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Gagarin claims victory in feature Trentham Steeplechase

Tough as teak ten-year-old Gagarin proved the best stayer when he came from last in the early running to win the Grant Plumbing Wellington Steeplechase (5500m) at Trentham.

Nelson and McDougal partnership bag another jumping feature

Fresh from securing a feature jumping double on their home track at Hastings last month, the training partnership of Paul Nelson and Corinna McDougal were at it again at Trentham on Saturday when No Tip took out the Anuka Smoker Wellington Hurdle (3400m).

Local filly debuts in style at Ruakaka

Local two-year-old Annie’s Song indicated she could be a filly with a big future after she made a winning debut over 1000m at Ruakaka on Saturday.

Aucklander Ben Thompson signs contract with Atlanta Braves

It's official, Diamondblacks pitcher Ben Thompson is an Atlanta Brave after signing his contract at his base in Okotoks, Canada after being drafted in June.

Silver Ferns defeat Malawi in World Cup opener

A composed and consistent Silver Ferns opened their Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 campaign with a satisfying 64-45 win over Malawi in Liverpool on Friday.

New Zealand continue unbeaten run in Samoa

The New Zealand U-23 men have continued their unbeaten run at the Pacific Games in Samoa.

Satono Aladdin foals make impact

Rich Hill Stud shuttle stallion, Satono Aladdin, a son of champion sire Deep Impact, has made a good impression on buyers with his first foals sold at the JRHA Select Sale at Northern Horse Park this week.

Racing: 21st birthday present delivers golden result in Grafton Cup

A bargain broodmare and a birthday present from Nick and Anne-Marie King to one of their sons produced an outstanding result for Brighthill Farm in Thursday’s Listed Grafton Cup (2350m).

Racing: Comignaghi brings up century

Apprentice jockey Tina Comignaghi picked up a double at Phar Lap Raceway on Tuesday, securing her 100th career riding win.

The South Island hoop recorded her 99th win aboard Miss Ricky Bobby in the More FM Sprint (1200m).

From one beach to another for Cameron

It has been a week of sunshine and beaches for Catherine Cameron.

The Cambridge trainer has been enjoying a holiday in Hawaii this week, but will return to New Zealand in time to watch Copper Mine and Light Shadow compete at the Northland beach township of Ruakaka on Saturday.