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2020 August
2020 July
  • Tue, Jul 28, 2020
    The Racing and Sports Priceline takes aim at the opening day of Glorious Goodwood 2020 - headlined by the Goodwood Cup.


2020 August
  • Sun, Aug 09, 2020
    The two open class trials to be held before the Taupo racemeeting on Wednesday will see a host of New Zealand’s top galloping talent step out for their first serious hit out, including a high-class trio from the Roger James and Robert Wellwood stable.
  • Sun, Aug 09, 2020
    Ex-pat Kiwi breeder, owner and racing enthusiast Tommy Heptinstall is reaping the rewards of his decision to move a number of his current racing team across the Tasman with two winners in the space of four days getting the venture underway on a high note.
  • Sat, Aug 08, 2020
    Trainer Allan Sharrock and his apprentice Hazel Schofer claimed all the plaudits at Hawera on Saturday with the pair dominating proceedings on the day.
  • Sat, Aug 08, 2020
    In a thrilling finish to the day’s second feature jumping event, Waverley visitor It’s A Wonder fought back in the final few strides to down South Island raider Delacroix in the Signature Homes Waikato Steeplechase (3900m).
  • Sat, Aug 08, 2020
    A plan set by trainer Toby Autridge back in November came to fruition at Te Rapa when Tommyra bolted home in the Fairview Motors Waikato Hurdle (3200m).
  • Fri, Aug 07, 2020
    Shaun Phelan won’t enjoy watching his fellow jumps jockeys compete in two of the country’s feature jumps races at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Fri, Aug 07, 2020
    Next Monday will mark the farewell to one of the unsung promoters of the New Zealand racing and breeding industry with the funeral of Ronald Walter Ladd, QSM.
  • Fri, Aug 07, 2020
    Evergreen galloper Sampson will kick-off his 11-year-old season at Hawera on Saturday and trainer Howie Mathews said his pride and joy is training like a horse half his age.
  • Thu, Aug 06, 2020
    Matamata trainer Jamie Richards is comfortable with star mare Melody Belle carrying the favourite tag into Saturday's Gr.2 Missile Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill.
  • Thu, Aug 06, 2020
    Harvey Wilson was unable to switch to hands-free mode but was still able to give a good push to his Te Rapa chances from the driver's seat on It's A Wonder on Thursday morning.
  • Tue, Aug 04, 2020
    It may have only been a maiden race at Te Aroha on Sunday, but Justastate earned her photo spot amongst Rogan Norvall’s gallery of the memorable feature winners he rode during his career in the saddle.
  • Tue, Aug 04, 2020
    South Auckland trainer Nicholas Bishara had every confidence that his former stable star Verry Elleegant would get better with time and he believes her five-year-old season will be her best yet.
  • Sun, Aug 02, 2020
    Ex-pat Kiwi trainer Bjorn Baker enjoyed a breakout season at the metropolitan level in Sydney over the past twelve months and continued that momentum on Saturday with a winning double at Randwick.
  • Sun, Aug 02, 2020
    Trainer David Greene received a pleasant surprise at Te Aroha on Sunday when debutant Judy’s Song raced away in the closing stages of a maiden 1200m contest to score an unexpected victory.
  • Sun, Aug 02, 2020
    Kim Coxon couldn’t have scripted a better end to her current time as a licensed trainer when Tammie Wynette provided her with the perfect farewell at Matamata on Saturday.
  • Sun, Aug 02, 2020
    Progressive galloper Tigre Royale continued on his winning way when he dominated his rivals over 2400m at Sandown on Sunday.
2020 July
  • Fri, Jul 31, 2020
    Te Awamutu horseman Clayton Chipperfield is pleased with the progress of his stable star Catalyst as he builds towards a spring campaign in Sydney.
  • Thu, Jul 30, 2020
    Melbourne campaign for Santa Catarina; Mohaather makes amends in Sussex Stakes; New editor at the helm of RaceForm
  • Thu, Jul 30, 2020
    Group One performers Supera and Princess Kereru will take centre stage early as racing returns to Matamata for the first time since the COVID-19 lockdown on Saturday.
  • Wed, Jul 29, 2020
    Foxton trainer Chrissy Bambry is making a habit of training multiple winners in a day and that trend continued at Hastings on Wednesday where she sent out a winning double.
