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Wednesday, May 31 2017

The Singapore Turf Club has granted a three-month visiting jockey’s licence to New Zealand jockey Craig Grylls, while also renewing the existing licences of 12 jockeys and nine apprentice jockeys (both local and expatriate) for either three months or six months.

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Tuesday, May 30 2017

The Wanganui connections of Start Wondering have been forced to change plans with their multiple Group One winner.

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Tuesday, May 30 2017

Top central districts jockey Lisa Allpress is confident about the chances of Strada Roccia at Thursday's Feilding meeting at Woodville, according to trainer Mike Breslin.

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Tuesday, May 30 2017

Te Akau Racing will make late entry fees of $18,000 each to supplement pre-race favourite Melody Belle into Saturday week's Gr.1 J.J. Atkins and Shocking Luck into the Gr.1 Queensland Derby.

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Tuesday, May 30 2017

Michael Coleman's sense of timing was impeccable on Wednesday when the popular Matamata jockey reached a memorable racing milestone on his home turf.

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Tuesday, May 30 2017

Training great Laurie Laxon is heading home to continue his career.

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Monday, May 29 2017

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Tony Allan will return to race riding at Woodville on Thursday.

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Monday, May 29 2017

Rudy Liefting was in a philosophical mood late this afternoon when he received unfortunate news about his Group Three winner Danza Lad.

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Monday, May 29 2017

The first foal of the English-based Silent Achiever will travel to owner Kevin Hickman's Valachi Downs operation later this year.

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Monday, May 29 2017

Wanganui three-year-old Flying Fred can keep himself in the running for a Group One start in Brisbane when he steps out at Ipswich on Wednesday.

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Monday, May 29 2017

Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry (NZ) has been announced as a finalist in the 2017 ExportNZ Awards.

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Monday, May 29 2017

Group One-winning three-year-old Ugo Foscolo has thrived during his time off.

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Monday, May 29 2017

High domestic spring hopes are held for a New Zealand-bred galloper with an impressive overseas racing record.

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Monday, May 29 2017

Teenager Sarah MacNab has made an instant impact over fences.

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Monday, May 29 2017

New Zealand Group One winner Dukedom has finally opened his account in Hong Kong.

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Monday, May 29 2017

Untamed Diamond has further enhanced her value with her most recent Australian performance.

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Monday, May 29 2017

Brent Gillovic's persistence has been rewarded with a deal to bring a unique son of High Chaparral to stand at Highview Stud in 2017.

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Sunday, May 28 2017

Another day at the office and another winning treble was the result for the powerful training team of Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman at Ellerslie on Saturday.

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Sunday, May 28 2017

Trainer Kirsty Lawrence's pre-race nerves about the prospects of her maiden galloper Do Ya handling the heavy conditions at Trentham on Saturday came to nothing as the nuggety mare put her first win on the board in fine style.

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Sunday, May 28 2017

Just a week after dominating with a powerful display at Awapuni, promising winter galloper Strolling Vagabond dished it up again on the weekend as she made it back-to-back victories in fine style at Trentham.

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Friday, May 26 2017

Exciting prospect Dolcetto was part of a near perfect day at Trentham for Sylvia Kay, who believes the best is yet to come from her talented four-year-old.

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Friday, May 26 2017

Tough filly Melody Belle has surprised even her co-trainer Jamie Richards to become the first New Zealand-trained horse in 31 years to win the Group Two BRC Sires' Produce Stakes.

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Friday, May 26 2017

A strong weight carrying performance from the well-related Close Up at Ellerslie continued his unbeaten run this preparation.

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Friday, May 26 2017

Tony Pike's decision to let Haussmann take his place in the Listed Great Northern Foal Stakes at Ellerslie proved a wise move.

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Friday, May 26 2017

Allan Sharrock is giving serious thought to backing up his in-form mare Gypsy Fair next Saturday.

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Friday, May 26 2017

Genuine galloper Megablast covered his upcoming travel expenses when he banked a tidy cheque for an emphatic victory at Ellerslie.

