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    Kawi, one of New Zealand's best horses, has been retired

    Kawi, one of New Zealand's best horses, has been retired


    Allan Sharrock was feeling both sad and relieved in the wake of his decision to retire star galloper...

    Allan Sharrock was feeling both sad and relieved in the wake of his decision to retire star galloper Kawi.
    Beating the boys was about proving a point for Sue Walsh

    Beating the boys was about proving a point for Sue Walsh


    Sue Walsh earned herself a slice of racing history four decades ago, but she doesn't consider her achievement at Timaru to be the most memorable of her career as a...

    Sue Walsh earned herself a slice of racing history four decades ago, but she doesn't consider her achievement at Timaru to be the most memorable of her career as a jockey.
    Female jockeys celebrate 40 years of taking on the boys

    Female jockeys celebrate 40 years of taking on the boys


    Forty years of success and acceptance for female jockeys will be celebrated at Saturday's Trentham and Ruakaka race...

    Forty years of success and acceptance for female jockeys will be celebrated at Saturday's Trentham and Ruakaka race meetings.
    Kiwi:  Disappointing adaptation of when the horse from Snowy delivered

    Kiwi: Disappointing adaptation of when the horse from Snowy delivered


    Chestnut gelding Kiwi's victory at the 1983 Melbourne Cup wasn't just important to a depressed region, it was a vital win for a country at a low sporting...

    Chestnut gelding Kiwi's victory at the 1983 Melbourne Cup wasn't just important to a depressed region, it was a vital win for a country at a low sporting ebb.
    Best mate's death puts apprentice jockey Wiremu Pinn on track

    Best mate's death puts apprentice jockey Wiremu Pinn on track


    With nine wins under his belt in less than a month, including victory on his very first race-day mount, New Zealand racing may be witnessing the emergence of a future riding star amongst its apprentice jockey...

    With nine wins under his belt in less than a month, including victory on his very first race-day mount, New Zealand racing may be witnessing the emergence of a future riding star amongst its apprentice jockey ranks.
    Horse falls but jockey Aaron Kuru remounts ... and wins steeplechase

    Horse falls but jockey Aaron Kuru remounts ... and wins steeplechase


    Waikato jockey Aaron Kuru has produced one of the most remarkable acts of horsemanship after his horse Des De Jeu crashed heavily at Awapuni's first...

    Waikato jockey Aaron Kuru has produced one of the most remarkable acts of horsemanship after his horse Des De Jeu crashed heavily at Awapuni's first fence.
    NZ record at Nelson Harness Racing Club's winter festival

    NZ record at Nelson Harness Racing Club's winter festival


    A New Zealand record was set as horses and their drivers took to the track as part of the Nelson Harness Racing Club's winter...

    A New Zealand record was set as horses and their drivers took to the track as part of the Nelson Harness Racing Club's winter festival. 
    Justify completes Triple Crown dream at Belmont Park

    Justify completes Triple Crown dream at Belmont Park


    Justify led all the way to win the Belmont Stakes by one and a half lengths and become horse racing's 13th Triple Crown champion and second in four...

    Justify led all the way to win the Belmont Stakes by one and a half lengths and become horse racing's 13th Triple Crown champion and second in four years.
    Claim race horses drugged to win in attempt to frame trainer

    Claim race horses drugged to win in attempt to frame trainer


    Horses from one of New Zealand's leading harness racing stables must have been deliberately doped by an outside party, an appeal hearing in Auckland has...

    Horses from one of New Zealand's leading harness racing stables must have been deliberately doped by an outside party, an appeal hearing in Auckland has heard.
    Apprentice Kiwi jockey Kavish Chowdhoory banned for excessive whip use

    Apprentice Kiwi jockey Kavish Chowdhoory banned for excessive whip use


    An apprentice Kiwi jockey has been suspended for 12 national riding days for excessive use of his whip, in what the judicial committee labelled the worst breach they had ever witnessed under the...

    An apprentice Kiwi jockey has been suspended for 12 national riding days for excessive use of his whip, in what the judicial committee labelled the worst breach they had ever witnessed under the rule.
    Greyhound trainer John McInerney's remarkable 13 winners at Ascot Park

    Greyhound trainer John McInerney's remarkable 13 winners at Ascot Park


    Canterbury greyhound trainer John McInerney had a decent chance of winning a few races when he lined up 62 of the 106 dogs at Tuesday's Invercargill...

    Canterbury greyhound trainer John McInerney had a decent chance of winning a few races when he lined up 62 of the 106 dogs at Tuesday's Invercargill meeting.
    Shez All Rock gives Australia first Harness Jewels victory

    Shez All Rock gives Australia first Harness Jewels victory


    Those on course at the 2018 edition of the Harness Jewels at Cambridge were treated to something special in the Group I three-year-old Diamond when Australian filly Shez All Rock secured...

    Those on course at the 2018 edition of the Harness Jewels at Cambridge were treated to something special in the Group I three-year-old Diamond when Australian filly Shez All Rock secured victory.
    Harness Jewels markets suspended as nine runners to undergo drug testing

    Harness Jewels markets suspended as nine runners to undergo drug testing


    Betting on six races on Harness Jewels day at Cambridge on Saturday has been suspended by the TAB pending drug tests on nine leading contenders trained by Mark Purdon and Natalie...

    Betting on six races on Harness Jewels day at Cambridge on Saturday has been suspended by the TAB pending drug tests on nine leading contenders trained by Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen.
    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.