Racing

Pukekohe Park preparing to host race meeting under level 3

The thoroughbred race meeting will be held even if Auckland remains at Covid-19 alert level 3.

Well-being and work opportunities for Auckland racing industry behind 'unique' meeting to be held even if Auckland remains at level 3.

Racehorse owners hoping for third time lucky in Melbourne Cup

The Dennis brothers, of Southland, from left, Tony, Ray, Martin and Joe, are in the ownership of Melbourne Cup runner ...

Southland-owned stayer The Chosen One with be lining up in the Melbourne Cup for the third time next week.

Kiwi sculpture gets go-ahead

Fridtjof Hanson at work on his sculpture of 1983 Melbourne Cup winner Kiwi, which is now being bronzed and will be ...

The family of a New Plymouth sculptor are delighted his tribute to racehorse hero Kiwi is to be installed in South Taranaki as he wished.

State Of Rest edges out Anamoe to win Cox Plate after protest dismissed

John Allen riding State of Rest (centre) defeats Anamoe and Verry Elleegant (L) in the Cox Plate.

The New Zealand horses failed to come through in a controversial Cox Plate, with the raid from Ireland being successful.

Favourite Zaaki scratched from Cox Plate

Cox Plate favourite Zaaki has been withdrawn from the race.

An elevated temperature has forced the WS Cox Plate scratching of Zaaki, a long-time favourite to win the $5 million race.

Injury-plagued horse sparks 'what-if' questions

Retired Southland harness racing star, U May Cullect, with trainer Kirstin Barclay and owner Tom Kilkelly. [File photo].

U May Cullect trainer Kirstin Barclay says retiring the star horse wasn't a particularly difficult decision given they had the horse's best interests at heart.

Cantabrians encouraged to 'make the most' of Cup and Show week, just not in person video

Bre Poulter runs Lend The Label, an online garment renting business. She is usually flat out ahead of Cup Week.

Spectators won't be allowed in, but it's hoped Cantabrians will still dress up and hit the champagne breakfasts.

Female jockey alleges bullying in British weighing room video

Jockey Bryony Frost, pictured at Worcester racecourse in May, has alleged she was bullied and harassed by a male rider.

Bryony Scott claims she was bullied and harassed by a male jockey, whose lawyer has claimed it will be impossible for him to get a fair hearing.

Co-owner Sir Steve Hansen likens Nature Strip to Sonny Bill Williams after Everest win video

Former All Blacks coach Sir Steve Hansen has compared his Nature Strip horse with another “great athlete” in Sonny Bill ...

Parked up in a Tokyo airport, it was a "pretty emotional day" for the former All Blacks coach, as his horse claimed the world's richest race on turf.

Decision time nears for racing club

Southland Racing Club president Sean Bellew says the call on whether the club's off track event, Christmas at the Races, ...

Southland Racing Club officials are to decide on October 30 on whether its big social event for the public, Christmas at the Races, will go ahead.

Incentivise scores commanding $5m Caulfield Cup win video

Brett Prebble rides Incentivise to win the Caulfield Cup.

Hot favourite Incentivise powered down the home straight to triumph in the 2400m classic and will chase the Melbourne Cup double.

Nature Strip wins the $15 million Everest for part-owner Sir Steve Hansen video

James McDonald and Nature Strip after winning the $15 million Everest at Royal Randwick racecourse in Sydney.

Co-owned by the former All Blacks coach, the horse confirmed its standing as the best sprinting thoroughbred in Australia.

Savy Yong Blonk too crisp in Livamol Classic

Savy Yong Blonk stretches bravely as she takes out the Gr.1 Livamol Classic (2040m) at Hastings.

A picture-perfect ride by Danielle Johnson ensured the quality staying mare scored a Gr.1 win in Hastings.

Cox Plate winner dies after trackwork gallop

Glenn Boss riding Sir Dragonet celebrates after winning the Cox Plate last October.

The 2020 WS Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet has been euthanised after suffering an injury in an exercise gallop.

Late wife's advice pays off for racehorse owner

Nathan Williamson drives Pembrook Playboy to victory in the Invercargill Cup in January.