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Wednesday, May 24 2017

Donna Logan has described Qiji Phoenix as the real deal ahead of his Australian debut but says she is unsure how her unbeaten juvenile will handle Eagle Farm's track on Saturday.

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Wednesday, May 24 2017

Flying Fred remains in contention for a cheeky tilt at the Gr.1 Queensland Derby after he went within a whisker of claiming an Australian win last Sunday.

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Wednesday, May 24 2017

Impressive last-start Gr.3 Cambridge Breeders' Stakes winner Sweet Leader may have run his last race in New Zealand.

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Wednesday, May 24 2017

The versatility of the current Gr.1 Queensland Derby favourite Shocking Luck will be fully tested in his final lead-up this weekend to the June 10 classic.

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Wednesday, May 24 2017

A heavy 8 Eagle Farm track adds an element of unease for Wanganui trainers Evan and J.J. Rayner ahead of Group One winner Start Wondering's tilt at Saturday's Gr.1 Darley Kingsford-Smith Cup (1300m).

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Wednesday, May 24 2017

Kelvin Tyler knows what it takes to win a Winter Cup and he has an eye on further success in Riccarton's Group Three feature in early August.

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Tuesday, May 23 2017

A pair of lightly-tried three-year-olds have been sold out of Tony Pike's Cambridge stable to overseas interests.

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Tuesday, May 23 2017

Kiwi trainer Evan Rayner allowed his heart to rule his head when he brought Start Wondering to Queensland for the winter carnival and is hoping the decision will be vindicated with a Group One win at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

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Tuesday, May 23 2017

Group One performer Bella Gioia is hitting top gear in Queensland after a slow start.

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Monday, May 22 2017

Stolen Night isn't the finished article yet, but she is forward enough to make her presence felt at Pukekohe Park on Wednesday.

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Monday, May 22 2017

New Zealand Oaks winner Fanatic will target the Melbourne spring carnival for new trainer David Hayes, Taranaki breeder-owner Sean Kiernan has revealed.

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Monday, May 22 2017

Champion jumps jockey Shaun Fannin combined with premier jumps trainer Kevin Myers to win all three steeplechase races around New Zealand over the weekend.

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Monday, May 22 2017

Proven Queensland performer Benzini is in good order to further his carnival record.

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Monday, May 22 2017

Chris Johnson is prepared to go the extra mile in his quest for a second national jockeys' premiership.

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Sunday, May 21 2017

Black type winner Longchamp is moving impressively through his paces ahead of his winter campaign.

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Sunday, May 21 2017

The connections of the rising staying star Chocante are already making plans for a return trip across the Tasman.

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Saturday, May 20 2017

South Island's "magic man" Chris Johnson travelled north on Sunday to snare a winning treble at Rotorua, highlighted by a typically patient ride on Cambridge mare Let Her Rip to capture the Gr. 3 ISCL Rotorua Stakes.

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Saturday, May 20 2017

Handy stayer Pacorus returned to his true form when he stormed to victory in the Gr. 3 Campbell Infrastructure Rotorua Cup today.

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Saturday, May 20 2017

Local two-year-old Hard Merchandize proved a class above his rivals when he scored handsomely on his Awapuni home turf on the weekend.

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Saturday, May 20 2017

Rugged winter galloper Zartan has set himself up for a tilt at the Listed Wanganui Cup on Queen's Birthday weekend after producing a gritty display when winning at Awapuni on Saturday.

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Saturday, May 20 2017

Enigmatic stayer Balham turned up to play at Te Rapa on Saturday as he spear-headed a winning double for the David & Emma Haworth training partnership.

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Saturday, May 20 2017

A long-term plan was executed to perfection at Awapuni where the lightly-tried Ladies First made a perfect open class debut in the Listed James Bull Rangitikei Gold Cup.

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Saturday, May 20 2017

Jumping gem The Big Opal completed a top day at Te Rapa for Shaun Fannin and Kevin Myers when he turned in a sparkling display to win the Waikato Steeplechase.

