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Dame Valerie Adams qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

In her first competition in 20 months, Dame Valerie Adams has thrown 18.65m in the women’s shot put at the Potts Classic in Hastings, bettering the Tokyo Olympic Games entry standard (18.50m) and the entry standard for the World Athletics Indoor Championships (18.30m), which are coming up in Ma

Maher secures sales pick

A strong resemblance to Gr.1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) winner Jameka led to the first $500,000 sale at Karaka on Sunday.

Te Akau stars impress in Ellerslie exhibition

Less than 24 hours after producing the headline acts on Karaka Million night at Ellerslie, the Te Akau Racing team were back in the thick of the action at the annual National Yearling Sales on Sunday.

Herbie Dyke assignment for Luvaluva

Expat New Zealand trainer John Sargent is hoping to strike while the iron is hot with New Zealand-bred mare Luvaluva.

The daughter of Mastercraftsman has recorded two stakes victories in her last two starts after a 20-month hiatus from the winner’s circle.

Catalyst connections chipper after Mr Tiz win

Trainer Clayton Chipperfield had plenty of thoughts running through his mind shortly after the start of Saturday’s Gr.3 Henley Park Mr Tiz Trophy (1200m) although not many of them are printable.

Walls stuns Castrol TRS field with Teretonga pole position

Australian racer Jackson Walls turned the form book on its head in the second qualifying session at Teretonga to claim a sensational pole position for the feature race at the second round of the Castrol Toyota Racing series at Teretonga Park.

Zoi Sadowski Synnott fifth in X Games Slopestyle

NZ snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (Wanaka) has finished fifth in the Jeep Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle at X Games Aspen.

Silver Ferns defeat South Africa in London

The Silver Ferns were given a testing workout ahead of tomorrow’s final after repelling a spirited South Africa 48-41 in the Vitality Netball Nations Cup in London.

Fans soak up sevens and sun in Hamilton at 2020 HSBC NZ Sevens

Sizzling sevens and weather to match saw the HSBC New Zealand Sevens 21st birthday celebrations kick off in style at FMG Stadium Waikato on Saturday.

Southern mare takes the spoils in Westbury Classic

Outstanding southern mare Kiwi Ida showed northern racegoers a glimpse of her undoubted class when she dashed home to take out the Gr.2 Westbury Classic (1400m) in her first look at the Ellerslie track.