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It was a day for close finishes in the feature events at Trentham, so it was no surprise that the result of the day's iconic two-mile feature would go right down to the wire.
For the second time in four days, a race on the West Coast was abandoned due to an injured jockey lying on the track.
Steve Tyler had a feeling of dread as his apprentice jockey lay unconscious on the track after a horror fall at Kumara on Saturday.
Horses have taken to the track on the first day of the Interislander Summer Festival at the Richmond Showgrounds.
Victor Thomas Spink, a drug importer who was a major figure in the Jockey Tapes scandal in Australia that saw Kiwi rider Jim Cassidy hit with a long disqualification, has died in Sydney. He was 76.
The Timaru Harness Racing Club is adamant it will continue racing at the Phar Lap Raceway even if thoroughbred gallops disappear from the track in the 2022-23 season, its president Elizabeth Shand says.
A former South Canterbury racing official has laid the blame for the potential closure of Timaru's Phar Lap Raceway at the feet of North Island decision makers.
OPINION: Raceday punters should know there's more to being a clerk of the course than wearing a red coat and riding a fetching grey horse.
Outsider Santa Monica belied her $77 winning-odds to take out the Group 1 Sistema Railway 1200m at Ellerslie on New Year's Day.
Matamata filly Imelda Mary caused a minor upset when she dashed away from her age-group rivals to take out the Gr.2 Valachi Downs Royal Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie on Tuesday.
Hundreds turned out on Saturday with gazebos, deck chairs, and a chilly bin full of cold beverages to enjoy what might be Stratford's last race day.
The Phar Lap Raceway, which was recommended for closure in the controversial Messara Report to the Government in July, can sustain itself financially, its club treasurer says.
For many communities the days of bringing your own beer or wine to race meetings are already over, but proposed new legislation could see them return and keep police out of meddling in future events.
Despite 90 millimetres of rain throughout the week and 35 late scratchings, plenty of punters flooded the gates at Awapuni for the Boxing Day races.
International model Kylie Bax had success on a different type of runway when her mare Danzdanzdance won the Group One Zabeel Classic at Ellerslie on Boxing Day.