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Saturday, May 20 2017

A courageous Galaxy Miss denied a perfect send off at Te Rapa for an Australian Group One hope.

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Saturday, May 20 2017

A Te Rapa game plan for Thenamesbond was executed to perfection by jockey Will Gordon for the pair to earn major honours in the Waikato Hurdles.

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Saturday, May 20 2017

Sam Spratt's pre-race confidence in the progressive filly Blue Shadow at Te Rapa wasn't misplaced.

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Wednesday, May 17 2017

Former champion jockey David Walsh is to take up a full time role with New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing.

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Wednesday, May 17 2017

Karyn McQuade isn't short of options with her talented mare Underthemoonlight in the coming months.

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Wednesday, May 17 2017

Exciting four-year-old Splurge has enjoyed a perfect build-up ahead of his Australian debut at Doomben on Saturday.

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Wednesday, May 17 2017

Fraser Auret is expecting a bold first-up showing from Alinko Prince at Awapuni on Saturday.

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Wednesday, May 17 2017

New Plymouth trainer John Wheeler has done his level best to ensure the Croatian flag flies proudly at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Wednesday, May 17 2017

Former champion New Zealand three-year-old Puccini brings another healthy dose of Group One quality to the Mapperley Stud stallion roster.

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Tuesday, May 16 2017

Wayne Hillis is hoping his only two runners on Saturday can run and jump.

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Tuesday, May 16 2017

Cambridge-based Linwood Park is riding the crest of a wave with their regally-bred stallion Echoes of Heaven, a stakes-winning Encosta de Lago half-brother to champion Australian Sire Redoute’s Choice.

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Tuesday, May 16 2017

Street Cry's well-performed son Telperion has joined the stallion roster at Westbury Stud.

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Tuesday, May 16 2017

Michael Pitman is tipping a much better home track showing on Friday from Flying Ibis.

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Tuesday, May 16 2017

Group One performers and ex-stablemates King Kamada and Reilly Lincoln are embarking on new careers across the Tasman.

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Tuesday, May 16 2017

Michael and Matthew Pitman have black type hopes for their in-form mare Elfee.

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Monday, May 15 2017

Group One-winning jockey Troy Harris has launched his comeback to flat riding on a perfect note.

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Monday, May 15 2017

Top kiwi jockey Kelly McCulloch is hoping she can be as successful as her sister Rosie Myers on tough stayer Benzini in Brisbane this winter.

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Monday, May 15 2017

Shaun Fannin has set himself a hard act to follow, but he isn't about to let his standards slip.

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Monday, May 15 2017

Luck has been a stranger to the Hastings filly Savvy Dreams during her Australian venture.

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Sunday, May 14 2017

Bernard Saundry head of New Zealand's administrative body

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Sunday, May 14 2017

Canterbury jockey Racha Cuneen is counting down the days until he heads to the Gold Coast to further his career.

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Sunday, May 14 2017

Dual Group One winner Gingernuts has returned to the Matamata stable of Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards to commence a slow build-up towards a potentially lucrative spring campaign.

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Sunday, May 14 2017

The connections of Padraig are hoping Wednesday's Warwick Farm meeting will prove a successful stepping stone to richer pickings in Brisbane.

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Sunday, May 14 2017

Jake The Muss will be out to keep his Queensland Derby prospects alive when he competes on his home track on Wednesday.

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Sunday, May 14 2017

A minor injury is hindering the prospects of D'Llaro defending his Great Northern Hurdle crown.
 

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Sunday, May 14 2017

Cambridge trainer Ross McCarroll and Matamata apprentice Sam Weatherley continued their impressive strike rate together when successful with Inscription at Te Awamutu on Monday.

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Sunday, May 14 2017

The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained two-year-old Electrode proved too good winning the NZB insurance Pearl Series event over 1150m at Te Awamutu on Monday.

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Sunday, May 14 2017

Group One winner Summer Passage is back in light work being prepared for another Australian trip.

