‘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

Meet the team behind every racehorse

1 June, 2020
How many people does it take to get a horse to the races? On race day it is easy to spot the obvious.  The trainer, strapper and jockey are usually on view, with owners easy to

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

On this day - April 23

23 April, 2020
It was goodbye Australasia and hello world after Balmerino ended his New Zealand race career in style, with a runaway win in the Ormond Memorial at Hastings, on this day in 1977. Bal