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A decade after winning his first Caulfield Cup, Godolphin trainer Saaed bin Suroor has triumphed again with international visitor Best Solution producing a gutsy performance to take out the world's richest 2400 metre handicap on turf.
Talented Kiwi expat jockey James McDonald has been booked to ride Melbourne Cup favourite Yucatan by owner Lloyd Williams.
Punter Graham Henry Beirne is one of the men facing race-fixing charges as part of the Operation Inca investigation into the harness racing scene.
First Australia tried to claim Timaru-bred champion racehorse Phar Lap as their own, and now an Australian is trying to close the Phar Lap Raceway - but Timaru is prepared to put up a fight.
Allan Sharrock says he has nobody but himself to blame after missing the first acceptance payment for next month's A$7 million (NZ$7.67 million) Group I Melbourne Cup, rendering Auckland Cup winner Ladies First ineligible to start.
Racing NSW has suspended betting on The Everest after conducting the barrier draw for Saturday's A$13 million horse race in private before it is revealed on the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday night.
Early indications are positive for Riccarton trainer Michael Pitman, who underwent surgery for bowel cancer on Monday.
A plan to project a horse racing advertisement on the famed sails of the Sydney Opera House is dividing Australians.
An Auckland racecourse under threat of closure will not give up without a fight, one of its former committee members says.
Several harness racing industry figures are denying fraud conspiracy charges alleging race fixing and electing trial by jury.
âChautauqua raced into equine immortality when he won three consecutive group 1 TJ Smith Stakes in Sydney and proved himself the best sprinter in the world with that remarkable win in Hong Kong.
Racing's "race fields" legislation, promoted under National as a key driver to turning around the fortunes of the ailing industry, has been withdrawn from Parliament.
The Gore Racing Club is reaching out to the eastern Southland community for support to help retain thoroughbred racing in town.
A racing stalwart is telling small racing clubs set for closure to start looking towards the future and not be afraid of change.
Race days would be bustling, busier than the main street in town. Arguments would erupt over who got to use the tie-up stalls, and horses being exercised lined the nearby roads.
ï»¿"âThere will be a hell of a tear in my eye if this year is our last race day," John Gray says as he looks out over the 127-year-old racetrack.