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Sunday, May 14 2017

Donna Logan's confidence in the Queensland prospects of her unbeaten two-year-old Qiji Phoenix has been boosted by rider Leith Innes.

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Sunday, May 14 2017

Here He Comes is in for a couple of "wake-ups" to get him back on track for the Gr.1 Queensland Derby on June 10.

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Sunday, May 14 2017

The Board of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing announced today, after a global search, the appointment of Bernard Saundry as the next NZTR Chief Executive.

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Sunday, May 14 2017

Opie Bosson narrowly missed Group One success in Queensland last Saturday, but he gets a further opportunity this weekend.

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Sunday, May 14 2017

Cambridge owner-trainer Ngaire Fraser had a good reason for resisting the temptation to head to New Plymouth last Saturday with her smart four-year-old Lewis Caroll.

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Sunday, May 14 2017

The New Zealand Racing Board is pleased to announce that it has approved the selection of OpenBet (OB, a NYX Gaming Group company) and Paddy Power Betfair (PPBF) to deliver the technology solution and supporting data for its Fixed Odds Betting (FOB) business.

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Sunday, May 14 2017

New Zealand Horse Of The Year Jimmy Choux tasted success in the highly competitive Japanese market on the weekend when his three-year-old son Cosmo Peridot (NZ) scored his maiden victory in Tokyo.

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Saturday, May 13 2017

Leading South Island rider Samantha Wynne combined with one of her favourite horses when she guided Miss Three Stars to a comfortable victory in the Preston Russell Law sponsored Wairio Cup on Sunday.

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Saturday, May 13 2017

Trainer Jamie Richards was a happy man as he waited to board a plane home from Brisbane on Sunday morning.

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Saturday, May 13 2017

A comfortable trial performance at Te Awamutu last month could provide punters with the best guide to a winner at tomorrow's rescheduled Waipa Racing Club meeting.

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Saturday, May 13 2017

The Kiwi invasion of the Queensland winter carnival has kicked off and trainer Jamie Richards is convinced Rough Habit Plate winner Shocking Luck will soon claim Group One glory.

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Saturday, May 13 2017

Durable galloper Close Up continued the winning roll of Cambridge conditioner Shelley Hale when he captured the feature sprint at New Plymouth on Saturday in his first start in a new campaign.

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Saturday, May 13 2017

Apprentice rider Rebecca Goldsbury enjoyed a successful day in the saddle at New Plymouth on Saturday when she chalked up a winning double.

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Saturday, May 13 2017

Wanganui visitor She's Poppy upset the applecart when she stormed home to score at outside odds in Saturday's Landmark Homes sponsored rating 75 1600 metre event at New Plymouth.

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Saturday, May 13 2017

Awapuni trainer Tony Bambry achieved the proverbial "two birds with one stone" when royally bred filly Allure claimed the opening event at New Plymouth today.

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Friday, May 12 2017

Highly promising Cambridge galloper Andando is on track for a trip to Trentham.

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Friday, May 12 2017

Following torrential rain throughout the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions the Rotorua meeting scheduled for Saturday 13 May has been abandoned.

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Thursday, May 11 2017

Hamilton apprentice Ryan Elliot is itching to get back into the saddle after an enforced layoff.

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Thursday, May 11 2017

Shaune Ritchie is breaking with his standard practice for Let Her Rip as he strives to secure a valuable stakes win in Saturday's Listed ISCL Rotorua Stakes (1400m).

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Thursday, May 11 2017

Iain Kennedy has had more than his share of heart-stopping moments in his life, but they will all be pushed into the background if he can star at his local Rotorua meeting on Saturday.

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Thursday, May 11 2017

A trust has been set-up for Michael Mitchell, the Englishman who was New Zealand's champion jumps jockey two seasons ago.

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Thursday, May 11 2017

New Minister of Racing David Bennett hopesto make the most of the short time he has with his new portfolio before this year's election.

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Thursday, May 11 2017

Alby MacGregor is going into Saturday's Taranaki meeting with some renewed confidence in his good galloper Blathwayt.

