Racing

Michelle Payne tests positive

Michelle Payne has tested positive to an appetite suppressant and faces a juidicial hearing.

Melbourne Cup pioneering woman jockey faces ban after positive test to banned substance.

Gang threats yelled in scuffle

Punters watch at race at a Gold Cup racing meet.

Greyhound breeder admits yelling gang threats after a ruckus at a mixed-code racing meet.

Tributes flow for fallen jockey

A track work rider and former jockey lost her life at Bendigo Racecourse on Tuesday morning.

A dedicated track work rider, mother and wife went to work on Tuesday morning but she didn't come home.

New boss at Ellerslie

Paul Wilcox has been announced as the new chief executive of the Auckland Racing Club.

Two of the most prominent racing club's in the country have identified their new leaders.

Jockey heading to India

Popular jockey Robert Hannam will leave New Zealand next week for a three-month stint in India.

Jockey takes up offer to head overseas: "You don't get too many offers at my age!"

Stewards adjourn inquiry

Former Godolphin trainer John O'Shea is involved in the strangles inquiry.

Stewards have adjourned a high-profile horse racing inquiry until August.

Track-side fight 'damaging'

Crowds watch a race during the Gold Cup festival in Palmerston North in March.

Fight at high-profile racing meet gave the greyhound industry a bad name, hearing hears.

Walker plans return to riding

Former New Zealand champion jockey Michael Walker hopes to resume riding in the coming weeks.

Michael Walker has fingers crossed that his injury woes are over.

Shailer reaquaints with Waller

Paul Shailer has returned to Australia and will run Chris Waller's Queensland stable.

He was with Chris Waller from the start in Sydney. Now Paul Shailer is returning to the fold.

Hello M'Lady back on track

Hello M'Lady, inside, begins a new campaign at Rotorua on Wednesday.

Hello, hello - here's a filly with good form lines.

Tui first on Seconds Out

Tui Miles is all smiles after her victory on Seconds Out.

Apprentice jockey kicks home her first winner - and the bosses' horse is second.

Coleman takes rest of season off

Jockey Michael Coleman is recovering after knee surgery.

Michael Coleman recovers from knee surgery, joins exodus of riders on sideline.

Bail pending fraud sentencing

Coffey was accused of helping deceive his former employer, the Department of Internal Affairs.

Former gambling inspector Kevin Coffey gets bail until fraud sentencing.

Butt brothers upset

Anthony Butt delivered an inch-perfect drive to get Field Marshal home in the Group I Len Smith Mile.

Kiwi horse upsets the Australian big guns for biggest win of his career so far.

Opportunity missed?

Has New Zealand missed the kick with trying to promote our racing to the visiting Lions supporters?

Our racing reporters revisit the main talking points from the weekend's racing on both sides of the Tasman.

Irish Express Guineas bound

Chris Johnson gives Irish Express a well-earned pat following his second win from as many starts.

He's big, strong and fast and has earned his shot at the big time so long as he can go on with next season.

Nells Belle wins effortlessly

Nells Belle and Shaun Fannin all style on their way to victory at Te Aroha.

Jumps racing at Te Aroha unveils promising hurdlers.

White gold in Japan

Pure white filly Casta Diva passes through the Karaka Sales ring back in 2016.

Her colour is so rare she became an internet sensation at the sales and now the pure white filly is winning races.

Sound Proposition delivers

Sound Proposition has won in his first start for Newcastle trainer Kris Lees.

Former Kiwi proves too good in his first start for Australian trainer at Randwick.

Classic success for Underthemoonlight

Underthemoonlight scoots clear of New York Minute in the Tauranga Classic.

Classic a forerunner to bigger things for Underthemoonlight.

Defending champ looking strong

Miss Three Stars has been impressive in a Winter Cup dress rehearsal at Riccarton in the hands of Sam Wynne.

She's a star alright. Southern mare gets another big scalp at Riccarton.

Kiwifruit Cup a cakewalk for Pacorus

Pacorus in the hands of Viktoria Gatu romps clear in the Kiwifruit Cup.

Kiwifruit Cup too easy for Pacorus and Gatu.

Godolphin to face inquiry

The Godolphin stable is under investigation for failing to report a case of strangles.

Power horse racing stable under investigation for failing to report a case of strangles.

Kiwi-owned fifth at Royal Ascot

Torcedor (far right) in the Te Akau tangerine chases the James Doyle ridden Big Orange (yellow silks) and Order of St ...

Kiwi-owned Torcedor runs well at Royal Ascot.

New York Minute gets tick for Tauranga

New York Minute won pointlessly last start and will have suitable conditions for a repeat in the Tauranga Classic.

Mares to go into battle on testing Tauranga track conditions.

Drop in form puzzling

Emily Farr will ride Ngatira Gold for the first time at Te Aroha on Sunday.

Trainer hoping her underperforming hurdler can return to form at Te Aroha on Sunday.

Draw makes it tough

Mark Purdon will have to contend with a couple of tough draws at Menangle on Sunday.

Mark Purdon will drive two Group I favourites at Menangle on Sunday but knows nothing will come easy.

Baker boys battle

Bjorn Baker is hoping to get the edge on his father Murray this season.

Father and son set to battle it out until the bitter end, well the end of the season at least.

Thirty for Amazing Chase

Group I NZ Breeders' Stakes winner Thrilling Flo has been nominated for the Amazing Chase.

Greyhound bosses thrilled with level of nominations for new match-racing series.

Premiership leader suspended

Chris Johnson will miss four meetings because of the careless riding suspension.

Just when it looked like it was in the bag, premiership leader handed four-day suspension.

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