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Progressive Scandalo earns deserved break

Scandalo’s work is done for the season after making his mark in the top grade.

Road closures planned for ASB Christchurch Marathon

The ASB Christchurch Marathon is coming back for the 38th year and while road closures are planned, the CBD will be open for business.

Poor first half costs Swifts dearly against Fever

The NSW Swifts fell to a second defeat of the season in their Round 4 Suncorp Super Netball clash at Perth’s HBF Arena on Sunday, 20 May, going down 63-54 to competition leaders West Cost Fever.

Last minute twist gifts Targa Hawke's Bay win to Kirk-Burnnand and Hay

In a third and final day of high drama Auckland pair Steve Kirk-Burnnand and co-driver Mike Hay (BMW 318ti) were gifted the win in the Targa Hawke’s Bay tarmac motor rally which finished in Havelock North on Sunday afternoon.

Power O'Hata confirms her class with impressive Te Rapa victory

The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman training juggernaut rolled on at Te Rapa on Saturday when promising filly Power O’Hata scored in the Distinction Hamilton Hotel 1200.

Latta doubles up on home patch

Local trainer Lisa Latta was to the fore once again on her home track at Awapuni on Saturday with a winning double that included the quinella in the first race of the day.

Battle royal as De Waal and Dippie trade stage wins in Targa Hawke's Bay

There was a battle royal at the top of the leader board on Targa Hawke’s Bay’s second day today as early event pace-setter Nick De Waal and co-driver Shane Reynolds (Subaru Impreza WX STi) traded stage wins with Martin Dippie and his co-driver Jona Grant in Dippie’s late model Porsche GT3 R

Special day for Wanganui horseman

Raymond Connors’ training talents were showcased on Saturday with a memorable double.

Luck runs with The Shackler

The Shackler claimed the first prestige event of the jumping season when second best at Te Rapa had looked more likely to be his reward.

Sprinter back to his front-running best

A lengthy period of frustration with Southern Icon ended on Saturday for trainer Alan Tait when the talented sprinter returned to winning form.

The six-year-old produced a commanding front-running performance to add the BCD Group Handicap (1400m) to his record.