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Allan Sharrock was feeling both sad and relieved in the wake of his decision to retire star galloper Kawi.
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.
Forty years of success and acceptance for female jockeys will be celebrated at Saturday's Trentham and Ruakaka race meetings.
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.
Harness racing will go ahead following a nail-biting wait by organisers to see if the weather was going to improve.
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.
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.
A group of Waikato equine students have some big decisions to make shortly as part of a New Zealand-first project.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Two horses that were caught up in the Harness Jewels drug contamination saga have won races at the glamour meeting.
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.
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.