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Thursday, May 11 2017

The Tim and Margaret Carter-trained Gr.2 Avondale Cup winner and dual Group One placegetter was last week retired after bleeding in a track gallop.

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Wednesday, May 10 2017

Stephen Marsh is attacking on three fronts over the next couple of days with Friday's Te Awamutu meeting being the kick-off.

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Wednesday, May 10 2017

A repeat tendon injury has ended the racing career of the Cambridge Group One winner Addictive Habit.

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Wednesday, May 10 2017

Shelley Hale's immediate focus is on Saturday's Taranaki meeting, but she has a much greater goal on the horizon.

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Wednesday, May 10 2017

Jimmy Rea and Melody Belle are making good progress toward their Queensland debuts at Eagle Farm on Saturday week.

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Wednesday, May 10 2017

A trip away is playing a significant role in the development of Shocking Luck, who promises a strong performance in Saturday's Gr.3 Rough Habit Plate at Doomben.
 

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Wednesday, May 10 2017

A change of direction for Pappa Ragazzo will remain on hold for as long as he continues to perform on the flat.

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Wednesday, May 10 2017

Comin'through, who will race as Here He Comes in Australia, will carry added stable responsibility when he opens his Gr.1 Queensland Derby campaign at Doomben on Saturday.

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Wednesday, May 10 2017

Trainers Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs have lost the services of the pre-post Queensland Derby favourite Tavidream following his sale to Hong Kong interests.

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Wednesday, May 10 2017

Iain Kennedy has had more than his share of heart-stopping moments in his life, but they will all be pushed into the background if he can star at his local Rotorua meeting on Saturday.

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Tuesday, May 09 2017

Luckless filly Savvy Dreams will have the opportunity to turn her fortunes around in Saturday's Gr.1 South Australian Derby.

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Tuesday, May 09 2017

Capable mare Dressedtokill has fashioned a tidy record from limited opportunities, but it's been far from plain sailing for trainer Pam Robson

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Tuesday, May 09 2017

Connections of the surprise two-year-old package Belle Du Nord have high hopes the filly can scale even greater heights next season.

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Tuesday, May 09 2017

Genuine stayer Saint Kitt has returned home after a successful southern campaign.

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Sunday, May 07 2017

Little Giant has maintained his unbeaten record with the former Awapuni galloper winning on debut in Hong Kong last night.

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Sunday, May 07 2017

Black type performer Flamingo is enjoying a break with her breeder-owners Waikato Stud.

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Sunday, May 07 2017

A decision as to whether the Group One winner Sofia Rosa races on or is retired to stud will be made later this year.

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Sunday, May 07 2017

Gary Vile promises to be a trainer to be reckoned with in one of the final black type juvenile prizes of the season.

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Sunday, May 07 2017

Andrew Williams has made an instant sale ring impact on his return to New Zealand.

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Sunday, May 07 2017

The addition of headgear has taken the well-related Endean Rose to another level.

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Saturday, May 06 2017

Visiting northern rider Alysha Collett added to an already profitable day when she guided talented stayer Bloodstream to an emphatic victory in the Redwood Great Autumn Handicap at Riccarton on Saturday.

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Saturday, May 06 2017

Visiting Southland raider Five Kings upset predictions when he stormed home to snatch a narrow victory at Riccarton on the weekend.

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Saturday, May 06 2017

The powerful Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman training partnership continued their inexorable march to a second National Trainer's Premiership when they nabbed a winning double at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Friday, May 05 2017

One of this week’s bigger news stories was about the changing — or not-so-changing — shape of the New Zealand media landscape, writes Jonny Turner from the Otago Daily Times

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Friday, May 05 2017

Former Taranaki mare Twoznotenough is making the most of her opportunities in the South Island.

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Friday, May 05 2017

Gifted juvenile Ardrossan added black type performance to his impressive pedigree when he kept his perfect record intact at Te Rapa.

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Friday, May 05 2017

Precocious youngster Prom Queen has ended her two-year-old season as emphatically as she started it.

