Racing

'Touch and go' meeting gets go-ahead

Marlborough Harness Racing Club's two-day meeting at Waterlea in Blenheim will go ahead as the sun looks set to shine.

Poor weather put Marlborough's harness race meeting in doubt, but it's all systems go after a favourable forecast.

Death of mate inspires jockey video

Just four years ago Wiremu Pinn had to ask what a jockey did as he had no knowledge of the racing industry.

This troubled youth who didn't even know what a jockey did is emerging as a star on the track.

Jockey doesn't care for fame video

The usually reserved Aaron Kuru was not surprisingly animated when he and Des De Jeu completed the incredible comeback.

Jumps jockey made famous by falling off then winning celebrates by going bush.

Horse falls, jockey remounts ... and wins video

An exuberant Aaron Kuru at the winning post aboard Des De Jeu.

"I can't really explain it": Kiwi jockey speechless after remarkable show of horsemanship.

Foal born from frozen embryo video

St Peter's Cambridge student Briar Laurenson with the foal she and other students are looking after as part of a special ...

Not many students can say they're helping to grow a foal as part of a school project.

Records set at Winter Cup Festival

A cold and sunny day gave the Winter Harness Races the perfect frame, at Richmond racecourse, on Sunday.

Several records were set at the Richmond Showgrounds as part of the Nelson Harness Racing Club's Winter Cup Festival.

Triple Crown ticked off

Justify and jockey Mike Smith win the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes to complete the Triple Crown.

He did it with American Pharoah in 2015 and now Bob Baffert has another Triple Crown winner.

Horses nobbled to win

Billy Badger, seen here winning the Nelson Pine Industries Winter Cup in Nelson last year, was one of three horses from ...

Leading stable operator claims thousands in losses after policing body fumbles investigation into drugging of three horses.

Excessive whip use 'unacceptable' video

Jockey suspended over excessive use of his whip.

Apprentice rider suspended for 12 riding days after ugly Avondale incident labelled 'worst ever'.

Greyhound trainer's lucky 13

Trainer John McInerney won all 13 races in which he had runners at the Ascot Park dogs on Tuesday.

Trainer lines up 62 dogs at the Invercargill greyhound meeting and wins 13 of the 14 races.

Dealing in horses a winner

Auctioneer Joe Walls hung up the gavel last year after nearly 50 years in the racing industry, largely at Karaka. (File ...

When it comes to racehorses, Joe Walls knows his stuff. Now he's got a MNZM for it.

Horses pass tests and rivals

In a phenomenal performance, Natalie Rasmussen and Mark Purdon trained six winners on Harness Jewels day.

Two horses mixed up in drug contamination saga win races at Harness Jewels.

Australians break Jewels drought

Shez All Rock was a class above her rivals in the Group I three-year-old Diamond at Cambridge on Saturday.

Australians finally get away with a Jewels heist on New Zealand's big day.

Harness Jewels horses learn fate

Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen's nine horses who were swabbed, for fear of drug contamination, have returned clean ...

Lab results returned in Harness Jewels Drug contamination saga.

Jewels drug contamination scandal

Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen could have nine horses scratched if they do not return clear tests.

Harness racing showcase event thrown into chaos with nine runners from leading stable to be drug-tested.

Unconscious and dragged to safety

Jockey Tayla Wenn was lucky to escape the incident with just a concussion and a stiff neck.

Quick-thinking person drags unconscious jockey from under struggling horse at gate.

Winston racing money helps supporters

Racing Minister Winston Peters and former jockey Noel Harris at the Wellington Cup.

Winston Peters' changes to bloodstock tax rules will repay election support from racing industry.

Riverton races called off early video

Trainers Barrie Blatch, left, leading Pyjamarama, and John Phillips on their way to the horse float park after racing ...

Riverton Racing Club officials hope to reschedule their race meeting that was abandoned on Sunday.

NZ First picking winners

Regional economic development minister Shane Jones and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern plant the first tree at the opening ...

OPINION: Some struggling regions feel the warmth of government investment, writes Jonathan Milne; others just get the smell of the exhaust fumes.

On course for the future

Hobbs says the horses are off the track by 9am most days and he hopes the venue will be better utilised by the community.

The district council have an opportunity to look at use options for New Plymouth's racecourse, should they?

Gift horse in Budget

Race horse investors get a tax break, for horses that make the grade.

Race horse investors get tax break, for horses that make the grade.

McDonald makes perfect return video

It only took one race for James McDonald to remind the racing world of his talents.

Kiwi jockey had the racing world at his feet before being banned for betting. Now he's back.

Kiwi enters Australian Hall of Fame

Chris Waller, who started his training career in New Zealand, will be inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame ...

He's already a member in New Zealand and now the Kiwi star is set to join the Australian Hall of Fame.

Jumps racing needs a lift in south gallery video

Riverton Racing Club president and course manager Barry Leith prepares to trim one of the steeplechase brushes.

 Jockey Stuart Higgins believes more races and a longer season would help encourage people to own a jumper in Southland.

Ban forced McDonald to grow up

James McDonald is welcomed back to trackwork by leading Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse.

Kiwi jockey opens up on how one bet changed his life forever.

Life ban for Smerdon

Robert Smerdon was found guilty of  "deliberate and sustained conduct" in horses being administered with top-ups.

Group one-winning Australian trainer banned for life while four other trainers disqualified for 1-4 years.

Five Australian trainers found guilty

Multiple group one-winning trainer Robert Smerdon was among those found guilty of raceday 'top-ups'.

Trainers Robert Smerdon and Tony Vasil among those guilty after 'darkest and longest chapter' of Australian racing.

Justify smashes derby jinx

Mike Smith rides Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

Champion trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith combine to break Kentucky Derby jinx.

Confessions of a race caller video

New Zealand owned jumper Zed Em finished second in the Grand Annual behind Gold Medals at Warrnambool on Thursday.

Ever wondered what a commentator trying to get through a seven-minute horse race looks like? Here's the answer.

Appeal against P positive

The Green Party has called for action on welfare standards for greyhounds.

Greyhound positive to P earns two-year ban for veteran trainer but he will appeal sentence.

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