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    Shamal wins Grand National Steeplechase at Riccarton

    Shamal wins Grand National Steeplechase at Riccarton


    Hunterville visitor Shamal capitalised on a perfect trip throughout to take out the 144th running of the Grand National Steeplechase (5600m) at...

    Hunterville visitor Shamal capitalised on a perfect trip throughout to take out the 144th running of the Grand National Steeplechase (5600m) at Riccarton.
    Jackfrost jumps to Grand National Hurdle victory

    Jackfrost jumps to Grand National Hurdle victory


    The emotion showed on the faces of trainers Brian and Shane Anderton after Jackfrost fulfilled a 12-month plan when winning the Grand National Hurdles (4200m) at Riccarton on...

    The emotion showed on the faces of trainers Brian and Shane Anderton after Jackfrost fulfilled a 12-month plan when winning the Grand National Hurdles (4200m) at Riccarton on Wednesday.
    Deaths of five greyhounds 'completely unacceptable', SPCA says

    Deaths of five greyhounds 'completely unacceptable', SPCA says


    The deaths of five greyhounds belonging to one of the country's top trainers is another reminder of unnecessary deaths in the industry, the SPCA...

    The deaths of five greyhounds belonging to one of the country's top trainers is another reminder of unnecessary deaths in the industry, the SPCA says.
    Prominent greyhound trainer charged after five dogs die

    Prominent greyhound trainer charged after five dogs die


    One of the country's top greyhound trainers has been charged with negligence after five of his dogs died from...

    One of the country's top greyhound trainers has been charged with negligence after five of his dogs died from suffocation.
    Ladies First on track for  2018 Melbourne Cup

    Ladies First on track for 2018 Melbourne Cup


    ​A horse with Taranaki ties is on track to be among those lining up at the starting gate for the 2018 Melbourne...

    ​A horse with Taranaki ties is on track to be among those lining up at the starting gate for the 2018 Melbourne Cup.
    Triple Crown winner Justify retired from racing

    Triple Crown winner Justify retired from racing


    Triple Crown winner Justify has been retired from racing because of fluid in his left front...

    Triple Crown winner Justify has been retired from racing because of fluid in his left front ankle.
    Horse whisperer Monty Roberts says he can save career of millionaire horse Chautauqua

    Horse whisperer Monty Roberts says he can save career of millionaire horse Chautauqua


    World-famous horse whisperer Monty Roberts says he can reignite the career of Australian cult hero Chautauqua in time for the A$13 million (NZ$14.1m) race The Everest — but only if the Hawkes family listens to his advice and pays him...

    World-famous horse whisperer Monty Roberts says he can reignite the career of Australian cult hero Chautauqua in time for the A$13 million (NZ$14.1m) race The Everest — but only if the Hawkes family listens to his advice and pays him accordingly.
    American Pharoah jockey Victor Espinoza injured when horse he was riding dies

    American Pharoah jockey Victor Espinoza injured when horse he was riding dies


    Victor Espinoza, the Hall of Fame jockey who rode American Pharoah to the Triple Crown, has suffered a back injury after a horse he was riding died suddenly during...

    Victor Espinoza, the Hall of Fame jockey who rode American Pharoah to the Triple Crown, has suffered a back injury after a horse he was riding died suddenly during training.
    Racing Australia launch fresh attack on illegal offshore bookmakers

    Racing Australia launch fresh attack on illegal offshore bookmakers


    Any person subject to the Australian rules of racing who is suspected of placing a bet with an illegal operator can now have his or her phone and computer seized in a fresh assault on brazen offshore wagering...

    Any person subject to the Australian rules of racing who is suspected of placing a bet with an illegal operator can now have his or her phone and computer seized in a fresh assault on brazen offshore wagering operators.
    Gai Waterhouse stablehand sentenced for punching colleague in 'rage of jealousy'

    Gai Waterhouse stablehand sentenced for punching colleague in 'rage of jealousy'


    A Sydney magistrate has launched a blistering attack on alcohol-fuelled violence by women, telling one woman that "it's about time sentences are imposed [on] females that are imposed on males for the same...

    A Sydney magistrate has launched a blistering attack on alcohol-fuelled violence by women, telling one woman that "it's about time sentences are imposed [on] females that are imposed on males for the same thing".
    Abusive rugby player allegedly strikes again in racing

    Abusive rugby player allegedly strikes again in racing


    A promising harness racing driver with previous form for abuse has pled guilty to misconduct after abusing two female...

    A promising harness racing driver with previous form for abuse has pled guilty to misconduct after abusing two female drivers.
    Hopes raised for all-weather racing track at Awapuni

    Hopes raised for all-weather racing track at Awapuni


    An all-weather training and racing track at Awapuni is on acting Prime Minister Winston Peters' list to receive some money from the provincial growth...

    An all-weather training and racing track at Awapuni is on acting Prime Minister Winston Peters' list to receive some money from the provincial growth fund.