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    Unsung hero saves apprentice jockey from potentially life-threatening disaster

    Unsung hero saves apprentice jockey from potentially life-threatening disaster


    A potentially life-threatening situation at last weekend's Te Rapa race meeting was narrowly avoided thanks to the quick thinking and bravery of one of the starting gates...

    A potentially life-threatening situation at last weekend's Te Rapa race meeting was narrowly avoided thanks to the quick thinking and bravery of one of the starting gates crew.
    Bad weather leads to abandonment of Riverton races

    Bad weather leads to abandonment of Riverton races


    After some jockeys struggled to see in race two at Riverton on Sunday, officials agreed to abandon the remainder of the...

    After some jockeys struggled to see in race two at Riverton on Sunday, officials agreed to abandon the remainder of the programme.
    Some feel the warmth of government investment; others just the exhaust fumes

    Some feel the warmth of government investment; others just the exhaust fumes


    OPINION: On Friday morning I turned onto Auckland's southern motorway at Manukau, and headed out of town. Somewhere round about Papakura, the harsh tone of the hands-free phone blared, and I took a...

    OPINION: On Friday morning I turned onto Auckland's southern motorway at Manukau, and headed out of town. Somewhere round about Papakura, the harsh tone of the hands-free phone blared, and I took a call.
    Pukekura Raceway a racecourse and 'community asset'

    Pukekura Raceway a racecourse and 'community asset'


    As dawn breaks in New Plymouth, Pukekura Raceway is alive with flying thoroughbreds, and trainers. But by 9am the sound of thundering hooves has subsided and all is...

    As dawn breaks in New Plymouth, Pukekura Raceway is alive with flying thoroughbreds, and trainers. But by 9am the sound of thundering hooves has subsided and all is quiet.
    NZ First gets tax change for race horse investors through the gates

    NZ First gets tax change for race horse investors through the gates


    Low-income families are the not only winners from the Government's first Budget, with race horse investors set to get a multimillion-dollar...

    Low-income families are the not only winners from the Government's first Budget, with race horse investors set to get a multimillion-dollar leg-up.
    Chris Waller to be inducted into Australian Racing Hall of Fame

    Chris Waller to be inducted into Australian Racing Hall of Fame


    The meteoric rise of ex-pat Kiwi Chris Waller will be acknowledged when the champion Sydney trainer is inducted into Australian Racing Hall of...

    The meteoric rise of ex-pat Kiwi Chris Waller will be acknowledged when the champion Sydney trainer is inducted into Australian Racing Hall of Fame.
    Kiwi jockey James McDonald set to return from betting ban

    Kiwi jockey James McDonald set to return from betting ban


    James McDonald left racing behind. Banned from the saddle for 18 months, the suspended hoop decided to use the time wisely, experiencing what life had to offer away from the sport that had, until then, consumed his every waking...

    James McDonald left racing behind. Banned from the saddle for 18 months, the suspended hoop decided to use the time wisely, experiencing what life had to offer away from the sport that had, until then, consumed his every waking hour.
    Top Australian trainer Robert Smerdon gets life ban from racing

    Top Australian trainer Robert Smerdon gets life ban from racing


    The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board handed out some of the harshest penalties ever issued in Australian racing when the eight employees of Aquanita were sentenced on...

    The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board handed out some of the harshest penalties ever issued in Australian racing when the eight employees of Aquanita were sentenced on Thursday.
    Five Australian racehorse trainers found guilty in industry's 'biggest scandal'

    Five Australian racehorse trainers found guilty in industry's 'biggest scandal'


    Some of Australia's best-known horse trainers face career-ending terms of disqualification after the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board found all eight of them guilty for their involvement in one of Australia's greatest racing...

    Some of Australia's best-known horse trainers face career-ending terms of disqualification after the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board found all eight of them guilty for their involvement in one of Australia's greatest racing scandals.
    Greyhound trainer to appeal two-year ban after dog tests positive to P

    Greyhound trainer to appeal two-year ban after dog tests positive to P


    A veteran greyhound trainer banned for two years following one of his dogs testing positive to methamphetamine and amphetamine will appeal the length of his...

    A veteran greyhound trainer banned for two years following one of his dogs testing positive to methamphetamine and amphetamine will appeal the length of his ban.
    'It is one race at a time' but fourth Cox Plate looks likely

    'It is one race at a time' but fourth Cox Plate looks likely


    There is a beauty to Winx's victories. The image of her in full stride when she lets down will endure for as long as her...

    There is a beauty to Winx's victories. The image of her in full stride when she lets down will endure for as long as her records.
    Savvy Coup best of the Kiwis but it's Unforgotten's Oaks

    Savvy Coup best of the Kiwis but it's Unforgotten's Oaks


    The four-strong New Zealand contingent in the Australian Oaks couldn't compete with ex-pat Kiwi Chris Waller at Randwick on...

    The four-strong New Zealand contingent in the Australian Oaks couldn't compete with ex-pat Kiwi Chris Waller at Randwick on Saturday.
    Budget airline boss shouts passengers to celebrate Grand National win

    Budget airline boss shouts passengers to celebrate Grand National win


    An airline notorious for being miserly has finally shouted its passengers following a win at the racetrack but it was short and...

    An airline notorious for being miserly has finally shouted its passengers following a win at the racetrack but it was short and sweet.
    Million dollar payday books another Melbourne Cup trip

    Million dollar payday books another Melbourne Cup trip


    On a near perfect day for ex-pat Kiwi trainer Chris Waller, who witnessed his champion Winx win a 25th straight race, it was arguably his third Group I triumph on Saturday that was his...

    On a near perfect day for ex-pat Kiwi trainer Chris Waller, who witnessed his champion Winx win a 25th straight race, it was arguably his third Group I triumph on Saturday that was his sweetest.