An 83-year-old Invercargill man could soon have his biggest moment in racing.

Man outruns horse at Sydney race meeting video

Rohan Browning beats Lost And Running in the 'Fastest Race on Turf' at Royal Randwick in Sydney.

Rohan Browning emerged from two weeks in hotel quarantine to smoke The Everest hope Lost And Running in a curtain raiser to Saturday’s $15.8m sprint.

Why Olympic rower Emma Twigg definitely wasn't going to do the painting

The couple have repainted the house to freshen it up. The garage is painted in Dulux Okaritō.

After competing in four Olympic Games and finally taking home the single sculler gold from Tokyo, Twigg and her wife are enjoying some downtime together.

Lifetime interest in horse racing

Willy Calder with the South Island Thoroughbred Breeder of the Year trophy that he and his wife Karen won in 2020 and 2018.

Willy Calder’s love of racing began as a boy picking up discarded betting tickets at the races and checking the results to see if any were worth money.

Winton Jockey Club official retires

The Michael House-trained gallopers, Benny Lincoln, left, ridden by Nicci Brown, and Master Lincoln, ridden by Chris ...

One of the Winton Jockey Club’s longest serving officials has stepped down from the committee.

Jockey back in winner's circle

Trainer Stephen Blair-Edie and apprentice jockey Amless Bohorun with their Gore winner, The Good Shepherd.

Apprentice jockey Amless Bohorun thought he would never ride again after suffering a serious race fall.

Covid uncertainty threatens Christchurch's Cup and Show Week video

Race events at Riccarton Park racecourse in 2020.

Races without punters, no agricultural show, and struggling businesses missing out on the lucrative week which that could keep help them afloat.

Addington Cup Week 2021 may go ahead without punters video

Planning for Addington Cup Week is still going ahead, but it may be held with no spectators. (File photo)

Ticket sales are on hold under alert level 2 and the event may be held without spectators for the first time in its 117-year history.

House Of Cartier claims feature on Palmerston North home track

House Of Cartier, in the white hood, storms to victory in the Gr 3 Boehringer Ingelheim Metric Mile at Awapuni on Saturday.

The underrated Manawatū mare has marked her return to racing in emphatic fashion.

Colorado Star on target for Riccarton feature after Awapuni win

Colorado Star has the situation well under control as he heads for the winning post at Awapuni on Saturday.

The 6-year-old unwound stylishly to put the result beyond doubt in a few strides as he eased to the line two lengths clear of Lady Kartel

Greyhound racing in Whanganui suspended

Greyhound racing at Hatrick Raceway in Whanganui has been suspended.

Greyhound Racing New Zealand has indefinitely suspended racing at Hatrick Raceway in Whanganui.

Southland racehorse breeders celebrate

Southland racehorse breeders Karen and Willy Calder and trainer Lisa Vaughan, right, with their galloper Asathought ...

A racehorse bred by Bluff fisherman Willy Calder has sold for an online world record of $4.1 million.

Taplins begin northern raid

Ritani will contest the Gr.3 Boehringer Ingelheim Metric Mile at Awapuni on Saturday.

Isla Bank trainers Ian and Kerry Taplin will begin their northern assault at Awapuni on Saturday when they contest the Gr.3 Boehringer Ingelheim Metric Mile (1600m).

Champion Kiwi racehorse Avantage sells for record $4.1 million in online auction video

Avantage ridden by Opie Bosson returns to scale after winning the JR & N Berkett Telegraph during Wellington Cup Day at ...

Global breeding giant Coolmore makes a monster bid for the nine-time group one winner after an injury-enforced retirement.

Community board says no to greyhound racing at Christchurch's QEII Park video

Greyhound Racing NZ still wants to build a straight track in Canterbury, despite QEII being ruled out.

Greyhound Racing NZ is still pushing ahead with plans to build a straight track in Canterbury - but it won't be at QEII.

Prize-winning greyhound tests positive for horse drug video

The greyhound racing industry was recently put on notice by Racing Minister Grant Robertson (file photo).

Willene Bale's trainer was fined after she tested positive for ketoprofen after a race in July - but he claims she picked it up from contaminated meat.

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