Lisa Latta will be much the wiser about Platinum Volos after the three-year-old’s black type debut at Otaki on Friday.
Donna Logan will again attempt to use Saturday's Listed Trevor Eagle Memorial (1500m) at Ellerslie to launch a Group One galloper.
Cambridge trainers David and Emma-Lee Browne are expecting a recently-gelded Mofara to start showcasing his Derby potential, beginning with Friday's Gr.3 Lucia Valentina Wellington Stakes (1600m) at Otaki.
Mighty Solomon is well-placed in the handicap at Otaki on Friday to break a lengthy drought.
Polzeath recorded a poignant victory for Rich Hill Stud at Avondale on Thursday.
A family well known to Moira Murdoch brought up a winning treble for her and daughter Kieran at Avondale this afternoon.
Trainers Evan and JJ Rayner believe they have their stable star Start Wondering on track to defend his Gr.1 Sistema Railway (1200m) crown on New Year’s Day
Cambridge Stud, New Zealand’s most iconic stud, is about to change hands and, very importantly for the New Zealand thoroughbred industry, it will re-main proudly Kiwi-owned.
Endean Rose has already exceeded the expectations of her connections, but the under-rated Rotorua mare isn’t finished providing the thrills.
Matamata trainer Alan Tait is hoping to have finally turned the corner with Southern Icon after a frustrating year with the bold galloper.
Margaret Carter believed the likely fresh-up mission for Battle Time had been decided, but she was having second thoughts after the Group Two winner competed at Tuesday’s Matamata trials.
Graeme Rogerson has his sights set on talented filly Gift Of Power joining stablemate Ferrando in the Gr.1 Sistema Railway (1200m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day.
It is proving a long, steady road to recovery for smart stayer Jacksstar.
Sir Patrick Hogan talks about the sale of Cambridge Stud to Brendan and Jo Lindsay. The iconic New Zealand thoroughbred stud will remain in New Zealand hands and has a bright future.
A brave Watch This Space defied his topweight at Ellerslie on Tuesday to continue his impressive form this season.
Stakes performer Grand Soleil gained an overdue first victory at Ellerslie on Melbourne Cup day.
Ellerslie winner El Fernando covered more ground than any other runner in the opening event, but trainer Mark Brooks wasn’t concerned.
Jason Waddell posted a highly emotional victory at Te Awamutu this afternoon.
Start Wondering is likely to kick off a new campaign at Otaki.
Chance To Dance bounced back from a baffling last-start defeat to show his true form under top rider Opie Bosson at Ellerslie.
Bring To The Block is in good touch and while she may not be at her ideal trip at Otaki on Thursday, it’s an opportunity too good to pass up.
Gifted three-year-old Astor is on the mend after suffering a puzzling injury on her home track at her most recent appearance.
Accomplished stayer Chocante will be given opportunities to star at weight-for-age during a two-start summer campaign.