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She’s A Thief steals opening event at Ellerslie

Former top juvenile She’s A Thief made a welcome return to winning form when she took out the opening event at Ellerslie on the weekend.

Winning treble caps successful day for Cambridge trainer

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike left Ellerslie racecourse on Saturday evening flush with the success of producing a winning treble on the day along with the anticipation of potentially snagging an even bigger prize in two weeks’ time.

Verry Elleegant pleases in return

Former New Zealand-trained filly Verry Elleegant resumed with an eye catching second behind Amphitrite in the Gr.3 the Tab Vanity (1400m) at Flemington on Saturday for new trainer Chris Waller and impressed rider James McDonald.

Olympic legend training Eminent

Sir Mark Todd, New Zealand’s greatest Olympic eventer, has taken on a new challenge and is training regally-bred racehorse Eminent and plans to run the five-year-old son of Frankel at Group One level in Sydney in autumn.

Indian golfers arrive in New Zealand just as Indian cricketers depart

As the hugely popular Indian cricketers prepare to depart New Zealand, another group of world-class Indian sportsmen are preparing to arrive.

Takapuna Beach Cup - day two

Day 2 of the 13th edition of the Takapuna Beach Cup provided some very real challenges, for 97 crews in the 18Km, 35Km, and 42Km Change-Races! What an awesome thing to see!!

Tickner fit for Super Smash Grand Final

The Central Stags’ leading wicket-taker in this summer’s Burger King Super Smash has this afternoon been confirmed in a squad of 13 named for tomorrow’s Grand Final against the Knights at Seddon Park, Hamilton.

Matamata visitor scores in Southland Guineas

Matamata raider Weaponry made up for some bad luck at his last start when he stormed to victory in Saturday’s Listed ILT Ascot Park Hotel Southland Guineas (1600m) at Invercargill.

Surely Sacred stamps Derby credentials with Guineas victory

Lightly raced three-year-old Surely Sacred showed he will be awfully hard to beat in the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) in a fortnight when he scored handsomely in the Gr.2 Schweppes Avondale Guineas (2100m) at Ellerslie.

First win of 2019 for Currie at Challenge Wanaka

Braden Currie takes his first win of the season, in what he hopes will be the first 1st win of 5. This is a strategic year for Currie, as he takes all his learnings from the last 24months of racing.