  • Wed, Jul 29, 2020
    Trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have their fingers crossed they can attain a travel exemption for a couple of staff members ahead of spring racing.
  • Wed, Jul 29, 2020
    Matamata apprentice jockey Darren Danis will make a return to raceday riding at his home track on Saturday.
  • Wed, Jul 29, 2020
    Rising eight-year-old Sultan Of Swing showed he still has the zest for racing when winning a 900m trial at Te Rapa on Tuesday and the Shaune Ritchie-trained gelding is on target for an early season feature.
  • Tue, Jul 28, 2020
    After more than 27 years off the racing scene, Diana Kennedy has bounced back with an impressive winning streak over the last three weekends, but she never imagined she would be doing it from Cambridge.
  • Mon, Jul 27, 2020
    Leith Innes was glad to get the winning feeling back at Avondale on Saturday, but New Zealand isn’t where he was supposed to be during winter.
  • Mon, Jul 27, 2020
    Kozzi Asano may not have been a household name in racing circles at the beginning of the season, but the talented apprentice jockey made sure he was by the end.
  • Sun, Jul 26, 2020
    A relationship forged over many years in the racing game together bore further fruit on Saturday when the Stephen Marsh-trained Letz’av Bubbles broke her maiden status at just her third raceday start.
  • Sun, Jul 26, 2020
    Versatile galloper Major Tom cemented his bid for the Gr.3 Winter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton next month when he charged home out wide to score handsomely over 1400m at Avondale on Saturday.
  • Thu, Jul 23, 2020
    An association that was struck nearly 40 years ago between trans-Tasman trainers was once again to the fore on Wednesday.
  • Thu, Jul 23, 2020
    Last opportunity to secure Pearl Series bonuses; Avondale win for Make Time; Counties meeting transferred to Avondale
  • Thu, Jul 23, 2020
    Cranbourne trainer Francis Finnegan is confident Kiwi import Lord Bouzeron can again foot it with some of the better late-season three-year-olds when he returns to Caulfield on Saturday.
  • Wed, Jul 22, 2020
    Time called for Justa Charlie; Mystery Shot out to continue winning roll; Gelagotis looks towards the spring with gelding; Progressive Travest chasing Rosehill win
  • Wed, Jul 22, 2020
    Trainer Stephen Autridge saddled two runners at Avondale on Wednesday, with Savabeel three-year-old Prosperous making a good impression when winning by five lengths on debut, while well-bred colt Kurt was narrowly beaten into second.
  • Wed, Jul 22, 2020
    Shane Crawford has spent a large portion of his working life overseas in various racing jurisdictions, but the Cambridge trainer is pleased to be based in his homeland with the COVID-19 pandemic currently wreaking havoc around the world.
  • Tue, Jul 21, 2020
    Michael Coleman has officially made the call to retire from race riding following the serious injuries he suffered at the Rotorua trials on June 30.
  • Tue, Jul 21, 2020
    South Auckland trainers Peter and Dawn Williams will take just one runner to Avondale on Wednesday, but they believe that is enough to pick up a cheque.
  • Tue, Jul 21, 2020
    Talented New Zealand jumper Tallyho Twinkletoe will be be vying for back-to-back wins in the Grand National Hurdle (4200m) next month, but trainer Rachael Cunningham is hoping to spoil his party with compatriot Bee Tee Junior.
  • Tue, Jul 21, 2020
    Talented galloper Ali Baba is a more motivated horse this preparation and turned in an impressive performance to win the Fiber Fresh Stables BBQ Hurdle (2800m) at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jul 20, 2020
    Former Argentinian apprentice Diego Montes de Oca has had to cope with some major life changes since coming to New Zealand, but it proved all worthwhile when winning on Lalone at Awapuni on Saturday.
  • Mon, Jul 20, 2020
    The NZ suffix dominated proceedings at Pakenham on Sunday, with all six jumping races taken out by Kiwi horses.
  • Mon, Jul 20, 2020
    Leaving a couple of their star gallopers over in New South Wales to spell after their autumn campaigns is proving to be a masterstroke by Te Akau principal David Ellis.
