Peter McKay never thought he'd get another horse as good as Alamosa.
OPINION: Wow. Just wow.
Matamata colt Puccini has held his place at the top of the TAB's TV3 New Zealand Derby market after yesterday drawing barrier three.
Survived has had a surprise switch of stables, writes Tim Ryan.
Premiership-leading jockey Matthew Cameron will today have a dress rehearsal for tomorrow's $750,000 TV3 New Zealand Derby - riding a mechanical horse.
Michael Coleman has revealed how he nearly cost himself the ride on leading New Zealand Derby contender Rising Romance. Racing editor Aidan Rodley reports.
Jan McGiven never had any great ambitions to train.
Ian Hogan can't believe his luck.
Jockey Sam Spratt and 90-year-old owner Arthur Avis stole the show on Matamata Breeders’ Stakes day. Aidan Rodley reports.
Top jockey Matthew Cameron was hurt at yesterday’s Matamata trials but he’s adamant he’ll ride in Saturday’s New Zealand Derby, writes Aidan Rodley.
Four Matamata fillies will mount an offensive against six visiting fillies in Saturday's Gr II $100,000 J Swap Matamata Breeders' Stakes (1200m).
A multi-million Sydney campaign awaits star Cambridge stayer Silent Achiever.
Matamata colt Puccini showed he was on song for next month’s Gr I New Zealand Derby with his third Guineas win at Ellerslie on Saturday, writes Aidan Rodley.
Outspoken racing personality Rob McAnulty yesterday settled his debt stemming from personal attacks on two high-profile racing administrators but don't expect him to be gagged any time soon.
Samantha Collett is hoping Steel Rose can again bloom on Matamata Breeders’ Stakes day, writes Aidan Rodley.
Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie will chase the Avondale Cup and Guineas double at Ellerslie tomorrow. Racing editor Aidan Rodley reports.
The aches and pains of old age weren't going to stop Syd Brown making the trip back home from Sydney for the New Zealand Racing Hall Of Fame gala dinner at SkyCity in Hamilton last night.
Talented Cambridge filly Hera will do her future racing in Australia, writes Aidan Rodley.
A rapturous reception awaited Viadana as the Matamata mare and jockey Craig Grylls returned to scale after winning Saturday's Gr I $200,000 NRM Sprint (1400m) at Te Rapa.
A bouncy Hera yesterday gave Cambridge trainer Roger James reason to reconsider plans to sent her straight to the paddock.
Costume was a perfect fit at Te Rapa on Saturday.
It was a public display of affection in the extreme.
It's time for Chambord to stamp himself as a genuine New Zealand Derby contender, says Matamata trainer Jason Bridgman.
AIDAN RODLEY - © Fairfax NZ NewsWhile the momentum of one his New Zealand Derby candidates was stopped in its tracks at Te Rapa on Saturday, the progress of another key contender continues to please Matamata trainer Jason Bridgman.
Trevor Cruz showed his training prowess at Te Rapa on Saturday, writes Aidan Rodley.
Puccini has become a leading contender for next month’s $750,000 NZ Derby after winning Saturday’s Waikato Guineas, writes Aidan Rodley.
Vinnie Colgan is back in town for International day at Te Rapa on Saturday, writes Aidan Rodley.
Mark Sweeney has done his form and he believes he can be an asset to Postmans Daughter in Saturday's Gr I $200,000 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa.
Veterinarians have moved to assure Waikato horse owners that an outbreak of equine herpes has minimal potential to spread.
Matt Cameron is out to make personal history at Te Rapa tomorrow.
Matamata trainers Ken and Bev Kelso are keen to extend their “lucky period” at Te Rapa tomorrow, writes racing editor Aidan Rodley.
A buyer with "champagne taste and a beer budget" waited till close to the end of the first day of the select sale at Karaka yesterday to make his first strike.
A kid from Huntly with no inclination towards horses or racing is about to take the Sydney turf by storm.
Cricket stars Brendon McCullum and Kyle Mills were keen observers for the opening session of the Karaka yearling sales yesterday.
A wag yesterday suggested that New Zealand Bloodstock ought to insure David Ellis, such was his impact on the Karaka premier yearling sales.
Graeme and Debbie Rogerson stuck to what they knew at Karaka today.
David Ellis dominated the Karaka sales ring yesterday.
Cambridge Stud turned for home in front at Karaka yesterday.
Tough times don't last - tough people do.
Matamata trainer Jason Bridgman had no doubt that unbeaten Darci Brahma gelding O'Darci was headed to Gr I level.
Next month's Waikato Sprint will be called the NRM Sprint after the Waikato Racing Club signed the animal feeds company as a new sponsor for its banner weight-for-age sprint.
Cambridge’s Mike and Helen Moran will chase racetrack and sale-ring glory in Auckland this weekend. Racing editor Aidan Rodley reports.
For 31 years, Sir Patrick Hogan had held Cambridge Stud's yearling sales rivals at bay with a wooden chair and a stockwhip.
Several top Australian-based jockeys will converge on Ellerslie on Sunday, writes Aidan Rodley.
A Thames double has promoted the chance of a feature Trentham double for two South Auckland gallopers, writes Aidan Rodley.
Waikato gallopers claimed the special conditions maiden double at Ellerslie.
Steve Scott lived a dream at Ellerslie yesterday.
It wasn't the red-letter day it could have been but Cambridge trainers Tony Pike and Mark Donoghue still enjoyed a memorable day at Ellerslie yesterday.
Redemption was sweet for Mark Du Plessis as he guided Waikato filly Bounding to Gr I Railway Stakes success at Ellerslie yesterday. Racing editor Aidan Rodley reports.
Railway Stakes thrills were not enough for Tirau's Gary Harding on Wednesday.