Keyword: New Zealand

  • Female Jockeys Find Success in New Zealand

    The result of an English study released this week that concluded female jockeys rode as well as their male counterparts should not have caused any surprise in New Zealand.

  • Hogans Named NZ Breeders of the Year

    After a stellar 2015/16 season for Cambridge Stud, Sir Patrick and Justine Lady Hogan, Aug. 7 were named New Zealand Breeders of the Year at the annual New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Awards in Auckland.

  • Sound Proposition Up Late for Easter Win

    Sound Proposition came in off the also-eligible list and scored his first group I win in thrilling fashion in the Manco Easter Stakes April 23 at Ellerslie.

  • Strong Start to New Zealand Yearling Sale

    A diverse group of international buyers led to across-the-board increases for key figures during the Jan. 25 first day of the two-day Karaka premier sale conducted by New Zealand Bloodstock.

  • Kawi Digs In for Thorndon Mile Win

    Race favorite Kawi was given a textbook ride by Leith Innes to win the NZ$200,000 Thorndon Mile (NZ-I) Jan. 23 at Trentham and add a third top-level victory to his record.

  • Adventador, Dukedom Pull Trentham Upsets

    Adventador relished the less-than-ideal track conditions at Trentham Jan. 16 and pulled an unlikely victory in the JR&N Berkett Telegraph (NZ-I), scoring his first group win in an 80-1 upset.

  • Ryan Mark Takes Railway with Final Surge

    Bidding for his first win at the top level, Ryan Mark needed an outstretched neck and last stride lunge to capture the NZ$200,000 Sistema Railway Stakes (NZ-I) Jan. 1 at Ellerslie.

  • Colt First Winner for Pluck

    2010 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT) victor gained his first winner when Australian-bred Gasoline won at Ellerslie in New Zealand Dec. 26.

  • Risque Comes From Behind in NZ 1000 Guineas

    Top-ranked New Zealand jockey Matthew Cameron added the New Zealand One Thousand Guineas (NZ-I) to his record Nov. 14 when bringing Risque from far back for victory at Riccarton Park.

  • NZ Sire No Excuse Needed Dies at 17

    New Zealand sire No Excuse Needed was fatally injured in a paddock accident Sept. 25, Wakaito Stud announced. He was 17.

  • Kawi Handy Winner of Makfi Challenge

    Favorite Kawi christened group I racing in New Zealand for the 2015-16 season when easily winning the Makfi Challenge at Hastings.

  • Pondarosa Miss Prevails in Easter Thriller

    Four horses were seemingly locked together at the finish of the Manco Easter Handicap (gr. I) April 18 at Ellerslie, but Pondarosa Miss got her head in front after storming strongly down the outside.

  • Rock Diva Dances to Auckland Cup Victory

    Under a patient ride from jockey Mark Du Plessis, Raffles Racing's Rock Diva danced her way through the field to post a three-quarters of a length victory in the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (NZ-I) March 4.

  • Soriano, Sacred Star Win in New Zealand

    Soriano slipped up on the inside of pacesetter Fast Dragon late in the Herbie Dyke Stakes (NZ-I) Feb. 7 at Te Rapa and battled that rival stride for stride before getting her head in front at the finish.

  • Puccini Cuts Back for Thorndon Mile Triumph

    Appearing to have nowhere to run at the home turn, last year's New Zealand Derby (NZ-I) winner Puccini was eased off the rail and spurted through a narrow opening to win the Thorndon Mile (NZ-I) Jan. 24 at Trentham.

  • New Zealand Champion Sire O'Reilly Dies

    O'Reilly, a New Zealand Horse of the Year and four-time champion sire, passed away in his paddock Dec. 31 at Waikato Stud in Matamata, New Zealand.

  • Irish-Bred Pure Champion Wins in New Zealand

    Irish-bred outsider Pure Champion repelled a strong challenge from favorite I Do and won the Windsor Park Plate (NZ-I) Sept. 20 at Hastings Racecourse in New Zealand.

  • Karaka Sale Concludes With Numbers Up

    Steady trade over three days at New Zealand Bloodstock's select yearling sale moved key market indicators ahead of last year as the auction wrapped up Jan. 31 at Karaka.

  • Top Level Double for Jockey, Sire at Trentham

    Jockey Mark Du Plessis scored a group I double Jan. 18 at Trentham Racecourse when piloting Recite to victory in the Ocean Park Levin Classic (NZ-I) and Irish Fling to capture the J&N Berkitt Telegraph Handicap (NZ-I).

  • Racing Authorities Endorse Steroid Ban

    The executive council of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities has taken the stand that anabolic steroids have no place in horse racing and should be not be permitted either in or out of competition.

  • Filly Recite Stays Unbeaten in New Zealand

    Unbeaten filly Recite kept her record perfect with a clear win in the $225,000 The Oaks Stud Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes (NZ-I), New Zealand's richest race for 2-year-olds, March 30.

  • Historian Springs Thorndon Mile Surprise

    Ngai Chun-Hung's former New Zealand classic-placed Historian posted an unlikely win at the group I level Jan. 25 at Trentham when edging Lady Kipling in the Harcourts Thorndon Mile.

  • Fleur de Lune Nails Down Railway Stakes

    Fleur de Lune halted a four-race winless skid when capturing the Sistema Railway Stakes (NZ-I) on Jan. 1 at Ellerslie Racecourse and added a long-sought top achievement to her record.

  • Average Falls 19.2% at NZ Festival Sale

    A colt by Don Eduardo brought the top price of NZ$60,000 ($46,160 in U.S. funds) on the last day, equaling the amount brought by a Gallant Guru--Blessed Thee colt during the festival auction's opening session Feb. 6.