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Friday, May 05 2017

A pair of stakes performed runners on the flat had their connections jumping for joy at Te Rapa.

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Friday, May 05 2017

Windsor Park Stud will add further Group One quality to their stallion line-up in 2017 with both Vanbrugh and Rageese to retire to the Cambridge farm later this year.

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Friday, May 05 2017

The owners and breeders of last Saturday's impressive Gr.3 Cambridge Breeders' Stakes (1200m) winner Sweet Leader have lofty ambitions.

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Friday, May 05 2017

Our Dynamite's impressive debut victory wasn't missed offshore.

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Friday, May 05 2017

The well-performed mare Mime was a notable absentee from this week's New Zealand travelling party to Queensland.

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Friday, May 05 2017

Stephen Marsh is understandably bullish about another black type win for the stable when Ardrossan runs in the Listed Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre Stakes at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Friday, May 05 2017

Dashing juvenile filly Prom Queen has made her mark at Riccarton this season and her connections are keen on a Group One return to the South Island's principal track next term.

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Friday, May 05 2017

The former Chris Wood-trained galloper Dark Universe will step out at Rosehill on Saturday when he tackles the Freshmark Handicap (1200m) for his new connections and trainer Chris Waller.

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Friday, May 05 2017

Group One performer Ringo will contest Saturday's Listed Speight's Mid Ale Great Easter Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton as part of Awapuni trainer Mike Breslin's master plan to secure the horse an elite-level win at Hastings next spring.

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Thursday, May 04 2017

Trainers Graeme and Debbie Rogerson are relying on Legramor's quality to overcome an interrupted preparation when the well-bred filly runs at Te Rapa this weekend.

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Thursday, May 04 2017

Group One winner Charmont has gone to the paddock.

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Thursday, May 04 2017

Old friends will be reunited at the Gold Coast on Saturday when Addictive Habit returns to action.

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Thursday, May 04 2017

Co-trainer Jamie Richards is hopeful Kiwi raider Heroic Valour can continue the stable's good start to the Brisbane winter carnival in the Gr. 3 Gold Coast Guineas on Saturday.

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Thursday, May 04 2017

Northland trainers Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs might double their hand for next month's Gr.1 J.J. Atkins Stakes in Brisbane if promising youngster Not Usual Trip can stay unbeaten at Te Rapa on Saturday.

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Tuesday, May 02 2017

The continuing problems with the New Zealand TAB website had it crashed for over an hour on Saturday, an embarrassing on-going issue for the New Zealand Racing Board.

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Tuesday, May 02 2017

A Group One pedigree was to the fore at Matamata where Griffin opened his career in perfect fashion.

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Tuesday, May 02 2017

Cameron Lammas returned from suspension on Wednesday at Matamata where he immediately made his mark at long odds in the opening event.
 

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Tuesday, May 02 2017

The next-up options for the promising stayer Sylvester will depend on which venue offers the better going.

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Tuesday, May 02 2017

Euphoria will get her chance to atone for a below par performance at her last start when she makes her next appearance in Queensland.

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Monday, May 01 2017

A changing of the guard is forthcoming at the Auckland Racing Club.

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Monday, May 01 2017

New Zealander Sir Peter Vela is great student of racing history so he well knows the significance of what his colt is on the cusp of achieving this weekend.

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Monday, May 01 2017

It will be two-mile business as usual for Who Shot Thebarman later this year.

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Monday, May 01 2017

Evan Rayner has enjoyed past Queensland winter carnival success and he is set for a return after a more than 20-year absence.

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Monday, May 01 2017

Under offer three-year-old Tavidream will head to Brisbane this week regardless of a change of ownership.

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Monday, May 01 2017

Bonniegirl will race in new ownership when she chases further black type success in the Gr.3 Classic Cuisine Rotorua Stakes on Saturday week.

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Monday, May 01 2017

Group One winner Sound Proposition is on the trail of a Queensland winter carnival feature.

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Monday, May 01 2017

Connections of black type performer Let Me Roar have been left to ponder what might have been in the wake of her recent retirement.

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