Young Gun Q & A: Courtney Barnes

21 April, 2021
For Wingatui based jockey Courtney Barnes, early experiences riding ponies was enough for her to know she wanted a job working with horses. Ten years on from her first raceday ride, and Cour

Kiwi horses in flight

30 March, 2021
New Zealand bred horses have long made their presence felt around the world, but how do they travel? They fly - although a little differently to how you or I would!  

Young Gun Q&A: Todd Pollard

29 March, 2021
Todd Pollard has recently made the trip across the ditch, taking up the role of assistant trainer at Annabel Neasham's Warwick Farm. Success has followed the up and coming horseman, with stabl

Q&A with Colm Murray

19 March, 2021
Twelve months on from being the proud strapper of Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai NZ Oaks winner, Jennifer Eccles, Colm Murray is now the training partner of Shaune Ritchie. We caught up with

Meet the sponsor: Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks

16 March, 2021
Top class racing and an atmosphere to match – bring on Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai New Zealand Oaks Day! We caught up with Michael O'Hagan of Al Basti Equiworld to chat about the sp

Bonecrusher - a true champion

12 March, 2021
It is 35 years since the great Bonecrusher won his first New Zealand Stakes, the race now named in his honour, which will be run at Ellerslie on Saturday. Bonecrusher was a three-year-old w

Q&A with Samantha Collett

11 March, 2021
Samantha Collett, AKA the Cup queen, has won the last two editions of the prestigious Auckland Cup and will be looking to make it three on the trot this Saturday! Why riding?

Yeah The Girls: Racing's ground-breaking and trailblazing women

8 March, 2021
From the ground-breakers to the trailblazers, let's take a moment to reflect on the women who have left, and continue to leave, their mark on our industry.  Linda Jones

The Derby that got away

4 March, 2021
Cathy Hutchinson (nee Treymane) is still the only female rider to have been first past the post in a New Zealand Derby. Hutchinson saluted the judge on Accountant in the 1987 New Zea

Q&A with Vinnie Colgan

2 March, 2021
Amongst New Zealand's most talented jockeys, Vinnie Colgan has ridden more than 1100 raceday winners, 125 of those being at group or listed level and six of those being the prestigious New Zealand