Strong Australian interest looks set to bolster this year's Sale of the Stars which rolls into Christchurch for two days of selling, despite a strong Kiwi dollar.
Defending champion Nashville will have a change of rider in the $200,000 Group I Haunui Farm Classic (1600m) at Otaki on Saturday.
The enormity of the task tomorrow night hasn't been lost on West Melton trainers, Graham and Paul Court when they chuck a sulky on stable stars at Addington.
New Zealand Derby hope El Doute is on target for his final lead-up race in the Avondale Guineas at Ellerslie on Saturday.
North Canterbury three-year-old Return To Sender will back up at Winton on Friday after winning in track record time at Wyndham on Sunday.
Anthony Butt had good news from both sides of the Tasman yesterday.
In his 95th career start, Michael Pitman-trained runner shows energy of an early two-year-old at Timaru Stakes.
Glamour pacer Terror To Love made a successful return to racing in last night's $50,000 Northern Southland Cup at Ascot Park.
Don't try and get a hold of the Pitman's this weekend, they're not home.
Jamie Gameson refuses to admit his star pacer Here We Go Again is running for second money when she tackles champion mare, Adore Me, at Addington tonight.
A country grass track cup might not seem the most likely of lead-ups for a rich four-year-old feature. But for brilliant pacer Border Control it's exactly what the doctor ordered.
The ladies will be looking to get one up on their male counterparts in today's $50,000 Timaru Cup.
It might have started with a little terror, but the New Zealand Trotting Cup of 2013 soon turned to nothing but love on the second Tuesday of November.
Welcome to the big time, Arden Rooney.
On a day where his late father was remembered for his life-long involvement with West Coast racing, Jimmy Curtin stole the show at Westport and claimed the day's feature, the Westport Cup with his pacer Maximan.
Champion South Island mare Final Touch is heading home, but a shot at defending her Telegraph Handicap title isn't off the radar yet.
Leading South Island jockey, Chris Johnson, has been suspended for six riding days following his win on Final Touch in the Group II Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes at Pukekohe on Saturday.
Nigel McGrath isn't the type of horse trainer who gets too caught up in the numbers, but even the Weedons horseman had to confess his figures on the weekend were impressive.
Rick 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.
A 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.