A tale of two Steeplechasing mares

20 May, 2022
As the jumping season in New Zealand gets under way, in the other hemisphere it has wound down with Honeysuckle maintaining her position as jump racing’s pin-up girl. If you follow Na

Win A Trip for Two to The Grand National

11 May, 2022
You could be packing your tweeds and trilby and watching some of New Zealand’s best jumpers go to battle in the famed Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge NZ Grand National Steeplechase

Premier Jumps Racing for 2022

26 April, 2022
It’s almost time to dust off your tweed and reach for your trilby, jumps racing is set to make its return! With 9 premier jumps meetings on the calendar, it will be a season to remember.

Bess: The NZ Thoroughbred who went to War

22 April, 2022
Only four of the more than 10,000 horses New Zealand sent overseas during the first World War returned home, and one was a little thoroughbred mare named Bess.   

World First Horse Ambulance Service for New Zealand

30 March, 2022
The fleet is complete!   New Zealand can now boast the world’s first dedicated national horse ambulance service, following the commissioning of the country

Brand new Karaka hotel opens this weekend

25 March, 2022
A smart new addition to the Karaka countryside is set to open its doors this Saturday with the official opening of New Zealand Bloodstock’s DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka Hotel. S

Bargain buys tackle the New Zealand Oaks

18 March, 2022
How much money do you need to outlay to have some hope of buying a New Zealand Oaks contender? If the field for the $400,000 Group I feature at Trentham this weekend is any indicatio

Vodafone New Zealand Derby: Rich in history and prizes

3 March, 2022
The biggest prize in New Zealand racing will be divided up at Ellerslie on Saturday. The $1 million Vodafone New Zealand Derby has a first prize of $600,000, which, combined with a r

McNab hoping to follow in his father's footsteps

3 March, 2022
Form rider Michael McNab gets a chance to complete a rare family double at Ellerslie on Saturday. McNab will partner fourth-favourite Tutukaka when he attempts to match his father, C

Introducing The Classics Carnival

21 February, 2022
Introducing The Classics Carnival: Three spectacular racedays draped in colour (two out of three - but we’ll get to this later), tradition and prestige.  Whether you’re a d