Division in Jockey Ranks Over Minimum Weight

The hot debate in the New Zealand racing world right now centres on comments Dean Yendall, the prolific, widely respected jockey, made on minimum riding weight requirements. A clear division in the jockey racks is obvious. This number was raised while we were battling the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, but ….

NZ Racing Hoping for a Trans-Tasman Trade Bubble

Figures in the Thoroughbred Racing industry are coming forward with support for moves towards opening a travel bubble to extend across the Tasman Sea. It will allow for the important sales trade with Australia to restart. Rangitīkei Member of Parliament Ian Mckelvie, National Spokesman for Racing, was pushed for inside ….

Lockdown’s Lessening Sees Horse Racing Return

The financially beleaguered Horse Racing industry has finally been able to reopen after suffering through months of lockdown along with the rest of us. It leads the return of organised sports in the wake of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. A Harness Racing meet recently unfolded, albeit without fans, at ….

English Experience Helped Smith Make Her Mark

Horses played a huge role in her life and the three years that Donna Smith spent in England working and associating with some of the sport’s biggest names were invaluable, says her recent widower, Mike. New Zealand’s equestrian circles and those around the world were left deeply saddened by her ….

The Chosen One Secures Place at Caulfield

New Zealand stayer The Chosen One has earned a starter ticket for the Caulfield Cup thanks to a victory in the Herbert Power Stakes. As the victor of the 2400m handicap, The Chosen One gains a ballot exemption for the upcoming A$ 5 million Caulfield Cup, which takes place over ….

Khadijah Mellah Wins Magnolia Cup

Khadijah Mellah had not even sat on a racehorse four months ago, but she was able to make racing history by claiming victory at the Magnolia Cup at Glorious Goodwood. The 18-year-old rider is the very first person in the United Kingdom to take part in a competitive horse race ….

Sovereign Wins Irish Derby

Sovereign has won the Irish Derby after leading from start to finish, beating the Epsom victor and fellow stalemate Anthony Van Dyck into second during the event that took place in Curragh. The 33-1 outsider had left the 5-4 favourite overwhelmed after Padraig Beggy ran a fast pace to win ….

Blue Point Wins Royal Ascot 2019

Charlie Appleby-trained Blue Point has claimed the won for the King’s Stand Stakes for a second consecutive year for the opening day of the Royal Ascot. Similar to the 2018 event, which was priced at 5-2, Blue Point finished ahead of Battaash, who has started the race as the 2-1 ….

Altior Remains Unlikely for King George VI

Nicky Henderson has insisted that it is currently very unlikely that Altior will be taking up his entry in the 32Red King George VI Chase set to take place in Kempton. The star of the National Hunt racing side produced another incredible display for his seasonal reappearance at Tingle Creek, ….

Kew Gardens Claims St Leger Stakes Victory

Kew Gardens has won the final Classic of the year with an impressive victory at the St Leger Stakes at Doncaster. Aidan O’Brien had five runners on the field of a total of 12, but it was Kew Gardens who crossed the finish line by two-and-a-quarter-lengths. The favourite Lah Ti ….