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A Southland farm with a race course video

Derek Adams, a former owner of the old Wairio racecourse, with its members' grandstand in the background.

Family buys a farm and back in the day it also came with a race course.

Disgraced trainer banned for seven years after injecting two horses on race day video

Jesse Alford injected horses he trained with formalin, a banned substance.

Jesse Alford was caught injecting two horses with a prohibited substance on race day.

Latta trains 1000th NZ winner

Platinum Star provides Lisa Latta with her 1000th New Zealand training success.

A barnstorming late run by 3-year-old filly Platinum Star that carried her to a maiden victory also brought up a special milestone for trainer Lisa Latta.

Price close to his finish line video

Outgoing starter Kerrin Price on his stand ready to send a race field on its way at the Riverton races on Thursday.

In 30 years of working on the starting gates Kerrin Price has only been kicked once.

Racehorse re-homing charity condemns industry issues, but needs help video

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Carl Markham, Stable to Stirrup Charitable Trust chair and Laura Burrell who ...

A charity that gives standardbreds a second chance says doping can leave mental and physical scars, and want guilty trainers banned from racing.

Animal rights group calls for trainer caught injecting horses to face criminal charges

Jesse Alford injected horses he trained with formalin, a banned substance.

Jesse Alford was caught in a covert operation injecting two horses with a banned substance on a race day.

Banned harness racing figure caught in breach of disqualification

Matt Anderson is currently banned from racecourses due to his criminal offending.

A champion harness racing driver has been caught working with horses despite a two-year ban imposed after he was convicted of choking a woman.

Harness racing trainer caught on camera injecting horse in undercover sting

Jesse Alford injected horses he trained with formalin, a banned substance.

Details of a covert sting that caught Jesse Alford injecting two horses with a prohibited substance red-handed have emerged as authorities call for a nine-year ban.

Melbourne racing for Dr Velocious

Dr Velocious, the winner of three races for Riverton trainers Kelvin and Aimee Tyler, is on his way to the Melbourne ...

Dr Velocious has left the Riverton stable of Kelvin and Aimee Tyler to race in Melbourne.

MPI won't chase greyhound trainer whose dog ingested meth and won race video

Animal welfare in greyhound racing is under review in New Zealand. (Stock image)

The Ministry for Primary Industries MPI has decided not to investigate a greyhound trainer whose dog won a premier race on meth.

Good news for Wyndham harness racing

Gore and Wyndham Harness Racing Club presidents Ross Cleland (left, GHRC) and Russell Ferguson are pleased the sport has ...

Harness racing will return to Wyndham on a regular basis next season with nine meetings allocated to the eastern Southland track.

Future uncertain, but sun smiles on Phar Lap Raceway

Pictured crossing the line in race 1 is Khitan Warrior (left) ridden by Jacob Lowry (2nd) and Are There ridden by Rahul ...

Summer-like weather drew hundreds of punters to Phar Lap Raceway on Sunday as the South Canterbury Racing Club continues its fight to retain thoroughbred racing in Timaru.

Quiet achiever in harness racing

Clarrie Woodward drives Valmeron at a Wyndham race meeting in the early 1970s.

In 47 years of driving and training standardbreds Clarrie Woodward only copped one suspension and two fines on race day.

Fight to save raceway goes on

South Canterbury Racing Club president Noel Walker looking forward to Sunday’s meeting as the club battles to keep ...

The South Canterbury Jockey Club is not giving up the fight to save Phar Lap Raceway after some more bad news.

Melbourne Cup post-mortem report and review proposes welfare changes video

Twilight Payment (red cap) races to victory as Anthony Van Dyck and Hugh Bowman receive assistance in the background.

The changes do not affect New Zealand horses but dramatic rule differences for Northern Hemisphere horses could save equine lives.

Morrison returning south for Invercargill meeting

Ryal Bush trainer Brett Gray with Memphis Tennessee who is starting in the $20,000 Southern Cups Final at Ascot Park on ...

The country’s leading junior driver, John Morrison, says Southland harness racing has helped him get established in the sport.

Mai Tai gets deserved victory at Awapuni

Promising mare Mai Tai has added to her burgeoning race record with victory in the listed Manawatu Anzac Mile at Awapuni ...

Sent out as a warm favourite for the race in Palmerston North on Sunday, punters never had a moment of concern about the mare courtesy of a picture-perfect ride by Sam Collett.

Dark cloud hangs over Southland jumps racing

The Riverton Racing Club has announced there will be no jumps racing at its meeting on May 6 because of a shortage of ...

A shortage of jumpers has forced the Riverton Racing Club to cancel its historic race, the Great Western Steeplechase, in May.

'We must end greyhound racing now'

Generic images of greyhounds racing.

OPINION: Greyhound racing is cruel to the dogs, and we must ban this inhumane practice in Aotearoa, writes Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick.

Winning greyhound tests positive for meth video

Greyhounds involved in racing have allegedly suffered high injury rates. (File photo)

Zipping Sarah had a bit more zip than usual. The cause would soon become evident.

Winton galloper likes wet tracks

Trainer Sophie Price with Silent Battler after their win at Ascot Park on Sunday.

Trainer Sophie Price is close to conquering one of her goals in horse racing; a win at Riccarton.

Racing trainer pleads guilty to injecting horses with banned substance

Jesse Alford was suspended in February after Racing Integrity Unit investigators caught him administering a substance to ...

Jesse Alford says he is sorry for his actions and that they "have no place in racing".

Star harness racing trainer loses career over fraud

Christchurch trainer Mitchell Kerr’s career in harness racing after he was banned for corruption.

Mitchell Kerr sold a non-existent horse for $40,000. On the verge of discovery, he still had tricks had up his sleeve.

Horse allegedly doped by harness racing trainer put down

Jimmy Cannon had eight podium finishes in 36 starts.

An animal right’s group says Jimmy Cannon's death is one of the “bitter realities behind the glamour of the horse racing industry”.

Grand National win could catapult Rachael Blackmore into group of elite female earners

Racing insiders universally describe a modest, humble and private person.

OPINION: But modest, humble and private Grand National winning jockey will be more concerned with her sport than maximising commercial opportunities

Western Empire reigns supreme in WATC Derby

Western Empire delivers in the Gr.2 WATC Derby (2400m).

Strong favourite Western Empire obliges WATC Derby, but despite his obvious talent is not yet the complete package.

Easy Caulfield win for Annavisto

Annavisto cruises to victory at Caulfield on Saturday.

The stakes winning filly has turned a three-year-old handicap at Caulfield into a stroll in the park.

Fantasy no more: Irish jockey first woman to win Grand National

Megan Nicholls celebrates winning the Grand National horse race.

A Hollywood fantasy turned into reality when Rachael Blackmore broke down one of the biggest gender barriers in sports.

Harness racing trying to polish its tarnished image by clamping down on cheats video

The three top placers cross the finish line at Addington Raceway whilst the New Zealand Trotting Cup watches on in the ...

After a run of high profile scandals involving race fixing, horse doping, drugs and disorder, a new top brass wants to restore the sport's integrity.

Vintage Manawatū performance from Savy Yong Blonk

Savy Yong Blonk winning the Gr 3 Japac Homes Manawatu Breeders’ Stakes at Awapuni on Friday.

The 5-year-old mare proved a class above her rivals over 2000 metres at Awapuni.

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