  • Sun, Jul 19, 2020
    Riccarton trainer Terri Rae made her way to Timaru on Sunday with high hopes of a good showing from her eight-strong team but even she was blown away by the day’s final winning tally.
  • Sun, Jul 19, 2020
    Consistent mare Call Me Evie rewarded some inspired late support from punters when she overcame a wide run in transit to take out a rating 65 1100m contest at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jul 19, 2020
    The John and Karen Parsons-trained Delacroix made the long trip north from Balcairns a profitable one when he proved too strong for his rivals over the concluding stages of the Ken and Roger Browne Memorial Steeplechase (3900m) at Te Rapa.
  • Sun, Jul 19, 2020
    Well-travelled galloper My Gift bounced back to winning form on his favourite track when he dominated his rivals over the closing stages of Saturday’s feature race at Awapuni, the John Turkington Forestry Ltd Rangitikei Gold Cup (2100m).
  • Sat, Jul 18, 2020
    Arguably Australasia’s best jumper Tallyho Twinkletoe will begin his Australian campaign to defend his Grand National Hurdle (4200m) and Steeplechase (4500m) titles at Pakenham on Sunday.
  • Sat, Jul 18, 2020
    Kiwi sourced horses feature in Hong Kong awards;No Singapore return for Collett; Shalwa looking to bow out in style
  • Sat, Jul 18, 2020
    Trainer Graeme Rogerson is confident smart two-year-old De La Terre can notch the third win of her juvenile year when she tackles the Dylan Johnson Bloodstock 2YO (1100m) at Te Rapa on Saturday.
  • Sat, Jul 18, 2020
    The John Turkington Forestry LTD Rangitikei Gold Cup (2100m) may not have its Listed status this year, but that doesn’t concern Foxton trainer Chrissy Bambry who will line-up race favourite Speed Call.
  • Sat, Jul 18, 2020
    New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) have announced that stakes levels for the 2020/21 racing season will return to those in the 2019/20 season pre-COVID-19.
  • Wed, Jul 15, 2020
    Timaru trainers Mel and Warwick Coles are taking two horses down to Ascot Park’s Friday meeting and they are hoping they can come home with a quinella.
  • Wed, Jul 15, 2020
    Breeder-owner Allan Hayward reckons he had a justifiable reason for missing Battle Time's first-up run in June, he was getting married.
  • Tue, Jul 14, 2020
    Recognised industry participant Dylan Johnson is establishing his own bloodstock consultancy, Dylan Johnson Bloodstock, in a move which will see him retained as the sales agent for Westbury Stud.
  • Tue, Jul 14, 2020
    Kiwi-bred scores in Macau; Rock ‘N’ Pop enjoying new surroundings; Tavirun primed ahead of Saturday
  • Tue, Jul 14, 2020
    Cambridge trainer Tony Pike had a number of talented gallopers in action at the Ellerslie trials on Tuesday, including comeback galloper Sacred Elixir.
  • Mon, Jul 13, 2020
    Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston has had a good run with former North Island horses and that continued on his home track on Saturday when Hunua Hank took out his 1600m contest.
  • Mon, Jul 13, 2020
    3YO target for Lord Bouzeron; Aiming for the Sky; Pelvic injury still to be diagnosed for Knight Mariner
  • Mon, Jul 13, 2020
    Ruakaka trainer Kenny Rae was pleased to be back in the winner’s circle at Ellersliie on Saturday where he sent out a double.
  • Sun, Jul 12, 2020
    Promising young rider Callum Jones is making every post a winner in the early stages of his career, adding a winning treble to his record after bagging a double on his home track last month.
  • Sun, Jul 12, 2020
    Rangiora trainer Paul Harris spent a sleepless night on Friday as he counted down the hours to the commencement of racing on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jul 12, 2020
    Rugged stayer Redcayenne sprang an upset at Ellerslie on Saturday when he scored first up over 1400m for new trainer Alan Morley.
