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Spring Carnival opener brings a grin to Wheeler - NZ Racing Desk

There will be an uncommon sight on the first day of the Hawke’s Bay Spring Carnival at Hastings on Saturday - jumpers.

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the racing calendar has caused the unusual occurrence and one trainer that is pleased about the anomaly is John Wheeler.

Jurgensen set to become BLACKCAPS most experienced coach - NZC

Shane Jurgensen has signed on as BLACKCAPS bowling coach for another two years, extending his second tenure with the side after re-joining in 2016.

DFSNZ launches world-first te reo Māori anti-doping videos

Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) is celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori this week by launching a new video resource in te reo Māori, and enjoyed a Māori language moment on Monday.

'Paul Coll and Joelle King score wins in professional squash restart'

Two wins from two for New Zealand players, Paul Coll and Joelle King at the Manchester Open as professional squash returns after a six month hiatus as a result of Covid-19.

The Mitigator chasing further Group One success

Matamata trainer Peter McKay recites the old adage that it's tough at the top as he prepares Group One winner The Mitigator for Saturday's Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings.

Kelly Renee searching for maiden victory - NZ Racing Desk

Group One performer Kelly Renee will be looking to secure her maiden victory at Te Rapa on Thursday when she contests the SVS 3YO 1200.

Kiwi Ferns to celebrate 25th Anniversary year with Fetu Samoa Test - NZRL

International rugby league is returning to New Zealand soil as the World Nines Champion Kiwi Ferns are set to take on Pacific rivals Fetū Samoa come Saturday 7 November at Mt Smart Stadium.

Ruakaka resumption for Tiley mares - NZ Racing Desk

Group One performer Melt will kick-off her spring campaign in the Harcourts Tai Tokerau Trophy (1200m) at Ruakaka on Saturday.

'Interest on and off the track this weekend in the Best Bars Toyota 86 series'

The 2019-20 Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship season concludes this weekend at Hampton Downs with a non-championship day of racing and there’ll be plenty of interest on and off the track for the diverse field of racers.

'Kiwi squash stars Paul Coll and Joelle King return to tournament play'

International squash and the PSA tour hits the court this week for the first time since March with the Manchester Open featuring defending women’s champion, Kiwi, Joelle King plus countryman, Paul Coll in the men’s draw.