125th anniversary of Women's Suffrage

19 September, 2018
On September 19th 1893, New Zealand women became the first in a self-governing country to gain the right to vote. It came after a long campaign for women’s rights led by Kate Sheppar

A Family Affair – David Archer

18 September, 2018
Brought to you by FastTrack Insurance   A passion for racing tends to be something you inherit from an afflicted family member, and David Archer, owne

Thomsen living a melodious life

12 September, 2018
Brought to you by FastTrack Insurane On a blackboard at home, Shane Thomsen has written the words 'Living the dream'. It's his motto for life. And it's fair to say he is.

Unsung Hero - Sharon Johnson, a.k.a Ginge

5 September, 2018
Those at the Matamata Race Track pre-dawn can set their clocks by the gap lady, Sharon Johnson.    Ginge, as she is known by most, is there at 4.30am six

Eye on the prize - Andrew Carston

15 March, 2018
Christchurch born and bred Andrew Carston has his eye on the NZ Trainers’ Newcomer Award.   The 36-year-old trainer is the clear front-runner for the recently r

Life after the final race – Noel Harris

5 March, 2018
Noel Harris was a true champion of the race track, having one of the longest and most successful careers ever experienced  by a New Zealand jockey.    

Young Gun - Sam Weatherley

15 February, 2018
Award-winning apprentice Sam Weatherley saddled his first horse as a four-year-old and has never looked back.    He’s following in the footsteps of grandfa