Winter Fashion at the races

7 August, 2020
Winter at the races: your need-to-knows With winter racing in full swing, fashion stylist and Fashion in the Field enthusiast Angela Stone discusses what to wea

Celebrating 42 Years of Jockey Equality

15 July, 2020
On July 15, 1978 four women rode out onto the Trentham and Waimate racecourses to compete against men for the first time in New Zealand history. This was a huge milestone; until 1970 females

‘Freddy’ proves a hit at Cranford Hospice

1 June, 2020
Covid-19 has affected so many New Zealand businesses and charities and one that has felt the full brunt of the crisis is Cranford Hospice in Hastings. The palliative care centre rece

On this day - 18 May

18 May, 2020
 It would be rare for a year to pass without the name Maree Lyndon cropping up in media stories on the racing industry in New Zealand and Australia. It is almost 30 years since

On this day - May 7

7 May, 2020
It was 41 years today that New Zealand jockey Linda Jones recorded a landmark win in Brisbane. Jones, a true trailblazer in promoting the cause of female jockeys in New Zealand and A

On this day - May 2

2 May, 2020
Poetic Prince launched an outstanding career when recording his first win on this day 33 years ago. The Taranaki galloper attracted little fanfare when winning a late season juvenile

On this day - April 29

29 April, 2020
It is 20 years today since Sunline recorded her first All Aged Stakes win, at Randwick, in Sydney. It was her fifth Group I win and she notched another eight before the end of her ex

On this day - April 27

27 April, 2020
The Marlborough Cup rarely attracts international attention but that was not the case on this day six years ago. For the 2014 Marlborough Cup was the race that enabled David Walsh to

Bess : The NZ Thoroughbred who went to War

25 April, 2020
Bess poses with trooper Trooper Clutha McKenzie. Photo : Australian War Memorial   Only four of

On this day - April 24

24 April, 2020
Any horse who starred in the early years of the Sydney autumn carnival needed to be both talented and tough. There was no room on the podium for the faint-hearted.The champion New Zea