  • Sun, Jul 12, 2020
    Talented three-year-old Shoshone was back to her best as she registered a comprehensive performance to win fresh-up over 1200m at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Sun, Jul 12, 2020
    An impressive victory over 900m at the Ellerslie trials last month indicated Sweet Molly Malone was a strong winning chance at the venue on Saturday and so it proved as she dashed away in the home straight to register a comfortable two and a quarter length victory in a maiden 1200m contest.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    Trainer Paul Preusker has taken a patient approach with Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) contender Surprise Baby this year.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    One of the most formidable partnerships in Australasian jumps racing continued their undefeated record at Wanganui on Friday when winning the Brian FM Open Hurdle (2400m).
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    Group Three performer Jakkalbomb will be able to answer the question of whether she can handle a heavy track when she contests the Barfoot & Thompson Body Corporate 1200 at Ellerslie on Saturday.
  • Thu, Jul 09, 2020
    Waipukurau trainer Simon Wilson has welcomed the announcement that the Gr.3 Winter Cup (1600m) will take place next month.
  • Thu, Jul 09, 2020
    Stephen Marsh has his bases covered this weekend as the only trainer in the country to have runners at all three galloping meetings.
  • Thu, Jul 09, 2020
    Gore trainer Ellis Winsloe thought he would have a couple of nice chances in the Grand National Steeplechase (5600m) this year, however, its absence as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced him to change tack.
  • Wed, Jul 08, 2020
    Countofmontecristo begins Kranji Mile campaign; Victorian horses barred from racing in NSW; Raceform returns in new season
  • Wed, Jul 08, 2020
    Wanganui jockey Johnathan Parkes will begin the quest for the final 100 winners he needs to join the New Zealand 1000-win jockey club when he rides at his home track on Friday.
  • Wed, Jul 08, 2020
    Multiple Group One winner The Bostonian is set to cross the Tasman once again this spring to try and add to his elite-level tally.
  • Tue, Jul 07, 2020
    The Kiwi connections of smart mare Polly Grey were delighted to see the daughter of Azamour show a glimpse of her ability when finishing second in the Listed Winter Championship Series Final (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday behind impressive winner Sircconi.
  • Tue, Jul 07, 2020
    Weight, it’s the bane of many jockeys’ existence, and late last year it became a bit too much for talented apprentice Hazel Schofer.


2020 August
  • Sun, Aug 09, 2020
    The Berlin track is the venue for the top race in Germany on Sunday.
  • Mon, Aug 03, 2020
    It turned out to be Current Option that won the feature second up for the week.
  • Mon, Aug 03, 2020
    And watch her they did as she produced a nice win in the G1 Prix Rothschild at Deauville on Sunday.
2020 July
  • Fri, Jul 31, 2020
    The 22yo (just) has won his first English G1 with Fancy Blue in the Sussex Stakes.
  • Sun, Jul 26, 2020
    Win her third King George – Enable that is.
  • Sat, Jul 25, 2020
    The Czech jockey is still in an induced coma in a Hannover hospital following his bad fall on 3rd July.
  • Sat, Jul 25, 2020
    It is good to see that jockeys Victor Espinoza, Umberto Rispoli and Flavien Prat have been able to return to racing after a brush with Covid-19.
  • Thu, Jul 16, 2020
    With Umberto Rispoli now joining the list of jockeys who have tested positive to Covid-19 the effects are being felt from coast to coast.
  • Sun, Jul 12, 2020
    Riding in only his second G1, Cieren Fallon aged 21 won his first G1 on Oxted in the July Stakes.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    Or to her horse Tactical who won the July Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    The spring meeting had to be put off but eventually it's here.


2020 August
  • Sun, Aug 09, 2020
    Being the full brother of former top juvenile Be Bee, Be You had big shoes to fill on Saturday, but he certainly did it in style with a brilliant win on debut - just like his big brother did three years ago.
  • Sun, Aug 09, 2020
    One person who looks all poised to play an integral part in Mr Malek’s and quite possibly, the latter’s trainer Lee Freedman’s future journey is A’Isisuhairi Kasim.
  • Sun, Aug 09, 2020
    Inferno, the horse widely dubbed as the next big thing at Kranji, showed that tag was not usurped after he recorded a soft win at his racing comeback on Saturday.
  • Sun, Aug 09, 2020
    The $85,000 Class 2 race over 1100m garnered a strong field with the likes of Siam Warrior, Muraahib and Pennywise, but in the end, it hatched an unexpected winner in Sacred Rebel on Saturday.