Golden Gate returns to Forbury Park

John Ryan trains Golden Gate at Gore.

Golden Gate is tipped to win the main trotters' race at Fobury Park on Friday night.

Liefting aims high with Danza Lad

Danza Lad is being set for the Grand National Hurdles at Riccarton in August.

The Grand National Hurdles is planned for Pukekohe jumper Danza Lad.

Eynon to ride Lucky Tonight

Jumps jockey Richard Eynon

Ex-Kiwi Richard Eynon will ride Cambridge jumper Lucky Tonight in a steeplechase at Casterton, Victoria, on Sunday.

Nine starters for Hawke's Bay Steeplechase

Brer, left, and Sea King jump the last brush in the Waikato Steeplechase in May. Sea King went on to win.

The $50,000 Hawke's Bay Steeplechase and Hurdle are feature races at Hastings on Saturday.

Racing briefs

A race field heads for the winning post at Arawa Park, Rotorua, this season.

Bad weather has forced the abandonment of Wednesday's race meeting at Rotorua.

Reduction in race days

Kildangan and rider Doni Prastiyou score an easy win at Omakau during the summer.

The Central Otago Racing Club will only have one race day next season.

Wooden Edge wins first start

Viktoria Gatu brings Wooden Edge back to the birdcage after winning at Te Awamutu on Sunday.

Wooden Edge posted a winning debut at Te Awamutu

Impulsive Habit ready

Cambridge trainer Lee Somervell

A successful plan from the past is being used with promising two-year-old Impulsive Habit.

Trackside work ends for Hillis and Lilley

Pauline Hillis and Dave Lilley worked a combined 50 years for Trackside television.

Two familar faces will be missing at southern race meetings next season.

Race organisers 'marooned in sea of offending'

Central Otago Trotting Club president Graham Sinnamon gives evidence at a hearing for a special license for the Omakau ...

Omakau Race organisers are "marooned in a sea of offending" and could face a $20,000 fine for breaching liquor laws.

Live To Tell kept busy

Bruce Negus, the trainer of Live To Tell.

With 38 starts, Live To Tell has raced the most in New Zealand harness racing this season.

Barnes reaches century

Courtney Barnes brought up the 100th win of her career at Riccarton on Saturday.

South Island jockey looking for another star to boost her up to the next milestone.

Finalists confirmed

Fanatic, left, and Sofia Rosa are among eight finalists for Champion Three-Year-Old at the New Zealand Racing Awards in ...

Hard choices lie ahead for the judges of the natonal racing awards.

Rogerson's first ride

Bailey Rogerson is looking forward to riding at Wingatui on Thursday.

Bailey Rogerson and her mother, Michelle Northcott, have rides in the same race at Wingatui on Thursday.

Gatu on career high

Viktoria Gatu got her weekend rolling aboard Pacorus at Tauranga.

Young jockey has weekend of her career.

Gust Of Wind for Melbourne Cup

Sir Owen Glenn's Gust Of Wind, winner of The Australian Oaks, has been set for the Melbourne Cup by trainer John Sargent.

New Zealand-owned Gust Of Wind chases history.

Sultan Of Swing stable change

Sultan Of Swing has been transferred to the Shaune Ritchie stable.

Talented three-year-old changes stable.

Houston looks for lucky break

Shelley Houston will this week attempt to put a setback to Lucky Tonight's Australian campaign behind her.

Lucky Tonight making progress after setback in Victoria.

Trainers excited by young talent

The Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs-trained Wyndspelle is likely to be aimed at the 2000 Guineas at Riccarton.

Leading trainers set for big three-year-old season.

Next start looms for Our Waikiki Beach

Driver and co-trainer Mark Purdon and part-owner Trevor Casey have had huge success with Our Waikiki Beach.

Our Waikiki Beach returns to racing at Menangle on Tuesday week.

Tyler's dream season continues

The Kelvin Tyler-trained Lochan Ora pulls away to win the Amberley Cup in the hands of stable apprentice Kevin Kalychurun.

South Island trainer still pinching himself as dream season continues.

Christen Me brave in defeat

Christen Me (Dexter Dunn) kicked off his Brisbane campaign with a third at Albion Park on Saturday night.

Christen Me, who ran third on Saturday night, will have his next Brisbane start on July 9.

Flooding washes out harness meeting

Surface flooding covers the inside of the Waterlea Raceway's harness racing track on Sunday.

Harness meeting washed out by surface flooding.

Wooden Edge emerges from humble beginnings

Cambridge trainer Chris Wood had a successful weekend which included a win with Wooden Edge the horse from humble origins.

"Explosive unit" from humble beginnings to debut victory.

Summer's Day brightens damp Tauranga

Summer's Day ploughs to victory for Tony Pike in the Tauranga Classic.

Summer's Day shines at wet Tauranga.

McDonald wins big in UK

James McDonald has won the Northumberland Plate aboard potential Melbourne Cup mount Antiquarium.

Kiwi jockey gets first win in UK and has Melbourne Cup in mind.

Lochan Ora shows class

Kevin Kalychurun and Lochan Ora pull away to win the Greenwood Amberley Cup.

Riverton visitor emerges as a winning Winter Cup chance.

Summer's Day shines on Classic winter's day

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike had another successful day in a great season with Summer's Day winning the Tauranga Classic.

Classy mare captures Classic in style.

Kiwifruit Cup overflows with McBeth's joy

New Plymouth galloper Katie McKeen ridden by Robbie Hannam spaced Saturday's Kiwifruit Cup field.

Heavy track no problem for Katie and "The Pope".

Court and Orange dominate Blenheim

A Blair Orange treble at Blenheim has given him six wins in less than 24 hours following a hat-rick at Forbury Park on ...

Trainer-driver combination can continue dominance on day two at Blenheim.

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