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Colgan eager for raceday return - NZ Racing Desk

Top jockey Vinnie Colgan is feeling frustrated counting down the weeks until his return to raceday competition, but that’s a far cry from his outlook on his riding future earlier this year.

'Motorcycling community saddened by tragic loss'

The New Zealand motorcycling community is mourning the tragic loss at the weekend of one of its champions.

Hat-trick for Toyota Gazoo Racing and double for Hartley at Le Mans

Toyota GAZOO Racing made it three in a row with its win at Le Mans on Sunday while Toyota driver, New Zealander Brendon Hartley, added the title to his previous Le Mans win.

"New normal" sees KTM riders again to the fore

The New Zealand motocross scene burst back into life with a "new normal" COVID-19 atmosphere during a rare double-header event at Mercer at the weekend.

Win and a loss for Coll and King at Manchester Squash Open

Paul Coll avenged his World Championship final defeat against world No.4 Tarek Momen with a hard-fought 3-2 win over the Egyptian to book his place in the semis, while Joelle King was beaten in four games by top seed Camille Serme of France in her quarter-final.

Pye powers to sixth while Winterbottom taken out at The Bend

DEWALT Racing’s Scott Pye has powered through to the top ten in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship with a sixth place in Race 27, while IRWIN Racing’s Mark Winterbottom was taken out in the opening lap carnage in the final race of The Repco SuperSprint at The Bend.

Another bumper Saturday for Te Akau

It was another proud day for Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis CNZM as the multi-faceted operation recorded seven wins in the space of seven hours, in three different countries on Saturday.

Beaten brigade set their sights on Windsor Park Plate

The Gr.1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m) at Hastings in a fortnight is shaping as another standout contest based on the comments from connections of the horses who finished in behind Saturday’s upset winner of the Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m), Callsign Mav.

Versatile sprinter on Railway path

Trainer Stephen Ralph knows it is a big step up from an open handicap win at Ruakaka to the Gr.1 Sistema Railway (1200m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s day but he is confident he has the horse that can take that leap in versatile customer New York Jazz.

Rider a happy man after dual stakes success at Hastings

If smiling were an Olympic sport, then Milan Park principal Tony Rider would most likely have had a gold medal hanging around his neck on Saturday evening.