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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.
Winston Peters has repaid the electoral support of the racing industry with changes to the bloodstock tax rules and plans for an all-weather track.
After some jockeys struggled to see in race two at Riverton on Sunday, officials agreed to abandon the remainder of the programme.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The four-strong New Zealand contingent in the Australian Oaks couldn't compete with ex-pat Kiwi Chris Waller at Randwick on Saturday.
An airline notorious for being miserly has finally shouted its passengers following a win at the racetrack but it was short and sweet.
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.