © Fairfax NZ NewsShane Tritton and Lauren Panella are the perfect combination for the New Zealand Cup.
Terry Taylor is happy just to have a runner in today's New Zealand Cup field.
Sport, especially racing, loves a fairytale and today Blair Orange and Highview Tommy could be it.
Winning at Riccarton on Saturday didn't earn Esprit D'Or a day off yesterday.
Stephen McKee hopes punters will see the real Burnt Orange in the $400,000 Two Thousand Guineas.
Premiership-winning female jockey dies after she fell from her horse at a race meet.
Tony McCoy celebrated his 4,000th career win on Thursday, cementing his status as Britain's most successful jumps jockey.
MATT MARKHAM - © Fairfax NZ NewsRising pacing star Christen Me landed the last hefty blow ahead of next week's New Zealand Trotting Cup.